Just Announced: Mostly Bears, New Found Glory, Asylum Street Spankers

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The lack of crossover between the Phoenix and Tucson scenes has always struck me as a little odd, not only because we're out here in the desert together, without another decent-size city within a five hour's drive of us, but because the music coming out of the scenes isn't all that different, really.

Maybe it's the spirit of diplomacy fostered by the Obama administration, but this has been a big week for intra-Arizona relations (that close game between the nationally ranked ASU Sun Devils and the hated UofA Wildcats may not have helped things). Not only has Calexico -- a Tucson indie band that is probably the most nationally respected indie act in AZ -- announced they're coming to Phoenix for the first time in two years, Mostly Bears (pictured), another act from that city down south has announced a show at Chyro Arts on February 13.

In a show of goodwill, demonstrating a commitment to detente, I've dispatched our most seasoned music writer, Serene Dominic, to do a feature on Golden Boots, a really great alt-country act that's going to SxSW and that is from -- gasp! -- Tucson. I want you to know there is a small chance I may be let go as a result of this bold decision, but I'm doing it anyway. Look for that story in three weeks.

Meanwhile, here are the rest of this week's announcements including New Found Glory, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Asylum Street Spankers and a video for Golden Boots' "Ghosts."



Asylum Street Spankers: Thursday, March 5, 8 p.m., $14. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Automatic Loveletter: With A Cursive Memory, & Tickle Me Pink Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Chyro Arts Venue, 1330 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-258-2329.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Thursday, April 16, 8:30 p.m., $15. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

Fleetwood Mac: Sunday, May 24, 8 p.m., $49.50-$149.50. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.

Flotsam and Jetsam: With St. Madness, Hellven, Ethnic Degeneration, & more Saturday, March 28, 5 p.m., $20. Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.

Charlie Hunter: Saturday, March 7, 5 p.m., $19-$24. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

J.D. Souther: With April Smith, Friday, March 20, 5 p.m., $24-$27. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

The Lives of Famous Men: With The Scenic, Thursday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., $10. Chyro Arts Venue, 1330 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-258-2329.

Lydia: With Black Gold, & Joshua James, Saturday, March 21, 7 p.m., $13-$15. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

Barry Melton: Sunday, March 8, 7 p.m., $8. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Mostly Bears: With Ninja Academy, Friday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., $8-$10. Chyro Arts Venue, 1330 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-258-2329.

New Found Glory: With Bayside, Set Your Goals, & Verse, Wednesday, March 25, 6 p.m., $18.50-$22. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

The Pepper Pots: With Hillstomp, Monday, March 23, 7:30 p.m., $8. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Leon Redbone: Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 p.m., $26-$30. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Thriving Ivory: With Company of Thieves, Friday, March 20, 7 p.m., $12. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

Kim Wilson All-Star Blues Band: Friday, March 6, 8 p.m., $20. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.


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