Events Calendar

Kristen Ford / Clay Martin / Lexi Locket / Markus Rennemann
Mar
30
7:30 pm19:30

Kristen Ford / Clay Martin / Lexi Locket / Markus Rennemann

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...

Lexi Locket

Clay Martin

Markus Rennemann

Lowgrey / Nu Metal Boyfriend / Shallow / Solid Brown
Mar
31
7:30 pm19:30

Lowgrey / Nu Metal Boyfriend / Shallow / Solid Brown

Lowgrey: From Flagstaff. Members of Human Weather. Grunge-gaze!

Shallow: From Lake Havasu City. Minimal, hypnotic reverb-drenched shoegaze.

Nu Metal Boyfriend: Fantastic local band with no recordings yet!

Solid Brown: "Altogether, it sounds like a feeling of apathy while you're being rained on, or something to fill in the silent pauses of your coworkers, friends, classmates, and family members whenever you tell them about the weird stuff you think about all the time." - Phoenix New Times

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 / fthia / Health Channel
Apr
5
6:00 pm18:00

Andrew Weathers / Tsone / fthia / Health Channel

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: Electronic soundscapes; sometimes dancey, sometimes moody.

fthia: Guitar-based drone music.

Health Channel: Members of Yourchestra + Jimmy Peggie. Banjo-addled electroacoustic tunes.

Like a Villain / Andrew is Tired / Jessica Dzielinski and Chazmier Tyler
Apr
6
7:30 pm19:30

Like a Villain / Andrew is Tired / Jessica Dzielinski and Chazmier Tyler

Like a Villain: From Portland. "The alter ego of Holland Andrews, Like a Villain is fragile, sparse music that's then set alight by Holland's tremendous voice, often looped and layered into thick, extravagant canvases. Embracing the often-minimalist sensibilities of 20th and 21st-century avant-garde composers, Andrews uses clarinet and glockenspiel to provide backing for her vocal aerobatics, but the end result is something entirely new and strange and wonderful" - Portland Mercury

Andrew is Tired

Plus the debut of a premier sound collaboration with Jessica Dzielinski and Chazmier Tyler!!

2nd Annual Indie 500 - Celebrating 11 Years of The Trunk Space
Apr
10
Apr 12

2nd Annual Indie 500 - Celebrating 11 Years of The Trunk Space

Indie 500 - The Trunk Space turns 11 in April. Last year to celebrate we had performers play over 500 songs over 10 days. We decided that wasn't ridiculous enough for 11 years so performers will be playing 500 songs IN A ROW! We will begin at 6pm sharp on Friday, April 10th and go until we hit 500 songs. By our guess the 500th song will occur sometime in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, April 12th.

Featuring Kimya Dawson! And many, many more performers! Keep up with the Indie 500 schedule as it develops.

ALTO! / Waytansea Point / CJ Melton / Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer
Apr
13
7:30 pm19:30

ALTO! / Waytansea Point / CJ Melton / Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer

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

Waytansea Point: Ever-evolving electro-percussive phenom; "concrète-techno."

CJ Melton: Ruling local performance artist/noisemaker.

Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer: With group TBD. Master flutist, founder of OME annual new music festival and zine.

 

Crown Larks / Pocket Leaf
Apr
16
7:30 pm19:30

Crown Larks / Pocket Leaf

Crown Larks - From Chicago. “…at the intersection of the free rock, avant-garde jazz, and outre improvisation scenes which have long been a hallmark of the city’s music culture. 'Blood Mirage' is the first taste of their upcoming debut Blood Dancer. A lumbering, slow-burn intro is worth the wait as Crown Larks launch into an unexpectedly tight groove, smearing healthy dollops of saxophone over an energetic percussion attack that reframes the preceding skronk as a storm-before-the-calm palate cleanser. In an admirable display of patience they have waited until now to unleash their debut long-player. The authentic chemistry that results from hours upon hours of gigging is heard throughout Blood Dancer.” - Ad Hoc

Pocket Leaf

More 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.

