Fall Out Boy and the Chainsmokers are among the bigger concerts playing Phoenix this fall. We also have the Goldrush Festival heading our way.
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The Britpop legend arrives in Tempe on the eve of releasing the much-anticipated “Low in High School,” his first album since 2014’s “World Peace is None of Your Business.” One of alternative music’s seminal figures, who launched a solo career in 1988 with “Viva Hate” after rising to fame at the helm of the Smiths, has promised an intimate evening with his touring band, performing fan favorites and material from “Low in High School.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $47.50-$67.50. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
11/16: Liam Gallagher
This tour is in support of Gallagher’s first solo album, “As You Were,” of which the singer who rose to fame at the helm of Oasis says, “I didn’t want to be reinventing anything or going off on a space jazz odyssey. It’s the Lennon ‘Cold Turkey’ vibe, The Stones, the classics. But done my way, now.” The A.V. Club says he “goes a long way toward establishing himself apart from brother Noel and the rest of Oasis. His most successful tracks here evoke Nashville rather than Manchester.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $35.50. thevanburenphx.com.
11/16: Slaughter Beach, Dog
With Modern Baseball on hiatus, Jake Ewald is touring an album called “Birdie” with his oddly-titled solo project. The album him Ewald exploring a somewhat more subdued aesthetic than his previous credentials would suggest, its highlights ranging from the haunted balladry of “Phoenix” to upbeat, acoustic-guitar-driven folk-pop with occasional echoes of Pavement and/or Blur. Alternative Press says: “‘Birdie’ is a record that teeters an indie/emo line with ease and a sense of hybridity. Press “play” for a sense of melancholic calm.”
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa. $12-$14. www.niletheater.com.
The platinum-selling pop-rock band from Mexicali recently took a five-year break between albums, from 2011’s “Peligro” to last year’s “Des/Amor.” The gap didn’t hurt, as daring new tunes like “Ya Me Enteré” (a Nicky Jam collaboration) and the ska-flavored “Spanglish” show the trio still evolving and growing. Frontman (and fashion plate) Jesus Navarro is blessed with one of the most gorgeous voices in pop music.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. $39-$305. 602-379-2800, livenation.com.
11/17: I Prevail
It may seem a bit odd on the surface that one of the fastest-rising names in modern metalcore first tasted fame was a cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.” But given the pop sensibilities they flex on the chorus of tracks like “Scars” and the aptly named “Stuck in Your Head,” the first two singles from their full-length debut “Lifelines?” I’d imagine you would find all sorts of music playing in their van that doesn’t sound a thing like Converge or the Dillinger Escape Plan.
Details: 6:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $24-$35. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
11/18: Fall Out Boy
Downtown Phoenix is the final destination on Fall Out Boy’s “M A N I A” tour, which shares a title with their long-awaited follow-upto “American Beauty/American Psycho,” a platinum effort that debuted at No. 1 on Billboard in early 2015. Their hits include “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” and “Centuries.”
Details: Saturday, Nov. 18. Talking Stick Resort Arena, Second and Jefferson Streets, Phoenix. See website for ticket prices. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
11/18: Lake Street Dive
I’m assuming the “Dive” in their name is not a reference to the type of venue they envision playing. It sounds more like supper-club music, a soulful throwback to the golden age of Motown with polished arrangements and backing vocals singing “Sha la la” as though we’d never left the early ’60s.
In reviewing “Bad Self Portraits,” PopMatters declared them “an appealing amalgam of ‘60s-era girl groups with ‘70s AM Gold, with a helping of some Beatles-esque melodies thrown in.” The great Bruce Hornsby, who we interviewed a little earlier this year, will co-headline the concert, which benefits the AARP Foundation Experience Corps in Arizona.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. $20. mesaamp.com.
11/18: Jason Derulo
This R&B singer hit the ground running in 2009 with the quadruple-platinum “Whatcha Say,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100. Other Top 10 hits include the multiplatinum smashes “In My Head” (which earned him a Teen Choice Award), “Ridin’ Solo,” “Talk Dirty” (featuring 2 Chainz) “Trumpet,” “Wiggle,” which features a guest rap from Snoop Dogg, and 2015’s “Want to Want Me.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. The Pool at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale. $40-$200. 480- 850-7734, talkingstickresort.com.
