Incoming: Jason Mraz, Pennywise, Jeff the Brotherhood
Guess who's looking a lot older and more strung out than last time anyone saw him? Good ol' Jason Mraz. You'd think that someone who has "the remedy" would easily be able to keep himself from looking like an aging schlub of a musician. Au contraire, mon frère. Simply observe -- he looks something like a cross between Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Concords and smooth jazz legend Kenny G.
Remember when Jason was on the rise and nobody could figure out how to pronounce his last name? These days, nobody can even recognize his face. Which isn't too big of a deal -- he's got a big enough name to land a gig at US Airways Center, where he'll be bringing his folk-pop to town this summer.
Jason Mraz, Pennywise, Jeff the Brotherhood, and other artists will be pleasing the locals with new music in the coming months.
The rest of this week's shows after the jump...
AN21: Saturday, June 2, 10 p.m., $10-$25. Axis/Radius, 7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, 480-970-1112.
Blind Pilot: Tuesday, July 10, 8 p.m., $15-$17. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
The Cult: With Against Me!, & Icarus Line, Friday, June 22, 6:30 p.m., Price TBA. The Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Larry Hernandez: Saturday, June 9, 8:30 p.m., $35-$85. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Independence Day Music Festival: With Miranda Lambert, & Darius Rucker, Tuesday, July 3, 5:30 p.m., $22-$89. Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, 480-362-9467.
Jeff the Brotherhood: With North Dakota, Thursday, May 17, 8:30 p.m., $10-$12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Bob Log III: Friday, June 22, 10 p.m., $10-$12. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Morning Teleportation: With Nico's Gun, Saturday, May 19, 10 p.m., $8-$10. The Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, 480-966-9565.
Jason Mraz: With Christina Perri, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m., $34.75-$54.75. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-2000.
Pennywise: Thursday, May 24, 6:30 p.m., Price TBA. The Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Psychostick: With Detox, Killing Spree, Souless, Miso, & Prone to Wonder, Friday, May 18, 6:30 p.m., $10. The Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Quintron and Miss Pussycat: Thursday, June 21, 8 p.m., $11-$13. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Jonathan Richman: Thursday, June 28, 8 p.m., $13-$15. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.