8 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

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Greg Noire
Kam Franklin of the Suffers

On any given weeknight in Phoenix, at least one band covers Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" (probably without giving ASCAP a dime). The song is a blues-rock masterpiece, adaptable to the widest range of skill levels, and well known and catchy enough to please even the most mainstream of tastes.

Tuesday night I went to Lost Leaf to check out some music, and I stumbled into a killer four-piece called The Showboaters, which was playing jazzy covers of classic rock, R&B, and funk songs.


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6 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

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Over the Rhine

It's a good time to be a music fan in Phoenix with disposable income. Over the next few weeks things are going to get busy, what with a dozen or so festivals slated to hit the Valley in the next eight weeks. Call these next few weeks the calm before the storm if you'd like, but in the meanwhile, we've got concert picks. Check these out if you're looking for some good music this weekend, and browse our comprehensive concert calendar for more options.

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7 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

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Riff Raff's new music video is everything you'd expect. Does the concert meet the hype?

Happy Valentine's Day weekend. Here are seven shows, with varying degrees of hearts and chocolates, to enjoy this weekend.

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7 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

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Snake! Snake! Snakes!

Here are our concert picks for this weekend. Be sure to check out our comprehensive concert listings for more options.

Snake! Snake! Snakes!, The Redemptions, The Desert Beats, The Echo Bombs - Friday, February 6 - Tempe Tavern

Formed in 2010 following the dissolution of electro-dance band The Analog Society, The Echo Bombs aimed for a more lo-fi approach, a la Best Coast. Now they're switching gears again with their first full-length, King of Uncool. It's more primal and creepy as fuck, with sludgy garage-rock riffs that typify characters with "blue skin, hands of a dragon" and "like the taste of teens."

"We were going for minimalistic and energetic like Pixies," lead singer Eddie Horn says. "Sex Bob-omb [from the Scott Pilgrim movie] was one of our big inspirations as well, even though it's just a movie band."

But despite being around for four years, The Echo Bombs haven't released much. After frontwoman Cecilia Olea left the band to focus on her work in Sedusa, the Bombs restructured themselves and completely changed direction and the result is the darker, grittier King of Uncool. TROY FARAH

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6 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

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MarchFourth Marching Band is like watching a peyote-fueled college halftime show.

Lots of options this weekend. Check out our picks below, and browse our comprehensive concert calendar for more options.

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6 Best Concerts in Phoenix this Weekend

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Cole Kiburz
Jim Adkins at the inaugural Phoenix Rock Lottery

Like a hibernating sasquatch, the Phoenix music scene, missing for a few weeks, is raging back with a vengeance this weekend. There are not only a boatload of shows, but there are two major music events, the Phoenix Rock Lottery at Crescent Ballroom and the final Valley Fever show, a showcase of local country music talent, no less, at Yucca Tap Room.

Check out our picks for the weekend below, and browse our comprehensive concert calendar for more options.

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5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix this Weekend

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Maria Vassett
Willie Nelson is bringing his family with him to Celebrity Theatre this weekend.

Provided your hangover from New Year's Eve has subsided and you're game to brave a potential five minutes of snowfall, here are our concert picks for the weekend. Check out even more options over at our comprehensive concert calendar.

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6 Best Concerts In Phoenix This Weekend

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Jim Louvau
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers are playing two nights at Talking Stick Resort this weekend.

Provided you've digested all the Christmas goose and recovered from a wicked eggnog-induced hangover, there's a whole slew of live music options happening in Phoenix this weekend. So un-deck the halls and put away your Christmas albums, and get ready to enjoy the Phoenix music scene as it shakes off the dust and prepares for New Year's Eve. Here are our six top picks for concerts this weekend, and browse our comprehensive concert calendar for even more selections.

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7 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend

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Here are our picks for the weekend's best musical entertainment. Be sure to check our comprehensive concert calendar for more options.

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7 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

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Maria Vassett
Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding rolls around this weekend.

Plenty to do this weekend. Check out our concert picks below, and browse our comprehensive concert calendar for many more options.

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