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Underground Arts

July 9 To 23

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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
Rakim, July 17
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Austin Mahone, July 29

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Firestage, July 18
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Jersey Boys, July 22 to Aug 3
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Risque Business, through July 24
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Kottonmouth Kings, Aug. 26
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
The Wiley One , Aug. 1
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Yarnball Storytelling, July 15
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Katterwaul, July 12
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
Catwalk, July 11
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
The Crookes, July 18
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Bad News Blues Band, July 12
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
7 Minutes in Love, July 12
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Dads of Comedy, July 28
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Glody’s Monday Madness, July 14
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Nothing at this time
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Skewed News Hour, July 11
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Pro Teens, Jul 16
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Paul McCartney, Aug. 12
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Valley Fever, July 13

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Field Tripp E.P. Release/Jeff and Dan’s Birthday Party, Acoustic Happy Hour With Fairy Bones, Sock Hop Drive In Movie Night, Organic Poetry Night, Melted Toys At Trunk Space


Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

July 9, 2014 — TMI on KWSS 93.9 FM and Q106.7 FM will be hosting a special edition of their monthly Second Saturday Showcase at Salty Senorita, 8011 W. Paradise Ln. Peoria, July 12. The event will also be a shoot for the Wiley One’s upcoming music video for their track “The Beer Song.” Joining the Flagstaff based reggae rappers will be Sedona’s own decker. in one of their last shows in the Valley for a bit, Kush County, Mob Vs. Ballot Box, and a acoustic set by Sara Robinson and the Midnight Special. The entire evening is all ages and free. Music begins at 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 10

Synth punks Fairy Bones will be playing an acoustic set at Shakers Bar and Grill 8040 E. McDowell Rd. Scottdale as part of Kevin Gassman’s live radio broadcast of his show Driving with Gass on KWSS 93.9. The show will also feature performances by comedians Matt Micheletti, Nick Flair Durell Johnson, and Curt Diesel. The bar will offer food and drink specials all night, the show is 21 and up and free. Fairy Bones makes a pretty unique sound for the Phoenix scene, and catching them acoustic is definitely something that is not often seen.

Friday, July 11

Sock Hop Drive In Movie Night will be taking place at 5 & Diner Phoenix 5220 N. 16 St beginning with the Southwest Surfers Band. After the dancing subsides they will be showing Bikini Beach starring Annette Funicello. The event is all ages and free. The restaurant will be setting a screen up in the parking lot for the movie screening and providing patrons with car hop service. Patrons with classic cars will receive 50 percent off of an entree.

The Firehouse Gallery’s 1015 N. First St. Organic Poetry Night is a more free form vision of the traditional open mic. The event, which has been hosted by Kleopache for more than a year, blends spoken word, music, and visual art together to make for a unique experience. While she does allow for featured artists, both visual and performance, the event finds it’s specialness in the fact that it always turns into a jam full of all the willing participants. Poets will lend their words to music, and painters will find a way to match their work to the performance on stage. The entire event is about the interweaving of disciplines to create a new way of artistic expression. The event is free, though donations are welcome, and all ages. The event begins at 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

Phoenix based ethereal alternative rock act Field Tripp will be releasing their newest E.P. Woeful Common Terry on July 12 at south Scottsdale’s The Rogue Bar, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd. Door’s will open for Field Tripp’s big night at 6 p.m., music will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is $5. The show, which is also the birthday party for Field Tripp front man Dan Tripp and Modern Times Magazine music/arts editor Jeff Moses, will feature a musical performances by Andy Warpigs, Matt Braman, Ray Reeves and the Masters of the Economy, Snake. Snake? Snakes!, Field Tripp, Bad Neighbors, and the Freaks of Nature. A special DJ set by the world famous Fresh Hoffa will also be part of the festivities.

Sunday, July 13

The Society of Musical Esoterism will be hosting a show at the Valley’s premier music venue The Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave. The show, which is the group's 10th showcase will feature the music of Austin, Texas, based band GLUE, and Olympia Wash. based Vex. As well as rowdy locals Gay Kiss and Destruction Unit. The show is all ages, begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $8 in advance or $10 at the door, but the local lineup alone is worth the price of admission, add in the touring acts and this could be one of the best shows that has come through the Crescent in quite a while.

Wednesday, July 16

For anyone who has not yet noticed the surf-garage rock wave is coming in pretty hard in Phoenix right now, and with that in mind the Trunk Space, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave., booked a hell of a lineup. Melted Toys from San Francisco, Wing Dam from Baltimore, with locals Pro Teens, Nova Joven, and Petty Things. It’s going to be a great night to be at the Trunk Space shaking a tail feather. The show is all ages, and has a cover of $7. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Beyond The Hill

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