Bux-4-Barx is a string of benefit shows being thrown round your hood (if your hood is in Tempe/Phoenix) hosted by The 600 collective!
Hope for Paws is a dog rescue organization based in LA, and all the proceeds will go to them! So come get some funk in ya, it's for a good cause.
Andy Warpigs: Soulful folk-punk to get you outcha seat!
Molly & The Molluscs: Surf-punk sounds from your mom's garage!
Psywave: Garage psych to expand your mind!
Dreg: Two-man punk magic!
SUN HEX: Noise boys with a pop tinge!
The lineup is here! Videos by Samantha Lyn Aasen, Ashley Czajkowski, Carne and Queso, Daniel DiFondi, Christian Filardo, Neal Galloway, Anna Garner, Jeff Kronenfeld/Rembrandt Quiballo, Dave Kube, Ashley McClenon, Andrew Shuta, Bee Spiderman, and many other weirdos!
Doors are at 7pm (please get here early; limited seating available), show is at 7:30.
Hosted by Malena Barnhart.
Visit delunula.com for more info.
4th Hush Baby Collective Zine Release! with Draa / Nova Joven / Language Barrier / The Ricardos / Molly & the Molluscs
Join us in celebrating the fourth edition of Hush Baby Collective zine! This issue's theme is: Mental Health Awareness / Grievances.
Featuring the art of: Alyssa M. Harris, Andie Powers, Ashley Burtz, Arielle Padua, Brenda Waterman, Desiree Rinehart, Destiny O'Halloran, Edward Marie Garcia, Emma Bush, Hiro Den, Jayde Cerise, John Taylor, Katherine Cronn, Kira Sorochkina, Laura Izzy, Matteson Jean Mills, Paris Tejas, Rose Clements, Ryan Mellor, Seraphina Foré, Solomon Bobinac, Sonia Bambina, Victoria Bee, Will Scarlet.
There will be belly dancing by the lovely Kira! Also, visuals by Verci! Poetry readings start at 5pm sharp so if you'd like to read, be sure to get there on time! Hula hoops and other fun activities strongly encouraged.
Generifus: The main musical project of songwriter Spencer Sult. Generifus began performing in 2005. When he was seventeen, Sult began self-releasing music and booking west coast tours. Since then, Sult has recorded with Karl Blau and LAKE, who in turn, have also contributed to live performances and Generifus albums. Sult has lived his entire life in Washington state and currently calls Olympia home. His songs reflect the beauty found in nature and life in the Pacific Northwest, and he has taken those songs on tour all over the United States and into Japan.
Straight Straws: Ben "Jimmy" Nandin and friends make a ruckus. Sometimes humorous, sometimes melodic with a loving understanding of early 2000's guitar bands.
Oliver House: Indie rock-oriented pop songs that have a nice balance of clean and earnest. The harmonies will melt your heart.
DAMN Union: In their own words..."A group of multi-instrumental musicians with several singers and songwriters who accompany one another and encourage other musicians to sit in with us. The DAMN Union is comprised of members from Music Night, a weekly happening in Las Cruces, New Mexico. We promote community, especially the humanities, and use music to bring people together."
AlhhlA: Music from Andrew Levi Hiller. Based in Las Cruces with Phoenix roots.
Daniel Amedee & Gold Light: Living proof that a musician can be from New Orleans, but not necessarily be of New Orleans, a distinction that courses through his quirky, eccentric songwriting style, informed by a haunting bluesy vocalese that scratches the soul somewhere between Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart, and certainly belies Daniel’s 28 years. In fact, he’s been at it--writing and producing his own music, and getting by with a little help from his friends--since age 14.
Pale: LA's one-person party machine returns!
Hieronymus Bogs: From Rochester, NY. A one-man troupe whose performances embrace the ties between music, poetry, and art. The bearded Bogs, garbed in self-fashioned regalia, is known for imparting live shows with poetic recitals, looped sounds, and short vignettes that veer off the stage. Bogs' voice and off-kilter approach to songwriting is reminiscent of artists like George Harrison (The Beatles) and Syd Barret (Pink Floyd) while remaining clearly folk-based. Accompanied by subtle banjo, sleigh bell percussion, and his trademark dangling bells, Bogs allows his words and distinct voice to be the focus of his songs, while his recitations and actions remystify what has often in performance become habit.
More locals TBA.
Sasha Conda: From Minneapolis. His musical output is highly conceptual in nature, straddling the line between psychedelic cyber funk, experimental techno, and tonal synthetic drone. His debut full length, a concept album entitled Bronco, is due out at the end of summer 2015 on the Moon Glyph record label. He has shared the stage with the likes of Omar Souleyman, Hundred Waters, Dan Deacon, and Prince Rama. As the head of MJ MJ Records, Conda has curated hundreds of events and fosters DIY music as a way of life.
