…in acknowledgement of a new LP/CD, which is called Inactive Parts, Friday March 3rd 2017: A two-hour set of minimal and sporadic sound via guitar, electronics, cassette, and percussion.
7pm – 9pm (please feel free to "come and go") in the Grace Lutheran Church sanctuary, 1124 N. 3rd Street in Phoenix, AZ. This event is free, but donations can be made to The Trunk Space in observance of their ongoing efforts to provide a space that is welcoming and encouraging towards people of all ages, color, gender, class and “ETC” to be creative and included.
About Inactive Parts: Inactive Parts (as a release) follows a recent series of self-issued long-format CDs and cassette on Torn Light, but was originally a December 2014 installation at The Trunk Space in Phoenix, AZ consisting of paintings, screen printed Xerox pieces, lathe cut 7" records, and two sets of two single-sided acetate LPs which were used for a sound installation that could also function as "instruments" for a live performance.
Two performances occurred: 12/05/14 (the opening reception, duration: 4 hours), 12/20/14 (for the Gilgongo Records 10-year anniversary event with Sissy Spacek, Stephen Steinbrink, Cherie Cherie, and Maniac Cop (Mallevs), duration: approx. 30 minutes). Inactive Parts originally appeared as “New Material," an hour-long piece that aired on Ricardo Wang’s “What’s This Called?” on KPSU in Portland, OR in August 2014. The content of that program, the acetate version, and this final edition are all slightly different from one another. LP (edition of 450) includes three prints and two postcards from the installation, CD/digital edition includes "Inactive Portion," a 7" lathe that was part of the installation as well.
Jim and Sam: Beginning November 3rd 2016, Los Angeles-based duo Jim and Sam embarked on The Anywhere Everyday Tour where they are playing one show every day for a year. Yes, every day. Yes, for a year. Yes, no days off! This is not your average tour. Jim and Sam will play everything from traditional music venues to comedy shows, nonprofits, TV shows, private parties, schools, Alamos, factories, under the stars, across the blue ocean, and anywhere in between.
trunkweed: From Baltimore. Began in the summer of 2014 as a collection of bedroom recordings by singer/guitarist Brady Kelly. The lo-fi album sparked enough local attention for the project to require a gigging band, so Kelly decided to recruit college buddies, Tucker Neil and Kyle Phass, to take his music on the road.
trunkweed quickly garnered a reputation in the Baltimore/DC area as the kind of band you had to experience live. Baltimore’s City Paper named trunkweed “2015’s Best Live Band of Baltimore” and included them on their “Top 10 Albums of 2015” list.
It's festival season, and that means a million amazing bands are passing through Phoenix! It just so happens that five of Small Talk Collective's favorite DIY touring bands are coming through on the same day, so they decided to throw a mini fest with the help of Aaron Ponzo and The Trunk Space!
Diners: Needs no introduction, we all love them ♥
Southtowne Lanes: Emo Rock from Eugene, OR.
Hemingway: Very cool Portland emo band.
Narrowed: Las Vegas Skramsy tastiness on tour with Southtowne!
Stocksmile: Formerly known as Bobby Meader Music. More tour dates under their belt than anyone.
Panoramic: Socal emo on tour with Hemingway.
The Expos: Local sweethearts.
Adult Feelings: Four kids looking for love in all the wrong places.
The living Receiver: A wall of sound that will keep you stickin' around.
Show will be ten dollars with all proceeds going to The Trunk Space and the five touring bands! Lets have some fun!
Join us in the Grace Lutheran Church Sanctuary for a special show with...
This Saxophone Kills Fascists: Arrington de Dionyso from Old Time Relijun and Malaikat dan Singa presents a contemporary iteration of spiritual free jazz in a politicized context - abstraction in music as a form of protest. He is traveling with a variety of instruments including saxophones, clarinets, Aztec and Indonesian flutes, and the PVC bromiophone that he invented.
Whitman: From LA, on Folktale Records. Christopher Payne, who has performed as Whitman since 2002, specializes in the punctured and confrontational. Though his records specialize in noise-folk emotional polarity, live is when Whitman is his most vulnerable, alternating between unnerving quiet and unflinching hysteria.
This is Whitman's final tour and final show in Phoenix!
Hand Habits: The project of guitarist and singer-songwriter Meg Duffy. She spent two years touring and recording with Kevin Morby and Seattle’s Mega Bog, but now she’s stepping out on her own, with her debut full-length Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void).
Tracked in a living room in her upstate New York hometown and finished in her current home in Los Angeles, the LP’s 13 tracks exude a deep, comforting warmth, the kind of warmth that seeps right into your bones. “Wildly Idle feels incredibly intimate, like a secret between her and the listener,” as Kevin Morby writes in the press release that accompanies the album announcement. “It hits soft, like warm water, and before you know it it is all around you — a bath, and Meg’s whisper has made its way inside you.”
That’s the kind of florid description that sounds like empty hyperbole, but one listen to first single “All The While” is more than enough to prove it. A wistful reverie of meandering guitar that ebbs and flows under Duffy’s unaffected vocals, it manages the neat trick of rocking out without ever breaking a sweat, and you can hear it below.
Mega Bog: From Seattle/NYC. "..like partying under the only willow tree in the desert." - Pitchfork
Presented by Select.
Jackson Boone & The Ocean Ghosts: Jackson Boone is a songwriter who quietly emerged from the misty magic of Portland, Oregon in late 2013.
His music has been featured by KEXP, Stereogum, Impose Magazine, and other publications. With his five-piece live band, The Ocean Ghosts, he has performed at festivals like SXSW, Treefort Music Festival, Pickathon, and the CMJ Music Marathon, as well as venues across the country.
