Events Calendar

Jerkagram / The Smiling Faces / Book of Shred / Consumer

Jerkagram / The Smiling Faces / Book of Shred / Consumer

Jerkagram - from New York: A fraternal twin duo which unfurls a chaotic psychedelic whirlwind at one time and a minimalist ambient wash at another. Their creative repetitions, layered guitar textures, and unhinged drum patterns allow for an organic, hypnotic, and epic experience, and their influences range from free jazz to heavy punk to kraut/psych rock to noise to pop. Live, they have boundless energy and force and their songs are always morphing so that no two live shows are ever the same.

The Smiling Faces

Consumer

Book of Shred

Father Murphy / Ezra Buchla / Seth Kasselman / Andrew is Tired / CJ Melton

Father Murphy / Ezra Buchla / Seth Kasselman / Andrew is Tired / CJ Melton

Father Murphy, from Italy. The sound of the Catholic sense of Guilt. A downward spiral aiming at the bottom of the hollow, and then digging even deeper. Part of that community that Simon Reynolds and Julian Cope started to call the new “Italian Occult Psychedelia”.

Ezra Buchla - He's played with Chelsea Wolfe, Mae Shi, Gowns, and way more!

Seth Kasselman - from Warm Climate.

Andrew is Tired - Andrew Kendall.

CJ Melton

Teach Me Equals / Brain Child / Mercury MINES

Teach Me Equals / Brain Child / Mercury MINES

Teach Me Equals - electric/scrape rock from Sarasota, FL/Philadelphia.

Formed in 2011, Teach Me Equals began and remains a showcase of an intense collaboration between its two members, New Jersey native Greg Bortnichak (cello, sequencing, guitar, vocals) and Floridian Erin Murphy (guitar, vio...lin, keyboard, vocals). Informed and educated equally by the DIY/Lo-Fi scene – Bikini Kill, Unwound, Eric’s Trip, the Microphones – and classical composers and jazz musicians, Teach Me Equals blend the minimalism of punk and modern composition with the epic expressions of Wagner and Coltrane.

Joined by locals...

Brain Child

Mercury MINES

So sad to report that Vern (RedRumsey) had his car broken into a few days ago and gear stolen. As a result, he's had to cancel the rest of this tour, but he's rescheduled to play The Trunk Space in March.

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Dino-Prov, hosted by Robot Destroyers from Planet Earth

Dino-Prov, hosted by Robot Destroyers from Planet Earth

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 Shivas / More TBA

The Shivas / More TBA

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. "

Gregg Turner / Eric Ayotte / Gadabout Film Festival / Fifty-Five Lions

Gregg Turner / Eric Ayotte / Gadabout Film Festival / Fifty-Five Lions

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.

With Fifty-Five Lions and more TBA.

Beloved Binge / The Smiling Faces

Beloved Binge / The Smiling Faces

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

Local fun makers The Smiling Faces and more TBA.

Miss Massive Snowflake

Miss Massive Snowflake

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 ally acts TBA.

Kristen Ford / Alli Gato / The Paper Hats

Kristen Ford / Alli Gato / The Paper Hats

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...

Alli Gato

The Paper Hats

The Hydrothermal Vents / Run-On Sunshine / Zodiac Bash

The Hydrothermal Vents / Run-On Sunshine / Zodiac Bash

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 Run-On Sunshine, Zodiac Bash, and more TBA!

Memory Boys / Half Shadow / Psywave / Clay Fighter / Butter Knifes

Memory Boys / Half Shadow / Psywave / Clay Fighter / Butter Knifes

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...

Psywave

Clay Fighter

Butter Knifes

The Everymen / Action Jets

The Everymen / Action Jets

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 Action Jets and more TBA.

Black Stone Rngrs / Dear Rabbit

Black Stone Rngrs / Dear Rabbit

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.