Pizza In The Buff:
Naked Pizza Returns!
Phoenix Metro Venues
Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Alan Jackson with Jon Pardi, Feb. 28
Arizona Broadway Theater
7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria
White Christmas, Nov. 7 to Dec. 13
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Joe Rogan, Dec. 12
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
The Piano Guys, Dec. 16
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
One More TIme, Dec. 26
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Hurly Burly Vaudeville Medicine Show, March 8
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Jan. 13 to 18
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Two Old Broads Do Santa, Dec. 2 to 18
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
The Annual Jews Grotto Show, Dec. 26
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Dec. 31
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Flannel Ball and Art Show, Dec. 31
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Saints of Van Buren, Dec. 13
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Spoon, Dec. 15
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Cage The Elephant, Dec. 15
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Mary Poppins, Dec. 4 to Dec. 28
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
The Ataris, Dec. 13
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Seth Loveless, Dec. 17
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
A Bloody Mary Christmas Dec. 4 to Dec. 21
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Walk in Wednesday Open Mic, Dec. 10
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Tempeasy with DJ Reubot, Dec. 16
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
On Golden Pond, Nov. 28 to Dec. 13
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
The Neighborhood, Dec. 27
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Cosmonauts, Dec. 16
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Bette Midler, May 24
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
The Love Me Nots, Dec. 31
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
Dec. 10, 2014 — Naked Pizza is back and the seriously demented ska ensemble will be playing a one off house party in the Maple, Farmer, Wilson, Ash neighborhood in Tempe. Their almost cult like following that constantly blurred the lines between band and fan will no doubt raise up to rock with Naked Pizza one more time before they call it quits … for good.
Joining Naked Pizza for this monumental occasion will be Red Tank!, Instructions, and Injury Reserve. The lineup is absolutely phenomenal, it’s a multi genre smattering of some of the least heralded, and most underrated bands in town. And at $5 a head this is an absolute can't miss musical event.
The all ages party kicks off at 7 p.m. the location is still being kept under wraps, so find a friend and find them on Dec. 12.
Wednesday, Dec. 10
Bronze Candidate, AKA Franco Habre, is one-half of the Phoenix based militant hip-hop group, Shining Soul, and on Dec. 10 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. he will be hosting Cafe Cultura: A Night of Multicultural Expression at the Santa Rita Center in Barrio Compito, 1017 E. Hadley St., Phoenix. The evening is about more than just artistic expression in a free-flowing open environment. The entire event is happening to celebrate the life and work of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. The show may be celebrating a man of Mexican descent, but it open too “Poets, emcees, singers, musicians, storytellers, artists, and dancers of all backgrounds,” according to the event’s Facebook page. The free, all ages, family encouraged event, is taking place at the Santa Rita Center in Barrio Compito because of it’s cultural significance to the Mexican communities in South Phoenix. As well as the fact that Chavez conducted 19 days of a 24-day fast in 1972 at the Santa Rita Center, where thousands of Arizona farm workers — and national figures such as Coretta Scott King — arrived at the Santa Rita Center during the course of the fast.
Thursday, Dec. 11
Lawn Gnome Publishing, 905 N. Fifth St., recently shook up its event schedule by canceling the Phoenix Poetry Slam and putting in its place The WikiMedia Show. “The WikiMedia Show is a weekly multi-genre conglomerate of creative performances programmed to represent a holistic understanding of a topic taken from an actual Wikipedia entry - facts and embellishments,” as stated on the event Facebook page. This week’s show will have hosts Hattie Jean Hayes and WikiEditor Matt Storrs discussing Buoyancy, with guests, Matt Micheletti, Aaron Hopkins-Johnson, Adrian Fontes, Andy Warpigs, and Dan Hull. The show is all ages and runs from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 12
The Echo Bombs have a little bit of attitude to them, and that shit is good for the Phoenix music scene. They are going to be release their new cassette through Rubber Brother Records beginning at 7 p.m. Rubber Brother seems to have the formula for a great release show down to a science, have a band releasing a tape play at The Trunk Space, 1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix, along with Snakes! Snakes! Snakes, Thin Bloods, and Playboy Manbaby … profit. The show is $5 at the door, and all ages.
Desire, the newest art show at The Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. First St., Phoenix, will be opening at 6 p.m. “Desirable movements captured on canvas, paper & film. Passionate poses that will leave impressions of infatuation, enticement, and temptation,” according to the event Facebook page. The featured artist for the show is Nasim Nourian, and some of the other artists include Dawn Odoul, Neal Johnson, Katherine Chronn, and many others. The opening is free and all ages.
There is going to be a Rock and Roll Show at Chopper Johns, 2547 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, kicking off at 9:30 p.m. “Shit show” might be better description of the title wave that is going to engulf the midtown dive bar. Mooseknuckle Sandwich, Button Struggler, 40lb Vagina and the See You Next Tuesdays, and the Phoenix Hooker Cops are going to do who knows what to Chopper Johns all night. The show is 21 and up and free.
Saturday, Dec. 13
“A night of catchy 50's and americana inspired indie rock. At your favorite bar that's still open” Is how the facebook event page for the upcoming The Redemptions show at Scottsdales’ The Rogue Bar, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. Redemptions front man Anthony Fama is one of the best in the business and he will no doubt put on a great show. Also playing at the show will be The Lonesome Wilderness, Trip Lip, and Day Before Plastics. Showtime is 9 p.m. for the 21 and up show. Cover is $5 at the door.
McDowell Mountain Music Festival may be one of the biggest musical events in the Phoenix metro but not everyone is up on the upcoming Lineup Announcement Show at Copper Blues, 50 W. Jefferson St., suite 210, Phoenix. The show will be an opportunity to not only find out who will be rocking the main and local stages at this years MMMF, but also a chance to purchase discounted tickets, or even win a pair. The entertainment will be provided by The Haymarket Squares and The Senators, both of whom will be rocking on this year’s local stage. For Modern Times Magazine’s prediction, and festival lineup leaks follow this link. The show is 21 and up and free, festivities begin at 7 p.m.
Tempe has a long history of rocking and rolling and they began celebrating that history a few months ago with the opening of the Tempe Sound Exhibit at the Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave. Japhy's Descent has been a part of Tempe’s history with rock ‘n roll and they are going to be playing a free, all ages concert at the museum beginning at 7 p.m. The entire exhibit will be open and free to the public for the evening.
Dry River Yacht Club, Roar, Gospel Claws, and Bogan Via at the Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix, is one amazing show. President Gator gathered together some of the best talents in Phoenix for an evening that is sure to showcase some of the best of the best bands in the Phoenix Metro. The show is 16 and up and tickets are $10 in advance of $15 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 15
Monday’s aren’t exactly known for being the night to party but Motown on Mondays and Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix, are working hard to change that. Doors open at 8 p.m. at downtown’s best venue where The Stakes, Spooky Kool, and Late Harvest are going to be playing in the ballroom, before the Motown on Monday’s DJ’s takeover the lounge area accompanied by Dumper Foo and an army of party people. The Phoenix metro has a huge appetite for hip-hop and a lot of the people who are helping to quell that hunger will be in the house to kick off the work week. The entire evening is 21 and up, tickets for The Stakes are $10, Motown on Mondays is free.
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Bow down to the party gods as Bacchus and the Demon Sluts gear up to play an all ages party at The Trunk Space, 1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix, with Andy Warpigs, Out Past Curfew, Shrink and Nerdzerker. It’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun with this crazy group of bands, and as different as they seem there is a layer of punk running through all of these groups music. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $5.
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