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.
More locals TBA.
Avi Buffalo: From Long Beach, CA, on Sub Pop Records. On tour with...
Haunted Summer: From Los Angeles, CA. "Windswept vocals, sultry strings and spacey guitar blend together beautifully. The whole thing is mysterious and engrossing enough that it gets under your skin and stirs your own private nostalgia." - Billy Gil (Amoeba Blog)
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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!
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!
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.
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...
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.
Feel free to bring food, friends, and positive vibes.
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...
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: 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.