The Dank Waves / Pro Teens / Ash Cashmere / Eli Kluger
Apr
20
7:30 pm19:30

The Dank Waves / Pro Teens / Ash Cashmere / Eli Kluger

Come celebrate the holidays at the Trunk Space with some of your favorite acts from AZ!

The Dank Waves: Spinning psychedelia with words of wisdom from their synth mentor Willie. Roll 'em up and smoke 'em when they die.

Pro Teens: Poppy tunes just surfy and garagey enough to get all the moms, pops and kids up and groovin'.

Ash Cashmere: From Flagstaff. Coming down south for the spring, they figured they'd grace us with their harmonies and garage sensibilities.

Eli Kluger: Co-wrote Everybody's Looking at their Phone These Days with Max Modeen and it's been smooth sailing since. Such jokes. Very standup. Lots of Metro Center love.

Noisy-Go-Round #1: Hell Garbage / I Will Guillotine Your Chihuahua / Hi, My Name is Ryan / Watchable Wildlife / Jon Heredia
Apr
28
7:30 pm19:30

Noisy-Go-Round #1: Hell Garbage / I Will Guillotine Your Chihuahua / Hi, My Name is Ryan / Watchable Wildlife / Jon Heredia

Noisy-Go-Round Episode 1: Lots of acts set up in a circle. One plays a set of 15 minutes or less, then we merge right into the next act's set. No breaks, just noise! With...

Hell Garbage: From Lakeland, Florida. On his way to the Denver Noise Fest! "Hell Garbage is mental." - Steve Jansen..."Blew me away; especially the part with the cat toy." - Mullarkey

Hi, My Name is Ryan: He put Phoenix on the map! Who knows what he has in store this time?

I Will Guillotine Your Chihuahua: The sound of Avondale. Made by a man called Skunk Carcass!

Watchable Wildlife: Twee drone/noise from member of Run-On Sunshine/Cats in a Bowl/Monster Pussy/Teen Planet. First show!

Jon Heredia: First Trunk Space appearance!

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Candy Lee / Perry Allen
Apr
29
7:30 pm19:30

Candy Lee / Perry Allen

Candy Lee: An award winning, "golden voiced" singer/songwriter who combines her love for folk, jazz, and indie music to create her own original style. Her voice is timeless, entrancing, and ethereal, with smart, creative lyrics and sweet, catchy melodies.

"Candy Lee’s voice changes tone and pitch from song to song; the voice services the song, rather than the other way around...In practice, her voice sounds very much like the Casady sisters, aka Coco Rosie; this comes through on the opening track, “Blues Skies”. At others, like on “Experiences”, it’s more reminiscent of Cranberries singer Delores O’Riordan. It doesn’t sound derivative, but more like a set of certain sonic tools employed in service of the songs." — Shelton Hull, Folio Weekly

Perry Allen

More locals TBA.

Inhalants / Hermanitos / All Anal / Moron Mountain
Apr
30
7:30 pm19:30

Inhalants / Hermanitos / All Anal / Moron Mountain

Inhalants: From Portland with AZ roots. Bassist/vocalist from BARR, Honduran, Ponies, etc. playing solo bass with Alesis HR-16 drum machine and Boss 303 sampling station. Shreddy, poppy, heavy, fun.

Hermanitos: From Tucson. Maximum rock action featuring members of Feel Free/Ponies, Last of the Juanitas, and Happiness Machine.

All Anal: Abe from Treasure MammaL and his analog sounds.

Moron Mountain: New heavy band with Phil from IHYWYP.

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Eureka California / DWARF / The Cyphers / Better Dead / Casual Offenders
May
5
7:30 pm19:30

Eureka California / DWARF / The Cyphers / Better Dead / Casual Offenders

Eureka California - Catchy garagey rock duo from Athens, Georgia, telling stories of a society in decline, of dysfunctional citizens awash in their unsatisfied, fucked-up desires. They make yearning, echo beach nuggets pop. "Eureka California sound like the 90s to me. On Big Cats Can Swim, they have this pop-meets-rock sound that is full of static and lo-fi vocals. If you told me this was an unreleased album by an indie band from the 90s, I wouldn’t be surprised. " - To Eleven

DWARF

The Cyphers

Better Dead

Casual Offenders

5 bands on May 5th for only 5 dollars! We're having one more band than our usual show, but charging one less dollar! That means only 1 DOLLAR PER BAND! (Assuming you all will watch all five bands...it's the bargain of the century!)

