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E-40 is scheduled to perform on Saturday in Scottsdale.
E-40 is scheduled to perform on Saturday in Scottsdale.

Concert Calendar for This Weekend: E-40, Ben Taylor, Zappa Plays Zappa, Greeley Estates, and More

The Venue of Scottsdale is gonna become a house of hyphy this Saturday, as the NoCal rap superstar E-40 (a.k.a. the "Ambassador of the Bay") will take over the joint. We're expecting plenty of slick rhymes from the "King of Slang," as well as the myriad local hip-hop artists that are also on the bill, including Rocadolla, Young Phee, and Hannibal Leq.

E-40's not the only chartbuster in town for the weekend, as Dweezil Zappa hits Dodge Theatre tonight to perfom some of papa Frank's tunes, and fellow second-generation folkster Ben Taylor (son of James Taylor) will be at Martini Ranch on Friday.

The rest of our rundown of this weekend's concert line-up follows the break.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26:

Back Ted N-Ted
With Restiform Bodies, EGADZ, (n1nth)cloud, & Brothers Backward
[rock/indie/electronica]
7 p.m., $8 (visit www.ticketweb.com)
Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Ave., Phoenix, 602-256-6006.

Mitch Fatel
[comedy]
8 p.m., $15-$17 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv Comedy Club, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

Greeley Estates
With The Word Alive, The Irish Front, Before You Fled, The Ivy, & Tamerlane
[rock/metal/hardcore/screamo]
6 p.m., $10 (visit www.ticketweb.com)
Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

Steve Oliver
[jazz]
8:30 p.m., $10 (visit www.voceristoranteandlounge.com)
Voce Ristorante & Lounge, 9719 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, 480-609-0429.

Zappa Plays Zappa
[rock]
7:30 p.m., $43-$62 (visit www.livenation.com)
Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
With One Kitty Gone
[swing/rockabilly/blues]
8 p.m., $25 (visit thevenue.homestead.com)
Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet
[jazz]
7:30 p.m., $5-$38 (visit www.delewebbcenter.org)
Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, 928-684-6624.

Colette & DJ Heather
[house]
9 p.m., $12 (visit www.mystaz.com)
Myst, 7340 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale, 480-970-5000.

The Expendables
With Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, & Underwater
[reggae/punk/metal]
6:30 p.m.
$15-$17 (visit www.luckymanonline.com)
Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Mitch Fatel
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m., $15-$17 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

Long John Hunter
With Bad News Blues Band
[blues]
8 p.m., $8 (visit www.rhythmroom.com)
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Adria Nylene
With Gita, The Diadem, Glaciers, The Dream Abstract, & more
[rock/indie]
6:30 p.m., $8 (visit www.ticketweb.com)
Eikon Arts, 740 N. Power Rd., Gilbert.

Ben Taylor
With Matthew Reveles
[rock/indie/acoustic]
6:30 p.m., $12-$15 (visit www.luckymanonline.com)
Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

Chris Tomlin
With Isreal Houghton
[spiritual/religious]
7:30 p.m., $35-$45 (visit www.ticketmaster.com)
Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.

Danny Villalpando
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m., $10-$12 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-4422.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

Mimi Blais
[ragtime/blues]
7 p.m., $10. (visit www.wvam.org)
West Valley Art Museum, 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts, Surprise, 623-972-0635.

Shana & Joe Bousard
[jazz]
8 p.m., $17-$21 (visit www.asukerr.com)
ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Paradise Valley, 480-596-2660.

Roy Clark
[country]
8 p.m., $38-$48 (visit www.chandlercenter.org)
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 480-782-2680.

E-40
With Rocadolla, Young Phee and G. Moe, Sacred and DJ Proper Villain, Hannibal Leq, & Latino Rebel Band
[hip-hop/hyphy]
8 p.m., $33-$75 (visit thevenue.homestead.com)
Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.

Mitch Fatel
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m., $15-$17 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
Tempe Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

The Limeliters
[folk/acoustic]
8 p.m., $22-$25 (visit www.fiddlersdream.org)
Fiddler's Dream Coffee House, 1702 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, 602-997-9795.

The Quakes
With The Creepshow, Creepsville 666, Kats of Horror, EVC, Video Nasties, Buried in Red, & more
[rockabilly/punk]
6 p.m. (visit www.azrockabilly.net)
Chasers Bar & Night Club, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.

The Rÿche
With Dinonicus, & Ax Attack
[hard rock/heavy metal]
6:30 p.m., $10-$12 (visit www.luckymanonline.com)
Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Esperanza Spalding
[jazz]
8 p.m., $52 (visit www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org)
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, 480-994-2787.

Danny Villalpando
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m., $10-$12 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-4422.

Phillip Walker
[blues]
8 p.m., $10 (visit www.rhythmroom.com)
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 1:

Isaac Farm
[comedy]
8 p.m., $10 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-4422.

Mitch Fatel
[comedy]
8 p.m., $15-$17 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv Comedy Club, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

Lowrider 2009 Tour
With Mike Jones, Lil Rob, MC Magic, & more
[hip-hop]
11 a.m., $30 (visit www.power983fm.com)
Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix.

One Night of Queen
[classic rock]
7 p.m., $36-$48 (visit www.chandlercenter.org)
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 480-782-2680.

The Stiletto Formal
With Caecelia, The Constellation Branch, Ronald and Carson, & Matador
[rock/indie]
7 p.m., $8 (visit www.ticketweb.com)
Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.

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