Events Calendar

At 51 West: Dog Party / Sneeze Attack / Sugar Skull Explosion / Diners
Jul
28
7:30 pm19:30

At 51 West: Dog Party / Sneeze Attack / Sugar Skull Explosion / Diners

Dog Party and Sneeze Attack are two amazing pop-punk bands on tour from Sacramento! Catch them live at this Trunk Space pop-up show at 51 West (Southern Avenue) in Tempe!

Sugar Skull Explosion are also playing, and this is the release show for their second album, Zombie Party!

Just added...Diners!

More on Dog Party! Catchy melodies, tight harmonies, fuzz pedals and big drums; what more could you possibly want in a rock and roll band? Formed in 2007 by sisters Gwennie and Lucy Giles, the duo draws influence from the classic sounds of the Ramones as well as contemporaries Ty Segall to synthesize their own unique style. Careful listeners will also notice a nod to bands like Cub and Tiger Trap, the former of Sacramento, CA lineage as well. Both play a multitude of instruments, but their live show consists of Lucy on drums and Gwendolyn on guitar with both sisters sharing lead vocal duties.

More on Sneeze Attack! A girl group vibe filtered through fuzz, Sneeze Attack's Maxwell LP recalls 90s South City singles, Sacramento's legendary Tiger Trap, and contemporary twee-rockers Bent Shapes. They formed in 2012 when Dino met Hans. The two started writing songs and roped in their friend Patrick for some shows and a single, Aurora. After gigging around with Dino's pet bunny and other furry friends, they hit the studio with Chris Woodhouse behind the board, Christine Shelly on drums, and Charles Albright on lead guitar.


At Phoenix Center for the Arts: Roidz / Perfect Hair Frvr / Whatever / Solomon Bobinac
Jul
17
6:30 pm18:30

At Phoenix Center for the Arts: Roidz / Perfect Hair Frvr / Whatever / Solomon Bobinac

This basement show at Phoenix Center for the Arts (1202 N. 3rd Street) features not one, but two touring bands from New Zealand on their "Escape From Los Angeles" tour.

Roidz is a group of punk rockers who will help you get out all of your pent-up emotions about how much Phoenix summers suck. They recently released their album of S-E-L-F-E-S-T-E-E-M on LA Label Danger Collective Records. 

Touring with Roidz is another act from New Zealand, Perfect Hair Frvr

This show also features local rock stars Whatever and Solomon Bobinac.

Music for Harmony - A Benefit Concert for Harmony Mosier with Treasure Mammal / Friends with Cars / Confetti Club
Jul
16
7:00 pm19:00

Music for Harmony - A Benefit Concert for Harmony Mosier with Treasure Mammal / Friends with Cars / Confetti Club

In February, 7-year-old Harmony Mosier was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a childhood cancer that manifested as tumor in her mouth. 100% of revenue from this show will go towards Harmony's recovery.

Sponsored by The Trunk Space and Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 North 3rd Street. With music by...

Treasure MammaL: Special set for kids!

Friends With Cars

Confetti Club

To make a donation and to learn more about Harmony and her family please visit their gofundme.

At Tiny Town, Tucson: Daniel Amedee & Gold Light / Jake Stanton / Hermanitos / Dusty Santa Maria
Jun
25
7:30 pm19:30

At Tiny Town, Tucson: Daniel Amedee & Gold Light / Jake Stanton / Hermanitos / Dusty Santa Maria

The Trunk Space is packing its bags and heading down to host a special "pop-up "show at Tiny Town Gallery in Tucson! 174 East Toole Ave.

Daniel Amedee & Gold Light:  Living proof that a musician can be from New Orleans, but not necessarily be of New Orleans, a distinction that courses through his quirky, eccentric songwriting style, informed by a haunting bluesy vocalese that scratches the soul somewhere between Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart, and certainly belies Daniel’s 29 years.

On tour with Jake Stanton Music from Kansas City, MO. He has spent time in different projects around KC over the years, including Junkyard Genius, Steven & Mara, My Six Gun Heart, Seedlove, as well as other smaller collaborations and supporting roles. These days, Jake spends his time on the road, hoping to reach people with his music across the country and beyond.

With Tucson locals...

