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Underground Arts

Sept. 3 To 17

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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
Bob Log III, Sept. 5
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
Sleepwave, Sept. 16
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
The B-Side Players, Sept. 6
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Poetry Slam, Sept. 28
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Emby Alexcander, Sept. 6
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
The Aquabats, Sept. 20
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Insane Clown Posse, Oct.15
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
Gap Dream, Sept. 15
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
Baby With The Bathwater, Sept. 5 to 21
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Bingo Jam, Sept. 6
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Red Hands Black Feet, Sept. 9
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Black Keys, Nov. 10
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Man Hands, Sept. 5

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: First Friday Night Live, Allred Guitars Grand Opening, The Paper Knife Volume Two Book Release9, Dante’s Artferno, Mary Orcher At Filmbar, And More


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Sept. 4, 2014 —  Live From Phoenix It’s First Friday NIght! That’s right Phoenix’s premier sketch comedy show First Friday Night Live is back for another season of good times and great laughs, and The Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. First St., is going to be hosting the first episode for free.

The teaser episode will be starting off at 9 p.m. and will feature a cast that includes returning FFNL players like Ben Hooten, Ivan Chavez, John Luther, Ting, and Matt Micheletti. As well as 10 brand new cast members and a performance by Phoenix’s Bad Neighbors.

This is just the first episode of what is always one of the wackiest all ages comedy shows in Phoenix. This month’s sketches will see the cast go to hell, deal with a jungle cop, and cheer up some morbidly depressed clowns!

First Friday, Sept. 5

Mark Allred of the Haymarket Squares was already one of the best guitarists in town, but now he has decided to take his acquired guitar knowledge to the next step and start his own repair shop. Allred Guitars, 1301 W. Grand Ave., suite 7, will be hosting their grand opening in shop beginning at 6 p.m. The event will have free food and live music and is all ages and free.

The Paper Knife is one of those Phoenix metro groups that’s just doing so much cool stuff it is hard to keep up with them. They were a major part of the now defunct Parliament in Tempe, they created jazz speakeasy nights, literary magazines, art-based events and more. They are just some determined kids with some big ideas, and the next one they got coming up is their Volume Two Book Release + Art Opening. There will be art hanging from more than 20 of the Valley’s finest artists, as well as live music and more all in Tempe at Cartel Coffee Lab, 225 W. University Drive. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is all ages and free.

Man Hands is one of the rockingest bands in the Phoenix metro right now. Their two-pronged lead singer attack is just amazing with Marc Berry and Jackie Cruz creating some really great dynamics upfront. Each has a very distinctive voice and together they really rock out. They are going to be hitting the road for a tour this September and they are starting it off with a kick-ass punk show at the Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, featuring The Father Figures, Blanche Beach, Detached Objects, and Numb Bats. The show is 21 and up, free and kicks off at 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6

The Tempe Local Coalition is putting together a new multimedia art show called Dante’s Artferno and they are going to unleash it starting at 7 p.m. The event is going to take place at Tempe Tavern, 1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe. There will be live art, live comedy, live music, as well as artists and vendors peddling their wares. Kevin Gassman, Hot Rock Supa Joint, and Orangabang are just a few of the folks set to perform. The show is 21 and up, free, and kicks off at 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 8

The Cultiv8’N Culture Open Mic had spent more than a year housed at the Fair Trade Coffee Shop on 1st Ave and Roosevelt. The group behind the show decided to shut down the event for the summer and are getting ready to start back up with the Rebirth of the Cultiv8’N Culture Open Mic which they will put on at The 9 Spot Gallery, 1229 Grand Ave., Phoenix. Resident DJ, DJ Scapegoat, comedian and host Ben Jamming, and resident live artist Kryas Hester along with Main Ke and Ray Nemeh are asking the most creative performers in Phoenix to come out and share the mic with them.

Mary Orcher will be playing ar downtown Phoenix’s Film Bar, 815 N. Second St., along with locals Numb Bats, Hickups, and Drunk & Horny Orchestra. The show is 21 and up and has a $5 cover. The evening begins at 9 p.m.

Wednesday Sept.10

Abraskadabra will be coming into Phoenix from Brazil to play a show at 51 West, 51 W. Southern Ave., Tempe. For local support, the organizers went with “a star studded cast of punx and miscreants from all over the Valley,” according to the event’s facebook page. The local acts include Contradiktion, The Rebel Set, Torn At The Seam, and Jack The Cat. The show is all ages and has a $7 cover. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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