Events Calendar

Ralph White / Papa C. Nathan & Buddy Tom K. / Rail Yard Ghosts / Andy Warpigs / Leonhardt
Jan
18
7:30 pm19:30

Ralph White / Papa C. Nathan & Buddy Tom K. / Rail Yard Ghosts / Andy Warpigs / Leonhardt

Ralph White: Ralph was in a cow-punk band in Austin, Texas in the 90s called The Bad Livers. Now he plays solo music that's equally influenced by Appalachia and West African folk songs. He switches effortlessly between banjo, kalimba, fiddle, and accordion, with songs that have an earthy, psychedelic quality. Listen to Ralph White's new album with Thor Harris (of Swans).

On tour with Papa C. Nathan & Buddy Tom K. Based in Maine, featuring members of Tarpigh, Cerberus Shoal, and (New England) Patriots. 

Local support by...

Andy Warpigs

Leonhardt

Just added: Rail Yard Ghosts

The Internet is Where Everyone Has Gone
Jan
21
7:30 pm19:30

The Internet is Where Everyone Has Gone

//:: Join us_on an interactive journey through the World Wide Web_as we present several manifestations_of the_internet.

//:: These MANIFESTATIONS_are designed to_help us find ourselves. We will_utilize AUDIO // VIDEO // PHYSIO components to bring forth_our #individual truths.

$5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5 to get in.

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T H E_I N T E R N E T_I S_W H E R E_E V E R Y O N E_HAS_GONE
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#theinternetiswhereeveryonehasgone

[[[]]] AUDIO [[[]]]
[] koleżanka [] #pageant
[] ARK [] #landofthenearlydeadandthosewhowait
[] Michael Madrid [] #predictiveprose
[] Corey Dillier [] #remixtheinternet
[] Ben Nandin [] #ICE

[[[]]] PHYSIO / VISUAL [[[]]]
[] Winter Calkins [] #theinternetmanifest
[] Kristen Schneider [] #mothermodem Which of the digital sins do you display most?
[] Ryan Mellor [] #validationportal Why do you spend time on the internet?
[] Rachael LeeAnne Steward [] Can a collective create a persona?

Dear Rabbit / JAM NOW / Nocturnal North / Tommy Lake
Jan
24
7:30 pm19:30

Dear Rabbit / JAM NOW / Nocturnal North / Tommy Lake

Dear Rabbit: From Colorado Springs. Eternally touring and captivating audiences. One of the best performers you'll ever witness! Do not miss!!

"Dear Rabbit (the persona of Rence Liam) abandoned rock 'n' roll altogether. His music could not be separated from his performance, as he assumed the role of a hilarious carnival barker in between his songs, which resembled early 20th-century folk ballads. He plugged a decrepit nylon string guitar into a decrepit amplifier and frequently abandoned the microphone, evoking the scratchy 78 rpm records his music might have originated from. He accompanied himself sometimes with a coronet or a melodica, and stomped his foot hard enough to shake the floor. Dear Rabbit is a singular talent—a rarity we often forget exists in the post-everything world." -Joshua Levine, Tucson Weekly

With locals!...

Nocturnal North

JAM NOW

Tommy Lake

Proscenium Archers improv show
Jan
26
7:00 pm19:00

Proscenium Archers improv show

A night of improv with Proscenium Archers.

Come on down to see some amazing comedy improv and support the Proscenium Archers with their first show of the new year. It will be a fun and interactive experience for the whole family. We hope to see you there!

Only $5.

Vril Veritas / D.S. Yancey / Devil Grass / Brent Miles
Jan
28
7:30 pm19:30

Vril Veritas / D.S. Yancey / Devil Grass / Brent Miles

Vril Veritas: The moniker brain-child of Christopher Sherman, home recordist and former bassist for such acts as Tijuana Hercules (2014-2015), Fruit Bats (2002-2010), Judy Green a.k.a. Wilshire (1999-2011), Figleaf (1994-1997), Fireside Poets (1989-1992), and Toe Jam (1987-1988). Vril Veritas are interested in space, time, human origins, and its condition. They like to sing and play songs on these topics for recordings and live performances.

With support by...

D.S. Yancey

Devil Grass

Brent Miles

Half Man / Sam Howden / Foxx Bodies / Asa Martin / The Darling Sounds / Mooseknuckle Sandwich
Feb
2
7:00 pm19:00

Half Man / Sam Howden / Foxx Bodies / Asa Martin / The Darling Sounds / Mooseknuckle Sandwich

Groundhog's Day. What better time for a show of mini fest proportions, populated by a sweet mix of folksters and/or punks!

