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Underground Arts:

August 14 To 28

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Rascal Flats - Sept. 12
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Queensryche - Aug. 24
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires - Aug. 20
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Firestage - Aug. 16
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Sept. 17
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Suessical - Sept. 13 - 29

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

Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix The Limit Club European Tour send off party - Aug. 24
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Poetry Slam - Thursdays

Long Wong's
1455 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
Fairy Bones Tuesday Residency - Aug. 20

Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix Haymarket Squares - Aug. 17
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe - Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs - Aug. 21
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Tech N9NE - Sept. 18

Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
O’Brother - Aug. 20

Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
St. Jude Children’s Research Benefit Concert - Aug. 23
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
Black Sabbath - Aug. 30

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Valley Fever featuring Chip Hanna - Aug. 16

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Featured Events Open Mic Night at Cheba Hut in Mesa, Rum Rebellion at Tempe Tavern, Welcome Diner 48 hour Film Festival


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Aug. 14, 2013 — Cheba Hut in Mesa, 1710 E. Southern Ave., Mesa wouldn’t be most people's first thought of where to go to grab a beer or catch a performance.

But in the last few months the sandwich shop where “nothing is fried except for the occasional customer,” has started carrying some craft brews and even started up an open mic night every Tuesday.

The open mic is hosted by Tempe based Rock ‘n roll four piece The Manic Monkey’s and runs from 8-10 p.m. every Tuesday night. The next one is taking place Aug. 20, all ages, no cover.

And with Mesa Community College starting back up and directly across the street Cheba Hut’s open mic could potentially be a quite entertaining way to spend a Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
Rum Rebellion at Tempe Tavern, 1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe. From the same people that brought Luicidal to The Firehouse Gallery comes this Irish Folk Punk five piece from Portland, Ore. Formed in 2005 as a three piece band of friends just looking to play some Irish traditionals and sea shanties. Rum Rebellion has grown into  must see Irish punk show that has toured the country multiple times and regularly takes jaunts across the West coast. The show begins at 8 p.m., there is no cover, and the venue is 21 and up. Also playing will be Darrow Chemical Company from New Jersey, as well as locals Cockswain, Unstable Youth, and Whiskey and The Barrels.

Wednesday/Thursday, Aug. 13/14
Welcome Diner 48 hour Film Festival screening will be taking place Aug. 13 at The Welcome Diner, 924 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, at 8:30 p.m. Six participants used the 48 hours between Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. and Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m. to create a three minute short film using a predetermined line, genre and specific prop. Then on Aug. 14, also at welcome Diner there will be an award presentation for the films.

Friday, Aug. 16
Jobot Coffee Shop, 918 N. Fifth St., Phoenix, will have Phoenix local artist Tyson Krank’s 27 Years wood burn art show opening on Aug. 16 and the show opening will be accompanied by a performance by local band The Oakland Raiders at 7 p.m. Kranks show will be hanging at Jobot until Sept. 19. There is no cover, and the opening is all ages.

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