A lot of big indie shows -- but not big, big shows -- in last week's concert announcements. Lucero, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears are coming to Rythm Room in May, as are Margot & the Nuclear So and So's. St. Vincent plays Modified on Sunday, May 31, which is right about when it'll be starting to get super hot in there. Meanwhile some old fellas (George Jones, Kenny G., Joe Cocker) are also coming to town. Read on for full listings.
All-Star Comedy Jam: With Bruce Bruce, D-Ray, & Pierre, Friday, April 24, 8:30 p.m., $30-$300. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Craig Chaquico: With The Sahnas Brothers, Saturday, May 9, 7 p.m., $50. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, 480-293-5000.
Joe Cocker: Sunday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., $55-$75. Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Kenny G.: Saturday, June 13, 8 p.m., $58-$103. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Guitar Shorty: Friday, May 22, 8 p.m., $12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Jazz Attack: With Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, & Richard Elliot, Friday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m., $43-$88. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
The Jonas Brothers: With Jordin Sparks, & Honor Society, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., $27.50-$87.50. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.
George Jones: Wednesday, July 15, 8 p.m., $48-$88. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
KUPD's UFest: With Chevelle, Drowning Pool, Static-X, Saliva, Powerman 5000, Steel Panther, All That Remains, Nonpoint, Burn Halo, Vayden, 32 Leaves, Giant Killer, Butcher Jones, Split the Enemy, & more, Saturday, May 2, 1 p.m., $30-$98. Fear Farm, 2175 N. 99th Ave., Avondale, 623-936-4598.
Lucero: With Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Tuesday, May 12, 8 p.m., $15. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's: With Telekinesis, & Everything Now!, Wednesday, May 20, 8 p.m., $10-$12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult: With Bella Lune, Politik 89, & Zinforge, Friday, May 1, 7:30 p.m., $13. The Sets, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-829-1822.
Napalm Death: With Kataklysm, Toxic Holocaust, Coliseum, & Trap Them, Friday, May 1, 7 p.m., $20. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Jay Nash: With Pete and J, Monday, May 4, 8 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Carrie Rodriguez: With Romantica, Tuesday, May 12, 8 p.m., $10. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women: Saturday, June 20, 6 p.m., $25. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
St. Vincent: Sunday, May 31, 8 p.m., $12. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
Summer Storm: With Norman Brown, Wayman Tisdale, & Eric Daruis, Friday, June 26, 8 p.m., $43-$88. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Taking Back Sunday: With Anberlin, & Envy on the Coast, Tuesday, June 9, 6 p.m., $25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Johnny Winter, & Edgar Winter: With The Chuck Hall Band, Thursday, Sept. 3, 8 p.m., $43-$78. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
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