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Underground Arts:

August 1 To 15

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Train - Aug. 7
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Chicago - Aug. 10
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Wolvves - Aug. 6
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Firehouse of Punk Rock - Aug. 10
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Sept. 17

Kerr Center
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Todo Mundo: Sin Fronteras - Aug. 16

Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Zero Zero - live album recording - Aug. 3
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Poetry Slam - Thursdays

Long Wongs
1455 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
DJentrification - Aug. 2
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
The Airborne Toxic Event - Aug. 1
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Rebelution - Aug. 8

Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Filigar - Aug. 12

Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
All-Star Grateful Dead show featuring members of the Noodles and Xtra Ticket - Aug. 11
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
The Cosmonauts - Aug. 24

Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Fridays: Skewed News Hour
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Summer Jam Freestyle Explosion - Aug. 2
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Pretty Things - Aug. 7

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Featured Event Is Luicidal (Featuring OG Members of Suicidal Tendencies), Re-Start Of Lawn Gnome’s Poetry Slam And Ramshackle Glory At The TrunkSpace


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

July 31, 2013 — Sorry to come back with the next calendar featuring the same venue as the last one, but seriously how often do you get to see R.J. Herrera and Louichie Mayorga of Suicidal Tendencies rock out in the backyard of an art gallery/living space?

That’s exactly what punk fans are getting on Aug. 3 at The Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. First St., The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $12.

Luicidal formed in 2012 when Herrera and Mayorga realised they missed the fanfare and excitement of playing live music and decided to band up with Mando Ochoa and Ricky Reynaga to bring the hard hitting tunes of early Suicidal Tendencies back to the masses.

The show was originally scheduled to be at the legendary Hollywood Alley in Mesa, but seeing as that venue has fallen on hard times and is no longer open the promoter — with some prompting from Firehouse punk regular Matt Spastic — decided to move the show to downtown’s own underground art paradise.

Also on the bill for this amazing night of punk rock insanity are Chicago based punkers The Atrocities, Futile Defiance from SOCAL, as well as Cali based T.M.B. As well as locals Button Struggler, Rotten Youth, Scattered Guts, 80D and The Bathless Bastards. For more information on this event visit the LUICIDAL Facebook page.

Thursday, Aug. 1
Lawn Gnome Publishing, 905 N. Fifth St., is bringing back their flagship event The Phoenix Poetry Slam at 8 p.m. following their summer hiatus. With the Phoenix National Slam Team being fresh from dominating the Copper State competition there is no better time than now to get involved with the ever growing Phoenix slam poetry scene. The first 10 poets on the list get to read and compete for poetry slam dominance, while five others will simply get the chance to be heard on the Lawn Gnome stage which is growing in acclaim every time they bring a nationally recognized artist like Sole, or Saul Williams to play it. $5 donation is asked of everyone attending though no lovers of the spoken word will be turned away. For more information on this event visit the Lawn Gnome Publishing Facebook page.

Friday, Aug. 2
The Trunk Space, 1506 NW Grand Ave., is hosting Tucson based folk punks Ramshackle Glory on First Friday, and if you’re still planning on doing the art walk you are wrong. Ramshackle isn’t one of those bands that just talks about Anarchy, they fucking live it. DIY shows, sliding price scale on all of their merchandise, they even had a member abducted by the feds and extradited to Canada for his supposed involvement in a “riot.” Tickets are $5 as mandated by the band because expensive shows are for the bourgeoisie. If you dig the underground DIY vibe, this is the right show, the right band, and the right venue for you.  

Send submissions to Jeff Moses, Music/Arts editor at Modern Times Magazine. He can be reached at
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