Make the Scene | Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011

December 30th, 2010

Start the New Year right with a resolution to see more shows. Here are a few to get your blood flowing in 2011.

For the folks that want some homegrown Phoenix music, the RJM & Friends Fest at the Paisley Violin on Sunday, January 16 is the place to be. The show is only $8 and believe me, you can sacrifice not eating out for one day to save up for the ticket.

Courtney Marie Andrews, Michelle Blades, What Laura Says, The Whisperlights and other River Jones Music Label bands are playing at one of the best spots to see an acoustic show. The show goes all day, with 12 bands taking the stage.

The Paisley Violin is located at 1030 Grand Avenue.

Head bangers, we have your cure, too.

Ozzy Osbourne and Slash are coming to the Comerica Theatre on Wednesday, January 26. Just please don’t tear out the seats while “Crazy Train” plays.

The Comerica Theatre is located at 400 W. Washington St. (light rail at Central/Washington or 1st Ave./Jefferson)

Need a new record to listen to?

Phoenix band Small Leaks Sink ShipsOak Street Basement CD Release show is at the Rhythm Room on Thursday, January 27. This experimental band is putting out its second record and it has been a long time coming. They’ve been named a band to watch by several publications.

Everyone in attendance receives a copy of their new CD with a one-of-a-kind sleeve. Take the opportunity to see Small Leaks in their own home state before they blow up. You won’t regret it.

The Rhythm Room is located at 1019 E. Indian School Rd. in Midtown.

LA-based No Age was set to perform at the Rhythm Room in December but decided to delay the show until Sunday, January 30, with a new home at the Trunk Space. The show is only $10, the stage is closer, and at a venue that’s full of surprises. It’s a win-win.

The Trunk Space is located at 1506 Grand Ave.

So, break open that plastic wrap on your new calendars because January is booked solid with great shows.