Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

Categories: This Weekend

Valerie Miranda
Camilo Lara (a.k.a. Mexican Institute of Sound) is scheduled to perform at Monarch Theatre on Saturday.
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.

Luckily, if you're in the mood to get in a live show or two, there are 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 our choices for the must-see shows this weekend.

Timothy Norris

Mayer Hawthorne - Friday, February 7 - Marquee Theatre

Michigan native Mayer Hawthorne executes his throwback R&B with so much period precision that a casual observer might assume the stuff was rescued from the vaults at Motown. Listen closely, though, and Hawthorne starts distinguishing himself: "From the moment that I met you, I thought you were fine," he sings over an easygoing groove in "The Walk" from his 2011 album How Do You Do. "But your shitty fuckin' attitude has got me changing my mind." Tonight, Hawthorne visits the Marquee Theater in Tempe for a solo performance. -- Mikael Wood

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