Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend
If you want to see the Refreshments, who haven't played together as a band since 1998, now might be a good time to figure out whether you're legally allowed to go to Mexico.
I don't mean to spoil this week's Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend, but it might take you a little time to figure that out, and I wanted to give you a head start. If you're stuck stateside, there's still plenty to tide you over until the Refreshments play again in 2028.
Prehab - Martini Ranch, Scottsdale - June 7
Prehab wears its Mill Ave. connections on its sleeve--they were called The Bedspins during the Gin Blossoms administration, and their drummer, Philip Rhodes, was a Gin Blossom during the Gin Blossoms administration--and that's probably for the best; that unmistakeable mix of polished Marshall Crenshaw hooks and down-and-out benders would give it away if their press releases didn't.
It's been 20 years, though, and with most of their contemporaries broken up or yoked to the sound they made famous, Prehab is in the strange position of evolving a sound that others have left for dead. The harder-edged, knowing sound they bring to songs like "False Horizon" will definitely make you think of the scene they came from. But it'll also convince you that there are some new tricks left in those bright guitars and sad melodies.
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