Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

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DakhaBrakha - Musical Instrument Museum - Friday

Move over, Gogol Bordello, a new "ethnic chaos" band is gathering the attention of American ears. Hailing from Ukraine, Kiev's DakhaBrakha offers a high level of musical and visual stimulation, turning a world-based palette of regional folk music into hypnotic, trance-inducing mystic revelations. The percussion-heavy quartet formed in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art (DAKH) through avant-garde theater director Vladyslav Troitskiy, leading to ornate costumes featuring tall hats, long braids, and bangles extending to the colorfully patterned drums and instruments.

Intoxicating, yes, but it's the music -- the triple harmonies and cross-cut vocals of Iryna Kovalenko (djembe, bass drums, accordion, percussion, bugay, zgaleyka, piano), Olena Tsibulska (bass drums, percussion, garmoshka) and Nina Garenetska (cello, bass drum), bolstered by Marko Halanevych's impassioned singing with darbuka, tabla, didjeridoo, accordion, and trombone accompaniment -- that truly captivates.

DakhaBrakha means "give/take" in the old Ukrainian language, which also provides the act's lyrical base. A fitting name, as the music starts on a platform of traditional Ukrainian melodies before incorporating African, Asian, Eastern European and Middle Eastern aspects into the mix. Add creative usage of effects pedals, and the resulting juxtaposition of styles and textures proves that what was once old can thrive as something new, fresh, and moving. -- Glenn BurnSilver

Location Info

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Pub Rock

8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Nile Theater

105 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Category: Music

The Monarch Theatre

122 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater

4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Talking Stick Resort

9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

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5 comments
Rick Rodinis
Rick Rodinis

#1 show to see in Phoenix this weekend in Johnette Napolitano at MIM tonight.

Shane Daigle
Shane Daigle

I think it should be called! Top 5 Must NOT See Phoenix Shows This Week and instead, go see Viking Progressive / Black Metal Gods Enslaved!

Shane Daigle
Shane Daigle

You gotta be kidding, right??? !!!Enslaved!!!!will be out tomorrow and its not mentioned?? Granted the gig is in Tempe ( close to Phoenix) Wow!!! Whoever posted this has TERRIBLE taste in music! Yellowcard?? Douche Bags!!

Brandon Brian
Brandon Brian

Everyone wants fuggin 80 $ to see a show pfffffff

Mike Chickenhead
Mike Chickenhead

if you wanna see actual music..go see lightspeedgo and girl boner at tempe tavern tonight!

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