Post Malone returns to Arizona just a few months after rocking Pot of Gold like the hip-hop version of a rock star he was born to be in a month that also features Cher’s farewell tour, Summer Walker, hip-hop’s hottest new band Brockhampton, country superstar Luke Combs and the Black Keys bringing Modest Mouse to town.
Here’s a look at those and other concerts for November in the Valley.
The feminist icons arrive in support of “The Center Won’t Hold,” their first release since parting ways with drummer Janet Weiss. The album, produced by St. Vincent, is a bold new chapter that pushes the musical envelope while responding to the rise of President Donald Trump with a fury that’s cathartic. MusicOMH says “Although the departure of Weiss is sad, it hasn’t diminished any of (Carrie) Brownstein and (Corin) Tucker’s power: ‘The Center Won’t Hold’ sees them as vital, compelling and as searingly relevant as ever.”
Details: 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $34; $32. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
These alternative-metal veterans are touring the States in support of a stunning return to activity duty called “Final Transmission,” their final recording with bassist Caleb Scofield, who died in a car accident last year. It’s an eclectic masterstroke that finds them effortlessly blurring the lines between stoner-rock, space-rock and echoes of ’90s alt-metal. Kerrang! responded, “As a tribute, it is wonderful, but even without the terrible context in which the album has come about, Final Transmission is superb.”
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. The Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa. $18. 480-559-5859, facebook.com/niletheater.
Jaden and Willow
Jaden and Willow Smith are joining forces for the co-headlining the Willow & Erys Tour. “Erys” is the name of Jaden’s second album, which AllMusic called “an immersive experience that finds Jaden at his most vulnerable, processing his messy young adult feelings into a relatable and sonically exciting way.” NME hailed Willow’s latest as “proof that Willow’s talented enough to stand apart from her dynastic family.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $36-$66. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
Signed to Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records, he came close to sweeping the Soul Train Awards in 2015, winning Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Classic Man,” and Best Dance Performance for “Yoga,” a Monae collaboration. He arrives in support of “85 to Africa,” whose highlights range from a horn-driven title track that features some of his impassioned rapping yet to an opening track that reflects on African disapora with an inspired guest appearance by Fela Kuti’s son, Seun Kuti.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $30; $25 in advance. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
It’s the writing that set these Philly punks apart on 2012’s “On the Impossible Past,” from the moment they kicked off the opening track with a shout of, “I’ve been having a horrible time pulling myself together.” The best tracks were cathartic, emotional stuff, like Husker Du meets Billy Bragg for kids too young to get those frames of reference. Seven years later, they haven’t fixed what isn’t broken, judging by the songs on “Hello Exile,” which crashes the gate with the brilliantly titled “America (You’re Freaking Me Out).”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. Club Red, 1306 W. University Drive, Mesa. $18; $15 in advance. 480-258-2733, clubredrocks.com.
These costumed superheroes, led by the MC Bat Commander, are on the road with PPL MVR, promising a night of non-stop entertainment, a cross-generational thrown-down for the ages marking their 25th anniversary of theatrical shenanigans. Early on, the Los Angeles Times summed up the Aquabats appeal with “If ska is the bouncy balloon of ‘90s pop, the Aquabats fill it with helium and let go of the string.” Their music has evolved beyond the ska umbrella since those early days, but the spirit of silliness remains.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $25-$55. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
Latin music’s King of Trap topped Billboard’s Latin charts with his first album, “X 100pre,” which spawned a Drake-assisted smash in “Mia.” He also played a starring role in Cardi B’s seven-time-platinum “I Like It Like That,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 last year. The New York Times responded to his Madison Square Garden concert with, “This sold-out show was an ecstatic and relentless career-spanning revue, made even more impressive by the fact that his recording career is just three years old.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. $51 and up. 602-379-7800, ticketmaster.com.
Young Thug & Machine Gun Kelly
The rappers bring their co-headlining tour to town with Polo G and Strick in the opening slots. Emerging on Atlanta’s hip-hop scene with his 2011 mixtape series, Young Thug recently earned his highest chart placement yet on Billboard’s Hot 100 with his latest hit “The London” featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott and produced by T-Minus. He’s also a guest vocalist on Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road (Remix).” Machine Gun Kelly recently released his fourth studio album, “Hotel Diablo,” which features “I Think I’m OKAY.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. $38.50 and up. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
Death Valley Girls
Classic Rock magazine sized up “Darkness Rains,” these LA rockers’ latest effort, as the sort of thing that might have happened “if Charlie’s Spahn Ranch girls had formed a band that was part-Stooges, part-Bikini Kill, all groove.” There’s a definite riot-grrrl warble to Bonnie Bloomgarden’s vocals and the guitarists have mastered the muscular minimalism and oddly hypnotic intensity of the Stooges in their primal youth. So that all checks out. But there’s also a bit of a Russ Meyer B-movie swagger in their step.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. $25; $20 in advance. 602-296-7013, therebellounge.com.
