Weekend What's Up: Oct. 16-18
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH
Givers are coming back to Phoenix with their infectious indie pop sounds and rambunctious live show under the lights of Valley Bar. After seeing them perform at Eaux Claires Music Festival earlier this year, we are excited to see them bring their exotic Zydeco-inspired jams to the Valley of the Sun, after their 2012 sold out show at Crescent Ballroom with Grouplove. With their much anticipated new album New Kingdom on the verge of being released November 13th, this is the perfect setting to catch them playing new songs with the classic ones they are known for fro their 2011 debut release, In Light. Both new tracks that are available now online from the upcoming record have the layered worldly pop sounds that they've come to be known for. Arrive early for the show and catch supporting act Caddywhompus; Valley Bar can reach capacity fast and you don't want to be left out in the cold...or, heat, for this one. For more information, click here.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter David Ryan Harris has a varied career as a musician. Citing influences such as Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Prince, Harris served as the frontman for Atlanta-based rock group Follow for Now since the 1980s, and can now be seen joining musicians John Mayer, Dave Matthews, and Santana at various performances. His music genres range from folk to R&B to Motown to blues. Joining Harris on his tour is North Texas-based singer-songwriter Melissa Polinar, an artist you want to miss. For more information, click here.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18TH
Turn the end of your weekend up a few notches by catching the return of Heartless Bastards at Crescent Ballroom. Heartless Bastards are true American Rock n Roll, with their unapologetic country roots and Erika Wennerstrom's rich unique vocals. Finding themselves touring in support of their fifth studio release Restless Ones is no surprise, having spent the better part of the last five years on tour playing shows big and small, like our own McDowell Mountain Music Festival, and heavy hitters like Coachella, Austin City Limits, and Lollapolooza, to name few. Joining them on tour is the impeccably talented Slothrust. This trio brings the heat with their reverb-heavy guitars and vocals, dragging their emotional turmoil & back-stories through the mud and into the light. For more information, click here.