Justin Timberlake returns to Phoenix in a month that also features shows by Fleetwood Mac and The Story So Far.
Here’s a look at those and other highlights of the month in Valley concerts.
11/28: Fleetwood Mac
This tour features yet another variation on the Mac, with four-fifths of the “Rumours” crew (Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks). In other words, you’ll get no Lindsey Buckingham, whose seat is being filled by Mike Campbell of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House.
The band issued a statement that reads, in part, “Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. Talking Stick Resort Arena, Second and Jefferson streets, Phoenix. $94.75 and up. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
11/29: Justin Timberlake POSTPONED
This was supposed to be a second stop at Talking Stick Resort Arena for Timberlake’s Man in the Woods Tour, but the show has been postponed due to bruised vocal cords.
Don’t let the theme of the tour, with its campfire and trees, confuse the issue. For all its rustic trappings, the Man of the Woods Tour felt more like a night at the club in downtown Phoenix than a trip to Payson, from the time the singer hit the stage, singing “Filthy,” the opening track on the album for which the tour was named.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Talking Stick Resort Arena, Second and Jefferson streets, Phoenix. $49.50 and up. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
11/29: Jorja Smith
Continuing the proud tradition of great British soul singers, Smith hits the States in support of brilliant debut called “Lost & Found,” for which she won the Brit Critics’ Choice Award. It’s a breathtaking debut. As Variety wrote, “’Lost & Found’ is one of those rare records that’s adventurous but can also appeal to that aunt or sister-in-law or Grammy voter who finds a new artist they like every 15 years.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $25. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
11/29: Okilly Dokilly
They managed to blow up the internet before playing a show after granting an interview to Rip It Up. That’s the power of Ned Flanders, the “Simpsons” character that inspired the formation of the world’s first – and so far only – Ned Flanders-themed metal band.
And they made good on the promise of that early hype with a debut called “Howdilly Doodilly” – because how could it not be titled that? – with highlights ranging from the tortured howls of “White Wine Spritzer” to “More Animal Than Flan.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. $14; $12 in advance. 602-296-7013, therebellounge.com.
11/30: The Story So Far
These pop-punk heroes made the 2013 edition of “100 Bands You Need to Know” in Alternative Press. The magazine also awarded their latest album four stars. ”With their no-holds-barred approach, TSSF have created an album that will help young listeners navigate the murky waters of growing up,” their critic noted. ”As for older listeners? Just appreciate the fact that a band this young are able to write an album this thoughtful and passionate.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $27-$47. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
11/30 Petula Clark
At 85, the British singer is a marvel, offering a concert that showcases her ’60s classics —”Downtown,” “Don’t Sleep in the Subway” and “This is My Song” among them — along with selections highlighting her film career (“Goodbye, Mr. Chips” and “Finian’s Rainbow”) and Broadway work (“Blood Brothers”). A great singer and an even better entertainer, if possible.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. $35-$85. 602-267-1600, celebritytheatre.com.
The groundbreaking neosoul singer is promising to premiere new material alongside highlights of a catalog that placed him at the forefront of his genre on his 50 Intimate Nights Live Tour. After breaking through in 1996 with “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)” from the aptly titled “Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite,” he topped the R&B charts with two singles, “Fortunate” and “Pretty Wings.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. $50.50 and up. 800-745-3000, livenation.com.
11/1: The Selecter
These 2 Tone ska greats, who toured the States last summer with Rancid and Dropkick Murphys, pulled in raves for their most recent effort, “Daylight,” to which Mojo responded with “they haven’t sounded so energized since their 1979 debut, ‘Too Much Pressure.’”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. $30; $29.50 in advance. valleybarphx.com.
11/1: Rozwell Kid
These West Virginia-based pop-punk sensations are touring in support of “Precious Art,” a contagious collection of sugar-coated hooks that are probably closer to power-pop than pop-punk but could speak to fans of either genre.
