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Underground Arts:

Aug. 29 To Sept. 11

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Rascal Flats - Sept. 12
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Lil Wayne - Sept. 2
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
The Prowling Kind - Aug. 29
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Parasites - Aug. 31
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Sept. 17
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Suessical - Sept. 13 - 29
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Burlesque - Aug. 30

Kerr Center
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Todo Mundo: Sin Fronteras - Aug. 16

Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix Tramps and Thieves - Aug. 30
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Pink Slip Monday Night Open Mic - Sept. 2

Long Wong's
1455 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix The Somethin Else - Aug. 30
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe - 25th Anniversary of Danzig with Doyle - Aug. 31
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Tech N9NE - Sept. 18

Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Banner Pilot - Sept. 1

Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Tempe At A. Gogh, Gogh - Aug. 30
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Battered Suitcases - Aug. 31

Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
The Jump, Zombie Jefferson, Man Women, Fire Pier & The Displacers - Aug. 30
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Black Sabbath - Aug. 30

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Bulletproof Tiger - Sept. 3

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Featured Events Include The Cerberus Cup At Torch Theatre and Parasites Play At The Firehouse Gallery


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Aug. 29, 2013 —  It’s certainly wonderful that Summer is almost over. It’s really hard to maintain an Underground Arts Calendar when no one wants to go outside.

But now that the hottest part of the season is over and the heat is going to drop to a much more agreeable degree, more people will want to participate in events, so more people will be putting them on.

So while outside cools down, why don’t you consider what projects you may become a part of in coming months and shoot us an email so we can get it on the schedule.

It’s obvious that Music/Arts editor Jeff Moses knows his way around the local punk shows, but why don’t you let him, us, and our readers know what else the underground arts scene has to offer in Phoenix. Email shows or events you are putting on or know about to

Friday, Aug. 30 & Saturday, Aug. 31
The Torch Theatre, 4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, will present The Cerberus Cup Friday and Saturday night. The Cerberus Cup is a longform improvisation tournament where 3 person teams compete for the coveted cup. There are nine qualifying slots for three-person teams. Each team that will receive a 15-minute performance slot in a qualifying round where they will face two other Cerberus Cup teams. Voting via ballots from audience members will determine the winning finalists. Admission is $10. There are three elimination events Friday night — at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. The final battle will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit

Saturday, Aug. 31
For nearly 30-years Parasites have been belting out pop-punk hits and touring extensively through the United States, Europe, and Japan. Now they are bringing the punk tunes to downtown’s Firehouse Gallery to play a set on the Legendary Firestage. Along with Parasites will be Indiana-based punk band Flamingo Nosebleed, as well as locals Lightspeed Go and Girl Boner. The show starts at 7 p.m. and all ages are welcome, $6 cover and BYOB. If you missed Louichie Mayorga and Luicidal on August 3 you do not want to miss your chance to see another internationally touring headliner rock out in the famed art gallery / living space.

Send submissions to Jeff Moses, Music/Arts editor at Modern Times Magazine. He can be reached at
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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.