Concerts

Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

When people ask what kind of music I like, I'm tempted to say, "Good music." I understand the need for musical terminology, but there's really too much good stuff to limit what you listen to. It's a lesson Zero Zero teaches well. Nicole Laurenne and Michael Johnny Walker have the garage rock thing locked down with The Love Me Nots, but the itch to experiment was too itchy to ignore, resulting in the sleeker, suaver, synth-ier Zero Zero. The band performs twice this weekend: at Crescent Ballroom and the Sail Inn, where they'll take part in decker.'s massive (mini-festival-like) CD release show. decker. could have found other like-minded indie folks acts to share the stage, but instead there's a packed and diverse lineup: The rocking Vagabond Gods, the psychedelic pop of Future Loves Past (and much more). It's that embrace-it-all attitude that makes decker.'s new LP, Slider, such a good listen. Embrace eclecticism with our Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend list. -- Jason P. Woodbury

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