Curt Oren: Experimental saxophonist without a home who loves his friends too much for his own good. He is usually on tour with his kitchenaid in tow, baking cookies for every show.
Steve Jansen: Originally from Phoenix, a Texas-based experimentalist whose musical pursuits focus on tape manipulation, alto saxophone, and electric guitar.
CJ Melton: Known for doing the unexpected.
Seth Kasselman: Founding member of Warm Climate. Kasselman straddles the line between modern composition and fierce improvisation.
Every go to one of those shows where you see a bunch of bands playing the same style of music? Ever feel like most shows are like that and it's getting dull? This show should be the cure for what ails you!
Glasir: From Dallas. Post-rock!
Fifty-Five Lions: One man and his guitar and awesome songs!
Glencove: Mesa emo revivalists.
Zero Degrees North: New valley teen rock sensations.
Mischief Brew: In June of 2000, after spending four years screaming in a punk band called The Orphans, Erik Petersen confined himself to a basement with an acoustic guitar, a rickety drum kit, a mandolin, and a four-track to stir a bunch of ideas together into a stew of songs. Since then, Mischief Brew has grown to include several more humans, a few pug dogs, a lot more volume, and a bunch of pots and pans to bang on. It’s not unusual to see members scavenging around for scraps of metal and pieces of wood before a show, to use as percussion for a live set. And it might be the only punk rock band to feature a vibraharp. The albums, meanwhile, have labeled the band as everything from “Gypsy-Punk” to “Pirate-Swing” to “Anarcho-Circus-Music” (all and none of these). Their latest is being released on Alternative Tentacles.
Ramshackle Glory: Post-folk punk band from Tucson with a revolving cast, fronted by Pat the Bunny!
Travis James & The Acrimonious Assembly Of Arsonists: Psychotic folk-punk.
Black Mountain Moonshine: Folk punkgrass.
The Linecutters: Suburban thrash ska-punk.
To honor of our pharoah queen in association with Lux Social Club and also streaming on valleylive.tk.
Zine release by Sonia Bambina, Noah Anderson, Logan Saether, Solomon Bobinac, Victoria Bee, Will Neibergall, and Alley Somers.
Visual support by Clayton Ross, Steven Wesolowski, and Ferdinand Tito.
Everymen: Folk-punk from Lake Worth, Florida. In their own words: "We are a dysfunctional family that come from different backgrounds, with different stories to tell. Our music comes from personal experiences, from the changes that start at home, our community, and what we know of this world. Our struggles, our memories, good times, bad times, growth, anything that sparks a feeling worth singing about. We play rowdy shows, with a lot of emotion. Our shows are fun, and we want everyone to have as much fun as we do on stage. Without you, there is no us…."
Ghost Mice: Legendary folk-punks from Bloomington, IN! "We started Ghost Mice in 2002 because we were tired of being restricted. We were tired of having to travel in big vans and depend on amps, PA systems and electricity. With Ghost Mice we can travel very light and we need nothing to play. We often play in back yards or on the street corner in front of the venue."
Buzzmutt: Noisy psych-punk from San Francisco. They recorded with Mars Volta member “Ikey” Owens.
Dogbreth: Back from tour show!
Jessie Williams: Country-folk-punk all-star.
This Frontier Needs Heroes: Alt-folk duo Brad and Jessica Lauretti from Brooklyn, NY. Listening to their music is like having Brad and Jessica play in your backyard while the sun comes up. With their powerful delivery and delicate harmonies, their music is full of idealistic lyrical stories of love, loss, and longing for a better world.
