Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend
Who's excited for the Instagram pictures Questlove is going to post of Phoenix this weekend? I sure am. The Roots will be in town on Saturday, March 23, to play as part of McDowell Mountain Music Festival, plus, Questo will be dropping a DJ set at Bar Smith afterward. That's sure to yield some good pics, no? Thought they probably won't wind up on his IG feed, there's lots of other good shows going on in Phoenix this weekend. What shows? Read on, amigos. -- Jason P. Woodbury
The Roots are scheduled to perform at McDowell Mountain Music Festival at Margret T. Hance Park on Saturday, March 23.
Last Exit Live has been reborn, and this weekend its getting in on the McDowell Mountain Music Festival heat. As we've previously reported, Crescent Ballroom will also be hosting MMMF "after hours" events featuring nationally touring bands like Deer Tick and Orgone. Kleinlein felt like Last Exit Live could get in on the action as well.
The two bands who will get the honor of busting Last Exit Live's concert cherry will be Tempe favorites Dry River Yacht Club (who will appear on Friday, March 22) and Banana Gun (who are scheduled to perform on Saturday, March 23).
Meanwhile, North Carolina funk rock ensemble Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band will appear at Last Exit Live on March 27 and the venue's official bow takes place from April 3-6 during what Kleinlein calls its "grand opening week."
"We didn't really want to pick just one show and call it a grand opening," he says, "So it's kind of like a grand opening week." -- Benjamin Leatherman
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