Concerts in Tempe Junction


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The Phoenix New Times pick for Best Rock Club in 2010 and 2011, this live-music venue draws crowds that huddle around indoor and outdoor stages to groove and wail every night of the week. Concerts and festivals stage local bands, indie rockers, and national acts playing genres ranging from bluegrass and reggae to jam music and rock 'n' roll. Amid the big-name acts, the house upholds beloved traditions; Grateful Dead fanatics and people with tie-dyed flesh emerge to party on Sunday nights, and each Thursday, burgeoning starlets perform karaoke with the support of a full live band. Beside the outdoor stage, a spacious patio facilitates mingling under the sky's star-freckled firmament. At the indoor bar, barkeeps fill glasses with mixed drinks and brews while colorful lights flash against walls. Black leather couches and huge art canvases line the lounge area, and a dance floor carved before the stage affords up-close views of the passport stamps canvassing rock star's wrists. AZCentral noted: "Not far from Mill Avenue, the Sail Inn offers a whole different scene, with a cool vibe and laid-back people."
26 S Farmer Ave
Tempe,
AZ
US
Canadian electrofunk duo Chromeo exhales party-starting inertia, kicking off its Night Falls Tour by rolling out a carpet of dance-floor passports. Melding the talents of guitarist, vocalist, and French-literature buff Dave 1 with the dexterous fingers and throwback savvy of synthmaster P-Thugg, Chromeo has earned reverence from funkophiles for its slick grooves and mastery of jam architecture. Fans can expect congenial beats, riffing Moogs, and song craft that father-and-son yachts can enjoy together in support of the band's latest album, Business Casual. Inflating the soulful evening, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Mayer Hawthorne channels wandering Motown spirits with a retroactive Detroit sound, and French funk enthusiast Breakbot sets the scene with genre jumping and remixes that rumble like tubas in a Cuisinart.
730 N Mill Ave
Tempe,
AZ
US
Every weekend, nationally touring comedians step up to the brick wall at The Comedy Spot Comedy Club to deliver their sets. The performance area allows viewers to get table seating right up to the edge of the stage or hang back in the booths to admire photos of nostalgic comedic icons. While watching, audiences can take in New York– and Chicago–inspired sandwiches and pizzas from the menu. Those looking to hone their own rib-tickling skills can enroll in improv classes or take the stage for a five-minute set during open mic nights. The club’s website even offers fledgling comics tips, such as a dress code, following the light, and checking each patron’s bag for tomatoes.
7117 E 3rd Ave
Scottsdale,
AZ
US
For a quick and easy bite to eat, Organ Stop Pizza is known for its piping hot pizza. For pizza or pasta just the way you like it, the pizzeria offers quite the selection. Organ Stop Pizza is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. With Organ Stop Pizza's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. The whole family can enjoy a meal at Organ Stop Pizza with its kid-friendly fare. Sized just right for big groups, the private room at Organ Stop Pizza would be an ideal pick for your next birthday party or family gathering. Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at Organ Stop Pizza. Between the music and the crowds, Organ Stop Pizza's noise levels can be intense. Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Organ Stop Pizza patrons come in casual attire. For those in a hurry, the pizzeria lets you take your meal or snack to go. Organ Stop Pizza provides easy access to an adjacent lot. You can take it easy on your wallet at Organ Stop Pizza — prices are generally less than $30 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the pizzeria, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
1149 E Southern Ave
Mesa,
AZ
US
Hollywood Alley serves tasty American-style cuisine. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Hollywood Alley, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Hollywood Alley visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. The restaurant features live music and a dance floor, so you can kick up your heels and step to the rhythm. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. Street parking is readily available near Hollywood Alley's W Baseline Rd location. Chow down for less at Hollywood Alley, where a meal almost always costs under $15.
2610 W Baseline Rd
Mesa,
AZ
US
For familiar food you're sure to love, head to Goat Head Saloon for American-style cuisine. Plan to indulge a bit at Goat Head Saloon, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. With Goat Head Saloon's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Perfect for after-work outings, Goat Head Saloon's happy hour is hard to beat. Pull your partner onto the dance floor — the restaurant provides more than enough room to twist the night away. Weekends are when crowds really head to Goat Head Saloon, so plan accordingly. For easy dining, Goat Head Saloon provides convenient parking in a connecting lot. Prices are downright affordable at Goat Head Saloon, with most items well under the $15 mark.
1423 S Country Club Dr
Mesa,
AZ
US
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