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THE TRUNK SPACE PRESENTS: Fatty Cakes & The Puff Pastries @CARDIFF GIANT TATTOO
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

THE TRUNK SPACE PRESENTS: Fatty Cakes & The Puff Pastries @CARDIFF GIANT TATTOO

Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries - Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries are a musical grrrl gang from Fresno, CA. Amber Fargano (lead vocals/electric ukulele), Vishinna Turner (backing vocals/bass), Audrey Johnson (drums), Staci Mcdowell (backing vocals/q chord) and Victoria Crow (backing vocals/glockenspiel) are known for casting spells on the hearts of their audiences of all ages. From empowering young girls at Girls' Rock Camps across California, to rocking the stage with Alice Bag at The Echo, FC&PP bring the punches and the laughs that keep people hungry for more. - https://fattycakes.bandcamp.com

DJ Shawna Shawnté - Shawna Shawnté is a queer DJ and musician based in Avondale, AZ. She was blessed to spend 2005 - 2018 in Oakland and SF throwing underground parties. Her eclectic DJ mixes span genres. She has appeared in the film TattleTale Heart and in the Hanky Code Series. A self-taught musician, she's played in many bands in the Bay Area and is one of the founding organizers of The Multivrs Is Illuminated: Bay Area Black and Brown Punk Fest. She loves to curate spaces where music, fun, and oft-times freakiness, are exalted as revolutionary expressions of joy. #shelovethebass - https://soundcloud.com/shawnashawnte

Yipee (fka The Expos) - southwesrn power pop music from phoenix. BIG GUITARS ♥ - https://yipee.bandcamp.com

Hi My Name Is Ryan (Ryan Avery) - “There is no stage, no audience, no performer; This is the greatest truth that I learned from Ryan. Alternatingly inclusive and inscrutable, Ryan's work has moved me, mystified me, and once almost set me on fire. His passion is contagious, and I am happily infected.” - https://himynameisryan.bandcamp.com

Sturdy Ladies - Sturdy Ladies are Amy, Chela and Dana. We play songs about important life issues. We're sturdy, we're stable, we're mighty and we're mean. - https://sturdyladies.bandcamp.com

We are asking for $10 donations (all the money goes to the artists.)
But no one will be turned away.
All Ages welcome.
Show will start at 8:00pm and end around 11:00pm.

This show is being presented by The Trunk Space but is happening at Cardiff Giant Tattoo

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David Liebe Hart: w/Chip The Black Boy, Whatever Your Heart Desires w/local support from Treasure Mammal and Hi My Name Is Ryan
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

David Liebe Hart: w/Chip The Black Boy, Whatever Your Heart Desires w/local support from Treasure Mammal and Hi My Name Is Ryan

TV personality/musician/comedian David Liebe Hart is on tour with a music/puppets/video show, in support of his own Adult Swim series, I Love David, premiering this winter, and his new collaborative album with legendary cult musician Jad Fair.

David is on tour with Chip The Black Boy and Whatever Your Heart Desires, (Chip The Black Boy, one of David's puppets, has taken on a life of his own, and is best recognized for his hit YouTube video, "Am I Weird?" - https://youtu.be/nvWD7xT0Alk. Whatever Your Heart Desires is an experimental EDM spectacle including fantastical home-made gadgets and video projection - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMQaP_SwUJ8.)

Local Support:
Treasure Mammal
Hi My Name Is Ryan


$12 Pre-sale tickets available here // $15 at the door

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Calvin Johnson (K Records) w/Golden Boots and Josué Kinter
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Calvin Johnson (K Records) w/Golden Boots and Josué Kinter

Calvin Johnson established K Records  in 1982 and founded Dub Narcotic Studio in 1993. He has performed with groups such as Beat Happening, The Go Team, Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sounds System, and The Hive Dwellers. He tours as a solo artist, and also performs as Selector Dub Narcotic.

He is touring in support of his new album “A Wonderful Beast.” Calvin entered the Audio Eagle Studio in Nashville, TN. using the premise “Rock’n’roll Will Never Die” as a starting point. Working closely with Producer Patrick Carney and Chief Engineer Marc Whitmore, the team tested the resiliency of such time honored materials as the electric guitar, modular synthesizer and trap drum kit, combining them in various ratios with musical elements like chords A, C and D minor. The results are the Frankenstein’s monster of an album, “A Wonderful Beast.”

