Tech N9ne @ The Marquee Theatre
After being in multiple musical groups, Aaron Dontez Yates, Tech N9ne, found his own path as a rapper by finding his own record label Strange Music. The release of his seventh album, “Killer,” put him over his goal of selling over one million album sales in 2008. His powerful rhyme schemes and Chopper-style rapping has lead him to many collaborations with rap icons, such as T-Pain, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, and Lil Wayne- just to name a few. Tech N9ne’s album “Something Else,” released in 2013, was a three-part album that takes his fans through the elements Fire, Water, and Earth. 11 of the tracks on his three-part album made it on the Billboard’s Rap Album Charts and accumulated $20 million in revenue. Tech N9ne’s unique style and variety of songs has made him a rap icon.
The Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Thursday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m., $45, Buy tickets here
Manchester Orchestra @ Mesa Arts Center
Manchester Orchestra is a newly-recognized American Indie rock band from Atlanta, Georgia The five-man band released their first album, “I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child,” in 2008 and led to them signing with Canvasback. They have released five albums throughout the years and are now headlining their first tour. Manchester Orchestra’s tour features their fifth album, “Cope,” that is an emotional and stripped down version of “Hope.” Make sure to catch their intimate show at the Mesa Arts Center this weekend.
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Thursday, Nov. 6, 8 p.m., $21-$32.50, Buy tickets here
Life in Color Paint Party @ Cityscape Phoenix
The Life in Color Paint Party is the largest dance party to involve glow-in-the- dark paint. An assortment of aerial acts, international DJs, still walkers, contortionists, and fire blowers will entertain the crowd for a night they will never forget. Krewella will be headlining the electronic dance music event and was named the 2012 International Dance Music Award for Best Breakthrough Artist (Group). The duo is mostly recognized for their single “Alive,” that remained on the Billboard dance charts for 32 consecutive weeks. Their debut album appeared in the Top 10 of the Billboard’s Hot 200 in its first week of being released. Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf, Krewlla, have taken the EDM industry by storm and are ready to participate with many other bands in the largest paint party at Cityscape. Be prepared for the ultimate paint blast!
Cityscape Phoenix, 1 E. Washington, Friday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m., $30-$65, Buy tickets here