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Me Vale Madre is scheduled to perform Tuesday, February 12, at Yucca Tap Room.
Tuesday, February 12: Me Vale Madre @ Yucca Tap Room

If you need to brush up on your Español, the phrase "me vale madre" is slang for "I don't give a fuck." When guitarist Tony Patiño was 6 years old, he was gifted a t-shirt featuring four pissing dudes wearing sombreros with the Spanish phrase written on it. It was, of course, the perfect name for a band.

"Spanish, being the romantic and beautiful language that it is, takes this aggressive, lackadaisical, and indifferent attitude, and makes it beautiful," PJ Waxman, Madre's guitarist and lead singer explains via e-mail.

Waxman, who is in Yellow Minute, also used to play in Valley buzz band Dear and the Headlights, says he doesn't "want to ride on the coat tails of past successes."

That's fine, because I sort of sense Me Vale Madre is going to be something big this year, making something truly unique that grabs the genre by its teeth, shakes it like a chew toy, and tears it apart. -- Troy Farah

Read more about Me Vale Madre.

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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