Golden Boots are Tucson, Arizona’s tropical cowboys, continue to create their unique and diverse music distilled from the dusty depths and strip malls of the American southwest. Part rock, part country, part absurdity, and all weird, the toe-tapping ramshackle hydra that is Golden BooTs transforms again into their latest incarnation, the “Tropical Trio”. Founding members Dimitri Manos and Ryen Eggleston have teamed up with long-time collaborator and potential group hallucination, tidypaws, to form one the most unique arrangements of the group in their wildly varying 15 year history. Armed only with an electric guitar, omnichord, saxophone and their wits, the Boots have released a new album "H.A.L.T." and hit the road to bring the weirdness to the world.

Josué Kinter is a local singer-songwriter who's dark and dreamy sound is equal parts Bauhaus, Neil Young, and Townes Van Zandt. Josué went solo recently and established his backing band, the Dreamy Draw Boys after moving on from previous projects: deathrock band Hex Wave and surf-punk band Rum Drinker. This is going to be their first formal show playing a full 20 minute set of all new material.

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The Slow Poisoner: w/Dinosaur Love and more TBA
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Slow Poisoner: w/Dinosaur Love and more TBA

The Slow Poisoner (alias Andrew Goldfarb) is a one man surrealistic rock and roll band who hails from San Francisco and has been playing to audiences across America since 1995. With an electric guitar and bass drum he plays catchy, offbeat songs whose lyrical subjects include swamp witches, sinister flowers, strange hungers and giant worms that drive hot rods. Like a late night horror movie host or a creepy camp counselor, the Slow Poisoner invites the audience into a weird world of his own design. He displays paintings to accompany the music and puts on a wild show that has been known to include dancing spiders, severed fingers and a giant head that devours him onstage. He describes his sound as a cross between Johnny Cash and Alice Cooper - rootsy but weird, like a hoedown on mars. Other influences include Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Edgar Allen Poe, The Cramps, Roy Orbison, Wall of Voodoo, Bela Lugosi and The Doors.

The Slow Poisoner started out as the leader of a five piece band, "The Slow Poisoners," named after a chapter in Charles Mackay's 1854 book "Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" which detailed a murderous fad among 17th century European wives. Over the course of ten years the group slowly became thinner and thinner as the other members disappeared; eventually an apparition of an eight-fisted cephalopod (the Rocktopus) instructed Andrew to go it alone, and since 2005 that is what he has done, touring across the country and playing venues that range from libraries to science fiction conventions, beauty parlors and laundromats.

Local support from:
Dinosaur Love
and more TBA

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No Lungs performing 'These Threads Lead Somewhere'
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

No Lungs performing 'These Threads Lead Somewhere'

We're gonna perform the first No Lungs album, 'These Threads Lead Somewhere', cover to cover! Joining us are more pals! Acne Superstar (our bassist is the bassist for this band, plus they're just good dudes), Mormon Moms (I've only heard two songs by them but they rip and I like them a lot), and Eight of Nine (they just put out an EP and my old high school self is freaking out over it. My current 20-something self enjoys it as well.)

Listen to 'These Threads Lead Somewhere' here: https://nolungs.bandcamp.com/album/these-threads-lead-somewhere

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3zXDiqv130PgqGwvDj1atD?si=86Og07mbSt6QD-puu_PW8A

Show starts at 7 PM and will end at 10:30 latest. It's all ages and $8! You can buy tickets at the door or online. It'll be the same price.

Full lineup:

No Lungs
https://www.nolungs.bandcamp.com

Acne Superstar
https://saffrondiy.bandcamp.com/album/shower-toilet

Mormon Moms
https://soundcloud.com/mormonmomsband

Eight of Nine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL45T-NoOV8

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SANCTUARY SHOW - Jaap Blonk & Sandy Ewen
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

SANCTUARY SHOW - Jaap Blonk & Sandy Ewen

This event is being held in the Sanctuary. $15

JAAP BLONK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRkEVkbYbjU
Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Woerden, Holland) is a self-taught composer, performer and poet. As a vocalist, Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. He has performed around the world, on all continents. With the use of live electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension.

