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Underground Arts

Aug. 6 To 20

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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
John Legend, Aug. 17

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
KINKY BOOTS, Sept. 16 to 21
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
...and the chihuahua II, Aug. 5 to 14
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Kottonmouth Kings, Aug. 26
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Spafford, Aug. 8
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Yarnball Storytelling, Aug. 13
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Jerusafunk, Aug. 15
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Atmosphere, Sept. 1
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Offspring and Pennywise, Aug. 29
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Shear Madness, Oct. 29 to Nov. 23
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Stagnant Pools, Aug. 9
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Hot August Blues Fest, Aug. 9
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Love, Sex and No Man’s Land, Aug. 23
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
Andrew Boyle and Lucas Stratmen, Aug. 23
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Skewed News Hour, Aug. 8
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Arroyo Deathmatch, Aug. 8
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Paul McCartney, Aug. 12
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Japhy’s Descent, Aug. 8

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Postcard Art Project, The Henry Co., Father Figures Album Release, “Waiting” Video Shoot, Red Tank!/Leonardo DiCapricorn Split Tape Release, Future Loves Past, The Assassinators, Fathers Day


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Aug. 6, 2014 — The Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. First Street, has been a part of downtown Phoenix’s arts culture since 2001, actively pushing the boundaries of what can and should be described as art. The collective is responsible for downtown arts district staples like Firestage and First Friday Night Live. As well as some of the most unique one off shows like their recent Toy Art Show, or the annual Treetastic Art SHow.

Coming up next at the intrepid art space will be the Postcard Art Project opening on Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. The show will feature more than 150 postcards sent in from more than 60 artists from all around the world, and all the proceeds from the show will got to benefit Firehouse as they hope to sort out some maintenance issues. The show will remain in the gallery until Sept. 7 and entries can be mailed in until Sept. 3

Viewing is free and open to all ages, participation in this gallery is the cost of the postcard that is sent in. All of the proceeds will go to benefit the Firehouse. /1420699154860819/

Wednesday, Aug. 6

The thing about shows at the Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth Street, is they are always loud. They are always loud because the place is so small, and the place is so small because it is inside of a re-purposed house. The bar’s quaint hominess is what makes every show within its confines feel like a house party, and a house party with live music to boot because the bar boasts of hosting 365 days of live music a year. Beginning at 9 p.m. Robert Galavan, Field Tripp, and The Henry Co. will be providing said live music, and with one of Phoenix's best drummers, David Cooper will provide the beats for two out of three odds are the music will be good. The show is 21 and up and free. /1660600064164434/

Friday, Aug. 8

The Father Figures are going to be releasing their newest album Steps and Processes at Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., at 8 p.m. The Father Figures are one of Phoenix’s more well known, and well liked, punk bands featuring former members of JFA, Pinky Tuscadero's White Knuckle Ass Fuck and many other bands. Joining the Father figures will be Hi Fi Lo and Man Hands. Tickets are $10 and come with a free CD. The show is open to all ages.

Melancholia is a twice a month darkwave dance night at Sochu House, 2801 N. Central Ave, Phoenix hosted by DJ Tristan/Iseult. The event will feature “gloomy, eclectic sonic oddities for delicate psyche’s,” according to their Facebook page: what that means is dress in black and prepare to cry while dancing the night away at one of Phoenix’s best venues for odd sounds. Joining DJ Tristan/Iseult, will be DJ Disappearing Nothing. The show free and for ages 21 and up. Music begins at 10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 9

Phoenix based synth punks Fairy Bones wants you to be in their upcoming video for their single “Waiting.” So all body painters, jugglers, hula hoopers, fire performers, and anybody else who just likes to get weird come on down. The shoot will be at 1414 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, from 6 tol 9 p.m.

Red Tank! and Leonardo DiCapricorn are two of the hottest upcoming bands in Phoenix and together they will be releasing a split cassette tape through Rubber Brother Records. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and the groups are looking for $5 at the door. Joining them for the evening will be Captain Samurai and Phoenix’s most well liked band The Echo Bombs as well as Wolvves. The show is held at the Parliament in Tempe and all ages are welcome.  
Future Loves Past made a decision that so many great Phoenix bands before them have made: to split for the coast. But they have come back to play a few shows in the Phoenix metro including a freebee at Tempe’s Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave. Joining the progressive pop five piece will be Snake! Snake! Snake!, Deadfoxx, and Twin Ponies. The show is 21 and up and starts at 9 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 11

The Phoenix metro does punk music well and kicking off at 8 p.m. there is going to be a good show in Tempe at the Time Out Lounge, 3129 S. Mill Ave. The Assassinators are coming in from Bremerton, Wash., and they will be joined by locals PHX Hooker Cops, The Industry, The Declaimed, Mooseknuckle Sandwich, and Krovak. The show is 21 and up with a $3 cover.

Two great punk shows are going on Aug. 11, one in Tempe and the other at Funny World, 1217 E. Madison Ave., Phoenix. Dad Punks Fathers Day will be playing and will be joined by touring acts Cumstain from Oakland, Calif., and Jawwzz from Salt Lake City, Utah. Locals The Wavelengths and Button Struggler will also be performing. The show is all ages and has a $5 cover.

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