Their latest album, Hooky, recorded in the summer of 2012 on 2 inch analog tape at Dr. Dog’s studio in Philadelphia with the help of Loveland Recording’s Nathan Sabatino, was made with the contribution of a full band, making Hooky their most richly realized and, yes, hookiest album to date. It evokes the full complexity of the human experience while it shines and shimmers like the sun off of those end of summer waves. “Their music ranges from simply arranged, heartbreaking ballads to raucous foot-tappers, complete with rambling electric guitar solos and handclaps...both call to mind vast and often desolate American landscapes.” - All Songs Considered
Echo Beds: From Denver. They craft a caterwaul of contact-mic'd oil drums, broken cymbals, battered basses, unrecognizable tape loops, and dilapidated voices with the expressed intention of volume as therapy and put through the grinder of the self-practiced D.I.Y. ethos. The end result is a liberating exorcism of social commentary vs political agenda.
Burning: Industrial synth from Minneapolis.
Fake Snake: Members of Melted Cassettes.
Oblivion Portal: Members of 30XX, Battalion Slaughtered.
Mouthful of Snow: From Temecula, CA. Started in 2006, Mouthful of Snow began as the brainchild of one Kyle Napalan, who when a high school sophomore became an avid creator of music and art. After several member changes, dozens of shows, and recording various demos, they released their first full length, The Truth Hurts, But You Would Still Like To Hear It in spring of 2010 and are steadily working on their next release, EPHEMERA.
KIDS: From San Diego. Their music's a full-on assault of energy, life, and angst.
Tyler Broderick: Presenting "A Quest for the Pebble."
A show to spotlight emerging artists from the Phoenix Conservatory of Music's City Music program!
City Music is a no-cost contemporary music education program designed by the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Berklee partners with grassroots non-profit organizations like the Phoenix Conservatory of Music (PCM) to bring contemporary music education to youth in urban communities. Original music, solos, bands, small combos. Come check out some homegrown Phoenix talent!
Worriers: A melodic punk collective from Brooklyn, centered around the songwriting of the former vocalist/guitarist of The Measure, Lauren Denitzio. Also featuring Mikey from The Ergs. They have records out on Don Giovanni, No Idea, and Yo-Yo.
Caves: From Bristol, UK. "...very quietly put out one of the best records of 2013. Betterment featured a perfect male/female vocalist mix that hit the punk noise equilibrium just right. Plus, the album’s opening line “I don’t care, I don’t care, go fuck yourself” is how every single album in the history of albums should open." - Noisey
Better Dead: Melodic politi-punx.
Detached Objects: Garage-punk with members of Rumspringer and Soft Shoulder.
Hot Nerds: From San Diego. On their new release on Three One G, Strategically Placed Bananas, Nathan Joyner and Alia Jyawook only partially embrace the half-serious dance punk anti-aesthetic that marked earlier efforts. Now a trio, Hot Nerds have built up their wheelhouse to include more brutal, tightly wound bursts of digital skronk made whole by raw, close-mic’d drums—courtesy of third Nerd Thomas O’Connell— but as always marked by Joyner’s decimated guitar tones and Jyawook’s wide-open fuzzy synths.
More locals TBA.
It's the middle of the week, but that doesn't matter...it's almost summer! Every day's like a holiday!
Hair Cult: Denver rainbow punks! Lo-fi fun!
TK and the Irresistibles: Celebrating three years of magical musical mayhem!
Dreg: New 1-man band featuring 1 of Leftovers!
SneakyVille: They debuted at 4am at The Indie 500, and the world woke up to take notice!
Expiration Date: Energetic teen punks!
My Education: Instrumental post-rock from Austin. Since forming in 1999, the band's membership has expanded and contracted while the sonic landscapes have grown with each release. Recordings have been remixed by members of bands Kinski, Pelican, the Red Sparowes, and Dalek. My Education have toured the US and Europe since 2001, including tours with both Maserati and the Red Sparowes.
Kristeen Young: Originally from St. Louis, Young began playing piano as a teenager. She has released seven studio albums. Her latest, The Knife Shift, was recorded with Dave Grohl who played various instruments on it, including drums, piano, guitars and bass. Young has also sung with several artists including David Bowie and Morrissey.
