Live Music Phoenix

Live Music Phoenix Saturday Night!

Posted in Uncategorized by Live Music Phoenix on January 28, 2012
Another great night for live music. Are you going to be downtown at the Rhythm Room, in Scottsdale at Houston’s, or out at Sky for a blast from the past?

Upcoming Events in Phoenix

Saturday, January 28, 2012
4:00 pm
Rhythm Room
LUCKY DOG RESCUE FUNDRAIASER & Rockabilly Party!
5:00 pm
Casino Arizona Pima Lounge
Pima Lounge | Los Guys
5:30 pm
Houston’s Scottsdale
Jerry Donato with Peter Zale and Bob Lasier
6:00 pm
Ritz Carlton Phoenix Lobby Lounge
Nicole Pesce 6pm – 8pm in the Lobby Lounge
6:00 pm
Skye Fine Dining and Entertainment
’56 | A Tribute to 1950s Rock & Roll
6:00 pm
Remington’s Night Club
Danny Long 6pm – 7pm
6:00 pm
Rustler’s Rooste
Peso Dollar Band – Free country music from 6pm – 10pm
7:00 pm
D-Vine Wine Bar and Bistro Mesa
Nick Heyward
7:00 pm
D-Vine Bistro & Wine Bar Chandler
John Burak with another night of great piano music
7:00 pm
Remington’s Night Club
Danny Long and Judy Roberts with Trish Dwyer 7pm – 11pm
7:00 pm
Vu Bistro & Cafe
Tommy Holloway Friday and Saturday from 7pm – 10pm
7:00 pm
Bobby’s Restaurant and Jazz Lounge
3rd Time Around ’til 11 PM
7:00 pm
Stellas Coffee House and Cafe
STELLA’S ALL-STAR JAM for AMAZ RADIO!!!
7:30 pm
Luci’s Healthy Marketplace
Delphine Cortez with the Joel Robin – Live Jazz every Saturday
7:30 pm
Grapeables Wine Bar
Javier Garcia Saturday starting at 7:30pm
7:30 pm
Skunk Creek Flat
Rhythm Edition 7:30 – 10:30
8:00 pm
Cave Creek Tap Haus
Duffy King Friday and Saturday nights 8 – midnight
8:00 pm
Renegade Canteen
Isabelle & Richard at Renegade After Dark – January 28 at 8pm
8:00 pm
Yucca Tap Room
Sundown Showdown with Tokyo Electron, Plainfield Butchers, Acid Dawgz, Mangled Men, Otro Mundo, DJ Kat Scratch Fever
8:00 pm
Cactus Jack’s Bar & Grill
Marmalade Skies tribute to the Beatles
8:30 pm
Handlebar-J
Herndon Brothers Band starting at 8:30pm
8:30 pm
Venue’s Café
Mark Florentine at Venues Cafe
8:30 pm
Copper Blues
Easton Ashe
8:30 pm
All American Sports Grill
FROM THE ASHES
9:00 pm
Rhythm Room
SOUL POWER
9:00 pm
Harolds Cave Creek Corral
Mogollon at 9pm
9:00 pm
Kazimierz World Wine Bar
Various Local Groups
9:00 pm
Joe’s Grotto
Contrary to Reason, Back from Ashes, Failing to Fly, Hollow, Six Sided Halo, Fail to Reason
9:00 pm
House of Brews
The Black Moods from 9pm – midnight
9:00 pm
Crescent Ballroom
JEN DEVEROUX & THE ALTERNATIVE FASHION SOCIETY PRESENT: ANIMAL ROYALE
9:00 pm
Steel Horse Saloon
Phat Bastard 9pm
9:00 pm
O’Kelley’s Sports Bar & Grill
League of Forgotten Saints
9:00 pm
Compound Grill
Moksha 9:00 pm
9:00 pm
Tempe Tavern
The Insects
9:00 pm
Mountainside Office Bar & Grill
Free live band on Saturday nights
9:00 pm
O’Donoghue’s
Booya
9:30 pm
Casino Arizona Pima Lounge
Pima Lounge | The JJ’s Band
11:00 pm
Compound Grill
Quactus

Live Music Friday Night in Phoenix

Posted in Uncategorized by Live Music Phoenix on January 27, 2012
Over 35 Rockin’ Events in some of the hottest venues in town! Jazz, blues, a little piano, some acoustic guitar. You can’t go wrong!

