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Underground Arts:

March 26 To April 9

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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
Lana Del Ray, April 15

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Sleigh Bells, April 9
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
First Friday Night Live, April 4
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Regeneration, March 29
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
American Voices, Apri 12-13
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Hand Of A Traitor, March 28
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Small Leaks Sink Ships, March 30
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Yarnball Story Telling, March 26
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Van Allen Belt, April 3
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Local Showcase, March 28
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
The Hooligan Holiday, March 29
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Miniature Tigers, March 27
Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Tempe Art A Gogh Gogh, March 28
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
7 Minutes in Love, March 28
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
Glodies Monday Madness, April 21
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
And Miss Reardon Drinks A little, April 11 to 27
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Skewed News Hour, March 28
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Indie 500, March 30 to April 8
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
Jodie Fosters Army, April 4

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Small Leaks Sink Ships At The Parliament, Luicidal At Rogue Bar, Tempe Art A Gogh Gogh, Comedy Night At Funny World, Comedy On Fire 12, Small Leaks Sink Ships At Last Exit Live, Sidewalk Chalk at Last Exit Live


Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

March 16, 2014 — Small Leaks Sink Ships have been considered one of the best bands in the Phoenix music scene for quite some time now, and unfortunately their tenure in Tempe is coming to an end. The prog rock quintet will be packing up their instruments and taking their talents to Portland Ore.

But not before having one last, big HOORAH!

The reclusive space cadets will be joined on one of their final missions by Playboy Manbaby, Snake? Snake. Snakes!, and Leonardo Dicapricorn at the secretive Tempe venue The Parliament (if you don’t know yo ass better call somebody). They will also be releasing their first recording since 2009’s Oak Street Basement, in the form of a Rubber Brother Records cassette tape entitled Rainbow Colored Serpent.

Small Leaks and Playboy Manbaby together on one show is a mashup of epic proportions. The two bands both command large and loyal fanbases who bring some of the biggest energy in the Phoenix scene with them. Add in the fact that Small Leaks is playing a rare all ages show on Playboys home turf and it is blast off time.

The show is looking for an $8 cover, and begins at 7 p.m. on March 28.

Friday, March 28

The last time Luicidal came through the Valley of the Sun they played a once in a lifetime set in the backyard of downtown Phoenix’s Firehouse Gallery. This time around the powerful punk band featuring O.G. Suicidal Tendencies members Louiche Mayorga and R.J. Herrera will be playing at Scottsdale’s Rogue Bar. 423 N. Scottsdale Rd. Joining them on the bill will be Flying Donkey Punch, Unstable Youth, Phoenix Hooker Cops, and The Pragmatics. The headliners will be playing a set of songs from Suicidal Tendencies albums Suicidal Tendencies, Join The Army, and How Will I Laugh Tomorrow. The show is 21 and up and they are looking for a $10 Cover.

There are two ways to get a snapshot of the entire Valley arts scene in one night. You can either spend hours driving around city to city checking out galleries and music venues. Or you can go to Tempe Art A Gogh Gogh at The Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmar Ave. Unfortunately there are only three more left including this one due to The Sail Inn’s imminent closure in July. But fortunately the inevitable end has made the organizers step-up their game and include more music, more art, and even a spoken word poetry jam hosted by Main Ke. The featured bands are The Love Me Nots, Companeros, French Girls, and The Breakup Society. Some of the featured live artists are Dumper Foo, Smash Nash, and Queen Loopy. While artists Andy C. Art, Nxoeed, Kelsey Brownell, among many more will be showing their art at the event. The show begins at 7 p.m. and has a $5 cover until 10 p.m. when it raises to $8.

Comedy On Fire will be celebrating their One-Year Anniversary beginning at 8:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. First St. For their twelfth show in 12 months host and creator Matt Micheletti enlisted the help of weed comedy guru Hot Rock Supa Joint to open the show with a half hour set of rockin beats and songs about weed. While the lineup of comedians includes KWSS radio personality Kevin Gassman, First Friday Night Live cast member Ben Jamming, redneck rapper Paige The Village Idiot, and Firestage host Ernesto “Ernasty” Moncada. As well as a slew of other talented Phoenix based comedians. For the event Comedy on Fire will also have a photobooth and live art wall. Micheletti is looking for a $5 suggested donation and all proceeds benefit First Friday Night Live and other projects at The Firehouse.

If you’re looking for a more offbeat brand of comedy in a more intimate venue Comedy Night at Funny World is what you are looking for. Host Eli Kluger employs a dry sense of humor mixed with absurdist jokes and impeccable delivery to create hilarity. For the evening he has invited Leslie Barton, David Delgado, and Andrew Jemsek to perform at his comedy showcase, and he has also brought out folk punk band Snail Quaile to play as well. The night is free, all ages, and begins at 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 30

Seeing as how prone to sell out performances the, cozy, Parliament in Tempe is Small Leaks Sink Ships is adding one more show to their grand Arizona finale. They’ll be playing that show at the aptly named Last Exit Live 717 S, Central Ave. Phoenix. For their big farewell Boyfrndz, PACKRAT, and Ghost Island will be joining them for the performance that will begin at 9 p.m. The show is 21 and up and it is sure to be one of their top performances as it will be their last show in their hometown. Tickets are $5 preshow and $8 at the door. If you are not able to attend the Tempe show Last Exit is an absolute can’t miss.

Tuesday, April 1

There is a severe shortage of quality hip hop shows in the Phoenix Metro. So when a good one comes up, hip-hop fans should take notice. Sidewalk Chalk, The Stakes, and i-Dee will be playing Last Exit Live 717 S. Central Ave. Phoenix beginning at 9 p.m. The Stake and i-Dee are two of the best local hip hop acts and anyone who they would open for is obviously talented. The show is 21 and up and tickets are $5.

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