Fea: From San Antonio, on Blackheart Records. Members of Girl in a Coma!
Iji: On tour from Seattle. Pure windy beach pop. Zach Burba started iji years ago back when he was living here in Arizona. He kept the name, moved to Seattle, and has changed (and improved) his sound with every release. After years and albums of unique home recordings, the latest LP, Whatever Will Happen, was recorded at Phil Elvrum's studio, The Unknown, and will be released on Team Love Records. Zach's an original, a master of the moment, and a tall bottle of TopoChico Mineral Water.
Dog Party: From Sacramento. Although both are still in high school, sisters Lucy and Gwendolyn Giles have been playing music together since the insanely young ages of 6 and 9, respectively. They create music with tons of harmonies that make these teen sisters sound like they’ve been touring for years. In fact, they’ve been turning heads in their hometown for some time, have already toured Europe last year, and recently put the finishing touches on Lost Control, their forthcoming album for Asian Man Records.
CJ Boyd: Back for another visit to The Trunk Space on his infini-tour! Uses bass, voice, and loops to try and stop time. Oceans of sound become naked, lonely melodies that become something not yet determined. Since March 2008, this low-end vagabond has been on a perpetual tour throughout North America and Europe.
He frequently improvises with musicians from all over the place, and has recorded with Sandro Perri, Chris Schlarb, DMA, Danny Grody, and many others. In addition, CJ runs the music label Obsolete Media Objects.
Run-On Sunshine: Broken-hearted lyrics and half-broken keyboards/percussion.
Admiral Albuquerque: Sailing the seas of mile-high noise.
Enigma Machine: Glossy, gritty lo-fi synth music from one of The Blank Waves.
Got-the-Bends: Mostly improvised, sometimes drone, sometimes noise, ready to jam!
DINO-PROV: Robot Destroyers from Planet Earth is so excited about improv that they just can't wait until the weekend! Every 4th Wednesday, they deliver quite the extravaganza to downtown Phoenix with special exrta-super-dippy-trippy guest troupe each month! Then *you* can play in Jam Jam (submit your name and improv jam format idea before the show)!
Angelo spencer et les Hauts Sommets: From Olympia, WA, on K Records. Angelo was born in Brittany and grew up in the French Alps where he learned to ski at the age of two. At the age of four his life took a twisted turn for the best upon hearing the soundtrack for the film The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. A music lover was born.
After playing in a handful of bands (including the Best/Worst band name ever "Johnny Cash is Dead"), Angelo Spencer moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 where he began playing as a one-man band. He has since toured and recorded with a variety of backing bands.
His latest release, Love in the Morning, comes out on June 23. With the help of old friends and amazing musicians Luc Detraz (Imperial Tiger Orchestra) and Karol Skonitcki (Super Fedor), it's a short, precise, and undeniably groovy love affair! With re-purposed autotune and raw, uncompressed sound recorded by Djan (the man behind the Larsen Records sound), the album is minimal yet so full...made for dancing!
Presented by Umbrella Records. With music by...
Hands Up Eyes Shut
Black Air: Josh Bennett + Electronics
And local artists Danielle Atkinson, Liz Brice-Heames, Laura Marks, Greg Lloyd.
Interior design by Sarah Radovic.
This show's going to the dogs!!!
Pupppy: What began as a solo project in 2013 for singer-songwriter Will Rutledge developed into Pupppy, the Purchase, NY quartet lead by Rutledge (vocals, guitar), joined by Sam Skinner on guitar, Victor Massari on drums, and Nick Hasko on bass. Pupppy puts all their cards on the table in the form of nine charming pop songs on the band’s debut, Shit In The Apple Pie on Father/Daughter Records: songs that hark to personal and engaging memories of feeling dumb, puking at the MoMA, and all the unforgettably humiliating moments where something we don't like slaps us back into reality.
O-Face: Jangling, popping rock from Washington/New York States.
