Hoodie Allen @ The Marquee

Hoodie Allen started as a college graduate working as an Adwords associate at Google and writing songs on the side. He left the corporate world when he was offered the opportunity to do live shows as a full-time career. Allen began his musical career in the duo Steve Markowitz and Obey City and released “Bagels & Beats” EP and “Making Waves” mixtape. Hoodie received his first nomination for MTVU’s Best Music on Campus Award in 2009 under the music produced by the duo. His solo career took off in 2010, led by “You Are Not a Robot” hitting No.1 on Hype Machine and Allen finishing his mixtape “Pep Rally.” The music industry started to take notice of Allen’s originality and he set off on his first 22-stop tour across the U.S. in hype of his “All American” EP. Allen’s fifth mixtape “Crew Cuts” was downloaded 80,000 times in the first day it was released. To promote his music, he boarded the Cruising’ USA Tour and then traveled around to college campuses for shows.  “People Keep Talking” was recently released in October 2014 and the lead single “Show Me What You’re Made Of” debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes charts. Allen is currently on the “People Keep Talking” world tour with Chiddy Bang and will be making his stop in Arizona this Wednesday.

The Marquee, 730 N. Mill Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., $36.50, Buy tickets here


ATB @ Maya Day and Nightclub

Ranked as the No.1 DJ in the world by “The DJ List” in 2011, Andre Tanneberger, ATB, is an icon in the techno, trance, and dance music industry. ATB started out in his native country Germany with a dance music group Sequential One, but the group disbanded only after a couple years. In the start of his solo career, his first track “9pm (Till I Come)” hit the top of the United Kingdom music charts in 1999. ATB has released eight albums in a little over ten years and has collaborated with artists all over the world, such as Roberta Carter Harrison from the band Wild Strawberries and Heather Nova. He released “Contact” in January and has brought his music and style to the United States in his first world tour.

Maya Day and Nightclub, 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Friday, Nov. 21, 9:00 p.m., $20-$40, Buy tickets here


SoMo @ The Marquee

As a kid in elementary school, SoMo accompanied his father in clubs singing with his father’s jazz rock band “Duck Soup.” SoMo received a piano from his mother and recorded a medley of Drake’s album “Take Care” in 2011. His YouTube video received over four million views and SoMo started to work on his first mixtape “My Life.” With no label or radio support, he released his debut mixtape for free on his birthday and “Ride” became his first hit. “Ride” peaked at No.76 on the Billboard Hot 100 leading SoMo to his first sold out headlining tour. SoMo captured the attention of Republic Records, who is now helping him record his first self-titled major album.

The Marquee, 730 N. Mill Ave., Saturday, Nov. 22, 8:00 p.m., $25, Buy tickets here