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4 music events worth seeking out in Phoenix this weekend

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By Hoodline - Published on March 21, 2019.

If you love to take advantage of the music offerings near you, this weekend offers several great reasons to leave the house.

From a concert to benefit an ailing local singer to the Full Moon Festival, read on for a local music to-do list to fill your calendar this week.

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Belaganas + Luna Aura

Start the weekend off with a concert by alternative hip-hop and pop band Belaganas on Friday at the Valley Bar. The three-piece band "began writing music in summer 2016 and since then has released a number of singles detailing teen angst and punk-style anthems delivered through hip-hop sonics," according to altaz933.com. Female singer Luna Aura is also performing as the supporting act. 

When: Friday, March 22, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave.
Admission: $15

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FULL MOON FESTIVAL @ The Pressroom

Also on Friday, the Pressroom is hosting the Full Moon Festival to celebrate spring's first full moon. The lineup of entertainment includes music, art, food and more. Bands scheduled to appear are Black Bottom Lighters, Dela Moon, Nodari, Techno Snobs, The Hourglass Cats and more. 

When: Friday, March 22, 8 p.m.
Where: The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison St.
Admission: $20 

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"Music Heals" Benefit Concert for Betsy Scarinzi

Next, enjoy a night of country and rock music and raise money for a great cause with the Music Heals Benefit for Betsy on Saturday at Last Exit Live. Betsy, whose full name is Elizabeth Scarinzi, is a member of the band Hollyhocks and is battling lung and brain cancer. To help raise funds for her medical bills, bands such as The Pistoleros, Greyhound Soul, Ghetto Cowgirl, Dead Hot Workshop,  the Sara Robinson Band and Betsy's own band, are taking the stage to support her recovery. 

When: Saturday, March 23, 6:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave.
Admission: $15

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Wyves + Vista Kicks + The Jacks

Also at Last Exit Live, close the weekend on Sunday with a show from rock bands Wyves, the Vista Kicks and The Jacks. The headliner, Wyves, recently released its new album, R U OK? is filled with "standout guitar licks and basslines that mark its well-deserved spot" in listener's consciousness, according to the promoter of the event. The band has supported such acts as Beck, The Avett Brothers and OAR. 

When: Sunday, March 24, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave.
Admission: $10

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