Canids: One man and his canine dreams.
The Smiling Faces: Recently enhanced with bassist, better than ever!
Dog Congress: New pups on the block!
The Black Watch: From LA, playing as an acoustic duo on this tour. They've been called "a national treasure" with "17+ CDs of remarkable consistency." From a review of their 2011 release, Led Zeppelin Five: "It is the simple beauty of their shimmering pop songs—a marvelous confection that harks back to mid-period Beatles, the Soft Boys, and a sort of west coast Yo La Tengo."
Raquel Bell: Based in Gholson, TX, and touring to celebrate the release of her first solo ablum. For the past twelve years, Bell has performed in and toured with bands. She's the co-founder of MESIKO and the vocalist and midi percussionist for the art-noise pilgrims, Normal Love. Jessica Pavone and Raquel Bell both received New Music America grants for their playing in Normal Love and together formed the offshoot, Dark Tips.
In addition to playing in bands, Bell has performed in contemporary opera and has also made numerous compositions for art installations around the country. In May, Bell will be the artist in residence at The Museum of Human Achievement in Austin and will create individual hand-cut vinyl 7" singles with original artwork that will be available at the shows.
Bell's solo music is a mixture of country, folk, punk, and sci-fi played on organ and guitar.
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. His newest album, Restoring Darkness, best captures this live anxiety through deflated instrumentation, stark guitar, and desolate rooms. The numerous contributors to Restoring Darkness include Corey Fogel (drums - EMA), Henry Barnes (electronics – Amps for Christ), Ezra Buchla (viola – Chelsea Wolfe, Gowns), and Sean Bonnette (vocals – Andrew Jackson Jihad), attaching greater appendages to the organism.
Run-On Sunshine - tour kickoff! / Miss Massive Snowflake / Off the Horizon / Alli Gato / Egg Princess
Run-On Sunshine - Kicking off the 11+ week "Feline Thesis Defense Tour!" Making music as Run-On Sunshine is like forever being a senior in college: cramming to write new songs, on the precipice of some new phase of life. The eternal sunshine of the feline mind is going to spread all over scores of states and one province. It starts at The Trunk Space! Joined by...
Miss Massive Snowflake - A perennial tour warrior himself, sometimes joined by a band, often just solo, always brilliant songwriting and engaging performances.
Off the Horizon: One of the best new rock bands to hit the valley this past year!
Alli Gato: Wonderful story-telling songs!
Egg Princess: Jelena Gonzalez and her new band!
Oh, Rose: From Olympia, WA. They've recorded at Dub Narcotic Studios. Their new release due out in June...stay tuned here for a link!
"Wandering between shivering vibratos and dreamy swoons, Oh, Rose will shake your bones. The vocals can lift you away in hypnosis, as easily as they can command your attention...Oh, Rose is about feeling and living, and embraces the passions of life in the most human way. The band is always looking forward. The melodic drone of the guitar alongside the primal beat of the drums creates a transfixing canvas for the vocal melody to paint over. Rose’s voice is undeniably heavenly." - The Cooperpoint Journal.
Anthony Ruptak: From Denver. "Ruptak performs with raw, wild soul. His raspy voice channels a sound beyond his years, like a railroad bluesman trapped in a mountaineer's heart." - Luke Redfield
"His songs are like combines. Upon ignition the teeth and the gears begin churning and he just throttles it out and into the open – tearing up the fields...leaving the earth bare and naked and ashamed, but somehow grateful." - The Denver Syntax
Best Dog Award: From Tucson. A lovable, fuzzy, surf-ish rock three-piece with driving progressions and perfectly matched tones. The band conveys the complex landscape of their music with apparent ease in a light, resonant, and enjoyable way. With such an honest sound and endearing charisma, Best Dog Award finds their way into your heart through your ears--so quickly, in fact, that you may not even notice they're there so comfortably until they offer you some Pizza Rolls and hand you the N64 controller telling you it's your turn. They paint murals with their music like how Jackson Pollock might approach a canvas. Some strokes seem meticulous, others frivolous; some violent, and others almost invisibly gentle. Throughout, BDA's candid delivery is true to the art of creativity, a true delight to see and experience live.
