5 Concerts to Check Out This Week (February 5-11)

Jason KeilFebruary 5, 2024
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Tool | Photo by Travis Shinn
Tool | Photo by Travis Shinn

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres around the Valley. In this week’s column, we feature a music festival at a golf tournament and more.

February 6
Bobby Rush
Some artists get better with age, and then there’s legendary bluesman Bobby Rush. The “Chicken Heads” singer made a name for himself in the ’70s but took his music to the next level in the last decade, decorating his mantlepiece with award after award, including two Grammys. 8 p.m., $30, Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-612-4981, rhythmroom.com

February 7-10
Coors Light Birds Nest
The party never stops at “The Greatest Show on Grass.” There’s something for everyone at this post-tournament music festival, which takes place across the street from TPC Scottsdale. This year’s lineup includes Duran Duran, Dierks Bentley and HARDY. Check website for times and prices. 17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, 480-585-4334, coorslightbirdsnest.com

February 9-10
Maynard James Keenan can boast that he is our state’s most prominent winemaker, but the Jerome resident is also with the band Tool. The group has even managed to have one of the best-selling albums in the streaming era, 2019’s Fear Inoculum. 7:30 p.m. $70-$145, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800, footprintcenter.com

February 10
Don McLean
The singer-songwriter behind “American Pie,” one of the most endearing songs ever, will celebrate his enviable career during this intimate show. 8 p.m., Tickets start at $45. Showroom at Wild Horse Pass, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800-946-4452, playatgila.com

February 10
Arizona Goth Festival 2024
Break out your skull jewelry and shine up your Dr. Martens because things will get dark at this year’s edition of the Arizona Goth Festival. Fact Pattern and Belfry Bats headline this celebration of all things morbid. 6 p.m., $40-$60, Walter Studios-Studio A, 747 W Roosevelt St., Phoenix, walterstudios.com