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Shana Falana
May
6
7:30 pm19:30

Shana Falana

Shana Falana - An experimental dream-pop band emerging from New York’s drone/psych scene. Combining live looping of reverb-drenched vocals and guitar with tribal drums and stunning visual projections, Shana’s live experience has often been described as transcendental. “The most entrancing modern psychedelic pop now being made” - Chronogram Magazine (NY). Her debut LP Set Your Lightning Fire Free will be released on Team Love Records April 7.

Locals TBA.

Muyassar Kurdi / Seth Kasselman
May
7
7:30 pm19:30

Muyassar Kurdi / Seth Kasselman

Muyassar Kurdi - "Multi-instrumentalist Muyassar Kurdi flits across the Chicago scene as a benevolent fixture of DIY shows, informal house jams, and magick rituals, glimpsed in the corner of a dim room swaying under a veil to the rhythms pouring from the PA. Her own solo output under her given name and the Humminbird moniker spans a wide range of drone, noise, and ambient experimentation, animated by her keening vocal delivery and the tones of her autoharp processed into sheets of reverbed caterwaul. Her irregular tunings and heavy effects manipulation render the autoharp an atonal self-accompanist, possessed of fine-grain details and a mix-consuming dynamic range that fixes our attention somewhere between claustrophobic discomfort and liberation. Kurdi’s voice escapes in a theatrical bellow that evokes Diamanda Galás’s plague mass invocations as it floats over the din in clear and ringing tones." - Tiny Mix Tapes.

Seth Kasselman

More TBA.

Daphne Lee Martin / Harcuvar / Quiet Shine Trio / Brittany Devens
May
8
7:30 pm19:30

Daphne Lee Martin / Harcuvar / Quiet Shine Trio / Brittany Devens

Daphne Lee Martin - Based in New London, CT. Her previous release, Moxie, takes her beloved traditional southern roots sounds and runs them through megaphones, mellotron, a very old tube amp, a swamp and a dark alley or two. As always, the lyrics are fermented and distilled in a bathtub full of misfit Interbellum prose. Her latest, Frost, incorporates both the acoustic roots sounds of Daphne’s Appalachian youth, as well as the collection of hi-fi electronic sounds that her live band brings to the stage at night, setting it apart from the antiqued sounds of Moxie.

Harcuvar

Quiet Shine Trio

Brittany Devens

Vaadat Charigim / Bear State
May
11
7:30 pm19:30

Vaadat Charigim / Bear State

Vaadat Charigim - From Tel Aviv, Israel, on Burger Records. "It's handy enough to think of Vadaat Charigim as the 'Israeli shoegaze band,' but that's also unfairly reductive. Sure, there are bendy guitars and walls of fuzz — just listen to their debut album The World Is Well Lost below — but you'll also find the springy sound of Slumberland Records, and the vocal swoon of Morrissey mixed up with the punk-punk'ed hum of Ian Curtis." - Spin

Bear State

Presented by Stateside.

Kithkin / B.O.T.S. / The Ricardos
May
12
7:30 pm19:30

Kithkin / B.O.T.S. / The Ricardos

Kithkin: From Seattle. A tribe of Cascadian treepunks out to spread the hidden knowledge of the forests. Through its rituals and performances, Kithkin hopes to confront crowds about the impending "end of things" through witchee rhythms and chaotic sorcery.

"There is no one like Kithkin, I’m not even sure who you could compare them to, or what box would be most appropriate to label them under. Rock is spilled all over these songs, but punk mentality and aggression permeate as well, large group chants, and quaking drums, deliver a uniquely northwest tribal experience. I don’t think Kithkin could happen anywhere else, and if they did, the lack of our organic and naturalistic sensibilities would diminish the immense power in what you hear." - secretly-important.com

B.O.T.S.