As Paste magazine noted, ”There’s something for everyone on Rozwell Kid’s new album, to be honest: It distills down a good two decades’ worth of guitar solos, pop hooks and wink-nudge lyricism into – well, would you look at that – a delightfully precious piece of art.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. $15; $13 in advance. 602-296-7013, therebellounge.com.
11/2: The Struts
The reviewer for Classic Rock Magazine responded to their second album, “Young & Dangerous,” by noting that “like all great albums, it reminds you of everything that made you fall in love with this crazy thing called rock’n’roll in the first place.”
And whether, like Greta Van Fleet, their songs remind a person too much of the things that made you fall in love with rock and roll is a matter of personal taste. But they leave fingerprints all over a variety of classic records by the likes of Queen, the Rolling Stones in disco mode and even Arctic Monkeys.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $25-$45. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
11/2: The Menzingers
The best tracks on 2012’s “On the Impossible Past” were cathartic, emotional stuff, like Husker Du meets Billy Bragg for kids too young to get those frames of reference.
“Rented World” took a similar approach, and they added an another album’s worth of new punk classics to the canon with “After the Party” in 2017. As Blurt responded, “They blast their way through what will be one of the best punk records you’ll hear this year, and their best album to date.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $25; $22 in advance. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
11/2: Power Trip
These Texas thrash revivalists are touring in support of a brutal speed trial of a second album titled “Nightmare Logic.” ”This is no retro throwback,” raved the Quietus. “Power Trip have poured their genuine, obsessive love of early thrash, but also Cro-Mags, Prong and Black Flag to create a boiling pot of modern metal mastery.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. $20; $18 in advance. 602-296-7013, therebellounge.com.
11/3: Cole Swindell & Dustin Lynch
Swindell and Lynch are playing Phoenix on the Reason To Drink … Another Tour, bringing Lauren Alaina. Swindell topped the country charts with “Chillin’ It,” his debut single, in 2013, returning to the top with “You Should Be Here” in 2015. Lynch has topped the country airplay charts with five songs – “Where It’s At (Yep, Yep),” “Hell of a Night,” Mind Reader,” “Seein’ Red” and “Small Town Boy.”
Details: 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. $43.75 and up. 800-745-3000, livenation.com.
11/3: The SteelDrivers
“The Muscle Shoals Recordings” earned Best Bluegrass Album at the Grammys. ”Everything that makes the SteelDrivers, fundamentally, the SteelDrivers,” PopMatters raved, “is present and laid out on the table totally disrobed, with no frilly affectations or studio voodoo accentuating their raw mix.”
Or maybe you’d be swayed more by Adele, who says, “They’re a blues, country, bluegrass, swagger band, and they are brilliant.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $30-$40. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
11/3: Boys Noize
This German EDM DJ/producer made the Top 10 in a list Rolling Stone put together in 2012 of “The 25 DJs That Rule the Earth,” the magazine praising his DJ sets as being “packed with tough, pummeling (but still funky) house and techno.”
When Boys Noize dropped his latest album, the beat-heavy “Mayday,” four years later, MixMag praised him for having “remained at the forefront of the scene for over a decade.”
Details: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison St., Phoenix. $25-$40. 602-396-7136, thepressroomaz.com.
They once titled a song “Went Looking for Warren Zevon’s Los Angeles.” And that makes sense considering how deeply informed by the songwriter ethos of the ’70s their work is, boldly chasing Springsteen while retaining a scrappier punk sensibility that frequently places them closer in spirit to the early Replacements gone alt-country. They’re here in support of “Among the Ghosts,” a welcome addition to their legacy whose highlights range from a handful of suitably haunted ballads to full-throated, boot-stomping rockers.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $25; $30.50-$99. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
The Texas trio of Laura Lee, Mark Speer, and Donald “DJ” Johnson are touring the States in support of “Con Todo el Mundo,” an album of hypnotic instrumental world music jams with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern touches.
