5 Must-See Concerts This Week, 6/16 to 6/19
Frank Nash Electric 6 is one of the concerts we recommend you see this week.
The flow of music coming into Phoenix is trickling to a summer-induced halt, so make sure you get out to see shows while you can. Check out these five recommendations, and if you don't see anything you like, check out our comprehensive concert listings for many more options.
Alex Pelissero was one of the people behind the Danger Zone, a short-lived DIY venue in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to helping maintain welcoming places for people to play, Pelissero, as Jack's Smirking Revenge, also writes wonderfully profane, politically charged, sometimes scathing but always uplifting and humorous folk songs, performed in a punk style. While the intensity and energy of those tunes could be compared to the folk punk of bands like the Fainting Fansies and Drinking Gourd, their lyrics, which reflect on broken relationships, skew more toward Billy Bragg. Like Pelissero's live shows, his sprawling and inspired 2012 release, Project Arcturus, for which he wrote one song a week over the course of a year, spans styles and moods with aplomb. -- Tom Murphy