5 Concerts to Check Out This Week (January 30-February 5)

Jason KeilJanuary 31, 2023
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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we’re featuring events from some of the Valley’s finest musicians.

January 31
ASU Musical Interlude featuring Michael Compitello
Percussionist Michael Compitello is giving talented classical musicians in the Grand Canyon State the opportunity to show off their extraordinary gifts in one of the best-sounding concert halls in the Valley. 10:30 a.m., $7 concert only or free with museum admission, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-478-6000, mim.org

February 1
Wednesday, Wednesday: A Weekly Songwriter’s Showcase
If you’re looking for an entry point into the vast Phoenix music scene, start with this weekly showcase curated by Jesse Teer of The Senators. 8 p.m., free, Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com

February 3
La Salsa Vive with Jaleo

If two of your New Year’s resolutions were to increase your physical activity and check out more local music, now’s your chance to check off two boxes with one event. Dance to live salsa music courtesy of the critically acclaimed Latin group Jaleo. DJ D-LO will also perform. 8 p.m., $15-$2-, Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com

February 4
Kamp Fest
Singer Andy Chaves of Katastro tragically died in a car accident last May at age 32, just as the Tempe rock group was on their way to national success. Several vocalists, including Rome from Sublime with Rome, will pay tribute to Chaves by singing with the band during this all-day festival. The bill also includes performances by Pacific Dub and The Irie. 2:30 p.m., $35-45, Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St., Mesa, 480-644-2560, mesaamp.com

February 4
The Phoenix Rock Lottery
Just in case you’re unfamiliar with this annual event, the rules go like this: At the beginning of the day, 25 local musicians are grouped into five bands who will write and perform three original songs and a cover on the evening of the concert. Anything can happen (and usually does) at this charity event for Rosie’s House, which donates musical instruments and instruction to underprivileged Valley youth. 8 p.m., $13-$15, Crescent Ballroom, 308 N 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com