A few days ago, it sounded like the head of our esteemed contributor Michael Lopez was about to explode from all the huge concert announcements that were made this past week.
"When will this madness end?" he asked.
Apparently not anytime soon, M-Lo, as there's been a slew of even huge shows for the upcoming fall season in the past couple days, including Sea Wolf (pictured), Portugal. The Man, Captured! By Robots, !!!, and the annual AP Tour.
There's also a few curiosities, like Star Wars the Concert (which apparently involves playing clips from George Lucas' space opera saga while a symphony orchestra performs selections from John Williams' epic score).
Read for the full rundown.
!!! (Chk Chk Chk): With Indian Jewelry., Tuesday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., $15. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
The AP Tour: With The Academy Is, Mayday Parade, Set Your Goals, The Secret Handshake, & You Me at Six., Sunday, Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m., $15. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Captured! By Robots: Thursday, Nov. 26, 8 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Family Force 5: With Breathe Carolina, Cash Cash, Queens Club, & I Rival., Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m., $13-$15. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Islands: With Jemina Pearl., Sunday, Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m., $14-$15. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 8:30 p.m., $10-$12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Portugal. The Man: With Drug Rug., Tuesday, Sept. 29, 8:30 p.m., $12. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Satyricon: With Bleeding Through, & Toxic Holocaust., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m., $18-$20. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Sea Wolf: With Port O'Brien, & Sara Lov., Friday, Oct. 30, 8:30 p.m., $10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
Star Wars in Concert: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 & 7 p.m., $29.75-$69.75. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.
Starfucker: Sunday, Oct. 4, 8:30 p.m., $9-$10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
The Ultimate Doo Wop Show: With The Drifters feat. Charlie Thomas, The Contours feat. Sylvester Potts, Jimmy Clanton, The Olympics, Dick & Dee Dee, Kathy Young, Pentagons, & Joe Jonas and the Suede Orchestra., Friday, Oct. 2, 8 p.m., $48-$80. Orpheum Theatre, 200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-534-5600.
Wavves: With Ganglians, & Earthmen and Strangers., Thursday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m., $12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Yourself and the Air: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8:30 p.m., $10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
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