4 Concerts to Check Out This Week (November 21-27)

Jason KeilNovember 23, 2022
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The 1975 | Photo by Samuel Bradley

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 you’d check out when visiting family.

November 23
The 1975
According to lead singer Matty Healy’s Twitter feed, he refused a lucrative opportunity to open for singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran because the Manchester, UK, pop-rock band wanted to do their own shows. Judging from the sterling reviews of their latest tour, they made the right decision. 7 p.m. Check website for prices. Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, livenation.com

November 23
Dead Hot Workshop
The tradition continues! The Tempe rock band has been playing Thanksgiving Eve since Nita’s Hideaway was standing, but now they’re packing Downtown’s Crescent Ballroom every year. And better yet, they’re letting Stephen Ashbrook, The Stumbles, and Sliced Limes in on the fun. 8 p.m., $15-$20, Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com

November 26
Men I Trust
If that cool uncle who likes Beach House is visiting for the weekend, then take him Downtown to catch this French Canadian trio after you’ve finished your holiday shopping. He’ll get lost in the dreamy soundscapes and Emma Proulx’s exquisite vocals, and you can show him how much Phoenix has changed since you last saw him. 8:30 p.m., $26.50, The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, 480-659-1641, livenation.com

November 27
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
No holiday is complete without playing a Christmas album by the new age group. But if you sold your CD collection when you got a Spotify account, there are two opportunities to catch the group in person so you can feel the joy that comes this time of year. 3 and 7:30 p.m., $35-$80, Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, One E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644.6500, mesaartscenter.com

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