I've never been sure why there isn't more of a rivalry between Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, but, aside from some boy drama, the two country-tinged pop princesses seem to co-exist happily.If you missed Swift's excellent show at Jobing.com Arena last month, you'll have a chance to check out what I can only imagine will be a much, much shoddier performance by Billy Ray's spawn in September.
A pretty poor substitute if you ask me, but still one of the more interesting shows in this week's slate of announcements.
Miley Cyrus: Friday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., $39.50-$79.50. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.
Arizona Fall Frenzy 2009: With Rob Thomas, Jason Mraz, The B-52s, Gavin Rossdale, & Colbie Caillat (on Sept. 18); Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, Slightly Stoopid, & Pepper (on Sept. 19); & Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, Ben Harper and Relentless 7, The Bravery, The Airborne Toxic Event, & Carolina Liar (on Sept. 20), Friday, Sept. 18, 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 19, 1 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m., $55-$60. Tempe Beach Park, 54 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, 480-350-8625.
Asleep at the Wheel: Saturday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., $36-$46. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Higley, 480-279-7190.
August Burns Red: With Blessthefall, Enter Shikari, & Iwrestledabearonce, Sunday, July 26, 6 p.m., $15. Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.
Bo Bice: Saturday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m., $28-$36. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Higley, 480-279-7190.
The Fremonts: Saturday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., $7. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Igor and the Red Elvises: Sunday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m., $10. [edit secondary] Sunday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Juvenile: Friday, June 26, 8:30 p.m., $25-$50. Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.
Lisa Lampanelli: Saturday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m., $42.75. Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Never Shout Never: With The Ready Set, Monday, June 29, 7 p.m., $12. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Owl City: With The Scene Aesthetic, & Brooke Waggoner, Saturday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., $13-$15. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
Papermoons: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m., $8. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
Sommore: Friday, July 31, 8 p.m., $43-$300. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
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Telefon Tel Aviv: With The Race, Thursday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Jimmy Thackery: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m., $13. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Walter Trout: Wednesday, July 29, 7 p.m., $20. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Wisin y Yandel: Friday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.