Friday, April 3, 2009

Weekend Concert Calendar: Bonnie Prince Billy, Calexico, Leonard Cohen

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There are a ton of great shows happening this weekend in Phoenix. Here are the ones that we recommend and for a full list of all the shows happening this weekend check out


Who: Bonnie Prince Billy, White Magic
Where: Modified Arts
How Much: Sold Out
When: 10:00 PM Showtime
Why: There is a good reason this show is sold out. Bonnie Prince Billy's new album Beware is the seventh album recorded by Will Oldham under the moniker Bonnie Prince Billy and continues the tradition of excellence that previous Bonnie Prince Billy albums have had. From what I hear the band touring with Oldham is super tight and should make for a great show.

Who: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Where: Arena
How Much: Tickets $65-$95
When: 8:00 PM Showtime
Why: It's Bruce Springsteen, what other reason do you need to go see this show?


Who: Calexico, Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta, Salvador Duran
Where: Heritage Square(7th Street and Washington)
How Much: Tickets $20
When: 8:00 PM Showtime
Why: Tucson legends Calexico are coming to town for their first headlining set since 2006 in support of their album Carried To Dust. Should be a great show.

Who: Dry River Yacht Club
Where: Stinkweeds
How Much: Free Show
When: 3:00 PM Showtime
Event details Dry River Yacht Club.
Why: If you haven't had a chance to see Dry River Yacht Club yet then head down to Stinkweeds this Saturday for a free show. Free show + good music = no reason not to miss a great show.


Who: Leonard Cohen
Where: Dodge Theatre
How Much: $82.50 - $250
When: 3:00 PM Showtime
Why: This is Leonard Cohen's first American tour in 15 years. This is one show that should not be missed.

Who: Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson
Where: Chandler Center for the Arts
How Much: $48-$68
When: 3:00 PM Showtime
Why: Any time you get a chance to see Lou Reed and help out a good cause while doing it is more than enough reason to go see this show.