Events Calendar

Kitten Forever / Shovel / Sugar Skull Explosion
May
5
7:00 pm19:00

Kitten Forever / Shovel / Sugar Skull Explosion

Kitten Forever: A Minneapolis-based drums and bass trio. Corrie Harrigan, Laura Larson, and Liz Elton have been playing music together for over 10 years. The trio trades off duties on each instrument, giving equal time on drums, bass, and vocals to everyone. This democratic approach to performing and songwriting gives the band a unified front, deconstructing traditional stage hierarchy, as well as a diverse set of perspectives, with unique sounds and styles for each performer. Their fuzzed out, caustic party punk is inspired by equal parts friendship and feminism, using a stripped down aesthetic to showcase big emotions. A band of bratty banshee best friends, Kitten Forever believes in each other, pets, magic, and you.

Shovel

Sugar Skull Explosion

At The Newton: Chris Schlarb's Psychic Temple / Slow Moses
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

At The Newton: Chris Schlarb's Psychic Temple / Slow Moses

The Trunk Space and Stinkweeds are proud to present the first Trunk Space "pop-up" show, and the third show at The Newton, 300 West Camelback Rd in uptown Phoenix.

Chris Schlarb's Psychic Temple
(Asthmatic Kitty Records
/Joyful Noise Recordings)
Cult-leading, truck-driving psych-folk, touring behind III, their latest offering partially recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals. Find out more about Chris Schlarb.

With locals...

Slow Moses: Desert-afro-psych.

1 more TBA.


Dino-Prov Goes Extinct! The Last Supper featuring Apollo 12 and Robot Destroyers
Apr
27
7:30 pm19:30

Dino-Prov Goes Extinct! The Last Supper featuring Apollo 12 and Robot Destroyers

This is the last DinoProv! The Trunk Space is moving soon, so DinoProv is going to go extinct with an earth-shattering bang! Long-form improv comedy sensations Apollo 12 and Robot Destroyers from Planet Earth team up to create an improvised comedy show done in the style of our formerly traditional Thanksgiving spectaculars. It will be followed by the Jam-Jam where any and all are invited to play!

$5 cash or free if you Jam-Jam with us. Produced by The Torch Theatre, hosted by The Trunk Space.

3rd annual Indie 500 - Celebrating 12 years of The Trunk Space!
Apr
23
Apr 24

3rd annual Indie 500 - Celebrating 12 years of The Trunk Space!

The Indie 500! Our annual 500-song-in-a-row music marathon! Celebrating 12 years of The Trunk Space! Also, one of the final events at the 1506 NW Grand Ave location!

Starting 8am on Saturday, April 23...not stopping till we hit song 500! Which we expect to happen during the evening of Sunday, April 24.

Times are very much approximate. We will update the Facebook event as well as the twitter @thetrunkspace with the song number we are on. Check out the event/full schedule!

Something in the order of 100 acts including AJJ, Novi Split, Kepi Ghoulie, Dogbreth, Roar, Logan & Lucille, Algae and Tentacles, JJCnV, Thollem's HPOH, Foot Ox, Diners, Porches, Iji, Playboy Manbaby, Man-Cat, Treasure Mammal, Coffee Pot, Masteroid, Sad Kid, The Darling Sounds, Dinosaur Love, Human Behavior, Jacob Smigel, Drew Danburry, Hi My Name is Ryan…

$10 for a wristband gets you into the whole fest!

The Haymarket Squares / Snake! Snake! Snakes! / Moose Titans / Cactus Kids
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

The Haymarket Squares / Snake! Snake! Snakes! / Moose Titans / Cactus Kids

State by state, From Sea to Sea has been on the lookout for the country's best up and coming bands. Thursday, April 21st the musical journey comes to an end in Phoenix, Arizona. Come celebrate the experience with a night of Phoenix's raddest...

The Haymarket Squares: "Punkgrass for the people."

Snake! Snake! Snakes!: Scene-vet indie-rockers, reeling from the release of theirlong-anticipated full-length debut.

Cactus Kids: Newbs with the chops.

Moose Titans: Turns out radio hosts can play, too!

The Blank Waves / ElleEsAich / Harrison Hufman / Gimpheart / WOLFZiE / Watchable Wildlife
Apr
20
7:30 pm19:30

The Blank Waves / ElleEsAich / Harrison Hufman / Gimpheart / WOLFZiE / Watchable Wildlife

Celebrate the holidays with electronic sounds from...

