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July 23 To Aug. 6

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Rewind Tour 2014: Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow & Gloriana, Aug. 15
Arizona Broadway Theater
7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria
Peter Pan, July 11 to August 17
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
The Whispers with Lakeside featuring Mark Wood, Aug. 8
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Austin Mahone, July 29

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Songwriters In The Round, Aug. 7
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Firestage, July 25
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
Phoenix Poetry Slam, July 31
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
The Latest (3 piece funk, Jazz, Hip Hop Band), July 28
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Atmosphere, Sept. 1
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Rebelution Count Me In Summer Tour, Aug. 6
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Copper State Poetry Slam, July 26 - 27
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Stagnant Pools, Aug. 9
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
James Wallace, July 28
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Postcards From Paradise, July 25 & 26
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
Mannequin Pussy, August 15
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Baby With The Bathwater, Sept. 5 to 21
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Skewed News Hour, Aug. 1
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
The Dirty Nil, Jul 26
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Paul McCartney, Aug. 12
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Open Mic Night, July 28

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Rubber Brother Records Round Robin, Comedy On Fire 16, Mixtape Mandi Scavenger Hunt, NXOEED//Fox Hunt, Nerd Night! Simpsons Edition, Arizona Bands Invade L.A., And More


By Jeff Moses
Modern Times Magazine

July 22, 2014 — It is an uncommonly amazing weekend in the end of July for Valley based arts events, but the one that shines brightest above all others is the Rubber Brother Round Robin coming up on Saturday July 26.

The Tempe based cassette tape label will be inviting Playboy Manbaby, Treasure Mammal, Thin Bloods, Boss Frog, and Wolvves to their office space The Parliament to play a concert with a bit of an abnormal set up. Instead of each band playing their set one at a time, all of the bands will set up at once and play two songs each in a loop that will run from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. and they assure the show will run on time.

Every single one of these bands is a must see on their own but doing such an intertwined sort of format means the opportunities for collaboration between five of Phoenix’s most entertaining bands will be ever present (especially because at least two of the bands share members).

The show is all ages and is no doubt going to be the highlight of the musical weekend in the Valley. Arrive early , it’s going to be PACKED.

Friday, July 25

Birthday Suite Burlesque will be performing their monthly cabaret at Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix  beginning at  8 p.m. The show, entitled Tit Bit Nipply will feature many of BDSB experienced performers doing comedy,  striptease, and many other forms of performance art in the nude. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. The show is 21 and up.

Comedy on Fire is one of downtown Phoenix’s most unique comedy experiences. Host Matt Micheletti has worked hard along with the Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. First St., Phoenix, to make it so. The show is one-part comedy show and one-part house party. The loose atmosphere always makes for comfortable comedians, and usually a well lubricated crowd. This month’s event features Bully Mammoth, Leslie Barton, Chelsea Lynn, and closer John Henry. The show is all ages but will have adult language. Comedy on Fire 16 starts at 9 p.m. and The Firehouse asks for a $5 donation.

Saturday, July 26

Mixtape Mandi Kimes is a fairly well known Phoenix music blogger and in an attempt to get her audience excited and participating in music as well as celebrate her one year mark on her blog she has started doing Scavenger Hunts. The next one begins at 11 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. Teams will be broken down into two or four and then designated a record store to search out the items in. The event is open to all ages, and prizes will be awarded.

Phoenix based artist James B. Hunt, alter ego NXOEED is going to be hiding 13 fox paintings — six in Tempe and seven in Phoenix — and leaving clues for people to find them. It is all part of Hunt’s second art treasure hunt of 2014 NXOEED // Fox Hunt, the last art treasure hunt  was quite well publicized and all of the pieces were found within the first 20 minutes. The hunt begins at 7 p.m.

Nerd Night! Simpsons Edition 2.0! is going to be nerding out at Bragg’s Pie Factory Diner 1301 NW Grand Ave., Phx. The evening will include food and trivia inspired by seasons 1 to 10 of the classic comedy show. A great way to spend the evening for any Simpsons fan.

Lets face it, it is not getting any cooler for awhile. So instead of hunkering down indoors and running up the electricity bill with the air conditioner, make a break for the coast, and Ariz. music made a great excuse to do it. Future Loves Past, decker., Samuel L Cool J, and Party Gardens will be playing a show at The Hotel Cafe, 1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. Presale tickets for the 8 p.m. engagement are $12.50.

Saturday, July 26 / Sunday, July 27

The Copper State Poetry Slam 2014 will be starting off its first side event, a Publishing Workshop, at 4 p.m Saturday, followed by the Nerd Slam at 5 p.m. After the Nerd Slam the first round of the slam will begin at 6 p.m. On sunday the Haiku Death Match will begin at 4 p.m. before the Championship Round at 6 p.m. The event is all ages, and tickets are $10 per day and $20 for the full event in advance.

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