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Underground Arts

Sept. 24 To Oct. 6

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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
Ben Kweller, Sept. 30
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Comedy On Fire, Sept. 26
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Daniel Roumain, Sept. 27
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
Soul Rebels, Sept. 25
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
Stray Cat Theater, Sept. 26
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Black Thought, Sept. 26
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Speed The Plow, Oct. 17
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Skewed News Hour, Sept. 25
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
JemsekFest, Sept. 30
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Black Keys, Nov. 10
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Speedy Ortiz, Oct. 11

Crescent Road Trip To Arcosanti, Narcissist At Wooden Tree, Food Not Bombs Fundraiser, Chile Pepper Festival, Pho Sho Hip Hop Monthly, Jemsek Brother’s 10 Year Anniversary, And More


By Jeff Moses
Modern Times Magazine

Sept. 24, 2014 — With Summers End Music Festival going on at Tempe Beach Park this weekend, it is hard to believe there is much else going on in the arts in Phoenix. But this desert city — so often accused of being devoid of culture — is exploding with awesome events in the first weekend of fall.

Summers are a hot mess all around, it seems.

One of the most interesting events happening is the Crescent Road Trip To Arcosanti. The geniuses that bring all the amazing acts to Crescent Ballroom are putting their show on the road and bringing The Album Leaf, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, !Caray! and North Brother Island to the experimental desert community.

NBI is one of the Valleys most interesting bands, their style of “chamber folk” music is quite haunting as the sing about murder and destruction from days long since past. They will be releasing for the first and only time a compilation of live songs as well as the first track off their upcoming album.

The show will have a shuttle service from Crescent Ballroom 308 N. Second St. to Arcosanti and back, tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The event is 21 and up.

Friday, Sept. 26

Downtown Phoenix based artist Jason Louiselle gives his all to every project he does, and always shows himself the proper amount of love for his hard work. Beginning at 8 p.m. he will be showing off his newest project, his band, Narcissist at his self built home studio The Wooden Tree House, 1021 E. Roosevelt Street. The event is free and all ages. Louiselle makes some of the most verbose and creative paintings in the Valley as well as has a reputation as one of country's premier tattoo artists.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Food Not Bombs is one of the most worthy causes around bringing vegan food to hungry people all over the world. The Phoenix chapter of FNB will be hosting a fundraiser at Tha Hive beginning at 5 p.m. featuring D.J.’s Scapegoat, and DN3 as well as performances by Kite 93, Mr. UU, Andy Warpigs, Sheri Amourr, and many more, as well as an all day open mic. There is a $4 suggested donation but no one will be turned away. The Hive is a private residence, contact them before attending.

The Roosevelt Row CDC Chile Pepper Festival will be running from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market, 721 N. Central Ave. The event will feature live cooking demonstrations, a talent show hosted by Lawn Gnome Publishing, a beer garden and gourmet margarita stand, as well as award presentations for the best chile pepper dishes. The event is free though any wishing to attend must RSVP.

Space Alien Donald is one of the few musical talents in Phoenix that can truly be called unique. As the world’s oldest gay Canadian rapper, Donald is some what of a legend in Phoenix, and his home and venue, Funny World,. 1217 Madison St., is an ersatz temple to his brilliance. Beginning at 8 p.m., Space Alien Donald will be releasing his new album Must Be Funny on Related Records along with label mates Drunk & Horny Orchestra, Hug Of War, Diners, and All Anal. The show is free and all ages.

Pho Sho is a new hip hop monthly taking place at Pho Cao, 710 E. Gilbert Rd., Tempe, on the final Saturday of every month. The kick off event will begin at 9 p.m. and feature performances by Blaine Coffee featuring Lord Cash and Zeedubb of The Stakes, as well as I-Dee. DJ Hazardous will be playing music all night, and there will be an open mic. The show is being put on by The State of the Artz collective and will be hosted by Black One. The event is free and all ages.

Monday, Sept. 29

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will be coming through Phoenix for their yearly fall offering. Their last two Phoenix shows have been with the Haymarket Squares so for this one they are joining up with Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold for a hoedown at Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. TIckets are $12 for the 21 and up show. Festivities begin at 8 p.m.

Four ten years, Andrew and Tristan Jemsek have infected the Phoenix music scene with their sick, depraved, brand of sound that they call music. The two talentless hacks have injected themselves into more than 30 local bands and then proceeded to drag them down into the gutter with them. Nothing either of these two have ever done has ever been worth a damn, and going to this show would be the musical equivalent of hitting yourself in the nuts a dozen times with a ten pound weight. Joining the dickless duo will be The Wavelengths, Del Funland, JJCNV, and Dinosaur Love. The Jemsek scourge will be playing with one of their putrid festering gangs of retards that they call bands will be performing in a new project called Glitter Done. The show is at The Trunk Space, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave. Tickets are $5 parking is free the show is all ages, and the traffic runs heavy down Grand Ave. all night if you choose to jump in front of a bus following the performance.

Thursday, Oct. 2

Four Chambers Press will be releasing its second issue with a celebration at FilmBar, 815 N. Second Street, Phoenix, beginning at 7 p.m. Editor Jake Friedman will be there as will all of the other cool folks at Four Chambers. Visit the event Facebook page by visiting

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