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Underground Arts

Aug. 27 To Sept. 10

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Rewind Tour 2014: Rascal Flatts with Drake Vs. Lil Wayne, Sept. 25
Arizona Broadway Theater
7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria
The Angry Housewives, Sept. 5 to 28
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
The Whispers with Lakeside featuring Eddie Griffin, Sept. 27
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Arctic Monkey’s, Oct. 25

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Bob Log III, Sept. 5
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Save the Firehouse Benefit, Sept. 20
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
KINKY BOOTS, Sept. 16 to 21
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
By the way, Meet Vera Stark, Aug. 22 to Sept. 6
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Sleepwave, Sept. 16
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Dry River Yacht Club, Aug. 30
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Poetry Slam, Sept. 28
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Minibosses, Aug. 29
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
Gap Dream, Sept. 15
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Captain Jack's Space Attack, Sept. 6
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Ballet Under the Stars Amphitheater, Sept. 23
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Lago Cd Release, Sept. 20
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Baby With The Bathwater, Sept. 5 to 21
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Bingo Jam, Sept. 6
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Wolvves, Aug. 28
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Marco Antonio Solis, Sept. 19
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Valley Fever, Aug. 30

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: The Paper Knife Invades Your Home, Fortunate Youth At The Orpheum, The Riprats At Trunk Space, Fairy Bones, TUF First Show Of The Year, Comedy On Fire 17, Rock And Roll Show, More


By Jeff Moses
Modern Times Magazine

Aug. 27, 2014 — It does not get much more underground than The Paper Knife especially now that Parliament is no longer a thing. With their regular venue being down they’ve decided to go the breaking and entering route and kick down the door of an unknowing citizens house and throw a party in it.

So their upcoming event The Paper Knife Invades Your Home was the selection for this week’s featured event.  There’s nothing quite like felonious behavior to accompany some great rock and roll which will be provided by The Hill in Mind, Wolvves, Anatomy of Frank, and Boss Frog.

Just kidding about the B and E, but the lineup is no joke at all. There is a lot going on, on Aug. 29, but it will be hard to find a better party than this one Friday night. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. It’s a house show, so find a friend and find them!

Thursday, Aug. 28

School has started, but it is still hot as the dickens in the Phoenix metro, so thank the heavens that their is mountainous oasis less than two hours away called Flagstaff that Phoenicians can R U N N O F T too when the heat becomes maddening. The Orpheum Theater 15 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, is offering a great reason to take a trip up north with their show that kicks off at 7 p.m.  Fortunate Youth, Black Bottom Lighters, Steppa, and Ease Up will be putting on one spectacular reggae party at $14 a ticket. Fortunate Youth was on the short list for a Grammy in 2013, and BBL is one of the most exciting bands in the Valley right now. But travel to Flagstaff is not a possibility, don’t fret, they’ll all be coming through Mesa the very next day for a date at the new Club Red, 1306 W. University Drive.

For a more rock and roll styled evening The Riprats, and Born Readies will be coming in from Denver, Colo., for a date at The Trunk Space, 1506 NW Grand Ave. They are two straight up rock bands that are going to tear the Trunk Space a new asshole. Joining them will be local barbershop quartet Wolvves, and surf rockers The Wavelengths. This is  great all ages show that kicks off at 7 p.m.  $6 at the door.

Friday, Aug. 29

Going to be a free show at the Yucca Tap Room 29 W. Southern Ave. Tempe. beginning at 7 p.m. with Very Scary. Also playing will be Fairy Bones, Harper and the Moths, Leonardo DiCapricorn, Sedusa, Harcuvar, and Strange Lot. The show has a killer lineup and you can’t  beat the price of free. Fairy Bones is playing a lot of new music right now off their upcoming album Dramabot and their level of energy makes them wortth seeing every time. The show is 21 and up.

