5 Concerts to Check Out This Week (October 10-16)

Jason KeilOctober 10, 2022
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Dehd | Photo by Alexa Viscius

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week features performers who can be best described as… intense.

October 10
The Black Keys
After two decades of moving from small clubs to shaking arenas, it’s only a matter of time until the “Howlin’ for You” duo makes it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whether they deserve that status is a matter of your taste, but you can see one of Patrick Carney’s drum sets on display next time you visit the Cleveland attraction. 7 p.m., $34.50-$539, Ak-Chin Pavillon, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200, livenation.com

October 10
The War on Drugs
The lyrics on the band’s fifth album, I Dont Live Here Anymore, focus on Adam Granduciel’s connection with his father. But despite what you hear, the frontman explained in a recent Pitchfork interview that he has a great relationship with his dad and his old man often joins them on tour. Maybe you can spot him in the audience when they play Downtown. 8 p.m., $39.50-$45, The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, 480-659-1641, thevanburenphx.com

October 13
Dehd
No, we’re not adding this Chicago-based band’s concert because their name is perfect for this spooky time of year. We love the trio because they channel the jangly punk-pop of the Ramones with some whip-smart lyrics. It’s safe to say they’re not leaving the music world anytime soon. 9 p.m., $25-$28, The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, 480-659-1641, thevanburenphx.com

October 14
Lamb of God
When the five-piece metal group played in Phoenix in 2019, thieves stole two of their one-of-a-kind guitars. Only one has been recovered, meaning the band might have some feelings of loss to work out on stage when they return to the Valley. 6 p.m., $49.50-$79.50, Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, livenation.com

October 15
deadmau5
The masked EDM superstar is touring to celebrate the founding of his mau5trap label 15 years ago. It’s more than a vanity project. The DJ has used it to widen the reach of up-and-coming artists he loves. 8 p.m., $39.50-$59.50, Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, livenation.com

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