5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (August 16-22)

Niki D'AndreaAugust 16, 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. Reggae-rock bands, Chicago-style blues, dubstep, and instrumental prog rock top the list this week.

Strawberry Girls
Wednesday, August 18 at The Rebel Lounge
Instrumental prog rock trio Strawberry Girls bring their post-hardcore California sound to town in support of their fourth studio album, Tasmanian Glow. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 18 at The Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, therebellounge.com. Tickets cost $16 plus a $5.13 service fee.

Wednesday, August 18 at Arizona Federal Theatre
Reggae rock band Rebelution headlines their “Good Vibes Summer Tour” with support from Kabaka Pyramid, Keznamdi and DJ Mackle. 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 18 at Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, arizonafederaltheatre.com. Tickets cost $34-$112.

Friday, August 20 at Marquee Theatre
Phoenix’s favorite Latino reggae group, Fayuca, performs with special guests Why Worry, Zeeceekeely, Haffo and Mellow Psychedelic Culture. 7:15 p.m. Friday, August 20 at Marquee Theatre, 750 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, marqueetheatreaz.com. Tickets cost $17-$27.

Friday, August 20 at AURA
New Zealand dubstep duo Truth creates a “deep, dark and dangerous” (and danceable) soundscape at this event, which also includes sets from mastuh, Opake, Unexpected Pedestrian and SAVA. 9 p.m. Friday, August 20 at AURA, 411 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, downtowntempe.com/go/aura. Tickets cost $25-$30.

Big Pete Pearson
Friday, August 20 at Chandler Center for the Arts
Chicago-style blues bellowed by Big Pete Pearson is pretty unforgettable, and audiences can always expect a high-energy and soulful show. 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 20 at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org. Admission is free.

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