 The Blank Waves

Harrison Hufman

Watchable Wildlife: Noise/drone concocted by Mullarkey of Run-On Sunshine.

WOLFZiE

Gimpheart

ElleEsAich: A musician and sound artist from Scotland who builds hybrid analogue/digital instruments. Her music lies somewhere between free improv, experimental pop, techno, and noise. She also composes haptic music that can be experienced as vibration throughout the body and enjoys performing in unusual locations. She is an associate of the New Radiophonic Workshop.

Grateful Sound Fest 2 / The Smiling Faces + Psywave EP Release!
Apr
16
6:30 pm18:30

Grateful Sound Fest 2 / The Smiling Faces + Psywave EP Release!

The Smiling Faces and Psywave are releasing their first split cassette on Saturday, April 16 on local "alt-everything" label Tvlife Entertainment! Come check out some chillwave/punk rock goodness with your host Dadadoh and a roster of super fun new acts including From Mars, Ape Face, Force, 20 Ft. Neon Jesus, and Ancient Egypt!

Grateful Sound 1 was a huge success, and we hope to introduce new artists to the scene with this idea-music-baby, GRATEFUL SOUND 2!

Ex-Cowboy / Run-On Sunshine / Luna Ravenhair / Malcolm Allison / David S. Kruse
Apr
14
7:30 pm19:30

Ex-Cowboy / Run-On Sunshine / Luna Ravenhair / Malcolm Allison / David S. Kruse

Ex-Cowboy: A project created by Michael Huerta in Tucson, AZ. The band is a rotating cast of people and instrumentation including accordion, violin, cello, double bass, ...guitar, drums and even bass clarinet. The music is somehow a balance of dark overtones and alluring sensitivities all within a western setting. Their self-titled album was released on Feb 27th, 2013 on Diet Pop Records. It was recorded by Petie Rondstat at LandMark Sound Recorders and produced by Logan Greene.

Luna Ravenhair

Malcolm Allison

David S. Kruse

Run-On Sunshine: First time playing whole set on The Trunk Space acoustic piano!

Terror Pigeon! / Meth Dad / Treasure Mammal (DJ) / The Blank Waves / Sparkle Motion / ARK / Shove It Witch
Apr
11
6:30 pm18:30

Terror Pigeon! / Meth Dad / Treasure Mammal (DJ) / The Blank Waves / Sparkle Motion / ARK / Shove It Witch

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

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.

Treasure Mammal (DJ set)

The Blank Waves

ARK

Sparkle Motion

Shove It Witch: First show!

Young Hunter / Mercury MINES / Good Ol Joel / Warriors of the Month
Apr
9
7:30 pm19:30

Young Hunter / Mercury MINES / Good Ol Joel / Warriors of the Month

Young Hunter: From Portland, with Tucson origins. "The sound still reflects its desert roots, though it is now layered with a new sense of mystery - a slow, psychedelic haziness that billows and swells with sorrow and mystery.

"Young Hunter’s new album (appropriately self-titled, perhaps in reference to a kind of reawakening they’ve experienced in their new home) is quite different than I was expecting. There’s an emotive hue that hovers atmospherically over a bed of dark, heavy riffs with touches of occult and folk rock. It’s a beautiful album, really...

"'You are not alone in the pain that fills the human heart, though you wander on your own for lifetimes in the dark.' Comforting words, made all the more powerful by the dual vocal harmonies of Benjamin Blake and Sara Pinnell, who sing wistfully over a bed of classic rock leads by guitarist Erik Wells, with Sam Dean (bass) and Grant Pierce (drums) providing AIC-style 'Would' rhythms you can’t help but get lost in." - Doomed & Stoned.

Good Ol Joel

Mercury MINES

Warriors of the Month

TV Girl / Electrisad / Copyette
Apr
2
7:30 pm19:30

TV Girl / Electrisad / Copyette

TV Girl: On the surface, a sunny, throwback splash of ‘60s French pop and southern California soul. Yet, under that shiny veneer lays a dark heart, beating with sharp wit and cynical alienation, and the music is all the more alluring for it.

