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Fun Things to do in Phoenix

The editorial team shares some of the most noteworthy events in Phoenix over the next few weeks. Check them out below and let us know if there are any you feel we should add to the list.

 

The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs is a Grammy Award winning American indie rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 2005. The band consists of Adam Granduciel, David Hartley, Robbie Bennett, Charlie Hall, Jon Natchez and Anthony LaMarca.

Califone

Califone is an experimental rock band from Chicago. The band is named after Califone International, an audio equipment manufacturer. Their work has been critically acclaimed.

When
April 18, Wednesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is an American hip hop group. It consists of rappers Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Flesh-n-Bone.

When
April 19, Thursday @ 06:30 PM 

Where
Marquee Theatre
Tempe, AZ

 

Edmar Castañeda

Edmar Castañeda is a Colombian harpist. He performs his own compositions as well as tapping into native music of Colombia and Venezuela. He leads a trio with David Silliman on drums and Marshall Gilkes on trombone.

When
April 19, Thursday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Fox Tucson Theatre
Tucson, AZ

 

Highly Suspect

Highly Suspect is an American rock trio from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The band was founded by twin brothers Rich and Ryan Meyer and their best friend Johnny Stevens.

When
April 19, Thursday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

Bonfire

Bonfire is a German heavy metal band, founded in Ingolstadt, Germany in 1972 by Hans Ziller. In 1986, based on the advice of the record company and the management, the band changed its name to Bonfire.

When
April 20, Friday @ 07:30 PM
April 21, Saturday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Showroom at Casino Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ

 

Cradle of Filth

Cradle of Filth are an English extreme metal band, formed in Suffolk, England in 1991. The band’s musical style evolved originally from black metal to a cleaner and more “produced” amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic metal and other metal genres.

When
April 20, Friday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

King’s X

King’s X is an American rock band that combines progressive metal, funk and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues, and British Invasion rock groups.

When
April 20, Friday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
BLK Live
Scottsdale, AZ

 

Rich the Kid

Dimitri Leslie Roger, better known by his stage name Rich the Kid, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor. On June 9, 2017, Rich the Kid announced that he had signed to Interscope Records.

When
April 20, Friday @ 08:30 PM 

Where
Marquee Theatre
Tempe, AZ

 

Lynch Mob

Lynch Mob is an American hard rock band featuring former Dokken guitarist George Lynch, who has been the band’s only permanent member.

George Lynch

George Lynch is an American hard rock guitarist and songwriter. Lynch is best known for his work with 80’s Heavy Metal band Dokken and his post-Dokken solo band, Lynch Mob. Lynch is considered to be one of the most influential and famous 1980s metal guitarists.

When
April 21, Saturday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
BLK Live
Scottsdale, AZ

 

Vance Joy

James Gabriel Keogh, better known by his stage name Vance Joy, is an Australian singer and songwriter. He signed a five-album deal with Atlantic Records in 2013. He released his debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing in March 2013.

Lovelytheband

lovelytheband is an indie pop band that formed in 2016 in the city of Los Angeles, California. The band started with Mitchy Collins and long time collaborator and music producer Christian Medice. Medice had also worked on Oh Honey alongside Collins.

When
April 21, Saturday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, AZ

 

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is an eight-piece, Chicago-based brass ensemble consisting of eight sons of the jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran. Their musical style ranges from hip-hop to jazz to funk and rock, including calypso and gypsy music.

When
April 21, Saturday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Marquee Theatre
Tempe, AZ

 

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are a rock band from Tempe, Arizona, USA. The band is typically referred to by the fans as the abbreviation “RCPM”.

When
April 21, Saturday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Pool at Talking Stick Resort
Scottsdale, AZ

 

New Years Day

New Years Day is an American rock band formed in 2005 in Anaheim, California.

When
April 22, Sunday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Club Red
Mesa, AZ

 

5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop rock band from Sydney, New South Wales, formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012.

When
April 23, Monday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

Judas Priest

Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969. The band have sold over 50 million copies of their albums to date. They are frequently ranked as one of the greatest metal bands of all time.

When
April 24, Tuesday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, AZ

 

Less Than Jake

Less Than Jake is an American ska punk band from Gainesville, Florida, formed in 1992. The band consists of Chris DeMakes, Roger Lima, Vinnie Fiorello, Buddy Schaub and Peter “JR” Wasilewski.

When
April 24, Tuesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
BLK Live
Scottsdale, AZ

 

Marian Hill

Marian Hill is an American songwriting duo from Philadelphia consisting of production artist Jeremy Lloyd and vocalist Samantha Gongol. Their name comes from two characters, Marian Paroo and Harold Hill, from the musical The Music Man.

When
April 24, Tuesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

Front 242

Front 242 is a Belgian electronic music group that came into prominence during the 1980s. Pioneering the style they called electronic body music, they were a profound influence on the electronic and industrial music genres.

When
April 25, Wednesday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Marquee Theatre
Tempe, AZ

 

BYU choirs

The choirs at Brigham Young University consist of four auditioned choirs: the BYU Singers, the Concert Choir, the Men’s Chorus, and the Women’s Chorus. Each choir is highly accomplished and performs from an extensive repertoire.

When
April 26, Thursday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
ASU Gammage
Tempe, AZ

 

Slaughter to Prevail

Slaughter to Prevail is a Russian deathcore band from Yekaterinburg, Russia. They are currently signed to Sumerian Records.

When
April 27, Friday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Pub Rock
Scottsdale, AZ

 

Selena

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer.

When
April 27, Friday @ 09:30 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

Blackalicious

Blackalicious is an American hip-hop duo from Sacramento, California, made up of rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel. They are noted for Gift of Gab’s often tongue-twisting, multisyllabic, complex rhymes.

When
April 28, Saturday @ 09:00 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

La Santa Cecilia

La Santa Cecilia is a Mexican-American band based in Los Angeles, California who play a blend of many forms of music, including cumbia, bossa nova, and boleros. The name La Santa Cecilia is based upon the patron saint of musicians, Saint Cecilia.

When
April 29, Sunday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Chandler Center for the Arts
Chandler, AZ

 

Toots and the Maytals

Toots and the Maytals, originally called The Maytals, are a Jamaican musical group and one of the best known ska and rocksteady vocal groups. The Maytals were formed in the early 1960s and were key figures in popularizing reggae music.

When
April 29, Sunday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Marquee Theatre
Tempe, AZ

 

Morgan Heritage

Morgan Heritage is a reggae band formed in 1994 by five children of reggae artist Denroy Morgan, namely Peter “Peetah” Morgan, Una Morgan, Roy “Gramps” Morgan, Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan, and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan.

When
April 29, Sunday @ 07:45 PM 

Where
BLK Live
Scottsdale, AZ

 

Sum 41

Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario.

When
April 29, Sunday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

1 Comment

  1. rock

    December 25, 2017 at 3:43 am

    some great concerts on your list, BUT many great shows coming out of BLK LIVE in N Scottsdale…

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