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Just Announced: Jay Z, Akon, Deer Tick, CKY

Do ya'll want more of the jigga man? Well if y'all want more of the Jigga man, then I need ya'll to help me, bring him back to stage. Say Hova, c'mon say it! HO-VA! HO-VA! Are y'all out there?

Yes, J-A-Y is coming back to Phoenix, playing the cozy confines of Dodge Theatre in August. What else is cooking in last week's concert announcements? Read on for full listings, including a radio show with all of 2007's year's biggest hip-hop newcomers and local "indie" teens Sound The City.

Abe Vigoda: Sunday, July 5, 8 p.m., $10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.

Devon Allman's Honeytribe: Monday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m., $12-$14. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

George Bowman: With Baddboys Blues Band, Saturday, July 4, 8 p.m., $7. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

CKY: With Graveyard, & ASG, Tuesday, July 21, 6:30 p.m., $15-$18. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

Deer Tick: With Dawes, Gospel Claws, & Matthew Reveles, Monday, July 6, 7:45 p.m., $10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.

Emery: With Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Secret & Whisper, Closure in Moscow, & Kiros, Monday, July 27, 6 p.m., $15-$17. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats: Thursday, June 18, 7 p.m., $12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Farewell: With Its Like Love, Sound the City, & The Breakup, Saturday, June 6, 7 p.m., $10. Chyro Arts Venue, 1330 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-258-2329.

Finch: Thursday, June 4, 7 p.m., $12-$14. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

Ivoryline: With Mike Goodrick, & Out Of Reverie, Saturday, July 18, 7 p.m., $10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.

Jay-Z: Thursday, July 2, 7:30 p.m., $35-$55. Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.

Matt the Electrician: Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Occidental Brothers Dance Band International: Sunday, June 21, 7 p.m., $8. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Power 98.3's Powerhouse: With Akon, Pitbull, Jeremiah, Mims, New Boyz, Jeremih, & DJ Class, Saturday, June 27, 5 p.m., $29-$98. Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, 602-258-6711.

Royal Bliss: With Violet Wild., Saturday, June 27, 6:30 p.m., $10-$12. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

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Martin Cizmar
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