5:00 pm

Casino Arizona Pima Lounge
Pima Lounge | Shining Star
5:00 pm
Skye Fine Dining and Entertainment
Bill Haley’s Original Comets!
5:30 pm
Houston’s Scottsdale
Jerry Donato with Peter Zale and Bob Lasier
6:00 pm
Remington’s Night Club
Danny Long 6pm – 7pm
6:00 pm
Rustler’s Rooste
Peso Dollar Band – Free country music from 6pm – 10pm
6:30 pm
5th & Wine
Live music every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
7:00 pm
D-Vine Wine Bar and Bistro Mesa
Brewed Fusion
7:00 pm
D-Vine Bistro & Wine Bar Chandler
Nick Heyward
7:00 pm
Vu Bistro & Cafe
Tommy Holloway Friday and Saturday from 7pm – 10pm
7:00 pm
Bobby’s Restaurant and Jazz Lounge
3rd Time Around ’til 11 PM
7:00 pm
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM Music Theater)
Brooklyn Rider
7:00 pm
Janey’s Cave Creek
Teneia Sanders
7:15 pm
Remington’s Night Club
Danny Long and Judy Roberts 7:00pm – 11pm In Remington’s Lounge
7:30 pm
Skye Fine Dining and Entertainment
Bill Haley’s Original Comets!
7:30 pm
Grapeables Wine Bar
Jed’s-A-Millionaire Friday starting at 7:30pm
7:30 pm
Stellas Coffee House and Cafe
Namoli Brennet LIVE!!!
8:00 pm
Venue’s Café
David Sheehy is at Venues Cafe
8:00 pm
All American Sports Grill
HOME JONES
8:00 pm
Teakwoods Tavern & Grill
The Tony Martinez Band with Jimmy Pines and Washboard Jere
8:00 pm
Cave Creek Tap Haus
Duffy King Friday and Saturday nights 8 – midnight
8:00 pm
Warren’s Jazz Bistro
Smooth Groove 8:00pm – 12:00pm
8:00 pm
Yucca Tap Room
Sundown Showdown Day #2 with Graveyard, Destruction Unit, Radio Moscow, Sleep Money, Toad
8:00 pm
House of Brews
Nine Ball from 8pm – 11:00pm
8:00 pm
Crescent Ballroom
FLATHEAD AL FOUL, JUNCTION 10
8:00 pm
Padre’s
Free Music with Son 4 – Latin Salsa, Cumbias from 8pm – 11pm
8:30 pm
Handlebar-J
Herndon Brothers Band starting at 8:30pm
8:30 pm
Copper Blues
Nineball
8:30 pm
Boom Bozz Famous Pizza
Holly Kirsten Live and Acoustic
9:00 pm
Rhythm Room
GEORGE BOWMAN & the BADDBOYZ BLUEZ BAND featuring LUCIUS PARR
9:00 pm
Harolds Cave Creek Corral
Mogollon at 9pm
9:00 pm
Kazimierz World Wine Bar
Deejay Smite (or the occasional live band)
9:00 pm
Steel Horse Saloon
Phat Bastard 9pm
9:00 pm
O’Kelley’s Sports Bar & Grill
Rock Addix
9:00 pm
Compound Grill
Carolyn Wonderland
9:00 pm
Tempe Tavern
Save Sasquanaut
9:30 pm
Casino Arizona Pima Lounge
Pima Lounge | The JJ’s Band
9:30 pm
O’Donoghue’s
Easton Ashe

Weekends start on Thursday at www.LiveMusicPhoenix.com

Posted in Uncategorized by Live Music Phoenix on January 26, 2012
How do we know? There are over 20 different live music events tonight! Or check in to see what’s happening the rest of the weekend for Phoenix Music.

