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The Weekend Concert Roundup

April 27, 2012 | 3:50 PM | Sound | By Maxfield Barker

It’s Friday afternoon and that means it’s time for us to bring you some of this weekend’s best live entertainment. Let us get the Weekend Concert Roundup started.

It’s the weekend and we’re feeling a bit funky and if your are too, go see KC and the Sunshine Band tonight at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Lovers of Ska or anyone who loves a great show, check out the Aquabats, playing tonight at Tempe’s Marquee Theatre. The Crescent Ballroom, one of Phoenix’s newest venues (and one of our personal favorites) hosts some amazing talent, especially tonight’s performance by MarchFourth Marching Band.

Who doesn’t love Kenny Loggins? If you’re in Glendale Saturday night, check out the legend himself. Tickets are only $1 – $5. No one appreciates a blast from the 90’s past quite like us. That’s why we’re definitely going to see Dru Hill Saturday night at the Celebrity Theatre. Festival season is just getting started. This Saturday the Chickstock Music Festival in Cave Creek celebrates women in music and will feature Grammy winning artist Lucinda Williams.

As always, we like to treat Sunday as a relaxing getaway. The MIM in north Phoenix will host Stephen Cook’s, an ASU School of Music Doctoral Candidate, “Picture Rachmaninoff.”

The Weekend Concert Roundup

April 20, 2012 | 12:30 PM | Sound | By Maxfield Barker

The weather is officially starting to heat up and so is the concert season. As summer draws closer, what better way to beat the heat than standing in the middle of a crowd where people are sweating more than you. We love concerts. Seeing how it’s Friday, it’s that time once again for the Weekend Concert Roundup.

For all of you born again hippies and hipsters, it is the final weekend for Coachella. If you’re lucky, you might be able to find cheap tickets somewhere. We really just want to see the Tupac hologram again. Tonight at Comerica Theatre in downtown, we highly recommend you check out Florence + the Machine. Florence Welch and the machine in the U.S. on 15-city tour. If you’re anywhere near Tempe tonight, make your way over to the Sail Inn to see The Love Me Nots. This rock band is playing in a fest to combat Coachella, cleverly called NOchella Fest.

On Saturday, as we previously mentioned this week, Four Peaks Randomonium will be happening all day at Tempe Beach Park. Enjoy live music from some awesome local acts. Our favorites: Black Carl. If you want to see an… interesting show, straight out of Japan, Guitar Wolf will be in Scottsdale Saturday night for some rock and roll.

After all of that partying and great music on Friday and Saturday, we’re fans of taking it easy on Sunday. It’s Sunday Funday right? Well if you want to class it up, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is performing at the Orpheum Theatre at 8 p.m. For those of you who don’t know, The Legend of Zelda is a series of video games that have been around for over two decades now. The music in each game is elegantly composed and worthy classical music lovers from everywhere.

The Weekend Concert Roundup

April 13, 2012 | 12:30 PM | Art & Entertainment | By Maxfield Barker

Friday, our favorite part of the week. Now that the work week is over, you might be asking yourselves what to do with the weekend. Well, we’re here to help. Let us begin the Weekend Concert Roundup.

Country Thunder is back! From April 12 to April 15, make your way to Florence, AZ for a weekend filled with country music and beer. Headlining acts include Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton and Alan Jackson.

Grunge music legend Eddie Vedder will be playing at Comerica Theatre tonight at 7:30 p.m. Though his music style has changed over the years, Vedder is guaranteed to put on one amazing show. Suzanne Vega, 90’s music star, will be at the MIM tonight, performing some of her classics like “Tom’s Diner.”

Classic rock band Kansas, responsible for “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry On My Wayward Son” will be in the Valley Saturday night. Playing at Ovations Live! at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Kansas will go on at 8 p.m. Arizona’s version of a music fest, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival, will be happening this weekend, featuring over a dozen different acts and bands.

Calling all cool cats and jazz fans. The Arizona Jazz Festival starts this Saturday and will continue on through Sunday. Hosted at the Wigwam Golf Resort, you want to miss this fest.

Weekend Concert Roundup

March 30, 2012 | 4:30 PM | Art & Entertainment | By Maxfield Barker

It’s Friday, and what a lovely Friday at that, and that means it is time for the Weekend Concert Roundup. Let’s take a look at some of the great shows going on around the Valley this weekend.

Chandler Center for the Arts presents Joan Rivers tonight at 8:00 p.m. Watch what you are wearing to tonight’s show, we would want you to be on her next Fashion Police episode. North Dakota, no not the state, but the all female three-piece indie rock band will be at Tempe’s Fort Wanderlust tonight as well. If you find yourself in downtown Phoenix, make a stop over the Crescent Ballroom to see White Rabbits, a NY transplant rock band worthy of your viewing pleasure.