TV Girl was formed in 2010 by Brad Petering as an outlet to blend the love of Spector-esque girl-group pop with an emerging interest in hip-hop. Featuring shimmering vocals and sampled beats, the self-titled debut EP of the same year turned heads online immediately; the group’s lush vintage rhythms and timeless pop hooks were even making waves on the BBC. Soon after, Jason Wyman joined the band and they continued to release increasingly popular EPs and mixtapes between tours. In summer 2014, TV Girl unveiled their first full-length, the critically acclaimed French Exit.

The album keeps true to the TV Girl charm with a bevy of electronic samplings infused throughout light and airy guitars, whirring organs, and ethereal vocals. Yet this record is not all summer nostalgia, and there are plenty of times where French Exit reads like disaffected fiction. The moody characters in these songs are fueled by revenge as often as love, underpinned by desperation and a deep yearning to connect.

The followup, Who Really Cares, will be out in February 2016.

With locals...

Electrisad

Copyette: New duo featuring Paula Tesoriero from The Paper Hats and Conner Chase from Coffee Pot.

Get tickets!

PHX SUX: Art Opening / de’Lunula Screeners 4
Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

PHX SUX: Art Opening / de’Lunula Screeners 4

If you haven’t noticed, Phoenix is a gaping concrete orifice in the middle of a scorched desert landscape that will probably be wiped out by UV rays from the sun in a few climate changing decades. Either it’s a city that’s stupid and should not exist, or it’s the cool, dystopian hell hole that only a bunch of badass biker warriors could survive in. de’Lunula Media believes it’s both!

That’s why they're hosting PHX SUX, a lovely art exhibit at The Trunk Space — the samevenue where they’ve hosted their weirdo video marathons de’Lunula Screeners 1-3. As part of the art opening and reception, they're showing de’Lunula Screeners 4: This One Is Just Called Number Four! Hosted by none other than Andy Warpigs.

If you’ve got art that’s positive, negative, or stone-cold neutral that somehow celebrates living in the Valley of the Spun — including weirdo videos that you'd like to submit to de’Lunula Screeners 4 — then email delunula @ gmail dot com with a JPG of your art. It should probably be said you must be local to Phoenix or surrounding cities. Deadline is March 28th!

Grove of Baal / Tsone / Teen Summit / I'm Listening
Mar
29
7:30 pm19:30

Grove of Baal / Tsone / Teen Summit / I'm Listening

Grove of Baal: From Santa Fe, NM. An experimental music group and compositional collaboration comprised of Ben Tempchin (voice, guitars) and Aaron Jenks (piano, Rhodes, organs and synths), who have been working together in various bands and projects for 15 years. Grove of Baal is concerned with the combination of song and improvisation and explores the elements of dynamic composition and structural fluidity that occur as a result of that milieu: Specifically, what happens when the infinity of improvisational possibilities is channeled into the architecture of the structurally predetermined song. These themes are explored through compositions with melody and lyrics, in a dense, effect-laden style that is at times hazy and spacious and at others harsh and loud. They draw inspiration from free jazz, noise, industrial, and psychedelic rock.

Tsone: Veteran Phoenix electronic composer.

Teen Summit: New AZ droners.

I'm Listening: New vocal looping project from two Paper Hats.

Tyler J. Borden + Kyle Motl / Andrew is Tired / Ben Nandin / Gulch
Mar
24
7:30 pm19:30

Tyler J. Borden + Kyle Motl / Andrew is Tired / Ben Nandin / Gulch

Experimental improv duo featuring:

  • Tyler J. Borden: Cellist from San Diego. “Borden is inventing new and unconventional ways to play…you’ve never heard a cello played like this.” – Upstate Soundscape
  • Kyle Motl: Bassist from South Florida. Active in a variety of ensembles and settings, Kyle’s work crosses the boundaries between idioms as wide as free jazz, contemporary concert music, and extreme metal. Current interests include extended harmonic techniques for solo bass improvisation, electroacoustic performance with live electronics and improvising software, modular compositional schemes, recursive and generative structuring, and exploration of complex sonic spectra.

Check out Day Off at Sea World, a collaboration between Borden, Motl, and drummer Nate Scheible.

Joined by locals...

Andrew is Tired: Return of experimental guitar wunderkind.

Ben Nandin: Straight Straws homie steps out with "suitcase of noise."

