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Underground Arts:

Sept. 5 To 19

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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
The Cult - Sept. 5
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Avery - Sept. 5
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
South Central Skankers - Sept. 7
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

Kerr Center
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Story Pirates, improvised sketch comedy/music - Oct. 5

Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix Open MIc hosted by Marc Norman - Sept. 10
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Sister Lip - Sept. 6

Long Wong's
1455 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix The Wolvves - Sept. 7
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe - Mickey Hart - Sept. 10
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Tech N9NE - Sept. 18

Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Kris Roe - Sept. 6

Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Banana Gun - Sept. 7
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Night of the Chicken 3 - Oct. 4
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
The Insects & Special Guests - Sept. 9

Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
The Future, Terrible two’s and Zombie Gourmet - Sept. 6
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Jimmy Buffett - Oct 24 , 2013

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Carol Pacey and The Honey Shakers - Sept. 7

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: First Friday Night Live, Yarnball Storytelling, Kris Roe at Pub Rock Live

By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Sept. 5, 2013 — First Friday Night Live is back at its proper home, The Firehouse Gallery 1015 N. First St. and on Sept. 6 they are unleashing their teaser episode on to the downtown Arts Community.

FFNL is the collective artistic vision of some of Phoenix’s best comedic writers, and actors as well as some of the most visionary artists in the community who go to great lengths to provide the most outrageous props and set pieces possible.

This Friday will be just a taste of what’s to come over the seven-month season, which will feature some of Phoenix’s best local music and some local celebrities coming out to host the event.

The Firehouse tries not to be boastful about their flagship event but Michael 23 did make sure to have more than 100 chairs for event. First Friday Night Live starts at 9:30 p.m. and is an all ages event.

The show will be immediately followed by a dance party.

Wednesday, Sept. 4
Lawn Gnome Publishing, 905 N. Fifth St. will be hosting their weekly storytelling open Mic “Yarnball Storytelling” with host Dan Hull at 8 p.m. The theme for this week is “cats and dogs.” The event encourages participants to get on stage and tell a story pre-written or otherwise relating to the week’s theme. Hull opens the event each week with a story and his alone is worth the trip, but very often the crowd shares some interesting, fine and insightful stories. There is no cover and the event is all ages.

Friday, Sept 6
I am am an absolute sucker for the bands I grew up on, and The Ataris are definitely one of those bands. This Friday lead singer Kris Roe will be performing at Scottsdale’s Pub Rock Live, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, and I will be in the front row singing along to all my favorite songs off of So Long Astoria. Usually I would be ardently against going anywhere near Scottsdale for any reason ever, but since this isn’t old town and it’s The Ataris I’d say it’s worth braving a trip. Doors open at 7:30p.m., and the show is 21 and up.

Send submissions to Jeff Moses, Music/Arts editor at Modern Times Magazine. He can be reached at
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An exceedingly intelligent homeless amnesiac finds a dear friend on the streets who is not really from the neighborhood, but beyond the hill.