11/18: Beach Slang
There aren’t many young artists who seem to be chasing the rock-and-roll ghost of the post-“Pleased to Meet Me” Replacements, so don’t tell a soul, but that’s exactly what these Pennsylvania punks would appear to be doing on “The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us” and last year’s followup, “A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings.” And they wear it like a poorly knotted skinny tie. As Clash Music summed up the appeal of “A Loud Bash”: “Raw, honest and heartfelt, there’s a sense of vigour and vitality that flows through the latest LP from Philadelphia’s Beach Slang that transcends your everyday punk record.” Which is exactly the kind Paul Westerberg was pulling in when he young and reckless.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. $18; $16 in advance. 602-296-7013, therebellounge.com.
11/18-19: Goldrush Festival
Relentless Beats presents the inaugural Goldrush Music Festival with than 50 national acts spread out across four stages, an event they’re billing as the biggest music festival to date in Arizona. The lineup is a mix of EDM and hip-hop with performances by Marshmello, Migos, Dillon Francis, Lil Uzi Vert, RL Grime, Excision, Claude VonStroke, Hippie Sabotage, Injury Reserve, Smokepurpp, Snow da Product and many more.
Details: Noon-midnight Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19. Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Gila River Reservation. $159-$229. 480-502-5600, relentlessbeats.com.
11/19: Bell Witch
This Seattle-based doom-metal duo is touring a trance-incuding third full-length release called “Mirror Reaper,” which consists of one track that drones on for 83 ominous minutes without feeling overly long or indulgent.
The A.V. Club responded to the album with “Attention spans will certainly be tested, but surrender to the despair and Bell Witch’s slow-motion eulogy–delivered through a lonely ring of guitar, gently crashing cymbals, and stray funeral-home organ–hits like a blast beat to the heart.”
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19. Club Red, 1306 W. University Drive, Mesa. $21-$89. 480-258-2733, clubredrocks.com.
11/20: Niall Horan
Having spent the past year working on his debut solo album, Horan is set to bring new music to his fans in a series of intimate shows. Horan has sold more than 70 million records as part of One Direction and has toured the globe numerous times.
His debut single “This Town,” released in the fall of 2016, has sold more than three million track equivalent units globally while hitting No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 on its way to going platinum. The Los Angeles Times said, “The guitar ballad is a tender, swoon-worthy number” and Entertainment Weekly hailed it as “a wistful tale of young love lost.”
He followed the ballad’s release with the grittier R&B-infused track “Slow Hands,” which went to No. 1 in 44 countries and peaked at No. 15 on the Hot 100. Line of Best Fit said “He’s shed his squeaky clean onesie and donned a crooner coat, giving us one of the coolest, catchiest choruses of 2017 in the process.”
Details: 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. $49-$321. 800-745-300, ticketmaster.com.
11/21: The Used
These emo veterans hit the alternative side of the mainstream in 2002 with “Taste of Ink,” the first of several Modern Rock hits. The biggest of the hits that followed include 2003’s “Buried Myself Alive,” 2004’s “Take It Away” and 2007’s “The Bird and the Worm.” They hit the studio in May to start work on their first new album since 2014’s “Imaginary Enemy.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $37-$52. thevanburenphx.com.
11/21: Periphery with Animals as Leaders
Formed in 2005, D.C.-based progressive-metal heroes Periphery earned a Grammy nomination earlier this year for “The Price is Wrong,” the opening track on “Periphery III: Select Difficulty.” Animals as Leaders also find themselves frequently categorized as part of the djent school of progressive-metal. Their latest album, “The Madness of Many,” hit the hard rock charts at No. 1.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $25-$50. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
These guys have taken Alice Cooper’s shock-rock template to grotesque extremes in the course of advancing a visual concept based on portraying a band of interplanetary warriors, their costumes made of latex, styrofoam and hardened rubber.
Their stage shows are the stuff of legend, outrageously violent and far more sexual in nature than a Cooper show, including simulated mutilations of “celebrity” guests, from O.J. Simpson to Adolf Hitler, Pope Francis and Snooki. They’re also known for dousing the fans down front with copious amounts of fake blood.
And their latest album, “The Blood of Gods,” makes it clear that they’re still at the top of their game when it comes to creating new music to soundtrack that blood-spattered spectacle.
