5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (June 21-27)

Niki D'AndreaJune 21, 2021
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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week, we’ve got American roots music, reggae, rock and a tribute to late Phoenix punk musician Andy Warpigs.

The Sugar Thieves
Friday, June 25 at the Musical Instrument Museum
Following the release of two new albums, Phoenix-based American roots music band The Sugar Thieves will bring their bluesy brand of country-folk-jazz to the auditorium at MIM, which provides a pristine acoustical boost to any performer. 7 p.m. Friday, June 25 at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org. Tickets cost $28.50.

The Mighty Kindread with Dee Dread and Kill Babylon Coalition
Friday, June 25 at Last Exit Live
Reggae fans can bop their heads to some of the best island sounds around the Valley when The Mighty Kindread kicks out jams of offbeat rhythms and staccato chords with Dee Dread and Kill Babylon Coalition. 9 p.m. Friday, June 25 at Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, lastexitlive.com. Tickets cost $10.

Megan Rüger
Friday, June 25 at Copper Blues
As heard on season 6 of the NBC show The Voice, Megan Rüger’s vocals pack a powerful, soulful punch reminiscent of singers like Pat Benatar and Ann Wilson of Heart. 9 p.m. Friday, June 25 at Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen, 50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, copperblueslive.com/phoenix. Admission is free.

TV Tragedy
Friday, June 25 at Yucca Tap Room
Straight out of Lake Havasu City, TV Tragedy plays old school punk rock that hits listeners like audio adrenaline. This show celebrates the release of their new CD, The Fall. High-octane support acts are The Linecutters, Birth of Monsters and Squared. 9 p.m. Friday, June 25 at Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, yuccatap.com. Admission is free.

A Tribute to Andy Warpigs
Saturday, June 27 at The Rebel Lounge
The Trunk Space presents this tribute to late Phoenix musician Andy Warpigs, who passed away in May. Performers include Dadadoh & The POC, Snailmate, Spicy Mayo, 20 Foot Neon Jesus and Kaizo. All proceeds benefit Andy Warpigs’ mother, Lynn Johnson. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at The Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, therebellounge.com. Admission is free. Donations are requested.

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