5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (August 2-8)

Niki D'AndreaAugust 2, 2021
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Photo courtesy The Hardways

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Arguably the biggest concert this week, The Maine at Crescent Ballroom on August 3, has sold out – but there are plenty of other shows (especially in the rock and jazz genres) to keep you entertained over the next seven days.

Monday, August 2 at The Lost Leaf
If you’re feeling saxy, local modern jazz quartet Jiggle has some horn-filled, free-form jams in the vein of Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman for you. 8 p.m. Monday, August 2 at The Lost Leaf, 914 N. 5th St., Phoenix, thelostleaf.org. Admission is free.

Three Bad Jacks
Friday, August 6 at Yucca Tap Room
Los Angeles-based rockabilly trio Three Bad Jacks thrives in live settings, bringing their swing to Phoenix on a coastal tour. With The DeVillains, The Blissins, and Thee Suburban Sluts. 8 p.m. Friday, August 6 at Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, yuccatap.com. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $13 day of show.

Sherry Roberson
Saturday, August 7 at The Nash
Phoenix blues chanteuse Sherry Roberson channels Billie Holliday in this tribute to Lady Day featuring tunes from the Great American Songbook. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 7 at The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix. thenash.org. Tickets cost $29-$39.

Saturday, August 7 at Chopper John’s
Tempe noise-pop-punk trio JJCnV recently released a new album, Wakes Up Later, packed with songs that make people dance and run for the aspirin. The band shares the bill with Shovel and Beekeeper. 9 p.m. Saturday, August 7 at Chopper John’s, 2547 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, facebook.com/chopperjohns. Admission is free.

The Hardways
Sunday, August 8 at The 1227 Taproom
Local heavy bluegrass rockers The Hardways play songs from their new album, Whittle It Away. They share the stage with “thrash pop band” Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers. 7 p.m. Sunday, August 8 at The 1227 Taproom, 1227 E. Northern Ave., Phoenix, facebook.com/the1227taproom. Admission is free.


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