SANDY EWEN
http://www.sandyewen.com/vide/
...is a sound artist, visual artist and architect living in NYC. Ewen’s audio practice focuses on extended guitar techniques, improvisation, graphic scores and interdisciplinary collaboration. Her unique approach to guitar incorporates a wide array of implements – railroad spikes, sidewalk chalk, threaded bolts, steel wool and other items become an arsenal of abstraction. Ewen has worked extensively with film makers, dancers, poets and musicians to create films, audio recording, sound interventions and performance art. Ewen’s musical collaborations include trio Etched in the Eye, duo with Tom Carter called Spiderwebs, the trio Garden medium, and ongoing collaborations with percussionist Weasel Walter and bassist Damon Smith. For nearly ten years, Ewen has been the leader of an all-female large ensemble. The ensemble conceptualizes and performs sound and performance art, utilizing graphic and text based scores and improvisational constraints. In years past, Ewen has performed alongside Roscoe Mitchell, Keith Rowe, Lydia Lunch and many others, and has performed and recorded with Jaap Blonk, Henry Kaiser and more. In 2014 she performed at San Francisco’s 13th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, and she has made several appearances at Austin’s annual No Idea Festival..

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Zero Degrees North/A.T.R./Not Confined/Sore Eyes Live!
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00
American Culture (CO)/Ludlow (CO)/Natural Violence(CO)/+LOCALS
Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

American Culture (CO)/Ludlow (CO)/Natural Violence(CO)/+LOCALS

Wow yeah cool gonna Rock out!!!

American Culture is loud rock from Denver!
http://heavydoserecords.bandcamp.com/album/for-keeps

Natural violence is loud rock from Colorado too https://heavydoserecords.bandcamp.com/album/synthetic-peace

Ludlow is some Colorado folk punk!
http://ludlowmassacre.bandcamp.com/album/destroy-what-destroys-you

Yipee! is local rock n roll gonna be a full band!
http://yipee.bandcamp.com/

Terf Bangs is another cool solo rock!
http://tbangs.bandcamp.com/track/btmi-songs


$7
No jerks
All ages always
Lets rock!!

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SCRATCH Comedy: Great Expectations
Feb
9
9:00 PM21:00

SCRATCH Comedy: Great Expectations

We EXPECT ya’ll are eager for Scratch Comedy’s first show of the year...wait with bated breath no more! We are back and ready more than ever to tickle your fancy for great, and sometimes groan-worthy, comedy! Come down to Trunk Space on February 9th for some truly Buzzfeed-article bound stuff.

Featuring:
Sean “I Have Rehearsal” Ryan
Dustin “Color” Nguyen
Carson “Oui?” Harris
Tiana “Has to Open Tomorrow” Gaudioso
Alejandra “Toni Collette” Gama
Tony “Personal Brand of Heroine” Potts
Kat “Frick the Patriarchy” Reid
Tara “Cooking Show” Jensen
Mike “Bodybuilder” Groth
Arde “Uhm...what?” Aghili
Savanah “Tiny Hat” Case

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Desert Trash 2019
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Desert Trash 2019

AJJ presents
Desert Trash 2019

Hope Hall: AJJ, Little Wings, Nanami Ozone, and Sunn Trio

Sanctuary: Stephen Steinbrink, Worriers (solo), Lonna Kelley, and RØÅR

Trunk Space: PRO TEENS, Cesar Ruiz Band, meet the sun, and Flying Circles

Art show in the courtyard by To The Front. Beer garden DJed by A Claire Slattery.

February 2nd at the Trunk Space. 1124 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tickets & more info at www.deserttrash.party

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Relaxation Station 2.1.19 Presented by E Alo
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Relaxation Station 2.1.19 Presented by E Alo

an EVOLVING AMBIENT EXPERIENCE like no other...
-> Rejuvenate with us after a long week in the CHILLEST place in the Valley
* ALL AGES | $5 in Advance, $7 at the Door (see below for payment info *

Live Ambient Music:
Butoh Sonics | Manifest Sound & Friends | E Alo | [more tba]

Live Visuals:
Oli Via

Tea & Tarot Lounge:
Reflexology by Jenna Gully | Massage | Tea & Snacks | Tarot | Astrology | Live Painting | [more tba]

Got a cool idea for the event? Want to get involved? I would love hear from you! Slide into my DMs -> E Alo

Advance payments can be sent to E Alo aka Erica Lynne via...
FB msgr: Erica Lynne | Paypal: erica@ealomusic.net | Cash App: @ericalynnealo | Venmo: @erica-aloian | Zelle: erica@ealomusic.net

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Acne Superstar EP Release show!
Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Acne Superstar EP Release show!

