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Underground Arts

July 30 To Aug. 13

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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: Numbats Album Release, Skating Polly, The Wiley Ones Tour Kickoff, Auditions For FFNL Season 4, Blood, Sweat, And Beers Tour Kickoff, Gay Kiss Tour Kickoff


By Jeff Moses
Modern Times Magazine

July 30, 2014 — It is hot as hell outside and Phoenix local bands have been noticing it, so this week there are a bunch of tour kickoff shows making their way into the Underground Arts Calendar. Three of Phoenix’s best musical acts will be hitting the dusty trail out of the Valley and heading for cooler pastures this week including Gay Kiss.

Gay Kiss is one of the best hardcore punk bands in the Valley, and they are going to be heading out of Phoenix on tour with OFF! But before they head out they are going to rock one last all ages show at 51 W. Southern Ave., Tempe.

Gay Kiss will be joined by Ex-Cult, Bad Antics, and Woundvac. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show has a $7 cover.

Wednesday, July 30

Numb Bats have quickly gained a reputation as a must see show in the Phoenix metro and beginning at 8 p.m. they will be releasing their newest album at Phoenix’s premier music venue Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phx. Joining the surf rockers for their big night will be Tempe based Man Hands, Prom Body from Tucson, locals Drainbow, and dj My Funeral. The show is 21 and up and has a $5 advanced cover, or $8 at the door. All entrants will receive a download code for the new album.

Numb Bats

Thursday, July 31

In 2009, sisters Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse had a jam session at their halloween party. That jam session grew into the band Skating Polly and that band, which has worked with members of X and the Flaming Lips, will be coming through Phoenix DIY venue The Trunk Space, 1506 NW Grand Ave., at 7:30 p.m. The duo, Mayo 14 and Bighorse 18, is touring in support of their third album Fuzz Stellacoom. Joining them for the all ages event will be local Uno Sideburn, Psywave, and Shrink.

Friday, Aug. 1  

Funky reggae / hip-hoppers The Wiley Ones are taking their show on the road and kicking it all off with a show at downtown Phoenix’s Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. Front man Sam Wiley was recently in a car wreck and had to miss a few shows because of it, but he is back in action and ready to kick the tour off right. Joining them for the show will be The Hourglass Cats. and Lady K.O. The show is 21 and up and has a $10 cover. The show kicks off at 9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 2

First Friday Night Live is known for its erratic humor and DIY spirit, and with that in mind they have opened up their auditions to the general public. Anyone who wishes to be apart of FFN:L can try out to join downtown Phoenix’s premier sketch comedy troupe. Auditions will run from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. and times must be worked out ahead of time. All the information needed can be found on this Facebook invite.

Mouse Powell has been popping up on all of the biggest shows in Tempe as of late, including the big boy Summers End Music Festival. But before he takes the stage at Tempe Beach Park he is going to briefly cut out of Arizona with DJ Reubot for their “Blood, Sweat, and Beers Tour.” The kick off show for the tour will be at Tempe’s Casa Sunba, 15 E. Sixth St., Tempe, beginning at 9 p.m. The show is 21 and up and free.

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