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ZONA Music Festival headliners Tegan and Sara | Photo by Pamela Littky Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we feature holiday-adjacent acts. December 1 ZZ Top Sure, with their lengthy beards, guitarist Billy Gibbons and bassist Elwood Francis (who took over for Dusty Hill after his death in 2021) look the part of a certain North Pole resident....

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The 1975 | Photo by Samuel Bradley Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we feature acts you’d check out when visiting family. November 23 The 1975 According to lead singer Matty Healy’s Twitter feed, he refused a lucrative opportunity to open for singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran because the Manchester, UK, pop-rock band wanted to do their own shows. Judging...

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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 feature musical pioneers. November 18 Joe Bonamassa You can listen to any of the guitarist’s 25 #1 albums and know he’s one of the best blues musicians in the world. But the only way you’re going to know for sure is by seeing the legend for yourself. 8 p.m., $42.50-$252.50, Arizona...

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AWOLNATION | Photo courtesy Kari Rowe Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we feature acts with surprises up their sleeve. November 9 AWOLNATION If you only know alternative rockers AWOLNATION for their arena anthem “Sail,” then you’ll be surprised by their prolific covers record My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers & Me. The album features renditions of Midnight Oil,...

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The Rose  Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we feature acts a little off the beaten path. November 1 Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp Beck and Depp have been friends and collaborators for years. And after, you know, the thing that Depp went through over the summer, the duo released a full-length album titled 18 that’s full of cool covers...

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The Who | Photo by Rick Guest Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we feature legends. October 26 Sophie B. Hawkins Among her numerous hits from the ’90s, including “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” and “As I Lay Me Down,” the singer-songwriter also wrote the song “Gone Baby” off her 2012 album The Crossing, with Mary Steenburgen....

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Lil Nas X | Photo by Aaron Idelson Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week features singer-songwriters known for their confessional lyrics. October 18 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...

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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 features performers who can be best described as… intense. October 10 The Black Keys After two decades of moving from small clubs to shaking arenas, it’s only a matter of time until the “Howlin’ for You” duo makes it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whether they deserve that status...

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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 features performers who’ve left their bands to go solo. October 3 Roger Waters The outspoken co-founder of Pink Floyd has said his new tour will be one of his last, but if you’re jonesing to see Waters perform The Dark Side of the Moon, it’s going to cost you more than $600...

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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 features some of the year’s biggest shows. September 26 Gorillaz Gorillaz is the brainchild of Blur’s Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. You may be curious how this virtual quartet will perform arena shows. We’ve been wondering about that ourselves. We do know that Albarn, along with a 14-piece live band, will...

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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 artists. September 19 Toadies and Reverend Horton Heat “Possum Kingdom,” the hit single from the Toadies’ classic record Rubberneck, has one of the grungiest guitar riffs in rock. That’s why the album has endured for more than 25 years. You’ll remember the other reasons the Texas band’s debut is still...

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Givēon | Photo by Zamar Velez 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 party artists. September 12 Givēon You may recognize the distinctive vocals of the California-based singer from Justin Bieber’s hit single “Peaches.” And now, after releasing two critically acclaimed EPs, the R&B artist finally released his first solo album over the summer and is taking...

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Inflation isn’t just hitting us at the grocery store and gas pump. It’s affecting music lovers, too. According to a January CNBC report, the average price of concert tickets will hit an all-time high this year, and that doesn’t include fees. As we head into the fall concert season, here’s a rundown of the shows most likely to empty your bank account. BAD BUNNY September 28 Chase Field You might want to see this multi-hyphenate...

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