Don’t fret, though, we’re almost there. And in the meantime, there are plenty of things happening in the Valley to distract  everyone

There are concerts going on at local venues both big and small this weekend. Post-metal band Pelican is due at the Crescent Ballroom on Friday, for instance, and the kids of local indie act Snailmate are back from their latest tour.

And then there are all the shows contained withing the following list of the best concerts in Phoenix this weekend, including performances by guitar god Marty Friedman, as well as Dierks Bentley, The Adicts, Thelma and the Sleaze, and The Fixx.