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Incoming: Gil Scot-Herron, Deer Tick, Honor Society, Trivium

Maybe it's the 40th anniversary of Woodstock and the other big events of 1969, but it seems like 60s revivalism is everywhere these days. I mean, shit, even U.S. News and World Report is getting a little sentimental.

On that note, I'm sure more than a few boomers out there will be excited to hear Gil Scott-Heron is coming to the Rhythm Room on October 3. The poet, musician and proto-rapper is most famous for "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," a saying you probably know even if you've never heard the song. You really should hear the song -- video above -- and maybe consider seeing this nugget of 60s culture performed live.

Me, I'm just trying to score an interview to ask Scott-Heron if the revolution will be Twittered.

Scott-Heron was definitely right about one thing though, as he predicted: "Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville Junction will no longer be so God damned relevant..."

A full list of concerts announced this week on the jump, including Deer Tick, Honor Society and Trivium.

Adrian Belew: Sunday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., $28. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Blues Control: Friday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., $8. Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Ave., Phoenix, 602-256-6006.

Deer Tick: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m., $10-$12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Alela Diane: With Marissa Nadler, Sunday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m., $12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Will Hoge: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., $10-$15. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Honor Society: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., $15-$17. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

Wanda Jackson: Sunday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., $12-$15. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Candye Kane: Saturday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

The King Khan & BBQ Show: Monday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., $12-$13. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Our Lady Peace: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., $22-$25. Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

Pelican: With Black Cobra, & Struck By Lightning, Friday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m., $12. Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

Rebelution: With Passafire, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., $12.50. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

Russian Circles: With Red Sparrows, & Young Widows, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m., $13. Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

Gil Scott-Heron: Saturday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m., $22-$25. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Sole and the Skyrider Band: With Astronautalis, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $10-$12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Trivium: With Chimaira, Whitechapel, & Dirge Within, Monday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m., $18. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

The White Tie Affair: With Every Avenue, Stereo Skyline, & Runner Runner, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m., $13-$15. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

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Martin Cizmar
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