Clash Music saluted the album as “music that’s so all-encompassing, so unifying, that it sounds as if every nation, creed and culture had been rolled up together and sprinkled into one hefty joint.” And that seems about right.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $30-$40. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
The Jersey rapper brings his I See You Tour Part 2 to Glendale in support of “Zoo,” his much-anticipated followup to last year’s platinum breakthrough, “There’s Really a Wolf.” That album spawned two double-platinum hits, “What They Want” and “Losin Control.”
It may appear to be an overnight success, but when that first song hit, the star told Billboard it was one of 87 songs he had on Soundcloud. ”That’s really why I can go do shows in all these cities and sell it out,” he said, ”because I have real fans.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale. $34.75 and up. 623-772-3800, ticketmaster.com.
This Christian rapper topped the Billboard album charts with “Perception,” to which CCM Magazine responded, “The maturity and musical experimentation grows on ‘Perception,’ yet the dynamism and authenticity remain firmly in place.” The album also featured NF’s triple-platinum mainstream breakthrough, “Let You Down,” which topped the Christian charts and peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $35-$55. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
11/7: Death From Above
Formerly known as Death From Above 1979, the Canadian duo of bassist Jesse F. Keeler and drummer-vocalist Sebastien Grainger are touring the States in continued support of a hard-riffing dance-punk explosion called ”Outrage! is Now.”
Clash Music wrote: “The fact that they are releasing ‘Outrage!’ hot on the heels of a relatively stale Queens of the Stone Age record only enhances DFA’s status as the world’s premier purveyors of hard rock that moves the hips.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. $25-$30. valleybarphx.com.
11/7: Bettye LaVette
They’re billing this show as an Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette Featuring Evan Mercer on Keyboards. The venue’s website says “these intimate shows allow her voice to be the complete center of attention.”
She’s performing songs that span her 55-year career. Here’s hoping she includes a handful from her latest effort, “Things Have Changed,” a soulful 12-song tribute to Bob Dylan on which she manages to make each song her own while retaining their essence.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. $48.50-$53.50. 480-478-6000, mim.org.
11/7: All Them Witches
These Nashville rockers arrive in support of “ATW,” a fuzz-guitar-drenched throwback to the golden age of stoner-rock, its syrupy guitar riffs fleshed out with an organ sound heavy enough to touch off flashbacks to some old Deep Purple concert.
American Songwriter raved, “There are plenty of bands trying to capture this distressing atmosphere of dread, uncertainty and slowly enveloping darkness, but few do it with the class, subtlety and controlled intensity of All Them Witches.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. $15; $13 in advance. 602-296-7013, therebellounge.com.
The post-hardcore veterans are touring on “Erase Me,” their first album in eight years and first to feature founding drummer and vocalist Aaron Gillespie since 2008’s “Lost in the Sound and Separation.”
“Erase Me” hit the charts at No. 4, inspiring AllMusic to note that “It can be considered yet another radical shift in the band’s lifetime of variation, a risk that pays off with an open mind and open ears.”
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $31.50-$61.50. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
The buzz on this New York-based indie sensation began in 2014 with the release of “Bury Me at Makeout Creek,” Pitchfork rightly noting that her “broad, tremulous vocals and sly humor recall Angel Olsen.”
And she’s only gotten stronger with each subsequent release, including this year’s “Be the Cowboy,” where her restless vision takes her from the throbbing disco synths of “Why Didn’t You Stop Me?” to the album-closing reverie of “Two Slow Dancers.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. SOLD OUT. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
These New Orleans sludge-metal veterans are said to be working on the long-awaited followup to a self-titled effort that hit the streets in 2014 after 14 years of silence.
In reviewing the album, Pitchfork said,”They are the quintessential Southern sludge band, and were instrumental in articulating and perfecting that bleak, swaggering metal-meets-punk sound that frontman Mike Williams still calls ‘heavy blues’.”
Details: 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Club Red, 1306 W. University Drive, Mesa. $25; $23 in advance. 480-258-2733, clubredrocks.com.
