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Underground Arts

Sept. 17 To 31

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
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
Motown on Mondays, Sept. 22
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
The Goddess Concept, Sept. 20
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Acoustic Open Mic Night, Sept. 22
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Small Leaks Sink Ships, Nov. 15
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Poetry Slam, Sept. 28
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Freaks of Nature, Sept. 20
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
The Aquabats, Sept. 20
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Insane Clown Posse, Oct.15
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
Bad Luck Blue Eyes, Sept. 18
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Storyline: Great Expectations, Sept. 19
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
Cagematch:Champion VS Bill Liz, Sept. 19
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Thomas Kirwan Art Opening, Sept. 19
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Black Keys, Nov. 10
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Speedy Ortiz, Oct. 11

Rival Sons Will Bring Their Underground National Sound To The Phoenix Metro. Also: Saturday Morning Cartoon Burlesque, AZ Kaos Seventh Anniversary, Staminoia, Art Call: Dia De Los Muertos And More


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Sept. 17, 2014 — Even though Modern Times Magazine is proud of the spotlight we give to our local superstars, sometimes, national bands come along that we want to really give a boost to on the Underground Arts calendar.

It provides a bit of a spring-like respite and a target for some local acts to shoot for.

For this reason — but not for that reason alone — we are featuring Rival Sons at The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison St., Phoenix, on Sept. 21 this week.

The four-piece plays tight, has a retro, yet modern sound, and a front man that doesn’t need auto-tuning. They came out of the Long Beach, Calif., underground music scene — they found each other on MySpace for shit’s sakes — and they have been landing some top-notch gigs since 2009.

Oh yea, and opening the show is Soft White Sixties. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day. For more information, visit

Thursday, Sept. 18

Wolvves is exciting, Fairy Bones is exciting, pizza is exciting, mix all of that together and it is going to be a good goddamn time at Grand Avenue Pizza Company 1031 W. Grand Ave. Phoenix. The prospect of yelling “pizza’s my religion,” along with Wolvves front man Aydin Immortal in a pizzeria possibly with pizza being eaten has to be an exciting prospect. The show is free, all ages, and kicks off at 8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Birthday Suit Burlesque is always doing something interesting and this weekend they are going bring  saturday morning cartoons to life in a way that has never been seen before. With Saturday Morning Cartoon Burlesque. The show is 21 and up and is $8 at the door though there are ways of getting discounted tickets. The show begins at  8 p.m. at The Bar On Central, 718 N. Central Ave. Phoenix.

Saturday, Sept. 20

AZ Kaos has been one of the most recognizable names in the Phoenix punk scene for quite some time now and kicking off at 7 p.m. they will be celebrating their Seventh Anniversary. It’s going to be a bad ass loca punk show at Pub Rock Live, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale. The bands playing are The Linecutters, Unstable Youth, Lightspeedgo, The Limit Club, and Left Alone. The show is $10 at the door and all ages.

The Provisions DJ crew is known for putting some of the most out there and obscure sounds right into the ears of any who attend their monthly night at Sochu House, 2801 N. Central Ave. Phoenix. The free, 21 and up dance night just celebrated their one year anniversary and are looking to continue riding strong with their Staminoia show. The DJ’s will include, Byron Fenix, Goonie, and Intrinzic, as well as headlining set by Quentin Hiatus. There will also be live art by WIllis Day Jr., and spoken word poetry by EkoE.

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