Lillie Lemon: Stripped down electronic grooves from Monterey, CA! The duo's instrumentation utilizes primarily synthesizers, with live vocal looping and processing. Songs are fueled by building crescendos and a unique hybrid of acoustic and electric sounds.
Lillie Lemon hails from the great Midwest, the land of long winters and short summers. Her songwriting is heavily influenced by the flux of the seasons, often substantial in lyrical content and dense in sound. She is personable and bright both on and off the stage, and gives listeners a sense of sharing in a unique and poignant musical experience.
Ohioan: Living music from Tucson, finishing up a tour of the US!
Traps PS: From Los Angeles. Their new LP is "fourteen tracks long of abrasive and twisted punk rock – like 34 minutes of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Guitars are stringy and jarring but melodic, woven through these striped-down anthems like a metal thread that will cut you on any angle. Bass lines simmer and rumble under the harsh twang, providing a thick and groovy rhythm as punchy percussion does the rest of the gut-busting. 'Hectic' is but one way to describe these angular outbursts of purely original, funk-fueled post-punk. Fourteen tracks average out to about 2 minutes apiece, crammed with loads of blunt edges and angles that has the entire album staggering and tripping over itself in the best way possible." - The Styrofoam Drone
The Numerators: Fuzzy psych-rock from Austin, TX.
Matt Pless: Lyrical "hippie punk" troubadour, hailing from Baltimore.
Strawberrie Riot: Acoustic punk from Santa Fe, NM (featuring a member from Pennyfarthing Gang).
Egg Princess: Indie-folk, anti-folk, meme-folk featuring Jelena Gonzalez - vocals, guitar, harmonica, kazoo; Steven Camacho - bass, melodica, vocals; Bianca Camacho - polychord, melodica, glockenspiel, samplers.
Andy Warpigs: Post-glam speed folk.
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)!
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.
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.
Touring with ALA, a.k.a. ArthurLeighAllen from Massachusetts.
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 TBA.
A night of performance art to celebrate the 125th birthday of HP Lovecraft. Hosted by Ashley Naftule.
Mansion: From Oakland. "They make music that sounds like they’ve listened to a lot of the bands that identified with New York’s No Wave scene, and puts them in camp with East Bay noise acts like No Babies and Stillsuit...Mansion don’t seem concerned with incorporating novelty instruments for interesting sounds, but rather seeing how many different ones they can wring from a guitar. Sometimes their vocalist sneers over stop-start noise avalanches, and sometimes she whispers over soft melodies." - Bay Bridged
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...
Milezo: From Austin, TX. "Together they’ve assembled that slice of pop heaven that is Pathways, bubbling over with fuzzy shoegaze and rich, darker psych textures, intertwining so many different tastes and tones that it’s immediately addictive, quite catchy. Chalk this one up as another gem." - Laurie Gallardo (KUTX)
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.
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...
Food Not Bombs Benefit! with Andy Warpigs / Straight Straws / Friends with Cars / Sonny Morgan / And More!
Food Not Bombs Phoenix/Tempe benefit show! Bring non-perishable food items and enjoy music by...
Andy Warpigs featuring Haley Rainbo and Michael Nel Royer
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."
Opening Night: August 7, 2015 @ 6-9 PM. Exhibition Runs August 1 - August 31, 2015.
Bummer Summer is a short illustration series by Artist and Graphic Designer Lauren Bailey. Through this body of work she aims to colorfully illustrate loosely-summer specific events that put the Gloom in your June. Although she has published parts of the series on instragram, "Bummer Summer: An Art Event and Total Downer @ The Trunk Space" aims to turn these playfully pitiable snaps into something physical.
FREE admission. Bummer Prints will be for sale.
Helioscope: Deep dark folk etc band, hailing from the searingly plain industrial park landscapes of Bushwick, Brooklynb. With experimental economic percussion by Yuko Pepe, sweetly strange songs and melodies by Katie King, and expansive music and keys by Lydia Velichkovski, Helioscope spins colorful yarns of weird love.
The Hill in Mind: A strong emphasis on storytelling makes their music seem cinematic with many surprising twists and turns.
Death Valley Girls: A California rock n' roll band. They've all done time in other bands: Witnesses, Flesheaters, Flytraps, maybe more but that doesn't matter anymore. They're a family now.
L.A. Witch: "Haunted surf rock, road trip blues and 60's-sounding psychedelia." - L.A. Weekly
French Girls: Local favorites!
Days N' Daze: Coming back from Texas with their folk-punk ruckus, and they're bringing with them...
Night Gaunts: Party-punk ska/hip hop, all the way from New Zealand!
The Haymarket Squares: Punkgrass for the people!
Travis James & The Acrimonious Assembly Of Arsonists: Unsafe punk.
Sad Boy Trumpet Club: It's all in the name.
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).
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."
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!
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!
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
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: Sweet uke songs!
Comedy by Scott Gesser!
Dinosaur puppetry by Stacey Gordon!
Hosted by Tommy Cannon!