For a full list of what is coming up near you, be sure to visit SilverPlatter.info! Tickets for most of these shows are available in the store – come by and pick some up! Above photo of Caravan Palace at Crescent Ballroom.
- July 11 – Lonesome Shack at The Rebel Lounge
One of our favorites Blues crews here at Stinkweeds, Lonesome Shack, plays Rebel Lounge. Raw and dynamic, this trio from Seattle (ex Phoenix) sound like they’re from the swamps of the South rather than the Northeast. With previous albums on Alive and Burger Records, they’ve just self-released one of their best works.
- July 18 – Wye Oak at Crescent Ballroom
Wye Oak has always been one of my favorite bands to see live. The duo is incredibly powerful and talented, layering textures and creating sounds and energy most large outfits can’t come close to. Tushka opens the show. A new band featuring Phil from Bowerbirds! Though upon learning that it’s a solo project of danceable r&b-influenced pop, I’m 90% less interested. Here’s to hoping he’s not just jumping on the whatthecoolkidsareinto bandwagon.
- July 28 – Ultimate Painting with Omni at Valley Bar
Ultimate Painting is the perfect chill for summer, a fling for spring and warmth for winter. This band delivers wonderful vignettes of pop, psychedelia and 60s sparseness. Omni offers up a fresh take on the no-wave sounds of the last 70s early 80s, think Television, Devo. Super excited to be able to hear these bands together on the same bill!
- August 1 – Marissa Nadler with Wreckmeister Harmonies at Valley Bar
Marissa’s latest album on Sacred Bones is exquisitely reminiscent of the vocal harmonies of Sharon Van Etten set to the haunting laziness of Beach House. It’s dark, sad, sleepy and lovely. More interesting however, is the opening act Wreckmeister Harmonies who will most likely blow the sad, slow, sleepfest out of the water. The shape-shifting drone, modern classical, outrock and extreme metal collective Wreckmeister Harmonies finally comes to Phoenix! Their line-up is always changing but lets hope for the Wrekmeister core of JR (vocals, guitar) and Esther Shaw (keyboards, piano, violin, vocals) and several Godspeed You! Black Emperor musicians.
- July 15 – Qais Essar & The Qosmonauts with Jerusafunk, Instructions and the Hill In Mind at The Newton
Qais Essar is an extremely talented and imaginative musician and composer. It doesn’t hurt that he plays an instrument that most have never heard of. But, it’s his ability to take his classical training on the Rabab (An Afghan stringed instrument) and blend it with more modern pop, jazz and rock in a way that avoids any sort of gimmick or dumbing down of his technicality, that sets him apart from any other worldly virtuoso I’ve heard. To better understand where his music exists, just take a look at the local support he’s chosen for this show!
- July 16 – Deerhoof at Crescent Ballroom
I’ve been a fan of this group for some time now. And, it’s always a treat to hear a new album and find yet another reason to love them. This will not be my first time seeing them play live, and it certainly won’t be my last…I hope. This band came out of a time when things were just weird and experimental and awesome! They embody all of that with integrity and just enough subtlety to keep it timeless and pure.
- July 31 – Woods at Crescent Ballroom
Haven’t seen this band since they played Rhythm Room. I might have missed a couple, in between there. But, with a new album under their belt and a slightly new direction with their music, I’m pumped to see what they have to offer. They are a rare breed of band that can offer something completely different on their studio albums, than they do live, yet still manage to be consistently delightful and intriguing. Their brand of Lo-Fi pop lends itself well to the sonic clarity and loudness of a music venue.
- July 1 – Kevin Morby with Big Thief at Valley Bar
These two put out a couple of my favorite albums so far in 2016! Been looking forward to seeing how the tunes from Kevin Morby’s album translate live.
July 8 – Playboy Manbaby with Boss Frog, Sonoran Chorus & Twin Ponies at The Rebel Lounge
Amazing local lineup at Rebel next Friday!
- July 24 – TTNG with Mylets & Celebration Guns at Pub Rock
TTNG always puts on an amazing show, and always ends up having great support to get things going.
- July 28 – Ultimate Painting with Omni & Flower Festival at Valley Bar
Not too familiar yet with Ultimate Painting yet, but the new Omni record is super good and Flower Festival is one of the best local bands around – this show is not to be missed!