Events Calendar

Arizona Writes
Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Arizona Writes

Lip bumbling, teeth chattering, heart soothing stories by Arizona writers!

It is going to be more like an anthology, so 13 writers are going to read at the event for ten minutes each. Then after the event, there will be books for sale that are a compilation of all the readings of the night.

Run-On Sunshine / The Rifle / End Credits / Harrison Hufman / What Happened to Judy Winslow?
Jun
24
7:00 pm19:00

Run-On Sunshine / The Rifle / End Credits / Harrison Hufman / What Happened to Judy Winslow?

Run-On Sunshine: Phoenix tour kickoff plus release show for the 22-song rock opera, There's No Place Like Know Where? But, much more than that, this is Run-On Sunshine's final show as an Arizonan! At the end of this three-month adventure, Run-On Sunshine will resettle in St. Petersburg, Florida, so it will be quite a while before playing The Trunk Space again!

The Rifle: Dreamy sun-drenched indie rock from Tucson! This is their final stop on a summer tour!

End Credits: Phoenix/Tucson radness!

Harrison Hufman: Full band awesomeness!

What Happened to Judy Winslow?: Hyper-emotive uke-driven folk-punk!

The Lentils / Bed Bits / Nanami Ozone
Jun
26
6:30 pm18:30

The Lentils / Bed Bits / Nanami Ozone

Two bands from Los Angeles (by way of Brattleboro, Vermont), combined featuring members of Happy Jawbone Family Band, Bird Names, Peach Kelli Pop, Secret Lover, and Lust-Cats of the Gutters...

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

Bed Bits: Devotional dork surf/education pop/rock n' roll!

Local support from Nanami Ozone.

This show starts/ends early in case you want to see Quintron and Miss Pussycat in Hope Hall!

In Hope Hall: Quintron and Miss Pussycat / Fathers Day
Jun
26
7:30 pm19:30

In Hope Hall: Quintron and Miss Pussycat / Fathers Day

Quintron and Miss Pussycat: They've been making genre-defying noise and hard rocking dance music in New Orleans for over fifteen years. The majority of their 14 full-length albums have the psychedelic soul of traditional New Orleans party music filtered through a tough distorted Hammond B-3 and a cache of self-made electronic instruments.

Miss Pussycat plays maracas and sings, as well as entertaining all age groups with her highly amusing technicolor puppet shows.

With local support from Fathers Day!

This show is in Hope Hall, across the courtyard from The Trunk Space.

Presented by Stateside, Select, and Related Records. Get tickets online!

Pigeon Pit / Bummer Jam / Diners / What Happened to Judy Winslow
Jun
27
7:30 pm19:30

Pigeon Pit / Bummer Jam / Diners / What Happened to Judy Winslow

Pigeon Pit: From Seattle, WA. "Stories from a young agender witch falling in love with her bicycle, navigating storms and streets and relationships, never searching for her home, because her home is beneath her, taking her through narrow streets inside her head, into bakeries and oceans and arms. Pigeon Pit is a collection of stories wrapped in sunburned skin and a brave heart from a small beach town."

Bummer Jam: From Santa Cruz, CA. "The Joanna Newsom of folk punk."

With local goodness...

Diners

What Happened to Judy Winslow

LadyBabyMiss / Michelle Embree
Jul
5
7:30 pm19:30

LadyBabyMiss / Michelle Embree

LadyBabyMiss: A composer, a lyricist, and a performer. Whether with her former bands (A Particularly Vicious Rumor; LadyBabyMiss and The Tigermen), performing solo, or acting as musical director for a production of Hedwig and The Angry Inch, it is the deep haunt and history of New Orleans that inspires it all. Her unique song structure and compelling lyrical choices will make you feel genuine emotion.

Michelle Embree: A storyteller, a reader and teacher of tarot, and a performer with a flare for spell casting. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in writing from Goddard College and serves on the faculty at The New Orleans School of Esoteric Arts. 

Locals TBA.

Boy Oh Boy (Last Show) / Diners / The Darling Sounds / Willetta
Jul
14
7:00 pm19:00

Boy Oh Boy (Last Show) / Diners / The Darling Sounds / Willetta

Hello! boy oh boy is having their last show ever (r.i.p) and celebrating the release of their compilation tape which will be available at the event for $5. First five people to purchase tapes will get a free poster! Come join us (if you want to) for a night of music and kindness!

Diners: Your pals, the people who manage to make you smile every single time you see them. Very friendly rock and roll pop.

Willetta: Imagine some angels singing/playing alternative Americana and then make them really goth.

The Darling Sounds: Literally the sweetest bunch making the sweetest alternative indie pop tunes. Your fave locals, the kind you never avoid when you see them in public.

boy oh boy: A small lo-fi sad pop dream you once had a long time ago where you fell down a hole and watched the sun rise from the bottom of it.

Presented by Pen Cap Collective.

