Concert Calendar for This Weekend: The Maine, Caecelia, The Funky Formal, George Bowman, and more

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Down AKA Kilo is scheduled to perform Friday at the Sets in Tempe.

This weekend's lineup of concerts isn't exactly big on star power. Sure, there are few major names scheduled to perform in the Valley over the next two nights (including local superstars The Maine, Latin hip-hopper Down AKA Kilo, and indie faves Caecelia), but the real highlight are small mini-festivials where a multitude of local bands will be performing.

There's Saturday night's Funky Formal at Club Red in Tempe, with its sultry combo of jazz, rock, and dancing; or perhaps KristmaZ KhaoZ (also on Saturday) at The Sets in Tempe, featuring close to a dozen local hard rock bands doing their thing. And don't forget the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday at the Rhythm Room, where a "who's who" among the Valley's blues scene will be performing.

The choice is up to you. Take a look at the following listings of all the major shows occuring from Friday until Sunday and decide where you're gonna be.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26:

Adventures in Parrotdise - A Tribute to Jimmy Buffet
[tribute band/rock]
8 p.m.
$20 (visit www.ticketforce.com)
Gila River Casino - Wild Horse Pass, 5550 W. Wild Horse Pass Rd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.

The Greatest Show on Earth No. 7
With Big Caz, Down AKA Kilo, M.E., Royal Fam, C. Thug, The Realizm Gang, 3 States Deep, Under the Influence, & more
[hip-hop]
7 p.m.
$20 (Call 602-578-1897 for tickets)
The Sets, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-829-1822.

The Maine
With The Cab, This Century, Hello Hollywood, & This Season's Love
[rock/pop/indie]
5:30 p.m.
$12-$15 (visit thevenue.homestead.com)
Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.

Michigan & Smiley
With Kindread, Purple Kush, & Selecta J-Cut
[reggae/dancehall]
8 p.m.
$15 (visit www.clubredrocks.com)
Club Red, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-966-4733.

Mike Bailey
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m.
$10 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-4422.

Phil Palisoul
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m.
$15 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27:

George Bowman
With Dr. Fish, Stan Devereaux, Ronnie Whitehead, Patte' Williams, Lady J, Kenny Williams, & Maxine Johnson
[blues/R&B/soul]
8 p.m.
$8 (visit www.rhythmroom.com)
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Caecelia
With Crash Coordinates, Capa to the Sun, The Modern, & The Amorous Heart
[rock/pop/indie]
6:30 p.m.
$10 (visit www.ticketweb.com)
Chyro Arts Venue, 1330 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480)258-2329.

The Funky Formal
With Sonorous, Of the Earth, Drunken Immortals, Scandalesque, Deja, La Liberata, Dr. Rev. Stephen Strange, & more
[rock/jazz/hip-hop/burlesque/dance/comedy]
8 p.m.
$10 (visit www.clubredrocks.com)
Club Red, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-966-4733.

Hot August Nights - A Tribute to Neil Diamond
[tribute band/rock]
4 & 8 p.m.
$20 (visit www.ticketforce.com)
Gila River Casino - Wild Horse Pass, 5550 W. Wild Horse Pass Rd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.

The Hunger Artist
With Yukon Ho!, Jace Carmichael, Greenwich, & Universal Spunk
[rock/pop/indie]
7 p.m.
$8 (visit www.ticketweb.com)
Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.

KristmaZ KhaoZ
With Room 33, The Fair and Debonair, Loren Battle, Acydia, Six Feet Between Us, Iwatchedherdie, Fallen Adrift, Amidst the Flames, Composer Meets Corpse, Part the Skies, & more
[rock/pop/indie]
6 p.m.
$10 (visit www.ticketweb.com)
The Sets, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-829-1822.

Robert Mac
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m.
$12 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-4422.

Phil Palisoul
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m.
$15 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28:

Arizona Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
With Chief Schabuttie Gilliame, Tommy Grills, Nightshift, George Bowman, Chuck Hall, Rocket 88s, Tommy Dukes, Margo Reed, Bob Corritore, Matt Roe, Brian Fahey, Johnny Rapp, Jim Dorholt, Hans Olson, Mario Moreno, Nancy Dalessandro, Rochelle Raya, & more
[blues]
6 p.m.
$5 suggested donation (visit www.rhythmroom.com)
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Brenda Lee
[country]
3 p.m.
$25-$50 (visit www.ticketforce.com)
Gila River Casino - Wild Horse Pass, 5550 W. Wild Horse Pass Rd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.

Phil Palisoul
[comedy]
8 p.m.
$15 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

-- Benjamin Leatherman


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