Top 5 Concerts in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are scheduled to perform tonight at Heritage Square.
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 (check out our extensive online concert calendar for proof of such). In the meantime, here are five of the best concerts in Metro Phoenix this weekend.

Califone - Friday, March 21 - Icehouse

The Icehouse, so-called because it's an...um, former icehouse dating back to 1920 is well known for its cool art and music offerings. And on Friday, its going to get much cooler when Chicago's Califone, Tempe's Destruction Unit, and Phoenix's Wooden Indian join forces for an all-ages evening eclectic rock inside the venue's roofless Cathedral Room.

Headlining band Califone, known for its silky smooth moody sound that's just this side of Iron and Wine, is an L.A.-based trio that offers the kind of breathy indie rock perfect for Hollywood. Makes sense that frontman Tim Rutili spent time working on soundtracks for films such as The Lost, Interkosmos and the bull-riding documentary Rank. Meanwhile, Destruction Unit, which features Ryan Rousseau (formerly of the Reatards), produce a clattering of mind-bending noise that has gained love from Pitchfork and Noisey.

Wooden Indian, which is organizing the event, create gentle, hallucinogenic rabbit holes of psych folk. The night will also feature performances by Cherie Cherie, North Brother Island, and Los Puchos. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is free. -- Troy Farah

See Also:
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