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Underground Arts:

Dec. 6 To 18

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
San Francisco Fest., May 18
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Tank, Dec. 14
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Dec. 8
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Firehouse of Punk, Dec. 14
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Evita, Dec. 3 to 8
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Roll Out The Carol, Dec. 3 to Dec.19
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Acoustic Open Mic with Joe Grotto, Dec. 9
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Sister Lip Acoustic Sessions, Dec. 11
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Survey Says, Dec. 10
Long Wong's — Mesa
1455 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
Coming Soon
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
The Sugar Thieves, Dec.11
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Arctic Monkeys, Dec. 9
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Breakfast With Sinatra, Dec. 14
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
White Christmas, Nov. 20 to Dec. 24
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Everlast, Dec. 12
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Blues Harmonica Showcase hosted by The Rocket 88’s, Dec.10
Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Phoenix Childrens Project Benefit Show, Dec. 7
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
A Bloody Mary Christmas, Dec. 6
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Walk In Wednesday Open Mic, Dec. 11
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Glody’s Monday Madness, Dec 9
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Cabaret, Nov. 29 - Dec. 15
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Bing Jam, Dec. 7
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Kanye West, Dec. 10
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Former Friends of Young Americans, Dec. 7

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Funny World First Friday, First Friday Night Live, Mouse Powell Album Release Show And The Phoestivus Celebration


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Dec. 6, 2013 — So we missed our Underground Arts calendar last week because we started Thanksgiving weekend a little early. But it’s back with just a couple of gravy stains and a few more pounds.

First Friday night is always a great night for music and arts and on Dec. 6 the first Friday of December, the best one might be at Funny World, 1217 E. Madison Phoenix. The show features Wolvves, TK and The Irresistibles, Help Me Sleep, and Andy Warpigs.

Wolvves is one of the most exciting bands in the Valley right now. The angsty skate punks have been refining their sound according to frontman Aydin Immortal and with a tape to promote, their debut release Live Forever, there is no doubt they’ll be looking to put on a show for the First Friday crowd.

TK and The Irresistibles employ almost the exact same musicians as Wolvves with one glaring difference, T.K. Campo is on the lead instead of Immortal. TK is another fun and loose group that will no doubt put their stamp on the show.

Help Me Sleep is a completely new outfit out of Tucson bringing their tunes to Phoenix for the first time ever. While Andy Warpigs is an experienced Phoenix musician who plays some of the funniest covers and originals in the Valley.

The show is free though donations are encouraged, it is also all ages and BYOB. 1481081695449815/

Friday, Dec. 6
First Friday Night Live is the Valley’s premier sketch comedy troupe and there is no doubt about it. Kicking off at 11 p.m., the entire ensemble will be hitting the stage for their A Green Christmas With Hot Rock Supajoint. The Firehouse Gallery 1015 N. First St. will be celebrating Christmas with a fact checking Jesus, the ghost of green Christmas past, gingerbread houses and tons of dank. Any event with Supa Joint involved is one worth being at, and him hosting the best sketch comedy show in the land is an absolute can’t miss event. The musical guest is Mother of Sorrows.Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door the show is all ages and byob. 764199473605167/?previousaction=join&ref_ newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

Saturday, Dec. 7
Twenty-three year old purveyor of the Valley’s longest running hip-hop show The Blunt Club, Mouse Powell, will be releasing his new album on Dec. 7 at Tempe’s Club Red 2155 E. University Drive, suite 112. These Are The Good Times, Powell’s sophomore album, was made in collaboration with many of the Valley’s hottest musicians including Jason Devore of Authority Zero, Danny Torgeson of Captain Squeegee, Sean Lee of The Veragroove, and members of Drunken Immortals. For the release show, Powell will perform the album in its entirety with The Veragroove playing the backing tracks. Also performing will be Playboy Manbaby, Cash and The Ref, GLDN GHST, and Wax Society. The show is all ages, doors open at 8 p.m and tickets are $10 and come with a free copy of the album.

Wednesday, Dec. 11
It may not be spelled the same as the Festivus made popular by the infamous  Seinfeld episode, but the Fourth Annual Phoestivus celebration allows anyone who wants to participate in “feats of strength,” “airing of grievances,” and fun around a Phoestivus Pole will have their chance. The celebration will be held on succeeding Wednesdays, Dec. 11 and 18 from 4 to 8 p.m., 14 E. Pierce St., Phoenix. Carolers will be entertaining and artists and artisans will join more more than 100 local vendors selling artwork, jewelry, toys, soaps, crafts and gifts.
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Chapter 18: “This Could be the Last Time”

The galaxy-class astral catwomen paint by numbers way out in the Fornax Void, and grease some filthy-dirty alien werewolves in the process.

Beyond The Hill

An exceedingly intelligent homeless amnesiac finds a dear friend on the streets who is not really from the neighborhood, but beyond the hill.