Quasi-political folk band Andrew Jackson Jihad, a band that would be hard to take seriously, if not for the ballsy lyrical stylings displayed on songs like "American Tune" and "Joe Arpaio is a Punk," is hitting The Crescent Ballroom Sunday, November 18.
If you've never heard them (unlikely if you're paying attention to local music), they're vaguely reminiscent of The Violent Femmes, if Gordon Gano had popped adderall through the '80s. This will be some good clean fun.
When hip-hop artist/actor/producer/everything-under-the-sun T.I. isn't saving lives or dealing with federal weapons charges, what does he do? Well, he's hitting Comerica Theatre on Saturday, November 10. He'll no doubt be sharing some new tracks off his upcoming studio albumTrouble Man, due out sometime in December.
Award-winning guitarist Joe Bonamassa is bringing his English-blues inspired brand of rock to Comerica Theatre on Sunday, April 2. There will be plenty of time to score some tickets to this one, and for those who go, they will be privy to the awesomeness that comes with back-breaking touring and collaborations with everyone from Eric Clapton to Paul Rogers. The guy is only 35 years old, but his skills with an axe rival those of his elders, evidenced on his 11th studio album, Driving Towards the Daylight.
Andrew Jackson Jihad: With Future of the Left, Jeff Rosenstock, & Minibosses, Sunday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m., $14. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Joe Bonamassa: Sunday, April 21, 8 p.m., $59-$99. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
The Born This Way Ball: With Lady Gaga, Madeon, & Lady Starlight, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., $49.50-$175. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-2000.
Tommy Castro: Friday, Dec. 14, 9:15 p.m., $20. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Stacy Clark: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m., $10. Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix, 3 S. 2nd St., Phoenix, 602-261-7625.
Deftones: Saturday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., Price TBA. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Halestorm: Monday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., $16. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
I Fight Dragons, & MC Lars: With Skyfox, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 8 p.m., $12/$14. Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Ave., Phoenix, 602-256-6006.
Janis Ian: Wednesday, March 20, 8 p.m., $22. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Lamb of God: With In Flames, Hatebreed, & Sylosis, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., $30. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Barry Manilow: Sunday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., $9.99-$149.99. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Musiq Soulchild: Thursday, Nov. 8, 8:30 p.m., $20-$48. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Napalm Death: With Municipal Waste, Exhumed, Attitude Adjustment, & Horse Head, Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., $16. Rocky Point Cantina, 1001 E. Eighth St., Tempe, 480-968-7879.
P!nk: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., $44.75-$84.75. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-2000.
Power 98.3's Powerhouse 2012: With The Game, Ca$h Out, & more, Friday, Nov. 16, 8:30 p.m., $20-$45. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Rosco Bandana: With The Senators, Thursday, Nov. 1, 8:30 p.m., $10/$12. Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix, 3 S. 2nd St., Phoenix, 602-261-7625.
Michael W. Smith: Saturday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., $39-$75. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
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The Spittin' Cobras: With Strangers Family Band, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 9 p.m., $8. Rogue Bar, 423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480-947-3580.
T.I.: Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., $58-$138. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
X: With The Father Figures, & Scorpion vs. Tarantula, Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m., $15-$30. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.