Top 5 Concerts in Metro Phoenix This Week
If you happen to be suffering from a bad case of "Post-Coachella Depression" after spending one, or even two, weekends out in Indio, we've got a few suggestions on how to recover. First, give yourself a day or two to get your bearings back and decompress from the experience. Secondly, consider attending one of the many great concerts taking place around Metro Phoenix in the coming days, many of which feature Coachella artists.
Pamela Litky/Atlantic Records Grouplove is scheduled to perform on Wednesday, April 23, at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe.
While we understand said performances may not be as grand as the ones you witnessed during that epic, three-day party you attended out on the polo grounds, it might help lessen the doldrums and remind you that not only does life go on, but also that there's only about 51 weeks to go until Coachella 2015.
There's something in Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry's voice -- the way it floats just above the bass and synthesizers, its so-slight-you'll-almost-miss-it Scottish lilt -- that makes it always a little disarming when she drops an F-bomb. "So easy I bleed out / What the fuck were you thinking? / We are gonna fall if you lead us," she sings on 2013's The Bones of What You Believe standout "We Sink."
It's not that she sounds saccharine or "poppy" or any other dismissive adjective you'd care to throw at her, but the profanity tends to catch the listener off guard. And though it's easy to make too much of a curse word in a song, it somehow seems fitting for Chvrches in the way it suggests there's something more sinister -- more jagged or dark or uncomfortable -- behind these songs that are so easy to move to. The hooks are sharp enough to draw blood, maybe. -- Derek Askey