Palberta - On tour from NY! This is what they say: "We love to rock and roll! We also love food! Music is the greatest!"
This is what someone else said about them: "Their music made me wonder about what it would be like if the whole landscape of popular music looked completely different. What if the Beatles never made it big? What if 'The Shaggs Anthology' was a six part TV series in the 90s?...Watching Palberta is sort of like watching incredibly imaginative children paint in another dimension. What's striking isn't so much any youthful naivety (I'm sure they know exactly what they're doing) as it is a total abandon and foreign approach to their craft." - The Media.
Joining them for this fun-filled night are locals...
Sarah Donner: Indie folk-pop star who has embraced the catlady inside her with powerful vocals, zippy guitar, and a candid stage presence. "With Pride" was nominated for Best Alternative Song at by the OutMusic Awards. Her quirky The Irrigation Song music video landed her a featured slot guest on NPR's You Bet Your Garden. She was also chosen as a regional finalist in the 2010 Mountain Stage New Song contest. In 2009, Sarah was a New Folk finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival.
She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College. After stretching her legs with musical theatre, she picked up a guitar, abandoned her classical roots, and started rocking out (with fantastic breath support). Her cold New England heart was transplanted to New Jersey where she fosters kittens when not on tour.
Dinosaur Love: Songs about dinosaurs!
Hosted by Tommy Cannon!
Dérive - In their own words: "Dérive is the name used by a group of musicians spread across Western Massachusetts. We formed in late 2011/early 2012 and as of August 2014 we’ve played more than 110 shows in over 30 states and have used a lot of local shows to raise money for various charities. To my knowledge all of those shows have been all ages. We put out a full-length album and some other recordings too. We distribute an open submission arts zine and record a discussion based podcast. We also furnish an annual scholarship for entering college students. We like to scream and dance and play things like accordion and trombone and loud noisy fun punk music."
More bands TBA.
Free Kittens & Bread: Founded as an acoustic solo project in the small town of Princeton, TX inside Chase Spruiell’s unairconditioned shed. After recording Recluse (2013) in the heart of summer, he moved to Austin where the full band took a formal shape including bass, guitar, drums, and the occasional trumpet. Every show produces high energy punk music mingled with the heart of old folk tunes.
Following the tail end of their Recluse tour, the band released their EP Puppet (2014), recorded at Audioconfusion here in The Valley! The record was met with reviews as “an infectious toe tapping head bobber,” and a “punky folk country mashup that’s hard to beat” (Aimless Skylarking).
Days N' Daze: Coming back from Texas with their folk-punk ruckus, and they're bringing with them...
Night Gaunts: Party-punk ska/hip hop, all the way from New Zealand!
The Haymarket Squares: Punkgrass for the people!
Travis James & The Acrimonious Assembly Of Arsonists: Unsafe punk.
Sad Boy Trumpet Club: It's all in the name.
One of The Trunk Space's most beloved volunteers is moving away, so we're giving her a big send off! Featuring:
Language Barrier: Sadcore piano punk! Listened to too much American Football as a teenager. Let's cry together.
Crayola Daydream: Surprise new project, featuring members of post-punk heartthrobs Instructions. They won't be playing Instructions songs but you should listen to them anyway.