Half Man: From Austin, Texas. Solo sounds from Chase of Free Kittens and Bread.

Sam Howden: Also from Austin.

Foxx Bodies: Tucson riot grrl punk.

Asa Martin: Albuquerque folk-punk.

With local rad from...

The Darling Sounds

Mooseknuckle Sandwich

Hieronymus Bogs
Feb
4
7:30 pm19:30

Hieronymus Bogs

Hieronymus Bogs: Rochester, NY's one-man troupe, embracing the ties between music, poetry, and art! The bearded Bogs, garbed in self-fashioned regalia, is known for imparting live shows with poetic recitals, looped sounds, and short vignettes that veer off the stage. Bogs' voice and off-kilter approach to songwriting is reminiscent of artists like George Harrison and Syd Barret while remaining clearly folk-based. Accompanied by subtle banjo, sleigh bell percussion, and his trademark dangling bells, Bogs allows his words and distinct voice to be the focus of his songs, while his recitations and actions remystify what has often in performance become habit.

Locals TBA.

Love Still Rocks
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Love Still Rocks

This Valentine's Day, don't feel alone or jaded because you don't have a partner. Know that love is always all around you, so why not just celebrate that? You are invited to our 70's psychedelic love show!

Dressing up is encouraged and vegan munchies will be available.

7 Artists, $7.00, show starts at 7. You don't want to miss the opening acts for this lineup!

Pro Teens

Desert Rituals

The Gay Boys

John Chanteuse

Metanoia (instrumental psychedelic magic)

The Groucho Marxists (experimental pop)

Derek (singer/songwriter)

Ska: The Bandulus / Steady 45s / Liam and the Ladies / Keith Okie & Rebel Sol / Mr. Incommunicado
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

Ska: The Bandulus / Steady 45s / Liam and the Ladies / Keith Okie & Rebel Sol / Mr. Incommunicado

Ska returns to The Trunk Space! Skabrona Entertainment Presents...

The Bandulus: Austin, Texas ska/reggae/soul with former members of Trenchtown Texans and Los Skarnales.

The Steady 45s: LA traditional ska/rocksteady.

With local love...

Keith Okie & Rebel Sol: Cottonwood reggae goodness.

Liam and the Ladies: Phoenix popcorn ska/2-tone.

Mr. Incommunicado: Phoenix ska/surf/garage.


Friday the 13th Part 4!: Beat Bums / Harrison Hufman / The Blank Waves / Run-On Sunshine / Sage of Seers
Jan
13
7:30 pm19:30

Friday the 13th Part 4!: Beat Bums / Harrison Hufman / The Blank Waves / Run-On Sunshine / Sage of Seers

Another Friday the 13th! Another fun show at The Trunk Space!

Beat Bums: A well-oiled machine with several moving parts, a testament to what technology affords us. Known for his one-man act, Chicago-born, veteran of the Nashville explosion, Oscar Belasco, accompanies himself and “the sometimes many voices” on guitar, sampler, and synthesizers to hypnotic and symphonic effect.

Run-On Sunshine: Heading out on a short, casual California tour.

The Blank Waves

Harrison Hufman: Tape release!

Sage of Seers

Flyer art by Cora Chance!

Flyer art by Cora Chance!

PHX SUX Presents: Night of Neuralgia #3
Jan
12
7:00 pm19:00

PHX SUX Presents: Night of Neuralgia #3

PHX SUX presents another night of noise music!

neuralgia [n(y)o͝oˈraljə] noun: Intense, typically intermittent pain along the course of a nerve, esp. in the head or face.

Featuring some collaborative noise sherpas...

WOLFheart: The mind meld of Gimpheart X WOLFZiE (or maybe GimpZiE?).

Rainbowf•cker: Tempe-based noises trio. For fans of Health, Lightning Bolt, Melt Banana, Hella, etc.

Igloo Martian and friends: Circuit-bent noise and performance artist extraordinaire from Tucson.

Professor Scott Murray: Modular-based ambient space droning.

Lav Andula: Noise future-tech witch-house fusion from Thrillerscope Records.

Kerosene Achieves Truth: Vapor-synth sample sculpturing noise artist.

Live video by Benj Braman of Amethyst Seer.

