Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

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Nancy Whang is scheduled to perform Friday, September 7, at Bar Smith.
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun?

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

Friday, September 7: Nancy Whang @ Bar Smith

Indie diehards cried into their PBRs when Nancy Whang and the other members of LCD Soundsystem went their separate ways last spring, bringing one of the most lauded and influential dance-punk acts of the Aughts to an unfortunate end.

Thing is, Whang probably didn't return the favor and shed any tears after the Pitchfork darlings called it quits, as the quiet-voiced keyboard queen and vocalist seemingly is satisfied with working on new material with DFA labelmates Holy Ghost! and The Juan MacLean or DJing at chic clubs and hip after-parties in NYC and other cities around the world. Case in point: She will perform a headlining DJ set at this weekend's Sticky Fingers at Bar Smith, 130 East Washington Street, on Friday, September 7, when you're likely to hear tracks from the DFA catalog and some of her own material, as well as possibly some post-punk, nu-disco, proto-house, and other hyphenated subgenres.

Britain noise artist Blak Nite also will make a guest appearance, and Tempe synth-pop trio Vial of Sound will perform a live set. -- Benjamin Leatherman

Location Info


Bar Smith

130 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

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910 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ

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Yucca Tap Room

29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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Marquee Theatre

730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

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