Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

Categories: This Weekend

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It's a big weekend for shows, to say the least. Or, to rephrase, a weekend that's filled with big shows. You've got the nu-metal gods of Korn headlining KUPD's holiday show tonight while Snoop Lion Snoop Dogg Nemo Hoes Snoopadelic doing his DJ thing in Scottsdale on Saturday. And, of course, True Music Festival tomorrow at Salt River Fields -- arguably the biggest concert of the fall -- starring Wiz Khalifa, The Flaming Lips, Bassnectar, Capital Cities, and plenty more.

But if none of those options suits your tastes, be sure to check out our extensive online concert calendar.

One More Time - Crescent Ballroom - Friday, December 13
Looks aren't everything, but when you're in a tribute band worth its salt, they can mean a hell of a lot. If you're playing, say, Slash in a Guns N' Roses homage, you need a top hat, curly black hair, a wordlessly cool aura, etc.--or at least worthwhile approximations thereof--to fill the part. One More Time have it easy by comparison. The Phoenix-based Daft Punk tribute don replica chromed helmets and electroluminescent costumes (which, admittedly, probably cost a pretty penny), take a dark stage and voilà! One of the dudes under the headgear could be Carrot Top's doppelgänger, but that doesn't make an ounce of difference.

Outfits aside, OMT promote themselves as "the first and only realistic tribute of their kind." The duo emulates their French forebears' Alive tour from 2007, with OMT even hauling around a full-scale pyramid stage to accomplish that goal. Like their inspirations, the DJs behind One More Time eschew the direct spotlight; in one interview, they went by just the initials of R and B. Still, for all this seductive anonymity, the project has a charmingly bland origin story. "We made the first set of helmets and wore it to our friend's Daft Punk-themed party in Tucson years ago," the pair told Arizona Foothills Magazine in June. "From there, things just spawned out of control." -- Reyan Ali

Location Info

Venue

Map

Salt River Fields

7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Maya Day and Nightclub

7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Marquee Theatre

730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Comerica Theatre

400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

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