La Cerca: From Tucson. This will be their Phoenix CD release show! La Cerca have taken many stylistic detours over the years, but their latest, Sunrise for Everyone, is where they bring all their disparate strands together. Daydream Nation-esque maelstroms of expressionist guitar, expressive lyrics abstracted and refracted, pulled together with unforgettable pop hooks into a rock ‘n’ roll body. Fronted by Andrew Gardner, symphonically arranged with a multitude of players, recorded and mixed at Tucson’s esteemed Waterworks Studios (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, RL Burnside, Sonic Youth), the result is an abundance of instant classics that range from sunny blue-eyed soul had Galaxie 500 performed it to indie rock’s early ‘90s golden-age of reclaiming traditional rock ‘n’ roll styles to instrumental typhoons full of exaltation and destruction found in the wildest free jazz.
de’Lunula Screeners: A night of film. We're doing it again and this time, it's going to hurt to close your eyes after awhile.
We're doing it again and this time, it's going to hurt to close your eyes after awhile. Two hours of weird, bizarre, funny, terrible, disturbing videos by:
Submissions are now closed. We got over 100 submissions from all over the country. Thanks everyone!
Howardian - Ian from Japanther! / Ben Katzman's DeGreaser / Red Tank! / Andy Warpigs / Captain Samurai
Howardian - Ian from Japanther! From Olympia, WA, rocking out with that fuzzed out steez and fully-loaded riffage Japanther is known for, but this time the non-stop adhrenaline rush is traded in for a more mellow cruise down the coast towards the corner of Chill Hard and Hang Tight. "True story: Nobody in the history of North America has ever said no to two minutes of lo-fi, high-energy, distortion-soaked garage rock. That's what Howardian, solo side project of Japanther co-founder Ian Vanek, has provided here with the delectable "Be Fruitful," the first blast from the upcoming Land of the Low Tides LP. The album is Vanek's first full-length as Howardian, and if it's all this sweetly scuzzy, it'll be one to keep an eye on for in the New Year." - Spin
Ben Katzman's DeGreaser - BUFU Records’ Bad-Boi-in-Chief Ben Katzman shares his pure love of shredding with DeGreaser. Christened by his love for the rok gods KISS and Van Halen – DeGreaser shreds through Ben Katzman’s life experiences – like a modern day version of American Graffiti.
Jorge Arana Trio: Avant-rock group from Kansas City, MO. Formed early 2011, it features members of the defunct immigrant-son/noise-rock band Pixel Panda. JAT released their debut album 'Mapache' 10/26/12, an urgent and dark convergence of rock, jazz, noise, classical, horror, video game, free-form, punk, and incidental musics. 11/05/13 marked the release of a 7" split with experimental-rock group Ambulants, featuring the trio's first collaboration with violinist Chaski Zapata-Dye. The new ep 'Oso' was released 07/22/14 on 12" vinyl from Haymaker Records. With origins stemming pre-trio, Oso carries with it doses of nostalgia, surf rock, horror film sounds, and the persistence of sophisticated perplexity.
"On the whole, it feels more raw than The Mars Volta ever did, making me to feel like I was listening to some kind of unholy offspring of At The Drive-In and John Coltrane."
Kithkin: From Seattle. A tribe of Cascadian treepunks out to spread the hidden knowledge of the forests. Through its rituals and performances, Kithkin hopes to confront crowds about the impending "end of things" through witchee rhythms and chaotic sorcery.
