Top Five Must-See Shows In Phoenix This Weekend
Prince will not be playing anywhere this weekend. He's surprised me before, but I'm willing to make the call now and just be wrong if he shows up at "Rock the Purple," which is not what you think it is, probably.
In his stead: Lydia comes home in support of their first album post-hiatus, iamwe actually does rock the purple, and Bell Biv DeVoe doubles our existing regional supply of sampled drum hits.
Lydia - Crescent Ballroom - May 3
It is maybe difficult to be the other nationally recognized, emo-tinged band to come out of Arizona in the aughts, but so far the pressure hasn't cracked Lydia, who return to Arizona Friday night on one of their infrequent visits back home.
After a 2011 hiatus, the band--minus founding member Steve McGraw, who left shortly before their farewell tour--is touring on their self-released fifth album, Devil, which came out in March. From Indian Lakes, Sweet.Talker, and Murrieta will open.
- The New Lydia, plus four more local bands we'd like to see back together.
- Arizona's Lydia does it for the fans.