5 Concerts to Check Out This Week (September 12-18)

Jason KeilSeptember 12, 2022
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Givēon | Photo by Zamar Velez

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 party artists.

September 12
Givēon
You may recognize the distinctive vocals of the California-based singer from Justin Bieber’s hit single “Peaches.” And now, after releasing two critically acclaimed EPs, the R&B artist finally released his first solo album over the summer and is taking it on the road. Just think of how wild it’ll be when you get to boast you saw him in a small theater in Tempe before he blew up. 8 p.m. Check website for prices. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-1300, luckymanonline.com

September 13
Jack Harlow
The Louisville, Kentucky-based rapper, known for hard-partying viral hits like “What’s Poppin,” is seemingly everywhere lately, from co-hosting the MTV Music Video Awards (and taking home four awards) to making some wild “picks” on the season opener of ESPN’s College GameDay. But deep down, it’s his sincerity that makes him shine. 7:45 p.m., $59-$89, Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, livenation.com

September 13
of Montreal
For 18 albums released over 25 years, of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes has given into his wildest melodic instincts, translating into an absurdist, synth-filled stage show that turns indie rock concepts on their head. 8 p.m., $25-28, Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com

September 14
Dave Matthews Band
The jam band’s 2022 tour has fans hitting the message boards with videos of the group performing some deep cuts from their extensive discography. Some of these tracks haven’t been on a DMB setlist for years, so have your phones at the ready when the group arrives in the Valley so you can capture a rare performance of your favorite song. 7:30 p.m., $49.50-$135, Ak-Chin Pavillon, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200, livenation.com

September 18
Pitbull
The Florida-based rapper, known to fans as “Mr. Worldwide,” is branching out from music as an education advocate, NASCAR racing team owner, and working with Tony Robbins on the motivational speaker circuit. He’s taking a break from his entrepreneurial interests and bringing Sean Paul for the “Can’t Stop Us Now” tour. 8 p.m., $29.95-$499.95, Ak-Chin Pavillon, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200, livenation.com

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