Events Calendar

Last Giant / The Smiling Faces / Casual Offenders / Future Death Toll
Feb
27
7:30 pm19:30

Last Giant / The Smiling Faces / Casual Offenders / Future Death Toll

Last Giant: Veteran musician RFK Heise’s new project, showcasing his unique brand of down-to-earth party rock. Longtime frontman for the prolific Portland band System and Station. His desire for artistic clarity led to a hard rocking opus in which he independently wrote and performed every instrument with Red Fang engineer, Adam Pike.

The Smiling Faces

Casual Offenders

Future Death Toll: Just added! From NY, closing out the night with a throbbing mess of noise!

Grateful Sound Fest Vol. 1! with The Oxford Coma / Suntundra Moon / Belle Bacchae / joobs / Joseph James / The Dime Museum
Feb
28
5:30 pm17:30

Grateful Sound Fest Vol. 1! with The Oxford Coma / Suntundra Moon / Belle Bacchae / joobs / Joseph James / The Dime Museum

A festival celebrating the open mindedness and creativity of the Phoenix music scene with new bands that have never played The Trunk Space before! Plus two out-of-town guests! Come on down and welcome some new artists and make some new friends!

The Oxford Coma

Suntundra Moon - From LA.

Bella Bacchae - From Tucson.

joobs

Joseph James

The Dime Museum

Terror Pigeon! / Calliope Musicals / Man-Cat / Hug of War / Doyenne
Mar
1
6:00 pm18:00

Terror Pigeon! / Calliope Musicals / Man-Cat / Hug of War / Doyenne

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

Calliope Musicals - Psychedelic party-folk from Austin! Feel-good vibes that aim to swallow listeners and spit them out as happier versions of their former selves.

"...one of the most incredible stage shows in the country, complete with their own pink unicorn and confetti cannon. This is not a concert to be missed." -Talent Monthly Magazine

Local fun-makers!:

Man-Cat

Hug of War

Doyenne

Dad Fest 2015: Meth Dad / Michael Parallax / Fathers Day / Confetti Club
Mar
3
7:30 pm19:30

Dad Fest 2015: Meth Dad / Michael Parallax / Fathers Day / Confetti Club

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.

Michael Parallax - Celebratory electro-spiritual revival tent music from Orlando!

Fathers Day - Phoenix's favorite father figures.

Confetti Club - Supplying the party goods, vibes, and tunes since 2014.

Dad Fest 2015. Are you ready to dance? Practice your high fives and mirror dancing with your cat.

Adam Torres / Canids / Madison Avery / Cloud District
Mar
4
7:30 pm19:30

Adam Torres / Canids / Madison Avery / Cloud District

Adam Torres - Based in Austin, TX. "Recorded and led the band Nostra Nova in the mid-2000s. The Spanish term, Duende, coined by Garcia Lorca comes to mind. Some people just have this thing. It’s that inherent sadness that stops us in our tracks to commune with the glory and hope of our own selves. At Haffa’s, the local record store in Athens, OH, I once found the clerk with his head in his arms at the counter, listening to Adam’s music. When he saw me, we both laughed, knowing that we were well taken care of." - Miles Down Records

Read more about Adam Torres at Wondering Sound and WOUB.

Great local lineup!...

Canids

Madison Avery

Cloud District

The Thief's Lineage / Andy Warpigs / Requiem / Monster May I
Mar
5
7:30 pm19:30

The Thief's Lineage / Andy Warpigs / Requiem / Monster May I

The Thief's Lineage - Out of San Diego/Tijuana, featuring members of Di Nigunim, Trash Axis, Man Vs. Man, Lenore, Blood Stained Cuffs, and Gregory Page Band. These folk punkers bring their blend of experimental classical gypsy sound to the genre. Joining them are a ragtag crew of outcasts to help bring the mayhem:

Andy Warpigs - Burnout country-punk.

Requiem - Furious ska crust.

Monster May I - Haunting post-punk.

