Top 5 Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend
Curious as to what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret. We've got the hook up on what shows you might be interested in attending over the next couple nights and days.
Courtesy Photo All-American Rejects are scheduled to perform at Liquid Sol on Saturday, March 15, at Sportsman's Park in Glendale.
This time around, our recommendations include a gig by the clever and amusing pop punk act Iron Chic tonight in Tempe, an appearance by legendary jazz/Latin/funk trumpeter Herb Alpert, and the all-day alt-rock festival Liquid Sol. And if those options don't suit your tastes, hit up our extensive online concert calendar for more choices.
In the meantime, here are our picks for the top concerts to see this weekend.
Iron Chic - Friday, March 14 - Yucca Tap Room
I'm sad to report that The Iron Sheik has nothing to do with New York melodic punkers Iron Chic. The iconic (and batshit insane) professional wrestler may appreciate some of the band's songs, even though they deal more with everyday angst than a rivalry with Hulk Hogan. "True Miserable Experience" sums up the band nicely, opening with a steady beat, distorted power chords, and a Gin Blossoms reference. And "Hey Jealousy" builds to the chorus of "I've run out of fuck to give."
Iron Chic's music traffics in in-your-face pop punk that undoubtedly will sounds better with a crowd of beer-chugging beardos turning choruses into gang vocals. And the song titles are rife with pop culture references and offbeat hilarity ("Castle Numbskull," "You Know What I Mean, Jellybean?") that have nothing to do with the lyrical content. It's part of the fun. "The World's Greatest Detective" is a nod to Sherlock Holmes, who isn't much of an authority on a question most millennials face with every paycheck: "How can we worry about retirement when we can't pay our rent?" -- Melissa Fossum