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Underground Arts:

Feb. 12 to 26

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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
Paul Rodriguez, Mar. 1
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Black Carl, Feb. 14
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Circus, Feb. 15
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Blue Man Group, Feb. 25 to 28
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
RESPECT- A Musical, Feb. 5 to Mar. 2
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
American Head Charge, Feb. 14
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Midnight Vitals, Feb. 14
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Good Movie... Great Book Club, Feb. 18
Long Wong's — Mesa
1455 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
Nothing at this time.
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Field Tripp Feb. 21
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Fetish Revolution, Feb. 15
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Wingstock, April 19
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Ain't Misbehavin, Jan. 22 to Feb. 16
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
The Ataris, Feb. 28
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Grant Ferguson, Feb. 15
Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
St. Valentines Day Massacre, Feb. 14
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
The Norwegians, Feb. 14
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
American Pop! Comic Books to Science Fiction Gallery Jan. 17 to June 8
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Sweat Lodge and Girl Boner, Feb. 13
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
The Last Romance, Feb. 28 to Mar. 16
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Skewed News Hour, Feb. 14
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Imagine Dragons, Feb. 17
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Americana Rocks Music Festival, Feb. 15

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Love On Layaway Showcase, The Toasters At Crescent Ballroom, Bully Mammoth, Call For “Underdogs,” Fairy Bones Friday Residency                                                        


Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Feb. 12, 2014 — The Firehouse Gallery 1015 N. First Street in Phoenix has put out an open call to artists to participate in their “Underdogs” themed art show for the upcoming Art Detour weekend the first week of March.

Though the show’s main focus will be Art Detour weekend, the show will still be opening on Feb. 14, and The Firehouse will be collecting artworks today and tomorrow for artists who wish to hang in the Friday night opening.

But for anyone who wishes to submit late, art will be collected for the show all throughout the month of February, or until the gallery runs out of space to hang everything.

“Do you get the feeling that you're expected to lose a contest or struggle? Or are you rooting for someone who is disadvantaged? Make some art about it. Underdogs, misfits, longshots, snubbers of obstacles and setbacks… this one’s for you!” said the event’s Facebook page.

The opening is free and all ages as is participation in the show itself. For more information check out the event page

Wednesday, Feb. 12

With nine studio albums, and too many lineup changes to count, to their credit The Toasters have been playing ska punk music for nearly 35 years. At 7 p.m. doors will open for their date at Phoenix’s Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., along with locals The 2 Tone Lizard Kings and The Sara McAllister Trio. While the Toasters are undeniably legends and 2 Tone Lizard kings have carved their niche in the Phoenix ska scene, it is the seldom talked about Sara McAlister trio that really add punch to this show. Get there on time to catch one of the best ska acts in the Phoenix metro before catching two of the best ska acts anywhere. The show is 21 and up and tickets are $13 at the door.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Bully Mammoth is a Phoenix-based sketch comedy troupe consisting of Christian Atkins, Ricky Brindley, Ryan Gaumont, Jessie Johnson, and Shawn Putnam and at 8 p.m. they will be performing at The Tempe Center For The Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, with special guest comedian James Mabry. “Join the finest group of youngish people making live sketch comedy in Arizona as they show Thursday that she can be just as fun, wild, and beautiful as Friday or Saturday with a brand-new slew of sketches,” said the Facebook event page. Cover is $10 but only $8 with a current student I.D. The show is all ages.

Friday, Feb. 14

Fairy Bones took on a Wednesday residency at Long Wongs Tempe, 1639 E. Apache Blvd., in 2013 and liked it so much they decided to go for another run, but this time on Fridays. For their Valentines Day edition, the Phoenix based synth punks put together a spectacular lineup consisting of The Linecuttes, The Dirty Drifters, Bacchus and the Demon Sluts, and Japhy’s Descent. The lineup was so jampacked that folk punks Crown Victoria Vandalism Committee had to get the boot. The show is free and all ages until 10 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. and with The Linecutters opening it is definitely worth being there from start to finish.

The Gilbert Folk Festival 2014 is at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road in downtown Gilbert. The event runs Feb. 14 to 15, with headline concerts each night and four stages from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit

Saturday, Feb. 15

The Love On Layaway Showcase is not just one of the best concerts of February, it is looking like one of the best shows of 2014 so far. The event at Tempe’s Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave., which kicks off at 7:30 p.m., will feature some of the Phoenix metro’s hottest musical acts including Mister Lucky, The Pubes, Fairy Bones, Pride Through Strife, Scattered Melodies, The SunPunchers, and The Hourglass Cats. Tickets are $7, and if you're one of those people who gets sad after Valentines Day then there is no better pick-me-up than some great local music.

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