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Underground Arts:

Jan. 8 To 18

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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
John Edward, Jan. 10
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Wooden Indian, Jan. 10
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Firehouse of Punk Rock, Jan. 11
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Peter and the Starcatcher, Jan. 14 to Jan. 19
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy, through Feb. 13
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Jason Devore, Jan. 10
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Youngsville, Jan. 15
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Yarnball Storytelling, Jan. 15
Long Wong's — Mesa
1455 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
Nothing at this time.
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
The Hill in Mind, Jan. 11
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Janelle Monae, Jan.11
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Wingstock, April 19
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Aint Misbehavin, Jan. 22 - Feb. 16
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Keep Your Distance, Jan. 10
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Sugar Ray Rayford, Jan.10
Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Not Yet Dead, Jan. 10
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
The Cosmonauts, Jan. 24
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Walk In Wednesday Open Mic, Jan. 15
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Daughters of Fission, Jan. 15
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
The Last Romance by Joe DiPietro, Feb. 28 To Mar. 16
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Cage Match Champion Vs. Funnel Cake, Jan. 11
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
Valley Fever, Jan. 12

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Windmill Of Corpses, Java After Dark, Mad Conductor At Trunk Space, Wooden Indian, Food Not Bombs Benefit, Firehouse Of Punk, Sunday A’Fair With Dry River Yacht Club


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Jan. 8, 2014 — The Underground Arts Calendar is back after a brief holiday hiatus and our first featured event is about as underground as it gets. A good old fashioned house show in downtown Phoenix featuring some of the crustiest bands out there.

Prescott based Stoner/Sludge four piece Windmill of Corpses is headlining the event at Neverland 1206 E. Mckinley, playing alongside locals Funerary, Requiem, Travis James and The Acrimonious Assembly of Arsonists, and Cybearg.

Funerary is a Phoenix-based funeral atmospheric doom act, while Sacaton Reservation-based Requiem is a ska core four piece that will more than likely break something while they are playing. Travis James is a folk punk three piece, that has actually practiced for this show, and Cybearg is a “nintendo/grind” act according to the event Facebook page

This event is not for the faint of heart, there will be mosh pits, loud noises, fire, and cheap booze in plastic bottles. Bring your donation money to support the touring act, and remember it is all ages so act accordingly.

The event kicks off at 8 p.m. on January 15, and keep in mind it is at someone’s home, so don’t be a dick.

Wednesday, Jan. 8
There is a new open mic in Phoenix every first Wednesday at the Terra Java Coffee House and Bake Shop, 3619 E. Indian School Rd. The event is hosted by slam poetry and open mic veterans Joy Young and Alli Shepler. The event begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m., with the featured act Tora going on at 7:30 p.m. The event is all ages and free.

Thursday, Jan. 9
New Orleans based hip/ska/funk act Mad Conductor will be playing one of Phoenix’s best underground venues The Trunk Space, 1506 NW Grand Ave. in Phoenix. Mad Conductor will be joined by local ska bands Liam and The Ladies and Jack The Cat, as well as indigenous/chicano militant hip hoppers Shining Soul. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is all ages, with an $8 fee in advance or $10 at the door.

Friday, Jan. 10
Rubber Brother Records has definitely earned their reputation as purveyors of some of the best underground and DIY events in Phoenix. But with this show they are going the complete opposite direction and embracing one of Phoenix’s most well known -- and well respected -- venues The Crescent Ballroom at 308 N. Second St. At 8 p.m. doors open for Wooden Indian, Los Puchos, Petty Things, and Playboy Manbaby’s split tape releases along with DJentrification. Wooden Indian and Los Puchos will be releasing a split cassette as well as Petty Things and Playboy Manbaby. Presale tickets for the show are $8 and come with the split cassette of your choice, as well as a Rubber Brother Records pin.

Friday, Jan. 10
Scottsdale’s Rogue Barr at 423 N. Scottsdale Rd. is one of the only places in Scottsdale where it is acceptable for a decent human being to be seen in. It’s a dimly lit place next door to a liquor store, and it has an awesome sound system. At 8 p.m. doors will open for Field Tripp’s fundraiser show to get the money together to master their upcoming E.P. due out Valentines Day. The show will feature Field Tripp, Sister Lip, Marc Norman, Bad Neighbors, and Cassidy Alisa. The show is 21 and up.

Saturday, Jan. 11
Phoenix’s local Food Not Bombs chapter is hosting a fundraiser event at Tha Hive, 4422 N. 22 Drive. at 3 p.m. featuring local artists and performers. The group is asking for $4 donation at the door though no one will be turned away. The featured artists include so far Kite Ninety-Three, Abstract Ninos, DJ Scapegoat, Arian Nicole Muhammad, Andrea Tooley, D.I. Harrison, Shay Shay and many others. The event is all ages and all are welcome, but it is at a private residence, so don’t be a dick.

Saturday, Jan. 11
For 11 months straight there has been a once-a-month punk rock show at The Firehouse Gallery at 1015 N. 1st. Street.  Doors open at 5 p.m. for January’s Firehouse of Punk Rock where Scorpion Vs. Tarantula, Button Struggler, The Linecutters and Matt Braman will be performing. The show is all ages and they are looking for a $5 donation.

Sunday, Jan. 12
The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts at 7380 E. Second Street is bringing back their event Sunday A’Fair beginning at Noon. The event is free for all ages and will run until 4 p.m. The event will feature musical performances by Walt Richardson and Dry River Yacht Club, as well as handmade jewelry, paintings and other crafts. There will also be activities for kids and free admission to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
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