Rat Fist - members of No Age and Pissed Jeans
Mar
10
7:30 pm19:30

Rat Fist - members of No Age and Pissed Jeans

Rat Fist - The result of a friendship that began in 2003 when Randall’s former band Wives (Los Angeles, CA) and McGuiness’ former band Navies (Washington DC) played a house show together in Washington DC. It was then that the two quickly recognized they had a common love for loud, fast, heavy music. They always talked about forming a band together, but their current projects No Age and Pissed Jeans kept them fully occupied.

Finally, after both becoming fathers they realized there was no time like the present to fire it up. Over an eight-day weekend they worked with F. Bermudez in his analog studio to record a collection of refreshing, face-melting, fist-pounding cuts. Read more about Rat Fist here.

Presented by Stateside.

Autumn Electric / Electrisad / Nadroj Zurc
Mar
11
7:30 pm19:30

Autumn Electric / Electrisad / Nadroj Zurc

Autumn Electric - Progressive rock from Seattle. Art Rock about Rock Art: Their new release is a full-album rock opera, "Star Being Earth Child." It tells the story of an alien visitor whose friendship awakens a young child's environmental awareness. Partially inspired by visiting petroglyphs in Albuquerque, this is Autumn Electric's most musically ambitious project to date. 

Electrisad

Nadroj Zurc

Bür Gür / Ohioan / Seth Kasselman / The Blank Waves
Mar
12
7:30 pm19:30

Bür Gür / Ohioan / Seth Kasselman / The Blank Waves

Bür Gür - Experimental electronic from LA. "Around the corner is the unseen, so the possibilities for what is waiting can be endless. The imagination goes wild, because it could be anything. Bür Gür, the ambient and electronic duo, is relentless in its interpretation of what’s unseen." -The Eastsider

Ohioan - Living music, based in Tucson. On the Infinite Front label. Fronted by Ryne Warner, with a rotating cast of collaborators, including members of Golden Boots, Castanets, and Karl Blau. Warner was a member of Arrington de Dionyso's Arizona version of Malaikat dan Singa.

Seth Kasselman

The Blank Waves

Pocket Vinyl / Lucy & La Mer / Jelena Gonzalez / Oliver House / Laurel Freeman
Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

Pocket Vinyl / Lucy & La Mer / Jelena Gonzalez / Oliver House / Laurel Freeman

Pocket Vinyl: Piano slam rock from Connecticut! "Our unique live show consists of an energetic one-man-piano-band coupled with an live painter who creates a work of art on stage as I play which is auctioned off at the end of the show to the highest bidder."

Lucy & La Mer: Sweet and sassy folk-pop songs fitting somewhere between a Wes Anderson soundtrack and a M. Ward/Ingrid Michaelson love child. Lucy leads an acoustic collaboration of musicians on her baritone ukulele, including percussionist Matthew Cook (Grammy-nominated, LA Percussion Quartet) and jazz bassist Jon Lee Keenan (also with LA Master Chorale). Lucy & La Mer’s debut EP Little Spoon was recorded by Jonathan Nesvadba (Moby/Larry Gatlin), mixed by Bill Rahko (Paul McCartney/Daft Punk) and mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

Locals!...

Jelena Gonzalez

Oliver House

Laurel Freeman

Cikatri$ / The Cigarette Bums / The Darling Sounds / Sedusa / Leftovers
Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

Cikatri$ / The Cigarette Bums / The Darling Sounds / Sedusa / Leftovers

Be rad on the Ides of March! International rock and roll gathering...Sunday fun day matinee!!

CIKATRI$ - Keytar - stylophone - drums - theremin - distorted bass - fast guitars - all sung in French! Aurélie hails from France but only started singing in French when moving to Stockholm, Sweden. A million tones and feelings mix in the back of her Tonmeister’s head, and in silence she starts writing down the first CIKATRI$ tunes. Voice is used as an instrument, words are just sounds, and all is part of a greater project like a mini-version of a total artwork. The lo-fi expression of an urgent feeling. A search begins for folks with the same passion for playing fast. And suddenly! Ignition. Using a keytar as the sonic nucleus, CIKATRI$ creates a relentlessly frenetic blast of songs that mix French 60s with Swedish garage punk and the rawer sounds of 80s synth. The live cast features members of Swedish bands Isobel & November, Holograms, RAS, and Henry Fiat's Open Sore. CIKATRI$ is featured in the official SXSW 2015.

