Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend
If you haven't already earned the opportunity to make your friends scrub through 40 minutes of crowd noise to hear you shouting "My wife!!" during between-songs banter, Zero Zero is offering you the chance. That and more among our five must-see Phoenix shows this week. (Check out our complete concert calendar here.)
Writers Guild Backpack Drive - Red Owl, Tempe - Friday, August 2
Backpacks are a big deal. I reached peak coolness the first day I went to school, as a kindergartener, with a backpack shaped like a Game Boy in the middle of a game of Tetris. (It was all downhill from there.)
Phoenix hip-hop collective Writers Guild gets that. They also get that not having a backpack is an even bigger deal than worrying about how you'll top your Game Boy one, which is why they're looking to collect 100 backpacks at Friday night's show in Tempe.
If you have a backpack to donate, take it with you and get into this show -- which features a packed bill in addition to Writers Guild -- for free. If you don't, your $10 ticket will go to buy school supplies and support Tumbleweed Learning Center.
You probably loved at least one backpack as much as I did. During Friday's backpack drive you can give another kid a chance to do the same self-identifying.