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Incoming: Daedelus, Shooter Jennings, Macy Gray, Authority Zero, Rooney

Those with an obsessive wealth of useless, trivial knowledge (read: me) know that Rooney is lead by Robert Schwartzman, younger brother of former Phantom Planet drummer Jason and romantic interest in the 2001 coming-of-age Disney movie The Princess Diaries. Frankly, I'm surprised Rooney is still kicking around -- I haven't given the band much thought since they released the song "Blueside" in 2003. That was a kind of catchy tune. Two albums later and the band is still doing their thing, so kudos to them and kudos to Schwartzman for his fine acting chops.

Joining Rooney with just announced shows of their own are Daedelus, Shooter Jennings, Macy Gray and Authority Zero (in a rare, non-Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill show).

The rest of this week's non Anne Hathaway-wooing just announced shows:

Authority Zero: With Strung Out, & Fayuca, Friday, Dec. 31, 6 p.m.,
$10-$25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Jim Brickman: Sunday, Dec. 19, 3 p.m., $27.90-$111.35. Gammage
Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave. (Mill Ave. and Apache Blvd.), Tempe,

Combichrist: With Aesthetic Perfection, & iVardensphere, Saturday, Nov.
6, 8 p.m., $20-$25. The Venue Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale,

Daedelus: With The Gaslamp Killer, Free The Robots, & Samiam, Tuesday,
Nov. 2, 8:30 p.m., $13-$15. Club Red, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe,

Macy Gray: Friday, Nov. 5, 9:30 p.m., free. CityScape, Central Ave. at
Washington St., Phoenix.

Shooter Jennings: Thursday, Nov. 4, 8:30 p.m., $23.25. Rhythm Room, 1019
E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Leo Kottke: Friday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m.,
$46.45-$50.55. ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd.,
Paradise Valley, 480-596-2660.

James LaBrie: Thursday, Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m., $24-$25. Marquee Theatre,
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

DJ Andy Moor: With DJ Sean Essex, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 9 p.m., $10. 910
Live, 910 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe, 480-966-0707.

NeedToBreathe: With The Daylights., Wednesday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., $17-$20.
Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Rooney: Friday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., $15. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295
E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

The Sleeping: With PMtoday, Just Like Vinyl, Happy Body Slow Brain, &
more., Monday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m., $10. theUnderground, 105 W. Main St.,
Mesa, 480-559-5859.

Robin Trower: Thursday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., $30. Marquee Theatre, 730 N.
Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

The VeraGroove: Saturday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m., $10-$12. Marquee Theatre,
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

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Michael Lopez