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Incoming: Rocky Votolato, Quiet Riot, The B-52s, Ronny Cox, Smith Westerns, Toro Y Moi


I don't think I've ever been this excited for such a  fortuitous list of just announced shows. Joining Smith Westerns in the frenzy are Rocky Votolato, Quiet Riot and The B-52s.

The rest of this week's non-overly-biased-by-myself just announced shows:

The B-52s: Saturday, April 30, 8 p.m., $36-$100. Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.

Black 'n' Blue: With 68 Guns, Hollow, & more., Saturday, March 26, 7 p.m., $15-$20. Club Red, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-966-4733.

Ronny Cox: Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., $18-$20. Cave Creek Coffee Co., 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, 480-488-0603.

Database: With DJ William Fucking Reed, & DJ Prince $$., Friday, March 4, 9 p.m., $7. Bar Smith, 130 E. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-229-1265.

Freddie Gibbs: With Big Pooh, Tanya Morgan, Rocc C, Roqy Tyraid, & more., Saturday, Jan. 29, 8:30 p.m., $15-$17. Chasers Bar & Night Club, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.

George Jones: Thursday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., $42.50-$125. Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.

Monsters of Bass Tour: With Freq Nasty, Marty Party, Opiuo, & more., Sunday, Feb. 27. 910 Live, 910 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe, 480-966-0707.

Of Mice and Men: With I Set My Friends On Fire, Sleeping With Sirens, Woe Is Me, & The Amity Affliction., Saturday, March 12, 6:30 p.m., $12. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.

Quiet Riot: With Dagger, Suicide Circus, Trick Wiles, Phoenix and Dragon, Impulsive Aggression, Dagg Nabbit Stubbs, & more., Friday, March 4, 7 p.m., $20-$25. Club Red, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-966-4733.

Rock Star Fantasy Jam: With Kip Winger, Mili Matijevic, Phil Lewis, & Stacey Blades., Saturday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., $20. Club Red, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-966-4733.

Smith Westerns: With Yuck., Thursday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m., $8. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Smoking Popes: Saturday, March 19, 8 p.m., $12-$14. The Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, 480-966-9565.

Toro Y Moi: Monday, March 21, 8 p.m. The Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, 480-966-9565.

Rocky Votolato, & Matt Pond: Sunday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Wovenhand: Friday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m., $10. The Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, 480-966-9565.

Young Dubliners: Saturday, Feb. 26, 9 p.m., $15-$17. The Compound Grill, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-585-5483.

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Michael Lopez