The Cigarette Bums - From LA. Latest release recorded with Wyatt Blair of Lolipop Records at the helm as producer and engineer. "The Bums’ music is rootsy-expressive, postpunk quirky and as solidly diverting as anything squalling in Silverlake at the present moment." - Ron Garmon, LA Record. "A Dylan-meets-Daniel Johnston meets-Replacements-meets-Beefheart smash-up that's a real pleasure to watch. The Bums play repetitious, folksy stanzas with a snot-nosed, garage-band delivery, and they throw in an occasional, speedy jazz-intoned riff for flare." - LA Weekly

With local hit-makers!...

Leftovers

The Darling Sounds

Sedusa

Various Blonde / Zodiac Bash / Mystery School / Audious
Mar
16
7:30 pm19:30

Various Blonde / Zodiac Bash / Mystery School / Audious

Various Blonde - From Kansas City: The brainchild of Joshua Allen with current support from drummer Mark Lomas, bassist- Evanjohn Mcintosh, and keyboardist- Eddie Moore. Their most recent release, Summer High, was produced by Isaiah " Ikey" Owens of Free Moral Agents and The Mars Volta.

They've opened for numerous national acts: Russian Circles, Zechs Marquise, Dead Meadow, Jucifer, Murder By Death, Crystal Antlers... They deliver a show all their own, cut with hints of improv, pop, rock, metal, soul, punk, funk and jazz.

Zodiac Bash: Special one-man band version.

Mystery School

Audious

Bat Country / Kid Dynamite and the Blast / Gus / Blithed
Mar
17
7:30 pm19:30

Bat Country / Kid Dynamite and the Blast / Gus / Blithed

Bat Country - Reno, NV folk punks! "I remember strumming out of tune chords on a 5-string guitar while Jared calmly, yet furiously, plucked away at a broken acoustic bass on the 15th floor of his condo overlooking downtown Reno.

"After playing a last minute set with our heroes, Ramshackle Glory, coupled with the encouragement of Pat ‘The Bunny’, we decided to take a stab at being something other than two stoners jamming silly tunes in a one room high-rise.

"Time passes. We began to sharpen up our sound, still jamming mind you, with our good friends Patrick, Jace, and Cactus Head. I will never forget the amazingly surreal feeling of witnessing my simple folk songs turn into something I could never imagine doing by myself. For this, I am forever grateful to these homies.

"This album...is our best attempt to present to you a sound that we are all proud of. For myself, these songs document several events, beautiful and tragic, that have occurred during Bat Country’s existence. These songs are not, nor ever will they be, finished."

With locals...

Kid Dynamite and the Blast

Blithed

Gus

RedRumsey - Vern from Unwound! / Hiccups / The Smiling Faces / CJ Melton / Consumer
Mar
21
7:30 pm19:30

RedRumsey - Vern from Unwound! / Hiccups / The Smiling Faces / CJ Melton / Consumer

Red Rumsey - From Olympia, WA: Vern Rumsey, formerly of Unwound and Long Hind Legs, has been working off and on since 2000 as RedRumsey. Writing songs here and there, mostly for Unwound or Long Hind Legs, but what ended up being RedRumsey was the remnants that never came to fruition with either of those projects. Not to be confused with songs that were rejects, there was always just too much material. RedRumsey, at that time, was spotty at best, but never died.

After stints in bands, such as Fitz of Depression, Oslo, and Flora v. Fauna, Vern always returned to RedRumsey as an outlet, but never playing live save for one benefit show... until the Florida duo Teach Me Equals asked RedRumsey to go on a tour of the western half of the United States. That collaboration turned out to be very inspiring and motivating.

RedRumsey, as self described by Vernon himself, is a more organic version of his previous band Long Hind Legs. It is a versatile collaboration... sometimes solo accoustic, or with guest players, or with electronics, and yet, sometimes with a combination of all three. Vern's goal is to make every RedRumsey show a new experience from the last.

