These alt-rockers formed in Tempe in 2007. Seven studio albums later, frontman John O'Callaghan casts light on their latest, You Are Ok (8123 Records). "I decided to name this album those three small words for no better reason than to speak to myself. And if they somehow resonate with someone across the world then I accidentally did at least a little good while I was alive." O'Callaghan sings, "You are a million different little things/Just like me/But above all of these little things/You are the greatest thing you'll ever know/You are you/and you are ok." The Maine feed the ego and starve the soul at 191 Toole. Details here.
Featuring violists Candice Amato and Raphael Lizama, violinists Emily Chao and Grace Nakano and cellist Juan David Mejia, Chamberhood—the newest offshoot of Arizona Friends of Chamber Music—makes classical chamber music accessible in the neighborhood. At Crooked Tooth Brewing Co. Details here.
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Nancy & Neil McCallion
Nancy & Neil McCallion perform original Americana with "a twist of soul and a dram of blarney." At La Cocina. Details here.
Sidle up and drink copiously from the water trough of home-grown country blues/cowboy surf that is Hey Bucko as they will provide a soundtrack for Baja Arizona. At Tap + Bottle-Downtown. Details here.
Deeper Thursdays: DJs Atom Energy and lunarfox spin house at Passé. Details here.
From Brooklyn, this duo's sound has been described as "a warm breath against your neck when you're bracing against an ice storm." Xeno & Oaklander bring their minimalist electronica to Club Congress. With Plastic Ivy and others. Details here.