Gulch: Parker Davis + Waytansea Point + Garrett Johnson = crunchynoisyhype.

Woozy / Alaska / Dent / Twin Ponies
Mar
22
7:30 pm19:30

Woozy / Alaska / Dent / Twin Ponies

Woozy: From New Orleans. Their music focuses on intricate instrumentation and bold dynamic shifts to subvert their naturally poppy melodic tendencies. Walls of guitar feedback and fuzz interspersed with finger-picked flourishes help turn "overthinking what you said to the barista while you were looking for change" into an art form.

Alaska: From Nevada.

Dent

Twin Ponies

Presented by Slow Brood. Get tickets.

Jason Webley / Andy Warpigs / North Brother Island
Mar
21
7:30 pm19:30

Jason Webley / Andy Warpigs / North Brother Island

Jason Webley wields an accordion, a guitar, a fedora, a feather, a storybook, a crate for stomping, a love for tomatoes, and a taste for "11." Appearing alongside Amanda Palmer, Jherek Bischoff, Parenthetical Girls, the cast of Welcome to Night Vale, TED, Eliza Rickman, and Sxip Shirey, this one-man wrecking crew has traipsed himself across more waterways, skies, and stages than you or I might ever imagine.

There are few performers to have graced The Trunk Space's stage to more truly embody our "vaudeville" ethos, and we could not be more overjoyed to bring him back to 1506 for one last show here.

Locals:

Andy Warpigs: Spirited, crass folk-punx with hearts of gold.

North Brother Island: Esoteric folk stories told through song.

Get tickets!

Mommy Long Legs / Boyfriends / Nanami Ozone / Pro Teens
Mar
19
7:30 pm19:30

Mommy Long Legs / Boyfriends / Nanami Ozone / Pro Teens

Mommy Long Legs: From Seattle. "Brat-punk, in the most endearing sense, is probably the best way to describe one of Mommy Long Legs' newest songs, 'Assholes.' The gleeful lyrics: 'You can take your money and put it in your asshole! / You can take your condo and put it in your bungalow!' Like so many bands, they can't help but be concerned with Seattle's changing economy, and their songs become mini-anthems of anticlassism. Their feminist super-chants are cleverly veiled inside songs like 'Weird Girl,' 'Haunted Housewives,' and 'Catcallers.' Members Lilly, Cory, Melissa, and Leah have been playing together for a little over a year, but they're making waves, getting hearty hoorays for their first album, Life Rips, and their new EP, Assholes [recorded at The Unknown in Anacortes, WA], from reviewers like MTV News and Vice's Noisey..." - The Stranger

Boyfriends: Also from Seattle!

Nanami Ozone

Pro Teens

The Skatastrophics / The Linecutters / Mr. Incommunicado / Sad Kid / Jack the Cat
Mar
18
7:00 pm19:00

The Skatastrophics / The Linecutters / Mr. Incommunicado / Sad Kid / Jack the Cat

The Skatastrophics: A Houston-based reggae, rocksteady and ska band, consisting of members coming together from different bands in their local ska scene. Billy Munoz, vocalist of Always Guilty, brought together The Skatastrophics with a soaring horn section, hypnotizing organ sound, classic walking bass lines, rhythmic guitar with solid solos, and a smooth voice on the mic. The Skatastrophics have opened for acts such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, The English Beat, The Skatalites, The Slackers, and The Toasters.

The Linecutters

Mr. Incommunicado

Sad Kid

Jack the Cat

Andrew Weathers / Amulets / Parker Davis / Tsone / The Paper Hats
Mar
17
7:30 pm19:30

Andrew Weathers / Amulets / Parker Davis / Tsone / The Paper Hats

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.

Amulets: The solo project of Austin-based audio + visual artist Randall Taylor. Through the exploration of cassette manipulation, circuit bending, and looping, Amulets blurs genres of ambient, drone, noise, and electronic music. The audio and visual components of Amulets exploit the imperfections of analog magnetic tape, specifically cassettes and vhs, in order to create visceral experiences that are simultaneously nostalgic and futuristic. Check out Amulets' recent video submission to NPR's Tiny Desk Contest.

With locals...

Parker Davis: Guitarist/vocalist/composer polymath; member of Gulch, Orange Crunsh.

The Paper Hats: Composed-pop from OME masterminds.

Tsone: Electronic composer for small moments.