11/8: Deap Vally
This Los Angeles duo called in Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner to produce their second full-length effort, the provocatively titled “Femejism.”
To say it rocks would be a major understatement, as the lumbering stoner-rock groove of the opening track makes abundantly clear.
And don’t be late or you’ll miss two great local acts, Weird Radicals and the Apaches.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. $18; $15 in advance. valleybarphx.com.
11/9: Twenty One Pilots
The Bandito Tour brings the duo back to Talking Sticking Resort Arena – this time in support of “Trench,” the much-anticipated followup to to a Grammy-winning, triple-platinum, chart-topping breakthrough called “Blurryface.”
The fastest-rising group in rock, their hits include “Car Radio,” “Tear in My Heart,” “Stressed Out,” “Ride” and “Heathens.” But to truly understand how they became so popular so quickly, you would have to see them live.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Talking Stick Resort Arena, Second and Jefferson streets, Phoenix. $325 and up. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
Taking their name from a character in “The Neverending Story,” these metalcore hitmakers rolled out of Orange County in 2002 with their Victory Records debut, “Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses.” They hit the mainstream harder in 2006 when “A Death-Grip on Yesterday,” hit the album charts at No. 9, spinning off “Ex’s and Oh’s,” their first big rock-radio hit. This tour is in support of “In Our Wake,” their first release since 2015’s “Long Live.”
Details: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $25. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
11/9: Three Dog Night
Three Dog Night dominated Top 40 radio for the first half of the ’70s, with such classic hits as “Joy to the World,” “Black and White” and “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” all No. 1 singles. The group’s use of three lead vocalists made them distinctive; the current lineup features only Danny Hutton of the original trio. Chuck Negron has been absent from the band since the ’80s; Cory Wells died in 2015.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Gila River Reservation. $49-$79. 800-946-4452, wingilariver.com.
11/9: The Orb
The electronic music legends are touring the States on a 30th anniversary tour, still led by ambient house pioneer Alex Paterson. The shows are a mix of greatest hits and highlights of their aptly titled new release, “No Sounds are Out of Bounds.”
As Paterson explained the extremely collaborative approach he took on the ambitious double album in a press release, “I wanted a change to expand the palate, and to bring in other elements that will keep people guessing and keep them confused.”
Details: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison St., Phoenix. $25; $20 in advance. 602-396-7136, thepressroomaz.com.
11/10: Five Finger Death Punch / Breaking Benjamin
Having taken one of modern metal’s greatest band names from a fatal blow in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” Five Finger Death Punch have sent four singles to the top of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock charts, from “Coming Down” to “Wash It All Away.”
They’re touring in support of “And Justice For None,” which hit the charts at No. 4 in May. Co-headliners Breaking Benjamin, whose hits include “The Diary of Jane” and “I Will Not Bow,” are touring in support of “Ember,” which debuted at No. 3 in April.
Details: 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix. $30 and up. 602-254-7200, livenation.com.
Rolling Stone says they’re “packing arenas because they’ve found the middle of the Venn diagram between metal toughness, arty self-indulgence and pop musicality” while Pitchfork notes that “the performance is nothing short of showstopping.” The Grammy-winning Swedish rockers return to Comerica Theatre in support of “Prequelle,” their fastest-selling, highest-charting album yet.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. $39.50 and up. 800-745-3000, livenation.com.
11/10: Gary Clark Jr.
Named “Best young gun” six years ago in Rolling Stone, this Austin guitarist has sent two consecutive albums, “Black and Blu” and ”The Story of Sonny Boy Slim,” to the Top 10 on the Billboard album charts, a rarity for blues.
Entertainment Weekly said of his latest effort, “Texas blues-guitar whiz Clark’s second album is less flashy than his debut, but in pulling back on the guitar heroics, he galvanizes his genre-jumping, too.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. SOLD OUT. 0 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
11/11: Playboi Carti
The Atlanta rap sensation hit the Billboard album chart at No. 3 in May with his first studio release, “Die Lit,” after going gold with a self-titled mixtape from 2017. He’s best known for the hits “Woke Up Like This” and the double-platinum “Magnolia.”