The Black Keys
The Black Keys’ Let It Rock Tour also features Modest Mouse and an opening set by Shannon & The Clams. This is their first appearance in the Valley since 2014. Azcentral said that last show found Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney “reminding fans in Phoenix how they came to sneak real rock and roll into venues as big as their heroes were playing back when stuff that rocked the blues as recklessly as ‘Next Girl’ was the mainstream.” They’re the kind of guys who would title an album “Let’s Rock” in 2019.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. $54.75 and up. 602-379-7800, ticketmaster.com.
By the time he was 19, this Sonoran singer-songwriter had sent five singles to the top of the Mexican Regional charts – “No Te Contaron Mal,” “Me Deje Llevar,” “Adios Amor,” “Te Fallé,”and “Eres” while earning more than a trillion visits to his YouTube channel. He’s 20 now and bringing his “Ahora” tour to town. His awards include a Latin Grammy, a Lo Nuestro Award, two Billboard Latin Music Awards and a Latin American Music Award.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. $70 and up. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
June Carter Cash’s daughter (Johnny’s stepdaughter) has spent the better part of the past few years on John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken tour, both as a support act and joining him nightly on duets. Her latest album, “Carter Girl,” is a Don Was-produced collection of Carter Family songs and originals inspired by her family. The album earned a perfect score from Mojo, which declared it “unashamedly traditional: committed, personal and really quite perfect.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St.. $40. 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com.
Blue Note 80th Anniversary
This triple bill of current Blue Note artists – Kandace Springs, James Francies and the James Carter Organ Trio – is touring the States in celebration of the legendary jazz label’s 80th anniversary with a concert called the State of Jazz. Each artist will perform a set of his or her own music before joining forces to perform a classic Blue Note tune.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. $17-$44. 480-350-2814, tempecenterforthearts.com.
Built to Spill
The indie-rock legends arrive on a tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Keep It Like a Secret,” a guitar-hero album for people who don’t necessarily care how many notes a guitarist can play in the course of a second. It’s euphoric, an epic of seemingly effortless grace and emotional resonance hanging on structures as complex – as sprawling – as all but the most indulgent prog-rock, with wave after wave of guitar washing over the mix. And when he isn’t constructing the perfect guitar passage, Doug Martsch is spilling out lyrics as cryptic as any in Dylan’s back pages.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. Sold out. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
The Houston rapper arrives in support of “Brandon Banks,” a gritty major-label debut that borrows its name from a criminal alias his father used. And that’s just one of many ways his father’s criminal activities have shaped this album. Pitchfork set the tone for its review with “Sordid family history has long been the source of the Houston rapper’s most resonant storytelling. His latest project is such a major leap in craft and style, it becomes a superpower.”
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Pub Rock, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix. $25. 480-945-4985, pubrocklive.com.
It’s been three years since the multiplatinum, Grammy-winning rockers, hailed in Billboard as “the most widely sold and heard Latin band in the world,” toured. Their previous Latino Power Tour sold out venues across the U.S. with a message of unity and empowerment. And this tour is so popular, this is its second stop in Phoenix, a mere two months after the first show.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Resale prices vary. 602-379-7800, ticketmaster.com.
Black Belt Eagle Scout
Black Belt Eagle Scout is Native-American singer-songwriter Katherine Paul, who’s touring the States in support of “At the Party With My Brown Friends,” an introspective collection of breathtaking beauty and vulnerability. PopMatters responded with “Paul is a master of artful understatement, capable of flowing without a hitch from smooth sailing into gale-force winds and pouring raw energy into songs of every tempo.”
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. The Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa. $12. 480-559-5859, facebook.com/niletheater.
These San Francisco-based indie-folk veterans led by Andy Cabic arrive in support of a breathtaking gem of an album titled “Up on High.” The Skinny hailed it as “the best album of Vetiver’s career,” adding, “Provided we all agree that Nick Drake’s ‘Pink Moon’ is as good as Sunday morning music gets, ‘Up On High’ is just about the sweetest Sunday morning record you’ve ever heard.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. $15. valleybarphx.com.