House shows have a long history in the Phoenix metro going years back to the run down shacks of our sainted musical fathers like Hate House and Madison Square Garden. The tradition is time honored and carried on by brave souls willing to open their homes to the unwashed masses. The Underground Foundation makes it their business to bring that tradition to ASU students every semester and they are kicking off this school year with a big one. Playboy Manbaby fresh from their record release that damn near sold out Crescent Ballroom will be playing along with California based Pale and Tempe based rapper Mouse Powell. That’s right, two of the acts from the upcoming Summers End Music Festival will be playing a HOUSE SHOW FOR FREE one month before the fest. The show is all ages, find a friend and find TUF!!!!

The Firehouse Gallery 1015 N. First St. has a really successful DIY comedy show running in its backyard for 17 months straight. The Firehouse’s M.C. (Master of Comedy) Matt Micheletti has done nothing but make the show better and better as time has gone on. What started as what seemed like little more than a well structured comedy open mic featuring FIrehouse regulars and Micheletti’s friends in the local industry has become a hot bed of up and coming local talent. Not to mention a destination for mid level touring comics. This month Micheletti managed to secure a lineup that features Matt Knudsen, Michael James Benson and Bobby Wayne Stauts who have combined credits that include Conan, The Late Late Show, Last Call, Modern Family and the Discovery Channel. To go along with a long list of local comics. The show is all ages, has $5 suggested donation, and begins at 8:30 p.m. with a musical performance by Phill Grosserode and Ryan McNiff.

Father’s Day, Cherie Cherie, Freaks of Nature, and Girl Boner at Chopper John’s, 2547 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Kind of hard to believe right? A show this good, for free. Well it’s real deal holyfield and it was booked by Girl Boner drummer Brooke Boner. It’s just hard to imagine that there will be anything more fun going on in a 5 million-mile radius.

The Phoenix industrial music scene obviously knows how to party as evident by the outrageously awesome one they are throwing at Club Palazzo, 710 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. The event is called “A History of Industrial Music” and it is hosted by The Dark Umbrella. The events four DJ’s Zyklus, //She//, Squalor, and Noiz FKR will be spinning tracks in chronological order from the 1970’s to contemporary industrial tunes. The event is 21 and up until 2 a.m. and then 18 and up for the after hours. Cover is $8.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Ryan Avery and Andrew Jemsek of Drunk & Horny are weird dudes, and add comedian Eli Kluger into the mix and it only gets weirder. Kicking off at 8 p.m. three of them will be releasing their new 7-inch vinyl Songs in the key of stink which is an entire record about pooping, including the single “Poopin Safari.” For the release show, it will not be just Jemsek and Avery playing but they will be joined by their Drunk & Horny Orchestra, as well as Jerusafunk, Dinosaur Love, and Mercury Mines. The is all ages and free and it’s all going down at Funny World, 1217 E. Madison St., Phoenix.

Tempe based live band hip hop group The Stakes are going to be heading downtown to Phoenix for a show at the Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St., and they will be joined for the evening by DJ Extract. The show is free, 21 and up and starts at 9 p.m.

Saturday Aug. 30, Sunday Aug. 31, Monday Sept.1

I guess when you are a half century old you start to forget when your birthday is so Paul “P.C.” Cardone chose to spend the entire weekend getting shithoused. The festivities will kick off at Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix  on Saturday at 9 p.m. with performances by Dry River Yacht Club, The Sunpunchers, Banshee Bones, and C3. The Last Exit Live show has a $5 cover. The festivities will continue Sunday at Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix,  with everyone who performed at Last Exit Playing a well as Sara Robinson and the Midnight Special, Japhy’s Descent, Lashley, The Sugartheives and many more beginning at 7 p.m. Then they will roll into Monday with performances by Dead Hot Workshop, Truckers on Speed, Ghetto Cowgirl, Tramps and Thieves, and many more. The Crescent event cost $15 on Sunday and $10 on Monday. Both events are 21 and up

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