Events Calendar

Run-On Sunshine - tour kickoff! / Miss Massive Snowflake / Off the Horizon / Alli Gato / Egg Princess
Jul
7
7:00 pm19:00

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 / FutureSleep / Laurel Freeman / Anna Michael
Jul
9
7:30 pm19:30

Oh, Rose / FutureSleep / Laurel Freeman / Anna Michael

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.

FutureSleep

Laurel Freeman

Anna Michael

Advance Base / Lesionread / Electrisad / The Blank Waves
Jul
10
7:30 pm19:30

Advance Base / Lesionread / Electrisad / The Blank Waves

Advance Base: A new solo project by Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. Walking the line between electronic pop and more traditional singer/songwriter forms, Owen Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, and nostalgia-obsessed tunes around his conversational, baritone vocals, using electric pianos, Omnichords, orchestral samples, and antique drum machines. The sound of Advance Base has been described as "depressed," "lo-fi," and "pop." The second Advance Base album, Nephew in the Wild, will be released August 21, 2015 on Orindal Records (US/AQ) and Tomlab Records (EU/UK).

Advance Base is named after the Antarctic meteorological station and psychedelic death trap that nearly killed Admiral Richard E. Byrd during the winter of 1934.

Lesionread: From Buffalo. A vibrant blend of electronica-lilted dotted lines and groovy soul experimentalism. Known for their punk devil-may-care approach toward an increasingly hectic and theatrical style and sharing the stage with international acts like Mac Demarco, Melt Banana, Michael Parallax, and Wild Nothing, Lesionread has quickly garnered the attention of many as well as attained fantastic reviews via Wondering Sound, Impose, and more. Consistently contributing a series of singles, cassettes, music videos, as well as extravagant and weird merchandise.

Electrisad

The Blank Waves

Anthony Ruptak
Jul
13
7:30 pm19:30

Anthony Ruptak

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

Locals TBA.

Best Dog Award / Oliver House / The Ricardos / Banshee Speak
Jul
14
7:30 pm19:30

Best Dog Award / Oliver House / The Ricardos / Banshee Speak

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.

The Ricardos

Banshee Speak

Oliver House

Cookie Tongue / BAHNO
Jul
15
7:30 pm19:30

Cookie Tongue / BAHNO

Cookie Tongue: From San Francisco. Quirky folk fairy tales with weirdo art band sounds. Tripping in a mystical journey down the Cookie hole, through surreal rolling sleeves of starlight, spellbound by Hebrew chants of the ancient and up the stray urban loneliness of technology, each song brings you into a different posture of listening, twisting you in a way you haven't been twisted before.

BAHNO: Abe from Treasure MammaL bringing the noise!

More locals TBA.

Palberta / Molly and the Molluscs / DWARF / Doll Skin
Jul
17
7:30 pm19:30

Palberta / Molly and the Molluscs / DWARF / Doll Skin

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...

Molly and the Molluscs

DWARF

Doll Skin

Sarah Donner / Dinosaur Love / Tommy Cannon / Friends with Cars
Jul
20
7:30 pm19:30

Sarah Donner / Dinosaur Love / Tommy Cannon / Friends with Cars

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!

Friends with Cars

Hosted by Tommy Cannon!

Future Death / Red Tank! / Dent
Jul
21
7:30 pm19:30

Future Death / Red Tank! / Dent

Future Death: From Austin, TX. "Friendly noise, spasmodic punk, sugary pop, and the occasional black metal blastbeat having a sweaty cagematch in an Austin garage." - Rolling Stone: 10 Artists You Need To Know - June 2014

"Expect to listen to this record several times, either to take in the sheer beauty inherent in the twitchy, skittering noises and face-busting chaos or to simply gain an understanding into why the songs even exist. Either way, Special Victim is brutal, touching and culturally significant." - MXDWN

Red Tank!

Dent

Dino-Prov, hosted by Robot Destroyers from Planet Earth
Jul
22
7:30 pm19:30

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 and improv jam format idea before the show)! 

Grape Room / The Lentils / Dreg
Jul
22
8:30 pm20:30

Grape Room / The Lentils / Dreg

Coming to you from the wilds of Vermont! Brattleboro's Grape Room and The Lentils will do a presto-chango switcharoo: three dudes, two bands. It's magic!!!