"There is no one like Kithkin, I’m not even sure who you could compare them to, or what box would be most appropriate to label them under. Rock is spilled all over these songs, but punk mentality and aggression permeate as well, large group chants, and quaking drums, deliver a uniquely northwest tribal experience. I don’t think Kithkin could happen anywhere else, and if they did, the lack of our organic and naturalistic sensibilities would diminish the immense power in what you hear." - secretly-important.com
Vaadat Charigim - From Tel Aviv, Israel, on Burger Records. "It's handy enough to think of Vadaat Charigim as the 'Israeli shoegaze band,' but that's also unfairly reductive. Sure, there are bendy guitars and walls of fuzz — just listen to their debut album The World Is Well Lost below — but you'll also find the springy sound of Slumberland Records, and the vocal swoon of Morrissey mixed up with the punk-punk'ed hum of Ian Curtis." - Spin
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Muyassar Kurdi - "Multi-instrumentalist Muyassar Kurdi flits across the Chicago scene as a benevolent fixture of DIY shows, informal house jams, and magick rituals, glimpsed in the corner of a dim room swaying under a veil to the rhythms pouring from the PA. Her own solo output under her given name and the Humminbird moniker spans a wide range of drone, noise, and ambient experimentation, animated by her keening vocal delivery and the tones of her autoharp processed into sheets of reverbed caterwaul. Her irregular tunings and heavy effects manipulation render the autoharp an atonal self-accompanist, possessed of fine-grain details and a mix-consuming dynamic range that fixes our attention somewhere between claustrophobic discomfort and liberation. Kurdi’s voice escapes in a theatrical bellow that evokes Diamanda Galás’s plague mass invocations as it floats over the din in clear and ringing tones." - Tiny Mix Tapes
Seth Kasselman: Tape-delayed clarinet and other variations.
James Fella: Refined and varied sounds for refined and varied ears.
A0n: Noisy, rattling analogue electronics.
Shana Falana - An experimental dream-pop band emerging from New York’s drone/psych scene. Combining live looping of reverb-drenched vocals and guitar with tribal drums and stunning visual projections, Shana’s live experience has often been described as transcendental. “The most entrancing modern psychedelic pop now being made” - Chronogram Magazine (NY). Her debut LP Set Your Lightning Fire Free will be released on Team Love Records April 7.
Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel / Cosmonauts / Playboy Manbaby / The Thin Bloods / Molly & the Molluscs
Great all-local lineup!
Shrink: Acoustic/piano-vocals. Raw, exposed, heartfelt, and vulnerable.
I.Am.Hologram: A one-man jam band conceived by Richard Nihil, an expressive vocalist as well as an explosive acoustic guitar player, who employs the use of his feet to perform a synthesizer and a drum machine simultaneously.
Andy Warpigs: Redefining folk-punk!
Inhalants: From Portland with AZ roots. Bassist/vocalist from BARR, Honduran, Ponies, etc. playing solo bass with Alesis HR-16 drum machine and Boss 303 sampling station. Shreddy, poppy, heavy, fun.
Hermanitos: From Tucson. Maximum rock action featuring members of Feel Free/Ponies, Last of the Juanitas, and Happiness Machine.
The Harrison Hufman Experience: Formerly Butter Knifes...with a new lifestyle, and one more member!
The Christian Family: Dynamite new duo with Ann from Cherie Cherie and Daniel from Freaks of Nature.
Candy Lee: An award winning, "golden voiced" singer/songwriter who combines her love for folk, jazz, and indie music to create her own original style. Her voice is timeless, entrancing, and ethereal, with smart, creative lyrics and sweet, catchy melodies.
"Candy Lee’s voice changes tone and pitch from song to song; the voice services the song, rather than the other way around...In practice, her voice sounds very much like the Casady sisters, aka Coco Rosie; this comes through on the opening track, “Blues Skies”. At others, like on “Experiences”, it’s more reminiscent of Cranberries singer Delores O’Riordan. It doesn’t sound derivative, but more like a set of certain sonic tools employed in service of the songs." — Shelton Hull, Folio Weekly
Great local songwriters, too!...
Alex Hamel (from Off the Horizon)
Noisy-Go-Round #1: Hell Garbage / I Will Guillotine Your Chihuahua / Hi, My Name is Ryan / Watchable Wildlife / Jon Heredia
Noisy-Go-Round Episode 1: Lots of acts set up in a circle. One plays a set of 15 minutes or less, then we merge right into the next act's set. No breaks, just noise! With...
Hell Garbage: From Lakeland, Florida. On his way to the Denver Noise Fest! "Hell Garbage is mental." - Steve Jansen..."Blew me away; especially the part with the cat toy." - Mullarkey
Hi, My Name is Ryan: He put Phoenix on the map! Who knows what he has in store this time?
