live music Archives

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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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Phoebe Bridgers | Photo by Carter Howe 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 what’s happening at Downtown Phoenix venues. April 13 Phoebe Bridgers The title track of the indie artist’s 2020 album Punisher imagines her meeting her biggest musical influence, the gone-too-soon Elliott Smith. Yet despite the melancholy themes in her songs, she has an affection...

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The Haymarket Squares | Photo by Rachael Smith Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week’s focus is on musical trailblazers. April 4 Billie Eilish The actions of a certain rapper have dominated the headlines surrounding the Academy Awards. But one overlooked item was that Billie Eilish became the first person born in the 21st century to win an Oscar for...

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Billie Eilish | Photo by Kelia Anne MacCluskey Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week’s focus is on singer/songwriters. March 30 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 Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd...

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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 focus on singers with soul. March 22 Daughtry Fans of the gravel-voiced Chris Daughtry believe that this North Carolina-based post-grunge five-piece is actually a solo project. But honestly, how were fans supposed to know that the fifth season American Idol finalist had a band if they didn’t use his name? 7:30 p.m., $45-$349, Marquee...

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Dua Lipa | Photo by Hugo Comte  Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week we focus on arena bands past and present. March 14 Imagine Dragons Music fans hate to love the Las Vegas-based Imagine Dragons. But since superstar producer Rick Rubin stepped behind the boards of their latest record, is it only a matter of time until we all...

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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 focus on shows and festivals in the East Valley. March 7 The English Beat The influential ska band, known for the hits “I Confess,” “Save It for Later,” and “Mirror in the Bathroom,” will kick off the U.S. leg of their “Still Can’t Stop It” tour in Tempe. 7:30 p.m., $34, Marquee...

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M3F | Photo by Silky Shots  Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week has legendary headliners, both local and national. February 28 Gary Numan Perhaps best known for the single “Cars,” this synth-pop pioneer has inspired everyone from Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor to Jack White. 8 p.m. $30. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com. March 2 Scary Kids Scaring Kids...

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The Sugar Thieves | Photo by Chadwick Fowler Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. For this edition, we’re (sort of) going around the world. February 22 Justin Bieber The beloved Canadian chain Tim Horton’s, known for their irresistible donut holes called Timbits, recently collaborated with fellow Canuck Justin Bieber to make three “yummy” new flavors. Now, if the 27-year-old pop star can...

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Caribou | Photo by Thomas Neukum   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. For this edition, love is in the air. February 14 Caribou The Canadian DJ, who’s opened for the likes of Radiohead, reemerged in 2020 with the critically acclaimed album Suddenly, which critics loved for its heavy sampling of longing and heartache. 8 p.m., $26, The Van Buren, 401...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Folk music, jazz, Latin soul and straight-up rock ‘n’ roll are all on the menu this week. Punch Brothers Thursday, January 20 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Punch Brothers won a Grammy for Best Folk Album in 2018, on the merits of the band’s blending of Americana with classical instruments like violin and...

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Supersuckers | Photo by  Frank Schwichtenberg   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week brings everything from modern blues and cowpunk to Motown legends and vaunted jazz musicians. Supersuckers Wednesday, January 12 at the Rhythm Room Tucson rock band Supersuckers plays its brand of alternative cowpunk. American blues-punk “Dirty Old One Man Band” Scott H. Biram is also on the bill....

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