Top Five Must-See Shows In Phoenix This Week
There isn't a Coachella this weekend, so far as I can tell -- neither a real Coachella nor The Real Coachella, which honestly seemed like a better time. That leaves us, globally, with a notable shortage of people listening to music in weird outfits and from strange campsites.
Yes, it's that Molly Ringwald.
These five shows might not be the best place to put on your ridiculous headdress, but they are a chance to see live music. So: Here are five must-see shows in Phoenix this week.
Wednesday, April 25 - Molly Ringwald - Musical Instrument Museum Music TheatreAre you a little surprised that it's actually Molly Ringwald who's performing music at the Musical Instrument Museum this week, and not some '80s-loving pop-punk band that appropriated her name while you (and she) weren't looking?
Well, me too, to be honest. But I shouldn't have been, apparently -- John Hughes' gamine muse (and Duckie's girl-that-got-away) began her child-star career performing with her father, jazz pianist Bob Ringwald, and released her first solo album, Except Sometimes, earlier this month. (Less than a year after the release of her first novel, 2012's When It Happens to You.)
Best of all, she's well-adjusted enough about her indestructible teen-dramedy image -- or at least a good-enough sport about it -- that the album features a cover of "Don't You (Forget About Me)." Like her novel, it's impressive (and pretty entertaining) for something you didn't know existed a couple of minutes ago. -- Dan Moore