The Joy Formidable
Wales-born guitar-destructo trio come to town with local heroes the Pauses for local support. Trio excellence!
7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Social, $20-$25
Pennsylvanian duo make maximal hair-whipping rock from minimal elements: keyboard, drums, vocals.
8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Will's Pub, $8-$10
Anderson, legendary vocalist for British prog icons Yes, plays a solo show with his 1,000 Hands outfit to benefit the Kids Beating Cancer charity.
8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Dr. Phillips Center, $50-$175
Death-tripping synth-punk local continues recent prolific run of dates. (Fun fact: They also play Will's on Friday.) 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Grumpy's Underground Lounge, donations suggested
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
Legendary Californian rockabilly rapscallions make a brief stop at Will's Pub with the Wildtones in tow.
7 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Will's Pub, $10-$12
Local post-rock trio shows a different side of the In-Between Series downtown this month.
7:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at CityArts, $5 suggested donation
Flotsam and Jetsam
Arizonian melodic thrash legends are sure to go down a storm at the Haven. Doomsday for the Deceiver still rips.
7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Haven Lounge, $17-$20