With local sounds from...

Hiccups

The Smiling Faces

Consumer

CJ Melton

Name the Band / The Living Strange / The Echo Bombs / Snail Quail
Mar
24
7:30 pm19:30

Name the Band / The Living Strange / The Echo Bombs / Snail Quail

Name the Band - From Brazil. Lead by musician and song writer Zeh Monstro, Name the Band is also Gabriel da Rosa, Beto Careca and Vini Marmore. Familiar and well known to the underground rock scene in Brazil, Zeh Monstro is a touring musician for some of the most important rock singers in the country, and also had a strong career in the punk rock scene, leading the bands Holy Tree and Borderlinerz.

There is a punk accent in their music, but with a strong influence from 70’s and
80’s rock such as David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Devo. Their latest single was released in the US during the "Watt From Pedro Show."

On tour with The Living Strange from LA.

Local action from The Echo Bombs and Snail Quail.

Zeller
Mar
26
7:30 pm19:30

Zeller

Zeller - Industrial/glitch performer from France. Furious and dizzying, unified by a galactic soundscape, sometimes chaotic.

Locals TBA.

Wind Burial / CCDS / Paul Arámbula and Amadoo's Crew / The Lonesome Wilderness /
Mar
27
7:30 pm19:30

Wind Burial / CCDS / Paul Arámbula and Amadoo's Crew / The Lonesome Wilderness /

Wind Burial: The psych-goth reincarnation of the Seattle slowcore band Snowdrift. The slower, ethereal sound of that band started to transform as their aesthetic shifted toward a dynamic approach reminiscent of 1970s rock, with dark avant garde aplomb. They renamed themselves Wind Burial to mark this metamorphosis.

With their new full length, We Used To Be Hunters, they've allowed their longstanding penchant for dreaminess to subtly inform a more dynamic, visceral approach reflective of their live performance.  It was produced and mixed by Randall Dunn (Rose Windows, Marissa Nadler, Earth, SunO))) and engineered by Nicholas Wilbur (Mount Erie, LAKE, Hungry Cloud Darkening).

CCDS: From Buffalo, NY.

Paul Arámbula and Amadoo's Crew

The Lonesome Wilderness

Pageant
Mar
28
7:30 pm19:30

Pageant

Pageant - Formerly known as Where Are All the Buffalo. This show is a fundraiser for their upcoming full-length!

More bands TBA.

Kristen Ford / Clay Martin / Lady Cop
Mar
30
7:30 pm19:30

Kristen Ford / Clay Martin / Lady Cop

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

With locals...

Lady Cop

Clay Martin

more TBA

The Black Heartthrobs / Brad Rizer / Scott Ferrin / Reason Unknown
Apr
2
7:30 pm19:30

The Black Heartthrobs / Brad Rizer / Scott Ferrin / Reason Unknown

The Black Heartthrobs: Three-piece melodic garage rock band from Culver City. Punk bassist for Osker (Epitaph records), David Benitez, has switched to vocals/guitar to front the band with drummer Jane Greely and bassist Spenser Wells. They craft catchy songs ala The Cars, Pavement, and The Nerves. Expect hooky choruses, fuzzed guitars, and glasses.

Brad Rizer - from Georgia/Utah: Seamlessly blending blues, folk, and country together with a rock 'n' roll swagger.

Scott Ferrin - Also from Utah.

Reason Unknown


Phoenix Zine Fair 2015
Apr
3
6:00 pm18:00

Phoenix Zine Fair 2015

April's First Friday opening will feature the Phoenix Zine Fair 2015!

Come together and celebrate with us the craft of DIY book/zine making and the beauty of original thought by bringing your own zine to table, share, trade or sell, or reading some of your own writing to an actual audience.

The whole month of April at The Trunk Space will feature a curated pop-up shop of participating zines.

Andrew Weathers / Tsone
Apr
5
6:00 pm18:00

Andrew Weathers / Tsone

Andrew Weathers: Composer and improviser originally from Chapel Hill, NC, currently based in Oakland, CA. His music exists in a space between improvisation and composition—equally influenced by the 20th century American minimalists and underground noise.