Hermanitos

Dusty Santa Maria

At Lawn Gnome: The Slow Poisoner / Hug of War / Andy Warpigs / Serene Dominic
Jun
24
7:00 pm19:00

At Lawn Gnome: The Slow Poisoner / Hug of War / Andy Warpigs / Serene Dominic

Lawn Gnome Publishing, 905 N. 5th Street, in conjunction with The Trunk Space, cordially invite you to a night of slow death. Three of Phoenix's most road-tested acts will prepare you for The Slow Poisoner, surrealistic rock n roll by way of San Francisco.

From The Slow Poisoner website: "With an electric guitar and bass drum he plays catchy, offbeat songs whose lyrical subjects include swamp witches, sinister flowers, strange hungers and giant worms that drive hot rods. Like a late night horror movie host or a creepy camp counselor, The Slow Poisoner invites the audience into a weird world of his own design. He displays paintings to accompany the music and puts on a wild show that has been known to include dancing spiders, severed fingers and a giant head that devours him onstage. He describes his sound as a cross between Johnny Cash and Alice Cooper - rootsy but weird, like a hoedown on mars."

Hug of War

Andy Warpigs

Serene Dominic

At The Lost Leaf: Lonesome Leash
Jun
12
9:00 pm21:00

At The Lost Leaf: Lonesome Leash

A pop-up show at The Lost Leaf! 914 North 5th Street, Phoenix. Note that this venue is 21+. 

Lonesome Leash: One-man-band with accordion/drum/trumpet playing grandiose, foot-stomping troubadour-folk. Member of Dark Dark Dark and Hurray for the Riff Raff. From New Orleans via Los Angeles.

At The Coronado: Elena & Los Fulanos / Corn Smut
Jun
1
8:00 pm20:00

At The Coronado: Elena & Los Fulanos / Corn Smut

The Trunk Space presents: A "pop-up" show with our longtime friends at the Coronado! 2201 North 7th Street. A night of vegan/veg food, drinks, and chill Latin music on the patio under the summer stars.

Elena & Los Fulanos: Bilingual folk-rock, on a solo tour from DC.

Corn Smut: Wiseguy-folksters, featuring members of Yourchestra.

**Donations strongly encouraged for the touring artist.

At The Newton: Chris Schlarb's Psychic Temple / Slow Moses
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

At The Newton: Chris Schlarb's Psychic Temple / Slow Moses

The Trunk Space and Stinkweeds are proud to present the first Trunk Space "pop-up" show, and the third show at The Newton, 300 West Camelback Rd in uptown Phoenix.

Chris Schlarb's Psychic Temple
(Asthmatic Kitty Records
/Joyful Noise Recordings)
Cult-leading, truck-driving psych-folk, touring behind III, their latest offering partially recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals. Find out more about Chris Schlarb.

With locals...

Slow Moses: Desert-afro-psych.

Kitten Forever / Shovel / Sugar Skull Explosion
May
5
7:00 pm19:00

Kitten Forever / Shovel / Sugar Skull Explosion

Kitten Forever: A Minneapolis-based drums and bass trio. Corrie Harrigan, Laura Larson, and Liz Elton have been playing music together for over 10 years. The trio trades off duties on each instrument, giving equal time on drums, bass, and vocals to everyone. This democratic approach to performing and songwriting gives the band a unified front, deconstructing traditional stage hierarchy, as well as a diverse set of perspectives, with unique sounds and styles for each performer. Their fuzzed out, caustic party punk is inspired by equal parts friendship and feminism, using a stripped down aesthetic to showcase big emotions. A band of bratty banshee best friends, Kitten Forever believes in each other, pets, magic, and you.

Shovel

Sugar Skull Explosion

Dino-Prov Goes Extinct! The Last Supper featuring Apollo 12 and Robot Destroyers
Apr
27
7:30 pm19:30

Dino-Prov Goes Extinct! The Last Supper featuring Apollo 12 and Robot Destroyers

This is the last DinoProv! The Trunk Space is moving soon, so DinoProv is going to go extinct with an earth-shattering bang! Long-form improv comedy sensations Apollo 12 and Robot Destroyers from Planet Earth team up to create an improvised comedy show done in the style of our formerly traditional Thanksgiving spectaculars. It will be followed by the Jam-Jam where any and all are invited to play!

$5 cash or free if you Jam-Jam with us. Produced by The Torch Theatre, hosted by The Trunk Space.

3rd annual Indie 500 - Celebrating 12 years of The Trunk Space!
Apr
23
Apr 24

3rd annual Indie 500 - Celebrating 12 years of The Trunk Space!

