5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (September 6-12)

Niki D'AndreaSeptember 7, 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. Everything from gypsy punk and Italian industrial metal to chart-topping country stars and ‘80s Brit pop is on tap for the next seven days.

Gogol Bordello
Monday, September 6 at The Van Buren
Take some Romani music, mix it with some punk rock, and voila! You’re clapping in a mosh pit for alternative gypsy rock band Gogol Bordello. With special guests NuFolk Rebel Alliance. 8 p.m. Monday, September 6 at The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, thevanburenphx.com. Tickets cost $30-$35 plus fees.

Wynonna Judd
Friday, September 10 at Celebrity Theatre
Expect plenty of rockin’ country hits spanning a 34-year career when Wynonna Judd performs with The Big Noise. The stage is set up for half house at this show and will not revolve. 8 p.m. Friday, September 10 at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com. Tickets cost $44-$64.

Pat Benatar
Saturday, September 11 at Arizona Federal Theatre
Along with her husband and longtime guitarist Neil Giraldo, rock siren Pat Benatar will unleash a slew of her hits including “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Love Is a Battlefield,” and “We Belong.” 8 p.m. Saturday, September 11 at Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, arizonafederaltheatre.com. Tickets cost $48.50-$249.

Saturday, September 11 at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino
English rock band Squeeze, best known for their 1981 hit “Tempted,” performs. Other songs on the set list could include “Black Coffee in Bed,” “Pulling Mussels,” and “Hourglass.” 8 p.m. Saturday, September 11 at The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Rd., Maricopa, caesars.com/harrahs-ak-chin/shows. Tickets cost $39.50-$74.50.

Sunday, September 12 at Yucca Tap Room
Italian industrial metal band KEEN plays its brand of Rammstein-esque music. With Pobre Pobre. 8 p.m. Sunday, September 12 at Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, yuccatap.com. Admission is free.


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