Andrew performs rigorously in a variety of contexts, both composed and improvised. In addition to solo performances, he heads up the Andrew Weathers Ensemble, which he will be playing with on this tour. He also performs and records regularly with Kirtan Choir, Weathers/Glover, Tethers, and Parties. In the past, he has performed with Acid of All Ruins, Bicameral Mind, Northern Valentine, Tatsuya Nakatani, Laurent Estoppey, and Hal McGee, among others. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Weathers helps run Full Spectrum Records.

Tsone

More TBA.

Indie 500
Apr
10
Apr 12

Indie 500

Indie 500 - Celebrating 11 years of The Trunk Space! Like last year's fest, there will be 500 songs. This year, we're going to have all 500 played in a row! No stopping till we get to 500!

Many, many bands TBA!

ALTO!
Apr
14
7:30 pm19:30

ALTO!

ALTO! - Experimental/noise from Portland, OR. Featuring Derek Monypeny, who toured the US with Sir Richard Bishop of Sun City Girls.

Locals TBA.

Islands and Tigers
Apr
15
7:30 pm19:30

Islands and Tigers

Islands and Tigers - San Antonio based surf/pop/garage-rock: "...lo-fi indie/pop songs filled with slick bass lines, a nice array of 'jingly' melodies, and an emotive lead vocal which delivers the perfect amount of solace and teen angst." - Superfriends

Locals TBA.

Fairy Bones
Apr
17
7:30 pm19:30

Fairy Bones

Fairy Bones: A new wave/rock band based out of Phoenix. Formed in January 2013, the four-piece consists of Chelsey Louise, Robert Ciuca, Ben Foos, and Matthew Foos.

They successfully crowdfunded their debut album, Dramabot, and recorded with Bob Hoag (The Format, Dear and the Headlights) at Flying Blanket Studios. Phoenix New Times named the lead single, “Waiting,” one of the “10 Best Things I Heard in Phoenix in 2014,” and Chelsey one of the “The 10 Best Frontmen and Frontwomen in Phoenix Right Now.”

More bands TBA.


Minnow / Cave Sounds / Clementine / Glencove
Feb
26
7:30 pm19:30

Minnow / Cave Sounds / Clementine / Glencove

Minnow - from Los Angeles.

"In its quest for some sonic and topical higher ground, art-rock can come off as heavy-handed and indulgent. The new material from L.A. sextet Minnow avoid those perils even as it grapples with weighty matters such as life, death and fleeting youth. The band began as the project of guitarists Madison Megna and Kenny Tye and drummer Alex Onate, eventually adding singer Nik O’Hara, bassist Daniel Campos and multi-instrumentalist Curtis Baxter (whose unique set-up includes drums, glockenspiel, sleigh bells, tambourines, cymbals, piano and organ). After self-releasing a self-titled EP in late 2012, the band embarked on making its full-length, Trembles & Temperance (out Nov. 11). Recorded at The Atomic Garden in Palo Alto with producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, Whirr), the album corrals Minnow’s many ambitions — sprawling arrangements, intricate harmonics, doubled percussion, high-minded lyrics. 'I’m feeling about as Christian / as a crooked politician / but I’m searching for an answer / some proof, a cure,' O’Hara sings in 'Indian Summer.' Sometimes Minnow must feel like they’re swimming upstream, but at least they are seekers." - buzzbands.la

Cave Sounds

Clementine

Glencove

The Sidekicks / Cayetana / New Colonies / Way Under
Feb
25
8:30 pm20:30

The Sidekicks / Cayetana / New Colonies / Way Under

The Sidekicks - from Columbus, OH, on Epitaph Records!

“At its core, (their new album) Runners in the Nerved World is about getting past the excitement of growing up and finding new ways to simulate that movement,” says vocalist and guitarist Steve Ciolek, also of the indie-rock band Saintseneca. Ciolek adds, "The point the record is supposed to make is that it’s often pretty arbitrary how that movement is simulated. Regardless of the situation, inevitably the characters in these songs just get stuck in those cycles. The record tries to deconstruct that inertia--that constant motivation to run.”

