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Weekend’s Finest Concert events: The Who, AFI, Okilly Dokilly

It is Halloween weekend, which implies events galore and quite a lot of distinctive exhibits. Costume-filled affairs will not be the one factor occurring within the music scene over the subsequent few nights, although, as there are high-profile gigs like Jimmy Eat World and The Maine’s live performance, The Who’s first efficiency within the Valley in years, and Okilly Dokilly’s final present (at the very least for some time).

There’s additionally the Chicanos Por La Causa-sponsored Latino Loud occasion, in addition to performances by AFI, Pharoahe Monch, and Del The Funky Homosapien.

Learn on for extra particulars or click on over to phoenixnewtimes‘ live performance calendar for much more exhibits occurring within the Valley from Friday, October 28, to Sunday, October 29.


Friday, October 28
Marquee Theatre, 730 North Mill Avenue, Tempe

Whereas Residing Coloration’s “Cult of Character” shall be without end related to wrestler/muffin aficionado CM Punk, there’s one other music that bears an in depth relationship with the straight edge icon: AFI’s “Miseria Cantare.” The magisterial horror punk anthem was CM Punk’s entrance music from him throughout his Ring of Honor days, and, even in the event you did n’t realize it was his entrance theme from him, you’ll be able to hear why its the proper accompaniment for a wrestler strolling to the ring. It is stuffed with grandeur and emotion with any hint of subtlety sandblasted off of it. Like the most effective AFI songs, it is seeking to conquer your consideration, not complement it. Fronted by Davey Havok (certainly one of two remaining unique members with drummer Adam Carson), AFI (aka A Hearth Inside) play melodic pop-punk that is deeply indebted to their hardcore previous. AFI provide a snapshot into another universe the place Inexperienced Day went full-on goth. Batcave within the sheets, 924 Gilman within the streets, AFI boast a catalog of songs with hooks sharp sufficient to hold your physique from. They won’t be anyone’s concept of ​​hip in 2022, however placed on “Woman’s Not Gray” at full quantity and inform me you do not really feel the urge to slide on some fishnet gloves and slam-dance. With Drab Majesty; 8 pm, tickets can be found on the secondary market. Ashley Naftule

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Jimmy Eat World, from left: Zach Lind, Jim Adkins, Rick Burch, and Tom Linton.

Jim Louvau

Jimmy Eat World, The Maine, and Sydney Sprague

Friday, October 28
Arizona Monetary Theatre, 400 West Washington Avenue

Jimmy Eat World was began by 4 Mesa highschool children almost three many years in the past. Indie rockers The Maine celebrated their fifteenth anniversary earlier this yr. And up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sydney Sprague launched her first LP from Ella in 2021. They characterize three waves of Phoenix music — three acts that present nationwide and worldwide audiences the standard of what can come out of the Valley. They usually’ll all be on stage on Friday at Arizona Monetary Theater in downtown Phoenix for a one-night-only, can’t-miss live performance. Pop-rock trio PVRIS and post-hardcore outfit Thursday are additionally on the invoice. For members of The Maine, enjoying with Jimmy Eat World is a dream come true. “It is an honor to play with Jimmy Eat World, a band that influenced why we’re right here at present,” stated Maine drummer Patrick Kirch. For Sprague, her relative newcomer, each of the opposite native acts on the invoice have been longtime musical influences for her. “I have been a fan of each of those bands since I used to be in center college. Like a loopy, obsessive fan — I apologize. It’s extremely surreal to get to play with both of them, and each is loads,” she stated . 6:30 p.m., $45-$79 through Jennifer Goldberg

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Costumes are welcome at Yucca Faucet’s Punk Rock Halloween Bash.

Benjamin Leatherman

Punk Rock Halloween Bash X

Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29
Yucca Faucet Room, 29 West Southern Avenue, Tempe

It is not Halloween within the Valley with out this two-night punk occasion in Yucca Faucet’s foremost room starring native musicians and bands masking legendary acts from the style (and possibly even copying their seems). The tenth version will embody units paying tribute to Stiff Little Fingers, Avail, and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (amongst others) on Friday evening, adopted by covers of FYP, Adolescents, Propagandhi, The Virus, and English punk act Main Accident on Saturday. Over within the lounge subsequent door, VJ Damon Foster shall be dialing up ska, punk, and hardcore movies. Costumes are, in fact, inspired. 8 p.m., free. Benjamin Leatherman