The Ricardos

Jorge Arana Trio / The Smiling Faces / Speding Out / Touchdown Kansas
May
13
7:30 pm19:30

Jorge Arana Trio / The Smiling Faces / Speding Out / Touchdown Kansas

Jorge Arana Trio: Avant-rock group from Kansas City, MO. Formed early 2011, it features members of the defunct immigrant-son/noise-rock band Pixel Panda. JAT released their debut album 'Mapache' 10/26/12, an urgent and dark convergence of rock, jazz, noise, classical, horror, video game, free-form, punk, and incidental musics. 11/05/13 marked the release of a 7" split with experimental-rock group Ambulants, featuring the trio's first collaboration with violinist Chaski Zapata-Dye. The new ep 'Oso' was released 07/22/14 on 12" vinyl from Haymaker Records. With origins stemming pre-trio, Oso carries with it doses of nostalgia, surf rock, horror film sounds, and the persistence of sophisticated perplexity.

"On the whole, it feels more raw than The Mars Volta ever did, making me to feel like I was listening to some kind of unholy offspring of At The Drive-In and John Coltrane."
-Fecking Bahamas

The Smiling Faces

Speding Out

Touchdown Kansas

Linear Downfall / Treasure MammaL / CJ Melton / The Blank Waves
May
16
7:30 pm19:30

Linear Downfall / Treasure MammaL / CJ Melton / The Blank Waves

Linear Downfall: An experimental band from Nashville, is known for seamlessly blending psychotic noise along with beautiful melodies. Their music taps into the highs and lows of life and challenges one to look inward. Their live show is intense and jarring captivating the audience from beginning to end. They have self-released three albums and one EP, extensively toured the U.S., and caught the attention of the Flaming Lips which led to their side project called the Electric Würms.

In 2014, they toured in support of their third self-released album, Fragmental Hippocampus and released the first Electric Würms album, Musik, die Schwer zu Twerk. A five-song EP of brand new material was released in November as the band put the finishing touches on a fourth album, Sufferland. The band plans to release Sufferland in 2015 along with a full-length film to correspond with the highly visual music of their new album.

Treasure MammaL

CJ Melton

The Blank Waves

Howardian - Ian from Japanther! / Ben Katzman's DeGreaser / Red Tank! / Andy Warpigs / Captain Samurai
May
20
7:30 pm19:30

Howardian - Ian from Japanther! / Ben Katzman's DeGreaser / Red Tank! / Andy Warpigs / Captain Samurai

Howardian - Ian from Japanther! From Olympia, WA, rocking out with that fuzzed out steez and fully-loaded riffage Japanther is known for, but this time the non-stop adhrenaline rush is traded in for a more mellow cruise down the coast towards the corner of Chill Hard and Hang Tight. "True story: Nobody in the history of North America has ever said no to two minutes of lo-fi, high-energy, distortion-soaked garage rock. That's what Howardian, solo side project of Japanther co-founder Ian Vanek, has provided here with the delectable "Be Fruitful," the first blast from the upcoming Land of the Low Tides LP. The album is Vanek's first full-length as Howardian, and if it's all this sweetly scuzzy, it'll be one to keep an eye on for in the New Year." - Spin

Ben Katzman's DeGreaser - BUFU Records’ Bad-Boi-in-Chief Ben Katzman shares his pure love of shredding with DeGreaser. Christened by his love for the rok gods KISS and Van Halen – DeGreaser shreds through Ben Katzman’s life experiences – like a modern day version of American Graffiti.

Red Tank!

Captain Samurai

Andy Warpigs

de’Lunula Screeners
May
22
7:30 pm19:30

de’Lunula Screeners

de’Lunula Screeners: A night of film. We're doing it again and this time, it's going to hurt to close your eyes after awhile. More details to come soon.