Cayetana - from Philadelphia.

New Colonies

Way Under

Presented by The Mantooth Group.

Dino-Prov, hosted by Robot Destroyers from Planet Earth
Feb
25
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)! 

Adrian and Meredith / The Greenwood Sidee / Anna Michal
Feb
17
7:30 pm19:30

Adrian and Meredith / The Greenwood Sidee / Anna Michal

Adrian and Meredith: Folk duo, with clog-dancing! From East Nashville TN.

Adrian Krygowski has been touring east of the Mississippi strongly since 2009, playing his brand of intense "Aggressive Soul-Folk" to sold-out rock clubs, listening rooms, house concerts, coffee shops, and festivals. This time he's touring with his future wife, Meredith Brown, on fiddle, vocals, and mandolin.

The Greenwood Sidee

Anna Michal

Miss Massive Snowflake / Andy Warpigs / Soft Deadlines / Better Dead / Perfect Laughter
Feb
16
7:30 pm19:30

Miss Massive Snowflake / Andy Warpigs / Soft Deadlines / Better Dead / Perfect Laughter

It's Presidents Day! As good an excuse as any for an awesome show!

Miss Massive Snowflake - from Portland: 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!

Andy Warpigs

Soft Deadlines

Better Dead

Perfect Laughter

Corners / Playboy Manbaby / Celebration Guns / Paper Foxes
Feb
14
7:30 pm19:30

Corners / Playboy Manbaby / Celebration Guns / Paper Foxes

Corners - on Lollipop Records!

Their 2012 Beyond Way release was a more surf-inspired garage rock album, while the new release Maxed Out On Distraction is a synth-inspired post-punk album in the Internet age. Mastered by Dave Cooley (Silversun Pickups, MF Doom, The Black Angels, M83), album title itself is a reflection of living in the Internet age and literally not having any room in your life for more distractions. Singer Tracy Bryant explains, “The album title relates to the music in the way we approached making the album itself… blocking out everything else and focusing on making pure music, not being distracted with the constant addiction that social networking sites have become.”

Playboy Manbaby

Celebration Guns

Paper Foxes

Good times brought to you by Rubber Brother Records!

Friday the 13th Part 1: Easter Teeth / Uno Sideburn / Clay Fighter / Paper Genie
Feb
13
7:30 pm19:30

Friday the 13th Part 1: Easter Teeth / Uno Sideburn / Clay Fighter / Paper Genie

Friday the 13th Part 1! Scary! Fun! Wear a costume! With...

Easter Teeth - from California: A gotta-see-it-to-believe-it duo, Easter Teeth is what happens when the Eymann brothers pat their tummies, rub their heads, and smack, shake, or plunk every instrument in sight. It is very sweaty. Starting in 2009, Josh (vocals and drums) and Tim (vocals, bass, keys, and gadgets) set out to convince the world that their two musical loves, Soul and Hardcore, indeed belong together.

With local shredders!...

Uno Sideburn

Clay Fighter

Paper Genie

Pharmakon / Marshstepper / Lusitania / A0N / Cloak
Feb
11
7:30 pm19:30

Pharmakon / Marshstepper / Lusitania / A0N / Cloak

Pharmakon: The power electronics/death-industrial project of Margaret Chardiet, which has been operating out of The Red Light District collective in New York City since 2007. Unlike other experimental projects, Pharmakon does not improvise when performing or recording. She is concise and exact; each song/movement is linear with a clear trajectory. Perhaps more than any other style of music, noise is a genre almost exclusively dominated by male performers. Spin Magazine is apt to point out that her “perfectionism might explain why her recordings are few and far between — a rarity in a scene where noise bros are want to puke out hour after endless hour of stoned basement jams into a limitless stream of limited-edition tapes. Her music may be as cuddly as a trepanning drill, but it’s also just as precise: She glowers in measured silence as often as she shrieks, and every serrated tone cuts straight to the bone, a carefully calibrated interplay between frequency and resistance.”

