Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend
Hear that? It's the clock counting down the hours until your weekend begins and it's nearing the magic moment known as quitting time. To help the time pass more quickly, you might consider what it is you'll actually be doing during the next couple days and nights of work-free bliss.
Courtesy of Relentless Beats Dieselboy is scheduled to perform on Saturday, January 18, at the Monarch Theatre.
Luckily, if you're in the mood to get in a live show or two, there's more than a few options to choose from over the next 72 hours (eyeball our extensive online concert calendar for proof of such). And then there are the must-see shows this weekend, which run the gamut from explosive EDM to exotic world must and beyond.
Society is obsessed with culture clash. Stories of different countries making love and starting wars, cuisine fusions and foreign customs -- people eat it up, day after day. But what else society is craving nowadays? A rowdy new democracy.
And the music industry wants the same.
Enter The Aristocrats, three musicians who craft intricate, layered music with the unpredictable walk of jazz and the energy of classic rock, along with a peppering of fusion metal and a twinge of the blues, inspired by a love of their influences: Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, and Led Zeppelin.
When asked what three words he would use to describe the band, though, bassist Bryan Beller uses those three words: "Rowdy new democracy." Beller, known for his work with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, James LaBrie of Dream Theater, Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa), and Dethklok, garners influence from bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers and one of music's most controversial acts, Rage Against the Machine, so his statement makes sense. He chose the most obnoxious instrument he could find -- the upright bass -- when his parents wanted him to be in orchestra as a child. -- Lauren Wise