5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (November 15-21)

Niki D'AndreaNovember 16, 2021
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Dar Williams | Photo by Ebru Yildiz

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week brings everything from a folk singer and a 1990s alt. rock giant to a session saxophonist and underground house music DJ.

Dar Williams
Friday, November 19 at Musical Instrument Museum
Singer-songwriter Dar Williams performs songs from her 31-year career as a folk musician, plus new tracks from her latest album, I’ll Meet You Here. Heather Maloney opens the show. 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 19 at Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org. Tickets cost $38.50-$46.50.

Everclear
Friday, November 19 at Celebrity Theatre
Art Alexakis leads this alternative rock trio in a set of hits including “Santa Monica,” “I Will Buy You a New Life,” “Father of Mine,” and “Rich Girl.” With supporting act Wheatus. 8 p.m. Friday, November 19 at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com. Tickets cost $30-$40.

Bob Sheppard Quartet
Saturday, November 20 at Ravenscroft Hall
Jazz saxophonist Bob Sheppard has played sessions with such luminaries as Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder. He brings his improvisational skills to Scottsdale as part of the Lakeshore Music series. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 20 at Ravenscroft Hall, 8445 E. Hartford Dr., Scottsdale, theravenscroft.com. Tickets cost $55.

Lagwagon
Saturday and Sunday, November 20 and 21 at The Rebel Lounge
Pop-punk legends Lagwagon share the stage with Red City Radio and The Venemous Pinks. 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, November 20 and 21 at The Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Rd., therebellounge.com. Tickets cost $32 plus fees.

Steve Darko
Sunday, November 21 at Shady Park
Underground house music sensation Steve Darko plays a daytime set in Tempe as part of his “Midnight Swim Tour.” 3 p.m. Sunday, November 21 at Shady Park, 26 E. University Dr., Tempe, shadyparktempe.com. Tickets cost $18 plus fees.

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