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Underground Arts

June 18 To July 2

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Kiss, July 9
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Ted Nugent, July 8
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Austin Mahone, July 29

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Sage Francis, June 20
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Firestage, June 20
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Jersey Boys, July 22 to Aug 3
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Peter Pan, June 13 to 29
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Kottonmouth Kings, Aug. 26
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Jason Devore, June 21
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Yarnball Storytelling, June 18
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Mutant Beat, June 19
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Atmosphere, Sept. 1
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Cypress Hill, July 24
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Avenue Q, June 1 to 22
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
The Menzingers, June 23
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
The 44’s Band, June 20
Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Closing Festival, June 27 to 29
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
7 Minutes in Heaven, June 7 to 28
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Summer of Love: Family, Friendship and Devotion
Gallery, June 20 to Sept. 20

Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Bad Neighbors, June 19
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Hart to Heart, June 9 to 30
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Skewed News Hour, June 20
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Miss Massive Snowflake, June 21
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Paul McCartney, Aug. 12
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Open Mic Night, June 30

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Rubber Brother 1 Year Fest, Bad Neighbors At Tempe Tavern, FireStage Urban Summer Solstice, Black Bottom Lighters Live At Marquee, Psychostick, Open Mic Eagle, Under The Bridge Folk Fest


Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

June 18, 2014 — It’s really hard to believe that Rubber Brother Records has been kicking ass and taking names for a full year. It partially feels much shorter, as they are still in their professional infancy, but with the scope of their success it feels like the cassette tape slinging label has been in the scene for decades.

Beginning on June 19 at 6 p.m. Rubber Brother Records will be celebrating their first birthday with a four-day soiree in their little slice of heaven The Parliament (find a friend and find them). Live music will be running at Parliament from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. until at June 22. All four evenings are all ages, presale tickets are $8 and passes are $10 at the door.

The June 19 lineup included Instructions, Nova Joven, Human Behavior, Huckleberry, and Lawnchair. The June 20 lineup will see Treasure Mammal, Playboy Manbaby, Snake@ Snake& Snakes+, Petty Things, Leonardo DiCapricorn, and Doll Skin grace the parliament Stage. June 21 has the Thin Bloods, Boss Frog, Pro Teens, Wavelengths, and Bacchus and the Demonsluts on tap. Then to close out the already tremendous weekend Wolvves, Mickey & the Mountains, The Echo Bombs, Red Tank, and Captain Samurai. Basically there isn’t a band worth missing on the lineup.

Thursday, June 19

There has been a band circulating through and impressing seemingly everyone in the Phoenix music scene as of late. That band is the Bad Neighbors. They are a two piece act combining rock and roll guitar and drums with spoken word poetry. They will be playing a free, 21 and up show at the Tempe Tavern, 1810 E. Apache Blvd., beginning at 8 p.m. Joining the Bad Neighbors for the evening will be Andy Warpigs, Hot Rock Supa Joint, and Cassidy Alisa.

Friday, June 20

The Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. 1 St., Phoenix, will be throwing a little Urban Summer Solstice party at their monthly variety show Firestage. The routinely hosts one of the most eclectic lineups of performers in town bringing on guests who are singers, dancers, poets, comedians, musicians, belly dancers, and anyone else you can imagine. What’s really cool about it is anyone can participate. Host Ernesto “Ernasty” Moncada has really been hitting his stride lately enticing some high quality acts, and the show only promises to get better. The fun kicks off at 8 p.m. the show is all ages, and they are looking for a $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, June 21

The Black Bottom Lighters are planning on taking a little hiatus from live music while they work on finishing their upcoming L.P 2 or 2,000. But before they do that the Glendale based desert reggae outfit is going to play one last blowout at Tempe’s Marquee Theatre 730 N. Mill Ave. BBL is one of the hottest bands on the Phoenix scene and their second headlining gig at The Marquee will definitely be a live one. Playing with BBL will be Clairvoyant, and A.J. Rodriguez and the Gracenotes. The show is all ages, has a $10 cost of admission, and starts at 8 p.m.

Do you obey the beard? Do you want to? Well, your next chance might be Saturday, June 21 at Pub Rock, 8005 E. Roosevelt Street, Scottsdale, as Psychostick, Dog Fashion Disco, and The Bunny Bear. If you haven’t heard of Psychostick they are a unique comedy and musical act that has more fun than a kid with a hose. The band was actually started in Phoenix in 2000 and now calls other places home. They call themselves humorcore and its hard to disagree. For more information, visit or

L.A. based hip hopper Open Mike Eagle is going to be touring through Phoenix and making a stop at the best bookstore in town Lawn Gnome Publishing, 915 N. 5th St. The tour stop will also be the Phoenix release of Eagle’s newest album Dark Comedy, and judging by Lawn Gnome’s last album release party, Bacchus and the Demon Sluts on Memorial Day, this one should be a doozy. The show is all ages, $5, and BYOB with valid identification. The show will also have an open grill for anyone who would like to bring food. Playing along with Eagle will be Tapas, Shining Soul, and D.J. Just Chris

Tuesday, June 24

The popularity of the Under The Bridge Folk Festival is so staggering that its organizers decided to put on one more in the month of June. Beginning at 6 p.m. underneath the light rail overpass in Margaret T. Hance Park, Days N Daze, Travis James and the Acrimonious Assembly of Arsonists, Snail Quail, Andy Warpigs, The Drinky Heartaches, and Josue Kinter + The Buddies will be playing folk punk in the park. The show is all ages, free, and unamplified.

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