Details: 11/23: Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $18-$48. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
11/24: Meat Puppets
These underground legends were recently named by entertainment/travel website Thrillist as the best band out of Arizona.
As the Thrillist editors explain it, “While ‘Hey Jealousy’ by the Gin Blossoms might be the most immediately recognizable song by a band with Arizona origins — unless you grew up yelping along to Jimmy Eat World’s pop-punk anthem “The Middle” — the Meat Puppets are the quintessential Arizona band.
“They might not have the hits of an act like Alice Cooper or the chops of a group like Calexico, but their combination of punk ideals, eclectic taste and untamed spirit speaks to the mysterious character of the Southwest.”
“While blending country, hardcore and psychedelic rock, the Meat Puppets have endured longer than many of their SST Records peers of the 1980s, crafting a quirky legacy — and a lengthy discography — that’s difficult to pin down but impossible to deny.”
The shout-out from Thrillist arrived on the heels of the Meat Puppets taking their well-deserved place in the The Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $21; $19 in advance. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
11/28: New Found Glory
These guys are celebrating 20 Years of Pop-Punk while performing their self-titled second album (which included their first charting single, “Hit or Miss (Waited Too Long)”) and “Not Without a Fight” in their entirety. Why those two albums? They’ve been playing two albums a night at every stop on this year’s tour with the Ataris and switching it up from town to town. So these are just the albums they’ll be playing here, no particular rhyme and/or reason (unless, of course, you’re talking actual rhyming, which they will be doing in the songs).
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. SOLD OUT. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
11/29: Tori Amos
“Native Invader” is the singer’s 15th studio release, following 2014’s “Unrepentant Geraldines,” her eighth Top 10 album.
Amos says, “The songs on ‘Native Invader’ are being pushed by the Muses to find different ways of facing unforeseen challenges and in some cases dangerous conflicts. The record looks to Nature and how, through resilience, she heals herself. The songs also wrestle with the question: what is our part in the destruction of our land, as well as ourselves, and in our relationships with each other?
“In life there can be the shock of unexpected fires, floods, earthquakes, or any cataclysmic ravager – both on the inside and outside of our minds. Sonically and visually, I wanted to look at how Nature creates with her opposing forces, becoming the ultimate regenerator through her cycles of death and re-birth. Time and time again she is able to renew, can we find this renewal for ourselves?”
Nominated for multiple Grammys, Amos has had her songs turned into graphic novels and has produced groundbreaking videos throughout her career.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. $37-$87. 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com.
This California rapper topped the charts with this year’s “Everybody,” a concept album tackling issues as heavy as race and religion. RapReviews responded with a rave that concluded “his talent as an emcee and his insightfulness can’t be denied.” The rapper’s biggest hits include two double-platinum singles, “Sucker for Pain” and “1-800-273-8255.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $56.99-$59.99. thevanburenphx.com.
11/30: The Chainsmokers
The Grammy-winning electro-pop duo spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with quadruple-platinum “Closer,” last year’s longest run at No. 1. Their other hits include the platinum breakthrough single “#Selfie,” multi-platinum smashes “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” and two platinum singles from their latest album, “Paris” and “Something Just Like This.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30. Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Gila River Reservation. $30-$40. 480-502-5600, rawhide.com.
This 19-year-old R&B star broke through with a triple-platinum single called “Location,” following through a platinum debut album, aptly titled “American Teen.” The album sent a second single, “Young Dumb & Broke,” to the top of Billboard’s R&B charts. He’s also featured on Logic’s double-platinum “1-800-273-8255.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $56.99-$59.99. thevanburenphx.com.
