Over the Weekend: Phoenix Rock Lottery, George Strait, Slapshot, Remezcla PHX, and Stone Sour
So, how was your weekend? Ours was a pretty busy one as we attended a slew of shows, concerts, and gigs around Metro Phoenix, starting off with George's Strait's swan song at US Airways Center on Friday and concluding with White Denim's well-attended performance last night at the Crescent Ballroom. Plus, the Up on the Sun staff also attended the fantastic Phoenix Rock Lottery, Stone Sour's appearance in Tempe, Slapshot's rowdy night at the Yucca Tap, and even Remezcla PHX at the Monarch Theatre.
Melissa Fossum Jim Adkins performs with Bitch Choir during the Phoenix Rock Lottery on Sunday. Read the full review or see our slideshow. Maria Vassett George Strait on Friday at US Airways Center. See more via our slideshow.
How many songs does an artist have to play to make a great concert? 15? That's pretty sub-par for a headliner, but some acts skate by on it. 20? There are many renowned tenured musicians who operate at that number. With a reputation in music circles as King George, however, even that will not be enough.
How about 33? Last night, at the sold-out US Airways Center, George Strait fans that were lucky enough to be online in the first few minutes after tickets went on sale months ago, got their money's worth -- and then some -- 33 tightly woven and timeless ballads that encompassed the legacy of a true pillar of country music. -- Caleb Haley