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The Grandest Night of the Season @ The Rogue Bar

Sundressed, Diners, Green Line Operator, and Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold are among the well-regarded local acts performing Saturday at the Rogue Bar, but the headline fact of The Grandest Night of The Season is just what it's benefiting: the memory of Dan Somers, a local musician whose suicide in June grabbed national attention because of its indictment of the U.S. government's treatment of military veterans. All proceeds from the event, which starts just after noon at the Rogue Bar and runs past midnight, will go to Somers' final expenses, as well as to assist veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, which likely led to the Lisa Savidge singer's death. The bill, which runs 14 deep at last count, is filled with bands that Somers worked with, enjoyed, or just befriended during his time on the Phoenix music scene. If you can't get to Scottsdale that day, donations are being accepted for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors as well as Team Rubicon.

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Dan Moore