Marshstepper: Members of Arizona punk stalwarts including Avon Ladies, Destruction Unit, Tempe SS, and Pigeon Religion here in their most industrial incarnation

Lusitania: Experimental metal from members of Gay Kiss, Dealing, Sacred Followers, and Detached Objects.

With A0N and Cloak. Presented by Select.

Food Not Bombs Benefit! with Andy Warpigs / The Linecutters / Out Past Curfew / Better Dead / Dagger Pan / The North Remembers
Feb
10
6:30 pm18:30

Food Not Bombs Benefit! with Andy Warpigs / The Linecutters / Out Past Curfew / Better Dead / Dagger Pan / The North Remembers

Food Not Bombs benefit show! Featuring music by...

Andy Warpigs

The Linecutters

Out Past Curfew

Better Dead

Dagger Pan

The North Remembers

$6. All proceeds from this show that would normally go to bands will go to benefit Food Not Bombs! In their own words...

"We recover food that would have been discarded and share it as a way of protesting war and poverty. With fifty cents of every U.S. federal tax dollar going to the military and forty percent of our food being discarded while so many people were struggling to feed their families...we could inspire the public to press for military spending to be redirected to human needs. We also reduce food waste and meet the direct need of our community by collecting discarded food, preparing vegan meals that we share with the hungry while providing literature about the need to change our society. Food Not Bombs also provides food to protesters and striking workers and organizes food relief after natural and political crises."

You can also bring items for donations such as hygiene products or canned foods.

Eliza Rickman / Justin Moody / Theo Martin / Jason Hill
Feb
5
7:30 pm19:30

Eliza Rickman / Justin Moody / Theo Martin / Jason Hill

Eliza Rickman: There is always a hint of menace and reservoirs of force haunting the corners of Eliza’s voice, whatever register it occupies. Her presence on stage—whether she wears flowers in her hair, or stuffed birds; whether she plays a Schoenhut toy piano or a grand piano—is an enveloping, soft darkness, impossible to ignore. It is quite a surprise that Rickman didn’t even realize she could sing until after she earned a degree in orchestration from Azusa Pacific University, because her voice is the most enthralling and salient feature of any on the tracks from her new album ‘O, You Sinners’. And this is saying something, considering her deftness as a pianist and her subtlety as a composer. Like Kate Bush’s work, or like PJ Harvey’s album ‘White Chalk’, the arrangements on ‘O, You Sinners’ are edged with dissonance. Like Andrew Bird, she favors pizzicato strings over junkyard percussion and complex lyrical melodies.

With locals...

Theo Martin

Justin Moody

Comedy from Jason Hill

Jeph Jerman / James Fella / Seth Kasselman / The Health Channel
Jan
30
7:30 pm19:30

Jeph Jerman / James Fella / Seth Kasselman / The Health Channel

Jeph Jerman "is ultimately capturing 'found sound' that our ears can tune into each day if we are willing to slow down and really listen. The Cottonwood-based sound artist scavenges the Southwest for his organic instruments, including pinecones, rocks, feathers, twigs, and dirt, which he records with the aid of contact mics, sculpting meditative white noise collages that explore antediluvian principles." -Steve Jansen

locals:

James Fella

Seth Kasselman

The Health Channel

Matthew O'Neill / Shrink / The Lonesome Wilderness / Ben Anderson
Jan
29
7:30 pm19:30

Matthew O'Neill / Shrink / The Lonesome Wilderness / Ben Anderson

Matthew O'Neill - As a young adult, instead of being swept into the current of big city living, Matthew sought out the experience of life in the American wilderness living nomadically in our national forests. A profound and dynamic connection to the natural world is the hallmark of his music. With one foot in the world of human kind and the other in the realm of the mystic, the music of Matthew O’Neill bridges the senses and intuition, encouraging its listeners at once to let go, tune in and get real.

His debut album on Lone Pine Records, “Campfire Cook,” brings together Matthew’s extensive musical history, with intimate acoustic pieces amidst more extended “passionate, trance-induced song explorations.” Known for an unrepentant, raw guitar sound, his solos bring us to the edge of our seats and the very edge of our known sonic vocabulary. Matthew, as an artist, stands apart from his musical contemporaries as a feral and unapologetic songwriter combining frequencies of both ancient and modern sound with lyrics of wild abandon.

