A great week for show announcements, as we've got indie faves The Black Lips, Cursive, Gaslight Anthem, and The Little Ones coming.
Oh, and Fall Out Boy. You know, for kids.
The Black Lips (above) have a druggy, melodic sound they call "psych-punk," which strikes me as something like The Stooges playing Stephen Malkmus. Cursive is a post-hardcore act from Omaha signed to Saddle Creek which is still apparently touring on the strength of a decent 2006 album, Happy Hollow. Gaslight Anthem, a favorite of Up on the Sun's newest contributor "Psyko" Steve Chilton, has that Jersey Shore sound that's pretty popular, post-Hold Steady. Personally, I don't give a fuck about Bruce Sprinsteen, but I'll be checking out the show at The Clubhouse. The Little Ones had one of my favorite songs of the decade "Oh, MJ" (video on the jump) though their latest seemed a little lackluster. Read on for the full slate of just announced shows.
After Midnight Project: Sunday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., $8-$10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
Black Lips: With Flowers Forever., Friday, April 17, 8 p.m., $12-$14. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Cursive: With Ladyfinger, & Little Brazil., Sunday, March 15, 8 p.m., $15. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Fall Out Boy: With Cobra Starship, All Time Low, Metro Station, & Hey Monday., Friday, April 3, 4:30 p.m., $36. Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. (at University Dr.), Mesa, 480-644-2560.
Gaslight Anthem: With Heartless Bastards, & A Death in the Family., Tuesday, April 21, 7 p.m., $13-$15. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Joshua James: With Brian DeMarco., Sunday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., $8-$10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
Kinch (EP release show), Gospel Claws, Holy Rolling Empire, Alaska and Me, & more: Friday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., $10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
The Little Ones: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m., $8. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
Peelander-Z: With Father's Day., Sunday, March 29, 7 p.m., $8. Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Ave., Phoenix, 602-256-6006.
Sleepy Sun: With Larkin Grimm., Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m., $8-$10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
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T.S.O.L.: With Black President, Dephinger, & Die Ignorant., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., $14. The Sets, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-829-1822.
Robin Trower: Sunday, May 31, 6:30 p.m., $30. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
We Shot the Moon: Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m., $10. Chyro Arts Venue, 1330 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480)258-2329.
A Wilhelm Scream: With Move Forward, My Mind, Rumspringer, & more., Sunday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., $10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.