Concerts to Catch This Weekend

It's looking to be another packed weekend of gigs here in the Valley of the Sun. Here's a handy guide featuring some fresh, hand-picked recommendations to your rock, rap, soul, punk, or whatever on this weekend.

Friday, August 26

Sign will bring his indie hip-hop to Chasers in Scottsdale.

2 Tone Lizard Kings are scheduled to invade Rogue Bar with their infectious brand of ska-punk.

DNTEL (featuring 1/2 of The Postal Service) is scheduled to do the indietronica thing at Bar Smith.

Big Freedia is scheduled to bring NOLA-style bounce to Brick.

Peachcake and Young Mothers are scheduled to play Open Source Project in Tempe.

The Smith Family Band
are set to echo The Band and Van Morrison at The Yucca Tap Room.

Jean Grae and DJ LES375 are scheduled to bring eclectic hip-hop sounds to The Red Owl.

Saturday, August 27

Black Bottom Lighters and The VeraGroove are scheduled to pack the stage at The Marquee Theatre in Tempe.

Morris Day and the Time are scheduled to bring the funk to Celebrity Theatre.

Mergence, What Laura Says, and more are scheduled to bring hippie-indie sounds to Foundry on First.

Ryan Rousseau and His Desert Children, The Pods, and Scorpion vs. Tarantula are scheduled to rock The Lost Leaf. (Disclaimer: Some members of SvsT are New Times staffers.)

Pat Roberts and the Heymakers are scheduled to bring rockabilly sounds to the Maverick Saloon.

Kingfathand is set to play as part of the River Jones Songwriter Showcase at Modified Arts.

Sunday, August 28

The Ultramatics, Said Gun, and That's Life are scheduled to play a matinee show at The Yucca Tap Room, followed by Valley Fever with Al Foul and more.

George Thomas and The Flamekeepers are scheduled to belt out the blues at The Rhythm Room.

A Meaning to Memorize is scheduled to bring pop-punk bliss to Lo-Fi Coffee in Mesa.

Be safe out there, kiddos.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.