Two pals on tour together from St. Louis!
Googolplexia: With his electric banjo and ukulele, accordion and trombone kazoo, Robert Severson has crafted Googolplexia into a one-man outsider vaudeville. Severson stomps, claps, and gurgles into the disparate, cobwebbed corners of American music and sometimes beyond. Expect screwball theatrics at their most hand-embroidered.
Matt Harnish's Pink Guitar: Member of indie pop legends, Bunnygrunt!
CJ Melton: Who knows what he'll do!
Anna Michael: Super acoustic tunes!
Watchable Wildlife: Warped-deconstructed Casio drones. With special guest Jason Kron from Hug of War!
Hattie Jean Hayes
Kill Your TV
Hey, you're pretty nice! in fact you're too nice! You couldn't turn anyone down for prom!!! Now, looks like you have 5 prom dates!!! but fortunately for you, I got this whole thing planned out!!! Do you have your ticket though?? It's $6!!! (If you dress in prom attire, you get in for $3.) Okay but the plan!
First, you'll pick up your 1st date, Cesar Ruiz. You rented a limo, right? if not, please do so! You'll both drive to prom, talk, look deep into his eyes, maybe share a kiss. You'll arrive at prom, hang out a little out of sight of everyone, after 10 minutes of hanging with him you'll say, "Would you like some punch?" Cesar being the giant punch fan will agree, at this point you should sneak off to your next date!
You gotta make sure your next date Banny Grove knows you are going to be late. Banny is really nice, from California, been your crush since the 7th grade, and she will understand you being late. Meet her on the dance floor, dance to a few songs, laugh, love, then say you gotta use the bathroom and run off. You may cry 'cause you have to leave her, but you got more dates to attend to!
Your next date, The Darling Sounds, will meet you at the picture booth. You may think to yourself, "How'd I get a date with these alien-obsessed lovers?" and I don't think anyone knows. But honestly as weird as they are, you kinda like it, so you stick around for a bit, maybe kiss, talk, yada yada yada. After a bit, ask if they wanna go star gaze, they'll agree. Say you need to go to the bathroom but you'll meet them there. And now it's off to the next date!
Hmmmmm, the mystery date, this date will be hiding behind the bleachers, and only talk about lizards, they're pretty weird, leave immediately to your next date.
Your final date, The Expos, is the sensitive bad boy of the bunch. They will be so upset if you leave, but act like they won't. Dance with them for a few songs, hold hands, maybe share some seltzer. And then wow prom's over. Take Them to your limo and give them a ride home.
There's an off chance that all your dates will see you with someone else, and if that happens, I'll let you bring my guitar and you can shred your way out, but let's hope that doesn't happen.
Solomon Bobinac and CJ Melton are performing a two-hour collaborative piece in The Grace Lutheran Church Sanctuary for First Friday.
7pm - 9pm. Donations accepted.
Pleasures: "South Florida quartet Pleasures creates a dark psych/cybernetics hybrid that’s somewhere between Manson Family fever dreams at Spahn Ranch and Blade Runner replicants decaying. Live there's a good amount of NIN/Soft Moon theatrics, the uneasy alliance between humans and machines at the center of it all." -Matthew Moyer, Orlando Weekly
The Walters: From Chicago. Hunks making hits since 2014.
Summer Salt: From Austin, Texas. With influences of bossa nova and oldies, they create the perfect soundtrack for chillaxin’ by the pool. Matt has the voice of an angel, Eugene has that in-the-pocket drummin', and Phil’s bass is funny.
Terror Pigeon!: Inspirational dance-pop costume extravaganza! On David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label. Presenting something new on this tour: Terror Pigeon Surround Sound Lay Down. It's a set of mostly brand new Terror Pigeon music performed for an audience that is lying on the ground. The music is performed in hexaphonic sound, with a speaker in each corner and a subwoofer on each side of the audience all operating independently, creating a lush, serene, and, for brief moments, punishing soundscape. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows, foam, thermarests, and big stuffed animals to the show for their comfort. Air mattresses cannot be accommodated for spatial and sonic reasons.
On tour with Curt Oren: A saxophonist without a home who loves his friends too much for his own good.
Tomboi: Jacksonville, FL queer electro-pop.
With local love from...
Gimpheart: Freaky beat tapes.
E Alo: Multimedia melodic-electronic beats.
DJ DJ Tanner: Between-set jamming tunes from yr most treasured mammal.
Ahhhhh the week after SXSW in Phoenix! Small Talk Collective and The The Trunk Space are bringing you a banger of a show with amazing bands from all over the country!
Mom Jeans: Basically the best band in the world, from the Bay Area, CA.
