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Underground Arts:

Sept. 19 To Oct. 2

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Funny Or Die Oddball fest, Sept. 22
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
James Van Praagh, Sept. 20
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Fiddlar, Sept. 24
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Weirdfest, Sept. 27
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Sept. 17 to 22
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Suessical, Sept. 13 - 29
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Music showcase, hosted by Paul Ruppel, Sept. 19
Kerr Center
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Story Pirates, Oct. 5

Last Exit Live
Orgone, Sept. 17
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
William Wonderfull, Sept. 21
Long Wong's
1455 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
Wavelengths Residency, Sept. 24
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix The The Sonorus, Sept. 20
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Genious, Sept. 21
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
The Avett Brothers, Oct. 10
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Travis Garland, Sept. 24
Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Jared and the Mill CD release party, Sept. 19
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Night of the Chicken 3, Oct. 4
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Bob Domestic & Friends - Sept. 28

Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
The Trifecta, Sept. 20 & 27
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Josh Groban, Oct. 9
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Blunt Club, Sept. 12

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Rubber Brother Fest, Five-Year Anniversary of Firestage, Mindfest, William Wonderful at Lawn Gnome, The Electric Fall Ball, And Melancholia at Sochu House

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Sept. 19, 2013 — Rubber Brother Fest, taking place September 20 to 21, and 27 to 28 is going to be awesome. Let’s just start there.

Rubber Brother Records are purveyors of “weird desert art,” are putting on a four day festival spread out over two weeks to celebrate the release of some of their artists cassette tapes. As well as celebrate all the fun artists they have been releasing music with since their inception.

The festival is taking place in both Phoenix and Tempe and is featuring some of the most fun, eclectic and energetic music the Phoenix metro has to offer. The bands playing this weekend are Naked Pizza (cassette release), Instructions, Future Loves Past, Good Friends Great Enemies, Northern Hustle, IJI (cassette release), Heatwarmer (cassette release), The Great American Youngbloods (cassette release), St. Ranger, Diners, and Skinny Shamans.

The Phoenix venue is The Trunkspace, 1506 NW Grand Ave. While in Tempe the show is taking place at Parliament, an underground venue that promoters will not be giving out the location until the day of the show.

Tickets are $10 for all four shows, which is a hell of alot of awesome for $10 and both venues are all ages. All of the shows kick off at 7 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/events/514469048634068/

Friday, Sept. 20  
Underground Arts calendar regulars The Firehouse Gallery 1015 N. 1 St. are back again with their flagship monthly event Firestage. The event is hosted every third Friday by local comedian Ernesto Moncada will be celebrating its fifth year of entertaining the masses with dance, comedy, fire spinning, poetry, music, and every other form of performance art imaginable. Even if the show wasn’t great I’d say any arts event that has been running for half a decade is worth checking out. Show starts at 8 p.m. is all ages, and has a $5 cover, but is free for all those who arrive before Moncada hits the stage.
https://www.facebook.com/events/516733231734717/

Friday, Sept. 20/21
Downtown Phoenix vegan cafe and free thinker zone Aside of Heart 901 N. Fifth Street, will be making their own play at festival starting at 6 p.m. The core group at Aside have been making improvements to their stage and lighting equipment all summer, and Mindfest is going to be their way of showing off their upgrades. With an eclectic lineup including 11:temore:11, Billion Lightyear Band, The Cadavers, Coitus, David and Clara, Grim Gramm Grimes, Ichi Sound, Interstate Heroes, Left Hand Gnostics, Luna Ravenhair, Oilug Zepol, Pocket Leaf, Stewart Stephens, This Happens Every Time, The Noise Makers, and Zheleznyy, Mindfest should be pretty mind blowing. The event is all ages and has no cover.
http://www.asideofheart.com/

Sunday, Sept. 22
Japanese fusion restaurant Sochu House, 2801 N. Central Ave., is doing more than just food and drink specials for reverse happy hour on Sunday’s. It is now featuring one of Phoenix’s best dark Wave DJ’s DJ Noiz FKR. The event is 21 and up and has no cover. According to the group’s Facebook page, DJ Noiz FKR “All the eclectic (& gloomy) pop oddities that your delicate psyches can handle.” As well as films playing to add to the ambiance. The party kicks off every Sunday at 10 p.m.
http://www.sochuhouse.com/

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