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  • Friday, Dec. 05, 2014

    DakhaBrakha

    This group is simply remarkable and like nothing else anywhere. They are one of the most exciting groups I've seen in a long time and they are making big waves world wide. Just check out just these critical reviews:

    Named Rolling Stone’s “Best Breakout” at Bonnaroo 2014

    “Word is out: this four-piece punk-folk-circus-rock band makes Gogol Bordello look like slow, lazy slugs by comparison.”—New York Music Daily

    There is really no way to describe them. They have to be experienced live. If you see no other concert this year, this should be the one you go to. Trust me!!! This will be my 3rd time seeing them live and I can't wait to see them again.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 09, 2014

    SHMU / CREEPERS

    Saw Zorch in Tucson a couple months back and can't wait to see Sam's other project SHMU! Stoked for Creepers and some of my favorite locals too.

  • Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

    Dom Moio

    only the best drummer in town. Looking forward to seeing the band lineup. Always good for some amazing jazz.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    Ryan Adams

    Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis together!? This will be the holiday event of the year!

  • Sunday, Dec. 07, 2014

    X

    I love the fact that for years X never played here in the Valley; now they are back every year during the holidays!

  • Sunday, Dec. 07, 2014

    Horse Feathers

    Just a lovely band with lovely tunes and lovely instruments. If you missed them at Crescent Ballroom, last time they were in town, you should definitely make the effort to see them, this time. If you saw them at Crescent, well, I'm sure I'll see you again, on the 7th.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac... with Christine McVie? Who knows if this will happen again?

This Ain't Kansas These shows will sell out soon

  • Friday, Dec. 05, 2014

    Blue October

    Sold out!

  • Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    Ryan Adams

    W/ Jenny Lewis. On sale now!!!

  • Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

    Cold War Kids

    w/ Elliot Moss. On sale now!

  • Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

    Spoon

    On sale now!

  • Sunday, Dec. 07, 2014

    X

    w/ The Blasters. On sale now!

  • Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

    Dr. Dog (early show)

    Early show w/ HANNI EL KHATIB

  • Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

    Dr. Dog (Later Show)

    Late show w/ Hanni El Khatib

  • Friday, Mar. 13, 2015

    Pot of Gold Music Festival

    Lineup: Bastille, Awolnation, Girl Talk, Bleachers, Chromeo, Future Islands, Joywave

  • Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015

    Pot of Gold Music Festival

    Lineup: Kendrick Lamar, Slightly Stoopid, SchoolBoy Q, Dirty Heads, Kongos, Expendables, Tribal Seeds, Grieves, Aer

  • Sunday, Mar. 15, 2015

    Pot of Gold Music Festival

    Lineup: Fall Out Boy, Rebulation, Milky Chance, New Politics, Echosmith, Big Data, Knox Hamilton, Katastro

  • Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015

    VIVA PHX

    The major downtown music fest returns! 100+ BANDS / 20 VENUES / 1 NIGHT IN DOWNTOWN PHX! Info coming soon!

  • Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

    Fitz and the Tantrums

    On sale now!

  • Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

    Bob Corritore Taboo Album Release featuring Junior Watson, Fred Kaplan, Kedar Roy, & Richard Innes

    Phoenix-based Bob Corritore is one of the most active and highly regarded blues harmonica players on the scene today. His sympathetic, yet fiery harmonic playing has been featured on over fifty releases to date and he is recognized nationally for his many roles in the blues as a bandleader, club owner, record producer, radio show host, arts foundation founder, and occasional writer.

  • Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

    Moya Brennan: An Irish Christmas

    Celebrate an Emerald Isle holiday with Irish icon Moya Brennan. After catapulting to fame as the voice of the renowned, GRAMMY-winning group Clannad, Brennan became of the most recognizable figures in Irish music. Inspired and illustrated by photographs of Ireland taken by her husband, Tim Jarvis, “An Irish Christmas” offers holiday tradition and a dash of romance.

  • Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

    Moya Brennan: An Irish Christmas

    Celebrate an Emerald Isle holiday with Irish icon Moya Brennan. After catapulting to fame as the voice of the renowned, GRAMMY-winning group Clannad, Brennan became of the most recognizable figures in Irish music. Inspired and illustrated by photographs of Ireland taken by her husband, Tim Jarvis, “An Irish Christmas” offers holiday tradition and a dash of romance.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 02, 2014

    Ben Watt

    A solo acoustic and electric performance

    Ben Watt began his career as an experimental solo folk artist in the early 1980s and is best known for his subsequent nine-album, twenty-year career as a best-selling recording artist with Tracey Thorn in Everything But The Girl (1982-2002).

    Stepping back from the mainstream, Watt co-founded the underground London club night, Lazy Dog (1998-2003), and with it his DJ career (including residences at The End London, Cielo New York, and We Love Space Ibiza). In 2003 he established his own indie record label, Buzzin’ Fly, specializing in electronic dance music. Sister alt-indie imprint Strange Feeling launched in 2006. In 2010, Watt became a resident DJ on BBC 6Music’s flagship electronic show, the 6Mix.

    Watt parked Buzzin’ Fly in 2013 to focus on his own work again. He completed his acclaimed second book Romany and Tom, a memoir about his parents and the post-war years, childhood, and old age. Published in early 2014 it followed his 1996 memoir Patient, which was shortlisted for Esquire Book of the Year and voted a Sunday Times Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

    Next, Watt wrote and recorded Hendra, his first solo album in thirty-one years. Released earlier this year to wide acclaim, Hendra marks a return to Watt’s guitar-playing and songwriting folk roots, and features contributions from Bernard Butler, Ewan Pearson, and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.

    “A master of detail and quietude. . .Watt has returned to highly cultured, intimate songcraft.”—NPR

    “Self-described as a ‘a folk-rock record in an electronic age,’ Hendra’s pure, stripped-down sound is a welcome break for Watt as a regular DJ and head of deep-house/techno label Buzzin’ Fly.”—The Guardian

  • Friday, Dec. 05, 2014

    DakhaBrakha

    Named Rolling Stone’s “Best Breakout” at Bonnaroo 2014

    “Word is out: this four-piece punk-folk-circus-rock band makes Gogol Bordello look like slow, lazy slugs by comparison.”—New York Music Daily

    “Insistent song melodies, gathered partly from the band’s trips to Ukraine’s villages, developed and made rich, fierce, dark and wild by overlaying and criss-crossing them, over grinding, propulsive textures of drums, wild cello, wheezing accordion, reedy-squealing zhaleika and bagpipe, bubbling trombone, narrowing focus to heart-rending, impassioned solo vocals.”—fRoots magazine

    “The splendidly named DakhaBrakha, sit on a raised platform, beating the hell out of a variety of percussion instruments, and the effect is wildly exciting”—The Daily Telegraph

    “So mesmerizing that you cease worrying about meaning and just go with the flow”—The Guardian

    DakhaBrakha was created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art “DAKH” by the avant-garde theatre director Vladyslav Troitskiy. Theatre work has left its mark on the band performances – their shows have never been staged without the scenic effects. “We decided to create a new style of music that consists mainly of our native Ukrainian folk motifs, with some African-styles added in. We also combine Arab, Bulgarian, and Hungarian ideas. DakhaBrakha collects the components of its repertoire during our expeditions. We go out to villages, pitch our tents and visit local babushkas and ask them to sing their folk songs. We record them and use them in our compositions,” says the band.

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