She might be person most to blame for the misuse of the word "ironic" in America, but who cares? We've always had a soft spot for Alanis Morissette. Jagged Little Pill was such an unforgettable album from the '90s, and its "pissed off at the world" attitude felt relatable at the time (and it still does).
Maybe we secretly dig Canadians, but whatever. Her new album Havoc and Bright Lights, due out Tuesday, August 28, and she'll be delighting nostalgic crowds at Comerica Theatre on Thursday, November 1. We can only hope she plays that "Joey from Full House" song we love so dearly.
Bad Books is bringing its pop-riddled brand of indie rock to The Crescent Ballroom on October 12th. No doubt the hipsters will be out in full force to catch a listen to the supergroup's new album, Bad Books II, dropping Tuesday, October 9.
Alanis Morissette: Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., $45-$55. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Audio Push: With Luke Romero, McBoy, Trill Tone, The Pilot, & TOM-Oh, Thursday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m., $10. Red Owl Sports Grill & Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-968-2114.
Bad Books: With Harrison Hudson, Friday, Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m., $14/$18. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Balmorhea: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m., $12/$14. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Big Gigantic: With Griz, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m., $16. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Chevelle: Saturday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m., $26. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
D.R.I.: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m., $16. 910 Live, 910 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480-966-0707.
Eroticide: Saturday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., $12. 910 Live, 910 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480-966-0707.
Japandroids: With Bleached, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m., $15/$18. Martini Ranch, 7295 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.
John Fogerty: Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., free with fair admission, TBA for reserved seating. Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fair, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, 602-252-6771.
John Legend: With Lianne La Havas, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m., $39-$79. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Sean Hayes: With Birds of Chicago, Monday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
The Hood Internet: With Body Language, Oscillator Bug, & more, Friday, Oct. 5, 9 p.m., $10. Bar Smith, 130 E. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-229-1265.
Hopsin: With Dizzy Wright, SwizZz, Jarren Benton, & Futuristic, Friday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., $18/$35. Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.
Krewella: With Tranzit, & Brett Ortiz, Friday, Sept. 14, 10 p.m., $10/$15. Wild Knight, 4405 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, 480-213-9500.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: With Dee-1, Sunday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., $18/$20. Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.
The Maine, & Mayday Parade: Saturday, Nov. 24, 6 p.m., $20. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Matthew Dear: With Light Asylum, Monday, Oct. 29, 9 p.m., $12/$15. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult: With Left Spine Down, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m., $22/$25. Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.
Rockie Fresh: Sunday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., $15. Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.
Skeletonwitch: Sunday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., $12. Chasers Bar & Night Club, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.
Taking Back Sunday: With Motion City Soundtrack, & Bayside, Saturday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m., $27.50. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Walk the Moon: With Family of the Year, Monday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
White Arrows: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
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