5 Concerts to Check Out This Week (October 24-30)

Jason KeilOctober 24, 2022
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The Who | Photo by Rick Guest

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we feature legends.

October 26
Sophie B. Hawkins
Among her numerous hits from the ’90s, including “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” and “As I Lay Me Down,” the singer-songwriter also wrote the song “Gone Baby” off her 2012 album The Crossing, with Mary Steenburgen. Yes, that Mary Steenburgen. 7 p.m., $38.50-$49.50, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-478-6000, mim.org

October 28
Jimmy Eat World and The Maine
Two of the biggest alternative bands from the Valley are joining forces for one night only, and they’re bringing up-and-coming artist Sydney Sprague along for the ride. 7 p.m., $49-$79, Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, livenation.com

October 29
George Benson
There’s no mistaking the jazz guitar stylings of George Benson. From the sultry funk of “Give Me the Night” to his original take of the ballad “The Greatest Love of All,” there are decades of legendary music under this performer’s belt. 7:30 p.m., $68-$92, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 480-782-2680, chandlercenter.org

October 30
The Who
Nothing can keep this British Invasion band down! A legendary backing band will join Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry onstage to perform their substantial catalog of hits, including selections from Tommy and Who’s Next. 7:30 p.m., $45-$302, Ak-Chin Pavillon, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200, livenation.com

October 30
W.A.S.P.
Somehow the legendary California shock rockers have survived everything from multiple lineup changes to the ire of Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Center. The group will take the stage just in time for the Halloween season to perform their hits, which include  “L.O.V.E. Machine” and “Wild Child.” 7 p.m., $35-$67, Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707, luckymanonline.com

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