David Bazan sets the scene for his first new recording with Pedro the Lion in 15 years with “On a desert Christmas morning, 1981 / One month shy of 6 years old in the Valley of the Sun.”
It’s the opening line of "Phoenix," an album that finds the singer sorting through his memories of the childhood home his family left behind when he was 12 to try and make some sense of how he’d gotten to the “grown-up mess” he sings of in another track.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. $15-$24. 602-716-2222, crescentphx.com.