Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend

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Melissa Fossum
This weekend is Prince Eve. We understand that.

But if you're unable or unwilling to part with the kind of money it takes to see Prince in something smaller than an arena, you can divert yourself with any of these coming attractions:

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Melissa Fossum

Saturday, April 27 - Wet Electric @ Big Surf Waterpark, Tempe

Electrical currents and water don't mix -- just ask '70s-era singer Claude François, sometimes lauded as the French answer to the Beatles, who died trying to fix a defective light bulb while in the bathtub.

But don't let that mishap spoil your fun this weekend if you're planning on getting simultaneously charged up and soaked at Wet Electric. The nine-hour rave spectacular is once again lapping at your doorstep, this time at Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe. Given Wet Electric's eye-popping history of artists (including, but not limited to, The Crystal Method, Paul Oakenfold, EC Twins, Dada Life, and Darude), this year should be another pool party you'll never forget.

This year's lineup features Eric Prydz, Swanky Tunes, Sharam, Eddie Halliwell, Chris Garcia, Tony Arzadon, Dean Mason, and plenty more to whet your electric appetite. -- Troy Farah (Read more.)

Location Info


Big Surf

1500 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Marquee Theatre

730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Hollywood Alley - CLOSED

2610 W. Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ

Category: Music

Pub Rock

8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

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Dario Loredo
Dario Loredo

Lamb of God at The Rialto Theatre next month in Tucson with Rome. Stoked about this one.

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Formerfriends Ofyoung Americans

Oh Jason Patrick Woodbury I miss you already! I think this is the 2nd NT list of must-see shows going on this week that have little or nothing to do w/ local bands. Hey, looking for something to do to wet your whistle before the giant over-priced mega star hits town? Here's a bunch of other over-priced things to do featuring quasi pop touring acts or bro-orgies (brorgies?). The one thing on this list worth noting or attending is the shoegaze show at Hollywood-Alley on Saturday. Otherwise, just bring back Martin Cizmar and be done with it already New Times. Oh, what's that? He's still chasing the Hooves? Maybe you can find a new editor that will latch on to the most uninteresting untalented hotel wreckers in the local scene while telling everyone not to waste there time on anything else except Dave Matthews at Cricket Pavillion. I call bullshit :)

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