Best Phoenix Concerts This Weekend: Deftones, UFest, Deadbeats Arizona

Do you keep going this weekend? If you’re in the mood for a show, there’s no shortage of great concerts and music events taking place from Friday, April 22nd to Sunday, April 24th at Phoenix Subway Station.

Highlights include an electronic dance music festival (Deadbeats Arizona 2022) and KUPD’s annual UFest. Other notable music events this weekend include a DJ set by Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf, as well as concerts by reggae artist Collie Buddz, veteran indie rock band Built to Spill and all-metal band Deftones.

Details of each of these shows can be found below. And for even more concerts taking place throughout the valley, visit Phoenix New Times‘online music listings.

click to enlarge The British rock band Boston Manor.  - CLEAN NOISE RECORDER

The British rock band Boston Manor.

Pure Noise Records

Boston Manor

Friday, April 22nd
The Rebel Lounge, 2303 East Indian School Road

Boston Manor was formed in 2013 and quickly became a beloved act for aging emo kids. The British quintet burst onto the scene with Be nothing., which boasted an accessible pop-punk sound that has since been overshadowed by a much heavier, more angry motif. On tour in support of their third studio album GLUE, Boston Manor is visiting the Rebel Lounge this weekend with support from Trash Boat, Higher Power and Anxious. The doors are at 6.30pm and tickets cost $ 23. Matthew Keever

electric six

Friday, April 22nd
The Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School Road

Do you like to dance? Seriously, do you really just want to let go of the dance floor to the sound of hard rock, glam metal, surf and who-knows-what? Well, get ready for a hot and sweaty evening with Electric Six in the Rhythm Room on Friday. For about 20 years and as many albums, Electric Six has kept the energy going with songs about fast food, fire, sex, dance and masculinity (with the tongue planted firmly on the cheek). The band has claimed that most Electric Six songs are really about nothing, and honestly we will give it to them. Lyrically, there is not much to read in, but there is a lot to laugh about. What makes Electric Six a band worth watching is the absolute spectacle of it all. This is a band that wants every single member of their audience up, dancing and having the best of all possible times. The doors are at 7pm and Volk opens. Admission is $ 20. David Fletcher

click to enlarge Dylan Mamid and Zachary Rapp-Rovan from Zeds Dead.  INDELIVABLE BEAT

Dylan Mamid and Zachary Rapp-Rovan from Zeds Dead.

Merciless beats

Deadbeats Arizona 2022

Friday, April 22nd
Phoenix Raceway, 7602 Jimmie Johnson Drive, Avondale

Non-genre music formed by cardiac arrest and deep bass repetitions is the name of the game for the electronic music group Zeds Dead. Since their debut in 2009, the duo Dylan Mamid and Zachary Rapp-Rovan have brought electrifying dance songs to the masses. This month, they will be doing it at Deadbeats Arizona, an electronic dance music event at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale on Friday night. NGHTMRE, Dimension, Dion Timmer, Rossy and other DJs will perform at the annual event, which returns after a two-year absence due to the pandemic. The doors open at 7pm, and tickets cost $ 55 to $ 125. Megan Marples

click to enlarge Doug Martsch (left), Teresa Esguerra (center) and Melanie Radford (right) from Built to Spill.  - TICKET MASTER

Doug Martsch (left), Teresa Esguerra (center) and Melanie Radford (right) from Built to Spill.


Built to waste

Friday, April 22nd
Crescent Ballroom, 308 North Second Avenue

Built to Play was formed in 1992 and has lasted long enough to become one of indie rock’s most respected older statesmen, with the kind of broad appeal that gave the Idaho band invitations to play events like Coachella and the San Francisco Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. , as well as that kind of respect from their peers. Balancing Doug Martsch’s thick, Neil Youngian guitar jams with nude emotionally charged songwriting, Built to Play consistently shows a kind of stylistic diversity. They have been going on and on for the last 30 years and are preparing to release their tenth studio album, When the wind forgets your name, later that year. Built to Play will perform in the Crescent Ballroom on Friday night with the support of Prism Bitch and Itchy Kitty. The concert is at 20:00 and admission is $ 30. Chris Gray

Bernadette Peters

Saturday, April 23rd
Highlands Church, 9050 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale

There are about a zillion reasons you should see Bernadette Peters when she’s in town for a performance at Highlands Church in Scottsdale this weekend as part of the Arizona MusicFest. The 74-year-old actress, singer and musical theater veteran is a living legend: a classic, timeless beauty and an enduring tour de force that can sail it out on Broadway (especially if it’s Sondheim) and steal every scene she adorns on the big screen. or small screen. Do not miss this opportunity to see this famous, engaging and unique performer do his thing. Tickets for the performance at 19.30 and $ 49 to $ 100. Jennifer Davis-Lamm

click to enlarge Bermudian reggae artist Collie Buddz.  - INCREDIBLE MUSIC

Bermudian reggae artist Collie Buddz.

Unspeakable music

Collie Buddz

Saturday, April 23rd
Marquee Theater, 730 North Mill Avenue, Tempe

It’s easy to look at Collie Buddz (or even just hear his name) and dismiss him as a joke or at least a news item. He’s a white guy who sings reggae and he uses the surname Buddz instead of his given Harper. People who reject him outright are really missing something special. Collie Buddz was born in New Orleans and raised in Bermuda, and his ability and passion for reggae really shines through on any of the five albums he has released since his debut back in 2006. Collie plays Tempe’s Marquee Theater this weekend, so reggae / dancehall / soca fans should consider dropping $ 23 to attend the show, which starts at 20.00. Dead Poet Society opens. Brett Gillin

click to enlarge Deftones still rock after all these years.  - TAMAR LEVINE

Deftones still rock after all these years.

