Catch The Go-Go's Before
They're GOing, GOing GOne
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
Aug. 17, 2017 — They got the beat ... for a little while longer, at least.
The first all-female band to top the Billboard charts back in the 1980s, the Go-Go’s — minus bassist Kathy Valentine — are on their Farewell Tour (also known as “GOing, GOing, GOne”) with Phoenix being one stop on Aug. 25. They’ll perform at the Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Best Coast and Kaya Stewart are opening acts. Learn more or buy tickets at http://www.comericatheatre.com/
And after that, all the vacation they ever wanted.
Thursday, Aug. 18
Can Professor Henry Higgins turn a Cockney flower girl into a proper English lady? Find out by seeing the classic My Fair Lady, which was also made into hit movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, and playing through Aug. 21 at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado. Showtimes very, and tickets range from $32 to 42. For more information, visit http://www.tempe.gov/Home/Components
Grammy award-winners The Gipsy Kings will bring their singular Spanish flamenco-tinged pop to the Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. Galen Weston Band will be the opening act. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $48 to $83; for more information, visit https://celebritytheatre.ticketforce.com
Friday, Aug. 19
Hardcore rapper DMX — best known for his frenetic hit Party Up (Up In Here) in 2000 — will do his thing at the Pressroom, 441 W. Madison St., Phoenix. Tickets start at $30. To find out more, check out http://www.thepressroomaz.com/event/1178393-dmx-phoenix/
Phoenix’s own singer-songwriter Korbe will perform at Last Exit Live, 717 Central Ave., Phoenix. Opening acts will be the Crawford Brothers and The Runner Up. The show starts at 9 p.m.; admission is $10. To buy tickets or learn more, go to http://www.lastexitlive.com/event/1244657-korbe-phoenix
Sunday, Aug. 21
Enjoy classical music and want to escape the Arizona heat? The Downtown Chamber Series is offering work by Shostakovich, a new piece by John Steinmetz and other selections inside the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. Tickets are $15, and that includes museum admission. More details can be found at http://www.phxart.org/event/8f590a36-5058-2b14-6e0b-96e472a73689
Known as the voice of mega-rock band Creed, Scott Stapp -- who’s had his share of controversy over the last few years -- will be on stage at the Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with advance tickets starting at $25. Buy tickets at https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6586315/scott-stappthe-voice-of-creed-tempe-marquee-theatre or go to http://scottstapp.com/
Sunday, Aug. 23
This year’s 8 Man Jam — an acoustic event held at the Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way in Scottsdale — will feature country music notables like Trace Adkins, Maddie and Tee, Aaron Lewis, Brandy Clark and a few more. It starts at 7 p.m. To learn more or buy tickets, go to http://www.talkingstickresort.com/8-man-jam-country-concert-series.aspx
Wednesday, Aug. 24
The D O double G himself, Snoop Dogg will be bringing The High Road tour to Phoenix. Snoop Dogg will be joined by his Mary Jane loving partner in crime Wiz Khalifa at Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, at 7 p.m. with other special guests. For more information, including the full lineup and ticket information, visit the event page at www.livenation.com/events/554233-aug-24-2016-merry-jane-presents-snoop-dogg-wiz-khalifa-the-high-road-tour.
Thursday, Aug. 25
The first all-female band to top the Billboard charts back in the 1980s, the Go-Go’s — minus bassist Kathy Valentine — are on their Farewell Tour (also known as “GOing, GOing, GOne”) with Phoenix being one stop. They’ll perform at the Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Best Coast and Kaya Stewart are opening acts. Learn more or buy tickets at http://www.comericatheatre.com/
Friday, Aug. 26
“Six wo(men). Five judges. One crown.” That’s the premise of “Pageant,” a musical send-up of the pageant world, featuring male contestants, being performed at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane in Peoria. For more details, go to http://azbroadway.org/event/pageant/
Nu-metal band Islander will bring its Power Under Control tour to Pub Rock, 8005 E. Roosevelt St. in Phoenix. The show will start at 8 p.m. The Funeral Portrait, Jesse Smith & the Holy Ghost and Inept Hero will also perform. Tickets start at $12; learn more at http://www.pubrocklive.com/event/1253827-islander-scottsdale/
Veteran rockabilly band The Paladins will take the stage at 9:30 p.m. at The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. The event is open to those 21 and over. Tickets are $15; go to http://www.rhythmroom.com/event/1149271-paladins-phoenix/ for more information.
Sunday, Aug. 28
Latin percussionist extraordinaire Poncho Sanchez — described as being to salsa music what Elvis Presley is to rock — will perform at 7 p.m. and 9 .m. in the MIM Musical Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix. Ticket prices start at $33; for more details, go to http://mimmusictheater.themim.org/poncho-sanchez-2
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Since their breakout in 2000, the Deftones have been a major force in alternative metal. Along with Yelawolf and Sister Crayon, they’ll be on stage at the Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. Tickets start at $47; to learn more, go to https://mesaamp.com/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=DC6D1D30-5704-47D1-95F6-0DFDB57B406A
Heavy rock band Caustic Casanova, promoting their album “Breaks,” will perform at the 8 p.m. in the Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave. in Tempe. The show is free; Devil Grass, Skink and Aaron Church are also set to perform. Get more info at http://yuccatap.com/event/caustic-casanova/