Where Did the Silverplatter.info Page Go?!

We’ve wrapped the best parts of silverplatter.info into the Stinkweeds Blog! We’ll keep this page full of show recommendation, so you can fill your calendar with concert after concert!

Here are just a few upcoming shows that we’re excited about!

Tickets to some of these shows are available at Stinkweeds. For a complete list of tickets available at Stinkweeds, go to stinkweeds.com/tickets

Stinkweeds Crew

Dario’s Picks

Kronos Quartet
@ The Musical Instrument Museum – January 19th & 20th

In the “classical” world, the composer tends to get all the credit. But, throughout history, there have been performers who inspire new music. Composers generally write within the limits of the players. An ensemble like Kronos quartet challenges those limits. Not only with technical proficiency, but with their interest. This has lead to a long career, working directly with composers like Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Part, George Crumb, with over 900 pieces written specifically for this group. That’s a lot of music that might not have existed if not for 4 musicians willing to take some chances that no one else was willing to take.

Downtown Chamber Series
@ Park Central Arts Pavilion January 26th / 27th

I’ll just keep saying it. You owe it to yourself and to this giant city we live in to experience and support this series. This month, the DCS will be collaborating with ballet. You can experience our best musicians AND some of our best dancers in the same event! Also, what’s all this about the Park Central Arts Pavilion? New venue? I’m in.

@ Crescent Ballroom – February 5th

For a band that is over two decades old, there is no sign of slowing down. They just released their 8th album and it’s just as fresh as the first. This is hard to believe since this is technically a “supergroup,” consisting of member of other, very successful projects, such as Neko Case. I was always under the impression that the success of a band relied heavily on a steady rehearsal schedule and lots of time spent together. It seems The New Pornogrophers have found some little bit of magic that allows them to maintain their own busy schedules and come together for a brief period of time to record an amazing album and tour the globe with some of the best power pop around!

Leo Kottke
@ The Musical Instrument Museum – February 9th / 10th

I grew up listening to Leo Kottke and have yet to see him perform live. I’m not super into virtuoso guitarists, but I make exceptions for the folk pickers like Fahey or Kottke. Should be a perfect show for the MIM.



Andy Shauf @ Crescent Ballroom – February 18th

Andy Shauf’s 2016 album the Party, has been a regular listen since it’s release. Along with it’s easy breezy 70s light rock vibe, the album explores the less heroic and awkward side of our relationships with those around us. Where most songwriters write about love and heartbreak, Shauf writes about those who struggle to even grasp those concepts, be it from their own awkward nature or just from being the outsider in any situation. It’s a refreshing perspective and I’ve waiting a long time to hear these songs come to life in person.



Lindsay’s Picks

Valley Fever Quarantine
@ Dirty Drummer Jan 25th

Valley Fever’s nearly annual, all-day Quarantine event is back! The best of the local country scene, all in one place and at a new home, The Dirty Drummer. 14 hours, 15+ bands, special guests and guaranteed good time.

Patrick Watson
@ Crescent Ballroom – Jan 26

Canadian singer-songwriter, mood setter and master of melancholy Patrick Watson returns to the valley. I’ve somehow never seen him perform before, so I’m not going to miss this tour, his new album is fantastic, blending elements of classical and pop music.

C.W. Stoneking
@ Valley Bar – Feb 4th

 C.W. Stoneking is a young-faced purveyor of American Roots Music. He plays 1920s pre-war blues, mixed with New Orleans jazz, jug band music, country, calypso, jump jive and gospel music… all from an AUSTRALIAN. He put on a great show last time I caught him at the Rebel Lounge.

Paula’s Picks 

Saint Motel
@ The Van Buren – February 21st

Tennis w/ Molly Burch
@ Crescent Ballroom – April 8th




@ Lunchbox – February 24th





@ Crescent Ballroom – January 25th

@ Rebel Lounge – March 22nd

@ Rebel Lounge – January 19th

@ Crescent Ballroom – February 12th

@ Valley Bar – February 4th




@ Crescent Ballroom – March 30ths






Gabriel’s Picks

New Pornographers
@ Crescent Ballroom – February 5th

Silverplatter Crew

Iris’s Picks

Miniature Tigers
@ Rebel Lounge – January 19th

Very impressed with their latest album, Vampires in the Daylight. Would love to see Caged Bird and Anything else live… along with tunes from earlier albums.

Juliana Hatfield
@ Crescent Ballroom – January 24th

Juliana was my first show in AZ… all the way back in December of ’97… listening to her new record makes me think on how much I love aging with an artist… the topics in their lyrics seem to become more relate-able… time and age factoring into them in that universal way. I’ll cross my fingers for a song from the album I loved the most from her–Only Everything.

@ Marquee Theater – February 4th

I’ve always loved Atmosphere’s “lyrical fight to find happiness” as stated in their Spotify bio. My introduction to them was the single Sunshine and I listen to it when I need to calm anxiety and just want to slow down and get into a more positive state of mind.

The New Pornographers
@ Crescent Ballroom – February 5th

This band always gives a great live show experience.

Kat Edmonson
@ SMOCA – February 15th

I was introduced to Kat from a few very well chosen covers… The Cure and the Cardigans… Check check and check… curious as to her own work, but if her choice of covers is all I have to go by… sounds like it will be a good show. The first song I heard that was her own was Lucky which has a Hotel Cafe vibe… her latest has hear doing her originals that sound like old standards… which is very much her aesthetic.

Andy Shauf
@ Crescent Ballroom – February 18th

When I saw this, I nearly jumped out of my seat and immeidately forwarded the upcoming record and Phoenix show to my friend that loves Andy’s work even more than I do! We even put on a pop up event with the cover of his last record as the aesthetic for what we wanted it to be as a guide. This is probably the upcoming show I am most excited about.

@ Crescent Ballroom  – February 29th

Though they have a country-rock-pop vibe they did catch my ear on my yearly SXSW Research despite being a bit more mainstream in feel… Their tune White Flag has a sound similar to The Lumineers Ho Hey and a vocal output that is akin to Florence + The Machine in power.

Mannequin Pussy opening for Best Coast
@ Rebel Lounge – March 31st

I saw this sometimes soft but more often loud band open for Japanese Breakfast a few years back and despite their decibels heading off the charts with vocals that go from soft and dreamy to as far as snarls and screams, they still captivated me by their range and power.

@ Valley Bar – April 5th

This band must’ve been a Spotify Discover weekly discovery

@ Rebel Lounge – April 7th

Elvis in the freezer was my introduction to Ratboys from SXSW music researching… I got to see them perform that song when they opened for Vundabar at Rebel Lounge. Hearing more of their songs live I kept having a thought that they reminded me of another band… and then I relized the band I

@ Crescent Ballroom – April 24th 

The first and last I saw Polica was at the Crescent Ballroom… Phoenix has always loved her and I’m sure we’ll give her a warm welcome.

Real Estate
@ Crescent Ballroom – May 10th 

Sun tinged indie rock… that’s what Real Estate outputs… if that’s your vibe… head over to Crescent Ballroom!

Henri’s Picks

 Amanda Shires
@ The Musical Instrument Museum – March 17th


The Stakes
@ Monorchid (Free Show Every Wednesday w/ specials guests)

@ Bud’s Glass Joint on 5th St (Free Show every First Friday)

Pussy Riot
@ Crescent 4/15

Heart Bones
@ Valley Bar 4/16

Tony Bennett
@ Tucson Music hall 4/14 & Celebrity Theater 4/16

Motley Crue, Def Leppard
@ State Farm Stadium 7/25