Grape Room (formerly Great Valley): Dreamy-wonky-groovy cartoon prog-pop from Feeding Tube Records, NNA Tapes, BUFU, and Spooky Town Records!

The Lentils: Blown-out, chorus-belting, feeling-gettin' bare-butt rock n' roll from Gnar Tapes, Feeding Tube Records, and BUFU!

With locals Dreg.

The Something Show: "The Quamblass" Premier
Jul
25
7:30 pm19:30

The Something Show: "The Quamblass" Premier

The Something Show filmed a YouTube series! We proudly present the maiden screening of all 12 thrilling episodes, screened live at The Trunk Space.

"The Quamblass" is the tale of nautical hero Captain Julius Quamblass and his crew of esteemed passengers. They're lost and stranded in the Bermuda Triangle, and they'll try anything to save their boat and return home. It's Something Show comedy, plus cameras and a sweet green screen.

One night only at the Trunk Space, look forward to live music, appearances from the characters, and of course a screening of the web series in its entirety. Wow!

Dérive / Consumer / Touchdown Kansas / Underpass
Jul
27
7:30 pm19:30

Dérive / Consumer / Touchdown Kansas / Underpass

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."

Consumer

Touchdown Kansas

Underpass

Free Kittens & Bread / The Smiling Faces / Hiccups / Andy Warpigs / CJ Melton
Jul
29
7:30 pm19:30

Free Kittens & Bread / The Smiling Faces / Hiccups / Andy Warpigs / CJ Melton

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).

The Smiling Faces

Hiccups

Andy Warpigs

CJ Melton

Zigtebra / The Lonesome Wilderness / Pro Teens
Aug
10
7:30 pm19:30

Zigtebra / The Lonesome Wilderness / Pro Teens

Zigtebra: Chicago's musical journey of self-discovery! "Zigtebra’s The Brave is the bold marriage of linear, catchy, pure pop minimalism and new-fangled oddity/intrigue. Clean without being slick, bubbly without being trite, and full of thoughtful musings, all laid out within the bands own gaga, dragon-fruitish and ticklish aesthetic. Oh, and it’s full of love — If you don’t know what love is, you might get a clue from this album."

With local cats...

The Lonesome Wilderness

Pro Teens

Miss Moist / VanFantom / Will Neibergall / Dadadoh / Sliide
Aug
11
7:30 pm19:30

Miss Moist / VanFantom / Will Neibergall / Dadadoh / Sliide

Tuesday night dance party! With two touring acts from Oakland, CA...

Miss Moist: Electro candy pop/dream waves.

VanFantom: A collaboration of voice, synth, beats, and rhymes. All created by a girl and her bright yellow Korg M50. The moniker VanFantom embodies several personalities including those of Gina Streets, Nicollette VanFanta, and BB Cedric. The procured music is meant to inspire movement, action, and individuality. Born in 2010, ever growing into whatever it becomes.

And locals...

Dadadoh

Will Neibergall

Sliide

Billy Mack Collector / Inspector 34 / Friends with Cars / Mika / What Happened to Judy Winslow?
Aug
18
7:30 pm19:30

Billy Mack Collector / Inspector 34 / Friends with Cars / Mika / What Happened to Judy Winslow?

Two acts from the east coast, already pals and touring separately, randomly end up in Phoenix on the same night! Fun show happens, everyone wins!!

Billy Mack Collector: From Allentown, PA. Happy songs about being uncomfortable! All-acoustic goofy happy uncomfortable moody folk music. Touring as a two-piece with Kelsi on bass/marimba/vocals.

Inspector 34: From Lowell, MA. Jim Warren sometimes makes music with friends, but on this tour it's just him, acoustic!

With sweet tunes from locals...

Friends with Cars

Mika

What Happened to Judy Winslow?

Sea Giant / Eliza Battle / Andy Warpigs
Aug
21
7:30 pm19:30

Sea Giant / Eliza Battle / Andy Warpigs

Two tours meet up!

