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Underground Arts:

April 30 To May 13

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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
Red Green: How To Do Everthing Tour, May 10
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Brit Floyd, May 23

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
First Aid Kid, May 29
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
First Friday, May 2
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Once - a New Musical, April 29 to May 4
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
The Boob Show, April 21 to May 1
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Incite, May 9
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Banana Gun, May 10
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Phoenix Poetry Slam, May 1
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
The Stakes, May 3
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Goblin, May 1
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Slightly Stoopid with Cypress Hill, July 24
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Les Miserable, April 23 to May 25
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Black Flag, May 17
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Wishbone Ash, May 2
Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Sister Lip E.P. Release show, May 16 & 17
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
7 Minutes in Love, May 2
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, May 5
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Hart to Heart, May 9 to 18
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Skewed News Hour, May 2
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Mickey and the Mountains, May 1
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Billy Joel, June 1
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Vagfest, May 2

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Petty Things Tour Kick Off, Nerd Nite 19,Vagfest 5, AZ Punk Drunk Float Yo!, El Plato Caliente, Mixchange: A Live Mixtape Exchange, Paul Stanley At Changing Hands


Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

April 30, 2014 — For five years local musician Jackie Cruz has been organizing Vagfest with her cohorts. During that time they have attracted the best female bands and musicians that Phoenix has to offer. Every year has been a raucous party celebrating female artistry in the Phoenix Metro.

This years lineup includes local favorites like Cherie Cherie, Sister Lip, Numb Bats, Shovel, Girl Boner, Cruz’s band Man Hands and the incomparable Scorpion Vs. Tarantula, among many other great local bands with at least one female member. There will also be touring acts like Tucsons Katterwaul, Bleeding Rainbows from Pennsylvania, and White Murder from L.A.  

The event will be held between two Tempe venues the Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, and 51 West 51 West Southern Ave Tempe. The Yucca Tap shows are 21 and up as well as free. While the 51 west shows are all ages, and come with a $5 Cover. Music begins at 9 p.m. at both venues on both May 2 and 3. For more information visit

Thursday, May 1

Petty Things is one of the hottest bands in Phoenix right now. Their surf/garage rock sound is just infectious, and they are earning the fan base and great shows that come along with making great music. In fact, they think their music is so good they are going to take it on the road. Beginning at 7 p.m. at Tempe’s Parliament Petty Things tour kick off and Tape Release show will be going down. Also on the bill Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs, Wooden Indian, Wolvves, and Numb Bats. The show is $5 and is all ages. The facebook page says “this is going to be rad.” I agree. For more information visit

Saturday, May 2

The city of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program is putting on Light It Up, as part of downtown Phoenix First Friday. This art project consists of three video artworks that will be projected on two exterior walls of Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and“” will be visible from gathering areas in the Margaret T Hance Park. For more information visit

Saturday, May 3

Everyone loves getting wasted and having a good float down The Salt River. But the prospect becomes ever more exciting when you can do with all of the best punk musicians in the Valley and thus Az Punk Drunk Float Yo! was born. Some folks put the call out to all of the punks in the Valley, and starting at 1 p.m. they are all heading down river. The event is free, all ages. and of course like all river trips BYOB… just don’t forget the sunscreen. For more information visit

Whenever the legendary Djentrification gets on the ones and two’s you already know it’s going to be a spectacular time, he is one of those DJ’s that always gets the party rocking. This week for his weekly world beat residency at FilmBar, 812 N. Second Street, Phoenix, The Palace, he will be putting on a  special El Plato Caliente party. What separates this edition of The Palace from others is that the DJ’s will only be playing Latin 45’s. The guest DJ’s are Johnny D., Smite, and Salchi Papi. The event is 21 and up, has a $5 cover and begins at 9 p.m. For more information visit

Sunday, May 4

Blogger Mixtape Mandi will be hosting an event at downtown venue Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave, Phoenix. The event is Mixchange: A Live Mixtape Exchange. Everyone who comes i is asked to bring a mixtape with them to trade with someone else. The event is free if you bring a mixtape or $5 if you don’t. But either way everyone leaves with a mixtape according to the events facebook page. The event is 21 and up and begins at 8 p.m. Ryan Norman, Matt Klassen, and Justin Moody will be performing. For more information visit

Tuesday, May 6

Paul Stanley frontman and rhythm guitarist of legendary rock and roll band KISS will be making an appearance at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe to sign copies of his new book Face The Music. He will be doing signings at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information visit

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