Acne Superstar is celebrating the release of their sophomore release Showertoilet! With the help of:

Taylor Dance (Arizona’s Chris Farren!)
https://taylordance.bandcamp.com

Not Confined (Punk Rockers inspired by all the classics)
https://not-confined.bandcamp.com/album/television-man

robot (re)pair(party punx featuring ex members of Rumspringer)
https://robotrepair.bandcamp.com

Love Noka (feel good Indie Rock with former members of Captain Samurai)
https://lovenoka.bandcamp.com/track/cant-breath

Room 4 (Tempe based Hip Hop)
https://m.soundcloud.com/room4our

Pages per content will be selling dank tamales at this event.


$8. All ages. Show starts at 7:30 P.M.

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SHOW MOVED TO THE LUNCHBOX - Samantha Riott
Jan
5
7:30 PM19:30

SHOW MOVED TO THE LUNCHBOX - Samantha Riott

SAMANTHA RIOTT HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE LUNCHBOX SHOW

SAMANTHA RIOTT is an American spoken word artist, musician, writer and vocalist. Her current band is Rodenticide and she is prominent in the NYC underground music scene. Confrontational and provocative in her work, she straddles the line between seductive siren & nihilistic hysteric, embarks on endeavors with intensity through personal & socio-political subjects.

The Lunchbox is located at 4132 E McDowell Rd., #7, Phoenix, Arizona 85008

Here is the rest of the information on the show:
The majority of these amazing artists will be performing in Phoenix for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Trust me and freakin check it out!

Terminal 11
https://soundcloud.com/terminal11/sets/harmless-chaos

Samantha Riott (on tour from NYC)
Samantha-riott.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOMhLQFj1A4&t=257s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF4zKLT341o&t=368s

PERSONABLACK 
https://soundcloud.com/cition/ih8-everything-including-myself-5-mix-3

Jonstar
https://soundcloud.com/jonstartracks/sets/ratava

Dalton Danks
https://soundcloud.com/daltonal/sets/computer-music-2018

Tsone
http://tsone.bandcamp.com/album/the-topography-of-vibrating-bodies-tracks-for-nagual-4

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Occupy Prescott - a new play by Andy Boyd
Dec
29
7:30 PM19:30

Occupy Prescott - a new play by Andy Boyd

Occupy Prescott - a reading of a new play by Andy Boyd, directed by Jenny Strickland
This play begins in the fall of 2011, when a libertarian rancher, an anarchist punk, an aging hippie, a radical priest, and a single mother gather in Courthouse Square in Prescott, Arizona determined to fix America. They all agree that the one percent is too powerful, and the rest of us are getting screwed. When they try to get more specific than that, though, they find themselves disagreeing about nearly everything. Over the next several weeks, unlikely alliances and relationships form among the Occupiers, and new possibilities emerge even as tensions rise. Occupy Prescott is a play about the beauty and fragility of progressive coalitions, why they fail, and why they matter.

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The Ponies (REUNION SHOW!) w/Treasure Mammal and Sweaty Palm Trees
Dec
28
7:30 PM19:30

The Ponies (REUNION SHOW!) w/Treasure Mammal and Sweaty Palm Trees

Ponies raged from 2002-2005. They put out a CD on LA's now defunct DoggPony Records and a 7" on defunct Knifechase Records as well as one comp song on a cassette put out for a Chris Johanson solo show. LA based filmmaker, Donovan Vim Crony made a documentary of the band released in 2006. This is not that movie. 

https://youtu.be/3WwG_JOjHCE

Here's a video of Ponies at Holgas at Phoenix. It starts with IHYWYP. These shows will be performed with Phil Buckman in Sweaty Palm Trees. SPT are a humbler, more 'mature' Phil Buckman displaying versatile song writing skills, the same humor and spirit that made IHYWYP a massive interweb sensation in the mid aughts, and a baritone so golden the guy from Crash Test Dummies weeps angel tears nude alone in a dark room mourning the chick from the Cranberries. Backed by Matt Dieckman and David Wiersch, SPT is a total winner. 

https://youtu.be/9rNo3vRLI6s

Speaking of total winners, Treasure Mammal brings spiritual ascension every single time. 'Nuff said. 

Come celebrate the power of the creative spirit and shameless, boneheaded nostalgia this holiday season.

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