Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend
This weekend in Phoenix: The '80s comes together to listen to Cyndi Lauper, the Phoenix music community comes together on a new record (and some old ones), Harry Potter fans come together to listen to songs about Harry Potter, and the Trunk Space comes together to eulogize Noodle.
Was someone ever really this cool?
This weekend's five must-see Phoenix shows are a lot of coming together, basically, so just figure out who you want to come together with and point yourself in the right direction. (View our complete concert calendar here.)
Scattered Melodies - The Sail Inn, Tempe - June 21
Phoenix has plenty of things going against it when it comes to uniting the local music scene. The venues that most often book local acts are often miles and miles apart, forcing fans to hop on freeways and drive up to an hour to see their favorite bands.
One thing the Phoenix music scene does have going for it is projects like Scattered Melodies, a rhythm duo that employed nine different singers and several guitarists for its upcoming album, A Collective Agreement. The album is a testament to the current buzzing within the local community, a growing, diverse collection of talented artists who span a variety of genres.
These are the artists who make it a point to head to The Sail Inn, the Rhythm Room, and Yucca Tap Room each night to support local bands. As Last Exit Live marketing director Matty Steinkamp says, within the past five years, the Phoenix music scene has witnessed a transformation in how bands support one another -- and the Scattered Melodies project is a perfect example of new alliances being formed within the Phoenix music community. --Nicki Escudero