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Top 5 Concerts to Check Out this Week In Phoenix

Everyone could use a little break now and then to step away and go to a live concert.  Being in the actual presence of all of raw energy of live music can’t compare to anything. Experiencing this doesn’t require leaving the Valley!  The Valley offers some of the best concert venues with some of the best concerts to attend.

Featured below are the top 5 concerts to check out this week in the Valley:

1. Night Beats

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Come out and enjoy these Seattle rockers this Sunday, April 27 at Last Exit Live.  Specializing in vintage psychedelic punk similar to those of the “Nuggets.”  Hearing echoes of the very early Rolling Stones, the soul in their music will keep you rocking all night long.  The group consists of Lee Blackwell on lead guitarist and vocals, James Traeger on drums and Tarek Wegner  on bass.  Incorporating the sounds of early R&B, Texas Psychedelic Rock, UK Blues, Folk and Soul, you get a little bit of everything with the Night Beats!

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2. Heart

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Heart is an American rock band that originally found it’s success in Canada before making its splash in the US and worldwide. Over the group’s four decade history, the band has three primary lineups.  The constant center of the group since 1974 has been the sisters lead singer Ann Wilson and guitarist Nancy Wilson.  Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide, including over 22 million in album sales in the U.S.  They were included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.  Come listen to their hits “Crazy On You” or “Fanatic,” and much more this Sunday, April 27, at the Celebrity Theatre.

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3. Jon Pardi

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Come check out this up-and-coming star!  In March 2012, Jon Pardi released his debut single, “Missin’ You Crazy,” which hit number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs, eventually peaking at number 28.  This single even received three stars from Taste of Country’s Billy Dukes. His most recent single, “Up All Night,” became his first hit top 10.  His album “Write You A Song,” is becoming more and more known, making Jon Pardi a name to remember.  Don’t miss out this Saturday, April 26 at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grille.

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4. GroupLove

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This U.S. band formed in 2009 at an artsy residency in Crete.  Band members include Hannah Hooper on vocals and keys, Christian Zucconi on vocals and guitar, Sean Gadd on bass and vocals, Andrew Wessen on guitar and vocals, and Ryan Rabin on drums.  Their first album, “Never Trust A Happy Song,” was released in September 2013 and has done quite well for this new band. GroupLove went on a headlining North American Fall tour and performed alongside Two Doors Cinema Club.  They have an undeniable pop appeal, and are described as “positively euphoric.”  Don’t miss out on this group this Wednesday, April 23 at the Marquee Theatre.  The show will begin at 8 p.m.

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5. Trampled by Turtles

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They’ve performed at some of the biggest national festivals, including Coachella, Stagecoach and Bumbershoot.  This Friday, April 25, Trampled By Turtles is going to take the stage in Tempe at the Marquee Theatre. Trampled by Turtles is an American band that has referenced inspirations such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones and Ralph Stanley.  This bluegrass-flavored pop sensation may be recognized by their newest album, “Stars and Satellites,” which debuted at number 32 on the Billboard 200 Chart and number 11 on the Alternative Chart.  This band consists of members Dave Simonett, on guitar and lead vocals, Tim Saxhaug, bass and backing vocals, Dave Carroll, banjo and backing vocals, Erik Berry on the mandolin and Ryan Young, fiddle and backing vocals.  Come out and listen to the upbeat beautiful bluegrass of  Trampled by Turtles.

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