April 10th, 2014 — Previews
On Wednesday, April 16, Last Exit Live will be featuring Leopold and His Fiction and The Soft White Sixties with special guests Northern Hustle. We have pairs of tickets to giveaway to this show, all thanks to Last Exit Live!
To enter this contest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and list ”Leopold” on the subject! On the message put your name and phone number.
For more info: http://silverplatter.info/shows/33270 or http://www.lastexitlive.com/event/509561-leopold-his-fiction-soft-phoenix/
April 9th, 2014 — Previews
The upcoming LORDE , LANA DEL REY and Pet Shop Boys shows at Comerica Theater are coming to Comerica Theatre, with VIP packages are available
As a special to SILVERPLATTER.INFO subscribers, Live Nation is offering 15% off VIP tickets to these 3 shows if you mention the Silverplatter.info blog!!
Easy! All you have to do is contact Courtney Tjaden
(602) 514-2919 for ticket info! Tell her we sent you!
April 9th, 2014 — Previews
This Tuareg guitarist and singer has been compared to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Neil Young, and Jerry Garcia. His album Nomad has been named among NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2013, Rolling Stone’s list of the 50 Best Albums of 2013, and to Uncut‘s list of the Best World Music Albums. He and the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, who produced the album, “turned out to be a fabulous team,” says Bob Boilen, host of NPR’s All Songs Considered. “What you hear on Nomad is Bombino’s already vigorous sound with a bit more bite.”
Bombino is coming to MIM theater on 4/12, and we have a pair of tickets to this awesome show, all thanks to MIM. To enter this contest, send an email to email@example.com and list ”Bombino” on the subject! On the message put your name and phone number.
For more info: http://mimmusictheater.themim.org/bombino
March 12th, 2014 — Previews
Legendary Detroit punk band, Death, is coming to town playing the Pressroom on 4/5 with Allah-Las, Dam-Funk, Dephinger, DeeJay Smite, and Tai Khanor! We have a pair of tickets to this action packed show!
To enter this contest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and list ”Death” on the subject! On the message put your name and phone number.
For more info: http://silverplatter.info/shows/32238 or http://www.statesidepresents.com/event/495363-death-phoenix/
February 26th, 2014 — Previews
The Pixies returned to the valley for the first time since the Doolittle 20-year reunion tour Monday night. Anyone who has seen the documentary Loud Quiet Loud can vouch for the fact that the Pixies never seem to have a shortage of drama, and this time around it’s the search for a replacement bassist.
Kim Deal recently quit the band to play a string of Breeders reunion shows—The Breeders are a must-see live band, by the way. In Deal’s absence, The Pixies recruited Kim Shattuck of The Muffs to fill in. Shattuck did a great job at Riot Fest, but she eventually got the boot as well, paving the way for touring bassist Paz Lenchantin, of A Perfect Circle and Zwan fame.
Lenchantin is bound to be scrutinized as there is one and only Kim Deal, but the touring bassist did well. Not surprisingly, the Pixies’ set favored songs that prominently featured Frank Black, making Deals’ absence less noticeable. Lenchantin is a talented bassist and singer—if you closed your eyes, you could imagine Deal still performing with the Pixies. The most glaring difference was Lenchantin’s delivery of “Where is My Mind?” which still sounded fine, but again, there’s one and only Kim Deal.
The band powered through a 30 song set in roughly two hours. Most of the band’s big hits were included—“Wave of Mutilation,” “Velouria,” “Gouge Away,” “Monkey Gone to Heaven,” and so on, with some deeper cuts from Bossanova and Trompe Le Monde sprinkled in.
The long set was a great balance between the band’s fast and aggressive songs (“Something Against You,” “Isla de Encanta”) and beautiful and melodic tunes like “Ana.”
“In Heaven,” recognizable from Eraserhead was an unexpected treat before “Andro Queen,” a track from one of the two EPs released since Deal’s departure.
While there are plenty of people who belong to the “No Pixies, no Deal” school of thought, three fourths of the band’s original members still make for one hell of a show. The sound was on point and the setlist was varied enough to keep it interesting, even though the new songs dragged on a bit.
It was odd to see Best Coast open for The Pixies due to the band’s fuzzy sun-soaked sound, and the fact that I last saw the band co-headline a sold out show at Clubhouse Music Venue. Best Coast’s pop sensibilities aren’t too far off from songs like “Wave of Mutilation,” so songs about the beach and unrequited love fared well for fans who showed up early.
February 26th, 2014 — Previews
Savannah, GA’s band, The Casket Girls recently released their 2nd LP called True Love Kills the Fairy Tale. Now they are coming to Crescent Ballroom on 3/9 with Dum Dum Girls and Blouse! We have a pair of tickets to the show all thanks to FrenchKiss Records.
To enter this contest, send an email to email@example.com and list ”Casket Girls” on the subject! On the message put your name and phone number.
For more info: http://www.crescentphx.com/event/441067-dum-dum-girls-phoenix/
January 31st, 2014 — Previews
Hospitality’s Trouble has been streaming on NPR’s First Listen all week, is included on Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List” next week, and Rolling Stone’s review will go up soon. The band hits the road on 2/1, after playing NYC’s Ecstatic Music Festival on 1/31.
“It’s about love as divine madness, and it’s a beauty.” — Will Hermes, NPR Music
“Trouble feels like a multi-faceted, compound eye of a record, picking up different sides to every story and blending them into a smooth, undeniably odd whole.” - Q
Hospitality is coming to the Crescent Ballroom on 2/15 with the Augustines! We have a pair of tickets to the show, all thanks to Merge Records!
To enter this contest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and list ”Hospitality” on the subject! On the message put your name and phone number.
For more info: http://silverplatter.info/shows/31146
January 18th, 2014 — Previews
Hell in Splendor, the second highly anticipated album from Boston’s Quilt, marrying classic 60s San Francisco (Moby Grape!) with the 60s UK folk rock scene (Fairport Convention!) and creating a unique contemporary musical force, which will be out soon! Also Quilt is coming to Last Exit Live on 2/17 with the Numb Bats opening. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway to this show, all thanks to Mexican Summer!
To enter this contest, send an email to email@example.com, list “QUILT” on the subject! On the message put your name and phone number.
More info: http://silverplatter.info/shows/30804
January 9th, 2014 — Previews
“Word is out: this four-piece punk-folk-circus-rock band makes Gogol Bordello look like slow, lazy slugs by comparison.”—New York Music Daily http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/dakhabrakha/
We are having a new ticket giveaway to see DakhaBrakha live at the MIM theater on Jan 17! We have a pair of tickets to this excellent show, all thanks to the MIM! To enter send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “DakhaBrakha” on the title. On the message put down your name and phone number.
For more info: http://mimmusictheater.themim.org/dakhabrakha
November 9th, 2013 — Previews
Our good friends, DRYC, have a message for you about their upcoming show at Crescent!
Dry River Yacht Club has been working day and night towards the release of our new album “El Tigre”. We have it, Love the way it sounds, and cant wait to share it with all of you! So we put together a series of release parties all across Arizona. We are playing some of our favorite venues with some of our favorite bands, each show will be different and jam packed with awesome and eclectic talent! From touring acts to Arizona staples we will make sure there’s a new experience and a good time for everyone there, because we love music and we love you.
For more info: http://silverplatter.info/shows/30503