4 Concerts to Check Out This Week (July 11-July 17)

Jason KeilJuly 12, 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, we’re focusing on offbeat acts.

July 12
Brad Pitt recently said in a GQ interview that he was on the last leg of his acting career. But the Nashville-based alt-pop group COIN, who used the movie star’s name for the title of the bouncy lead single off their latest album Uncanny Valley, doesn’t see Pitt nearing retirement any time soon. In the song’s chorus, the threesome gleefully asks to be kept young forever, much like the star’s seemingly immortal good looks. 8 p.m., $29.50, Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, azfederaltheatre.com

July 15
When you encounter a truly great song, you almost want to become part of the music. On Madness, the latest album by the Minneapolis-based synth-pop group Poliça, producer Ryan Olson and sound artist Seth Rosetter used a tool called Allovers. It makes the chatter and movements of the visitors to a MASS MoCA exhibition of the same name an integral component of each song. This odd process allows the record to sound strange and surprising. $22-$25, 8 p.m., Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com

July 16
Happy Together Tour
For 13 years, the best pop bands from the ‘60s and ‘70s have traveled together to perform their chart-topping hits for the Happy Together Tour. And this year brings one of their most distinctive lineups: The Turtles, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, The Association, The Buckinghams, The Vogues, and The Cowsills. 8 p.m., $30-$125, Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, 877-724-4687, talkingstickresort.com

July 17
Igor and the Red Elvises
Thanks to Baz Luhrman’s divisive biopic on Elvis Presley, an uninformed concertgoer might misinterpret this Russian-American group as some bizarre cover band cashing in on The King’s newfound popularity. And sure, there’ll be some disappointment when none of his hits make the setlist, but it’ll fade once the popular live band’s quirky surf rock starts. 8 p.m., $10, The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-612-4981, rhythmroom.com


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