This week’s best Phoenix parties: The Front Bottoms, Shakey Graves, and Local H

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Samantha Fish is scheduled to perform on Tuesday, September 28 at the Crescent Ballroom.

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September will conclude with a busy week of performances at Metro Phoenix’s music venues. Artists and actors like folk band The Front Bottoms, Americana musician Shakey Graves, and alternative rock group Local H all hold concerts scheduled in the valley from Monday, September 27 to Thursday, September 30.

A number of artists from a variety of musical genres are also scheduled to attend this week, including country music star Jason Aldan, prolific rapper Tech N9ne, reggae legends The Wailers and blues rock guitarist Samantha Fish.

Details about each of these offerings can be found below. For more live music happening around the valley, check out Phoenix New TimesOnline concert calendar.

However, keep in mind that the delta variant of COVID-19 is currently an increased risk, and multiple local venues have started requiring proof of vaccinations or a recent negative test result to attend shows. More information can be found on the ticket websites for each party.

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Members of the indie band Carbon Leaf / Americana.


Carbon paper in the Museum of Musical Instruments

After nearly three decades together, Carbon Leaf has created its own brand of accessible bluegrass. But Virginia natives can’t be tied to a single genre – the band has a seemingly bob side, which is the side best for live translation through Carbon Leaf’s varied stringed instruments. Albums like 2011 Live, audio… and in CinemaScope! He captured the group’s cohesion on stage perfectly, as Barry Privet’s sunny vocals show him leading Carbon Leaf fans through a look back at the band’s long and steady career. Expect the same when the band comes to the Museum of Musical Instruments, 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, on Monday, September 27. The show is at 7 p.m. and tickets for the show are between $38.50 and $49.50. Bree Davis

Click to enlarge Kat Von D brings her unique brand of gothic pop to The Van Buren on Monday, September 27, 2021. — TRAVIS SHINN

Kat Von D introduces her unique brand of gothic pop to The Van Buren on Monday, September 27, 2021.

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Kat Von D in The Van Buren

Fidelity is an interesting thing. We crave it, right? We look for it, and when we find it, we stick to it. It’s a commodity too, and humans are often willing to pay for it. On Monday, September 27, it will be interesting to see how many Phoenicians are willing to pay to watch Kat Von D (aka Katherine von Drachenberg), who is mostly known as a reality TV star/tattoo artist/makeup maker, sing with her eponymous band on The Van Buren, 401 West Van Buren Street. Electronic rock band Salat, led by musician husband Rafael Reyes, opened the concert at 8 p.m. Tickets from $30 to $35. (Read our recent interview with Kat Von D here.) Tom Reardon

Samantha Fish at the Crescent Ballroom

As a teenager, Samantha Fish was drawn to blues music. She grew up in Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Rolling Stones, completing the gospel influence she received from her mother who was a coach at a local church. Before she turned 21, Fish’s debut caught the attention of a talent agency; Barely two years later, she had another record under her belt: the year 2011 girls with guitars, which was recorded with Cassie Taylor and Danny Wild. Since then, the Kansas City native has released seven singles recordings, garnering plenty of accolades and quite a bit of fanfare along the way. See it at the Crescent Ballroom, 308 North Second Avenue, on Tuesday, September 28. Jonathon Long opened the show at 8 p.m. Tickets from $25.50 to $29. Matthew Kiefer

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Alejandro Rose Garcia in Chucky Greaves.

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Sheki Tombs in Van Buren

Long before Shakey Graves’ Alejandro Rose Garcia became famous for his 2014 duet with Esmé Patterson, “Dearly Departed,” he was the solo band at the entrance to the venues hosting the 2011 Railroad Revival Tour—which included performances by Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharp. And magnetic zeros, showing the ancient medicine of the crow. his first album, bone wrapIt was self-released in 2011 on CD, but was recently re-released with additional songs to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Shakey Graves’ show on Tuesday, September 28, at The Van Buren, 401 West Van Buren Street, will receive support from genre-bending bluegrass artist Sierra Ferrell. Doors are at 7 p.m. and tickets range from $30 to $35. David Fletcher

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Scott Lucas and Ryan Harding of H.

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Local H at Crescent Ballroom

The name may sound familiar. You may have found yourself singing “And you just don’t get it, you keep it, and you learn to accept it, you know you’re pathetic” from the band’s most famous song, Bound for the Floor,” but there’s a lot more to Local H than that. Led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Scott Lucas Local H, formed in 1987, takes its name from REM’s two songs, “Oddfellows Local 151” and “Swan Swan H.” Local H, a two-piece band throughout its history, has seen three different drummers across nine studio albums and dozens of Other releases.Local H is known for its high-energy performances that set the standard for bands like The White Stripes, The Front Bottoms and Japandroids – who followed in Local H’s footsteps in making electric guitar and drum sound like arena rock.So, even if it’s “Bound for the Floor” It’s all you know about him, there’s still plenty to see here.The three-piece Radkey Brothers band opens Local H at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, at Valley Bar, 130 North Central Avenue. Tickets $22 . David Fletcher

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Aston Barrett from The Wailers.

