Yes, the man behind commercially ubiquitous songs like "Old Time Rock and Roll" and "Like a Rock" is coming to Phoenix this week. Bob Seger's legacy includes 17 studio albums that have gone platinum 20 times, a co-writing credit on the Eagles hit "Heartache Tonight," and countless, mind-boggling numbers of tickets sold through the years. It's tempting to critically dismiss Seger's new album, Ride Out, as a phoned in victory lap, a brass crown more than three decades after his debut album, but frankly, the album is pretty vintage Seger. When the Onion wrote the brilliant story, "Pathetic, Washed-Up Rock Star On Fifth Decade Of Doing Exactly What He Always Wanted," the story was ostensibly about Peter Wolf, but substitute Seger and you get the picture. Seger's hits sounded nostalgic when they were brand new, but he's carved out an admirable career for himself, middle finger extended to the haters and riding the love of his fans all the way to the bank.
Here are our picks this week, and be sure to check out our comprehensive concert calendar for more options.More »
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It's Super Bowl weekend, and that means there is a massive amount of concerts and parties to attend, should you either know the right people or have the right job. That said, we've tried to pick out some non-Super events this week as well, but unfortunately, unless you're rolling in dough, you'll be on the street straining for a glimpse of what it's like inside clubs in Metro Phoenix during the busiest weekend of the year.More »
And it begins. One solid week where rich outsiders and big money descend on Phoenix, inflating ticket prices, creating traffic, and bringing the nation's eyes upon our sleepy little valley. All things Super Bowl don't really ramp up until Wednesday, but until then there's still plenty to do. Here are the our concert picks, and be sure to check out our comprehensive concert calendar for more options. And don't forget to check out our list of the 20 best concerts of Super Bowl week.More »
Check out our concert picks for this week. This time next week, the Super Bowl will be here, bringing with it the two most unlikeable teams in football that, not coincidentally, boast the NFL's two most obnoxious fan bases. Oh joy. Peruse our comprehensive concert calendar for more options.More »
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The Cardinals might be out of the playoffs, but who cares? The Super Bowl is coming, and in the weeks preceding the big game more and more big-name concerts will come to town. For now, check out our picks, and be sure to browse our comprehensive concert calendar for more options.More »
It's New Year's Eve on Wednesday night. So if you haven't already, start figuring out where you're going to be and if you need to wear a suit. Here are our picks for what you should be doing Wednesday night (and Monday and Tuesday as well). Also, check out our comprehensive New Year's Eve picks, and browse our full concert calendar for more options.More »
Hanukkah's ending and Christmas is beginning this week, and frankly, most of the Phoenix music scene has gone on winter break. That said, there are a few shows to check out this week. Scope our picks below, and check out our comprehensive concert listings for more options.
Local band Watch For Rocks has a special treat for those who double up on presents. Check out their brand-new "The Chrismukkah Song" if you feel the tug of two different faiths this time of year.
Happy holidays, Phoenix.More »