The Indie 500! Our annual 500-song-in-a-row music marathon! Celebrating 12 years of The Trunk Space! Also, one of the final events at the 1506 NW Grand Ave location!

Starting 8am on Saturday, April 23...not stopping till we hit song 500! Which we expect to happen during the evening of Sunday, April 24.

Times are very much approximate. We will update the Facebook event as well as the twitter @thetrunkspace with the song number we are on. Check out the event/full schedule!

Something in the order of 100 acts including AJJ, Novi Split, Kepi Ghoulie, Dogbreth, Roar, Logan & Lucille, Algae and Tentacles, JJCnV, Thollem's HPOH, Foot Ox, Diners, Porches, Iji, Playboy Manbaby, Man-Cat, Treasure Mammal, Coffee Pot, Masteroid, Sad Kid, The Darling Sounds, Dinosaur Love, Human Behavior, Jacob Smigel, Drew Danburry, Hi My Name is Ryan…

$10 for a wristband gets you into the whole fest!

The Haymarket Squares / Snake! Snake! Snakes! / Moose Titans / Cactus Kids
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

The Haymarket Squares / Snake! Snake! Snakes! / Moose Titans / Cactus Kids

State by state, From Sea to Sea has been on the lookout for the country's best up and coming bands. Thursday, April 21st the musical journey comes to an end in Phoenix, Arizona. Come celebrate the experience with a night of Phoenix's raddest...

The Haymarket Squares: "Punkgrass for the people."

Snake! Snake! Snakes!: Scene-vet indie-rockers, reeling from the release of theirlong-anticipated full-length debut.

Cactus Kids: Newbs with the chops.

Moose Titans: Turns out radio hosts can play, too!

The Blank Waves / ElleEsAich / Harrison Hufman / Gimpheart / WOLFZiE / Watchable Wildlife
Apr
20
7:30 pm19:30

The Blank Waves / ElleEsAich / Harrison Hufman / Gimpheart / WOLFZiE / Watchable Wildlife

Celebrate the holidays with electronic sounds from...

 The Blank Waves

Harrison Hufman

Watchable Wildlife: Noise/drone concocted by Mullarkey of Run-On Sunshine.

WOLFZiE

Gimpheart

ElleEsAich: A musician and sound artist from Scotland who builds hybrid analogue/digital instruments. Her music lies somewhere between free improv, experimental pop, techno, and noise. She also composes haptic music that can be experienced as vibration throughout the body and enjoys performing in unusual locations. She is an associate of the New Radiophonic Workshop.

Grateful Sound Fest 2 / The Smiling Faces + Psywave EP Release!
Apr
16
6:30 pm18:30

Grateful Sound Fest 2 / The Smiling Faces + Psywave EP Release!

The Smiling Faces and Psywave are releasing their first split cassette on Saturday, April 16 on local "alt-everything" label Tvlife Entertainment! Come check out some chillwave/punk rock goodness with your host Dadadoh and a roster of super fun new acts including From Mars, Ape Face, Force, 20 Ft. Neon Jesus, and Ancient Egypt!

Grateful Sound 1 was a huge success, and we hope to introduce new artists to the scene with this idea-music-baby, GRATEFUL SOUND 2!

Ex-Cowboy / Run-On Sunshine / Luna Ravenhair / Malcolm Allison / David S. Kruse
Apr
14
7:30 pm19:30

Ex-Cowboy / Run-On Sunshine / Luna Ravenhair / Malcolm Allison / David S. Kruse

Ex-Cowboy: A project created by Michael Huerta in Tucson, AZ. The band is a rotating cast of people and instrumentation including accordion, violin, cello, double bass, ...guitar, drums and even bass clarinet. The music is somehow a balance of dark overtones and alluring sensitivities all within a western setting. Their self-titled album was released on Feb 27th, 2013 on Diet Pop Records. It was recorded by Petie Rondstat at LandMark Sound Recorders and produced by Logan Greene.

Luna Ravenhair

Malcolm Allison

David S. Kruse

Run-On Sunshine: First time playing whole set on The Trunk Space acoustic piano!

