Concert Calendar for This Weekend: Theresa Andersson, Bob Log III, The Slackers, and More

Categories: This Weekend
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Theresa Andersson is scheduled to perform on Sunday at Modified Arts.
The holiday season is finally over, which means we're close to the end of the interminable "dry period" of big-name concerts as band's put away their egg nog and start touring again.

So who's on tap for this weekend? Cutie-pie indie sensation Theresa Andersson, that's who, as well as visits to the Valley by weirdo Tucson rocker Bob Log III, hip-hop hero Abstract Rude, ska pioneers The Slackers, and other performers.

the rest of the rundown of who's scheduled to perform from tonight until Sunday is after the jump.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 2:

Abstract Rude
With Parable Paul, The Insects, Canyon Animals, Antranomus, CCS Crew, & Span Phly
[hip-hop]
7 p.m.
$12-$15 (visit www.thesets.com)
The Sets, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-829-1822.

Bobby Collins
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m.
$25 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

BoomboxXx
With DJs Brook B., Adam John, Rob Kwik, & Louder
[breaks/house/electro/dubstep/drum 'n' bass]
9 p.m.
$5 (visit www.mystaz.com)
Myst, 7340 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale, 480-970-5000.

Sean Dillin
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m.
$10 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-4422.

Esterlyn
[Christian rock]
7:30 p.m.
$10 (visit www.ticketforce.com)
The Church at Arrowhead, 7902 W. Union Hills Dr., Glendale, 623-572-7902.

A Promise to Fail
With In Your Honor, Baileys Window, Six Foot Solution, Silence of the Aftermath, Hellen Keller, & Red Storm Rising
[rock/indie]
6:30 p.m.
$10 (visit www.ticketweb.com)
UB's, 1911 W. Broadway Road, Mesa, 480-962-9000.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 3:

Bugs Bunny on Broadway
With The Phoenix Symphony
[classical/opera]
7 p.m.
$15-$45 (visit www.phoenixsymphony.org)
Symphony Hall, 75 N. Adams St., Phoenix, 602-262-7272.

Bobby Collins
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m.
$25 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

Sean Dillin
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m.
$12 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-4422.

Long John Hunter
With Bad News Blues Band
[blues]
8 p.m.
$8 (visit www.rhythmroom.com)
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Lycia
With Audra, Bella Lune, DJ Manchester, DJ Æternum, DJ Darksouldealer, & more
[industrial/goth/rock/new wave/Britpop]
8 p.m.
$7 (visit www.myspace.com/mardigrasbar)
Club Mardi Gras & VooDoo Lounge, 8040 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale, 480-970-5707.

Psychadelic Rock & Blues
With Harold Aceves, Major Lingo, The Overtones, The Noodles, Back Up & Push, and more
[rock/blues/acoustic]
8 p.m.
$10 (visit www.clubredrocks.com)
Club Red, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe

Matthew Reveles
With Dakota Jeane, & What Laura Says
[rock/indie/acoustic]
9 p.m.
Free (visit www.myspace.com/yuccatap)
Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-967-4777.

A Step Ahead

With Soren, Peachcake, Good With Grendades, Rescue the Future, & Go Great Guns
[rock/indie]
6 p.m.
$10 (visit www.ticketweb.com)
The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

Weird is the New Cool
With Captain Squeegee and the Soap Suds, Sinclairs Revenge, Let Fate Decide, Tonight We Have Rhythm, KPT 602, Fatter Than Nancy, & Thunder Thief
[rock/indie]
6:30 p.m.
$10 (visit www.thesets.com)
The Sets, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-829-1822.
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 4:

Theresa Andersson

With Courtney Marie Andrews, Gita, & Merrily
[indie/acoustic]
7:30 p.m.
$5-$6 (visit www.statesidepresents.com)
Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.

Bugs Bunny on Broadway
With The Phoenix Symphony
[classical/opera]
2 p.m., $15-$45 (visit www.phoenixsymphony.org)
Symphony Hall, 75 N. Adams St., Phoenix, 602-262-7272.

Bobby Collins
[comedy]
8 p.m.
$25 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

Sean Dillin
[comedy]
8 p.m.
$10 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-4422.

LillipuShun Showcase
With March Against Fear, The Anatomy of Suffering, Ansel Wilco, The Shroud of Atrophe, With Hell Comes War, Oceans Will Part, & more
[rock/indie]
6 p.m.
$10-$12 (visit www.thesets.com)
The Sets, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-829-1822.

Bob Log III
With Al Foul, & Lolita Haze
[rock/experimental/Americana]
7:30 p.m.
$10 (visit www.rhythmroom.com)
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

The Slackers
With 2 Tone Lizard Kings, & The Braskies
[ska]
9 p.m.
$13-$15 (visit www.statesidepresents.com)
The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

-- Benjamin Leatherman


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