Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend
The post-holiday hangover is in full effect and it's more than a little funky. We're still finishing off the last of our Christmas leftover, trashing the remainder of the decorations and festive miscellanies, and trying to get our brainpans back into a normal schedule after all these mid-week holidays and three-day work weeks.
facebook.com/lymbycsystym Lymbyc Systym is scheduled to perform on Saturday, January 4.
We could use a couple of days off to readjust and hit the reset button before fully launching into the grind of 2014. And maybe check out a couple of great shows while we're at it. Like maybe any of the five (well, technically six) gigs happening this weekend in Metro Phoenix, including the return of the prodigal sons of Lymbyc Systym and a chance to rock 'n' roll all night.
That studio album contains the authoritative "Stop," the cheeky "Diggin' On James Brown" (a sincere ode to a musician who had an enormous impact on CS&THH's aesthetic), the extended pick-up line that is "Vehicle," and the psychedelic-rock-dyed "That's What Love Will Make You Do." The band's hooks and utter commitment to their form make their material especially invigorating. All this said, they are also astute enough to know when to pull back on the grins and gloss, such as when they covered the Sam Cooke classic "A Change Is Gonna Come" for 2003's If You Got The Blues... and focused on capturing the original's wistful melancholy first and foremost. -- Reyan Ali