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Underground Arts:

Dec. 18 To Jan. 1

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
San Francisco Fest., May 18
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
A Grown And Sexy New Years Eve, Dec. 31
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Sean Watsons New Years Eve Party Time, Dec. 31
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Clown Party, Dec. 31
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Mama Mia, Dec. 31 to Jan. 5
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Roll Out The Carol, Dec. 3 to Dec.19
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
New Years Eve Masquerade Ball, Dec. 31
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
The Wiley One, Dec. 21
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Flannel Ball, Dec. 31
Long Wong's — Mesa
1455 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
Nothing at this time.
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Scorpion Vs. Tarantula, Dec.31
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Authority Zero, Dec. 31
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Breakfast With Sinatra, Dec. 14
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
White Christmas, Nov. 20 to Dec. 24
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Everlast, Dec. 12
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Brian Chartand and the Voce Progect, Dec.18
Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Drunkin Immortals, Dec. 31
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
A Bloody Mary Christmas, Dec. 6 to 21
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Mary's Wedding, Jan. 17 to Feb. 2
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
New Year’s Eve Party at TempEasy w/ DJ Rueben, Dec. 25
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Cabaret, Nov. 29 - Dec. 15
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
4th Friday Flash Jam, Dec. 27
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Disney on Ice Presents Rockin Ever After, Jan.8 to 12
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
The Love Me Nots, Dec. 31

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: PHX FMLY Fest, Holiday Concert & Food Drive, Black Carl At Crescent Ballroom, Warm Your Cold Souls: Winter Dance Formal,The Echo Bombs, New Year’s At The Lost Leaf, Drunken Immortals New Year’s, Flannel Ball


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Dec. 18, 2013 — With the holiday season upon us there are tons of events coming up but quite frankly one stands above the rest as the absolute thing to do at the end of 2014. PHX FMLY Fest. The all day, all ages, free event is taking place in downtown Phoenix on Fifth Street, between Roosevelt Street and Garfield Street on Dec. 27.

This is Phoenix’s second Family Fest, and the second time it will take place on Fifth Street. This year’s list of performers includes Boss Frog, The Thin Bloods, Instructions, Diners, Emby Alexander, Petty Things, Playboy Manbaby, The Great American YoungBloodz, Bacchus, Lunar Hood, The Wavelengths, Good Friends Great Enemies, Tk and The irresistibles, Run of Sunshine, Dogbreath, Hug of War, Lawnchair, Mickey and The Mountains, MAN CAT, Rough Tough Dynamite, JJCNV, Wolvves, Adventrueface, Via Maria, RAYA, Leonardo Dicapricom, Ursus Colossus, Alvie and The Breakfast Pigs, Twin Ponies, Celebration Guns, Ichi Sound, Fractal Freeway, Captain Samurai, Mister Attoms Bomb, Echo Bombs, Green Line Operator, Sister Lip, and Something Villainous.

With such a diverse lineup there is a band on PHX FMLY Fest for everyone. Some of the highlights will no doubt be Wolvves, Sister Lip, Playboy Manbaby, JJCNV, and Dogbreath. But every band on the lineup is worth checking out.

Lineups like this are not always free and with it being in the friendly confines of the Phoenix Arts District this is definitely not one to miss for music fans.

Thursday, Dec. 19
Four Peaks Brewing Company, and Phoenix based folk band The Senators will be hosting a Holiday Concert and Food Drive to benefit The United Food Bank at Tempe’s Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will feature performances by The Senators, The Veragroove, American Longspurs, and The Lions Club, Tickets will be $6 to $8 and the event is 21 and up

Friday, Dec. 20
Black Carl is one of the biggest drawing local bands in Phoenix, and there is a reason for that. But before they try to break free from the confines of local stardom and burst into the mainstream in 2014, they will be playing one last show for 2013 at The Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave. Phoenix. If 2014 treats Black Carl as well as 2013 did, this may be one of the last times to catch the bluesy five piece in Phoenix before they blast off into the stratosphere. Playing along with Black Carl will be Dry River Yacht Club, who are also playing their last show of 2013 and hoping that their new release El Tigre will help make them household names in 2014. Also performing on the bill will be Courtney Marie Andrews and California based Strat and Mouse. The show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and is 21 and up, cover is $10.

Friday, Dec. 27
IssaSmuzsAustin Productions presents Warm Your Cold Souls: A Tempe Winter Dance Formal at Taste of Tops, 403 W. University Drive, Tempe. Tops will be emptying the bar of some of the furniture to make for a bigger dance floor to accommodate DJ’s, Issa, DJectrification, Robert Poe, and Tara Lopez. The bar will also be offering drink specials $3 Lagunitas, and $3 Kronenberg, with a limited amount of free champagne as well. There is no cover the event is 21 and up and while there is no official dress code, attendees are strongly encouraged to wear their winter’s best.

Saturday, Dec. 28
Long Wongs Tempe, 1639 E. Apache Blvd. is a very different place since they redecorated. The art on the walls and their famous minoosh is worth the trip alone. But when they add great acts like The Echo Bombs, Man Hands, Glass Affection and You Know This Is Moses to the atmosphere for a free holiday weekend event, it becomes even more appealing. The event begins at 9 p.m. and is 21 and up.

Tuesday / Wednesday, Dec. 31 / Jan. 1
If PHX FMLY Fest, is not enough Fifth St. for you then head back down to downtown Phoenix and spend New Year’s Eve with some of the crazy characters in the Phoenix arts district. The Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St., will be hosting what will certainly be one of the most fun events in Phoenix on New Year’s Eve. The Oakland Raiders, The Freaks Of Nature, Sunorus, The French Girls, and Scorpion Vs. Tarantula will all be rocking in the new year together at the craft beer and wine bar. With a terrific lineup, hundreds of craft beers to choose from, $2 Pabst Blue Ribbons, no cover, how could you go wrong with the Lost Leaf on New Year’s Eve. The event is 21 and up.

Tuesday / Wednesday, Dec. 31 / Jan. 1
Obviously this will  be The Drunken Immortals’ last show of 2013, but it also may be their last show ever, as one of their members looks to heard to Spain to study guitar with some legendary teachers. The show will take place at Tempe’s Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave., and will also feature musical performances by Spafford, and Grateful Dead cover band, The Noodles. There will also be live art provided by Dumper Foo. The event is 21 and up and tickets cost $10.

Tuesday / Wednesday, Dec. 31 / Jan. 1
Lawn Gnome Publishing, 905 N. Fifth Street is one of Phoenix’s best independent bookstores, and underground performance venues. Lawn Gnome has built its reputation by providing Phoenix’s only officially sanctioned poetry slam, one of its most well attended open mics, and unmatched special events like when they brought poet Saul Williams to the stores backyard stage. In an effort to raise funds for the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam which will be coming to Phoenix, Lawn Gnome will hosting a 1990s themed Flannel Ball New Year’s Eve Party. The event will feature performances by Andy Warpigs, Bacchus, Sister Lip, Wolvves, and Hooves, as well as art provided by Mike Little, Randal Wilson, Casebeer, Tara Logsdon, Aaron “Lefty” Hopkins-Johnson, bruzza wuzza and many others. The event is all ages, and cover is $10, the event begins at 8 p.m.
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