TV Girl / Poppet / Electrisad / Dent
Jan
7
7:30 pm19:30

TV Girl / Poppet / Electrisad / Dent

TV Girl: On the surface, a sunny, throwback splash of ‘60s French pop and southern California soul. Yet, under that shiny veneer lays a dark heart, beating with sharp wit and cynical alienation, and the music is all the more alluring for it.

On tour with Poppet: The alter ego of California raised musician Molly Raney. Using a keyboard, drum machine, loop pedal, and her own voice, Poppet creates fully orchestrated electro-loop-pop. Weird pop for the post-apocalypse.

With locals Electrisad and Dent.

The Trade Federation: A Play By Andy Boyd, with Jenny Strickland
Dec
28
7:30 pm19:30

The Trade Federation: A Play By Andy Boyd, with Jenny Strickland

The Trade Federation, or, Let's Explore Globalization Through the Star Wars Prequels.
A play by Andy Boyd, with reading directed by Jenny Strickland.

In this play, Andy Boyd is invited to the office of George Lucas to pitch his idea for a new Star Wars film. His idea: a prequel to the prequels that fleshed out the backstory of the Trade Federation. Specifically, Boyd's script clarifies Lucas' original intention that the Trade Federation is a metaphor for the International Monetary Fund. The only problem is, Boyd's screenplay is bad. Really, really bad. OR IS IT? Only you can decide!

This is a play about taking control of the narratives we never asked for, and building a better world through science-fiction.

Ainsworth / Arden Klawitter + The Powerclaps / Justin Moody / Egg Princess / MKLA
Dec
27
7:00 pm19:00

Ainsworth / Arden Klawitter + The Powerclaps / Justin Moody / Egg Princess / MKLA

Ainsworth: From Whittier, California. Teenage angst with a college vocabulary. Latest album, Cage in Search of a Bird, is wonderful! 

Arden Klawitter + The Powerclaps: From Orange County, CA. Has worked largely in conceptual and improvisational frameworks but his debut EP on Pacific Nature Records is Arden Klawitter at his most intimate and honest, striving to write genre-hopping pop songs that bear his soul.

Justin Moody: Say good bye before he moves to Washington!

Egg Princess: Welcome back from Flagstaff!

MKLA: Welcome back to The Trunk Space!

At nueBOX: Cynthia Spencer / "Duality: neither (Here) nor >>>There" / "r u mad ophelia" Abridged
Dec
18
7:00 pm19:00

At nueBOX: Cynthia Spencer / "Duality: neither (Here) nor >>>There" / "r u mad ophelia" Abridged

The Trunk Space/Four Chambers Press/nueBOX present an evening of interdisciplinary performance encompassing sound, media, dance, and theater. At nueBOX, 1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ.

Cynthia Spencer: Olympia, WA-based sound and poetry experimentalist.

Cynthia Spencer is a recent graduate of The Evergreen State College with a focus in text and media arts. Her work considers trauma and entropy through the dissolution of language in performance. Strange, sometimes beautiful, often haunting, her performances evoke a space between poetry and vocally-produced noise, the voice as the raw material of language. She was a co-founder of The Midwest Small Press Festival in Milwaukee, WI and currently co-runs the Convex Mirror Reading Series in Olympia, WA.

With locals...

"Duality: neither (Here) nor >>>There"
Choregraphy: Juan "Coel" Rodriguez
Sound: Tony Obr
Dancers: Brenda Grageda, Jessica Waitz

"Duality: neither (Here) nor >>>There" is a work that explores intentionality as it relates to both empathy and the negotiating, reflective state of self. These themes are explored through a variety of movement sequences, athletic partnering, and minor set design as well as a live musical component. The work's aim is to place the audience in a performative state of transparency, where they not only witness the performance but are also given the opportunity to look through it.

Howl Theatre Project presents "r u mad ophelia" abridged
Written and directed by Chris Danowski
Media design by Boyd Branch

This will be a 15-minute excerpt from the full performance piece. There will be seven performers present: Jamie Haas Hendricks, Ashley Kerin Martinez, Steve Wilcox, Barry Moon, Stephen Matthew Kass, Seth Scott, Bethanne Abramovich, Liana O’Boyle, and Jake Jack Hylton.

Howl Theatre Project was founded in 2014 as a collective of hungry performers answering "an urgent response to an urgent impulse to make noises after dark.” They have performed three new works of original experimental performance in all the best living rooms (and occasionally theatre spaces).