SAVE FACE: If Drive-Thru Records were still a thing, they'd be their biggest band. From New Jersey.
Oso Oso: Feel-good pop punx that will encourage you to ask out your crush. From Long Island, NY.
Sleeping Lessons: The dreamiest dream pop, from Seattle, WA.
No Better: Super fun Socal emo band.
Westbrook: Your one and only locals holding it down for this awesome show!
Three super bands on Flytrap Records stopping by The Trunk Space after SXSW!
Janelane: Garage pop from Los Angeles, CA. Heavily inspired by the jangle of 60s pop (The Ronettes, The Beatles, The Monkees, Sonny and Cher) and the melancholy-laden nostalgia of 90s alternative rock (Dear Nora, The Sundays, Pavement, The Muffs, that dog.), lead singer and songwriter, Sophie Negrini, began recording demos in her bedroom and posting them online at 16 years old. LA Weekly listed Janelane as one of “10 L.A. Artists to Watch in 2017”, describing Negrini as “a witty songwriter with a gift for ear worm melodies” and “a precociously poised live performer.”
Caterwall: Indie dream-pop from Pomona, CA.
Whaja Dew: High energy fuzz, from LA.
Plus...just added! The Paranoyds: Punk wing dong gaze porn pop cop chop proto shoes progs clogs hogs fuzzy wuzzy soaked hugs and slugs...from LA.
Drunk & Horny: First show since they crashed that Jason Webley show last year.
Bloody Death Skull: From Los Angeles, CA, they rule! “The band’s self-labeled 'creative absurdity...' is subtle in the same manner circus music is creepy yet supernaturally enticing. Underneath the young girl coos, xylophones, ukulele, bells and shakers making it an interesting swirl of doo-wop, folk and punk, Feuer sings about anything she wishes no matter how morbid, naughty, or awkward it may be." —Buzzbands
Space Tourists: First show in a long time, too. They are from another planet.
TOSO: New fantastic weirdos.
Jackson Boone & The Ocean Ghosts: Jackson Boone is a songwriter who quietly emerged from the misty magic of Portland, Oregon in late 2013.
His music has been featured by KEXP, Stereogum, Impose Magazine, and other publications. With his five-piece live band, The Ocean Ghosts, he has performed at festivals like SXSW, Treefort Music Festival, Pickathon, and the CMJ Music Marathon, as well as venues across the country.
In 2016, Jackson Boone and The Ocean Ghosts returned to the Oregon coast to track their third full-length studio album, Organic Light Factory.
John Q: Playing a rare acoustic set.
Hand Habits: The project of guitarist and singer-songwriter Meg Duffy. She spent two years touring and recording with Kevin Morby and Seattle’s Mega Bog, but now she’s stepping out on her own, with her debut full-length Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void).
Tracked in a living room in her upstate New York hometown and finished in her current home in Los Angeles, the LP’s 13 tracks exude a deep, comforting warmth, the kind of warmth that seeps right into your bones. “Wildly Idle feels incredibly intimate, like a secret between her and the listener,” as Kevin Morby writes in the press release that accompanies the album announcement. “It hits soft, like warm water, and before you know it it is all around you — a bath, and Meg’s whisper has made its way inside you.”
That’s the kind of florid description that sounds like empty hyperbole, but one listen to first single “All The While” is more than enough to prove it. A wistful reverie of meandering guitar that ebbs and flows under Duffy’s unaffected vocals, it manages the neat trick of rocking out without ever breaking a sweat, and you can hear it below.
Mega Bog: From Seattle/NYC. "..like partying under the only willow tree in the desert." - Pitchfork
Presented by Select.
Join us in the Grace Lutheran Church Sanctuary for a special show with...
This performance is to present a contemporary iteration of spiritual free jazz in a politicized context - abstraction in music as a form of protest. Arrington incorporates Indonesian throat-singing with a variety of saxophones and clarinets, as well as Aztec and Indonesian flutes acquired through his extensive travels throughout South America and Southeast Asia, to present a unique, longform impovisational set.
For part of the set, Arrington will be joined by rabab player Qais Essar, West African-style percussionist Richard Bogen, and more to present an improvised intercultural music exchange.
Sunn Trio: Ever-evolving sunburnt acid-free-jazz.
It's festival season, and that means a million amazing bands are passing through Phoenix! It just so happens that five of Small Talk Collective's favorite DIY touring bands are coming through on the same day, so they decided to throw a mini fest with the help of Aaron Ponzo and The Trunk Space!
Diners: Needs no introduction, we all love them ♥
Southtowne Lanes: Emo Rock from Eugene, OR.
Hemingway: Very cool Portland emo band.
