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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
5 Seconds of Summer, Nov. 13
Arizona Broadway Theater
7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria
The Producers Oct. 4 to 28
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Wanda Sykes, Oct. 17
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Arctic Monkey’s, Oct. 25

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
OK GO, Oct. 24
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
First Friday Night Live, Oct. 3
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Pippen, Dec. 2 to 7
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Vanya and Sonia and Mash Spike, Oct. 9 to 26
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Demi Hughes, Oct. 9
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
Sister Lip, Oct. 14
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
The Dan Band, Oct. 3
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
Guitar Shorty, Oct. 24
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Mr. Burns A Pos-Electric Play, Oct. 3 to 25
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
2014 TCA Juried Biennial: Copper Gallery, Sept. 26 to Jan. 31
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Goldie's Monday Madness, Oct. 6
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Speed The Plow, Oct. 17
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Skewed News Hour, Oct. 3
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Thomas Kirwan Art Show, Oct. 3
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Black Keys, Nov. 10
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Speedy Ortiz, Oct. 11

Underground Arts Oct. 2 to 16, Or, The Best Shows You Don’t Know:  Ska Punk Bowling, PPC Video Showcase, Orbis, Pop Up Blunt Club, First Friday Night Live, Dumper Foo Art Show, Found On Farmer, Cowtown Trick Contest, Chick Corea


By Jeff Moses and Staff
Modern Times Magazine

Oct. 2, 2014 — It’s round two for Phoenix Ska / Punk Bowing and the festival is coming into the show sleeker and trimmer than it was in the 2013 version. The 2013 version featured three venues and three days in 2014 they are cutting it down to two venues over two days: this weekend, Oct. 4 and 5

The show will feature such standout Phoenix punks like The Linecutters, No Gimmick, Moovalya, Off The Mark, Black Mountain Moonshine, and many more. As well as national headliners The Implants, and Reagan Youth. Should really be a good time at their two venues, Pub Rock Live, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, and Club Red, 1306 W. University Drive, Tempe.

A full weekend pass for both venue and nights is $25 for the all ages event. While single night entry is only good per venue, per night, at $15. Shows will begin at 8 p.m. at each respective venue on both nights.

Friday, Oct. 3

Pages Per Content’s head man Moses Fidal is an interesting dude. He dresses like a homeless dandy, is very often drunk, and one can usually smell him coming from a few blocks away. But he is also extremely smart, acutely imaginative, and vehemently determined to put out his magazine. But besides putting out his zine he has also been known to organize his monthly Video Showcase. The next one coming up will be at Lawn Gnome Publishing, 905 N. Fifth St. The showcase will highlight the work of more than 20 Arizona based videographers and is free and all ages. Video begin at 6:30 p.m. and the show is all ages.

While we are talking about interesting people who dress like they are homeless, local artist James B. Hunt aka NXOEED is going to be putting on another art treasure hunt this time featuring work inspired by 100 different bands music. Hunt was able to enlist bands like KONGOS, Dry River Yacht Club, The Hourglass Cats, Field Tripp, Wolvves, Playboy Manbaby, and Scorpion Vs. Tarantula among many others to donate their music to his cause. The hunt begins at 7 p.m. and is open to all ages.

Everyone knows that the Blunt Club goes off every Thursday at Tempe’s Yucca Tap Room. But did you know sometimes Dumper Foo, Mouse Powell, DJ Organic, and Pickster book a headliner so big that they need to move from their Tempe home, and search for more spacious pastures? Well they do, and beginning at 8:30 p.m. the Pop UP! Bunt Club will be taking over the Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second St., with Peanut Butter Wolf. Tickets are $15 and the show is 21 and up.

It’s the first full episode of The Firehouse Gallery’s 1015 N. First St. flagship show First Friday Night Live and to kick the season off right they are bringing in the heavy hitters. Mythic Phoenix based improv comic Tommy Cannon will be hosting with quite possibly the greatest band FFNL has ever scene as it’s musical guest, the incomparable, Treasure MammaL. So get down to Firehouse on the night of and pony up $7 or pick up a prepaid ticket for only $5 do not under any circumstances miss this, because it’s going to hillarious! Show is all ages and begins at 11 p.m.

Stop No. 2 of Cowtown Skateboard’s “Tricks for Twenties” presented by Adidas Skateboarding will be held at Pecos Skatepark, 17010 N. 48th Street, Ahwatukee, beginning at 6 p.m. with $1,000 up for grabs. Catch skateboarding artists perform tricks for a chance to earn $20 if they are the first to pull it off successfully. Pizza will be available for all in attendance. Stop No. 3 will be held in November. For more information, visit

Saturday, Oct. 4

Dumper Foo is a goddamn legend in the Phoenix hip hop scene. He has been in someway or another affiliated with just about every big hip hop show that has ever come through this town, and he’s a hell of a nice guy to boot. But Foo’s artistic talents go way beyond live painting with his bands The Insects and Drunken Immortals. So to showcase his tremendous talent he will be putting on a gallery show at Fire Mountain Wines 1010 N. Main Street Cottonwood. The show will be hanging the entire month of October, or until it sells out, and is all ages, and free to check out.

James B. Hunt isn’t the only person in town who knows how to throw together an art treasure hunt and beginning at 5 p.m. two Tempe based artists are going to take a whack at it. The Found on Farmer art treasure hunt is going to be taking place all over the Maple, Farmer, Ash, Wilson neighborhood. It’s free and all ages.

Sunday, Oct. 12

DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy Award winner and keyboard virtuoso Chick Corea will be performing at the Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts, 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to see the living legend start at $39 and run through $69. For more information, visit

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