12/1: Trivium with Arch Enemy
Their first album, “Ember to Inferno,” hit the streets in 2003. But Trivium’s ascendancy began in earnest in 2005 with the aptly titled “Ascendancy,” their first release on Roadrunner. And they’re still going strong, about to drop the long-awaited followup to “Silence in the Snow,” which inspired Alternative Press to declare that “the Florida foursome still manage to top themselves with each outing.” The twin-guitar solos alone should make that new album, “The Sin and the Sentence” – and this co-headlining concert with Arch Enemy – worth your while.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $27-$47. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
12/1: Robert Cray
It’s been 31 years since “Strong Persuader” took this soulful blues guitarist to the mainstream, largely on the strength of “Smoking Gun,” a breakthrough single that remains his biggest hit. It’s doubtful Cray, now 64, will ever top the double-platinum benchmark set by “Strong Persuader.” But the album this tour is supporting, “Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm,” proves that Cray still has a lot to offer as a mainstream blues ambassador. As American Songwriter says, “It plays to Cray’s established vocal and guitar strengths while injecting just enough grit and grease to spur him to new heights.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Talking Stick Resort, Loop 101 and Pima Road, Salt River Reservation. $45-$195. 480-850-7734, talkingstickresort.com.
Could they be the greatest rock and roll band in the world, as they’ve been known to advertise themselves? On the right night in the right bar, they could definitely win a reasonable person over to that argument. I’ve seen it happen.
Spawned in Tucson, they moved to Seattle in 1989 and signed to Sub Pop, which released “The Smoke of Hell” in 1992. Spin magazine once summed up their timeless appeal as “the kind of blue chip rock’n’roll that makes dive bars so great: Loud, vice-ridden rock songs with country flavor and plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor.”
A lot of that humor, of course, comes from Eddie Spaghetti, one of modern rock’s most entertaining front men. As no lesser an authority than Lemmy Kilmister once summed it up, “If you don’t like the Supersuckers, you don’t like rock and roll.” They’ve also made some classic country records.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Club Red, 1306 W. University Drive, Mesa. $16-$20. 480-258-2733, clubredrocks.com.
12/3: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
They may have lost their founder, Paul O’Neill, in April, but his vision will live on. The orchestra posted a message to fans on their social media saying that although they may be heartbroken to lose their leader, they’re also “determined to carry on the rock theater project to which he dedicated his life.”
The message went on to say: “Paul always talked about how he saw TSO as both an idea and ideal that would continue long after he stepped off the ‘flight deck’ (his name for the stage). We hope to continue his work of providing a timeless, multi-generational tradition like those created by his idol Charles Dickens. In that spirit, we are proud to announce that Trans-Siberian Orchestra will return with their 2017 Winter Tour featuring the cherished tale ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’!”
Details: 3:30 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Gila River Arena, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. Check website for prices. 800-745-3000, gilariverarena.com.
12/5: The Piano Guys
These four dads from Utah have climbed the Great Wall of China for their craft, landed atop the Billboard charts, sold out tour dates around the world, accrued a massive social media following and scored YouTube viewership of more than 730 million.
The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation with their series of self-made music videos. They’ve performed everywhere from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to “The Today Show” and been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Buzzfeed, People Magazine, Mashable and, most impressively, this very website.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. $29-$130. 800-745-300, ticketmaster.com.
12/7: Tony Bennett
The man has won 19 Grammy Awards in the course of a career spanning more than six decades. His signature tunes include “Because of You,” “Rags to Riches” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco.” When Bennett turned 90 in August 2016, that milestone was celebrated in a two-hour prime-time special and companion CD titled “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet to Come.” Last year also saw the release of Bennett’s fifth book, titled “Just Getting Started,” which he wrote with journalist Scott Simon. He’s also a Kennedy Center Honoree, an NEA Jazz Master and a recipient of the United Nation’s Humanitarian and Citizen of the World honors. Plus, he’s recorded with Lady Gaga, so there’s that.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. $78-$138. 602-267-1600 ext. 1, celebritytheatre.com.
12/8: Raheem DeVaughn
This singer took the Grammy-nominated “Woman” to the top of Billboard’s Adult R&B charts in 2007. Eight years later, “Love Sex Passion” sent two singles, “Queen” and ‘Temperature’s Rising,” to the upper reaches of that same chart.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. $15. 602-267-1600 ext. 1, celebritytheatre.com.
