live music Archives

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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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Making his Valley debut last month at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Australian musician Kevin Parker – founder, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist mastermind behind psych-rock chart-topper Tame Impala – apologized to 15,000 ecstatic, live-music-starved attendees for not visiting Greater Phoenix earlier. “You’re, like, the best crowd we’ve ever played for,” he cooed. Audience-friendly flattery? Probably, but Parker is wasting no time for his next visit. Along with alt-rock favorite The Foo Fighters, Tame Impala will...

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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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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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  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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  Photo courtesy The Hardways   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Arguably the biggest concert this week, The Maine at Crescent Ballroom on August 3, has sold out – but there are plenty of other shows (especially in the rock and jazz genres) to keep you entertained over the next seven days. Jiggle Monday, August 2 at The Lost Leaf...

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Snoop Dogg | photo by Jason Persse   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Our selections this week have global flavor, with Siberian swing and a sonic nod to Bastille Day alongside local artists and the incomparable Snoop Dogg. Red Elvises Tuesday, July 13 at Yucca Tap Room The pioneers of Siberian surf rock (yes, that’s a thing) bring their kooky...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Our roundup this week starts with some keen Gen Z pop rock, continues with contemporary blues rock, glam punk, and big-name country, and wraps up with local hip-hop. Veronica Everheart Wednesday, July 7 at The Rebel Lounge At just 18 years old, local sensation Veronica Everheart makes mature indie pop rock that belies her years....

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