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Incoming: Donavon Frankenreiter, Ted Nugent, Rusted Root

Guitarist Donavon Frankenreiter shares more than just a surfy, breezy acoustic sound with Jack Johnson. He worked with Johnson's label, Brushfire Records before signing to alt-country label Lost Highway. He split from them, too, starting his own label, Liquid Tambourine, to freely take his surf's up, island-style chill vibe wherever he feels like taking it.

And he's coming to town in June, a perfect time for his sweet, relaxing sound to help ease the scorch of Phoenix in the summer. 

Frankenreiter is in good company , too, joining Ted Nugent, Rusted Root, Dirty Ghosts, Reverend Horton Heat, and more in this week's crop of just announced shows.

Action Bronson: Thursday, March 22, 8 p.m., $15-$17. Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.

Tab Benoit: With Royal Southern Brotherhood, Wednesday, May 16, 8 p.m., $25-$30. The Compound Grill, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-585-5483.

Destroyer: With Sandro Perri, Thursday, June 7, 8 p.m., $15-$17. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.

Dirty Ghosts: With Screaming Females, Factories, & Yus, Tuesday, May 1, 8 p.m., $8-$10. Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Ave., Phoenix, 602-256-6006.

Enter Shikari: With Letlive, & At The Skylines, Sunday, April 29, 6:30 p.m., $13. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.

Donavon Frankenreiter: Friday, June 1, 9 p.m., $21. The Compound Grill, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-585-5483.

He Is We: With Deas Vail, Plug In Stereo, & South Jordan, Friday, June 1, 6 p.m., $12. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.

Reverend Horton Heat: With The Gallows, & The Earps, Thursday, July 5, 6:30 p.m., $18. The Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.

Stanley Jordan: Wednesday, May 2, 8 p.m., $30. The Compound Grill, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-585-5483.

Milo Greene: Sunday, May 20, 8 p.m., $8-$10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Ted Nugent: Friday, May 4, 8 p.m., $40-$60. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.

Rusted Root: Wednesday, April 11, 9 p.m., $25-$30. The Compound Grill, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-585-5483.

Scorpions: With Tesla, Friday, June 15, 8 p.m., $39-$89. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.

The Skatalites: Saturday, April 7, 9 p.m., $15-$20. The Compound Grill, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-585-5483.

Suckers: Tuesday, May 22, 8 p.m., $11-$12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Roberto Tapia: Saturday, March 24, 8:30 p.m., $33-$83. Joe's Grotto, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-992-1007.

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