The Wailers at the Marquee Theater

The Bob Marley legend lives on through the Wailers’ relentless tour schedule. Just to be clear, these aren’t the original Wailers, but rather an offshoot of the popular Marley backing band with a few members of their current lineup, including Aston “Family Man” guitarist Barrett, who actually played Marley after his more famous releases. These Wailers are also known for their live shows and they put on great performances of classic songs from the Marley catalog. Their Grammy Award Nominees, Including 2020 one world, carrying Latin and jazz influences. They are scheduled to perform on Wednesday, September 29, at the Marquee Theater, 730 North Mill Avenue in Tempe. The show starts at 7:15 p.m. and local reggae bands The Irie and The Conveyors open. Tickets from $25 to $55. Michael Galicia

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In front of 242 in concert in 2011.

In front of 242 on the Nile Theater

At the forefront of industrial music in the ’80s after their great 1988 album in front of the foreheadThe Front 242 formed by Brussels also coined the term “electronic body music,” which to this day remains synonymous with that techno-squeezing strain. Since the height of its popularity in the early 1990s, the “Rhythm of Time” video has appeared in the 1992 thriller Stalker one white female Front 242 has worked steadily, both together and with other member projects, and it tours Europe often. In 2016, they released their single “Lovely Day”, inviting fans to send their remixes via Bandcamp and promising to release the top three on their next song. The response was overwhelming, proving that the 242 Front is still a popular business even after all these years. Their current tour, which has been delayed several times due to the pandemic, comes to the Nile Theater, 105 West Main Street in Mesa, on Wednesday, September 29. The EBM Kreign Project opens at 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Chris Gray

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Brian Sella and Matt Ojicic of The Front Bottoms.

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Front Bottoms at Van Buren

After rescheduling their tour twice before, The Front Bottoms will finally move to The Van Buren, 401 West Van Buren Street, on Thursday, September 30. The lyrics are dense and confessional, and the guitar work is complex. While a band’s lineup has morphed over the years to include keyboards, brass, and other instruments, a band is traditionally a two-piece, guitar, and drum setup that can make these two instruments seem too big for the court. The band has been associated with terms like “indie” and “emo,” but today their sound is very much in line with garage rock, relying on heavier, faster guitars in songs like “Voodoo Magic.” However, The Front Bottoms can still slow things down and get emotional like they did on the band’s latest single, “Lover Boy.” They are currently touring with New York emo band Oso Oso and local singer-songwriter Sydney Sprague. The party starts at 8 pm. Tickets from $25 to $30. David Fletcher

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Country star Jason Aldean.

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Jason Aldean at the Ak-Chin . Suite

As one of the biggest voices in the country, Jason Aldean sprawls into the genre in unexpected directions. On top of typical country music motifs—meat and potatoes lyrics, soulful guitar, and set vocals—Aldean adds strands of soul, alternative rock, R&B, hip-hop, and world music. Poems of strength meet clever fusion in Aldean melodies, which seem engineered for the stadium’s exhilarating performance. Aldean may flirt with relatively radical ideas in his arrangements, but his music never fails to truly feel part of the rich and historic country music tradition. Swings through Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 North 83rd Avenue, Thursday, September 30, with opening sets from Lainey Wilson and Hardy. The concert is at 7:30 pm. Tickets from $40.50 to $125.50. Jonathan Patrick

Click to enlarge Aaron Yates, better known as rapper Tech N9ne.  - Adrenaline PR

Aaron Yates, better known as rapper Tech N9ne.

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Tech N9ne at the Marquee Theater

At the not entirely clear age of 50, rap legend Aaron Yates (aka Tech N9ne) has remained one of the most prominent practitioners of his craft and cemented his legacy as one of the most prolific rappers of all time. (He has already dethroned Gucci Mane and E-40 as a rapper with the top 10 albums on Billboard’s Top Rap Album chart.) His latest release, 2020 interfer, is another album monster in the catalog of popular albums, including special effects And every 6 and 7, featuring the same raw words, personality and energy. Yeats is a master lyricist worth spending money on your spare time and is scheduled to perform on Thursday, September 30, at Marquee Theatre, 730 North Mill Avenue. Jelly Roll, Krizz Kaliko, and King Iso open the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $40-$70. Nicholas Bostick

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Metal core band at the moment.

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At the moment at the Arizona Federal Theater

Last year, In This Moment and Black Veil Brides dropped new albums. their respective versions, the mother And Re-sew these woundsThey received high fan ratings, but were unable to tour due to the ongoing pandemic. Vaccinations are being praised, both groups are back on the road and scheduled to bring their joint tour to the Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 West Washington Street, on Thursday, September 30. Get there at 6pm to watch the alternative metal rock Ded open in the evening. Tickets are $45 to $50. Matthew Kiefer


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