Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

Categories: This Weekend

Aubrey Swander
Night Beds are scheduled to perform Sunday, February 18, at the Sail Inn in Tempe.
Awesome 'ish alert: Drake and Riff Raff are collaborating. Yeah, totally. Along the same lines: It's the weekend, and all sorts of great shows are scheduled for Phoenix. We've gone ahead and rounded 'em up for you, including a broken-hearted industrial party at the Rogue, a night of experimental music at Crescent Ballroom, and the Phoenix-area debut of Night Beds, which blends alt-country tunefulness with soulful grooves, at the Sail Inn in Tempe. Read on!

Friday, February 15: Broken Hearts Ball Cupcake! @ Rogue Bar

Valentine's Day isn't all red roses, sweet treats, and sweet nothings. For those who've had their hearts pile-driven into the ground or become jaded about the onslaught of flowers, candy, and romantic treacle, the Hallmark-like hullabaloo surrounding the holiday is pure torture. We suspect that Friday, February 15, is one of their favorite dates on the calendar, as it brings an end to all the Valentine's madness for at least another year.

And the promoters behind the monthly Cupcake! dance party at the Rogue Bar, 423 North Scottsdale Road, will offer a suitable shindig that evening dubbed the Broken Hearts Ball, where those of bitter bent can celebrate the end of the V-Day hoopla.

Self.Destrukt and Defense.Mekanizm of Fallout.Shelter fame will spin dark tunes of the electro, industrial, and dubstep variety to match your dour mood and a variety of cupcakes will be available just in case you'd like to drown your sorrows in frosted treats. Roaming photographers, go-go dancers, raffles, giveaways, and a best-dressed contest are also promised. -- Benjamin Leatherman

Location Info


Rogue Bar

423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Nile Theater

105 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Category: Music

Axis/Radius - CLOSED

7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Sail Inn - CLOSED

26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

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Marc Oxborrow
Marc Oxborrow

OLD MAN MARKLEY and THE HAYMARKET SQUARES (Free Show!) -- gonna be a barnburner/roofshaker/scorcher/(insert adjective here)!

Mo Sberg
Mo Sberg

Alt-Country and Post-hardcore? Pffft

Jennifer Thorne
Jennifer Thorne

Banana Gun Live EP release at Sail Inn tonight and Sara Robinson & the Midnight Special album release at Sail Inn tomorrow.


You nailed it! I enjoyed the show, but the "sideshow" was distracting. Her vocals, acrobatics, and abdominals were impressive!

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