5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (November 29-December 5)

Niki D'AndreaNovember 29, 2021
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Alice Cooper | Photo by Robin Looy

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Ska punk, country, classic and indie rock are on tap this week, including Alice Cooper’s annual Christmas Pudding extravaganza.

The Toasters
Tuesday, November 30 at Yucca Tap Room
Ska band The Toasters has been playing its brand of reggae-infused pop-punk since 1981. 2 Tone Lizard Kings and Bowcat open the show. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 30 at Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, yuccatap.com. Tickets cost $15.

Diamond Rio and Matt Farris
Thursday, December 2 at Celebrity Theatre
Country band Diamond Rio plays songs from its 22-year career catalogue. Lake Havasu City native and breakout sensation Matt Farris opens the show. 8 p.m. Thursday, December 2 at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com. Tickets cost $29-$59.

Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding
Saturday, December 4 at Celebrity Theatre
Local legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper’s annual charity concert includes special guests Ace Frehley, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Ed Roland of Collective Soul, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals. 7 p.m. Saturday, December 4 at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com. Tickets cost $60-$220.

Courtney Barnett
Saturday, December 4 at The Van Buren
Indie rocker Courtney Barnett plays a set of high-energy tunes that could include songs from her new album, Things Take Time, Take Time. Post-punk synth-rocker Bartees Strange opens the show. 7 p.m. Saturday, December 4 at The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, thevanburenphx.com. Tickets cost $31-$36.

Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn and Sara Watkins
Sunday, December 5 at Musical Instrument Museum
This trio of Grammy-winning artists comes together for a special performance that includes songs by each artist, plus some surprises and jams. 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday, December 5 at Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org. Tickets cost $64.50-$89.50.

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