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Big & Rich | Photo by Tom Frisch   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. A cadre of indie artists hits local stages this week, along with some country music legends and a sultry jazz singer. Julien Baker Monday, November 1 at The Van Buren Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Julien Baker, known for being one-third of supergroup boygenius, performs in support of...

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Marc Anthony | Photo courtesy Viva Iquique weblog   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. The fall concert season is in full swing (and full rock) this week, with a spooky jazz show, alt. rock icons, a Latin pop star and more. Primus Monday, October 25 at Arizona Federal Theatre The bass-heavy sounds of alt. rock band Primus boom into town, as...

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Erykah Badu | Photo by Patrik Hamberg   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week is chock full of classic rock, but also with a touch of neo-soul and a side of jam band. And a Mexican music legend. Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening Tuesday, October 19 at Celebrity Theatre Drummer Jason Bonham, son of legendary rock drummer John Bonham,...

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Photo by Dwight McCann Photography   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Everything from a country music fest headlined by Willie Nelson to R&B legend Gladys Knight to U.K. house music producer Eli Brown is on audio tap this week. Outlaw Music Festival Friday, October 15 at Ak-Chin Pavilion Willie Nelson, The Avett Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Lucinda Williams and IDA MAE...

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  Fairy Bones | Photo by Jim Hesterman   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. The fall concert season rolls out this week with a reunion show of local rock favorites, country music stars, a progressive classical clan and a Texas rock trio now touring as a duo. Emmylou Harris Thursday, October 7 at Mesa Arts Center Singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris has...

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Chaka Kahn | Photo courtesy John Mathew Smith/celebrity-photos.com   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week is all about woman power, as a slew of female superstars including Chaka Kahn and Alanis Morissette come to town. I Am Kawehi Friday, October 1 at Valley Bar Hawaiian pop/electronic loop artist I Am Kawehi was deemed “The Genius One-Woman Band” by Elle...

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High Street | Photo by Mallory Turner   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Catchy alternative and blues-infused rock, classic rock giants, fusion rappers and Tejano music legends are all hitting stages near you this week. Cold War Kids Monday, September 20 at The Van Buren L.A.-based Cold War Kids bring their hook-filled alternative rock songs to town, in support of...

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A recent study by music streaming service Spotify showed Phoenix was the top city in the world for CD sales, beating L.A. and other urban centers like London and Paris. With several local music retail stores across the Valley, including multiple Zia Record Exchange outlets, Phoenix seems a perfect place for picking up a piece of ’90s nostalgia or classic rock on CD – or a hot new copy of the latest K-Pop sensation. Here...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week brings some music legends to town, along with indie and alternative rock sensations. Running from Bears Monday, September 13 at The Lost Leaf If creative jazz is your cup of tea, catch Running from Bears at The Lost Leaf. This Phoenix-based, six-piece ensemble’s performances are a mix of arrangements and alchemy, bursting with...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Everything from gypsy punk and Italian industrial metal to chart-topping country stars and ‘80s Brit pop is on tap for the next seven days. Gogol Bordello Monday, September 6 at The Van Buren Take some Romani music, mix it with some punk rock, and voila! You’re clapping in a mosh pit for alternative gypsy rock...

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  Photo by Carlos Varela   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Some huge music stars are coming this week, led by Guns ‘N Roses and capped off with Latin Grammy award-winner Pepe Aguilar. Guns ‘N Roses Monday, August 30 at Footprint Center The legendary rock band returns for a tour featuring a set list of hits, from “Welcome to the...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week, we’ve got everything from monster heavy metal bands to smooth blues to Southwest folk. The Senators Friday, August 27 at Crescent Ballroom Arizona folk band The Senators play songs from their latest album, Wild Wide Open, with support from Riso and Adam Bruce. 8 p.m. Friday, August 27 at Crescent Ballroom, 308 N....

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Reggae-rock bands, Chicago-style blues, dubstep, and instrumental prog rock top the list this week. Strawberry Girls Wednesday, August 18 at The Rebel Lounge Instrumental prog rock trio Strawberry Girls bring their post-hardcore California sound to town in support of their fourth studio album, Tasmanian Glow. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 18 at The Rebel Lounge, 2303...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. A diverse lineup this week includes African interpretations of bluegrass music, a celebration of Motown, psychedelic rock, regional Mexican music, and off-the-cuff country. Pascal Bokar Afro Blue Grazz Band Monday, August 9 at The Nash Wednesday, August 11 at Ottowa University Musician Pascal Bokar, born in France and raised in Senegal, West Africa, leads eleven...

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PHOENIX magazine has named a lot of best bands over the years. And then the bands played on (well, some of them). Here’s what a handful of previous Best of the Valley winners are up to now. THE SUGAR THIEVES (2013, 2014) After months of isolation during the pandemic, the local blues folk group exploded with music, releasing two new albums in summer 2020. They continue to play a few times a month around the...

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