By Benjamin Leatherman
Slipknot and the metal misfits of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival take over Cricket Wireless Pavillion this afternoon.
Here’s a rundown of all the major concerts and big-time gigs that will be going down around the Valley over the next 72 hours. Click links for ticket info (or call the venue for any last minute changes).
FRIDAY, JULY 18:
Authority Zero With Underwater, Down By Fire, 2 Tone Lizard Kings, and The Dead Eyes of London [rock, punk] 7 p.m. $18 (click here for ticket info) Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150
DJ Bad Boy Bill With MCB, and DJ40Ford 9 p.m. [house, dance] $20 (click here for ticket info) Myst, 7340 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale, 480-970-5000
Cute Is What We Aim For With Ace Enders, Danger Radio, and Powerspace 6:30 p.m. [rock, indie] $12-$14 (click here for ticket info) The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238
Guttermouth With New Skool Kings, Housman's Athletes, and VW Trainwreck 7 p.m. [rock, punk] $10-$12 (click here for ticket info) The Brickhouse, 1 E. Jackson St., Phoenix, 602-258-7880
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival With Slipknot, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, 36 Crazyfists, Dragonforce, Mastodon, Airbourne, Walls of Jericho, Machine Head, Suicide Silence, Black Tide, The Red Chord, and Underoath 2 p.m. [metal, hard rock] $27.32-$53.85 (click here for ticket info) Cricket Wireless Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200
Chris Sligh 7:30 p.m. [rock, Christian] $15-$25 (click here for ticket info) Sun Valley Community Church, 456 E. Ray Rd., Gilbert, 480-632-8920.
New Times Summer of Sound -- Eclectic With Estradasphere Trio, Black Carl, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Yourchestra, and Janis Joplin Crap N Vomit 7 p.m. [indie, experiemental] $5 (click here for ticket info) Papillons Too, 525 S. Gilbert Rd., Mesa, 480-834-7680.
SATURDAY, JULY 19:
Comfort for Change With Cage 9, Seconds to Breathe, 4th Man in the Fire, Inprana, and London Metal Exchange 6 p.m. [rock, punk, indie] $10-$12 (click here for ticket info) Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707
Lucero With Jessica Lee Mayfield, and The Glossary 8 p.m. [rock, indie] $13 (click here for ticket info) The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238
Marquis De Sadisco* With Unter Null, C/A/T, Squalor, Dr.F, //She//, $andM, 5arah, and Blonde Noize 8 p.m. [industrial, EBM, darkwave] $10 (click here for more info) Homme, 138 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-234-3023
James McMurtry With The Dedringers 9 p.m. [Americana, indie, folk] $15 (click here for more info) Last Exit Bar and Grill, 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-557-6656
San Pedro Silm With West of Memphis 9 p.m. [blues, rock, Americana] $8 (click here for ticket info) Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842
Chris Sligh 7 p.m. [rock, Christian] $15-$25 (click here for ticket info) Valley Cathedral, 6225 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-265-6225
SUNDAY, JULY 20:
Hemlock With Mission G, Lurid State, Wynterborne, Asphyxiation, and Existence A.D. 6 p.m. [hard rock, metal] $11 (click here for ticket info) The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238
Chris Sligh 6:30 p.m. [rock, Christian] $15-$25 (click here for ticket info) North Ridge Community Church, 6363 E. Dynamite Blvd., Cave Creek, 480-515-4673
Steely Dan 7:30 p.m. [classic rock] $35-$125 (click here for ticket info) Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800