Thursday, January 26, 2012
4:30 pm

Remington’s Night Club
Rags Allen 4:30pm – 6:30pm
5:00 pm
Compound Grill
Jay Allan
5:30 pm
Houston’s Scottsdale
Jerry Donato with Peter Zale and Bob Lasier
6:00 pm
Bobby’s Restaurant and Jazz Lounge
Mark Dolin: jazz, cover tunes & more – ’til 10 PM
6:00 pm
Rustler’s Rooste
Peso Dollar Band – Free country music from 6pm – 10pm
6:30 pm
Remington’s Night Club
Judy Roberts with Renee Patrick 6:30pm – 11:00pm
6:30 pm
5th & Wine
Live music every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
7:00 pm
D-Vine Wine Bar and Bistro Mesa
Soul Catcher
7:00 pm
D-Vine Bistro & Wine Bar Chandler
Paris James
7:00 pm
Vu Bistro & Cafe
Nick Heyward every Thursday, 7pm – 10pm
7:00 pm
Skye Fine Dining and Entertainment
The New Army with Paul Gurvitz
7:00 pm
Janey’s Cave Creek
New Brothers
7:30 pm
Warren’s Jazz Bistro
Smooth Groove 7:30pm – 10:30pm
7:30 pm
Harolds Cave Creek Corral
AZ Blues Project 7:30pm – 11:30pm
8:00 pm
Teakwoods Tavern & Grill
Reverend Deadeye, Molly Gene One Woman Band Trailer Queen
8:00 pm
Rhythm Room
Blues Showcase
8:00 pm
Yucca Tap Room
Blunt Club
8:00 pm
Old Town Tavern
Michael Chapman on Thursday nights
8:00 pm
Blue Martini Lounge
Latin Music Thursday nights at Blue Martini
8:00 pm
Casino Arizona Pima Lounge
Pima Lounge | Powerdrive
8:00 pm
House of Brews
Chuck E Baby acoustic jam every Thursday at 8:00pm
8:00 pm
Crescent Ballroom
DENGUE FEVER SECRET CHIEFS 3 DJENTRIFICATION
8:00 pm
Compound Grill
Vicki Genfan
8:30 pm
Handlebar-J
Herndon Brothers Band starting at 8:30pm
9:00 pm
Kazimierz World Wine Bar
Dennis Rowland, a Valley legend
9:00 pm
Tempe Tavern
Rockaroke w/ Zen Lunatics

Over 30 Live Music Events in Phoenix Saturday Night

Posted in Uncategorized by Live Music Phoenix on January 21, 2012
It’s Saturday night and you’re looking for something fun to do. When was the last time you heard a great band? Check out http://www.livemusicphoenix.com and find something just right for you!