Jack and the Bear / Corn Smut / Mouse Dog Bird
Jul
24
7:30 pm19:30

Jack and the Bear / Corn Smut / Mouse Dog Bird

Jack and the Bear: From Ann Arbor, Michigan. Their album By the Book: Folklore by Jack and the Bear is a twenty-track concept album inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales, musical theater, and real-life industrial surroundings. Giving off a bit of a "Dark-Disney" vibe, the songs cascade one into the next, as an original story (influenced by a mixture of both fictional, and not-so-fictional modern-day current affairs) guides you through the duration of the album.

With locals...

Corn Smut

Mouse Dog Bird

Red Pony Clock / Drunk and  Horny
Jul
29
7:30 pm19:30

Red Pony Clock / Drunk and Horny

Red Pony Clock: From the sun-kissed shores of San Diego, CA, an ever-shifting musical collective with a penchant for jubilant horn arrangements, effervescent vocal harmonies, and confessional song-writing. Primarily a recording project based on the songs of Gabe Saucedo and Tony Prudhome, the live Red Pony Clock lineup can oftentimes swell into the the double digits, with members switching back and forth between a wide variety of non-traditional instruments, such as trombone, banjo, accordion, and vibraphone. RPC will pretty much try to work with whatever they can get their hands on. The same goes for their song-writing, which has been known to take from such diverse influences as mariachi, disco, country, jazz, and R&B.

Drunk andHorny

More locals TBA.


David Dondero / Diners / Max Knouse / Miss Moody
Jun
20
7:30 pm19:30

David Dondero / Diners / Max Knouse / Miss Moody

David Dondero: An American songwriter and guitarist, and former lead singer of the band Sunbrain. In 2006, NPR's All Songs Considered named David one of the "best living songwriters" alongside Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Tom Waits.

In 1996, Dondero joined This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb for nearly two years as their drummer. He left in 1998 to focus on his solo material. He has since released eight solo albums. Dondero has toured with such acts as Crooked Fingers, Jolie Holland, Against Me!, The Mountain Goats, David Bazan, Preston School of Industry, Bright Eyes, Tilly and the Wall, Erik Petersen of Mischief Brew, Spoon, and Willy Mason.

With local support from...

Diners

Max Knouse

Miss Moody

Matt Pless / Dandelion Massacre / The Slow Poisoner / Sugar Skull Explosion / Andy Warpigs / Dinosaur Love / Somespaceman
Jun
17
6:30 pm18:30

Matt Pless / Dandelion Massacre / The Slow Poisoner / Sugar Skull Explosion / Andy Warpigs / Dinosaur Love / Somespaceman

Folk Punk Picnic! Electric bands are playing inside The Trunk Space, with acoustic acts playing in the courtyard between bands.

Matt Pless: From New York.

Dandelion Massacre: From Modesto, CA.

The Slow Poisoner: One-man band from San Francisco, CA.

Sugar Skull Explosion

Andy Warpigs

Dinosaur Love

Somespaceman

Feel free to bring food, friends, and positive vibes.

Advance Base / Electrisad / WOLFZiE / The Blank Waves
Jun
16
7:30 pm19:30

Advance Base / Electrisad / WOLFZiE / The Blank Waves

Advance Base: 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."

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.

Local support by...

Electrisad

WOLFZiE

The Blank Waves

Pastor Sarah's Blessing to The Trunk Space / Music by Peach
Jun
15
7:00 pm19:00

Pastor Sarah's Blessing to The Trunk Space / Music by Peach

Pastor Sarah, the pastor for Grace Lutheran Church which The Trunk Space now calls home, will be giving a blessing as a gift to the space before she leaves for sabbatical. Peach (Killian Cinnamon) will be performing a song about The Trunk Space.

This event is free and will be no longer then an hour. Blessing will be relatively short and after we can hang out for a bit and you all will have a chance to meet and chat with the pastor if you'd like. It gives us a chance to thank her for giving The Trunk Space a home. She's a really open, kind, person.

AJ Woods / Malta / Willetta
Jun
12
7:30 pm19:30

AJ Woods / Malta / Willetta

AJ Woods: Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, AJ Woods has been a part of the underground Southwestern music scene for nearly a decade. In that time, Woods has released two full-length albums on Denver, Colorado's Tinyamp Records (S/T, 2013, The Fence, 2016), as well as EPs, singles and live recordings, which have earned him comparisons to Jason Molina, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Neil Young, and Townes Van Zandt. Still, "Woods'[s] lyrical style, guitar playing and singing are his own—something that can't often be said." (Weekly Alibi) With music and lyrics that are “poignant and powerful," (ABQ Free Press), Woods creates not only songs, but "unpretentious poetry....This guy's for real." (Weekly Alibi) A teacher, a musician, a poet, whatever he is, in times like these, when our sense of reality is shifting and dissolving, Woods' music is a grounding force. It brings us back to the cold, hot, hard, soft, wet, dry earth on which we live and depend, the music; it reminds us that we have hearts, bones that break and heal, blood that can leave us; that we are related to, made and capable of many things.

With locals...

