The Haymarket Squares | Photo by Rachael Smith
Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week’s focus is on musical trailblazers.
The actions of a certain rapper have dominated the headlines surrounding the Academy Awards. But one overlooked item was that Billie Eilish became the first person born in the 21st century to win an Oscar for her theme to No Time to Die. 7:30 p.m. $35.50-$145.50. Gila River Arena, 29400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200, gilariverarena.com.
In 2021, after stepping behind the camera to direct a remake of The Munsters, the horror-metal legend released The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, his first album in five years, to some of the best reviews of his storied career. 9 p.m. $56. Arizona Bike Week at Westworld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, 480-644-8191, azbikeweek.com.
Journey and Toto
Having two staples of ’80s rock on the same bill seems too good to be true. With Weezer’s cover of “Africa” catching rain on the charts, audiences must be eager to hear the original (and best) version of the hit in a live setting. And when was the last time you changed that dial during Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’?” We’ll wait for your answer. 7:30 p.m. $55-$780. Gila River Arena, 29400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200, gilariverarena.com.
Los Tigres del Norte
There’s seemingly no end to the accolades the influential San Jose, California, based norteño band has received in their 50-plus year career. But one of the most notable is that they’re the only group to record inside the infamous Folsom Prison since Johnny Cash. $122.50-$252.50, 8 p.m., Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, azfederaltheatre.com.
The Haymarket Squares
Rumor had it that 2019 Best of the Valley winners broke up in 2020, but we’re happy that the gossip surrounding the “punkgrass” group seems unfounded…for now. 8 p.m., $12-$15, Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-271-7000, lastexitlive.com.