25 Must-See Metro Phoenix Concerts in May

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The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is scheduled to perform on Thursday, May 15, at Crescent Ballroom.

With the summertime slipping into the Valley like some unwelcome guest that's gonna wind up hanging around for the next five months (give or take), it would behoove you to start saving up your pennies.

Not just to pay the ginormous electric bills you're likely to accrue with running the A/C at full power, mind you, but also to cover the ticket prices for the many, many excellent shows you'll want to attend in the weeks and months ahead.

See also: 10 Best Metal Shows in Metro Phoenix In May

The summertime concert season (more or less) kicks off this month and its more than just big festivals to be had. Intimate club performance and gigs at mid-sized venues are mixed in with the blockbuster offerings at Metro Phoenix larger concert joints, as you can see for yourself by checking out our list of 25 must-see shows during May.

And if these don't suit your fancy, feel free to peruse our extensive online concert calendar for more options.

Chuck Ragan - Thursday, May 8 - Crescent Ballroom

Chuck Ragan first made his mark as the frontman of Hot Water Music, one of the more highly influential punk acts to emerge in the '90s. Fueled by youthful exuberance and inspired in part by the music that surrounding the skateboarding culture of the time, the band was loud and aggressive, yet there was still an undeniable vulnerability built into the band's sound that had a broader appeal than its component parts could alone. Toward the middle part of the last decade when that band went on hiatus (it has since reconvened), Ragan ventured off on his own and applied his gravelly baritone to songs with more of a country and folk flavor. -- Team Backbeat

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