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Finest Phoenix Concert events This Weekend: Twenty One Pilots, Pitbull, Boots within the Park


Consider it or not, the tip of the Valley’s sizzling season is in sight. Temperatures within the Valley have undoubtedly begun trending downward transferring into mid-September, that means it is not as tortuous to get out and do one thing today. It’s even higher at night time, with the mercury getting down into the 80s after darkish.

The upshot: Attending any of this weekend’s largest concert events, together with outside gigs like Saturday’s Boots within the Park pageant or the Pitbull and Iggy Azalea tour cease at Ak-Chin Pavilion on Sunday, received’t be an insufferable expertise.

What else is on faucet for metro Phoenix’s live performance calendar this weekend? Performances by pop/various hip-hop duo Twenty One Pilots, alt-folk band Judah and the Lion, and Bisbee daddy/daughter rock act The Exbats, in addition to the retro-focused Flashback Get together Jam, that’s what.

Learn on for extra particulars or take a look at Phoenix New Instancesconcert listings for extra reside music taking place from Friday, September 16, to Sunday, September 18.

Twenty One Pilots

Friday, September 16
Footprint Middle, 201 East Jefferson Road

The middle of a black gap in area is known as a singularity. It is right here the place there may be essentially the most excessive focus of mass, every thing compacting right into a tiny quantity of area. In case you have been to pay attention the entire corpus of recorded music over the past 20 years right into a singularity and dropped a microphone inside it, the sound in all probability could be like Twenty One Pilots. Rock, blue-eyed soul, various hip-hop, electro, R&B, pop, reggae, emo, and dance music are all mashed collectively into algorithmic earworms. Twenty One Pilots is what would occur if the shuffle button on a “One thing For Everybody” playlist gained sentience. Composed of duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, the band hit an astonishing successful streak early on. Its debut album Vessel was the second document in historical past the place each observe hit gold standing. Twenty One Pilots achieved an all-gold-everything accomplishment once more with their blockbuster fourth album Blurryface. Joseph sings over loops and Dun’s snappy drums with a turducken-like voice: a scream stuffed inside a rap stuffed inside a croon. What retains the band relatable and fascinating is its knack for irresistible hooks and Joseph’s deeply private and turbulent lyrics, which paint vivid footage of despair, romantic angst, and worry. With Peter McPoland; eight p.m., $74.50-$305 by way of ticketmaster.com. Ashley Naftule

Flashback Get together Jam

Saturday, September 17
Footprint Middle, 201 East Jefferson Road

Given all of the throwback jams broadcast by Mega 104.3, a one-night nostalgia live performance could be very on-brand for the native old-school R&B/hip-hop radio station. Like one in all its playlists, the present is crammed with ’80 and ’90s hitmakers and radio favorites, together with headliner Sir Combine-A-Lot of “Child Obtained Again” fame. Count on to listen to the gang inside Footprint Middle singing together with the legendary rapper as he glorifies gargantuan glutei maximi. The lineup for the Flashback Get together Jam additionally will function hip-hop artists and acts like Digital Underground, Child ‘n Play, Tag Group, The Sugarhill Gang, 69 Boyz, and Treach from Naughty By Nature in addition to R&B teams 112 and Hello-5. 7:30 p.m., $35.50-$55.50 by way of ticketmaster.com. Benjamin Leatherman

Judah and the Lion

Saturday, September 17
The Van Buren, 401 West Van Buren Road

After which there have been two. Nashville alt-folk artists Judah and the Lion misplaced a few members over the previous couple of years however you couldn’t inform from listening to Revival, their newest album. The band, which initially featured 4 members, sounds positively large on the title observe, a magisterial cry for assist and style from frontman Judah Akers. Revival is Judah and the Lion doing what they do greatest: dragging Americana into the 21st century. Anchored by Akers’ guitar and Brian Macdonald’s mandolin, Judah and the Lion weave a tapestry of people, electropop, and bluegrass. It’s a soulful melange, one which sounds aged like a nice classic however with sufficient up to date touches (courtesy of the digital prospers of their manufacturing) to maintain it from curdling into corn pone nostalgia. Whereas the band began as a Christian act, it has moved in a extra secular route through the years. The craving for transcendence is throughout its music, but it surely is not preachy. Consider the group’s lyrics like a Magic Eye poster: God is in there in case you look lengthy sufficient. With Smallpools; eight p.m., $35/$40 by way of livenation.com. Ashley Naftule

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Dustin Lynch might be one of many artists acting at Boots within the Park.

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Boots within the Park

Saturday, September 17
Tempe Seaside Park, 80 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe

The autumn pageant season kicks into gear this weekend with this one-day nation music shindig on Saturday subsequent to Tempe City Lake headlined by multiplatinum recording artist and Grammy winner Tim McGraw. He’s not the one celebrity on the invoice, as Tennessee-born singer Dustin Lynch and RCA Data Nashville signee Ryan Hurd are also scheduled to carry out on the occasion, which is being placed on by Los Angeles-based live performance promoter Activated Occasions. Canadian nation queen Tenille Arts, Nashville-based crooner Frank Ray, and up-and-comer Joe Peters additionally will take to the outside stage on the pageant. Amble on down and sit for a spell, y’all. 2 p.m.; $129-$149 for common admission, $249 for VIP by way of seetickets.us. Benjamin Leatherman

The Exbats

Saturday, September 17
Valley Bar, 130 North Central Avenue

Bisbee’s Exbats could not have a candy multicolored bus like The Partridge Household however they do share one factor in frequent with that touring clan: They’re additionally a household affair. An influence trio, the band’s coronary heart and soul are father-daughter songwriting workforce Kenny McLain (guitars) and Inez McLain (drums). They performed their first present collectively when Inez turned 12, kicking off a profession that has produced a handful of propulsive, catchy albums and excursions around the globe. With the addition of bassist Bobby Carlson, the band sounds fuller and extra impactful than ever. The Exbats’ type is stripped-down storage rock that pulls from the golden age of doo-wop and lady teams. Like The Ramones, they love The Ronettes and snotty attitudes. Whereas lots of the sounds they conjure are retro, all these handclaps and multitracked “oooooh” backing vocals and fuzz-toned guitars don’t sound like museum items. They’re animated by the keenness of the McLains, who make investments every of their songs with an depth that has no expiration date. With Non secular Warfare and the Greasy Shadows; 7 p.m., $10/$12 by way of seetickets.us. Ashley Naftule

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Miami-born rapper Pitbull is coming to city.


Pitbull and Iggy Azalea

Sunday, September 18
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 North 83rd Avenue

Pitbull (a.okay.a. Mr. Worldwide) is bringing a little bit of the 305 to the 602 this weekend — and he’s bringing Iggy Azalea alongside for the journey. The 2 superstars, who joined forces for the Cannot Cease Us Now tour, differ of their birthplaces and approaches to the rap sport (he’s from Miami and fuses components of Latin, reggaeton, and hip-hop; she was born in Australia and favors a poppier sound). However each have bought thousands and thousands of information and racked up awards. Neither has a brand new album out, however each have a wealth of blockbuster tracks and singles to energy their respective units: Iggy’s embody “Fancy,” “Black Widow,” and “Beg for It,” whereas Pitbull’s are too quite a few to depend. The present has no openers, so don’t be late if you wish to catch their units of their entirety. eight p.m., tickets are available on the secondary market. Benjamin Leatherman