Pitchfork raved, “‘Die Lit’ is an anomaly, an album that works almost completely from its own lunatic script. At its best – which is to say almost the entire thing, really – the album almost seems to suspend gravity.”
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $37-$67. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
11/11: The Internet
Al Gore may think he invented the Internet, but it was actually Odd Future hip-hop collective members Syd the Kyd and Matt Martians. This year’s “Hive Mind” is their highest-charting album yet, their blend of neo-soul, R&B, hip-hop and jazz having earned them enough of a buzz to have a hit album without proper radio hits. HipHopDX called it ”one of the best R&B/soul albums of 2018.”
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $32.50-$85 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
11/11: Paula Abdul
The singer/dancer and lovably kooky “American Idol” judge will embark on her first solo tour in 25 years this fall. It sounds like a full-blown journey back to the late ’80s and early ’90s, with such fizzy pop confections as “Straight Up,” “Cold Hearted,” “Rush Rush” and “Forever Your Girl” on the playlist.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Gila River Reservation. $59-$109. 800-946-4452, wingilariver.com.
11/11: Pusha T
A review in Pretty Much Amazing called “Daytona” “another rare instance of an artist coming up with a classic a decade after what seemed like the peak of his career (Clipse’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury’).”
That seems about right, although that writer could’ve added that “Daytona” may go on to be remembered as the better album, setting the tone with one of this year’s most compelling singles, “If You Know You Know.”
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison St., Phoenix. $38; $35 in advance. 602-396-7136, thepressroomaz.com.
11/11: The Dirty Nil
The trouble with most power-pop is that it tends to overlook the “power” the name of the genre suggests. The Dirty Nil have never had that problem.
“Master Volume” is a master class in how this is supposed to work, rocking the pop hooks with reckless abandon and punkish intensity while singer-guitarist Luke Bentham shouts the more explosive hooks like he was raised on the chorus of Superdrag’s “Sucked Out.”
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. $15; $13 in advance. 602-296-7013, therebellounge.com.
Matthew Houck brings his seven-piece band to the Valley in support of “C’est La Vie,” his first new effort in five years, shaped by such personal watersheds as having met his wife (who’s also in his band) to starting a family and moving to Nashville.
This is one of the earlier stops on an extensive U.S. tour in support of the album, which makes the most of Houck’s expressive vocals in a richly textured journey to the center of his mind, where “I was thinkin’ ’bout another beer” is the least of his worries.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $30; $28 in advance. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
11/12: Mac Demarco
Mac Demarco is a total goof whose latest album, “This Old Dog,” is as sublime as his behavior is ridiculous. And that makes for an interesting juxtaposition in concert.
“Intimate and endearingly honest,” Clash Music responded, “‘This Old Dog’ is Mac DeMarco’s most essential chapter of slacker gospel yet.”
It’s an introspective ride, from a song about seeing more of his estranged old man in himself to an existential look at fatherhood called “On the Level.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. SOLD OUT. valleybarphx.com.
11/13: Billy F. Gibbons
He’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and deservedly so, for his decades of service to keeping the rock-and-roll party alive as the singer-guitarist at the helm of ZZ Top.
This tour is in support of Gibbons’ second solo album, “The Big Bad Blues,” recorded with a band that features Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum. “There’s something very primordial within the art form,” Gibbons explained in a statement. “Nobody gets away from the infectious allure of those straight-ahead licks!”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $41.50-$275. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
These Philly-based experimental rockers arrive in support of an intensely emotional post-hardcore masterstroke, ”[Untitled].”
