Five Must-See Shows This Weekend
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun?
DJ Cheapshot is scheduled to appear Sunday, July 1 at the Release Pool Party.
Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
You're not going to get any argument out of us: John Fogerty is the voice of Creedence Clearwater Revival. That's no slight to John "Bulldog" Tristao, the gentleman who handles vocals for Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Tristao does a great job singing the classics, but no one is going to suggest that anyone could fill Fogerty's boots.
But if Fogerty is the voice, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, the rhythm section of both Revival and Revisited, are the heart and soul. Along with rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, they added the boogie to Fogerty's croon. Imagine the chooglin' grooves of "Run Through the Jungle" or "Fortunate Son" without that thumping backbeat. Oh, that's right, you can't.
Though post-Revival tensions have found Fogerty battling Cook and Clifford over the use of the name, the duo has won court skirmishes and kept at it, playing the hits like they'd do at Wild Horse Pass on Friday, June 29, at Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler under their own CCR banner, swapping "Revival" for "Revisited."
It will be a return home of sorts for Clifford, though he's not too keen on Arizona during the summer: "I'm a snowbird, I have a house there in Scottsdale. So I spend four months a year down there . . . but we have roots there. My father was born in Flagstaff, and his father is buried in Sedona." -- Jason P. Woodbury
5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ
7443 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ
1516 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ
3600 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ
9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