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Underground Arts:

March 6 To 19

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
San Francisco Fest., May 18
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Schoolboy Q, March 30
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Chelsea Handler, March 22

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Celebration Guns, March 6
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
First Friday Night Live, March. 7
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Regeneration, March 29
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Secrets, March 6 to 9
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Up Next Vol. 8, March 16
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Kings of Spade, March 7
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Underground Publishers Convention, March 8
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Bacchus, March 25
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Shpongle, March 7
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Wingstock, April 19
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Pippin, March 8 to 30
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Inept Hero Cd Release, March 7
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
The Body, March 6
Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Banana Gun CD Release, March 8
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
7 Minutes in Love, March 8
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
American Pop! Comic Books to Science Fiction Gallery Jan. 17 to June 8
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Common Tongue, March 15
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
The Last Romance, Feb. 28 to Mar. 16
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Skewed News Hour, March 7
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
The Show Devils with Fiasco Circus, March 13
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic, April 10
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Iron Chic, March 14

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Underdog Art Detour Show, First Friday Night Live, Underground Publishers Convention, Banana Gun CD Release, Showbot @ Jobot, “Doin It” In The Park


Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

March 6, 2014 — The featured event of this weeks Underground Arts Calendar is Downtown Phoenix on Friday and Saturday. This weekend is Art Detour weekend and there will be fun stuff going on all over the city.

Viva Phoenix Fest will be taking place at more than 14 venues throughout Phoenix. There will be more than 60 bands from all over the country as well as some of Phoenix’s best locals performing. The show is all ages advanced tickets are $20 and $25 the day of the show. Headliners include The Neighborhood, Z-Trip, Murs, Sir Mix alot, and many others. For more information visit  

There will also be the First Friday Art Walk going down Roosevelt Row which will feature more vendors, more live music, and more art. The art walk is Free and all ages. For more information visit

There will also be shows on Grand Ave. and artistic exploration is highly encouraged on ones own, or with friends.

Friday, March 7

The Firehouse Gallery 1015 N. First Street will be hosting a group art show for Art Detour Weekend using the theme of Underdogs. The show will open at 6 p.m. and be up the entire month of march. The featured artists are Heather Smith-Gearns, James B. Hunt, Rachelle Olsen, Hydroxia Gryfon, and many other Phoenix based artists. The show is free, and all ages. Later in the night FIrehouse will hold their monthly sketch comedy show First Friday Night Live with musical guest Field Tripp. FFNL comes with a $7 suggested donation, and the show is all ages but does have adult themes.

Saturday, March 8

Jobot Coffee, 918 N. Firth Street, will host Showbot @ Jobot beginning at 10 a.m. with a performance by Sister Lip and continuing with a different band every hour until 7 p.m. when Via Vengeance takes the stage. In between there will be performances by Wooden Indian, Emby Alexander, Hey Sis, Snake! Snake! Snakes!, Jeff Gonzalez, Ashley Creighton, and Wolvves. The show is free and all ages.

Lawn Gnome Publishing, 905 N. Fifth Street, will be hosting the Underground Publishers Convention from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tilt Magazine, Matlock Fanzine, Fruits The Cat, Brad Dwyer, Pool Boy, Fair Dig Press, Frenchie Loves Satan, Tales of Corporate Bastard, Phoenix Poetry Slam, and Modern Times Magazine will be the publishers represented at the fifth anual convention and there will be musical performances by JJCNV, Battered Suitcases, and Shovel. The event is all ages and free.

Tempe based rock outfit Banana Gun will  be releasing their third studio album Love Instinct with a massive show at The Sail Inn, 26  S. Farmer Ave. The group is very confident that this release will be their most focused yet and will really showcase the rock and roll side of the band. The show begins at 7 p.m.  and costs $10 to get in, but everyone who pays gets a free copy of the CD. Also on the bill is Morning Theft, Japhy’s Descent, The Sugar Thieves, The Pistoleros, Dry River Yacht Club, and The Woodworks. To go along with the great lineup there will also be $1 PBR’s from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., the show is 21 and up.

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