Most of this week's big announcements were already up here earlier this week when they broke -- Modest Mouse, Bruce Springsteen -- but we do have a few surprises on the next page. Like David Archuleta, the American Idol contestant who wastoo devoutly Mormon to sing the first verse of "Imagine"
at the Marquee. Should be interesting.
By the way, my friend Jess Harter pointed that Bruce Springsteen is the same night as the opening of Tempe Music Fest and the second night of Country Thunder. What am I covering? Well, I guess that depends on who's playing TMF (lineup, please!) but I sure hope to be able to support that instead of seeing that old goat Bruce Springsteen. As I've written before, it's a crime he's playing the Super Bowl this weekend, and I don't look forward to seeing him Sunday, or in April.
David Archuleta: Monday, March 16, 7 p.m., $25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Authority Zero: With Chaser, RAC, Raina-Fire, & Embrace the Dream., Saturday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m., $19-$20. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
AZ Juggalo Mini Gathering: With Intrinzik, Tilted Lids, 480 Underground, Kobolos, No Luck Records, Mars, & Masonic Mind., Friday, March 13, 6 p.m., $10. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Big John Bates and the Voodoo Dollz: With Dexter Romweber Duo, & Green Lady Killers., Monday, March 30, 7 p.m., $9. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Cold: With Killer and the Star, & From Dark., Tuesday, April 14, 7 p.m., $13-$15. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
William Fitzsimmons: Tuesday, March 31, 8:30 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Neil Halstead: Thursday, March 12, 8 p.m., $10-$12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Modest Mouse: With Mimicking Birds., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m., $35. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Never Shout Never: With Mercy Mercedes., Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m., $10-$12. PHiX, 1113 Grand Ave., Phoenix, 602-252-7449.
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Semi Precious Weapons: Friday, March 6, 7 p.m., $6-$8. The Sets, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-829-1822.
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band: Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m., $70.20-$100.20. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.
Ten Out of Tenn: With Griffin House, Katie Herzig, Tyler James, Jeremy Lister, Butterfly Boucher, KS Rhoads, Matthew Perryman Jones, Andy Davis, Trent Dabbs, & Erin McCarley., Sunday, March 22, 8:30 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Vetiver: With Richard Swift., Saturday, April 11, 8:30 p.m., $10-$12. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.