Narrowed: Las Vegas Skramsy tastiness on tour with Southtowne!
Stocksmile: Formerly known as Bobby Meader Music. More tour dates under their belt than anyone.
Panoramic: Socal emo on tour with Hemingway.
The Expos: Local sweethearts.
Adult Feelings: Four kids looking for love in all the wrong places.
The living Receiver: A wall of sound that will keep you stickin' around.
Show will be ten dollars with all proceeds going to The Trunk Space and the five touring bands! Lets have some fun!
trunkweed: From Baltimore. Began in the summer of 2014 as a collection of bedroom recordings by singer/guitarist Brady Kelly. The lo-fi album sparked enough local attention for the project to require a gigging band, so Kelly decided to recruit college buddies, Tucker Neil and Kyle Phass, to take his music on the road.
trunkweed quickly garnered a reputation in the Baltimore/DC area as the kind of band you had to experience live. Baltimore’s City Paper named trunkweed “2015’s Best Live Band of Baltimore” and included them on their “Top 10 Albums of 2015” list.
Jim and Sam: Beginning November 3rd 2016, Los Angeles-based duo Jim and Sam embarked on The Anywhere Everyday Tour where they are playing one show every day for a year. Yes, every day. Yes, for a year. Yes, no days off! This is not your average tour. Jim and Sam will play everything from traditional music venues to comedy shows, nonprofits, TV shows, private parties, schools, Alamos, factories, under the stars, across the blue ocean, and anywhere in between.
…in acknowledgement of a new LP/CD, which is called Inactive Parts, Friday March 3rd 2017: A two-hour set of minimal and sporadic sound via guitar, electronics, cassette, and percussion.
7pm – 9pm (please feel free to "come and go") in the Grace Lutheran Church sanctuary, 1124 N. 3rd Street in Phoenix, AZ. This event is free, but donations can be made to The Trunk Space in observance of their ongoing efforts to provide a space that is welcoming and encouraging towards people of all ages, color, gender, class and “ETC” to be creative and included.
About Inactive Parts: Inactive Parts (as a release) follows a recent series of self-issued long-format CDs and cassette on Torn Light, but was originally a December 2014 installation at The Trunk Space in Phoenix, AZ consisting of paintings, screen printed Xerox pieces, lathe cut 7" records, and two sets of two single-sided acetate LPs which were used for a sound installation that could also function as "instruments" for a live performance.
Two performances occurred: 12/05/14 (the opening reception, duration: 4 hours), 12/20/14 (for the Gilgongo Records 10-year anniversary event with Sissy Spacek, Stephen Steinbrink, Cherie Cherie, and Maniac Cop (Mallevs), duration: approx. 30 minutes). Inactive Parts originally appeared as “New Material," an hour-long piece that aired on Ricardo Wang’s “What’s This Called?” on KPSU in Portland, OR in August 2014. The content of that program, the acetate version, and this final edition are all slightly different from one another. LP (edition of 450) includes three prints and two postcards from the installation, CD/digital edition includes "Inactive Portion," a 7" lathe that was part of the installation as well.
The Trunk Space is so excited to host the first official Related Records Family Reunion! Featuring...
Fathers Day: First show since the 1506 Grand Trunk Space location closed almost a year ago.
Yairms: From Brooklyn, NY.
AlhhLa: From Las Cruces, NM/Tucson, AZ.
Ska returns to The Trunk Space! Skabrona Entertainment Presents...
The Bandulus: Austin, Texas ska/reggae/soul with former members of Trenchtown Texans and Los Skarnales.
The Steady 45s: LA traditional ska/rocksteady.
With local love...
Keith Okie & Rebel Sol: Cottonwood reggae goodness.
Liam and the Ladies: Phoenix popcorn ska/2-tone.
Mr. Incommunicado: Phoenix ska/surf/garage.
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Terminal 11: Manic sound acrobatics, audio-abuse, crazy samples, and drum machines.
Solypsis : Ambient industrial rhythmic noise producer featured in Denver's dozen best experimental bands of 2016 (#8 if you gotta know).
Fugly Chuds: Dark digital rage and snarling cave creatures.
Inflexion: IDM-inspired drone tech house artist.
Acid Trash: Experimental noise act returns from hiatus.
This Valentine's Day, don't feel alone or jaded because you don't have a partner. Know that love is always all around you, so why not just celebrate that? You are invited to our 70's psychedelic love show!
Dressing up is encouraged and vegan munchies will be available.
7 Artists, $7.00, show starts at 7. You don't want to miss the opening acts for this lineup!
Metanoia (instrumental psychedelic magic)
The Groucho Marxists (experimental pop)