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August 8 To 22
Phoenix Metro Venues
Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Train - Aug. 7
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Chicago - Aug. 10
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Wolvves - Aug. 6
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
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Everything You Wanted To Know About the *Culture Wars (But Were Afraid To Ask), Aug. 6 to 13
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Todo Mundo: Sin Fronteras - Aug. 16
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix - The Upper Strada CD Release, Aug. 15
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Poetry Slam - Thursdays
1455 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix - Wooden Indian, Aug. 8
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe - Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Aug. 21
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Rebelution - Aug. 8
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Filigar - Aug. 12
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
All-Star Grateful Dead show featuring members of the Noodles and Xtra Ticket - Aug. 11
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
The Cosmonauts - Aug. 24
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Fridays: Skewed News Hour
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Pretty Things - Aug. 7
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
Aug. 7, 2013 — Long Wong’s at The Firehouse 1639 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe is quickly becoming known for their residencies featuring a different band every month in a Tuesday residency, which this month is Fairy Bones.
Aug. 6 was the first Tuesday for Phoenix based rock/pop act Fairy Bones, but you can still catch them three more times before the end of the Month, along with stellar local lineups.
On Aug. 6 they played with Japhey’s Descent, Tides, Snake Island, and The Bittersweet Way. Throughout the rest of the month they’ll be playing with A Life of Science, The Woodworks, Guilt Society and many other great Phoenix locals.
The next show is Aug. 13. it starts at 8 p.m. with no cover, and is all ages before 10. The other bands on the lineup are Naomi Newman, Treasurefruit, The Upper Strata, and The Sugar Skulls
Fairy Bones alone is worth the trip to Tempe, add in all these other great acts and Long Wong's has a must see show every Tuesday in August.
Saturday, Aug. 10
Obscura Dance Night at Rips Ales and Cocktails, 3045 N. 16 St., is just a ton of fun. Easily one of the Valley’s best dance nights featuring resident DJ’s Roya and Funkfinger spinning all sorts of pop, punk ,rock, classic hip-hop, and upbeat danceable tunes. The liquor is also really cheap. Cover is $5 but it can be avoided if you show up before 9 p.m. This month’s theme “The World's End” will see Rips raffling off tickets to the upcoming movie The World's End as well as tickets to Polyphonic Spree, Austra, Kurt Vile, and The Cult and other prizes. https://www.facebook.com/events
Monday, Aug. 12
Word is getting around that Phoenix is quite a friendly place for amateur and open mic acts, and now it seems that Monday has become the unofficial open mic night for the downtown area. Zoan Bar 4301 N. Seventh Ave. hosts an LGBTQ open mic beginning at 6:30 p.m. hosted by local burlesque personality Robin Hart. “There are all sorts of performers. The Phoenix slam team was there last week. I have seen music accompanying ‘guess what balloon animal I am making,’ comedy, poetry, lesbians with guitars, coming out stories, burlesque. It can be a really rowdy open mic,” said Joy Young of the Phoenix slam team and a regular of Zoan’s open mic. Also on Aug. 12 Lawn Gnome Publishing 905 N. Fifth St. hosts its open mic every Monday starting at 8 p.m. There is also Fair Trade Cafe 1020 N. First Ave’s open mic also at 8 p.m.
Send submissions to Jeff Moses, Music/Arts editor at Modern Times Magazine. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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