Blues-rock mastersThe Black Keys
have been on top of the world lately.
They've toured the globe, sold out Madison Square Garden twice, and headlined every music festival under the sun (including this year's Coachella fest, where they teamed up with Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty during the second weekend).
They aren't the only ones coming to town, either. Definitive Jux/Fat Possum rapper El-P, indie songwriter Sharon Van Etten, and other artists will be rocking in the Valley over the next few months.
Bass Drum of Death, & DZ Deathrays: Sunday, July 8, 8 p.m., $8/$10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
The Beach Boys: Saturday, July 7, 7:30 p.m., $56-$126. Grand Canyon University Arena, 3300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-639-7500.
The Black Keys: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Price TBA. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-2000.
The Dangerous Summer: With New Empire, From Indian Lakes, & Crash Coordinates, Thursday, July 26, 8:30 p.m., $12/$14. Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix, 3 S. 2nd St., Phoenix, 602-261-7625.
El-P: With Killer Mike, Mr. Muthafukin Exquire, & Despot, Monday, June 25, 8:30 p.m., $19/$22. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
The Fray, & Kelly Clarkson: With Carolina Liar, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., $25-$65. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-2000.
The Front Bottoms: Tuesday, June 12, 7:30 p.m., $8/$10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Hawthorne Heights: With Forever Came Calling, Failsafe, & Super Prime, Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m., $12/$14. The Underground, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
Identity Festival: With Eric Prydz, Excision, Paul Van Dyk, Showtek, Noisia, Arty, & Doctor P, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2 p.m., $60-$150. Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200.
The Life and Times: With Ume, Monday, June 11, 8 p.m., $12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Los Amigos Invisibles: Thursday, Sept. 13, 8:30 p.m., $20-$22. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Demi Lovato: With Hot Chelle Rae, Friday, July 13, 7 p.m., $25-$68. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Mono/Poly: With Ryat, Mast, Mendez, Ellery, Hartbreaks, Wednesday, May 23, 9 p.m., $8-$10. Bar Smith, 130 E. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-229-1265.
River City Extension: With The Drowning Men, Thursday, June 14, 8 p.m., $10/$13. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Mala Rodríguez: Sunday, July 8, 8:30 p.m., $20/$22. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
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Trespass America Festival: With Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Emmure, Pop Evil, GodForbid, & Battlecross, Sunday, Aug. 26, 4 p.m., $30-95. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Sharon Van Etten: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Vanaprasta: With The Rocketboys, Wednesday, June 13, 8 p.m., $10. The Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, 480-966-9565.