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August 21 To Sept. 4
Phoenix Metro Venues
Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Rascal Flats - Sept. 12
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Queensryche - Aug. 24
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
The Polyphonic Spree - Aug. 27
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Organic Poetry open mic - Aug. 23
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Sept. 17
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Suessical - Sept. 13 - 29
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
Storytelling - Aug. 28
1455 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
Sister Lip Monday Residency - Aug. 26
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix The Oakland Raiders - Aug. 28
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe - 25th Anniversary of Danzig with Doyle - 31
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Tech N9NE - Sept. 18
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Mimelite CD release show - Aug. 24
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
St. Jude Children’s Research Benefit Concert - Aug. 23
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
The Cosmonauts - Aug. 24
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Adult Bakery & Nerdy Virgin Birds - Aug. 23
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Black Sabbath - Aug. 30
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
The Rebel Set - Aug. 23
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
Aug. 21, 2013 — I know what everyone is thinking about the first featured event on this edition of our Underground Arts Calendar, “why is Black Sabbath on the ‘Underground Arts’ calendar?” By the metaphorical definition of underground that question would make a lot of sense.
But for Ozzy, Tony, and Geezer’s Aug. 30 date at downtown Phoenix’s US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., underground is taking on the literal sense of the word.
As in, ‘go see them this tour before all three of them end up residing underground.’
With guitarist Tony Iommi coming into the tour still being treated for early stage lymphoma and at the advanced age of 65 and lead singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler both being 64 there just can’t be that many tours left in the heavy metal originators.
But thank the dark lord for this chance to catch ‘The Beatles of heavy metal’ one more time. Sure, there will be some songs from the band’s new album, 13, but there is also sure to be a celbration of the legendary hits everyone cares about. Tickets are a little pricey, though, ranging from $78 and up, but can you put a price on seeing the band that invented heavy metal?
Door’s open at 7:30 p.m. and rock ‘n’ roll madman Andrew W.K. will be opening, if there is a must see show for your early fall schedule, it’s got to be this one.
Friday, Aug. 23
So if that first event wasn’t your cup of tea because you check out the “Underground Arts” calendar for a more independent sort of show, this one should be right up your alley. Aside of Heart, 901 N. Fifth St., Phoenix will be hosting a free, all ages show from 6 to 10 p.m. featuring Eyes Immune, The Cadavers, Trunks and more bands to be announced. Aside is one of Phoenix’s quintessential DIY concert spaces, and I can attest that any lineup with Ricardo Vasquez of The Cadavers will be a psychedelic, funky, punky experience.
Saturday, Aug. 24
So CD releases are obviously a big part of the local music scene. CD’s are cheap, easy to produce and make for pretty decent sound quality. But local punk band Man Hands doesn’t care about any of that, so they decided to produce a cassette tape. The tape release and tour kick off party starts at 9 p.m. at The Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St., Phoenix and also features The Freaks of Nature, Shovel and The French Girls. Let me be clear, I have the utmost respect for all of the bands playing, and I have no doubt Man Hands is going to kick ass and take names on tour. That being said, The Freaks of Nature KILL at The Lost Leaf. This is a great local punk show in a great venue for a punk show. There is no cover, and the show is 21 and up.
Saturday, Aug. 24
I know it’s pretty ridiculous to have Cheba Hut in Mesa, 1710 W. Southern Ave., featured two weeks running on the Underground Arts Calendar, but when a place throws a great party, attention must be paid. Cheba Hut will have awesome local Music running all day, from 12 p.m. until 11 p.m. for their Welcome Back to School Party. Quite frankly this would be an awesome lineup for any show let alone a free, all ages show at a sandwich shop. The lineup features The Cadavers, The Ultra Left Crusaders, Naked Pizza, Tk and the Irresistibles, Wolvves, Skull Drug, Andy Warpigs, Manoz Zuziaz, Sister Lip, Supa Joint, and Contradiktion.
Send submissions to Jeff Moses, Music/Arts editor at Modern Times Magazine. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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