Scott & Charlene's Wedding - from Australia, on Fire Records.
"The execution for his frustration is point perfect" - Pitchfork
"Scott & Charlene’s Wedding pull off the trick of playing every song like it’s the first time" - The Quietus
"Jangle pop with middle finger firmly extended" - Village Voice
more details soon
The Shivas - from Portland, OR, on K Records/Burger Records. From the K website: "In the Wet, Wild, and Woolly Bully Northwest, sweet rock n’ roll just hangs off of the branches of our dense Evergreen forests. Reverb can be heard in the gentle spring rains, harmonies can be felt in the radiant sunbeams peaking through our overcast skies, and psychic vibrations grow up from the rich soil. The Shivas...are master botanists of this bountiful harvest... (Their) '60s pop acumen accomplishes a feat that Calvin himself has been aiming at for decades: their grooves make people dance. "
Vibragun - from Seattle. In the summer of 2011 Joel Bergstrom took a chance on fronting his own band. His experiences in art-damaged goth outfits, post-metal noiseniks, romantic punk rock, and shoegaze bands in Seattle was the starting point from which Vibragun came into existence. They're a fuzzy storm of reverberating guitar distortion melting into expansive soundscapes with male/female harmonies. Their debut album chronicles Bergstrom’s experiences living around the world but finding identity and redemption in his adopted home.
Andrew is Tired - Lovable homegrown solo noise beauty.
Gregg Turner: Known to most as a founding member of LA punk band, Angry Samoans. He is also known as a record reviewer for Creem, noted for his inspired hatchet jobs on the likes of Bon Jovi, The Who, and even Iggy Pop. Now he's a mathematics instructor based in Santa Fe. His solo sets are full of fun songs!
Eric Ayotte: He's been touring and releasing music for over a decade. His sincere songs bring a political message as well as an emotional truth. This tour will be supporting his fourth full-length record, “Transparency”, a full band album that explores the concept of honesty, and wanting more open communication from his community, government, friends, religions, and himself. He's released on Plan-It-X Records.
He'll be traveling with The Gadabout Film Festival, which has had a long standing tradition of DIY ethics matched with really cool filmmaking. Since 2002, the Gadabout has been touring with a new batch of films each year, bringing film to non-film settings, screening an extremely inspiring and talented program of short films.
Beloved Binge - duo from Durham, NC. " ...upbeat, stripped-down and muffed-out indie-pop rock. Taking turns strumming, humming and drumming (while swiping... pages from the K Records playbook) Rob Beloved and Eleni Binge conjure up happy memories of indie rock's fun-loving and far less pretentious past..." --Adam Leech, Colorado Springs Independent
With local smiles, wilds, and youths...
Miss Massive Snowflake - from Portland, OR. Charismatic and playful...curious and clever progressive pop songs. Marries traditional familiarities and edgy concepts with catchy energetic rock, crafting deceptively intricate songs. Intellectually satisfying rock music! Solo version on this tour.
Local acts, too!..
Kristen Ford: A ball of energy on stage, pushing joy into the crowd and getting the audience to echo back this enthusiasm. She has currently packed up or sold all of her belongings, and hit the road full time to promote her new record, "Dinosaur".
“Kristen Ford is a storyteller. A few parts Kimya Dawson mixed with Tracy Chapman, Ford’s poetic lyrics take the listener on a ride like sonic pages of an epic biography...Ford has traveled around the country making herself at home in six different states, and through her travels she has gathered suitcases full of personal stories and experiences to translate into songs.” - Buzzbin Magazine
Joined by great locals...
Quiet Shine Trio
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 & improv jam format idea before the show)!
The Hydrothermal Vents - from Montreal! With an experimental spirit and dreamy lyrics, they've created an otherworldly aural habitat, which according the POP Montreal music festival, "feels retro and original all in the same track." The two use inventive vocal interplay, infectious melodies, propelling grooves, and gritty guitar textures to "move the feet and stir the heart." (Steve Baylin)
"Secrets of the Deep is filled with cinematic soul, throbbing post-punk, dance beats…all tracks gorgeous and unforgettable". -Rock World Magazine
"Their ability to beautifully mesh sounds from the past and present in a span of 9 tracks establishes them as one of today's most exciting upcoming post-punk/ dance-rock acts". -Earmilk
With local cats...
Memory Boys: Started in Seattle and Whidbey Island, WA in 2008, then transplanted to Turkey for a year of musical adventure. Portland based since 2011, Memory Boys are on mission and not giving up. But what’s it for? Jesse Carsten plays drums. Marit Schmidt plays viola and keyboards, and Grant Fairbrother plays guitar and sings. But they all sing. They've also worked with Eli and Ashley of LAKE.
Touring with affiliated act, Half Shadow: Latest release is "a heart-laughed lament for my former home, Chicago, IL in all its frozen, burn-scarred glory. Hopefully it will receive me, a lonely shadow. May Static caress us all."
With local awesome from...
Human Behavior - from Tucson. What started as a moniker for the solo project of Andy Parada has transformed into some sort of dark, folk orchestra. Lusciously eerie...bold and unforgiving. Have released on Folktale and Diet Pop.
Bigger Than Mountains - from Seattle. Cascade Range-sized spirit and passion from one voice and guitar.
The Everymen - from New Jersey. They've "come out of the studio with a record that is at times exalting, sorrowful, violent and embracing. Mixing the E Street's bar room party vibes with Rocket From The Crypt's swagger, The Replacements' emotions and Meat Loaf's soaring production, this is a record very rooted in influences that still strives and sounds inimitably EVERYMEN. From heavily distorted guitars to a chiming grand piano, from cigarette stained vocals to a gospel choir's calls, Free Jazz is as diverse as it is engaging and an album which won't soon be forgotten." - from the Ernest Jenning Record Co. website.
"One of the best live bands we've ever seen!" According to everyone who was at their last Trunk Space show!
Local rockers and/or punks...
Black Stone Rngrs - Clawed their way through North Texas’s urban mantle, finding the blood connections necessary to drink from their fermenting sonic emotions. The sacred marriage blends affection for modern electronic music with an urgent fetish for classic 4AD dreampop and noise. Swirls of synthesizers embrace dripping guitars and tantric rhythms and pulses. Healthy doses of noise are always comforted by soft waterbeds of the ambient and dreamy.
Dear Rabbit - from Colorado Springs. Return of this eternally touring Trunk Space favorite. "...A singular talent—a rarity we often forget exists in the post-everything world." -Joshua Levine, Tucson Weekly.
Locals TBA soon.
Fea - featuring members of Girl in a Coma!
Girl In A Coma decided to take a small break so Nina could put out a really rad solo record. Jenn and Phanie thought , " Now that we have some time let's start a dirty messy punk band! ". Guitar players came and went and they ended up with a boy named Aaron. Singers came and went and they ended up with a gal named Letty.So there they are. No rules, no idea what exactly they are doing. All they know is that they're going to have fun.