Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

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One of the bands you can see this week around Phoenix has a famous song called "A Praise Chorus." Another of the bands you can see this week titled the first song of their first album "Penis."

See which one of those bands is Jimmy Eat World after the jump!

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Mushroomhead - Marquee Theatre - May 6, 2013


Metal act Mushroomhead is rarely mentioned in the mainstream music media, and if it is mentioned, it's usually because it's being compared to Slipknot. Not that the comparisons don't make sense -- both bands are similar-sounding seven-piece groups in creepy masks.

Except Mushroomhead has been around since 1993 (Slipknot was formed in '95), and its sound is closer to a fusion of Slipknot, Disturbed, and whatever Jeffrey Dahmer probably listened to in his apartment.

Take, for example, "43" off the self-titled debut album, in which an off-key music-box melody is the backdrop for crunching drums and froggy, dragging vocals. Originally a side project for several Cleveland-area musicians, Mushroomhead was playing in front of 2,000 people alongside metal band GWAR by the time it had booked a second show. -- Lauren Wise

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Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Paramount Theatre

420 N. Florence St., Casa Grande, AZ

Category: General

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