Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

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Curious about 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?

Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

Friday, July 13: Rebecca & Fiona @ Wild Knight in Scottsdale

Swedish EDM duo Rebecca and Fiona are excited about coming to America. Like, really excited. "It's so fun to come to America, [where EDM] is exploding, where the big audiences are," says Fiona Fitzpatrick. "Honestly, it's a bit scary because it's so out of control. We're used to playing to specific audiences, but when the audience is so big and open-minded, it's a different kind of performance." The two split their time between DJing parties (as they will do at Wild Knight in Scottsdale) and singing live, as they do on their new record, I Love You Man. The album has all the bleeps and bloops of modern dance music, but the production is anchored by classic pop songwriting along the lines of Phoenix and Vampire Weekend (both cited by Fitzpatrick as influences).

"We wanted to make something that would last," Fitzpatrick says. "The electronic dance thing is very, uh, short-lived sometimes. A song is popular for a month and then people get tired of it, because it's so intensely played. All the DJs play it; it's all over the place. We wanted to make something that wasn't just contemporary, something you could have at home and listen to." But while the record is more ABBA than indie on the surface, Fitzpatrick says, there were some unlikely starting points. "We're very inspired by a band called Suicide," she says of the legendary electronic proto-punk duo of Alan Vega and Martin Rev. "It's so dark but melodic and catchy. We would almost call it party music, except it's really not." So should we expect an airing of "Frankie Teardrop" at the popular Scottsdale discothèque? Fitzpatrick laughs. "We wouldn't play Suicide at our shows." --Jason P. Woodbury

(Read more about Rebecca & Fiona.)

Location Info


Wild Knight - CLOSED

4405 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Sanctum - CLOSED

4343 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Celebrity Theatre

440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Showroom at Talking Stick Resort

9800 E. Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General


815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

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Katie Brodt
Katie Brodt

I realize the show got its own write-up, but shouldn't the Farewell Ball for Joel and the Gospel Review get a recommendation for must-see? :)

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