You one of those people who sits around bemoaning the fact that "rock 'n' roll has, like, totally lost its spark,man
?" Well, allow us to introduce you to theatrical rockersFoxy Shazam
. Entertaining barely scratches the surface; Eric Nally and his circus of musicians put on one hell of a concert.
Last time they were in town, they performed with fellow show-stoppers The Darkness and held their own. A band that puts on such a lively performance is not to be missed.
American Idol Live! Tour 2012: Friday, July 27, 7 p.m., $29.50-$65. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.
Bouncing Souls: With The Menzingers, Sunday, July 8, 7 p.m., $16/$20. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
Corrosion of Conformity: With Torche, & Black Cobra, Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m., $18. 910 Live, 910 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480-966-0707.
Eternal Legends of Metropolis Records Tour: With Caustic, Everything Goes Cold, Mess &* Phetamine, 5arah, //she//, VeX, & more, Friday, July 27, 8 p.m., $10. Chasers Bar & Night Club, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.
Firewater: Thursday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m., $11/$13. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Foxy Shazam: Saturday, June 23, 8:30 p.m., $14/$15. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
King's Men Tour: With Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, & Israel Houghton, Sunday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m., $28.50-$95.50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Joe Krown Trio: Sunday, June 24, 8 p.m., $14. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Municipal Waste: With Black Tusk, Cave Dweller, Kama-Mara, Scattered Guts, & Alkumee, Tuesday, June 5, 6 p.m., $16. 910 Live, 910 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480-966-0707.
Murder By Death: With Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, &, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., $14/$16. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Wayne Newton: Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., $48-$68. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 480-782-2680.
Bob Schneider: Thursday, July 12, 7:30 p.m., $18/$20. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Melvin Seals, & JGB: Wednesday, July 25, 8 p.m., $17/$19. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Summer Slaughter Tour 2012: With Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job for a Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, Cerebral Bore, & Vivicide, Monday, July 23, 1:30 p.m., $27.50. Venue Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.
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[Tank] Sadisco*: With iVardensphere, W.A.S.T.E., Electronic Substance Abuse, //she//, VeX, 5arah, Blonde NOize, Wednesday, June 20, 8 p.m., $13. Chasers Bar & Night Club, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.
Carrie Underwood: Sunday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Price TBA. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.
Young Magic: With Quilt, Saturday, July 21, 9 p.m., $8/$10. Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, 480-966-9565.