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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 featuring holiday concerts. December 12-13 Harry Connick Jr. Who doesn’t want to spend Christmas with Harry Connick Jr.? The good-looking multi-hyphenate will perform originals and holiday classics over two magical evenings. 7:30 p.m., $50-$200, Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, One E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644.6500, mesaartscenter.com  December 14 Squirrel Nut Zippers...

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Cross the secular December holiday Festivus – introduced to the popular consciousness in a 1997 Seinfeld episode – with Phoenix and you have Phoestivus, a wintertime market celebrating its 13th year in the Valley of the Sun. Like its namesake, Phoestivus offers an “airing of the grievances” and a Festivus pole, but our Phoenician fest also boasts local vendors (200 last year), art, crafts, food, beverages, Hipster Santa Claus and Phoestivus mascot Phreddie the Yeti....

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The Black Moods Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we’re featuring retro-sounding guitar acts. December 5 The Meteors The trio, who have been going strong for over four decades, has been credited with giving the psychobilly genre its flair. On the other hand, the band’s fans are considered responsible for inventing slam dancing, so make sure you’ve dressed...

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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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