Saturday is a great night for entertainment. Jane Krakowski will be performing at the Virginia G. Piper Theater at 8:00 p.m. You might recognize her from TV show 30 Rock as the one and only Jenna Maroney. Krakowski will be impressing the audience with her stunning voice, singing some of her favorites and standards from her The Laziest Gal in Town show.

Do you wish you were around for Led Zeppelin when they were in their prime? Well, you can get the next best thing. Led Zep Again will be at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Saturday night. If you’re feeling a little exquisite this weekend, then the Phoenix Symphony Hall is where you should be on Sunday. Starting at 2:00 p.m. the Phoenix Symphony will play classics that make your heart skip a beat. On the opposite side of the spectrum, industrial music pioneers Mindless Self Indulgence will make an appearance in Tempe Sunday night. Check out MSI at the Marquee Theatre at 6:30 p.m.

The Weekend Concert Roundup

March 23, 2012 | 12:30 PM | Sound | By Maxfield Barker

It’s the weekend and that means it is time once again for us to bring the best music and entertainment going on around the Valley. Shall we get the Weekend Concert Roundup started?

Let’s kick off the weekend with a show by legendary singer, songwriter, guitar player, and actor, Kris Kristofferson. Beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Celebrity Theatre, here’s where you can get tickets. Romeo Santos, who for the second year in a row claimed the title of “Latin Songwriter of the year” by ASCAP Latin Music Awards, will be playing tonight as well, at Jobing.com Arena.

If you feel like a laugh tonight, why not check Sinbad and pretend like it’s the early 90s again. If that sounds like fun to you, make your way over to the Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. On Saturday, for all you Floyd lovers, The Pink Floyd Experience comes back to the Valley, at Comerica Theatre at 8:00 p.m.

It’s a good weekend for local music and the Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix. That’s because local folk-punk rockers Andrew Jackson Jihad will playing at the Crescent Saturday night. What’s more? Jim Adkins, of one the biggest acts to come out of AZ, Jimmy Eat World, will be playing at Crescent the following night at 8:00 p.m. Probably best to just camp outside Crescent this weekend.

The Weekend Concert Roundup

March 9, 2012 | 4:00 PM | Events | By Maxfield Barker

It’s that time again for the Weekend Concert Round up. Let’s take a look at some of the best shows going on around the Valley this weekend.

Rap sensation Oddfuture will playing at Tempe’s Marquee Theatre tonight at 6:30 p.m. It’s going to get rowdy, but any real hip hop fan wouldn’t miss this one. Janiva Magness, singer and songwriter, will be Phoenix tonight as well, performing at the Rhythm Room at 9:30 p.m.

For the blues lovers out there, Margaret T. Hance Park will be home to Blues Blast 2012 this Saturday, hosted by the Phoenix Blues Society. Hance park is located in downtown Phoenix. The Pretty Reckless, led by the captivating Taylor Momsen, will be at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale and starts 6:30 p.m. on Saturday as well. Some of you may remember Taylor as Cindy-loo in the 2000 movie The Grinch (check out this then and now photo).

Known for his wild antics and brilliant stage performance, Andrew W.K. will be rocking out at the Marquee Theatre Sunday night. On Monday night at the Comerica Theatre, the one and only Willie Nelson performs at 7:30 p.m. Now we know it’s this weekend, but we have to mention that Radiohead will in the Valley Thursday, March 15.

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The Weekend Concert Roundup

March 2, 2012 | 3:00 PM | Sound | By Maxfield Barker

It’s that time of the week again to bring you some of the best entertainment hitting the Valley this weekend. Let’s get the Weekend Concert Roundup started.

The one and only Red Hot Chili Peppers are in town tonight at Jobing.com Arena. It’s gonna be, well, hot. For tickets, click here.

Los Lonely Boys will be at Chandler’s Center for the Arts tonight at 8 p.m. This trio, made up of the Garza brothers, takes cues from classic rockers like Stevie Ray Vaughn and Santana. You won’t want to miss this night filled with rock and roll. For more info, click here.

If you’re feeling classy this weekend, check out the Phoenix Symphony on Saturday night at 8 p.m. Don’t forget your monocle and top hat for this concert at the Phoenix Symphony Hall.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, revolutionary punk band Agent Orange will be playing at Tempe’s Clubhouse Saturday, March 3 as well. And to top Saturday off, country music star Clay Walker, will be performing at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill at 8 p.m.