Trilloween 2022

Saturday, October 29
Trill, 1817 East Indian College Street

For native followers of old-school and various hip-hop, a present that includes rappers Pharoahe Monch and Del The Funky Homosapien is as a lot of a deal with as something they may rating in a Halloween sweet bag. All three are headlining the annual Trilloween at CenPho hip-hop emporium Trill this weekend and are every bringing their distinctive kinds to the occasion. Monch is legendary for hits like “Simon Says” and “Oh No,” each of which exhibit his lyrical complexity and dexterity from him, whereas Oakland-born emcee Del The Funky Homosapien is thought for his free-flowing, virtually conversational supply from the. They’re going to be joined by Statik Selektah, the DJ/producer who fashioned the hip-hop group 1982 with Termanology and collaborated with such rap greats as Curren$y, Motion Bronson, and Bun B. D-Stroy of the Arsonists will host the occasion, which may also embody DJ periods by locals Fact135 and This Simply-in. Midday, $25 through Benjamin Leatherman

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Okilly Dokilly members (from left) Led Ned, bass participant Bloodshed Ned, lead singer Head Ned, synth participant Zed Ned and drummer Dread Ned.

Kevin LeGore

Okilly Dokilly’s Farewell Present

Saturday, October 29
The Nile Theatre, 105 West Primary Avenue, Mesa

In contrast to the long-running (and seemingly unending) animated present their band relies on, the members of Phoenix’s Ned Flanders-themed steel act Okilly Dokilly know the best way to exit the stage gracefully. After seven years of dressing just like the cheerfully straight-laced and God-fearing character from simpsons (full with mustaches) whereas performing hellacious loss of life steel, they’re pulling the plug-arino on the group, at the very least in the intervening time. “I would not say that we’re breaking apart, however I switched my Ned mustache to a dad mustache final yr, and being on the highway is not the best factor once you’ve bought a toddler in the home,” he says Okilly Dokilly frontman Head Ned. “So we’re taking a break from touring and [putting out] newmusic. Who is aware of? Perhaps 5 or 6 years down the road, we’ll be again on the market. However in the intervening time, it’s indefinite.” This weekend, the band will bid a “toodly-do” to followers with a present at Mesa’s Nile Theater with help from Snailmate and American Requirements. Attendees are inspired to come back dressed as Ned because the band will try to set a Guinness World Document for the most individuals dressed like characters from simpsons in a single place. 7 p.m., $20 through Benjamin Leatherman

Black Lips

Sunday, October 30
The Insurgent Lounge, 2303 East Indian College Street

When KISS launched KISS Alive! in 1975, questions abounded about whether or not or not the album was really recorded. Accusations dogged the band for many years till they lastly got here clear in 2003 and admitted a lot of the document was overdubbed and retooled as a result of the stay tracks had been barely usable. One wonders how lengthy the Black Lips will maintain out earlier than they lastly cop to the identical deal over their 2007 “stay album” Los Valientes del Mundo Nuevo. It allegedly paperwork a raucous Black Lips gig in Tijuana however sounds just a bit too immaculate to have been a stay recording. It has been 15 years and the band have not damaged kayfabe concerning the album but. The storage rockers in Black Lips have developed a status for shenanigans since their debut in 1999. Their early exhibits featured dick flashing, vomiting, fireworks, flaming guitars, electrical RC automotive races, and all types of different madcap antics. They’ve come alongside a approach since then, releasing a string of tightly-wound albums (even touchdown a minor hit with “O Katrina”). There’s loads to love within the Black Lips however they had been by no means extra actual than once they had been faking it on Los Valientes, a document raucous sufficient to soundtrack an actual bar riot if performed at simply the proper time. With The Joeys and Mushy Palms; 8 p.m., $25/$28 through Ashley Naftule

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Roger Daltrey (left) and Pete Townshend of The Who.


The Who

Sunday, October 30
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 North 83rd Avenue

Over half a century later, The Who’s “My Technology” hasn’t misplaced its energy to thrill. Roger Daltrey’s stuttering vocals, Keith Moon’s free however impactful drumming, John Entwistle’s quicksilver bass solo, the squeals of suggestions erupting from Pete Townshend because the music works itself up right into a frenzied climax: All of it comes collectively fantastically. It is also the music with its notorious “Hope I die earlier than I get previous,” a press release of intent that solely Moon adopted by means of on through the band’s prime years. With the passing of Entwistle in 2002, solely Townshend and Daltrey are left to hold on The Who’s formidable legacy. The kings of mod-rock, early innovators in idea albums and onstage instrument destruction, writers of good pop songs and Terry Riley-aping prog-rock anthems, The Who’s artistic middle might have lived to a ripe previous age, however their greatest music retains the fireplace, conceitedness, and urgency of youth. Whereas they’ve put out newer information this century (Limitless Wire and The Who), these previous revolutionaries concentrate on giving individuals what they need on tour: the hits. There is no “Substitute” for his or her parted rhythm part however the backing band behind Daltrey and Townshend do their greatest to maintain the fireplace burning. With Mike Campbell and the Soiled Knobs; 7:30 p.m., $45-$800 through Ashley Naftule


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