Upcoming Events in Phoenix

Saturday, January 21, 2012
2:00 pm
Coach House
Dirty Lingo
5:00 pm
Casino Arizona Pima Lounge
Pima Lounge | Los Guys
5:30 pm
Houston’s Scottsdale
Jerry Donato with Peter Zale and Bob Lasier
6:00 pm
Ritz Carlton Phoenix Lobby Lounge
Nicole Pesce 6pm – 8pm in the Lobby Lounge
6:00 pm
Skye Fine Dining and Entertainment
Cornell Gunter’s Coasters
6:00 pm
Remington’s Night Club
Danny Long 6pm – 7pm
6:00 pm
Rustler’s Rooste
Peso Dollar Band – Free country music from 6pm – 10pm
6:30 pm
5th & Wine
Live music every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
7:00 pm
D-Vine Wine Bar and Bistro Mesa
Soul Catcher
7:00 pm
D-Vine Bistro & Wine Bar Chandler
Brian Chartrand
7:00 pm
Remington’s Night Club
Danny Long and Judy Roberts with Trish Dwyer 7pm – 11pm
7:00 pm
Vu Bistro & Cafe
Tommy Holloway Friday and Saturday from 7pm – 10pm
7:00 pm
Bobby’s Restaurant and Jazz Lounge
Donna Wilson & Todd Luckey, Classic, Smooth, Jazz ’til 11 PM
7:00 pm
Janey’s Cave Creek
Hans Olson 7:00pm at Janey’s Cave Creek
7:00 pm
Club Red
Total Chaos
7:30 pm
Grapeables Wine Bar
Shon-Stephan BelCher starting at 7:30pm
8:00 pm
Venue’s Café
Los Dos Dons are at Venues Cafe!
8:00 pm
Renegade Canteen
Isabelle & Richard at Renegade After Dark – January 21 at 8pm
8:00 pm
Coach House
Elvis Before Noon
8:00 pm
Teakwoods Tavern & Grill
The Hashknife Outfit
8:00 pm
Cave Creek Tap Haus
Duffy King Friday and Saturday nights 8 – midnight
8:00 pm
Yucca Tap Room
Man-Cat, Darkness Dear Boy, Analog Society, Sasquanaut, TKLB?
8:30 pm
All American Sports Grill
JAZZ ISLAND
8:30 pm
Handlebar-J
Herndon Brothers Band starting at 8:30pm
8:30 pm
Skye Fine Dining and Entertainment
Cornell Gunter’s Coasters
8:30 pm
Crescent Ballroom
GABRIEL SULLIVAN & TARAF DE TUCSON: GYPSY AND CUMBIA DANCE NIGHT
9:00 pm
Rhythm Room
COLD SHOTT & THE HURRICANE HORNS
9:00 pm
Harolds Cave Creek Corral
Easton Ashe starting at 9pm
9:00 pm
Kazimierz World Wine Bar
Various Local Groups
9:00 pm
Jersey D’s Tavern & Grill
Its – Tribute to Elton John
9:00 pm
Joe’s Grotto
Black Metal Box, Lost in Lies, Haven’s End
9:00 pm
House of Brews
Nine Ball from 9pm – 12:00am
9:00 pm
Steel Horse Saloon
JC’s Bad Rputation 9pm
9:00 pm
O’Kelley’s Sports Bar & Grill
Rock-Ride Rescue
9:00 pm
Compound Grill
Elephant Revival
9:00 pm
Tempe Tavern
Katastro with See of Me and Spitball
9:30 pm
Casino Arizona Pima Lounge
Pima Lounge | Powerdrive

Live Music Thursday Night in Phoenix

Posted in Uncategorized by Live Music Phoenix on January 12, 2012

The Case for Live Music from Ovation Press

Posted in Uncategorized by Live Music Phoenix on January 10, 2012

“Music is a temporal art form; it exists truly only for the fleeting time that it is heard, and then it is gone.”

http://stringvisions.ovationpress.com/2012/01/daily-bow-the-case-for-live-music/

Tuesday night blues….or jazz or ??? in Phoenix tonight.

Posted in Uncategorized by Live Music Phoenix on January 10, 2012

The weekend starts on Thursday!

Posted in Uncategorized by Live Music Phoenix on January 4, 2012

Crescent Ballroom upcoming events on Live Music Phoenix

Posted in Uncategorized by Live Music Phoenix on January 4, 2012

The Crescent Ballroom

http://www.LiveMusicPhoenix.com

Crescent Ballroom is three things. It’s a mid-size music venue in Downtown Phoenix able to accommodate crowds in the 400-500 range. Crescent Ballroom also is a Lounge, open daily with full-bar service, and free live music everyday. The final component is our Kitchen, featuring a unique menu hand-crafted and operated by Chris Bianco, of Pizzeria Bianco, and Doug Robson, of Gallo Blanco.

Crescent Ballroom is an adaptive reuse project utilizing a block-constructed building built in 1917, the F.L. Hart Garage.

F.L. HART GARAGE

The Crescent Ballroom building in 1944 as the AZ Awning Company.