Sputnikmusic weighed in with “It feels like something not meant for our ears – an incredibly spiritual and private moment that’s bound to compelling scripture and woeful, debilitating memories. It’s unfiltered passion that evades qualification; something to which we’d be performing a disservice by assigning a title.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $23; $20 in advance. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
The Lightspeed World Tour is the up-and-coming rap sensation’s biggest headline tour to date, in support of his debut album, “Light of Mine,” with Marc E. Bassy and tobi lou. The 25-year-old is best known in the mainstream for his breakthrough single, “iSpy,” a quadruple-platinum smash with a Lil Yachty featured topped the rap charts and took him all the way to No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Club Red, 1306 W. University Drive, Mesa. $32; $28 in advance. 480-258-2733, clubredrocks.com.
11/14: Rodney Crowell
A former member of Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band, Crowell was best known for the hits he gave away (including Bob Seger’s “The Distance”) when he broke through with “Diamonds & Dirt,” a 1988 release that sent five songs to No. 1 at country radio.
This year’s “Acoustic Classics” finds Crowell revisiting a handful of the songs he gave away, including tunes that topped the country charts for Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. $40. 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com.
11/14: Iceage and Black Lips
Iceage are touring the States in support of “Beyondless,” as fully realized a statement of purpose as any rock act has managed in 2018, thanks in large part to the idiosyncratic post-Jonathan Richman approach to vocals favored by Elias Bender Rønnenfelt.
Black Lips are touring, “Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?” produced by Sean Lennon, an album whose more cacophonous highlight definitely sound more like Satan’s Graffiti than God’s Art. And the chaos suits their particular strain of garage-rock.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $25; $30.50-$99. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
11/16: The Helio Sequence
We haven’t from Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel since the release in 2015 of their self-titled sixth album.
If their earlier releases seemed to say, “We’ve got that aching, soulful, atmospheric indie thing down to a beautiful science,” this was the sound of them letting their hair down.
As Summers explained on the opening track, “I’m looking for a new direction / Oh, I’m looking for another way.” Meanwhile, we’re just looking for another album.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. $20; $18 in advance. valleybarphx.com.
11/17: Lil Xan
Fueled in part by the single “Betrayed,” this 21-year-old whose name is short for Lil Xanax, hit the Billboard album charts at No. 10 with “Total Xanarchy,” his debut album. HipHopDX wrote, “Equipped with drowsy articulation tinged with a melodic pinch of raspiness, Xan is far from an astute lyricist but isn’t actually a slouch on the mic in terms of flow and rhyme schemes.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $27.50-$199. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
This Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer was named 2018’s Best New Latin Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and won Top Latin Artist and Top Latin Album (for “Odisea”) at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.His best-known songs include “Si No Te Quiere,” ”No Quiere Enamorarse,” “Dile Que Tu Me Quieres,” ”Te Vas,” “Tu Foto,” ”El Farsante,” ”Se Preparó,” ”Quiero Repetir,” ”Síguelo Bailando” and “La Modelo.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. $158 and up. 800-745-3000, livenation.com.
11/17: Juice WRLD
This 19-year-old rapper hit the album charts at No. 4 with “Goodbye & Good Riddance,” an emo-rap debut that Pitchfork calls “an adolescent breakup record” that’s “accordingly cathartic, petty, and clumsy in its emotional processing.”
He’s best known in the mainstream for his breakthrough single “Lucid Dreams,” which peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100. He’s joined in Mesa by Ski Mask the Slump God.
Details: 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St., Mesa. $38 and up. 480-644-2560, luckymanonline.com and mesaamp.com.
Rooted in Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner’s love for underground music, the inaugural Origins festival is presented by RBDeep, which previously was known for its club events as well as having presented stages at Phoenix Lights and Goldrush.
The lineup features Duke Dumont, Lane 8, Justin Jay, Autograf, a special sunset set by Nora En Pure, EDX, Sean Watson and more.
Details: 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Gila River Reservation. $45 and up. 480-502-5600; rawhide.com.
11/17: Tokyo Police Club
They first made a name for themselves by blazing through the seven songs on 2006’s contagious “A Lesson in Crime” in little more than 16 minutes, all forward momentum and youthful abandon.
