Each week, Listen Up PHX brings you The Lineup, a list of live music events going on in greater Downtown Phoenix, picked by music blogger Erin Bartynski.

This week we have two notable shows at the Crescent, more from the Arizona Center’s Live Music Series and the Civic Space Park Concert Series, and a slight change of pace for this blog – a musical!

Wednesday: Combine your lunch break with a music break at Civic Space Park for another installment of the Civic Space Park Concert Series. Music goes from 11:45 a.m. til noon.

Thursday: Neon Indian at the Crescent Ballroom. Doors at 8 p.m., music starts at 9 with opening act Friends. The show is, sadly, already sold out, but it’s worth including on this list both to get those already going excited for it, and to encourage those resourceful concert-goers without tickets to find some. Bug a friend who’s +1 isn’t claimed, post an ad in your apartment’s mail room, and get on Craigslist!

If you can’t come across Neon Indian tickets, don’t despair – your evening of live music is not lost. Head over to the Arizona Center’s Live Music Series, where you can see the Southwest Surfers for free from 5-7 p.m.

Friday: Rock of Ages, the traveling musical which just finished its run at the Mesa Arts Center, will be at the Orpheum Theater downtown at 8 p.m. The show includes songs from Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, Journey, Foreigner, and more. Check out tickets to the head-bang-worthy comedy here.

Rock of Ages

Photo courtesy of the Rock of Ages website.

Saturday: Chairlift will play a 16+ show at the Crescent Ballroom with opener Nite Jewel. Doors open at  7:30 and the bands are expected at 8:30. Tickets $12-$13.

Sunday: Sucré, featuring Stacy King of Eisley and Darren King of Mutemath, will be at the Hard Rock Cafe at 8:30 p.m. $10 in advance, all-ages show (must be over 21 to be in the bar area). Listen to their newly-released first album on Spotify.

  • EXCITING NEWS! To all Phoenix-area students (or anyone with a student i.d.) – You can get 1/2 price students tickets to see the Broadway National Tour of ROCK OF AGES at the the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix!!!

    HOW TO GET TICKETS: Simply take yourself and your student i.d. to the Phoenix Convention Center Ticket Office (Hours: M-F, 10am-4pm), located at 100 North 3rd Street and show them your i.d. They’ll hook you up with tickets to see the show!

    This is a great chance to see the production that inspired the new movie starring everyone’s favorite loose cannon…Tom Cruise!