Best Phoenix Concerts August 11-13: Jimmy Eat World, Bryson Tiller, Dead Cross – Arizona News

Best Phoenix Concerts August 11-13: Jimmy Eat World, Bryson Tiller, Dead Cross – Arizona News

What’s on tap for the Valley’s concert scene this weekend? Plenty, if you happen to dig rock ‘n’ roll legends.

Dennis DeYoung of Styx will be at Mesa Arts Center on Friday, and drummer Dave Lombardo of Slayer fame is bringing his latest project, Dead Cross, to the Marquee in Tempe on Saturday. Meanwhile, renowned axeman Paul Gurvitz takes over Pranksters Too in Scottsdale, and both Incubus and hometown heroes Jimmy Eat World play Ak-Chin Pavilion over on the west side that same night.

Other notable gigs this weekend include Straight No Chaser and Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at Comerica Theatre, Kaytranada at The Pressroom with The Gaslamp Killer and Sango, and the return of the locally focused Warped Your Fest. Hip-hop artists both burgeoning (Bryson Tiller) and old-school (Artifacts) also have big gigs.

Details about all of these shows can be found in the following rundown of the best concerts in Phoenix this weekend. (And be sure to hit up our online music listings for even more events around town.)

The teachers-turned-punkers of No Small Children.

Courtesy of No Small Children

No Small Children
Friday, August 11
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For years, Nicola Berlinsky had been a fan of her colleague Lisa Pimentel’s music. A musician in her own right, Berlinsky (who also worked as a fourth grade teacher in the L.A. area) had seen her friend perform live, which inspired her to dust off her drum kit. In 2012, the duo decided to join forces creatively. The duo decided to call the project No Small Children, an ode to the fact they didn’t have young kids of their own. They also decided on a sound. “We wanted to be a punk band,” says Pimentel, formerly the drummer of…

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