Sea Giant: Electronic indie rock duo from Spokane, WA. "Their sound recalls the minimalist post-punk of Bauhaus or Siouxsie and the Banshees, with backdrops of sparse, moody organs and keyboards punctuated with the occasional pop hook. Those hooks, though, recall New Order at their poppiest, with squiggly keyboard lines that latch on for dear life to the pulsing electronic rhythms." - Nathan Weinbender, Spokesman-Review.

Eliza Battle: From Las Vegas. Their members share a passion for outlaw country, southern Gothic lore, and punk rock. "I didn't want to start a country band with a bunch of country artists," explains Shelton. "I wanted to start a country band with a bunch of former punk and hardcore musicians who loved country music." It's this unorthodox background that gives Eliza Battle their unique sound, described as Midwestern roots, Southern spirit, and Las Vegas flash. The band succefully combines the American tradition of storylling with an aggressive guitar attack and driving drums. Highlights from their first year include a spot on the main stage of the Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival, performing at the Squidhat Records showcase, and sharing bills with Single Mothers, The Dirty Nil, and Chain and the Gang.

With locals Andy Warpigs and more TBA.

Bay Uno
Aug
25
7:30 pm19:30

Bay Uno

Bay Uno: A whimsical indie-folk adventure from Brooklyn, NY. Gentle, swooning and wild. Bodies of water surround the original love songs; some are tragic and some are not. Can be compared to Sufjan Stevens, Iron and Wine, Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Bon Iver, Elliot Smith, Phosphorescent.

Locals TBA.


Whitman / Andy Warpigs / Sonny Morgan / WOLFZiE
Jul
2
7:30 pm19:30

Whitman / Andy Warpigs / Sonny Morgan / WOLFZiE

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.

Andy Warpigs

Sonny Morgan

WOLFZiE

The Black Watch / Raquel Bell / Saw Fox / Lexi Locket / GABI
Jun
30
7:00 pm19:00

The Black Watch / Raquel Bell / Saw Fox / Lexi Locket / GABI

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.

Saw Fox

Lexi Locket

GABI

Pupppy / O-Face / Canids / The Smiling Faces / Dog Congress / Jon Heredia
Jun
28
6:00 pm18:00

Pupppy / O-Face / Canids / The Smiling Faces / Dog Congress / Jon Heredia

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!

Jon Heredia: Going away party for one of The Trunk Space's great volunteers!

Angelo spencer et les Hauts Sommets / The Ricardos / Cody J. Inglis
Jun
25
7:30 pm19:30

Angelo spencer et les Hauts Sommets / The Ricardos / Cody J. Inglis

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!

The Ricardos

Cody J. Inglis: Solo from a member of The Wavelengths.

CJ Boyd / Run-On Sunshine / Admiral Albuquerque / Enigma Machine / Got-the-Bends
Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

CJ Boyd / Run-On Sunshine / Admiral Albuquerque / Enigma Machine / Got-the-Bends

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!

Dog Party / French Girls / JJCnV / The Christian Family
Jun
22
7:30 pm19:30

Dog Party / French Girls / JJCnV / The Christian Family

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.

JJCnV

French Girls

The Christian Family

Iji / Diners / Hiccups / Dent
Jun
21
7:30 pm19:30

Iji / Diners / Hiccups / Dent

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.

Diners

Hiccups

Dent

Kristeen Young / Fea / The Darling Sounds / Interstate Heroes
Jun
20
7:30 pm19:30

Kristeen Young / Fea / The Darling Sounds / Interstate Heroes

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!

The Darling Sounds

Interstate Heroes

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My Education / Oliver House / The Blank Waves / Raya
Jun
19
7:30 pm19:30

My Education / Oliver House / The Blank Waves / Raya

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.

Oliver House

The Blank Waves

raya

Hair Cult / TK and the Irresistibles / Dreg / SneakyVille / Expiration Date
Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

Hair Cult / TK and the Irresistibles / Dreg / SneakyVille / Expiration Date

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!

Hot Nerds / MAN-CAT / Zodiac Bash / The Harrison Hufman Experience
Jun
16
7:30 pm19:30

Hot Nerds / MAN-CAT / Zodiac Bash / The Harrison Hufman Experience

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.

