Over the Weekend: Panic! at the Disco, Crush Music Festival, Augustines, and More

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Jessica Obert
Panic! at the Disco performs at Marquee Theatre in Tempe on Friday. See more photos via our slideshow.
If you just happened to blow town on Friday in honor of the big three-day weekend, you sort of missed a lot, concert-wise. Suffice it to say, there were some epic shows over the past 72 hours or so, including wild performances by Panic! at the Disco at Marquee Theatre in Tempe and The Lawrence Arms at Pub Rock in Scottsdale on Friday, as well as a dual release show by .decker and Field Tripp at The Sail Inn.

And on Saturday, one of the most unique encores ever happened during a gig by the Augustines at Crescent Ballroom, a ribald Genitorturers show was staged at the Marquee, and the beyond-packed Crush Music Festival took place over in Mesa.

Here's a rundown of everything you may have missed out on from the weekend.

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Ben Garcia
decker. performs at The Sail Inn last night.

St. Valentine's Day Massacre - The Sail Inn - 2/14/14

There is a stark contrast between the playing styles of Field Tripp's Dan Allmond and Brandon Decker. To wit: Decker appears to be a driven perfectionist looking to squeeze every bit of soul out of each note, while Allmond seems content as long as there is music in the air, more so if he happens to be the one making it.

And though their personal styles may clash, their music most certainly does not. For Valentine's Day, the two groups laid it down at The Sail Inn with a co-headlining performance during their dual release party Friday night...Read More


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Jessica Obert
Panic! at the Disco performs at Marquee Theatre in Tempe on Friday. See more photos via our slideshow.

Panic! at the Disco - Marquee Theatre - 2/14/14 (VIDEO)

Brendon Urie probably never thought he'd be the only original member standing from his band Panic! at the Disco, but being the sole survivor didn't seem to bother him while performing in front of a sold-out crowd at Tempe's Marquee Theatre Friday night. Heck, pretty much the whole Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! tour, named after the band's current album, has been sold out.

As drummer Spencer Smith, the only other original member, is off getting help for addiction, Urie didn't have any trouble commanding the young crowd, who gobbled up his backflips, flirtatious banter, and shirtless performances during the nearly 90-minute set...Read More.


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