7 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Week

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David Bazan is scheduled to perform on Wednesday at Crescent Ballroom.
If nothing else, this week's slate of concerts in and around Metro Phoenix is what you'd call diverse, or, at the very least, eclectic. How else would you describe a five-day span that feature everything from the indie power-pop of The New Pornographers and the Latin-infused trip-hop of French-Chliean emcee Ana Tijoux to the slowcore of David Bazan and the esteemed crooning of country legend Kris Kristopherson.

Oh, and the rowdy-ass members of the Insane Clown Posse are bringing their Faygo-soaked circus to Mesa Amphitheatre our way this week, too. (Consider yourself warned.) Or not, since the show's been canceled.

Yeah, like we said, it's diverse.

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7 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week

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Busdriver is scheduled to perform on Monday night at Rhythm Room.
With all due respect to the holiday season, right now is arguably the most wonderful time of the year. We've got the Arizona State Fair and its tremendous concert series launching by week's end, Halloween a few weeks after that, and some great shows to check out until both those things come to pass.

This week will be particularly busy for those with great taste in music (not to mention the means and the money to go to three or four straight days of show) since there will be must-see concerts every night this week. Wednesday is a certainly a big night with Belle & Sebastian at Civic Space Park, Little Dragon at Marquee Theatre, Bishop Allen at Crescent Ballroom, and Pompaloose at Pub Rock.

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5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week

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Perhaps everyone has a music hangover from this past week, because after a week that saw a giant three-day music festival get washed out by the rain and featured performances by heavyweights Katy Perry, Drake, and Lil Wayne, this upcoming is much calmer. But that doesn't mean there aren't musical outlets available this week. Take a look at the calendar and you'll find concerts by Taylor Momsen's The Pretty Reckless, Eagles, and more. Check out our recommendations below, and browse our comprehensive concert calendar for a complete list.

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6 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week

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This week kicks off a helluva run for Phoenix concerts. Thursday we have Drake, Lil Wayne, and Katy Perry all performing, and Friday begins the Summer Ends Music Festival. What more could you want?

Well, if you really need more options, check out the ones below, and browse our comprehensive concert listings here.

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6 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week

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The Breeders come to Phoenix this week.

Have you recovered from Mad Decent Block Party? Last weekend, everything musical in Phoenix paused to give space for what is arguably the largest EDM event that will happen this year. This week, the Phoenix music universe has adjusted, compensating for the overabundance of beats and turntables with a slew of radio rock concerts and some New Kids on the Block hangers-on called One Direction. So check out the best shows to see in Phoenix this weekend, and browse our comprehensive concert listings for more options.

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Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week

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Dengue Fever, which is playing Crescent Ballroom on Thursday, September 11

It's rainy. Near-record-setting rainfalls smacked Phoenix in the lip last night, as you no doubt heard via the bomb-like thunder circa 4 a.m. today. Highways have flooded, schools have closed, and offices have turned into wastelands. One dramatic consequence of flooding is that people tend to cocoon themselves into their homes and wait out the storm -- depressing small businesses that rely on customers' leaving their houses in order to survive. So if things ease up in the next few nights -- as unlikely as that may look -- don't hesitate to go out and support your local businesses and musicians. It's looking like it's going to be a slow night for everyone playing music tonight; get out there and support your local artists. They'll be eternally grateful. Not to mention any show you see will be way more intimate than any other show you could see. With that said, here are our recommendations for music this week. Check out our comprehensive concert listings for more options.

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5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week

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Remember when labor unions actually added workers to their rolls? When it wasn't considered "class warfare" for poor people to demand the government enact policies in their economic interests? Yeah, we don't either. Our plans for Labor Day include a healthy dose of pool and beer, and here are some concerts happening throughout the week to distract you from an ever-ossifying caste system of inherited wealth in the good ol' U.S.A.

Happy Labor Day, everybody!

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6 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week, 8/25 to 8/28

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Whitey Morgan & The 78′s are scheduled to perform on Wednesday, August 27, at Yucca Tap Room in Tempe.
Keep going, y'all -- the end of summer is almost here. And by that, we mean that the officially recognized transition into the season known as the fall will take place in less than a month's time. Anyone who's lived in the Valley longer than five minutes, however, knows that the heat and whatnot is sticking around until probably late October.

At any rate, once the calendar changes over to September and summer officially ceases, that's when the live music calendar really tends to heat up with fantastic acts and gigs. That's not to say there's nothing to see in the interim, however, as there are plenty of performances worthy of your money and time between now and then, including the seven shows we've included in our Monday rundown of great concerts to catch this week.

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Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week, 8/18 to 8/21

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Check out our picks for the best shows happening in Phoenix this week. Don't forget the browse our comprehensive music listings if you'd like more options.

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5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week, 8/11 to 8/14

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The countdown to the end of summer is here. In just five weeks, summer will be over, and so will the city of Phoenix's annual indoor exile. Time flies when having fun, so check out these concerts as a way to get all Flux Capacitor on the most hated of seasons.

Make sure to check out our comprehensive concert listings to find many more options.

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