Twelve years later, they’re touring in support of “TPC,” a new release whose more explosive moments recapture a bit of that youthful abandon after setting the tone with the majestic dream-pop of “New Blues.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $25; $23 in advance. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
11/18: Circa Survive
These post-hardcore veterans are out with La Dispute and Queen of Jeans in continued support of last year’s “Amulet.” Sputnikmusic said it was “certainly one of the most well-composed alt-rock/post-hardcore albums of the year, and it seems to bring a newfound sense of maturity to both the songwriting and production aspects of the group’s sound.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $25. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
This Georgia native arrives in support of “4275,” a collection of sexed-up R&B songs boasting guest appearances from Birdman, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Dej Loaf and Young Thug, among others.
Pitchfork responded with ”Jacquees’ music may be simple and familiar, but the personality he brings to it could charm the pants off a mannequin.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $41.50-$275. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
11/18-19: Karla Bonoff
Bonoff is playing two shows at the MIM, where she intends to take you from her early days as a teen singer-songwriter coming of age at the Troubadour alongside James Taylor and Jackson Browne through songs from her new album, “Carry Me Home.”
She’s also sharing stories of her life in music while accompanying herself on piano and guitar with the help of a second guitarist, Nina Gerber.
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, and Monday, Nov. 19. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. $38.50-$45.50. 480-478-6000, mim.org.
11/19: Every Time I Die
These metalcore veterans are celebrating their 20th anniversary while touring the States in continued support of “Low Teens,” a punishing addition to their legacym Keith Buckley’s tortured howls leading the charge.
Details: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19. Club Red, 1306 W. University Drive, Mesa. $28; $25 in advance. 480-258-2733, clubredrocks.com.
11/20: A Perfect Circle
Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel are touring in support of their first album with A Perfect Circle since 2004’s “Emotive.” Released in April, “Eat the Elephant” became their fourth consecutive release to debut in the Top 5 on the U.S. album chart.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Keenan, an Arizona winemaker whose other bands are Tool and Puscifer, said, “Hopefully people see this as an honest statement from where we are, rather than us trying to relive our glory days.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. $55 and up. 800-745-3000, livenation.com.
11/23: Good Charlotte
The pop-punk veterans are touring in support of “Generation RX,” a forthcoming album that according to the label brings “anthems of hope for a generation under the shadow of the Opioid epidemic, icons gone too soon, mass tragedy, loneliness, and confusion.”
Good Charlotte hit the mainstream hard in 2002 with “The Young and the Hopeless,” a triple-platinum second album that sent four singles – “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” “The Anthem,” “Girls & Boys” and “Hold On” up the pop charts.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $40. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
11/23: Meat Puppets
Led by Curt and Cris Kirkwood, the Valley’s Meat Puppets were plucked from the ranks of respected cult icons in the early ’90s by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, who had them join him on the set of “MTV Unplugged” to dust off three songs from “Meat Puppets II.”
The Kirkwoods went their separate ways in 2002 but reunited in 2006 and have since released four albums, including 2013’s “Rat Farm,” on which they effortlessly live up to their legend.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $22; $20 in advance. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.
11/24: L.A. Guns
These L.A. rockers rose to fame at the end of the glam-metal ’80s, going platinum with a second album, ”Cocked & Loaded,” which produced their first and most successful hit single, “The Ballad of Jayne.”
Their biggest claim to fame, however, is the role they played in the origin story of one of the era’s most popular bands when members of an early incarnation joined force with members of Hollywood Rose to form Guns N’ Roses,
Details: 6:30 p.m. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $27-$47. 480-829-0607, luckymanonline.com.
11/25: Cat Power
Chan Marshall is touring in support of “Wanderer,” a self-produced effort that features guest vocals by Lana Del Rey. In a statement, Marshall said the album tracks “the course my life has taken in this journey — going from town to town, with my guitar, telling my tale; with reverence to the people who did this generations before me – folk singers, blues singers and everything in between.”
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. $36. 866-468-3399, thevanburenphx.com.
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