Live at the Marquee (video)

Enjoy the show!

I’ve had many musical moments at the Tempe Marquee Theatre. Last night’s show included several local bands (others not in my video). In video order: Fat Gray Cat (long time friends), The Sintrics Band (fairly new on the Phoenix scene), and Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers (notable on the Phoenix scene). Fantastic energy and sound – all of them!

The Smithereens, for those not familiar, is an American band from New Jersey, formed in 1980. The original lead singer, Pat DiNizio died in 2017. Local singer, Robin Wilson, did a super job stepping into the role. He not only sounded great, but he also shared many stories of connecting to the music and history of local record shops in the valley that he once worked at. Most are gone. I worked at some of them too. 😁 The memories! 🎢 Live music is good for the soul. It is also fun to notice the aging crowd at some of these gigs. πŸ˜‚

The Tempe Marque Theatre originally opened in 1993 as the Red River Opry. It is near Tempe Town Lake and down the road from Arizona State University.

Thanks for joining me. Be well. πŸ’— Michele

I want to love but it comes out wrong
I want to live but I don’t belong
I close my eyes and I see
Blood and roses

~The Smithereens, Blood and Roses

Now I lie in bed and think of her
Sometimes I even weep
Then I dream of her behind the wall of sleep

~The Smithereens, Behind the Wall of Sleep

Photo of me by JBG Clips and Tempe Town Lake by me

Β© 2022 Michele Lee Sefton

79 thoughts on “Live at the Marquee (video)

    1. My pleasure. Thanks for viewing! Wow, I went to my first concert when I was in 8th grade and haven’t stopped. I suppose when I was younger, I took for granted the many shows/concerts available in the Valley of the Sun. Like most things, I appreciate it more now. Doesn’t seem too late for you to create that musical memory. 🎢

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  1. So fascinating article about singers and their inspiring poems and shows can nicely admired πŸŒ·πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š
    Our life’s enjoyment , we have to go see so many shows and we keeping beautiful memories πŸ‘πŸ’
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    and your beautiful photo also so nice and you nicely enjoyed the show also πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜thank you for
    sharing and happy weekend πŸ‘πŸ₯°πŸŒ·

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  2. A wonderful trip down memory lane. I’ve not heard that song by the Smithereens in ages. Wow! The lead vocals were superb, and they sounded great overall. The local bands were great too, reminding me of many-a-night on the Hollywood strip when young, and not in need of so much sleep. Hehe. πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸŒ³ Nah, I’m ready foe more shows, the Jazz show last month was epic. 🎢🎼🎡

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    1. Great song! Solid band. 🎢I am glad you enjoyed the music. The Marquee is a fantastic (smaller) place to see a show. I need more sleeping than live music enjoying. 😴🀩 πŸ˜„

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  3. Well, Michele my Belle, sounds like someone had a heck of a good time last night! Any opportunity to enjoy good music and DANCING! Yes!!! And you are so very right, music speaks to us, just like art, nature and literature. That should carry you through the rest of the weekend my dear! What a great mood to be in! πŸ₯³βœ¨πŸ˜πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’πŸ₯°πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸŒžπŸ¦‹ Hugs and smooches! πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹πŸ€©

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    1. Perceptive, you are! An infusion of live music and movement carries us through. πŸ’— It was the perfect escape at the end of a busy week! Bonus… the weather has turned gorgeous. 😊 I love that venue too, close to the lake. Enjoy your Sunday, Kymbelina. πŸ‚ πŸ’–

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      1. Whoa girlfriend, what a complete round of entertainment. πŸŽΆπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ₯³ Oh honey, you are going to be on Cloud 9 for a while! What a place to be! πŸ€— Sending you lots of love, hugs, and smooches my queen. Cheers!!! πŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ€©

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    1. Greetings! Thanks for sharing some live music vibes. 🎢 It was hard to live without it during the pandemic. It is wonderful to see musicians making live music again! I enjoy your blog too. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ»

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    1. The show was worth staying up late for and the video was worth getting up early for. The things I do for music! πŸ˜‚ Yes, you do! It is wonderful to see musicians/performers working again after the pandemic hiatus. Enjoy! πŸ’ƒπŸ’–

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