Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week, we’re focusing on music with poetic lyrics.
If you need proof that old-school hip hop is making a comeback, look no further than the rap battle that took place late last year on Verzuz. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony took on their rivals Three 6 Mafia in a fight for ’90s supremacy. While the “Crossroads” group was overshadowed by their Oscar-winning opponents, their status as living legends was never in doubt. It’s fair to say this latest tour is Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s victory lap without the victory. $40-$70, 7:30 p.m., Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707, luckymanonline.com
Smash The Patriarchy: A Benefit for Reproductive Rights!
Over the last several weeks, the news about reproductive rights has left many feeling powerless. If you’re looking for a way to help, five awesome local indie bands are working together to raise money for the Abortion Fund of Arizona. The lineup includes Pleasure Cult, Wallace Hound, Bite The Hand, Veronica Everheart, and Lilac Cadillac. $10, 7:30 p.m., Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com
There’s a story going around that before Adia Victoria took the stage to perform one evening, the emcee stated she was an Americana artist. She quickly corrected him, emphasizing that she “sings the blues.” And you can hear that weight in her lyrical storytelling. They channel her own and other women’s experiences growing up Black in the South. $18-$20, 8 p.m., Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-368-3121, valleybarphx.com
Corinne Bailey Rae
It’s been more than 15 years since the English songstress burst on the scene with the light and soulful “Put Your Records On,” and she’s released only two additional full-length albums since her Grammy-nominated debut. To see her performing after a five-year hiatus is truly a gift. 7 p.m., $38-$58, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 480-782-2680, chandlercenter.org