Concert Schedule for This Weekend: Fear Before, High Places, The Bakerton Group, and Jonas Brothers

By Benjamin Leatherman

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Sybris is scheduled to perform on Sunday at the Rhythm Room.

This weekend’s concert calendar is loaded up quite heavily with talent, with such marquee-level names as Twista, Neil Diamond, Patti LaBelle, and DJ Irene will be performing at venues around the Valley (and that’s just tonight). Here’s a rundown of who’s playing where over the next 72 hours:

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10:

Stephen Ashbrook
With David Hoefer
[Americana/folk]
9 p.m.
$15 (visit www.lastexitlive.com)
Last Exit Bar and Grill, 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-557-6656.

Blackjack Brothers
[comedy]
7 p.m.
$35, or $25 for members (visit www.smoca.org)
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, 480-994-2787.

Neil Diamond
[rock/pop]
8 p.m.
$49.80-$114.80 (visit www.ticketmaster.com)
Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.

Festival in the Desert
[jazz/blues/rock/soul/world]
With Patti LaBelle, Euge Groove, Brian Culbertson, Marion Meadows, and Sahnas Brothers (Click here for the day’s schedule)
3 p.m.
$55-$250 (visit www.jwfestivalinthedesert.com)
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, 480-293-5000.

Don Friesen
[comedy]
8 and 10 p.m.
$17 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

DJ Irene
[trance/house]
9 p.m.
$10 (visit www.mystaz.com)
Myst, 7340 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale, 480-970-5000.

Smokin' Joe Kubek Band
With B'nois King
[blues]
9 p.m.
$10 (visit www.rhythmroom.com)
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Ron Morey
[comedy]
8 and 10 p.m.
$10-$12 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-4422.

Twista
[hip-hop]
7 p.m.
$20 (visit www.ticketmaster.com)
Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11:

The Academy Is...
With We the Kings, Carolina Liar, and Hey Monday
[rock/indie]
6 p.m.
$17.50-$18 (visit www.luckymanonline.com)
Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Arizona Fetish Ball
With Android Lust, W.O.M.B., Venus DeMars, Mankind Is Obsolete, and more
[rock/industrial/punk]
8 p.m.
$30 (visit www.azfetishball.com)
Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.

The Bakerton Group
With Voodoo Organist, Sourvein, and Zoroaster
[rock/indie]
$13-$15 (visit www.luckymanonline.com)
The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

Catie Curtis
[Americana/folk]
7:30 p.m.
$15-$18 (visit www.cavecreekcoffee.com)
Cave Creek Coffee Co., 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, 480-488-0603.

Fear Before
With I Am the Ocean, March Against Fear, Silence is a Monster, and Bailey's Window
[rock]
6 p.m.
$10 (visit www.thesets.com)
The Sets, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-829-1822.

Festival in the Desert
[jazz/blues/rock/soul/world]
With Smokey Robinson, Guitars and Saxes, The Temptations, Summer Storm, Ky-Mani Marley, Richard Elliot and Rick Baun, Eric Darius, Warrion Hill, Craig Chaquico, and more (Click here for the day’s schedule)
11:30 a.m.
$55-$250 (visit www.jwfestivalinthedesert.com)
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, 480-293-5000.

Don Friesen
[comedy]
8 and 10 p.m.
$17 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

David Friesen, and Uwe Kropinski
[jazz/world]
8 p.m.
$17-$21 (visit www.asukerr.com)
ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Paradise Valley, 480-596-2660.

Larry the Cable Guy
[comedy]
7 p.m.
Free with fair admission, $20 reserved seating (visit www.ticketmaster.com)
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fair, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, 602-252-6771.

Ron Morey
[comedy]
8 and 10 p.m.
$10-$12 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-4422.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12:

Festival in the Desert
[jazz/blues/rock/soul/world]
With Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Boz Skaggs, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Dr. John, Los Lobos, Guitar Shorty, Chuck Hall, and more (click here for the full schedule)
10 a.m.
$55-$250 (visit www.jwfestivalinthedesert.com)
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, 480-293-5000.

High Places
With Ponytail, and Treasure Mammal
[rock/indie]
8:30 p.m.
$8-$9 (visit www.modified.org)
Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.

Jaguares
[Latin]
7:30 p.m.
$37-$45 (visit www.celebritytheatre.org)
Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.

Jonas Brothers
With Demi Lovato, and Jordan Pruitt
[rock/pop/indie]
5 p.m.
$38.50-$70 (visit www.ticketmaster.com)
U.S. Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800.

Ron Morey
[comedy]
8 p.m.
$10-$12 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-4422.

Sybris
With A Decent Animal, and Underwater Getdown
[rock/indie]
8 p.m.
$8 (visit www.statesidepresents.com)
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.



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