12/9: Hollywood Undead
These California rockers clearly grasp the importance of topping your rap-rock songs with a well-chosen mask – in most cases, the hockey mask favored by Jason. Their first album, “Swan Songs,” went platinum fueled by the single “Undead,” which peaked at No. 10 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock charts. Second album “American Tragedy” hit the charts at No. 4, preceded by their second big radio hit since “Undead,” “Hear Me Now.” And a third album, “Notes from the Underground,” debuted at No. 2. They arrive in support of a fifth album, “Five.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $25-$55. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
12/9: Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding
Alice Cooper’s 16th Annual Christmas Pudding brings Slash and Rob Halford to Phoenix for what’s sure to be a very heavy night at the historic Celebrity Theatre. The lineup also features Edgar Winter, Filter, Nita Strauss, SIXWIRE, Gary Mule Deer, the Solid Rock Dancers and the winners of this year’s Proof is in the Pudding Musical Talent Search, Alice’s version of “American Idol.” More surprise guests will be announced soon. Proceeds from the event directly benefit the free music, dance, arts and vocational programs at Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. $120-$750. 602-267-1600 ext. 1, celebritytheatre.com.
12/10: Kodak Black
This Florida rapper’s first single, “No Flockin,” could not be accused of having set the world on fire in 2014 when he shared the track on YouTube. But it did provide the hook for one of this year’s biggest pop hits, Cardi B’s chart-topping “Bodak Yellow,” going platinum in the process. He also cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year with “Tunnel Vision,” a double-platinum highlight of his first official studio release, “Painting Pictures.”
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $33-$99. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
12/11: Alt AZ 93.3’s 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party
Led by guitarist Tim McIlrath, Rise Against bring a string of alternative-radio hits to the table, including “Prayer of the Refugee,” “Re-Education (Through Labor),” “Savior,” “Help Is on the Way,” “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore” and this year’s “The Violence.” Classic Rock magazine responded to their latest album, “Wolves,” by nothing that “their strength is in their inclusivity – yes, they’re from a punk background, but this is melodic hardcore with killer choruses to stir the hardest of hearts, bursting with a positive energy that channels your adrenaline until passive listening becomes all but impossible.” They’re joined by the Struts and Sleeping with Sirens.
Details: 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11. Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. $39. mesaamp.com.
12/13: The Drums
These Brooklyn rockers were voted the best hope for 2010, edging out Sleigh Bells, in a Pitchfork Reader’s Poll taken in 2009. And they did their best to live up to the hype on a self-titled effort released in 2010.
Now more a Jonny Pierce solo project than a proper band, they’re touring on “Abysmal Thoughts,” a fourth album that pushes the pop sensibilities they flashed on earlier recordings to foreground on tracks as contagious as “Blood Under My Belt” and “Heart Babel.”
The A.V. Club responded with “The new sounds heighten the bittersweet flavor, as Pierce opens up about feeling lonely, stupid, betrayed, empty, and at times, hopeful. If his life hasn’t exactly gotten easier, his music has never been better.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $20-$35. thevanburenphx.com.
12/15: The Brian Setzer Orchestra
The once and future leader of the Stray Cats is bringing his 19-piece orchestra through town on his 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour for a show that promises selections from his yuletide classics “Boogie Woogie Christmas,” “Dig that Crazy Christmas” and the far more recent “Rockin’ Rudolph,” as well as other songs you’re bound to recognize that don’t have anything to do with this or any holiday.
And in keeping with the spirit of Setzer’s performance, the first three rows will be removed for dancing.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. $63-$96. 602-267-1600 ext. 1, celebritytheatre.com.
These iconic California punks returned to active duty in 2016 with an album whose title neatly summed it up, “Hypercaffium Spazzinate.” From its slashing guitars to the over-caffeinated drumming of the great Bill Stephenson to Karl Alvarez’s lead bass, “Victim of Me,” the lead single, offered exactly the sort of tightly coiled pop-punk hookfest we’ve come to expect from the Descendents camp. And the other songs were just as good. This is the first material we’ve heard from the Descendents in 12 years that would probably have been a lot more fun if they’d been making records. And it sounds like they’ve been playing every day between releases.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $32.50-$52.50. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
12/16: Julien Baker
Baker has the perfect voice to put across the sort of haunted ballads that make up the bulk of her new album, “Turn Out the Lights,” on which she effortlessly lives up to the promise of her first release, “Sprained Ankle.” She grabs you by the heartstrings with the first line she sings on the album – “I’m stayin’ in tonight / I won’t stop you from leaving / I know that I’m not what you wanted” – and never lets go.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $20; $17 in advance. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
Randy Cordova and Rebecca Smouse contributed to this report.
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