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Underground Arts:

May 21 To June 4

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Kiss, July 9
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Trey Songs, May 24
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Brit Floyd, May 23

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Snake* Snake$ Snakes+, May 23
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Comedy on Fire, May 23
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
The Gershwin Porgy and Bees, June 3 to 8
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Venus in Furs, May 1 to 18
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Band Open Mic, May 21
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers, May 29
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Bacchus and the Demon Sluts, May 25
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
The Latest, May 26
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Tech N9NE, June 7
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Cypress Hill, July 24
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Les Miserable, April 23 to May 25
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Black Flag, May 17
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
The Sugar Thieves, May 24
Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Future Loves Past, May 24
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
7 Minutes in Heaven, June 7
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
Wolvves, May 22
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Hart to Heart, May 9 to 18
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Skewed News Hour, May 30
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
B*tch of the Baskervilles, May 24
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Billy Joel, June 1
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Valley Fever, May 25

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Blunt Club 12 Year Anniversary, Captain Squeegee’s Grand Filming, Rubber Brother Summer Kick Off, Comedy On Fire 14, Lazy Sunday Album Release, ABK & Blaze Ya Dead Homie, and more


Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

May 21, 2014 — For more than a decade there has been one local hip hop show that stood above all the rest as the beacon of hope for Valley based rap The Blunt Club. Come May 22 the Blunt Club will be celebrating their 12 Year Anniversary, and according to cofounder Dumper Foo and Host Mouse Powell neither can remember a week that went without.

The big birthday party will be taking place at Tempe’s Yucca Tap Room 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, and will feature performances by champion DJ Chris Karns, as well as Blunt Club regulars Broadway Slim, Party Time Excellent, and all the Blunt Club DJ’s will be on hand tearing it up.

The event is 21 and up and has a $10 Cover. For the money there is not a better show in town. So go pay homage to the one of the longest running weekly hip hop shows in the country.

Wednesday, May 21

Not every rock star would have the courage to come out in front of the world and declare themselves trans, but Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gable) absolutely is. She even took a step further and released an album about the experience. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Laura Jane and the band will be bringing their Transgender Dysphoria Blues to “The World Famous” Nile Theater 105 W. Main St., Mesa along with Tony Molina and Big Eyes. The event is all ages and tickets are $20.

Thursday, May 22

No show that Captain Squeegee puts on is ever just regular, but their show beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Crescent Ballroom 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix, is special even for them. The Captain is looking to film part of their next music video at this show, and they need your help! They are looking for Squeegee fans to sing or scream along to their song “Shift Happens” at the event. Unfortunately it come with a $10 cover, but fortunately it is all ages and will feature performances by Steff and the Articles, The Madera Strand, and The Hill in Mind.

Friday, May 23

Rubber Brother Records knows how to throw a party, and even here in the Valley of the Sun where the summer months often breed nothing but misery the cassette tape magnates have brought to us a morsel of great joy. The Thinbloods, Playboy Manbaby, Wolvves, JJCNV, and Doll Skin at Rubber Brother’s secret hideaway The Parliament. The show is all ages, and has a $5 advanced entry with two free buttons or $8 night of and the show kicks off at 7 p.m. Find some friends and find the show cause this one is going to be awesome.

Comedy On Fire 14 will be taking place at the Firehouse Gallery 1015 N. First St., Phoenix. COF is a one a kind comedy show experience taking the comics out of dimly lit bars and putting them out under the stars. The Firehouse mix’s all the charm and personality of a house party with the quality acts of the Valley’s best clubs. The show has $5 suggested donation all of which goes to either the performers or the gallery itself to help maintain the level of show which Firehouse regulars have come to expect. Some of the featured performers include Fred Witte, Jessie Johnson, James Mabry, as well as host Matt Micheletti, and headliner Jas Clay. The show is all ages (though there is adult content) and begins at 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 25

Bacchus and the Demon Sluts will be releasing their album with an awesome Lazy Sunday Album Release and BBQPalooza featuring food, fun, and some of the The Valley’s hottest musical acts. Kicking off at 3 p.m. at Lawn Gnome Publishing 905 N. Fifth St., Phoenix. Bacchus along with Wolvves, Jerusafunk, PRO TEENS, Boss Frog, Supa Joint, Leonardo Dicapricorn, and Subadoh will be laying down the funk. The event is free, all ages, and guaranteed amazing. This is a CAN’T MISS music event.

Tuesday, May 27

While many of us eagerly await Nickelback's headlining performance at the upcoming Gathering of the Juggalos, those of us here in the Phoenix metro will be graced with an all juggalo performance at Joe’s Grotto 13825 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix. ABK & Blaze Ya Dead Homie will be headlining with a spectacular bunch of face painted ICP disciples. Yes the Faygo will flow like wine at this North Phoenix event. Tickets are $10 but the memories of an all ages juggashow are worthless, I mean priceless. See you there.

The Meat Men are one of the most outrageous bands in the world. Their front man Tesco Vee has offended just about everyone, anywhere, ever, and beginning at 8 p.m. he will be offending the 21 and up crowd at Tempe’s Yucca Tap Room 29 W. Southern Ave. The show has a $5 cover and will feature performances by The Besmirchers, Common Tongue, The Tribulators and Swapmeat.

Wednesday, May 28

It’s going to be a folky country sort of night at The Western 6830 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale, when Dax Riggs, decker., and Daryl G. Scherrer roll through beginning at
7:30 p.m. The show is 21 and up and tickets are $15 but that’s a small price to pay to see two of Arizona’s best songwriters in Scherrer and decker. front man Brandon Decker, and Dax Riggs blows it all up as he is an admitted influence on both performers. This is another that will be great.

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An exceedingly intelligent homeless amnesiac finds a dear friend on the streets who is not really from the neighborhood, but beyond the hill.