We're kicking it old school with our latest edition of "10 Things Under $10" by pimping a few unique shows by a handful of the Valley's more legendary musicians.
Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets is holding a special gig at Carly's Bistro tomorrow night with his longtime girlfriend Ruth Wilson and nephew Elmo (as well as Tucson's Al Perry).
Meanwhile, Renowned local punk band Glass Heroes (pictured) are celebrating their 19th anniversary on Saturday at George & Dragon in downtown Phoenix and are bringing together a few of the baddest bands in this burg for the occasion.
Full details can be found after the jump.
Sole and the Skyrider Band at Chasers (Thursday):
"It's been more than 10 years since Sole released Deep Puddle Dynamics, recorded here in Minneapolis with Rhymesayers and other friends, and Anticon: Music for the Advancement of Hip Hop, his various-artists set announcing the Bay Area label of that title. These were touchstones of alternative rap, yet in some ways Sole has advanced out of hip hop rather than pushing it forward..." (read more) 8 p.m., $8-$10. (8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale) -- Peter S. Scholtes
Cris Kirkwood & Ruth Wilson at Carly's Bistro (Friday):
Kirkwood and company will be celebrating the music of country music legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette all evening. Elmo Kirkwood and Al Perry will also join in the fun. Show up early, as the event's guaranteed to be packed. 9:30 p.m., free (128 E. Roosevelt St.)
On Tap feat. DJ Senbad at Lone Butte Casino (Friday):
"A couple of signs you've made it big as a DJ: Not only is a major venue in town willing to supply you with serious bank to provide fresh beats, but it's also plastered a big effin' picture of your face on the wall. Such is the case with Sean Badger (a.k.a. Senbad), whose mixes fill the air each Friday at the courtyard beer garden at Lone Butte Casino..." (read more) 9 p.m., free (1077 S. Kyrene Rd., Chandler)
Hillstomp at Yucca Tap Room (Friday):
Portland's favorite "bucket 'n' slide" roots/punk band is on a grand tour throughout the U.S. and are planning a stop at the Yucca tomorrow night. The Haymarket Squares and McDougall open the show. 9 p.m., free. (29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe)
Glass Heroes 19th Anniversary at George & Dragon (Saturday):
Raise a pint or two in honor of the Valley's longest-running punk band while enjoying performances by such bands as The Dark Hearts, Vinyl .45, Asses of Evil, Rogue Anthem, and Scorpion vs. Tarantula. (Full disclosure: The latter act features a few New Times contributors). 8 p.m., free. (4240 N. Central Ave.)
Sound Effects Poetry at Mama Java's (Saturday):
"Valley poetry master Bill Campana hosts and keeps the good times rolling each week during this weekly open mic and feature showcase. The prolific scribe gives an energetic boost to pretty much any event he's a part of, but his ties to the local spoken-word community ensure that all of Sound Effects' featured performers are topnotch and have his seal of approval..." (read more) 4 p.m., free. (3619 E. Indian School Rd.) -- Jose Gonzalez
Erin Williams at The Lost Leaf (Saturday):
If you need a break from the utter madness that is the Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts, duck into the Lost Leaf and enjoy a few cold ones, as well as music from L.A. indie folk artists, as well as locals Wooden Indian and Bata Irie. 9 p.m., free. (914 N. 5th St.)
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Burning Bridges at Philthy Phil's (Saturday):
"It's the latest DJ night to hit the dive-y Philthy Phil's and it goes down every Saturday with resident DJs Miss Robs, Kris the Fist, and Bigie. Hosted by Ali Karim and Ehkoe, the night also promises $1.50 PBRs..." (read more) 9 p.m., free. (2939 N. 16th St.) - Lilia Menconi
Chandler Symphony Orchestra at Chandler Center (Sunday):
The orchestra will present musical selections for throughout the world during their November recital, including Copland's "El Salón México" and Brahms' "Hungarian Dances." 3 p.m., free. (250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler)
Kurt Vile and the Violators at Trunk Space (Sunday):
"Kurt Vile's solo work isn't his only claim to indie-rock fame. He helped shape the sound of Philly band the War on Drugs, whose album, Wagonwheel Blues, was released to much acclaim last year. In fact, his touring band, the Violators, features two members of the War on Drugs, including frontman Adam Granduciel. And though Vile left that group to pursue his own music, he shares with Granduciel a yen for droning psych-folk that is inspired equally by Bob Dylan and the Velvet Underground..." (read more) 8 p.m., $8-$10. (1506 Grand Ave.)
A Feast of Brass at Christ Church of the Ascension (Sunday):
Led by ASU faculty member and tuba player Sam Pilafian, the Sonoran Brass Quintet will offer an afternoon of musical selections, followed by a special reception after the concert. 4 p.m., $8-$10. (4015 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley)