Events Calendar

Dino-Prov, hosted by Robot Destroyers from Planet Earth
Oct
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 & improv jam format idea before the show)! 

The Hydrothermal Vents / Electrisad / Run-On Sunshine / Zodiac Bash
Oct
28
7:30 pm19:30

The Hydrothermal Vents / Electrisad / 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 local cats...

Run-On Sunshine

Zodiac Bash

Electrisad

Memory Boys / Half Shadow / Psywave / Clay Fighter / Butter Knifes
Nov
1
7:30 pm19:30

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

Human Behavior / Bigger Than Mountains / Del Funland / Foster Family Band
Nov
2
6:00 pm18:00

Human Behavior / Bigger Than Mountains / Del Funland / Foster Family Band

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.

Locals? Yes!...

Foster Family Band

Del Funland

The Everymen / Action Jets / The Marionettes / Painting Fences
Nov
5
7:30 pm19:30

The Everymen / Action Jets / The Marionettes / Painting Fences

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...

The Marionettes

Action Jets

Painting Fences

Friends of Cesar Romero
Nov
10
7:30 pm19:30

Friends of Cesar Romero

Friends of Cesar Romero - from California.

With the shake of a tambourine and a quake of the pelvis, the pop-art garage-punks known as Friends Of Cesar Romero have crash-landed...devolved the electric-guitar beat-combo into a thing of pants-shitting Neanderthal beauty. Pounding, menacing, snarling, and unaccustomed to flowery futurism, the gang’s anthemic onslaught is ready to biff-bang-pow its way into your heart.

Locals TBA

Teenage Moods
Nov
11
7:30 pm19:30

Teenage Moods

Teenage Moods - flower punk/floral rock/sugar pop/hard cute from Minneapolis! Getting sweet, getting sweaty. Member of Sleeping in the Aviary!

Local teens and teens at heart TBA.

Black Stone Rngrs / Dear Rabbit
Nov
14
7:30 pm19:30

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.

Musée Mécanique
Nov
17
7:30 pm19:30

Musée Mécanique

Musée Mécanique - from Portland, new release on Tender Loving Empire.

With the help of mixer/masterer Tony Lash (Elliot Smith, Heat Miser, The Dandy Warhols, Loch Lomond, Ramona Falls), the listener is taken on a voyage within a dream, through ten individual songs exploring the balance between realism and idealism, responsibility and adventure-seeking — the dream realm and waking life. From romantic shoreline, across haunted tides, through perilous squall and storm, past coral reefs and up grave river endings, the journey takes us through meticulously composed musical scenes that unfold seamlessly and ultimately leave us somewhere we never expected to be.

Given the difficulty of touring with a full symphony orchestra, preparations for the live performance have included a tricky re-envisioning of what is doable onstage. The result is a compelling, multi-instrumental showcase that realizes as closely as possible the reverie and adventure of the album as it was conceived.

Locals TBA.

Fea / Sedusa / This in Mind
Nov
18
7:30 pm19:30

Fea / Sedusa / This in Mind

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.

With locals...

Sedusa

This in Mind

Self Proclaimed Narcissist / Every Day / Andy Warpigs / Cruel Party / Jelena Gonzalez
Nov
20
7:30 pm19:30

Self Proclaimed Narcissist / Every Day / Andy Warpigs / Cruel Party / Jelena Gonzalez

Self Proclaimed Narcissist - honesty folk-punk from Oregon!

His new album "features songs about the same stuff I've always been writing about -- failings, odd dreams, relationships -- both romantic and otherwise, current and past, getting old(er), pessimistic views on people and existence, and good ol' fashioned self-loathing all around." His live sets demand your attention...come to this show prepared to be a part of it!

Every Day - from Idaho. Acoustic melodic-hardcore (and lo-fi instrumentals) with the intent to connect and grow with the ears to hear.

With three locals who all play their hearts out!...

Cruel Party

Andy Warpigs

Jelena Gonzalez

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Kristen Ford / Alli Gato / The Paper Hats / Quiet Shine Trio
Oct
19
6:00 pm18:00

Kristen Ford / Alli Gato / The Paper Hats / Quiet Shine Trio

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

Quiet Shine Trio

Oct
15
8:00 pm20:00

Winnie Ruth Judd-Murderess: Movie by Scott Coblio

 "Murderess" written & directed by Los Angeles film maker Scott Coblio. The film uses vintage marionettes to tell the story of true crime-legend Winnie Ruth Judd, voiced by Joy Nash. This theme song was written exclusively for the trailer by New York composer Christopher Earl (of the Squires of the Subterrain) and is sung by Los Angeles singer/actress Maura Murphy-Barrosse.

Beloved Binge / The Smiling Faces / The Lonesome Wilderness / Out Past Curfew
Oct
14
7:30 pm19:30

Beloved Binge / The Smiling Faces / The Lonesome Wilderness / Out Past Curfew

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...

The Smiling Faces

The Lonesome Wilderness

Out Past Curfew

Gregg Turner / Eric Ayotte / Gadabout Film Festival / Nu Metal Boyfriend / Fifty-Five Lions
Oct
10
7:00 pm19:00

Gregg Turner / Eric Ayotte / Gadabout Film Festival / Nu Metal Boyfriend / 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 Nu Metal Boyfriend.

Vibragun / Name the Band / The Blank Waves / Andrew is Tired
Oct
7
7:30 pm19:30

Vibragun / Name the Band / The Blank Waves / Andrew is Tired

Name the Band - from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their new single was released in the US during the "Watt From Pedro Show."

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.

The Blank Waves - Super neat local psych stuff!

The Shivas / The Rebel Set / The Thin Bloods
Oct
6
7:30 pm19:30

The Shivas / The Rebel Set / The Thin Bloods

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. "

The Rebel Set

The Thin Bloods

Gymshorts / Instructions / Playboy Manbaby / Treasure MammaL / The Thin Bloods / Leonardo Dicapricorn
Sep
26
6:00 pm18:00

Gymshorts / Instructions / Playboy Manbaby / Treasure MammaL / The Thin Bloods / Leonardo Dicapricorn

Rubber Brother is back in action and bringing you a bunch of rad new stuff! Instructions is putting out a rad new tape!

Also Rubber Brother is putting out a massive mix-tape with tons of rad stuff for Cassette Store Day!

Also playing this show...

Gymshorts from Rhode Island

Playboy Manbaby

Treasure MammaL

The Thin Bloods

Leonardo Dicapricorn

Dino-Prov, hosted by Robot Destroyers from Planet Earth
Sep
24
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 & improv jam format idea before the show)!

Teach Me Equals / Brain Child / Mercury MINES
Sep
22
7:30 pm19:30

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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Father Murphy / Ezra Buchla / Seth Kasselman / Andrew is Tired / CJ Melton
Sep
20
7:30 pm19:30

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