Indie rocker cutie Jenny Owen Youngs, famous for her song featured on the hit show Weeds, will playing at Crescent Ballroom on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. For more info click here.

The Sunday A’Fair concert series at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts continues this weekend with plenty of great acts to see.

The Weekend Concert Roundup

February 24, 2012 | 1:30 PM | Art & Entertainment | By Maxfield Barker

Finally Friday is here and we are ready for the weekend, how about you? Well if you don’t have plans yet to Shop, there is plenty of great music in the Valley this weekend. Let’s get the Weekend Concert Roundup started.

Tonight South Mountain Community College will be hosting the SMCC Jazz Festival featuring Marion Meadows, the tenor saxophonist will be playing with feature student performers and ensembles, show starts at 7:00 p.m. and tickets $10. The Compound Grill will be home to Marmalade Skies tonight at 9:00 p.m. Marmalade is a musical tribute to the Beatles.

If you’re near downtown Phoenix Saturday night and ready to dance, be sure to check Boxcar Strainsun and Kip Killagain at the Modified at 9:00 p.m. If you’re feeling nostalgic for the 80s then Trilogy at Ecanterra in Queen Creek has the show for you, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will be performing an intimate set together.

Relax on Sunday afternoon with the Bad Cactus Brass Band at the Desert Botanical Garden part of its Music in the Garden series, for more information click here.

The Weekend Concert Roundup

February 17, 2012 | 1:30 PM | Sound | By Maxfield Barker

There is plenty of good music and entertainment going on in the Valley this weekend, including a tribute to honor the recently slain Deputy Sheriff William Coleman and other fallen officers killed in the line of duty.

Tonight will be a night filled with laughter with Kathy Griffin performing at Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix and funny man Tom Green performing at the Tempe Improv Comedy Club. Friday night will also feature Toni Braxton singing her heart out at Talking Stick Resort at 8:00 p.m. and 90s sensation Boyz II Men will be singing their hits and new material at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino at 8:00 p.m. as well.

Featuring multiple great local bands, The Heroes Music Festival will be held at Brix Wine Spot at Stagecoach Village Saturday from noon – 5:00 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the family of Deputy Sheriff Coleman through the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Memorial Fund. If you like good music and want to give back, this is the perfect fest for you.

Local music legend Walt Richardson will be featured at San Tan Brewing Company’s Acoustic Sundays this Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Nothing’s going to stop British glam rockers, The Darkness from rocking out at the Celebrity Theater Sunday night. Show starts at 7:30.

The Weekend Concert Roundup

February 3, 2012 | 3:00 PM | Art & Entertainment | By Maxfield Barker

It’s that time again for this weekend’s concert roundup. Let’s take a look at some of the great music being featured in the Valley.

Forming in 1978, punk rock legens Social Distortion will playing Tempe’s Marquee Theatre tonight at 6:30 p.m. As we reported earlier this week, the Blake Eyed Peas’ own Will.i.am will be performing at the Phoenix Open’s Birds Nest tonight as well. Or if you feel like having a calm Friday night, head over to ASU’s Gammage Theatre in Tempe to check out Menahem Pressler, German-American pianist who will be playing with the ASU Chamber Orchestra at 7:00 p.m.

Release your inner Irish this Saturday with Celtic Nights: Journey of Hope, playing at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts at 8:00 p.m. Local singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews will be performing at the Crescent Ballroom, for more info click here. Don’t forget to check out the closing band of the Phoenix Open, 80s cover band Flashback Heart Attack, playing Saturday night. Take a load off this Super Bowl Sunday and head over to the Sail Inn for their weekly Reggae Party at 8:00 p.m.


The Weekend Concert Roundup: Wilco, War & More

January 20, 2012 | 12:30 PM | Art & Entertainment | By Maxfield Barker

It’s that time again for another weekly Weekend Concert Roundup and we’re pretty excited about all the shows going on in the Valley this weekend.

Legendary funk band War will be hitting up the Celebrity Theatre tonight at 8:30 p.m. War, what is it good for? Great music, that’s what. For tickets click here. Get your laugh on Friday and Saturday night with Steve Rannazzisi, of the popular FX show The League, performing at Phoenix’s Stand up Live, show starts at 9:45 p.m. Friday and 7:00 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday is a great night for some rock ‘n’ roll. Local bands Black Carl and KNESSET will be playing Tempe’s Sail Inn, starting at 10:00 p.m. you won’t want to miss this one. Wilco will be in Tempe Saturday as well, at ASU’s Gammage Auditorium, show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Head to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Sunday to relax with the Virginia G. Piper Piano Series featuring Simone Dinnerstein.

Image via War

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