5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (November 1-7)

Niki D'AndreaNovember 1, 2021
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Big & Rich | Photo by Tom Frisch

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. A cadre of indie artists hits local stages this week, along with some country music legends and a sultry jazz singer.

Julien Baker
Monday, November 1 at The Van Buren
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Julien Baker, known for being one-third of supergroup boygenius, performs in support of her third solo album, Little Oblivions. Dehd opens the show. 8 p.m. Monday, November 1 at The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, thevanburenphx.com. Tickets cost $25-$28 plus fees.

Noizu
Saturday, November 6 at Shady Park
Los Angeles-based dance and electronica artist Noizu has received props from EDM big names like Skrillex and Diplo, and his remixes have been played more than a million times on Soundcloud. 9 p.m. Saturday, November 6 at Shady Park, 26 E. University Drive, Tempe, shadyparktempe.com. Tickets cost $25 plus fees.

Big & Rich: A Salute to American Veterans
Saturday, November 6 at Ak-Chin Pavilion
Country superstars Big & Rich perform in celebration of U.S. military veterans. Aaron Lewis, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry and Ashley Winelands are also on the bill. 5 p.m. Saturday, November 6 at Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ak-chinpavilion.com. Tickets cost $29-$275.

Shawn Johnson
Saturday, November 6 at Copper Blues
Tempe native Shawn Johnson, known for leading soulful performances with his band, The Foundation, performs an acoustic solo set of indie rock songs. 6 p.m. Saturday, November 6 at Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen, 50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, copperblueslive.com. Admission is free.

Jane Monheit
Sunday, November 7 at Musical Instrument Museum
Jazz singer Jane Monheit performs tunes from the Great American Songbook and her latest album, which includes selections that reflect her admiration for her predecessors, like Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland. 7 p.m. Sunday, November 7 at Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org. Tickets cost $33.50-$46.50. 

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