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Underground Arts:

July 18 To August 1

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Kid Rock July 24
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Chris Isaak July 31
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven July 21
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Comedy on Fire July 28
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Kerr Center
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Factories July 27
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Long Wongs
1455 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
Emby Alexander July 20
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Wooden Indian July 27
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Rancid July 24
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Kid Karate July 24

Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Medicine Tent July 20
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Fridays: Skewed News Hour
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Bruno Mars July 31
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Travis James July 21

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Featured Event Is The Firestage Burning Metropolis, Phoenix’s Wildest Variety Show Celebrates The Night Rome Was Torched


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

July 17, 2013 — Firestage is the brainchild of downtown Phoenix based comedian Ernesto “Ernasty” Moncada. It takes place at The Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. First St., every third Friday at 8 p.m. Cover is $5 but it is free for all those who arrive before the show begins.

The show is a hodge-podge of different types of performers ranging from poets, musicians, stand up comedians, tap dancers, contortionists, fire spinners, and everything in between, all held together by Moncada’s crowd interaction as host. This month’s lineup is not set yet, but with a theme like “Burning Metropolis,” Moncada should have a wide variety of interesting acts lining up to play the legendary platform stage at The Firehouse.

Moncoda inherited the night once known as “Poetry on Fire,” from fellow comedian Kevin Paterson a few years back and decided that the stage could be shared by all manner of performers, and should be. So he went to work putting together the most eclectic variety show Phoenix has ever seen. For more information visit:!/profile.php?id=175718695889272&__user=100006366661622

Sunday, July 21
Bachelor(ette)’s and Brunch Auction will be held at The Gallery, 1229 Grand Ave. Phoenix beginning at 10:30 a.m. If you are looking for a date with a nationally competitive poet, this event is the one for you! All four members of the Phoenix national poetry slam team will be auctioning themselves off for a date with the lucky winners, and for those who don’t win there will still be brunch and a mimosa for just $5 as well as a chance to win other prizes including dinner for two at Federal Pizza, a gift card to Lawn Gnome Publishing, and artwork made by Crowe Withane. All proceeds are going to help fund the National Slam Teams trip to the national competition. For more information visit:!/events/521402914575424?aref=2&ref=bookmark&__user=100004185664005

Saturday, July 27
Lo Cash Ninjas and End This Year PHX Show will be held at Funky Food Shack & Thrift Junky 1722 W. Van Buren St. Phoenix beginning at 7:30 p.m. The two New Mexico based punk bands are putting their shows on the road to come rock one in Phoenix along with locals Requiem, Abraham Drinkin, and Los Fuk’n Ramirez. This is some of the best punk music you will find in the Valley, and the DIY venue only adds to the Punker ambiance of the event. The show is free, but patrons are encouraged to support the space which is playing host to the bands. It will be a night of hard punk tunes, resistance to social norms, and a nice big fuck you to the state and police. Just be prepared to encounter all manner of crusty, punkers, and everything in between if you should choose to go to this show. The punk show is a $5 donation for the touring bands. For more information visit:!/events/214479208701370?aref=2&ref=bookmark&__user=100004185664005

Send submissions to Jeff Moses, Music/Arts editor at Modern Times Magazine. He can be reached at
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Chapter 18: “This Could be the Last Time”

The galaxy-class astral catwomen paint by numbers way out in the Fornax Void, and grease some filthy-dirty alien werewolves in the process.

Beyond The Hill

An exceedingly intelligent homeless amnesiac finds a dear friend on the streets who is not really from the neighborhood, but beyond the hill.