Taking their name from John Carpenter’s “Dark Star,” these San Diego rockers tend to occupy the understated side of modern indie. Consider the following words of praise for 2012’s “Information Retrieved.” From Kerrang: “Another quiet triumph.” From BBC Music? “A downbeat delight.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $22-$32. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
The Detroit Metro Times summed up a recent show with “Sixteen songs, nine costume and wig changes, four video montages, three ABBA covers, and one duet with a late ex-husband via video screen, and what you have is but the tip of the iceberg in terms of Cher’s latest farewell spectacle.” The Here We Go Again Tour, which features Nile Rodgers and Chic, marks the singer’s first Valley appearance since she launched her Dressed to Kill Tour at Talking Sticking Resort Arena in 2014.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale. $74.50 and up. 623-772-3800, ticketmaster.com.
Grammy-winning DJ/producers Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with the 10-times-platinum “Closer,” the longest run at No. 1 that any song enjoyed that year. They’re joined on the World War Joy Tour by Australian heartthrobs 5 Seconds of Summer, who happen to be featured on “Who Do You Love,” the first single released from the “World War Joy” album. The tour also features an opening set by rising pop star Lennon Stella.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. $44.75 and up. 602-379-7800, ticketmaster.com.
The electronic violinist brings her Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour to Comerica Theatre for a hometown concert. “Warmer in the Winter” was the best-selling new Christmas album of 2017 and the best-performing holiday album on Pandora with more than 40 million spins. This tour will be followed next year by a tour in support of her new album, “Artemis.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. $39.50 and up. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
It’s not for nothing that DIY Magazine invoked the names of Real Estate and Beach House in trying to capture the summery breeze that blows through “Good Nature,” their latest release. It’s an atmospheric daydream of a record. And as Pitchfork notes, their move to California may have seeped into the album’s “warm embrace of the area’s soft-focus spirituality and the optimism of young, beautiful creatives without much to worry about.” This show is co-headlined by Men I Trust.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $23.50-$53.50. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
Carmela Ramirez y Más
The Valley salsa favorite promises a Latin jazz explosion at this lively festival of Cuban popular music and rhythms while celebrating the marriage of BeBop and Afro-Cuban rhythms. This concert is part of the Lakeshore Music Series.
Details: 7:30 p.m Saturday, Nov. 23. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. $35. 480-350-2814, tempecenterforthearts.com.
The North Carolina rapper hit the charts at No. 7 with “Baby on Baby,” a full-length debut whose success had been driven, in part, by the platinum breakthrough single, “Suge,” and a series of buzz-building mixtapes. Pitchfork responded to “Baby on Baby” with “The irreverent and charismatic Charlotte rapper’s Interscope debut is just as wild as his mixtapes.” And he’s already lived up to that charismatic promise, topping the charts with “Kirk,” his second album of the year. He’s joined by Stunna 4 Vegas.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. $56.75; $48.75 in advance. 480-644-2560, mesaamp.com.
The Get Up Kids
The Kansas City rockers who gave the emo kids “Something to Write Home About” are back on the road in support of “Problems,” their first full-length release since 2011’s “There Are Rules.” Kerrang! sized it up as “a welcome and overdue return,” which it is. After easing you in with the opening verse of “Satellite,” a song that kicks in with conviction on the chorus, they follow through with such highlights as the piano-driven swagger of “The Problem is Me” and a song about a chance encounter with Lou Barlow.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $24. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
Pitchfork praised this A$AP Mob sensation for having brought “a tantalizing skill set to the table, a startling versatility and an electricity that not even his more famous friend can touch” in response to his first album, “Trap Lord.” Ferg’s more famous friend, of course, is A$AP Rocky, who remains more famous six years later. But Ferg is “Still Striving,” as he named his latest mixtape, and it shows.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $38; $35 in advance. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
The Meat Puppets
Led by Curt and Cris Kirkwood, these Tempe rock legends were plucked from the ranks of respected cult icons in the ’90s by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, who had them join him on the set of “MTV Unplugged” to dust off three songs from “Meat Puppets II.” And they’re still playing to their psychedelic strengths on this year’s “Dusty Notes” their first release since 1995 to feature founding drummer Derrick Bostrum, who rejoined the Kirkwoods live in 2017 for their induction to the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $20. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
The legendary guitarist, who rose to fame as a member of Rage Against the Machine, arrives in continued support of “The Atlas Underground,” a genre-mashing album that features guest appearances by Marcus Mumford, Portugal. The Man, Gary Clark Jr., Big Boi, Killer Mike and more. Kerrang! called it “a cohesive, hard-hitting and bold album.” He’s joined by 93Punx featuring Vic Mensa.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison St., Phoenix. $30. 602-396-7136, thepressroomaz.com.