$5 suggested donation

Meet the Sun Listening Party / TOSO / Heavy the Lightweight
Dec
17
7:30 pm19:30

Meet the Sun Listening Party / TOSO / Heavy the Lightweight

Meet the Sun is an experimental folk album with ten tracks ranging from gothic and industrial feels, to spoken word/beats, haunting ballads, and finger-picking folk vibes. "Lost the Plot or Idioms & Allusions for an Unsound Mind, Mad as a March Hare." It features recording and mixing by Scott Mitting, Delaney Moos (Trash Mullet) on banjo, and Andy Warpigs on percussion.

8pm - Heavy the Lightweight: Featuring Nicholas Villa. Smooth grooves.

9pm - TOSO: Experimental grunge-rock psychedelic-punks.

10pm - Meet the Sun record listening session. Come glow in the dark.

There will be copies of a handmade lyric/poetry zine, printed on parchment paper. Zine includes an mp3 download card for the record.

The show will feature visuals by Scott Mitting, interactive activities, and surprises, all hosted by Dadadoh!

OME Preview Show
Dec
16
7:30 pm19:30

OME Preview Show

OME preview show, featuring the OME House Band!

With Datura, a multimedia ensemble made up of Tony Obr, Joe Willie Smith, and John Mitchell.

Nick Jaina / There is Danger / Joe Vito
Dec
12
7:30 pm19:30

Nick Jaina / There is Danger / Joe Vito

Nick Jaina: A musician and writer from Portland, Oregon. He is a co-founder and musical director of the Satellite Ballet and Collective in New York City. He has composed the music for three ballets and three contemporary dances with that group, featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet, Ten Hairy Legs, and Juilliard, performing at the Baryshnikov Center and the Joyce Theater. Their most recent performance led to two sold-out shows at Brooklyn Academy of Music in May 2014. Of that performance, the New York Times wrote, "[The] pure, pungent, earthy music for strings, piano, and percussion... was the most physically bracing part of the night."

With locals...

There is Danger

Joe Vito

La Musa / Michael Gelinas / PinesOfTorrey
Dec
5
7:30 pm19:30

La Musa / Michael Gelinas / PinesOfTorrey

La Musa: Cello + recorder + guitar, improv-based avant-classical trio.

TJ Borden (US cellist) + Diego Muné (Argentinian classical guitarist) + Bernadette Zeilinger (Austrian recordist) = the international, experimental trio first activated in Paris, before spreading across Europe and South America, now arriving on US shores for the very first time.

With locals...

Michael Gelinas: A perfect mix of light and dark, noise and melody.

PinesOfTorrey: Moody, downtempo jazz.

Deep listening encouraged.

Torrey Pines film screening with live score by Clyde Petersen / Zach Burba / Jacob Jaffe
Dec
2
7:30 pm19:30

Torrey Pines film screening with live score by Clyde Petersen / Zach Burba / Jacob Jaffe

Torrey Pines film screening with live score by: Clyde Petersen / Zach Burba / Jacob Jaffe.

What is Torrey Pines About?

Torrey Pines is a stop-motion animated feature film by director Clyde Petersen. Based on a true story, the film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990's.

Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen's life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, twelve-year-old Petersen is taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.

I Don't Understand. Is it a Movie or a Theatrical Piece?

Torrey Pines is both a complete feature film, and a touring theatrical show. The film has a soundtrack produced by Chris Walla, while the live theatrical version has a score performed by the band Your Heart Breaks and special guests, including Kimya Dawson, Lori Goldston, The Beaconettes (an amazing choir from Seattle, Washington), Corey J. Brewer, Chris Looney, and Art Petersen.

Who is Clyde Petersen? What's Their Deal?

Clyde Petersen is a Seattle-based artist, working in film, animation, music, installation, and fabulous spectacle. He is a member of the transgender and queer communities in Seattle. He travels the world with his punk band Your Heart Breaks and hosts a TV show in a small handmade boat in the Washington Park Arboretum. Boating with Clyde features artists from around the world, performing on the waterways of Seattle and can be seen online. Past projects also include the 90-minute multimedia show Gender Failure with Rae Spoon and Ivan Coyote.

His work has been featured around the world at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, SXSW, the Henry Art Gallery, the Walker Art Gallery, Portland State University, Western Washington University, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and many more. His clients include The Thermals, Kimya Dawson, Laura Veirs, Earth, Minor Alps, Quasi, Deerhoof, Sean Nelson, The Portland Cello Project, and Thao with the Get Down Stay Down to name a few. He has been awarded grants for filmmaking from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), The Neddy at Cornish, the City of Seattle, the Artist Trust Innovator Award, the Awesome Foundation, and 4Culture.

Check out the trailer!