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Underground Arts

Aug. 13 To 27

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Rewind Tour 2014: Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow & Gloriana, Aug. 15
Arizona Broadway Theater
7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria
Peter Pan, July 11 to August 17
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
The Whispers with Lakeside featuring Eddie Griffin, Sept. 27
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
John Legend, Aug. 17

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
PLayboy Manbaby, Aug. 23
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Firestage, Aug. 15
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
KINKY BOOTS, Sept. 16 to 21
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
...and the chihuahua II, Aug. 5 to 14
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Kottonmouth Kings, Aug. 26
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Xtra Ticket, Aug. 21
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Yarnball Storytelling, Aug. 13
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Jerusafunk, Aug. 15
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Atmosphere, Sept. 1
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Offspring and Pennywise, Aug. 29
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Shear Madness, Oct. 29 to Nov. 23
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Passafire, Oct. 4
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Bart Crow, Aug. 21
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Love, Sex and No Man’s Land, Aug. 23
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Bully Mammoth, Aug. 16
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Mannequin Pussy, August 15
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Andrew Boyle and Lucas Stratmen, Aug. 23
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Flash Jam, Aug. 22
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Yus, Aug. 16
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Marco Antonio Solis, Sept. 19
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Blunt Club, Aug. 14

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Firestage: 6 Year Anniversary, Black Kids At The Rhythm Room, Welcome Diner Film Challenge Viewing Party, Mannequin Pussy, Weirdo Party, Woodstock Screening, Provisions


By Jeff Moses
Modern Times Magazine

Aug. 13, 2014 — The dog days of summer always drive everyone a little crazy here in the Phoenix metro, which for this week is a good thing. With Firestage celebrating their six-year anniversary at The Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. First Street, Phoenix, the wildest variety show in the Phoenix metro is going to be at its wildest.

Host Ernesto “Ernasty” Moncada is no doubt hard at work putting together the crazy bunch of weirdos possible to put on the craziest show this side of the circus. Moncada himself is a Mexican ball of energy bursting at the seems to share it with the audience, while the performers feed off him to make it one of the most interesting monthly shows in the city.

The show is all ages though be advised ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN and they are asking for a $5 suggested donation. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday August 15.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

You know those bands that make one hit and then it’s like “whatever happened to those guys?” Well if you want to find out whatever happened to the Black Kids check in on them at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road., Phoenix at 8 p.m. They were not exactly the biggest band on Earth when they were big but their hit “I’m not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance with you” is pretty infectious and great for dancing. The show is all ages and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Locals YUS and ROAR will be opening for The Black Kids.

Wednesday, Aug. 13 / Thursday Aug.14

Eleven teams of filmmakers answered the call of the Welcome Diner, 924 E. Roosevelt Street, to participate in their second annual Film Challenge, and beginning at 8:30 p.m. on both evenings the films will be viewed. The viewings will be hosted by Phoenix performance artist and cartoonist Brandon Huigens. The show is free and all ages.

Friday, Aug. 15

It’s going to be a big evening for female fronted punk bands when Mannequin Pussy from New York tours through the Tempe Tavern, 1810 E. Apache Blvd. Opening for the East Coast punks will be locals Sedusa, Man Hands, and Shovel. Man Hands and Shovel have both earned the respect of the Phoenix punk scene by being badass, while Sedusa is somewhat new to the scene but with Cecilia Olea formerly of The Echo Bombs they are sure to shred. The show is free, 21 and up and begins at 9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 16

There is going to be a Weirdo Party at the Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth Street, Phoenix, when proto punks The Freaks of Nature play the third show of their monthly residency at the bar and art gallery. Joining The Freaks, who are already one of the most exciting and eccentric bands in town will be surf punks The Rebel Set and one of the weirdest guys in town, Serene Dominic. The show is 21 and up and free, music starts at 9 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 17

Woodstock is generally considered one of the defining moments of the 1960s. A crowning achievement for the flower children was the power of belief, love, and rock and roll all came together to make for one of the most important weekends in modern history. Day three of Woodstock was 45 years on this day and the Phoenix Center For The Arts, 1202 N. Third Street, Phoenix, is going to celebrate the anniversary of this cultural landmark with a screening of Woodstock (The Director's Cut) beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 in advance or $10 the door. The screening is all ages.

Sunday seems to be the day for anniversaries as local DJ collective Provisions will be celebrating their One Year Anniversary at Sochu House 2801 N. Central Ave Phoenix. Provisions has been a monthly showcase for cutting edge underground electronic music, as well as the name of the collective that puts the event on. For the first time ever all of the DJ’s in the collective will perform in one night, and they will welcome in guest DJ Sweatson Klank of Low End Theory fame. The event is 21 and up and $5. Music begins at 9 p.m.

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