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Underground Arts:

April 16 To 31

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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
Gavin Degraw, April 30
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Pet Shop Boys, April 18

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
The Prowling Kind, April 23
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Firestage, April 18
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Once - a New Musical , April 29
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
The Boob Show, April 21 - May 1
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Amor CD Release, April 25
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Freezer, Megaran April 18
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Phoenix Poetry Slam, April 17
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Hot Rock Supa Joint, April 20
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Goblin, May 1
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Wingstock, April 19
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Les Miserable, April 23 - May 25
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
The Silver Palms, April 23
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
The Jive Aces, April 17
Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Phoechella, April 19
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
7 Minutes in Love, April 18
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, April 18
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
The Linecutters, April 22
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Billy Joel, June 1
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Krooked Trees, April 19

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Modern Times Magazine Record Store Day Tour, Monst3r At Sail Inn, Erratic Radio Presents The Ghetto Ghouls, Arizona 420 Festival & Growers Cup, Mandi Kimes Record Store Tour And More


Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

April 16, 2014 — The beautiful April weather has afforded us Phoenicians another gorgeous week, and another week full of excellent underground events. The weeks featured event is Record Store Day which for us will be kicking off at 6 a.m. at the Double Nickels Collective, 45 W. Southern Ave, Tempe with a performance by Button Struggler.

Music and Arts editor Jeff Moses will be live blogging his entire experience including his hunt for Playboy Manbaby’s vinyl split, as many Flaming Lips records as possible, and of course any all rare finds along the way.

Jeff is going to join Button Struggler on their Record Store Day Tour as well as look to encounter Mixtape Mandi  on her similar voyage. Keep up with Jeff through the live blog or social media, or feel free to find him at the store to be a part of the blog.

Also if technology allows we will be bringing a live Google hangout from each stop along the way.

Check back to or our social media accounts for live link information.

Wednesday, April 16

Unfortunately The Sail Inn 26 S. Farmer Ave Tempe is on its way out. With every awesome show and spectacular party the venue takes one more step toward joining Hollywood Alley as a former Valley venue. But before they go they definitely still have a lot of party left in them and beginning at 8:30 p.m. Dangerruss Presents  will be hosting Monst3r, The West, Ever So Android, and Phantom Airship. It should be a great one for the EDM crowd, and one worth checking out for jam band fans. The show is 21 and up and comes with a $5 cover.

Thursday, April 17

Erratic Radio is hosting a free party beginning at 9 p.m. at Tempe’s Time Out Lounge 3129 S. Mill Ave. The show will feature Suenos Muertos, The Freaks of Nature, The Ghetto Gouls, and The Rebel Set. The Freaks are one of the most exciting live bands in Phoenix and any lineup with them on it is worthwhile. While The Rebel Set is a surf rock four piece with an excellent new album out. The evening is guaranteed fun, and at the price free its going to be great.

The 13th Annual Phoenix Improv Festival is at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix, April 17 to 19, featuring comedy teams from around the country and local improvisational troupes. Tickets are $10 to $15. For more information visit

Saturday, April 19

Mixtape Mandi will be doing her own Record Store Tour on Record Store Day. So for anyone who does not want to hunt alone, her itinerary i posted on the facebook page for the event. She will begin her hunt at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5p.m. Happy hunting record nerds.

TMI on KWSS will be hosting their Third Annual Phoechella beginning at 4 p.m. The show will have performances by stalwart locals like Playboy Manbaby, Snakes# Snakes$ Snakes@, Banana Gun, and Ruca. As well a touring headliner CraSh Kings. The show is happening at The Sail Inn 26 S. Farmer Ave. and tickets are $15 and the event is a rare All Ages show at the Sail.

For the crowd that’s into their underground shows being a little bit more, underground. Garyn Klasek and Travis James have put together a little show that is just the ticket for you. The official return of the Under The Bridge Folk Festival will be taking place at the light rail overpass in Margaret T. Hance Park. The show is free though donations for the touring acts are strongly encouraged, and it’s all ages. Headlining this awesome fest will be Philadelphia based folk punks Mischief Brew, and they will be playing with local support from The Haymarket Squares, Travis James and The Acrimonious Assembly of Arsonists, D.G. Scherrer, Andy Warpigs, Ari and her Banjo, and the Crown Victoria Vandalism Committee. This show is a folk punk wet dream, and it’s going down in the only venue fit for such a lineup, under a bridge, unamplified, and unpermitted. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE. Show begins at 6 p.m.

The Toy Art Show at FIrehouse Gallery 1015 N. First Street Phoenix, should be one of the most fun art shows of the year considering all of the work is toy themed. The show has been displayed in the gallery since April 11 and will stay there until May 4. But beginning at 8 p.m. will be special performances to accompany the gallery show. Mourning Frye circus troupe will be stilt walking and doing life size marionettes puppeting, DJ duo WInd Up COnspiracy will be spinning record from their wind up gramophones, tap dancing troupe Tap That Ass will be performing with members of Adult Puppet Slam a rendition of Hansel and Gretel, and Circus Poet Joy Young will be performing some of her original material as well. There will also be a fire poi performance by Heather Edgar. Tickets range from $5 to $10.

Sunday, April 20

For anyone able to get up off the couch on 4/20  hanging out with Hot Rock Supa Joint is the only place you need to be going. The weed superhero will be performing twice on 4/20 which also happens to be his birthday. The first show will be at Bud’s Glass Joint 1021 N. First St. and will feature performances by Supa Joint, The Haymarket Squares, The Stakes, and DJ M Roca. There will also be a glass blowing competition going on and FREE BEER while supplies lasts for party goers over the age of 21. The show is all ages, free and will have some pretty awesome raffle items. The show kicks off at 5 p.m.

If you can’t make the first Supa Joint performance, he will be performing again on 4/20 at The Lost Leaf 914 N. Fifth Street Phoenix, along with T.K. and the Irresistibles, Andy Warpigs, Bacchus and the Demon Sluts, and Wolvves. The show is free, and 21 and up, and is guaranteed to be awesome.  Show starts at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, April 23

The Prowling Kind has been growing their reputation around Phoenix as a premier indie rock band, and with doors opening at Crescent Ballroom at  7 p.m. on a Wednesday they are certainly testing out that reputation. They aren’t looking to pack Phoenix’s best venue on a work night all on their own however as they invited Wooden Indian, Snake& Snake* Snakes>, and Madera Strand to share in the evening. The show is featuring four local headliners and with a cover of $5 there is no reason not to go, I bet they have you home in bed by 1 a.m. Music this good is definitely worth being a little tired at work.

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