Accepting submissions until April 30th, 2015. Send to delunula@gmail.com.

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Curt Oren / Steve Jansen / CJ Melton
Jun
2
7:30 pm19:30

Curt Oren / Steve Jansen / CJ Melton

Curt Oren: Experimental saxophone sounds from Iowa City! In his own words: "I like things that make people think that life is pretty cool like dogs and food and empathy and fun. I tour with a kitchenaid and bake cookies for all my shows please let me give you a cookie!"

Steve Jansen

CJ Melton

Mischief Brew / Ramshackle Glory
Jun
4
7:30 pm19:30

Mischief Brew / Ramshackle Glory

Mischief Brew: In June of 2000, after spending four years screaming in a punk band called The Orphans, Erik Petersen confined himself to a basement with an acoustic guitar, a rickety drum kit, a mandolin, and a four-track to stir a bunch of ideas together into a stew of songs.  Since then, Mischief Brew has grown to include several more humans, a few pug dogs, a lot more volume, and a bunch of pots and pans to bang on. It’s not unusual to see members scavenging around for scraps of metal and pieces of wood before a show, to use as percussion for a live set. And it might be the only punk rock band to feature a vibraharp. The albums, meanwhile, have labeled the band as everything from “Gypsy-Punk” to “Pirate-Swing” to “Anarcho-Circus-Music” (all and none of these). Their latest is being released on Alternative Tentacles.

Ramshackle Glory: Post-folk punk band from Tucson with a revolving cast, fronted by Pat the Bunny!

Locals TBA.

Ghost Mice / Buzzmutt / Dogbreth / Jessie Williams
Jun
8
7:30 pm19:30

Ghost Mice / Buzzmutt / Dogbreth / Jessie Williams

Ghost Mice: Legendary folk-punks from Bloomington, IN! "We started Ghost Mice in 2002 because we were tired of being restricted. We were tired of having to travel in big vans and depend on amps, PA systems and electricity. With Ghost Mice we can travel very light and we need nothing to play. We often play in back yards or on the street corner in front of the venue."

Buzzmutt: Noisy psych-punk from San Francisco. They recorded with Mars Volta member “Ikey” Owens.

Dogbreth: Back from tour show!

Jessie Williams: Country-folk-punk all-star.

Echo Beds / Fake Snake
Jun
12
7:30 pm19:30

Echo Beds / Fake Snake

Echo Beds: From Denver. They craft a caterwaul of contact-mic'd oil drums, broken cymbals, battered basses, unrecognizable tape loops, and dilapidated voices with the expressed intention of volume as therapy and put through the grinder of the self-practiced D.I.Y. ethos. The end result is a liberating exorcism of social commentary vs political agenda.

Fake Snake

Kristeen Young / Fea
Jun
20
7:30 pm19:30

Kristeen Young / Fea

Kristeen Young: Originally from St. Louis, Young began playing piano as a teenager. She has released seven studio albums. Her latest, The Knife Shift, was recorded with Dave Grohl who played various instruments on it, including drums, piano, guitars and bass. Young has also sung with several artists including David Bowie and Morrissey.

Fea: From San Antonio, on Blackheart Records. Members of Girl in a Coma!

Local bands TBA.

CJ Boyd
Jun
23
7:30 pm19:30

CJ Boyd

CJ Boyd: Back for another visit to The Trunk Space on his infini-tour! 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.

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

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

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.

Sheep Among Wolves / Big O / No Body / Adult Feelings / Sundressed Acoustic
Mar
23
7:30 pm19:30

Sheep Among Wolves / Big O / No Body / Adult Feelings / Sundressed Acoustic

Sheep Among Wolves - Music of grateful and seeking hearts from the city of trees, Boise, Idaho! New split coming out on Rubber Brother Records.

Big O - Indie hip-hop, also from Idaho.

No Body - Cascadia empty wave, from Olympia, WA. Latest release recorded at Dub Narcotic Studios and The Guest House.

Adult Feelings

Trevor Hedges with an acoustic version of Sundressed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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!

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.

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