MAN-CAT

The Harrison Hufman Experience

Zodiac Bash

Worriers / Caves / Detached Objects / Adult Feelings
Jun
15
7:30 pm19:30

Worriers / Caves / Detached Objects / Adult Feelings

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

Adult Feelings: Sadcore emo-punx.

Detached Objects: Garage-punk with members of Rumspringer and Soft Shoulder.

City Music
Jun
14
6:00 pm18:00

City Music

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!

6:30-6:55: Kiernan Johnson
7:00-7:25: Callie Young
7:30-8:00: Mixed Solos (Paulina Villalon, Natalie Andrews, Quiet Shine, Elijah Krugar)
8:00-8:25: Jelena Gonzalez
8:30-8:55: Madison Avery
9:00-9:30: Dune Avenue

KIDS / Mouthful of Snow / Sundressed / Molly & the Molluscs / Tyler Broderick
Jun
13
7:30 pm19:30

KIDS / Mouthful of Snow / Sundressed / Molly & the Molluscs / Tyler Broderick

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.

Sundressed

Molly & the Molluscs

Tyler Broderick: Presenting "A Quest for the Pebble."

Echo Beds / Burning / Fake Snake / MassaW / No Face / Ampersand
Jun
12
7:00 pm19:00

Echo Beds / Burning / Fake Snake / MassaW / No Face / Ampersand

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.

MassaW: Member of Acid Trash.

No Face and Ampersand: On tour together from Tallahassee, Florida.

This Frontier Needs Heroes / Marissa Sendejas / Pennyfarthing Gang / Chatterbox and the Latter Day Satanists / Sola Fide / Nocturnal North
Jun
10
7:30 pm19:30

This Frontier Needs Heroes / Marissa Sendejas / Pennyfarthing Gang / Chatterbox and the Latter Day Satanists / Sola Fide / Nocturnal North

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

Plus special guests...great folk-punks on tour together from Colorado! Marissa Sendejas (from Days N Daze), Pennyfarthing Gang, and Chatterbox and the Latter Day Satanists.

And locals Sola Fide and Nocturnal North

The Kinky Fingers / Josh Moorehead & The GuestList / The Wavelengths / Jerusafunk / Molly & the Molluscs
Jun
9
7:30 pm19:30

The Kinky Fingers / Josh Moorehead & The GuestList / The Wavelengths / Jerusafunk / Molly & the Molluscs

The Kinky Fingers: From Denver. They've cooked up a unique musical soup by mixing surf, psych, soul, and western flavors, and have been support for bands like The Allah-Las, The Growlers, Guantanamo Baywatch, and Banditos.

Josh Moorehead & The GuestList: Also from Colorado. "...the meditative feel of a Rocky Mountain sunset. Chalk it up to the slow tempos, the haunting rounds of slide guitar or the bluesy lyrical plaints — whatever the source, the record offers a strong sense of high altitudes, late-night campfires and small-town calm." A.H. Goldstein of Westword.

The Wavelengths

Jerusafunk

Molly & the Molluscs

Ghost Mice / Buzzmutt / Dogbreth / Jessie Williams / What Happened to Judy Winslow
Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

Ghost Mice / Buzzmutt / Dogbreth / Jessie Williams / What Happened to Judy Winslow

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.

What Happened to Judy Winslow: First show ever!

Everymen / Sad Boy Trumpet Club / Andy Warpigs / Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold / The N.S.A.
Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

Everymen / Sad Boy Trumpet Club / Andy Warpigs / Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold / The N.S.A.

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…."

Sad Boy Trumpet Club

Andy Warpigs

Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold

The N.S.A.

Mischief Brew / Ramshackle Glory / Black Mountain Moonshine / The Linecutters / Travis James & AAA
Jun
4
6:00 pm18:00

Mischief Brew / Ramshackle Glory / Black Mountain Moonshine / The Linecutters / Travis James & AAA

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.

Glasir / Fifty-Five Lions / Glencove / Zero Degrees North
Jun
3
7:30 pm19:30

Glasir / Fifty-Five Lions / Glencove / Zero Degrees North

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.

Curt Oren / Steve Jansen / CJ Melton / Seth Kasselman
Jun
2
7:30 pm19:30

Curt Oren / Steve Jansen / CJ Melton / Seth Kasselman

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.