Top Five Concerts in Metro Phoenix This Weekend, May 16 to May 18

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Keys N Krates bring their "trap band" stylings to town this weekend.

There are always shows in Phoenix, here, we humbly recommend five you should check out. If none of these strike your fancy, check out our comprehensive concert listings for many more options.

Sister Lip - Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17 - Sail Inn

Sister Lip is one of those bands on the Phoenix scene that can play just about any show. Since its inception in September 2012, the all-female act has found itself at touring authors' book-signings, variety shows, the state fair, and just about anywhere that will give the band a stage for its jazzy blues-rock. One show the women have yet to play, however, is their own CD-release party. But this month, a Sister Lip studio recording finally will come to fruition, and the group has been marinating in the music scene long enough to know that there are no second chances at a first album release. With that in mind, the quartet, who are known as four of the classiest musicians in town (for proof, check their booking schedule), decided to use this show to pay homage to a historic Tempe venue. The EP will be titled Thanks for the Mondays in honor of Sister Lips' "neverending" Monday residency at the now-defunct Long Wong's at the Firehouse in Tempe. The show also will feature performances by many of Sister Lips' regular Monday night conspirators, including Andy Warpigs, Japhy's Descent, TKLB?, and Bacchus and the Demon Sluts. --Jeff Moses

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