Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend
The Wiley One - Last Exit Live - Saturday, December 21
After a 2013 spent playing approximately 75 shows, The Wiley One decided to take a break and assess their accomplishments. They decided one more show, something a little different, would be a solid ending to the year. "We've always wanted to do a live album," band founder Sam Wiley says. Despite being more than warmed up for another concert, the band has spent its time off working some newer songs into the set--including the unreleased "All in All" and the rarely performed "Seize the Day"--and adjusting arrangements for several of the tried and true numbers making more room for recent addition DJ P-Funk. "We want to add our new songs, but also improve on our older songs," Wiley confirms.
The results should be a fun-filled 90 minutes of The Wiley One's magic blend of blues, funk, hip-hop, reggae and dub that is nothing short of an infectious good time. Wiley's sound, often compared to Sublime and G. Love and Special Sauce, developed during a lifetime of music in a family of musicians, and influences as diverse as Pink Floyd, The Pixies and underground hip-hop. "I found a sound that just came naturally," Wiley says. And come Saturday, anyone will be able to add to it. -Glenn BurnSilver