With locals...

The Lonesome Wilderness

Ben Anderson

Shrink

Malcolm Tent / Sirens / Run-On Sunshine / The Smiling Faces / Consumer
Jan
23
7:30 pm19:30

Malcolm Tent / Sirens / Run-On Sunshine / The Smiling Faces / Consumer

Malcolm Tent - Connecticut punk legend, on tour: "I AM NOT A SINGER/ SONGWRITER. People have fun at my shows. I've been bashing away at one form of music or another since 1983. I'm a founding member of Broken Talent (known to punk record collectors the world over), Bunnybrains (globally recognized noisemongers), and Ultrabunny (a better version of Bunnybrains). In side projects, I've played with Profanatica, GG Allin, and Harvey Sid Fisher. I've been slinging my hardcore acoustic guitar full time since 2008."

On tour with another CTer, Sirens.

Joined by local weirdos and/or rockers...

Run-On Sunshine

The Smiling Faces

Consumer

Spring / The Blank Waves / The Paper Hats
Jan
22
7:30 pm19:30

Spring / The Blank Waves / The Paper Hats

Spring, from BC: In a big green and purple house on a pleasant mountain in Vancouver’s east side, four auditory wizards are brewing sounds under the moniker of Sprïng. Never eating or sleeping, surviving only on the sound waves of their psychedelic music, and relying only on the power of chance, Sprïng spent a year conjuring up the eleven spells contained on their debut album, “...a psychedelic, impressionistic and frequently complicated feat of musicianship. It often seems to present multiple ideas at once: lush pop harmonies and piano-led arrangements dive into acid-jazz breakdowns, switch gears with guitar squeals and folk strums, and back again.” – VUE

Joined by...

The Blank Waves

The Paper Hats

Human Behavior / Tristan Jemsek / Where Are All the Buffalo? / Butter Knifes
Jan
21
7:30 pm19:30

Human Behavior / Tristan Jemsek / Where Are All the Buffalo? / Butter Knifes

Human Behavior - from Tucson: This dark folk orchestra has always been pushing the limits and pushing forward, but for this show they're taking a look back and re-releasing their early album, The Behavior of Death in Mower County. First time on cassette! On Rubber Brother Records!

Joined by...

Butter Knifes - EP re-release, also on Rubber Brother!

Tristan Jemsek - rare solo set!

Where Are All the Buffalo?

Idaho Green / Paper Genie / Canids / Leftovers
Jan
19
7:30 pm19:30

Idaho Green / Paper Genie / Canids / Leftovers

Every Monday should be a holiday, and this one already happens to be one! Let's celebrate!!

Idaho Green - on tour from Billings! New release on Wiener Records. They blasted through a high-energy set last June...on a Monday, of course! Let's welcome them back with open hearts!

Local lineup hand-picked for maximum fun...

Paper Genie

Leftovers

Canids

FREE potato chips while supplies last! The chips will be opened during Idaho Green's set, so you must see the touring band to claim your free chips!

CJ Boyd / Tsone / Static Announcements
Jan
15
7:30 pm19:30

CJ Boyd / Tsone / Static Announcements

CJ Boyd: 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.

With locals...

Tsone: Intricate electronic soundscapes.

Static Announcements: Experimental, free jazz style.

Morning Hands / Waytansea Point / Andrew is Tired / A Dog in the Rain
Jan
14
7:30 pm19:30

Morning Hands / Waytansea Point / Andrew is Tired / A Dog in the Rain

Morning Hands - from Oakland: Duo comprised of Douglas Du Fresne (of Diesel Dudes) and Patrick Tabor (of Tabor Mountain). Together they make sonically full pop music. Songs like "Swamp" are lush electronic pieces, comprised of multiple synth lines and catchy, hook driven instrumentals that are vaguely reminiscent of MGMT. The vocals are often punchy, and demonstrate a sound common in synth pop pieces, similar to vocal styles most commonly championed in the pop music of the 80's.

Waytansea Point

Andrew is Tired

A Dog in the Rain