Malta

Willetta

Emperor X / The Expos / Weird Radicals / Raquel Denis
Jun
9
7:30 pm19:30

Emperor X / The Expos / Weird Radicals / Raquel Denis

Emperor X: Chad Matheny, who Alternative Press described as "a spastic, legally blind, nomadic songwriter whose performances transform venues/living rooms/arts spaces into punk rock micro-raves," has been releasing music under the Emperor X moniker since 1998. His recordings and live shows fuse the punk songwriter tradition of Billy Bragg with the experimental tape loop minimalism of William Basinski, and reveal incurable obsessions with transportation infrastructure, modernist literature, and lo-fi Chicago house tracks. Consequences of Sound called the resulting twelve critically-accalimed albums and EPs "a radical, challenging, and sometimes baffling discography."

Matheny lives in Berlin, where he helps operate Donau115, a small venue central to the Neukölln neighborhood's booming experimental jazz scene, and volunteers as a music technology instructor for a German NGO focused on supporting young refugees. In addition to his label home of Tiny Engines, he has worked with several American and international labels including Bar/None Records, Burnt Toast Vinyl, Plan-It-X Records, the German/American label The Bomber Jacket, and the Portuguese/German/Lithuanian multimedia collective Mouca.

Local love...

The Expos: Youngblood shreddy-type pop-punk.

Weird Radicals: Textured garagey-pop.

Raquel Denis: Slightly jazzy singer-songwriter.

Girls Rock Phoenix: Camp Showcase
Jun
4
2:00 pm14:00

Girls Rock Phoenix: Camp Showcase

Come out to support Girls Rock Phoenix campers who worked for a week to perform in one of this summer's coolest shows! Over 40 girls have learned how to play an instrument, write a song, form a band, pick a band name, and perform for you in one week! Support local music, local girls, and our community!

Media Jeweler / Kevin Greenspon / Vintage Clothes / Torrey / Lana Del Rabies
May
29
7:30 pm19:30

Media Jeweler / Kevin Greenspon / Vintage Clothes / Torrey / Lana Del Rabies

Media Jeweler: "Experimental"/"art" rock from Santa Ana, CA. They've released on Fire Talk Records and recorded at Machines with Magnets (Battles, Lightning Bolt, etc.). "Fleet, nagging guitars and regal horn charts form a sonic pulse that’s urged along by a limber rhythm section; the song doesn’t so much pound as it slips, skids, and surges, accruing a kinetic static electricity." - Pitchfork

Kevin Greenspon: A veteran of the oft-fragmented DIY scene that stretches from Los Angeles into parts unknown and overlooked, Greenspon has performed an average of 100 shows annually on national tours over the past five years in venues ranging from art museums to abandoned naval bases. Rarely slowing the pace when at home, he also runs the Bridgetown Records label, releasing sizable batches of albums for like-minded peers from the deep reaches of the underground each season.

Local love...

Vintage Clothes: Energetic piano + drums.

Torrey: Experimental jazz-based ensemble.

Lana Del Rabies: Chopped-up/sampled composed noise.

Flyer by Manolo Lago

Flyer by Manolo Lago

Karen Meat / Dana T / Lil Trip / Harrison Hufman / Frensky
May
26
7:30 pm19:30

Karen Meat / Dana T / Lil Trip / Harrison Hufman / Frensky

Karen Meat: A pop-rock project of Arin Eaton, based between Des Moines and Iowa City. The band itself is a moody character, a sequined oversized sweater, crooning melodies, and lyrics of a bored generation. Glittering with memorable beats, 60s-girl-pop inspired vocals, guitar solos, and coordinated outfits; grumpy rock n’ roll songs with a tinge of partying and omnicord.  Realistically, pop songs should be fun and sad. Karen Meat embraces the power of rejection and depression as themes for her music, and her upbeat tunes are gems of sarcasm and truth.

On tour with Dana T: Silly banter, seriously layered, complex guitar-pop.

Local love...

Lil Trip: Mathy rockers, but not "math-rock."

Harrison Hufman: Experimental duder turns hazy garage-popper.

Frensky: New solo project from your favorite omnichord superstar.

Adios, Sunshine: Andy Warpigs / Dadadoh / Drunk and Horny
May
24
6:00 pm18:00

Adios, Sunshine: Andy Warpigs / Dadadoh / Drunk and Horny

Summer is finally here! And counter-intuitively, Phoenix residents do one thing in the hotter(est) months: Hide. From. The. Sun. The lack of vitamin D has the same effect on people dumb enough to shovel snow in other parts of the world: Makes. You. Depressed.

Anyway, let's celebrate! It's the last day you'll be feeling cheerful for at least four months! Adios, Sunshine!

Andy Warpigs

Dadadoh

Drunk and Horny

Coincidentally, for local rock critic Troy Farah, this will be one of his last days in town before he moves. Come say hi or bye or punch him in the gut! There will be cake, a photobooth, ugly decorations, live art, live bees, dead mimes, fireworks display, and Russian Roulette!!

Presented by PHX SUX.