Tamar Levine


Saturday, April 23rd
Arizona Federal Theater, 400 West Washington Street

At its best, Deftones’ bid for all-metal is lush, heady, and apparently always on the verge of collapse. At its worst, the band’s music hovers somewhere between nu-metal and something even more innocent. Wherever your opinion falls between these two extremes, you have to admit that the Deftones have survived longer than most bands of its era. They were formed in 1988 by vocalist / guitarist Chino Moreno, lead guitarist Stephen Carpenter, drummer Abe Cunningham and bassist Dominic Garcia, and they have released nine studio albums since then, including the 2020s. Ohms. The release of 10 songs not only topped Billboard‘s Top Hard Rock Albums hit list and was nominated for two Grammy Awards, but it was also critically acclaimed and appeared on several “best” charts at the end of the year. It’s yet another feather in the cap of a legendary act with plenty of energy left to burn on. Deftones is set to perform at the Arizona Federal Theater on Saturday night with opening sets by Gojira and Poppy. Tickets for the performance at 19:30 costs $ 39.50 to $ 69.50. Jonathan Patrick and Benjamin Leatherman

click to enlarge Country / rockabilly artist Rosie Flores.  - MULE KICK RECORDS

Country / rockabilly artist Rosie Flores.

Mule Kick Records

Rosie Flores and Talism

Saturday, April 23rd
The Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School Road

Rosie Flores makes a stop in our fair town this weekend and brings her brand of hardcore honky-tonk and rockabilly to Rhythm Room along with her current backing band Talismen. She has been a staple of the Texas music scene for decades, and she has won accolades in the city she decided to call home. People with fond memories will remember Flores ‘stay in the country-punk outfit Screamin’ Sirens all the way back in the 80s. Since then, she has barely become softer a bit. Often referred to as a female version of Dwight Yoakam, she released a double-sided single featuring Talism last year featuring country-fried covers of the Everly Brothers’ “So Sad” and “I’ve Got a Right to Cry” via Mule Kick Records. Fans of no-frills country will not find a better excuse to venture out on a Saturday night than this show, which starts at. 20.00. Local rockabilly band Pat Roberts and Heymakers open the show at 20.00. Tickets cost $ 20. Darryl Smyers

click to enlarge Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf.  - JOEL FRIJHOFF

Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf.

Joel Frijhoff

Peanut Butter Wolf

Saturday, April 23rd
Thunderbird Lounge, 710 West Montecito Avenue

Hard to believe it, but Stones Throw Records has been around for 26 years. The independent record company in Los Angeles is known for releasing classic records from producers such as Madlib, the late MF DOOM and other hip-hop legends. Peanut Butter Wolf, the DJ and producer who also founded the record company, is visiting the valley this weekend to lead the Thunderbird Lounge’s third anniversary party on Saturday. He will perform with a two and a half hour DJ set that spins nothing but funk, soul, disco and hip hop on vinyl. DJ Gila Man opens. The party starts at 8 pm and admission is free. Jeff Gage

click to enlarge Rise Against will be in the head of this year's UFest.  - JASON SIEGEL

Rise Against will be in the head of this year’s UFest.

Jason Seal

UFest 2022

Sunday, April 24th
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 North 83rd Avenue

Local rockers can always count on KUPD sending out the spring with UFest and enticing thousands to spend one of the last few tolerable days in the sun before the temps hit three digits. This year, the high-energy festival’s lineup is packed with hard-hitting (and often played) bands from metal, punk and hard rock, including Rise Against, Coheed and Cambria, Pennywise, Highly Suspect and Atreyu. The rest of the lineup features Ded, Plush and Dropout Kings. The varied lineup speaks to the changing and evolving state of hard rock music – it’s no longer just for the angry moods. Which does not mean that things do not get wild during the festival, which occupies the Ak-Chin Pavilion on Sunday. Just be sure to bring your black T-shirt and sunscreen. The entrances are at 14.00, and tickets start at $ 32.50. Lauren Wise

click to enlarge Alex Lahey is coming to downtown Phoenix this weekend, though without his cat.  - JACK STAFFORD

Alex Lahey is coming to downtown Phoenix this weekend, though without his cat.

Jack Stafford

Alex Lahey

Sunday, April 24th
Valley Bar, 130 North Central Avenue

Imagine if Hayley Williams had dropped the guys in Paramore and turned out to be a solo songwriter, developing a surf-rock sound with soaring pop choruses and specific-as-hell lyrics. Well, then she would sound a lot like Alex Lahey. The full length of the Australian singer-songwriter 2017, I love you like a brother, was largely underestimated on this hemisphere, even though it is crammed with precious stones. Lahey’s persona is scratchy, with Courtney Barnett’s clever self-irony (she wrote a song called “Perth Traumatic Stress Disorder”), but she also has an undeniably tight grip on blast-off pop hooks. Her latest release is the EP from 2020 Between the kitchen and the living room, which Lahey recorded at her mother’s home during the pandemic and contains reinterpreted versions of five previously released songs. She’s back on the road and is scheduled to perform at Valley Bar on Sunday. Good Boy Daisy and Diva Bleach open the show at 19.30. Tickets cost $ 16. Katie Moulton

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