Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

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James Patrick
Zero Zero is scheduled to perform Friday, October 5, at Rogue Bar in Scottsdale.
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, October 5: Zero Zero @ Rogue Bar

The first step is always the hardest, and while the members of Phoenix's Zero Zero have been busy the past four months -- writing songs to fill an album, generating international indie radio airplay, and making a video -- the "electro fuzz" trio has yet to step on a stage. That changes Friday with an album-release party.

Singer Nicole Laurenne and guitarist Michael Johnny Walker formed Zero Zero while on hiatus from the Love Me Nots, adding drummer Nick Ramirez. Experimenting with "synth-ier ideas," garage-rock guitars, minimalist drumming, electro-pop elements, hip-hop, floaty vocals, and "whatever grabbed us" entered the mix. "We basically poured our instincts onto the tracks and tried not to second-guess ourselves too much," Laurenne says.

While the single "Drug" offers a raw edge in a pop-infused melody over Laurenne's breathy femme fatale vocals, "Tear It Up" is a starker, gritty experience of fuzz and fur and sinister undertone like a soundtrack for a '60s cop show. "Zero Zero's overall sound is pretty modern, but it also has a lot of elements that come directly from retro influences," Laureene says. "It's a product of being here in the 21st century, listening to what's going on now, but remembering how we got here." -- Glenn BurnSilver


Location Info

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Bar Smith

130 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Rogue Bar

423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Mesa Amphitheatre

263 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ

Category: Music

Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater

4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General


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