I Will Guillotine Your Chihuahua: The sound of Avondale. Made by a man called Skunk Carcass!
Watchable Wildlife: Twee drone/noise from member of Run-On Sunshine/Cats in a Bowl/Monster Pussy/Teen Planet. First show!
Jon Heredia: First Trunk Space appearance was around 3:30 AM first night at The Indie 500. He's ready for prime time!
Fathers Day - Album Release! / The Freaks of Nature / Dinosaur Love / Big Vinny and the Cattle Thieves / Mooseknuckle Sandwich
Come celebrate the holidays at the Trunk Space with some of your favorite acts from AZ!
The Dank Waves: Spinning psychedelia with words of wisdom from their synth mentor Willie. Roll 'em up and smoke 'em when they die.
Pro Teens: Poppy tunes just surfy and garagey enough to get all the moms, pops and kids up and groovin'.
Ash Cashmere: From Flagstaff. Coming down south for the spring, they figured they'd grace us with their harmonies and garage sensibilities.
Eli Kluger: Co-wrote Everybody's Looking at their Phone These Days with Max Modeen and it's been smooth sailing since. Such jokes. Very standup. Lots of Metro Center love.
Straight Straws: Jams, melodies, reverb, delay, guitars, STUFF.
Fairy Bones: A new wave/rock band based out of Phoenix. Formed in January 2013, the four-piece consists of Chelsey Louise, Robert Ciuca, Ben Foos, and Matthew Foos.
They successfully crowdfunded their debut album, Dramabot, and recorded with Bob Hoag (The Format, Dear and the Headlights) at Flying Blanket Studios. Phoenix New Times named the lead single, “Waiting,” one of the “10 Best Things I Heard in Phoenix in 2014,” and Chelsey one of the “The 10 Best Frontmen and Frontwomen in Phoenix Right Now.”
Crown Larks - From Chicago. “…at the intersection of the free rock, avant-garde jazz, and outre improvisation scenes which have long been a hallmark of the city’s music culture. 'Blood Mirage' is the first taste of their upcoming debut Blood Dancer. A lumbering, slow-burn intro is worth the wait as Crown Larks launch into an unexpectedly tight groove, smearing healthy dollops of saxophone over an energetic percussion attack that reframes the preceding skronk as a storm-before-the-calm palate cleanser. In an admirable display of patience they have waited until now to unleash their debut long-player. The authentic chemistry that results from hours upon hours of gigging is heard throughout Blood Dancer.” - Ad Hoc
Corey Fogel: LA-based drummer and performance artist. His solo work is based around improvisational encounters with sounds, objects, personalities, textiles, foods, spanning the disciplines of performance art, video, dance, and installation. He played in The Mae Shi.
Maxwell Gualtieri: LA-based guitarist/composer/improviser. He is involved with notable bands and ensembles that include Stupid Man Suit, The Michael Mull Octet, The Matty Harris Double Septet, Saturn’s Rival, The Anthropic Ensemble, Sophocles Steve, and Ladies and Gentlemen.
ALTO! - Experimental/percussive noise and looping from Portland, OR. Featuring Derek Monypeny, who toured the US with Sir Richard Bishop of Sun City Girls.
Waytansea Point: Ever-evolving electro-percussive phenom; "concrète-techno."
CJ Melton: Ruling local performance artist/noisemaker.
Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer: With group TBD. Master flutist, founder of OME annual new music festival and zine.
Indie 500 - The Trunk Space turns 11 in April. Last year to celebrate we had performers play over 500 songs over 10 days. We decided that wasn't ridiculous enough for 11 years so performers will be playing 500 songs IN A ROW! We will begin at 6pm sharp on Friday, April 10th and go until we hit 500 songs. By our guess the 500th song will occur sometime in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, April 12th.