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REZZ is scheduled to perform on Saturday, March 14, at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler.
REZZ is scheduled to perform on Saturday, March 14, at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler. Will Selviz

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Red Baraat in concert.
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Red Baraat

Friday, March 13
MIM Musical Theater

Brooklyn-based, international band Red Baraat are bringing their high-energy rhythms to the Musical Instrument Museum on Friday night. Charismatic frontman Sunny Jain leads the sextet with his double-headed Indian dhol drum, lending a frenetic heartbeat to the band's hot bhangra sounds. They're paving their own way in the music world, fusing Indian beats with New Orleans jazz and mixing in some funk, rock, go-go, and even a booming sousaphone. Here's hoping they play the title track off their fifth album, Sound the People, with its catchy rap hook. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $33.50 to $44.50. Susie Tommaney

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Isabelle Rezazadeh, better known as DJ/producer REZZ.
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Saturday, March 14
Rawhide Event Center

The Cult of REZZ, the fanbase of DJ/producer Isabelle Rezazadeh, better known as REZZ, numbers into the tens of thousands. Its members gather both online (there’s even an official Facebook group) or at her gigs. They'll pack into the Rawhide Event Center in Chandler on Saturday night for AREZZONA.

The festival-like event will be headlined by Rezazadeh with opening sets by G Jones, CharlesTheFirst, Of the Trees, and Youms. Expect to encounter plenty of fans mimicking REZZ's signature of LED glasses and a soundtrack of electronica, breaks, leftfield bass, dubstep, and trap. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event goes until midnight. General admission is $40 and VIP pit tickets are $70. Benjamin Leatherman

Brooklyn-born rapper Young M.A
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Young M.A

Saturday, March 14
Aura Nightclub in Tempe

Young M.A’s first big break came in 2016 with her triple-platinum hit "OOOUUU." On the surface, the single is an extension of Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Nigga” record from 2014, a burly, dance-ready anthem. The only difference is, Young M.A completely owns the fact that it mixes ownership of her sexuality rather than hardheads on the block that doubles as a crew. She’s scheduled to perform on Saturday night at Aura in Tempe. Doors are at 8 p.m., and admission to the 16-and-over show is $20 to $110. Brandon Caldwell

Lane 8 wants you to ditch your phone at his show.
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Lane 8

Saturday, March 14
The Van Buren

Daniel Goldstein — the DJ/producer who records and tours under the moniker Lane 8 — admires the live shows and DJ sets of yore when the concert experience was devoid of voluntary distractions. He has worked to fight the always-online tide in recent years through his event series This Never Happened. Although his show at The Van Buren on Saturday will be in support of his third LP, Brightest Lights, the ethos behind This Never Happened will still be in play. Doors open at 8 p.m. Le Youth provides support. Tickets are $21 to $36. Grant Albert

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Post Malone in concert in 2019.
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Post Malone

Sunday, March 15
Talking Stick Resort Arena

Last fall, Post Malone released his third album, Hollywood's Bleeding, mere weeks after finishing a 16-month tour supporting his second, Beerbongs & Bentleys. Doubling down on pop and veering even further from his designation as a rapper, the tattooed rapper rubs shoulders with the likes of Halsey and Ozzy Osbourne on his latest release, and fans have fallen in love with his warbly vocals all over again. Many have predicted Post's downfall, but in the five years since "White Iverson" turned him into a household name, the 24-year-old songwriter hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. His Runaway tour returns to the Valley on Sunday with support from Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $93 to $498. Matthew Keever

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Soul Asylum return to the Valley this week.
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Soul Asylum

Sunday, March 15
Marquee Theatre in Tempe

Soul Asylum released their debut major-label album, Hang Time, in 1988 and reached mainstream success with 1992’s Grave Dancers Union. The latter album produced the hit single “Runaway Train,” which earned the group a Grammy award.

They've gone through numerous lineup changes and the death of longtime bassist Karl Mueller, but Soul Asylum have managed to maintain a recognizable style. The band have neither fallen victim to an increasingly generic hard-rock sound nor chased pop-music trends. Nearing their 40th year in existence, Soul Asylum come to the Valley this week. They’re releasing Hurry Up and Wait, their 12th full-length and first album in four years, in April. The show is at 8 p.m., and Local H and Megan & Shane will open. Tickets are $30 to $55. John Bear

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Living legend John Fogerty.
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John Fogerty

Sunday, March 15
The Pool at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale

Throughout Creedence Clearwater Revival’s five-year run of success in the late ’60s and early ’70s, John Fogerty, the band’s lead guitarist and chief singer-songwriter, was what some artists call an “outrider.” He was more of a workingman's rock star, not really a part of the psychedelic movement or the counterculture, with politics more libertarian than liberal. However, many of the songs he wrote and recorded with Creedence were keystones of the ’60s cultural revolution, the soundtrack for many American soldiers while they served in Vietnam, and also chart-topping hits.

As you’d expect, CCR songs make up the bulk of his setlists these days, so those attending Fogerty's poolside concert on Sunday night at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale can expect to hear “Travelin' Band," "Fortunate Son," "Bad Moon Rising,” and other favorites. He’ll also delve into a few post-Creedence hits like “The Old Man Down the Road,” as well as some select covers. His performance starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. Adam Perry
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.

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