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Introducing New Times' Concert Series, Saturday Sounds

Here at Up on the Sun, we spend a lot of time out in bars and venues watching live music and then lots more time thinking, discussing, and writing about it.

We have writers focusing on every aspect of the Phoenix music scene, reacting to it, interacting with it, and covering it in the most entertaining ways we can imagine.

One thing we haven't done for awhile is participate. And frankly, we think that should change. Therefore, we now present Saturday Sounds, a series of concerts curated by Music Editor David Accomazzo, that will take place the third Saturday of every month in February, March, and April. The first concert will be Saturday, February 21.

Some of these will be artists we've told you about before. Some of them we'll be introducing for the first time.

On the bill for the first concert will be neo-soul songstress Teneia, who comes to Phoenix by way of Mississippi; Strange Lot, a psychedelic rock band with a sound straight from a '60s experimental film; and Diners, whose breezy indie-pop has one foot in the hippie era and another in the present.

The concert starts in front of the Barnes and Noble at 7 p.m. with Teneia, and then continues over at the main stage with Strange Lot at 8 p.m. and Diners at 9 p.m.

We're obviously big fans of these bands, and we hope you'll enjoy them. So if you're in the area and down to hear some great live music, come down to Tempe Marketplace February 21.

Find any show in Metro Phoenix via our extensive online concert calendar.

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