Taylor Swift is coming to town on Tuesday, May 28, at Jobing.com Arena. And...never has the thought of the pending apocalypse been so appealing.
Sure, Swift has her vocal detractors (like me), but her new album, Red was released in October and quickly sold a whole bunch of copies, which is something that artists of almost any caliber are having trouble doing these days. Plus, Swift herself wrote nearly 75% of the album herself, so...that's something to be proud of.
Of course, I'm a lot less "bah humbug" about another upcoming show...
As I was listening to some old school jams the other day, it was Warren G and Nate Dogg's "Regulate" that made me perk up and say out loud to a room full of strangers, "I forgot how much I dig this song." Well, for those like me, you're in luck. Warren G is hitting the Valley on Thursday, January 10, strangely enough, at Martini Ranch. So...mount up.
The Airborne Toxic Event: Monday, April 1, 6:30 p.m., Price TBA. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Augustana: With Lauren Shera, Friday, Feb. 1, 8:30 p.m., $16/$18. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Blues Control: With Eddy Detroit, Friday, Feb. 15, 9 p.m., free. Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-967-4777.
Cam'ron: Sunday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., $22. Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.
Warren G: Thursday, Jan. 10, 10 p.m., $15-$20. Martini Ranch, 7295 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.
G-Eazy: Sunday, March 10, 7:30 p.m., $14/$16. Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.
Grupo Fantasma: Thursday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m., $13/$14. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Arlo Guthrie: Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m., $32/$50. Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644-6500.
Night Visions Tour: With Imagine Dragons, Atlas Genius, & Nico Vega, Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., $22/$25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Om: Friday, Feb. 15, 8:30 p.m., $12. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
The Residents: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m., $24/$27. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Rick Ross: Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m., $37-$57. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
The Ruby Suns: Tuesday, March 12, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Taylor Swift: With Ed Sheeran, Tuesday, May 28, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m., $44.75-$144.75. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.
Chelsea Wolfe: With King Dude, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m., $11/$13. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
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