Led by the quavering quirks of guitar-playing vocalist Adrianne Lenker, these Brooklyn indie-rockers are tour in support of two new albums released this year – “Two Hands,” which the Independent hailed as “Big Thief’s best to date, and undoubtedly one of the best of the year,” and “U.F.O.F.,” which Pitchfork sized up as “a mesmerizing flood of life filtered down into a concentrated drip.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. Sold out. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
The hip-hop sensations are bringing their Heaven Belongs to You Tour to town in support of their fifth album, “Ginger,” with U.K. rapper slowthai opening. Rolling Stone hailed “Ginger” as “the best music of their career” while NPR called it a “weird and wonderful genre-buster.” The hip-hop boy band topped the charts in 2018 with “Iridescence,” their first major-label release.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. Friday is sold out; Saturday is $54; $39.95 in advance. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
Ski Mask the Slump God
Originally known for his collaborations with XXXTentacion and their collective Members Only, this rapper hit the charts at No. 6 with a major-label debut called “Stokely” (named in honor of his real first name), which spawned the platinum single, “Faucet Failure.” NME said the album “is full of genre-blending, blurring lines between rap and the likes of rock and R&B. This experimental and alternative sound is signature to Ski; he has always combined intricate, disparate components to create fresh and innovative songs.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $27.50-$47.50. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
“Star Treatment” is the eighth full-length release from David Eugene Edwards’ Wovenhand and much like most of Edwards’ finest work, stretching back to his days at the helm of 16 Horsepower, he effortlessly blurs the lines between Americana, gothic rock and something far more psychedelic. As the Independent noted, “It’s a music parched in desert sun, lost in forest gloom, abandoned on endless prairies.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Club Red, 1306 W. University Drive, Mesa. $18; $15 in advance. 480-258-2733, clubredrocks.com.
The EDM DJ/producer may be best known in the mainstream for his hit song “Harlem Shake,” which spawned a viral video craze intense enough to drive his single to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100, going double platinum in the process. The Skinny responded to his debut album, “Aa,” with, “Where this kind of urban dance music can serve as a vehicle for ego, Rodrigues’ deft arrangements and choice guests speak for him–and speak volumes.”
Details: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Aura, 411 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. $15. 480-210-2872, relentlessbeats.com.
The shock-rock icon arrives in continued support of “Heaven Upside Down,” a 2017 release that added several modern Manson classics to his legacy, although he tends to stack his set with highlights plucked from the mom-baiting masterpiece “Antichrist Superstar.” Either way, fans win.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $77; $72.50 in advance. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
J. Mascis made the Alternative Nation safe for speaker-shredding, fuzz-drenched Neil Young-style guitar heroics on Dinosaur Jr. albums as essential as “You’re Living All Over Me,” “Bug” and “Green Mind.” And he’s definitely tapped into the essence of those classics in the bittersweet guitar jams that constitute the bulk of “Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not,” on which he offers more than just a glimpse of what he’s kinda always been. Of course, it helps that it’s the fourth consecutive release to boast the classic lineup – Lou Barlow on bass and Murph on drums – since they got back together and blessed us with “Beyond” in 2007.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $33-$40. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
Fresh from rocking Comerica Theatre with Papa Roach, Bad Wolves return in support of a forthcoming followup to “Disobey” called “N.A.T.I.O.N.” “Disobey” sent two songs to the top of Billboard’s mainstream rock charts – their platinum cover of the Cranberries’ “Zombie” and “Remember When.”
Details: 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $28; $25 in advance. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
The Melvins with Redd Kross
How low can they go? The latest Melvins lineup features two new bassists. Singer-guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover are joined on bass by Steve McDonald of Redd Kross and Jeff Pinkus of Butthole Surfers. Why? Because they can. And because it sounds good. At least, that proved to be the case on “Pinkus Abortion Technician,” their latest release, which features a sludge-metal rethink of the Beatles hit “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” They’re joined by Redd Kross (with Crover on drums!).
