AWOLNATION | Photo courtesy Kari Rowe
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 acts with surprises up their sleeve.
If you only know alternative rockers AWOLNATION for their arena anthem “Sail,” then you’ll be surprised by their prolific covers record My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers & Me. The album features renditions of Midnight Oil, ABBA, and The Alan Parsons Project with collaborators that include Beck and Jewel. 7:30 p.m., $35-$65, Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707, luckymanonline.com
Fans of Supernatural may recognize Rob Benedict, the lead singer of the indie rock band Louden Swain. He had the honor of playing “God” on the long-running television drama, so it seems appropriate that they celebrate the release of their latest album, titled Feelings and Such, at the show’s convention in Glendale. 9 p.m. $80, Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa, 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale, loudenswain.com
Elton John still rules pop music more than 50 years since he released his first album. You can’t go one minute without listening to one of his songs on the radio, and he recently collaborated with Britney Spears on a chart-topping new single. But the Rocketman is saying goodbye to the road with a farewell extravaganza worthy of filling Chase Field. 8 p.m., $47.50-$242, Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-514-8400, eltonjohn.com
The actress, singer, dancer, and television spokeswoman has outshined her equally talented brothers with an implausible six-decade career. She continued to showcase her unparalleled vocal talents with the album Unexpected, which came out late last year and features a mix of covers spanning from Broadway to opera. 7:30 p.m., $64-$109, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, 480-422-8449, azmusicfest.org
Celebrating David Bowie
The influential “Space Oddity” singer would have been 75 years old this year, and his absence is still deeply felt in the music world. In the years following his death, the show “Celebrating David Bowie” has paid tribute to the legend’s music with performances by fans and those he’s collaborated with over the years. This time around, Todd Rundgren and guitarist Adrian Belew take the stage. 7:30 p.m., $40-$249, Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600, celebritytheatre.com