In 2016, Jackson Boone and The Ocean Ghosts returned to the Oregon coast to track their third full-length studio album, Organic Light Factory.
More locals TBA.
Terror Pigeon!: Inspirational dance-pop costume extravaganza! On David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label. Presenting something new on this tour: Terror Pigeon Surround Sound Lay Down. It's a set of mostly brand new Terror Pigeon music performed for an audience that is lying on the ground. The music is performed in hexaphonic sound, with a speaker in each corner and a subwoofer on each side of the audience all operating independently, creating a lush, serene, and, for brief moments, punishing soundscape. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows, foam, thermarests, and big stuffed animals to the show for their comfort. Air mattresses cannot be accommodated for spatial and sonic reasons.
On tour with Curt Oren: A saxophonist without a home who loves his friends too much for his own good.
Two pals on tour together from St. Louis!
Googolplexia: With his electric banjo and ukulele, accordion and trombone kazoo, Robert Severson has crafted Googolplexia into a one-man outsider vaudeville. Severson stomps, claps, and gurgles into the disparate, cobwebbed corners of American music and sometimes beyond. Expect screwball theatrics at their most hand-embroidered.
Matt Harnish's Pink Guitar: Member of indie pop legends, Bunnygrunt!
CJ Melton: Who knows what he'll do!
Anna Michael: Super acoustic tunes!
Watchable Wildlife: Warped-deconstructed Casio drones. With special guest Jason Kron from Hug of War!
Hattie Jean Hayes
Kill Your TV
Hey, you're pretty nice! in fact you're too nice! You couldn't turn anyone down for prom!!! Now, looks like you have 5 prom dates!!! but fortunately for you, I got this whole thing planned out!!! Do you have your ticket though?? It's $6!!! (If you dress in prom attire, you get in for $3.) Okay but the plan!
First, you'll pick up your 1st date, Cesar Ruiz. You rented a limo, right? if not, please do so! You'll both drive to prom, talk, look deep into his eyes, maybe share a kiss. You'll arrive at prom, hang out a little out of sight of everyone, after 10 minutes of hanging with him you'll say, "Would you like some punch?" Cesar being the giant punch fan will agree, at this point you should sneak off to your next date!
You gotta make sure your next date Banny Grove knows you are going to be late. Banny is really nice, from California, been your crush since the 7th grade, and she will understand you being late. Meet her on the dance floor, dance to a few songs, laugh, love, then say you gotta use the bathroom and run off. You may cry 'cause you have to leave her, but you got more dates to attend to!
Your next date, The Darling Sounds, will meet you at the picture booth. You may think to yourself, "How'd I get a date with these alien-obsessed lovers?" and I don't think anyone knows. But honestly as weird as they are, you kinda like it, so you stick around for a bit, maybe kiss, talk, yada yada yada. After a bit, ask if they wanna go star gaze, they'll agree. Say you need to go to the bathroom but you'll meet them there. And now it's off to the next date!
Hmmmmm, the mystery date, this date will be hiding behind the bleachers, and only talk about lizards, they're pretty weird, leave immediately to your next date.
Your final date, The Expos, is the sensitive bad boy of the bunch. They will be so upset if you leave, but act like they won't. Dance with them for a few songs, hold hands, maybe share some seltzer. And then wow prom's over. Take Them to your limo and give them a ride home.
There's an off chance that all your dates will see you with someone else, and if that happens, I'll let you bring my guitar and you can shred your way out, but let's hope that doesn't happen.
The Walters: From Chicago. Hunks making hits since 2014.
Summer Salt: From Austin, Texas. With influences of bossa nova and oldies, they create the perfect soundtrack for chillaxin’ by the pool. Matt has the voice of an angel, Eugene has that in-the-pocket drummin', and Phil’s bass is funny.
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.
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Terminal 11: Manic sound acrobatics, audio-abuse, crazy samples, and drum machines.
Solypsis : Ambient industrial rhythmic noise producer featured in Denver's dozen best experimental bands of 2016 (#8 if you gotta know).
Fugly Chuds: Dark digital rage and snarling cave creatures.
Inflexion: IDM-inspired drone tech house artist.
Acid Trash: Experimental noise act returns from hiatus.
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!
Metanoia (instrumental psychedelic magic)
The Groucho Marxists (experimental pop)
Out of System Transfer: NYC's gonzo anti-folk punk rock radical leftist hootenanny! Their funny and fierce tunes blend the rage of Reagan-era punks like Dead Kennedys and Mojo Nixon with the rootsy feel and harmonies of acts like the Carter Family and Pete Seeger.
Presented by Folk-Punk Phoenix & AZ.
The first in a recurring series: Sound + Movement at the Trunk Space. Duos comprised of one movement artist and one sound artist, communicating, growing and sharing with each other through performance.
Artists presenting: Raji Ganesan, David Hjelmstad, Allyson Yoder, Bobby Brown, X-Savior Thomas, and more.
Interested in performing in future presentations? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Honey Danger and the I 10 Shooters: Folksters, nicer than the name implies.
Trash Mullet: Outlaw folk-nasty.
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...
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...
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
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 Winter Calkins  #theinternetmanifest
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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).
Local support by...
Just added: Rail Yard Ghosts
The YabYum annual awards kick off on January 1st, and they're celebrating on January 14th at The Trunk Space! With performances by...
Hosted by Hotrock Supajoint!
All ages and free!!
Award winners will be notified and trophies can be picked up at The Trunk Space on January 14th.
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.
Harrison Hufman: Tape release!
PHX SUX presents another night of noise music!
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Featuring some collaborative noise sherpas...
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.