Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

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Saturday, February 16: City in the Sea @ Nile Theater

Hardcore tends to breed fierce loyalty to the "underground" scene, and Scottsdale-based metalcore band City in the Sea is no exception. Their raw, brutal passion stems from gritty basement shows, where the acrid air is thick with swampy humidity.

Its five members -- all between the ages of 18 and 21 -- have performed with genre standard-bearers like The Word Alive and Greeley Estates since forming in 2009, and they bring a heavy dose of pure metal energy to their melodic post-hardcore sound. Tattooed and sweaty, the band plays to the kind of fans who are almost as much fun to watch as the show, clawing over each others' backs and running up on stage.

The band's debut EP, The Long Lost, is available on iTunes, but new tunes from their forthcoming LP demonstrate that the band's initial bursts of glory are far from their last. -- Lauren Wise

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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

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)!

Sam Beckett
Sam Beckett

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.

marnie_wong17
marnie_wong17

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

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