The Blasters will be hitting The Rhythm Room on Saturday, December 15th. They'll no doubt be pushing their latest album, Fun on Saturday Night, a 12-track joyride through rockabilly and blues territory. The album also includes a June Carter Cash cover of "Jackson" with X's Exene Cervenka. After thirty years of nonstop touring, these old timers, who've toured with everyone from Black Flag to Dwight Yoakam, shouldn't be missed.
Courtney Marie Andrews: Wednesday, Dec. 26, 8 p.m., free. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
The Blasters: With El Camino Royales, Saturday, Dec. 15, 9 p.m., $15/$18. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Greg Brown: Saturday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m., $27/$30. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
The Browning: Thursday, Jan. 3, noon, $10. Rocky Point Cantina, 1001 E. 8th St., Tempe, 480-968-7879.
Coheed and Cambria: With Between the Buried and Me, & Russian Circles, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m., Price TBA. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Don Dokken: Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., $15/$22. Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.
Down: With Warbeast, Monday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m., Price TBA. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Graveyard: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 9 p.m., $12-$15. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
La La Land Music Festival: With Basshunter, Bl3nd, Bro Safari, Cosmic Gate, Datsik, Ed Rush and Optical, Lucky Date, Mat Zo, Michael Woods, Noise Controllers, & more, Friday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m., $33. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St., Phoenix, 602-262-6225.
Less Pain Forever: Saturday, Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m., $4.99/$8. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
McDowell Mountain Music Festival: With The Roots, Balkan Beat Box, Dr. Dog, The Heartless Bastards, & Yonder Mountain String Band, Friday, March 22; Saturday, March 23; Sunday, March 24, Price TBA, Time TBA. Margaret T. Hance Park, 1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-534-2406.
The Morning Infidelity SXSW Showcase Fund Raiser: With Decker, Jared and the Mill, Sara Robinson and the Midnight Special, The Wiley One, & Palms, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m., $5/$10. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Pacific Air: Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m., $10. Pub Rock (formerly Chasers), 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.
Pentatonix: Saturday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m., $25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Soilwork: Sunday, April 7, 6:30 p.m., $20. Rocky Point Cantina, 1001 E. 8th St., Tempe, 480-968-7879.
DJ Michael Woods: Friday, Dec. 7, 10 p.m., $12. Wild Knight, 4405 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, 480-213-9500.