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Underground Arts:

May 7 To 21

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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
Red Green: How To Do Everthing Tour, May 10
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Brit Floyd, May 23

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
The Ghost of a Sabertooth Tiger, May 15
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
Banana Gun, May 10
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Phoenix Poetry Slam, May 15
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Petty Things, May 11
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
Dry River Yacht Club, May 8
Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Sister Lip E.P. Release show, May 16 & 17
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
Glodies Monday Madness, May 12
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 9
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
JE Double F, May 13
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Billy Joel, June 1
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Valley Fever, May 11

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Orange Theater Spring Mixer, Punk Rock Night At Gotham Comics, “Find” Solo Show, Celebration Guns At Trunk Space, Banana Gun At Last Exit, Sister Lip At Main Stage, Je Double F At Trunk Space


Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

May 7, 2014 — The Orange Theater Spring Mixer is going to be taking place on May 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at 1711 W. Culver St. Phoenix #7. The mixer will feature performances by North Brother Island, Bacchus and the Demon Sluts, Tom Bernard, and DJ Solchild. More than just the musical performances there will also be digital art by Matthew Ragan, food from local restaurants, and adult beverages for those of age mixed by Titus Fauntleroy.

The event however is about more than just the music and performances, it is about supporting a local independent experimental art space. The group is asking for a $15 suggested donation which will go to benefit the theater group and venue as they move forward.

The event is all ages. The  party will go until it ends.

For more information, visit

Friday, May 9

Punk Rock Night at Gotham City Comics, 46 W. Main St., Mesa, is a new development for the independent comic shop, and they are rolling with it. At 7 p.m., the all ages show will begin, and it has one of the punkest lineups possible, rocking until 11 p.m. The show will feature performances by locals Manoz Zuziaz, The Blissins, Deprador, Enemies of Promise, as well as Shiprock, N.M. based Lo Cash Ninjas. This event is free, though donations for the touring act will happily be accepted.

Saturday, May 10

Trunk Space 1506 NW Grand Ave will be hosting one hell of a concert beginning at 7 p.m. with [Snake] (Snake) {Snakes}, followed by Raya, Delhi Physics, Leonardo Dicapricorn, and a closing set my Celebration Guns. The show is all ages and has $5 cover. For more information, visit

Banana Gun is going to be playing a headlining set at Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., beginning at 7:30 p.m. Playing along with the Tempe mainstay band will be Colton Berry, Corey Gloden Explosion, and Coobee Coo. The event is 21 and up and admission is $5 in advance or $8 on the day of the show. For more information, visit

If a break from the already sweltering summer heat is what you are after then a trip to the Main Stage 1 S. Main St. Cottonwood Az to see all female blues rock / jazz outfit Sister Lip, alternative rapper TKLB?, and hard rockers The Woodworks should be just the ticket. The show is 21 and up has a $5 cover and begins at 9 p.m. For more information, visit

Tuesday, May 13

Hot Rock Supa Joint claims in his lyrics that he is “the punk rock hip hop dude that makes your body rock,” and beginning at 7:30 p.m. at downtown Phoenix’s Trunk Space 1506 NW Grand Ave. he’s going to have to prove it. Supa Joint will be performing along with alternative rapper Dadadoh, Gilbert based punk rock three piece The Linecutters, and headliner JE Double F who mixes both genres to make his signature sound. The show is all ages and admission is $5. For more information, visit

Thursday, May 15

National underground and the name Lennon might be somewhat of an oxymoron, but give Sean a chance as the youngest son of the former Beatle hits the Phoenix metro next Thursday with The GOASTT Family. Big-time reviewers really seem to like the modern, psych-rock five-piece, including positive comments in Rolling Stone magazine and on National Public Radio. They will be at the Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix  May 15. If you need a ride, ask for a little help from your friends (sorry we couldn’t help it.) For more information, visit

The GOASTT - "Animals" Video from stereogum on">Vimeo.

Saturday, May 17

Fans of electronic music will appreciate the national scene’s best kept secret — Keys N Krates as they arrive in the Phoenix metro for a show at Monarch Theatre, Third Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Phoenix. Keys N Krates is the combined work of Torontans drummer Adam Tune, synth/keyboard specialist David Matisse and turntable master Jr. Flo. Besides, they brought electronic music to the Mennonites — that’s, like, qualification for sainthood, eh? For more information, visit

Sunday, May 18

Some punks are coming to town and that’s a good thing. Lower, Destruction Unit, Body of Light, Sleep Money, and Detached Objects will get it on, hardcore at at 51 West (right next to the Double Nickels Collective, 45 W. Southern Ave., Tempe) beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, visit

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