In Phoenix, there ain't no cure for the Summer Time Blues, except the sweet relief of fall, and the much fuller concert calender it brings. We're finally through the super lean times, show announcement-wise, and looking forward to better days. Much better days, actually: Local sons The Meat Puppets will be playing The Marquee in mid-September and The Jim Rose Circus with Jake "The Snake" Roberts comes through hat the end of that month. Just think about that for the next month or two.
Captain Squeegee: Friday, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., $10-$12. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
The Cave Singers: With Lighting Dust, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 8:30 p.m., $10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
Children of Bodom: With Austrian Death Machine, & Skeletonwitch, Monday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m., $25-$30. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
D12: With Potluck., Sunday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m., $15-$20. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.
The Dodos: With The Ruby Suns, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., $12-$13. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
Dungen: With Woods., Monday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m., $13-$15. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Kandieland VI: With Hixxy, Re-Con, Virus, Super K, & more, Saturday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m., $28.50. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
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Meat Puppets: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m., $15-$17. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Pitbull: Friday, Oct. 2, 8 p.m., $28-$38. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
The Jim Rose Circus: With Jake "The Snake" Roberts., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m., $15-$17. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Sunny Day Real Estate: With The Jealous Sound, & Dead Country, Friday, Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m., $22-$25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.