5 Concerts to Check Out This Week (February 28-March 6)

Jason KeilMarch 2, 2022
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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week has legendary headliners, both local and national.

February 28
Gary Numan
Perhaps best known for the single “Cars,” this synth-pop pioneer has inspired everyone from Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor to Jack White. 8 p.m. $30. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.

March 2
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
The Gilbert-based post-hardcore band reunited in 2019 in tribute to their former lead singer Tyson Stevens, who died in 2014. Their comeback album comes out in May, with each song featuring a different vocalist. 6:30 p.m., $23, Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.

March 3
Bob Dylan
There are legends, and then there’s Bob Dylan. The songwriter’s lyrics have been pored over and scrutinized for decades, and he’ll be making a stop in the Valley for a concert that will surely delight and confound fans. $49.50-$129.50, 7:30 p.m., Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, azfederaltheatre.com.

March 4
Injury Reserve
A little over a year after their self-titled debut album was released nationally, the Tempe-based rap trio announced that member Stepa J. Groggs died at the age of 32. The remaining two members have pressed on with last year’s well-received self-released follow-up By the Time I Get to Phoenix. 8 p.m., $22-$25, The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, 480-659-1641, thevanburenphx.com.

March 4-5
M3F Festival
After taking a break last year due to the pandemic, the epic downtown music festival returns a little leaner (it’s now two days instead of three). But the lineup is as strong and diverse as ever. Bliss out to electronic producer Zhu and the homegrown riffs of Spafford, or take your soul a little higher with Leon Bridges. Check website for set times. Two-day general admission tickets are $145, with all proceeds going to charity, Margaret T. Hance Park, 1200 N. 1st St., Phoenix, 602-343-0453, m3ffest.com.


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