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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’re focusing on great arena shows past and present. August 30 The Weeknd Outside of his 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show, music fans never had the chance to experience The Weeknd perform his critically acclaimed album After Hours in a live setting (thank you, pandemic). Now the R&B artist has two albums to promote...

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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’s performers are known for great partnerships on stage or in the studio. August 22 Incubus Incubus hasn’t released a full-length album in five years, making the band’s summer tour even more exciting. Since the “Drive” group has nothing new to promote, the beloved Southern California band can add more fan favorites and deep...

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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, some of our artists are trying to make a comeback, but most of them truly never went anywhere. August 17 Odesza The EDM duo has titled this tour “The Last Goodbye.” But don’t worry! They aren’t hanging up their turntables just yet. 7 p.m., $29-$179, Ak-Chin Pavillon, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200, livenation.com...

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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’re focusing on throwback acts. August 8 Teyana Taylor The R&B artist announced at the end of 2020 that she was retiring from music for good. And Taylor, who Eddie Murphy fans may recognize from the film Coming 2 America, is going out on a high note. Her third full-length, titled The Album, features appearances...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. August 2 David Gray The British singer-songwriter is touring in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his breakthrough album White Ladder, which features the hits “Babylon” and “Please Forgive Me.” But the album first came out in 1998, so is our math off? Not exactly. The album was re-released in 2000 by Dave Matthews’ record label,...

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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’re focusing on offbeat acts. July 12 COIN Brad Pitt recently said in a GQ interview that he was on the last leg of his acting career. But the Nashville-based alt-pop group COIN, who used the movie star’s name for the title of the bouncy lead single off their latest album Uncanny Valley, doesn’t see Pitt...

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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’re focusing on music with poetic lyrics. July 8 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony If you need proof that old-school hip hop is making a comeback, look no further than the rap battle that took place late last year on Verzuz. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony took on their rivals Three 6 Mafia in a fight for ’90s supremacy. While...

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XIXA by Julius Schlosburg Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week we’re rocking with a local lineup. June 29 AJJ and Open Mike Eagle If you’re familiar with the Valley’s folk-punk band’s dark sense of humor, then you might think the title of their 2020 album, titled Good Luck Everybody, was prophetic. And now that we’re (almost) on the other side of...

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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’re focusing on folk rock. June 23 Aldous Harding If the words “female folk singer” conjure up visions of a woman quietly playing an acoustic guitar, then allow New Zealander Aldous Harding to shatter your expectations. Her performances have a flair for the dramatic, and her fourth album, titled Warm Chris, has been described...

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Amos Lee | Photo by Shervin Lainez Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week we’re taking a look at bands influenced by blues and jazz. May 31 Steely Dan When Walter Becker died in 2017, many wondered if his songwriting partner Donald Fagen would let the jazz-rock collective carry on. Obviously, Steely Dan isn’t standing still. Fagen is still going...

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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’re taking a look at throwback acts. May 24 Yngwie Malmsteen Using the word “legendary” to describe the Swedish heavy metal guitarist doesn’t quite do his skills with a Stratocaster justice. Influenced more by Handel than Hendrix, the neoclassicist is known worldwide for the absurd number of amps at his shows and his...

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Destroyer | Photo by Ted Bois Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week we’re taking a look at indie music. May 17 King Hannah This Liverpool-based band doesn’t sound like they’re from England at all. The duo’s sound is rooted in Southern blues with a little trip-hop thrown in for good measure. In its review of their debut album, Pitchfork described their...

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Pearl Jam | Photo by Danny Clinch Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week we’re taking a look at cinematic music. May 9 Pearl Jam The Seattle grunge group behind the hits “Jeremy” and “Evenflow” were among the first bands to stop touring as the pandemic shut everything down. Two years later, they’re ready to make the arenas shake with...

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The Mountain Goats | Photo by Jade Wilson  Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week we’re taking a look at music that tells a story. May 3 The Mountain Goats When acclaimed songwriter John Darnielle isn’t fronting the oddly named indie-folk quartet, he’s penning bestsellers, including this year’s suspense novel Devil House. $40-50, 8 p.m., Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave.,...

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Girl Talk | Photo by Joey Kennedy Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week, we’re taking a look at musicians with side-hustles. April 19 David Foster The Canadian songwriter may be better known for his appearances on reality shows than his storied music career. But his creativity will be front and center as he gives fans a tour through his...

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