Weekend: Emperor X, Acidic, Tugboat, Nu Sensae, Jim Adkins

See also: Tugboat's Phillip Hanna Talks About the Band's Breakup, Final Shows, and What Happens Next

After six years, Tempe based weirdo rockers (it's a compliment) Tugboat are calling it quits.

"The idea was up in the air," Phillip Hanna told Up on the Sun's Christina Caldwell. "Because we kept thinking 'Oh, we've been doing this for six years. How long can we keep going?'"

Not much longer, but the band's final show this Saturday night at The Rogue should be an emotional affair. The band is joined by friends The Lot Casters, The Madera Strand, The Sweet Repose, and NEBA.

"If there's a legacy, I'd just like to be remembered for doing good, honest music," Hanna said. "We just kind of did exactly what we liked doing."

Tugboat's final gig is one of our must-catch gigs this weekend. Read on for four more.

Friday, March 23:

Up on the Sun favorite Emperor X will bring excellent bummer jams like this one to The Trunk Space.

SoCal alternative rockers Acidic brings its angsty sound to 910 Live in Tempe.

Saturday, March 24:

Tugboat is scheduled to perform at The Rogue Bar in Scottsdale.

Nu Sensae brings its taut sound to Meat Market Garment Factory.

Sunday, March 25:

Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World plays a special acoustic set at Crescent Ballroom benefiting EBB Foundation.

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