Thursday, April 16, 2009

Weekend Concert Calendar: Black Lips, M. Ward, Record Store Day

It is definetely a busy weekend in Phoenix. On top of some really great shows lined up for this weekend this Saturday is Record Store Day. For those not familiar with Record Store Day, this is your opportunity to come out and support your local independent music retailers, enjoy some good music, and pick up some very cool and very rare music from bands such as Blitzen Trapper, Wilco, Silversun Pickups, and many many more. Be sure to check out our full preview of this years 2nd Annual Record Store Day later today.

As always be sure and check out for a list of all shows and events happening this weekend.


Where: The Clubhouse
When: 8:00 PM Showtime
How Much: $12-$14
Why: Atlanta's Black Lips have built up quite a reputation for putting on some legendary live shows. I've never seen them live but if footage I've seen of their performances are indication that reputation is well earned.

Who: Turn Back O Man, Matthew Reveles
Where: ASU Downtown Civic Center
When: 7:00 PM Showtime
How Much: Free
Why: Two of Phoenix best local musical acts performing for a free live show.


Where: Marquee Theatre
When: 6:30 PM
How Much: $26-$30
Why: This is the Scottish quartets first appeareance in the Phoenix area. Should be a great show that features a quality opening act with Born Ruffians.

Where: The Trunk Space
When: 6:00 PM Showtime
How Much: $6
Why: Fizzle Promotions presents another all star line-up of bands.


Who: M. Ward, Victoria Williams, The Watson Twins
Where: Marquee Theatre
When: 7:00 PM
How Much: $20
Why: M. Ward is one of my favorite musicians around today. Whether it's his solo stuff or his collaboration with Zooey Deschanel for the group She & Him M. Ward can do no wrong in my book.
Listen: M. Ward-"Rave On"

Who: Junior Boys, Max Tundra
Where: The Rhythm Room
When: 8:00 PM
How Much: $14
Why: The Canadian pop-dance duo of Jeremy Greenspan and Matthew Didemus aka Junior Boys make some very cool music and are sure to get your ass shaking.