5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (June 28-July 4)

Niki D'AndreaJune 28, 2021
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Ramón Ayala | Photo by Aaron Markham


Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week features a Mexican music legend, locally grown dark disco and a pioneer of electronic DJ jams.

Ramón Ayala
Friday, July 2 at Celebrity Theatre
Legendary Norteño music master Ramón Ayala has been singing and playing his accordion professionally since 1963. He’s backed by the band Sus Bravos Del Norte. 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 2 at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.org. Tickets cost $45-$125.

Seth Brown
Friday, July 2 at Pub Rock Live
Singer-songwriter Seth Brown performs original tunes close to his heart and home, as evidenced by song titles like “Fallin’ for Arizona.” 8 p.m. Friday, July 2 at Pub Rock Live, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, pubrocklive.com. Admission is free.

Paper Foxes
Friday, July 2 at The Rebel Lounge
The danceable, disco-infused tunes of Phoenix-based quintet Paper Foxes disguise sometimes surprisingly dark lyrics. Violet Choir and the Maybe Next Years are also on the bill. 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 2 at The Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, therebellounge.com. Tickets cost $12.

Moonshine Voodoo Band
Friday, July 2 at Cactus Jack’s
Rock, blues and country collide in the original songs of Memphis, Tennessee transplants Moonshine Voodoo. Performing with the Aaron Nelson Project and ZZ Top tribute band AZZ Top. 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 2 at Cactus Jack’s, 4747 E. Elliot Rd., Phoenix, cactusjacksbar.com. Tickets cost $12.

Sunday, July 4 at Shady Park
Relentless Beats presents Los Angeles-based DJ Destructo, one of the purveyors of early 1990s techno (with hints of metal and disco). 3 p.m. Sunday, July 4 at Shady Park, 26 E. University Dr., Tempe, shadyparktempe.com. Tickets cost $37.82-$43.45.

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