Terror Pigeon! / Meth Dad / Treasure Mammal (DJ) / The Blank Waves / Sparkle Motion / ARK / Shove It Witch
Apr
11
6:30 pm18:30

Terror Pigeon! / Meth Dad / Treasure Mammal (DJ) / The Blank Waves / Sparkle Motion / ARK / Shove It Witch

Terror Pigeon!: Inspirational dance-pop costume extravaganza! On David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label. "It’s nearly impossible to stand on the sidelines of a Terror Pigeon! Show. Well it’s possible, but you’d be missing the very reason people come: to be part of the sweaty disco pileup." - New York Magazine

"The happiest, most pure moment of music this year... Based on these five minutes, I'd follow Terror Pigeon! blindly to the ends of the earth." - Stereogum

Meth Dad: Positive vibes and electronic fun from Nashville! As always, they will be coming prepared with a crazy light show, confetti cannons, sing a longs, and choreographed dance moves.

Treasure Mammal (DJ set)

The Blank Waves

ARK

Sparkle Motion

Shove It Witch: First show!

Young Hunter / Mercury MINES / Good Ol Joel / Warriors of the Month
Apr
9
7:30 pm19:30

Young Hunter / Mercury MINES / Good Ol Joel / Warriors of the Month

Young Hunter: From Portland, with Tucson origins. "The sound still reflects its desert roots, though it is now layered with a new sense of mystery - a slow, psychedelic haziness that billows and swells with sorrow and mystery.

"Young Hunter’s new album (appropriately self-titled, perhaps in reference to a kind of reawakening they’ve experienced in their new home) is quite different than I was expecting. There’s an emotive hue that hovers atmospherically over a bed of dark, heavy riffs with touches of occult and folk rock. It’s a beautiful album, really...

"'You are not alone in the pain that fills the human heart, though you wander on your own for lifetimes in the dark.' Comforting words, made all the more powerful by the dual vocal harmonies of Benjamin Blake and Sara Pinnell, who sing wistfully over a bed of classic rock leads by guitarist Erik Wells, with Sam Dean (bass) and Grant Pierce (drums) providing AIC-style 'Would' rhythms you can’t help but get lost in." - Doomed & Stoned.

Good Ol Joel

Mercury MINES

Warriors of the Month

TV Girl / Electrisad / Copyette
Apr
2
7:30 pm19:30

TV Girl / Electrisad / Copyette

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.

TV Girl was formed in 2010 by Brad Petering as an outlet to blend the love of Spector-esque girl-group pop with an emerging interest in hip-hop. Featuring shimmering vocals and sampled beats, the self-titled debut EP of the same year turned heads online immediately; the group’s lush vintage rhythms and timeless pop hooks were even making waves on the BBC. Soon after, Jason Wyman joined the band and they continued to release increasingly popular EPs and mixtapes between tours. In summer 2014, TV Girl unveiled their first full-length, the critically acclaimed French Exit.

The album keeps true to the TV Girl charm with a bevy of electronic samplings infused throughout light and airy guitars, whirring organs, and ethereal vocals. Yet this record is not all summer nostalgia, and there are plenty of times where French Exit reads like disaffected fiction. The moody characters in these songs are fueled by revenge as often as love, underpinned by desperation and a deep yearning to connect.

The followup, Who Really Cares, will be out in February 2016.

With locals...

Electrisad

Copyette: New duo featuring Paula Tesoriero from The Paper Hats and Conner Chase from Coffee Pot.

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PHX SUX: Art Opening / de’Lunula Screeners 4
Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

PHX SUX: Art Opening / de’Lunula Screeners 4

If you haven’t noticed, Phoenix is a gaping concrete orifice in the middle of a scorched desert landscape that will probably be wiped out by UV rays from the sun in a few climate changing decades. Either it’s a city that’s stupid and should not exist, or it’s the cool, dystopian hell hole that only a bunch of badass biker warriors could survive in. de’Lunula Media believes it’s both!

That’s why they're hosting PHX SUX, a lovely art exhibit at The Trunk Space — the samevenue where they’ve hosted their weirdo video marathons de’Lunula Screeners 1-3. As part of the art opening and reception, they're showing de’Lunula Screeners 4: This One Is Just Called Number Four! Hosted by none other than Andy Warpigs.

If you’ve got art that’s positive, negative, or stone-cold neutral that somehow celebrates living in the Valley of the Spun — including weirdo videos that you'd like to submit to de’Lunula Screeners 4 — then email delunula @ gmail dot com with a JPG of your art. It should probably be said you must be local to Phoenix or surrounding cities. Deadline is March 28th!