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Greatest Phoenix Concert events This Week: Duran Duran, Keith City, Andrew McMahon

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As Metro Phoenix’s live performance scene rolls by early September, the month is rapidly dwelling as much as its fame as one of many busiest durations of the 12 months for stay music with loads of massive names coming by city. This week alone, you’ll be able to attend reveals by English new wave legends Duran Duran, nation stars Keith City and Dwight Yoakam, and rocker Sammy Hagar. Andrew McMahon within the Wilderness are additionally returning to city this week together with fellow indie rock/emo favorites Dashboard Confessional and The Juliana Principle.

Learn on for extra particulars or click on over to Phoenix New Occasionsconcert calendar for much more stay music choices from Monday, September 5, to Thursday, September 8.

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DJ/producer Ghastly, who grew up in Buckeye and obtained his begin within the Valley dance scene.

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Ghastly

Monday, September 5
Maya Dayclub, 7333 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale

Like many digital dance music artists who’ve skyrocketed to fame in recent times, DJ/producer (and Arizona native) Ghastly has a curious origin story. Raised on a Buckeye goat farm, he began crafting beats in his bed room at age 16 earlier than shifting to L.A. and dwelling out of his van whereas trying to interrupt into the EDM biz. Since then, Ghastly (born David Crow), has spent the final decade or so constructing a formidable catalog of bass-heavy tracks, together with many he’s created for Skrillex’s OWSLA label and in collaboration with such artists as Getter, Brillz, and Zomboy. This weekend, Ghastly returns to the Valley to headline the Labor Day pool occasion at Maya in Scottsdale. He’s performed to very large crowds throughout his previous couple of hometown reveals, so that you’d higher get tickets when you hope to attend. Midday, $31 through tixr.com. Benjamin Leatherman

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Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon.

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Andrew McMahon, Dashboard Confessional, and The Juliana Principle

Wednesday, September 7
Arizona Monetary Theatre, 400 West Washington Road

Rock could also be lifeless however emo and pop-punk reside their greatest life within the zeitgeist. Whereas the old-school area rock favored by earlier generations ages into working the nostalgia circuit, among the most thrilling and very important guitar music being made as we speak hearkens again to previously critically reviled subgenres like emo and pop-punk. The whiny, mopey, brat-rock of yesterday is the creative vanguard of as we speak. On this present local weather the place teams like Origami Angel and Residence Is The place are slicing game-changing albums and forty-somethings wax nostalgic over My Chemical Romance, teams like Dashboard Confessional and The Juliana Principle are beloved elders now. Confessional’s balladeering Chris Carrabba has gone from king of cringe to simply plain king. Andrew McMahon’s previous teams One thing Company and Jack’s Model paved the way in which for the buzzy, melodic rockers of as we speak. They are saying when you stay lengthy sufficient you both die or turn into the villain, however there’s a 3rd choice: typically you turn into an establishment. All hail the conquering heroes of emo. 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$108.50 through livenation.com. Ashley Naftule

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Sammy Hagar (heart) and the members of the Circle.

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Sammy Hagar and the Circle

Wednesday, September 7
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 North 83rd Avenue

Sammy Hagar is aware of what followers wish to hear. The Crimson Rocker might have spent the previous few many years fronting namesake bands like Sammy Hagar and the Circle, opening cantinas in Mexico and the U.S., or turning into a tequila baron, but it surely’s his 11-year stint in Van Halen that looms largest within the vocalist’s profession. So when Hagar and the Circle have hit the highway in recent times, they’ve been enjoying quite a few songs from his period of Van Halen (a.ok.a. “Van Hagar”), together with “End What Ya Began,” “Poundcake,” “Why Cannot This Be Love,” and (in fact) “Proper Now.” That’s not all you’ll hear when the band rolls into Ak-Chin Pavilion this week, as covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” and Montrose’s “Rock Sweet” will likely be on the setlist together with such Hagar favorites as “Cabo Wabo,” “Three Lock Field,” and “I Can’t Drive 55.” Rock on. With George Thorogood and the Destroyers; 7:30 p.m., $25-$129.50 through livenation.com. Benjamin Leatherman

Duran Duran

Wednesday, September 7
Footprint Heart, 201 East Jefferson Road

Few album titles are as hit-the-nail-on-the-head good as Duran Duran’s Future Previous. As soon as MTV pin-ups, now new wave elder statesmen, Duran Duran are nonetheless going sturdy within the 21st century. On final 12 months’s Future Previous, the band’s 15th album, Simon Le Bon and the boys collaborate with a number of generations of musicians. Disco god Giorgio Moroder co-produced the document with hitmaking producer Mark Ronson whereas trendy pop diva Tove Lo and Japanese rockers CHAI visitor star on two of the album’s greatest songs (“Give It All Up” and the bass-heavy “Anniversary,” respectively). Essentially the most vital visitor on the album is 90’s alt-rock icon Graham Coxon; the Blur guitarist changed the band’s authentic axman, Andy Taylor, throughout recording classes. The largest shock about Future Previous is how a lot it seems like basic Duran Duran with out sounding nostalgic or musty. Now in his 60s, Le Bon hasn’t misplaced his vocal chops or his worldwide playboy swagger. That wolfish starvation remains to be in his voice, and the band’s elegantly composed, rhythmic music would nonetheless sound nice blaring off the bow of a yacht. With Nile Rodgers and CHIC; 7 p.m., $24.50-$160 through ticketmaster.com. Ashley Naftule

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Influential nation singer-songwriter Dwight Yoakam.

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Dwight Yoakam

Thursday, September 8
Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams Road

It’s been years since Dwight Yoakam has launched a brand new album (his final was 2016’s Swimmin’ Swimming pools, Film Stars) and even longer since his ‘90s heyday when hits like “You are the One” and “Ain’t That Lonely But” obtained common radio airplay. That stated, the Grammy-winning artist’s affect on each nation and Americana is plain. His honky-tonk aesthetic, signature singing type (described as a “plaintive, yodel-edged voice”), and devotion to the Bakersfield sound helped lay the groundwork for such modern-day nation artists and acts as Midland and Jon Pardi. And any of the folksier bands which have risen to fame during the last decade or so, from the Previous Crow Medication Present to Mumford and Sons, definitely owe Yoakam a debt. With Rob Leines; Eight p.m., $60-$100 through etix.com. Benjamin Leatherman

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Nation music star Keith City.

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Keith City

Thursday, September 8
Footprint Heart, 201 East Jefferson Road

Like lots of his fellow nation music stars, singer-songwriter and guitarist Keith City has adopted the hit-making method of singing about damaged hearts, drunken antics, and pickup vans to assist gasoline his success during the last 30 years. For proof, look no additional than the Aussie’s newest smash album, 2021’s The Pace of Now, which treads on acquainted territory with songs about wrecking his Chevrolet (“Stay With”), romantic remorse (“Superman,” “Change Your Thoughts”), and “[spending] all my cash consuming alone” (“One Too Many”). Hey, if it ain’t broke, do not repair it. Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and burgeoning nation singer Ingrid Andress open for City on his present tour, which swings by downtown Phoenix this week. 7 p.m., $24.50-$274 through ticketmaster.com. Benjamin Leatherman