Details: 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $28. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
The Story So Far
Taking their name from a New Found Glory song, these pop-punk heroes were featured on the cover of the 2013 edition of “100 Bands You Need to Know” in Alternative Press. Kerrang! responded to their latest effort, “Proper Dose,” “It’s a record that might just raise as many eyebrows and hackles as it will fists, taking its musical cues from artists like The Beatles and Oasis, while redefining who and what The Story So Far are. Someone else can ‘defend pop-punk’ if they want – this lot are out.”
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $30; $27.50 in advance. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
This is a tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of Helmet, whose brand of alternative-metal hit the mainstream with the 1992 release of “Meantime.” They plan to honor the occasion by playing a 30-song set on each night of the tour, spanning their catalog of eight studio albums as well as rarities from older EP’s and singles – with the possibility of a few covers mixed in for good measure. Here’s hoping for “Green Shirt,” the Elvis Costello song they covered on 2016’s “Dead to the World.” There will be no opener.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $20. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
This R&B singer-songwriter was Billboard’s Chartbreaker for the month of October after breaking through with “Girls Need Love,” a Drake-assisted platinum smash and earning her first solo entry on the Hot 100 hit with the sultry, soulful “Playing Games.” She lived up to the promise of those singles on “Over,” her first studio album, which NME hailed as “a sucker-punch of slick sounds and emotional candour.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $39.50. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
Eight months after drawing the weekend’s biggest crowd at the Pot of Gold Festival, Malone brings the Runaway Tour to Glendale with Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh. The rapper recently returned to No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart with his third album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” following two triple-platinum albums, 2016’s “Stoney” and last year’s chart-topping “Beerbongs & Bentleys.” His multi-platinum hits include “White Iverson,” “Congratulations,” “Rockstar,” “I Fall Apart,” “Psycho” and “Better Now.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale. $98.75 and up. 623-772-3800, ticketmaster.com.
The country singer brings his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour to Phoenix the day his second album hits the streets (and taverns). His first album, “This One’s For You,” topped Billboard’s country charts and sent five singles to the top spot on the country airplay charts: “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It Pours,” “One Number Away,” “She Got the Best of Me” and “Beautiful Crazy.” “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” which also topped that chart, is the first taste of that second album, “What You See Is What You Get.”
Details: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Resale prices vary. 602-379-7800, ticketmaster.com.
You don’t expect some who rose to fame by placing in the Top 6 on “The Voice” to follow that first taste of stardom with a concept album. But that’s what Martinez did. Released the same year she turned 20, “Cry Baby” went platinum, earning an 8-out-of-10 in Spin, whose critic noted, “At ‘Cry Baby’s’ core, the singer unfurls a series of saccharine nursery rhymes that are truly, deeply unsettling. It rattles you with a painted smile.” She arrives in support of a second album titled “K-12.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $30; $36-$150. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
These Canadian power-pop legends are touring on “12,” a 12th album that finds them effortlessly playing to the strength that made them what they are, which makes it everything a longtime Sloan fan could’ve hoped for in 2019. Paste responded with, “At this point, Sloan does indeed feel like an essential service: something we take for granted, like electrical power, paved streets or curbside recycling. Thanks to 12, then, for reminding us of their considerable skill in addition to their longevity.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. $25; $20 in advance. 602-296-7013, therebellounge.com.
Two Door Cinema Club
These Irish pop-rockers are touring the States in support of “False Alarm,” an album that finds them once more embracing the funkier side of New Wave-flavored pop-rock with grooves that all but dare you not to hit the dance floor. But it’s more experimental in its own way than their earlier releases. As DIY Magazine noted, “It’s unexpectedly weird in places, but never for the sake of it.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $45; $39.50 in advance. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
Tiny Moving Parts
These Minnesota punks are either on the emo side of math-rock or the math-rock side of emo, maybe both. They’re touring in support of “Breathe,” an album bristling with the sort of urgency filtered through throat-shredding vocals that makes you think they maybe need to heed the advice of the title. For the listener, though? It’s better that they didn’t. Kerrang! praised the “truthfulness and honesty inherent throughout this fantastic record.”
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The Underground, 105 W. Main St., Mesa. $20. 480-559-5859, niletheater.com.
Ice Nine Kills
Ice Nine Kills bring their horror-inspired metal to Phoenix on the Octane Accelerator Tour with Fit For a King, Light The Torch, Make Them Suffer and Awake At Last. “The Silver Scream,” their latest album, features 13 songs each paying tribute to a different horror film, from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” to “Stephen King’s IT” and “The Crow.”
Details: 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $30; $27 in advance. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
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