Over the Weekend: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Califone, Justin Moody, and more
So, how was your weekend? Perhaps you got all up in the club, got in as much revelry as possible, or got yourself into one of the big concerts going on around town.
Jeff Moses The combination of Califone's Tim Rutili, Wooden Indian, and violinist Megyn Neff perform at the Icehouse on Friday, March 22.
Meanwhile, the Up on the Sun staff spent the past several nights hitting up shows like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' epic show under the stars at Heritage Square, gigs by folk artists Old Hours and Justin Moody at Axiom in Peoria, and a rip-roaring show by country superstars Lady Antebellum. Plus, we also witnessed a profoundly unique night of sounds offered by the merging of Califone with Wooden Indian, as well Destruction Unit and North Brother Island at the Icehouse.
In case you missed any of these must-see gigs, here's a look back at each.
Melissa Fossum Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at Heritage Square on Friday, March 21. See more photos from the show.
Whatever it was that you did yesterday that left you feeling awesome -- no matter how cool it was -- then good for you. But Sharon Jones still kicked your ass. Hell, like one of her Dap-Kings said when he was introducing the force of nature that is Ms. Jones, she kicked cancer's ass. In fact, I don't know what, if anything, you could've thrown in front of soulful songstress as she dominated downtown Phoenix's Heritage Square that she wouldn't have decimated with her overall badass-ness.
Her team of horn players and drummers came out first, followed by guitarists to back the Dapettes -- Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan, who also do the background vocals for Jones -- as they did a handful of tunes from their own upcoming record...Read More