The Pistoleros, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Dry River Yacht Club Over the Weekend

The Pistoleros, Ghetto Cowgirl and Dead Hot Workshop at Crescent Ballroom

Vintage jangle rockers Dead Hot Workshop, The Pistoleros, and Ghetto Cowgirl brought back a little of Mill Avenue's glory day sound to downtown Phoenix.

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Wooden Indian, Spafford, Dry River Yacht Club, Sugar Thieves at Crescent Ballroom

Ballrooms are traditionally designated for swanky soiree's and formal dance receptions. Since it's opening, Crescent Ballroom has played host to anything but traditional music ensembles and while it might be a tad shy of the opulence associated with venues of the same namesake, there's always a little dancing when the double doors sway open. Read more.

Fitz and The Tantrums at CityScape

So much for drinking that Red Bull. All I needed for some real energy was Fitz and The Tantrums.

Making their first appearance in Phoenix, the band brought a soulful and energetic sound, and once they stepped foot on the stage the crowd couldn't get enough.

The location, not known for live music, made for a diverse crowd. Kids and grandparents sang and danced along, "because everyone knows Fitz and The Tantrums likes to get down," lead singer Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick said. Read more, and see our slideshow.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.