25 Must-See Phoenix Concerts in April
Universal Music Group Lorde is scheduled to perform on Thursday, April 17, at Comerica Theatre.
The month of April is packed wall-to-wall with concerts. Check that, it's packed wall-to-wall with great concerts. Some of the bigger hitmakers and tastemakers in pop and indie rock -- Lorde, Bastille, Lana Del Ray, Grouplove, Phantogram, Chvrches ... just to name a few -- will all perform around the Valley either before, between, or after their sets at this year's Coachella.
And it's not just Indio-bound bands and musicians who will be stepping onto local stages, as this month's concert offerings also includes many legendary and groundbreaking artists, such as George Clinton, Dick Dale, and Loretta Lynn.
Get the info on their upcoming shows, which can also be found via our online concert calendar, by perusing out list of the 25 best shows to see between now and April 30.
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Thursday, April 10 - Crescent Ballroom
It has been a few months shy of a year since the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion brought its fiery stage show to town, getting the crowd, packed with many longtime fans, all worked up with a lively set of raucous garage-punk blues rock. Don't expect this upcoming visit, however, to be a repeat of last summer's performance. Spencer, the band's frontman, puts any notions of that to bed. "The Blues Explosion has been hard at work on a big batch of new songs," he says. "We entered Brooklyn's famous Daptone recording studio upon our return to New York City, so we plan on playing a lot of these new tunes while in your town."
The band has been together since 1991, and while playing together for so long obviously has served to further enhance the previously honed skills of members Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer, and Russell Simins, that technical polish hasn't taken away any of the group's dirty soul and swagger, which makes the whole package infectious and loaded with heat. The band's 2012 full-length, Meat and Bone, was its first in eight years and as ferocious as ever, proving they are still up to get down, no end in sight. -- Amy Young
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