Classic rock hit makers GRAND FUNK RAILROAD will perform in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 12 in a show that’ll benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Grand Funk is known for hits like “We’re An American Band,” “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home” and the current line-up features two of the group’s founding members, drummer Don Brewer and bassist Mel Schacher. Rounding out the group are guitarist Bruce Kulick, formerly with KISS, Max Carl of 38 Special fame and Tim Cashion formerly of Bob Seger’s band. The show takes place at the Go-AZ Motorcycle Racetrack and tickets are $20. Find all the details here.
Other concerts coming to the Phoenix area in October include:
DATSIK – Marquee Theatre, Tempe, October 12
Dubstep pioneer Datsik has a new album called “Let it Burn” (available on his Facebook page for free) and he’ll be showcasing the new music in a big show that’ll include the use of Vortex Lumen visuals. Also appearing will be Funtcase, Antiserum, Mayhem and Sub Antix. For show details visit the Marquee Theatre website.
DANGER KIDS – Nile Theater, Mesa, October 13
These Ohio-based rockers have just released a debut album called “Collapse” and now they’re in the midst of their Tracing Back Roots Tour with We Came As Romans. Under the Gun named Danger Kids one of the Top 5 Artists To Watch in 2013 so this might be a good time to see these guys in a small venue. For show details visit the Nile Theater website.
DEE JAY SILVER – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, October 17
Silver is a country DJ and producer with a new E.P. called “Country Club” that he’ll showcase when he comes to town with Jason Aldean on the Night Train Tour. Phoenix-area fans will actually have two chances to see Silver perform; after the big Ak-Chin Pavilion show he’ll appear at an after party at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Scottsdale. For details visit the Ak-Chin Pavilion website.
STEPHANE WREMBEL – Music Instrument Museum, Phoenix, October 25
If you’ve seen the movies “Midnight in Paris” or “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” you’ve heard Wrembel’s masterful guitar playing; Woody Allen is fond of using the French-born musician to score his films. Get to the show early so you can check out the amazing collection of instruments on display at MIM. For details visit the Music Instrument Museum website.