Best Phoenix Concerts This Weekend: Deadbeats Arizona, A.J. Croce, Gyptian

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Dylan Mamid and Zachary Rapp-Rovan of Zeds Dead.EXPAND

Dylan Mamid and Zachary Rapp-Rovan of Zeds Dead.

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If you’re up for an absorbing performance oregon nightlife acquisition implicit the adjacent fewer nights, this play affords you the accidental to spot shows by hip-hop enactment The Stakes, singer-songwriter Jim Croce, and dancehall prima Gyptian. There’s besides a brace of giant-sized creation parties.

Details astir each of these shows and euphony events tin beryllium recovered below. And for adjacent much unrecorded euphony happening astir the Valley, deed up Phoenix New Times' online performance calendar.

Lord Kash, ZeeDubb, and the different   members of The Stakes.

Lord Kash, ZeeDubb, and the different members of The Stakes.

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The Stakes

Friday, July 9
The Nash, 110 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, 602-795-0464

Over the past 7 years, The Stakes person released 4 well-received albums (including 2020’s Now oregon Never), performed hundreds of shows (including gigs astatine specified festivals arsenic ALMF and Bisbee’s Sidepony Express), and opened for acts similar The Roots. They’ve adjacent been done a fewer lineup changes (although the halfway of the set has ever included emcees Lord Kash and ZeeDubb, pianist Ben Scolaro, and drummer Kevin Phillips). Admission is $29 to $39. Benjamin Leatherman

Renowned turntablist DJ Qbert.EXPAND

Renowned turntablist DJ Qbert.

Audio Bend 2021

Saturday, July 10
The Revelry, 1065 North Dobson Road, Mesa, 602-612-3020

Concerts featuring big-name touring bands mightiness beryllium months away, but superstar DJs person been visiting the Valley and spinning up beats for crowds of thousands astatine physics creation euphony events. This weekend, it’s DJ Qbert’s crook arsenic the renowned mixmaster volition header Audio Bend 2021 connected Saturday, July 10, astatine The Revelry. Widely considered 1 of the apical turntablists successful the world, Qbert’s accomplishments successful the DJ satellite are rather legendary. He’s an ace astatine scratching, mixing, and beat-juggling who won 3 consecutive DMC World Championships, formed the influential Invisibl Skratch Piklz DJ unit with Mix Master Mike, and helped redefine turntable civilization successful the aboriginal ‘90s.

Other DJs scheduled to execute astatine Audio Bend see Oregon-based EDM artists Jvckfrost and Broox, arsenic good arsenic locals similar Akshen, DJ Phox, Roil, Elluna, BB Galli, Tempest, and CHKLZ. The lawsuit volition besides diagnostic video games, turntablism workshops, vendors, and creation displays. Start clip is 7 p.m. and the enactment goes connected until 2 a.m. Tickets are $20. Benjamin Leatherman

Deadbeats Arizona 2021

Saturday, July 10
Rawhide Event Center, 5700 West North Loop Road, Chandler, 480-502-5600

Genreless euphony formed by heart-stopping bushed drops and heavy bass repetitions is the sanction of the crippled for physics euphony radical Zeds Dead. Since their astir caller album, Northern Lights, came retired successful 2016, the duo has been bringing electrifying creation anthems to the masses. This weekend, they’ll bash it astatine Deadbeats Arizona, an physics creation euphony lawsuit astatine Rawhide Event Center connected Saturday, July 10. Subtronics, Rusko, Dirt Monkey, Lick, Level Up, and Chiief are connected the lineup for a nighttime of gritty harmonies successful the desert. Event hours are from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. General admission tickets outgo $60 and the VIP access is $125 and includes explicit entry, a commemorative lanyard, entree to a peculiar viewing deck, and more. This is an 18-and-over event. Megan Marples

Singer-songwriter A.J. Croce.

Singer-songwriter A.J. Croce.

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A.J. Croce

Sunday, July 11
Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, 480-478-6000

He has a name. And it’s A.J. Croce. The 48-year-old lad of late, legendary people creator Jim Croce volition execute for the archetypal clip astatine the MIM this weekend. His newest release, By Request, came retired successful February. Like his 2019 album, Just Like Medicine, channeled ‘60s psyche successful the vein of Stax Records, Croce’s latest effort besides takes its cues successful the past, specifically drafting from his favourite songs, artists, and singalongs with friends astir a soft (with him connected the ebonies and ivories). Expect to perceive worldly from some albums (particularly the latter) during Croce’s acceptable astatine 7 p.m. connected Sunday night. Tickets are $33.50 to $44.50. Bob Ruggiero


Saturday, July 10
Afri-Soul Marketplace, 1145 East Washington Street, #100, 623-760-4854

Gyptian whitethorn not person go a household name, but his crossover dancehall deed azygous “Hold You (Hold Yuh)” was 1 of 2010’s songs of the summer. The lyrics were a spot hard to travel (e.g. "Gyal, mi wann fi clasp yuh") but what would you expect from a state lad reggae vocalist retired of St. Andrews, Jamaica? Just shy of 27 years old, Gyptian archetypal came blazing into the reggae/dancehall country successful 2004 erstwhile helium won a TV endowment contention successful his location country. A woody with reputable reggae statement VP Records followed, and 4 afloat magnitude albums later, thing has deed rather arsenic large arsenic "Hold You." Catch him successful performance connected Saturday evening astatine 5 p.m. astatine Afri-Soul Marketplace. Don Quality, Potential, Maestro Don, Phort Knox, and Iyah Ingi open. Tickets are $65 to $80. Esther Park

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