Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Phoenix

P!nk is scheduled to perform Wednesday, February 13, at US Airways Center.
For every up there's a down. It's like reading the awesome news that Elton John plays on the new Queens of the Stone Age record the same day you read Christina Applegate is leaving NBC's Up All Night.. Bummer! So here's the bad news: It's Monday, which is the worst. But some good, too: There's some great shows this week in Phoenix.

So here you are: the top five must-see shows in Phoenix this week.

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Anthony Sandoval
Wooden Indian performs Monday, February 11, at Crescent Ballroom.
Monday, February 11: Wooden Indian, Tobie Milford, and North Brother Island @ Crescent Ballroom

Local boys Ross Andrews and Wally Boudway are very open about the love-hate relationship they have with Phoenix.

"The only thing we love as much as we hate Phoenix is Phoenix," the two quip on their Facebook page. The tug-of-war between love and hate seems to drive the duo's music. With a backing band comprised of Valley musical veterans, the duo form the dance-party blues band known as Wooden Indian. Influenced by such disparate sounds as Afropop, sunny '60s rock, and modern bands like Wilco and Animal Collective, Wooden Indian pits erratic psychedelic riffs against twangy folk melodies while keeping a pop sensibility that's easy to shuffle to.

It's kind of like a groovy contradiction in motion, fit for bringing joy and happiness to a city that's still discovering its musical identity (much like the band). -- Anthony Sandoval

Location Info

Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Yucca Tap Room

29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly US Airways Center)

201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Bar Smith

130 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Virginia G. Piper Theater at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

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