I'll be honest with you: this week's group has to be the most random assemblage of just announced shows I have seen. Leading this week's pack is Los Gatos rockers Trapt, whose 2002 song "Headstrong," it has been confirmed, will simply never go away. Trapt has released three albums -- three -- since then, their most recent having been released earlier this month. And here I had no idea!
Deicide: With Belphegor, Blackguard, Neuraxis, Pathology, & more, Thursday, March 10, 6 p.m., $20-$50. Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe: With Orgone, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m., $20. The Compound Grill, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-585-5483.
Family Force Five: With Forever the Sickest Kids, Secondhand Serenade, & more, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m., $16-$20. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour: With The Grouch, Brother Ali, Eligh, Los Rakas, & more, Friday, Dec. 3, 9 p.m., $18-$20. Club Red, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-966-4733.
Immerse the Coast: Friday, Dec. 17, 6 p.m., $12. Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Toubab Krewe: Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 p.m., $12-$15. The Compound Grill, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-585-5483.
Kristmaz Khaoz III: With The Word Alive, Loren Battle, City in the Sea, Villisca, Born From the Sea, Elegy, & Irreantum, Saturday, Dec. 11, 4:30 p.m., $14. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
Left Alone: With The Rocketz, & Howlers, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m., $8. The Rogue Bar, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-947-3580.
Living Sacrifice: With The Showdown, Becoming the Archetype, To Speak of Wolves, As They Sleep, Overcome, & more, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., $12. theUnderground, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
New Riders of the Purple Sage: Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 p.m., $20-$22. The Compound Grill, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-585-5483.
Pinetop Perkins: With Rhythm Room All-Stars., Friday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m., $20. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Reckless Kelly: Thursday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m., $13-$16. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
The Summer Set: With Stereo Skyline, Mod Sun, Austin Gibbs, & more, Saturday, Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m., $12. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
The Smoker's Club Tour: With Nipsey Hu$$Le, Curren$y, & more, Saturday, Dec. 11, 8:45 p.m., $20-$22. Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Trapt: With Since October, & Abused Romance, Thursday, Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m., $18-$20. Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Jimmie Vaughan: Tuesday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., $26-$30. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
We Came As Romans: With For Today, The Word Alive, Woe Is Me, Texas In July, & more, Sunday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m., $17. Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Pete Yorn: With Ben Kweller, Monday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m., $25-$26. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
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