Top Five Concerts For This Weekend: Decapitated, Garage Shock, Bleached, Desert Dementia, and Liam Finn

This weekend is looking pretty packed. In addition to the New Times Best of Phoenix A'Fare, there's a ton happening around the Valley, including shows from Tim Minchin, the Red Light Disco party, Avenged Sevenfold, New Found Glory, Star Slinger, Wayne Static, and more.

Oh, and that giant music festival out at Apache Lake.

Each Friday we bring you our picks for the best concerts that may have slipped under your radar, five picks that will make sure you're busy checking out live music in Phoenix.

Read on for our five picks and a video from each artist.

Friday, October 7:

Decapitated roars into the Nile Theatre with some crushing tunes.

Garage Shock brings jazz-fusion/Latin electronica to the Yucca Tap Room. (Just kidding...they play garage rock, dummy.)

Saturday, October 8:

Bleached is not a Nirvana cover band. Bleached does rule, and will do so at the Yellow Canary Dance Hall.

Desert Dementia features Page the Village Idiot, Leslie Fish, Tom Tuerff, and Justin Reed paying tribute to the music of Dr. Demento at The Trunk Space.

Sunday, October 9:

Liam Finn brings his pleasant sounds and pleasant beard to The Crescent Ballroom.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.