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Underground Arts

Aug. 20 To Sept. 3

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Rewind Tour 2014: Rascal Flatts with Drake Vs. Lil Wayne, Sept. 25
Arizona Broadway Theater
7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria
The Angry Housewives, Sept. 5 to 28
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
The Whispers with Lakeside featuring Eddie Griffin, Sept. 27
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Arctic Monkey’s, Oct. 25

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Playboy Manbaby, Aug. 23
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Save the Firehouse Benefit, Sept. 20
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
KINKY BOOTS, Sept. 16 to 21
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
By the way, Meet Vera Stark, Aug. 22 to Sept. 6
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Kottonmouth Kings, Aug. 26
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Xtra Ticket, Aug. 21
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Yarnball Storytelling, Aug. 20
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Freaks of Nature, Aug. 23
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
Passafire, Oct. 4
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Bart Crow, Aug. 21
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Captain Jack's Space Attack, Sept. 6
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Ballet Under the Stars Amphitheater, Sept. 23
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Lago Cd Release, Sept. 20
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Andrew Boyle and Lucas Stratmen, Aug. 23
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Flash Jam, Aug. 22
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Ando Ehlers, Aug. 25
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Marco Antonio Solis, Sept. 19
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
White Morgan & The 78's, Aug. 21

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Wooden Indian Record Release, Phoenix Poetry Slam No. 19 , PPC Video Showcase X-1, Bittersweet Way Album Release, Rubber Brother Release, Tempe Rocks, The Stakes, Ando Ehlers


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Aug. 20, 2014 — Wooden Indian is a staple of the downtown Phoenix music and arts scene. Whenever there is a big show you can bet they are on it, and whenever there is a small community based show, you would probably still win that bet. The psychedelic folk six piece is going to be releasing a new album entitled Moan Info on Aug. 22 at the Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix.

Joining Wooden Indian will be Pro Teens, Cherie Cherie, Where Are All The Buffalo?, and DJ Smite. As with all shows put on by Wooden Indian the lineup was selected to make the experience in some way unique from any other big Wooden Indian show. They have a way about creating a distinct atmosphere for each performance even if it’s at a venue they have put on a show at before.

The event is 21 and up and costs $10 at the door, festivities begin at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 21

Lawn Gnome Publishing, 905 N. Fifth St., Phoenix, will be hosting the Phoenix Poetry Slam #19 beginning at 8 p.m. The point totals from the weekly slams add up toward participation in regional and national slams throughout the year. Participation and attendance are both all ages and free.

Friday, Aug. 22

Pages Per Content is a hard working underground art zine and they have also been known to host special events. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. they will be hosting the PPC Video Showcase X-1 at The Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. First St., Phoenix. The event will feature live musical performances by Enemies of Promise, Manoz Zuziaz, Whiskey Hand Grenade, Miah Spring, and Gypsy G Mama. As well as screenings of music videos from bands like Captain Squeegee, Man-Cat, A Life of Science, Father’s Day and many others. The event is still accepting submissions, participation is free and all ages, attendance is all ages and has a $5 suggested donation.

The Bittersweet Way is going to be releasing their new album at Scottsdale’s Rogue Bar, 423 N. Scottsdale Road, beginning at 8 p.m. Joining them to celebrate the release of this new L.P. will be Andy Warpigs, Watch For Rocks, Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers, and Field Tripp. The show is 21 and up and has a $5 cover. The first 25 people to arrive will receive a free thank you gift.

Saturday, Aug. 23

Rubber Brother Records has been crushing the game for more than a year now, and for the second time they are going to be invading the Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix, with intentions of selling it out. Playboy Manbaby will be releasing their third album in under a year, entitled Electric Babyman. While the Thin Bloods release their third album in just slightly more than a year Twin Tumors II. The show is all ages and kicks off at 7 p.m. Joining in the fun will be Boss Frog and Snake! Snake! Snakes!. TIckets are $10.

Tempe Rocks! will be taking place at the Tempe Center For the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. The show will bring together some of Tempe’s most talented acts including Banana Gun, The Pistoleros, Teneia Sanders,  and Old Jack City. The show is all ages and tickets range from $15 to $20. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tempe-based live band hip hop group The Stakes is going to be heading up north to Flagstaff for a show at the Green Room, 15 N. Agassiz St., and they will be joined for their set by I-Dee. They will be joined for the free, 21 and up show by Prophetiko, Co-Audio, and DJ Extract. Show starts at 9 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 25

There isn’t always an awesome party on a Monday night, but this one coming up is a definite can’t miss. As Seattle's Ando Ehlers and their “death polka” wasn’t enough the show will also be the release date for Overdressed and Under Arrest the new L.P. from anarcho-folk punk band Travis James and the Acrimonious Assembly of Arsonists. Also joining in on the wild night of crazy music will be Drunk & Horny, SS Web, and Andy Warpigs. With this many habitually ridiculous bands on the bill this is an absolute can’t miss. The show is all ages, and begins at 7:30 p.m. entry is $5. new travis james song live

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