International Blues Challenge in February

Posted in Uncategorized by Live Music Phoenix on January 2, 2012

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The International Blues Challenge (IBC) will be held this coming February in Memphis as it has been for the last twenty-seven years. The IBC is a gathering of almost two hundred bands competing for what could arguably be called their “big break” and for some it could be their biggest heartbreak. The IBC really began early this year with Blues societies throughout the world holding local and regional competitions to raise money and sponsor their representative band and/or solo-duo act to the IBC. The judging rules and information about the IBC can be found HERE, but this story is not about the rules but about the real-life drama, joy, excitement and blood, sweat, and tears of most of those who compete in the local, state, and then the global competition. Everyone cannot make it to Memphis.

Blues Societies holding local and regional competition usually have at least twenty-five plus bands competing for two spots, one for a band and one for a solo-duo artist. The numbers are staggering if you think about it. As the growth of the IBC’s these last few years have proven two hundred bands this year is very likely. So the math is simple, each bands had to qualify by winning against on average twenty-five bands. That’s five thousand bands competing for two hundred spots, staggering numbers! Never mind the fact that these bands average three and half members per band, that’s over fifteen thousand band members who ultimately will experience the rush of winning and the agony of losing, many more the latter.

To say there isn’t a lot riding on this would be a foolish statement. In the last few years, winners of the IBC have gone on to tremendous success, created memorable music and because of their talents we became their fans for life. Several of these winners have graced the cover of Blues Revue and other notable blues publications around the globe. Included are Tommy Castro,Susan TedeschiWatermelon Slim, and recently featured on the March-April cover, Trampled Under Foot, to name a few. That’s not to mention the many feature stories written about other IBC winners such as Zac Harmon,Eden BrentFiona Boyes, and the list goes on and on. The have together gone on to win some of the most prestigious music awards in the world.

This is a big thing! It starts with what I witnessed at a local competition this weekend and many times around the country over the years in other competitions. The Suncoast Blues Society held their final round of what I refer to as “The Road to Memphis And Beyond.” It took place at the long-standing blues venue Skipper’s Smokehouse (My children are 21 and 19. Their mother and I had our first date at Skipper’s prior to them being born; it’s been their a while and always had the blues). Having witnessed many competitions, take my word for it, this contest showcased some fierce local talent. SBS President Tom Carter shared with me that on the first day of sign-ups to compete fourteen bands entered the competition.

Upon arriving at the venue there was a unique energy that I have witnessed before, whole families and loved ones arriving to show their support for a family/band member. There was plenty of good humor and cool outfits but also nerves were on edge creating a feeling of excitement not normally witnessed at a blues party. The question that was posed to many band members, which seemed the focus of everyone’s thoughts, was “Are you ready?”

As the day progressed and both band and solo-duo acts performed, the next band up seem to huddle; set lists were changed based on what the previous bands performed, words of encouragement with hugs and high fives were witnessed as the artists took to the stage.

Then it was time to do what most musicians have been doing for many years in their living rooms, garages, high schools, and small clubs, play and try to play your best.

It was a spectacular array of local talent, with each act showcasing their own style of what blues is to them on harmonica, guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. A coordinated effort of many different styles called the blues. Each band and solo-duo artist seemed to raise the bar just a little bit higher and the vibe became really cool. But in this as with all competitions there is only one winner in each category and lots of heartbreak for those who left without a ticket to “The Road to Memphis And Beyond.” Witnessing the exhilaration of the winners and the thousand-yard stares from the bands not going to Memphis, hearing comments like “No one in my band has a job, we are musicians and winning this competition would’ve meant a lot” burned a hole in my soul.

So it is a big thing to most of the competitors and when you’re at your local supporting these musicians who sacrifice so much to entertain you, drop a dollar in the tip jar, buy a CD or t-shirt. Hell, buy two because you probably know someone who could use the blues.

The winners were all who performed in this amazing competition and The Selwyn Birchwood Band and Franc Robert got tickets for “The Road to Memphis and Beyond.” The other bands who played were Backwater Blues BandDennis Devine & Stan GebererBacktrack Blues BandJosh Lamkin & Automatic HeatCharlie MorrisR.J. Howson BandStandback Band, and the Blackjack Blues Band.

Jack Sullivan is the circulation director for Blues Revue and BluesWax. He would like to read your IBC story below.