Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend
That Tupac hologram probably gave the whole industry a scare, but for the moment it looks like tribute bands are safely ensconced as the only way you'll be able to see, say, Pantera live.
Melissa Fossum Sara Robinson at Los Dias De La Crescent 2013
A night of cover bands at the Marquee, don't-call-it-chillwave at Last Exit Live, the less-wordy parts of Graceland, and more make up this weekend's list of five shows to see in Phoenix. As always, if there's another show you're excited about, let us know in the comments.
Marquee Tribute Night - Marquee Theatre - June 14
People either love or hate cover bands. Some think they are fantastic tributes, while others think they are blatant rip-offs. Since 2011, Phoenix's Cowboys N Hell has displayed their Pantera-worthy talents on stage with some of the band's most beloved hits.
Read our complete interview with Cowboys N Hell, including their pick for best cover bands in town.
The four-piece is comprised of guitarist Josh Draskovic, vocalist Mike Niggl, bassist Steve Helmstadter and drummer Johnny Huggins, each playing their respective parts of that legendary Texas metal sound while adding some of their own Arizona outlaw edge.
Cowboys N Hell will play alongside an array of other tribute bands, including Grindhouse (Rob Zombie), Recipe for Disaster (Guns 'N Roses) and Powerslave (Iron Maiden) on June 14 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe.--Lauren Wise