Phoenix Concerts September 15-17: Against Me, Stone Foxes, Bishop Lamont – Arizona News

Phoenix Concerts September 15-17: Against Me, Stone Foxes, Bishop Lamont – Arizona News

It’s going to be a busy weekend in Phoenix when it comes to concerts. And by that we mean even busier than normal.

Big-name acts like Against Me!, The Stone Foxes, and Future Islands all have gigs taking place during the next few nights at local music venues .

Meanwhile, SunSquabi will be at Shady Park in Tempe on Friday, electronic/noise artist Perturbator is headed for Club Red in Mesa on Saturday, and experimental act GoGo Penguin will be at the MIM on Sunday. Add in an Alice in Wonderland-themed rave, visits from rapper Bishop Lamont and alt-rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket, and you’ve got yourself a packed weekend full of shows.

Read on for more details or hit up our online concert calendar for even more music events this weekend.

Chris Anderson, Josh Fairman, and Kevin Donohue of SunSquabi.

Ryan Burchfield

Friday, September 15
Shady Park in Tempe

It shouldn’t seem surprising a band with SunSquabi’s pedigree would come from Boulder, Colorado. Even the band’s name has a kind of stoner mountain vibe to it. Yet, SunSquabi is not exactly stoner rock, at least not in the sense of bands (Fu Manchu, Kyuss, Eagles of Death Metal, etc.) typically labeled with that moniker. Why? Because the music is a trippy blend of jazz, funk, cosmic disco, classic rock, and hip-hop fused together with looping technology, live improvisation, and a willingness to take chances.

Boulder has long been a hotbed for musical improvisation, a place where String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, and Big Head Todd and the Monsters all rose to national prominence. Like those bands, SunSquabi harnesses an improvisational/jamming approach that allows the band to follow any whim or…

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