What’s Going Ahhhn…

How hard is it to make a flyer? Or some customized image for the event you’re playing, or the poster the venue made for you that looks nice and tight and has all the details on it? I mean, I watch people make this kind of thing in five minutes, maybe ten if they’re picky about the font or the background image. I mean, if you don’t want some striking visual to yank peoples attention, I get it, keeping it all on the low down. Anyway enough of that, here’s the lineup for the shows that look awesome and have flyers.

When & Where: Wednesday, April 26th, 8pm at The Rebel Lounge
Reasons to Attend: Pile are from Boston, Gnarwhal are from Nashville and Twin Ponies are hometown heroes. This show is going to be stellar and what the hell else do you have going on? Seriously great lineup and the footage from recent shows of the visiting bands are pretty great.
Other Details: Links to band below, as well as some extensive information on Pile
Pile
Gnarwhal
Twin Ponies

Advance tickets available at Stinkweeds and online at:https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1416813

Pile have never released the same album twice, since the project’s 2007 beginnings the Boston quartet have been continuously evolving, pushing expectations, and obliterating good sensibility. A Hairshirt of Purpose, the band’s fifth album continues that tradition in a different light. Following the raw intensity and unpredictability of You’re Better Than This, the band settled down to create an album about “the joys of solitude” and “the inescapable selfishness of every action,” exploring the limits of the studio in the process. If their last album was a challenge to their audience, A Hairshirt of Purpose is a challenge to the band itself. Recorded at home in Boston at The Record Co. the studio’s big windows and close proximity marked a change from the band’s previous recordings. Pile vocalist/guitarist Rick Maguire shared, “we were at home and we could see the sun, and I think both of those things lent themselves to a more focused and deliberate record.” There’s a warmth and radiant accessibility to be found throughout the album as the band experimented with different instruments (violin, viola, piano, organs, synths, banjo, etc) and a resounding push toward clarity. Pile balance their ferocious tendencies with moments of beauty, building tension with release never too far behind. Well known as “your favorite band’s favorite band” and for a tireless work ethic, Pile have earned their following from years of DIY touring and a humble approach to uncompromising performances. Never afraid to switch styles, Pile’s music has morphed over the years, embracing both the ferocious and gentle sides of punk, indie, folk, and noise rock, delivering their own brand of gnarled intensity. Since coming together as a full band in 2009, Pile have toured as much as their lives collectively allow, playing over 600 shows spread out over the US, Canada, UK and Europe.

When & Where: Thursday, April 27th, 7pm at The Trunk Space
Reasons to Attend: The only artist I know here is Justin Moody and his latest album is still in my heavy rotation at work and home. That said, this is all acoustic and seems like another great show at The Trunk Space.
Other Details: Tentative set times:

George Washingtub 7:30-8:00
Nick Martin 8:10 – 8:40
Nate Otte &TAP 8:50 – 9:20
Mouse Dog Bird 9:30 – 10
Justin Moody 10:10 – 10:40

When & Where: Thursday, April 28th, 9pm at Chopper John’s
Reasons to Attend: This seems like a cool roadhouse show at a cool roadhouse, because that’s what it is. I need to check out Comptalo and if I’m finished writing in time that night I may head around the corner to do just that.
Other DetailsLocal Music & Art Co-op COMES TO Chopper John’s
9:00 MILL”S END
10:00 ANGELS & ALIENS
11:00 COMPTALO
LIVE ARTISTS Ashley Nicole SegovianoTony Segoviano De Niz ,Andy C. ArtIsmael Romero Doors at 8. FREE SHOW

When & Where: Thursday, April 27th, 8:30pm at Yucca Tap Room
Reasons to Attend: The poster says in order of appearance, but I don’t know if they mean from top to bottom of from bottom to top…either way this is going to be one hell of a show all things considered.
Other Details: The Yucca Tap Room//21+ No Cover
New Chums
The Key Pieces
El Sonida De Reposa
Heavy The Lightweight

When & Where: Friday, April 28th, 6pm at Ironwood High School
Reasons to Attend: So, this is the second week in a row that a High School has held one of the coolest shows of the week. Last week I found out about one too late, but this one got to me in time. Also, how weird and cool is this? The lineup is stacked and the football field should be filled with peeps grooving on the local sounds. Simply amazing!
Other Details: On behalf of the Make a Wish Foundation Ironwood student council is hosting a music festival on the football field from 6-9, entry will be $5 and tickets will also be sold throughout the week during lunches. Everyone is welcome! Come out and support a great cause and have a great time with lots of fun activities, food, and some amazing live music! Hope to see you there!

When & Where: Friday, April 28th, 6:30pm at The Rebel Lounge
Reasons to Attend: The only thing better than a record release is a dual record release show and The Rebel Lounge is where it’s at for that on Friday Night. Be warned this seems to start at a way early hour, so if you want to catch all the acts involved you may want to get there as soon as your done with work on Friday. American Standards and Eclipses For Eyes are ready to blow your minds.
Other DetailsAmerican StandardsEclipses For Eyes Dual CD Release Show

April 28th at The Rebel Lounge with special guests ParanovaHavanå &Teammate Markus!

Tickets available online at: http://www.therebellounge.com/event/1460722

When & Where: Friday, April 28, 7pm at Crescent Ballroom
Reasons to Attend: This is going to be the place to be on Friday if your the kind of person that greets the heat with a grin and a tall frosty one on your porch. Some of the local best when it comes ot Americana and alt.country. I missed the first showcase due to illness, not sure I can pass this one up.
Other Details: ARIZONA AMERICANA SHOWCASE II at Crescent Ballroom //$7 advance, $10 at door
Featuring:
American Longspurs with Jon Rauhouse and the Country Music Orchestra
Some Dark Hollow – Live music video taping!
Huckleberry
Wheelwright (Jared of Jared and the Mill)
Lost in the Sun
DJ Shane Kennedy’s MONDO TWANG all night between live acts!

Kick your boots up and grab a cold one!

When & Where: Friday, April 28, 7pm at Pub Rock
Reasons to Attend: So, Third String Productions and Pub Rock Live seem to be putting together these amazing, magical shows with the younger generation of bands up and coming in the valley and I’m loving it. This is the third or fourth or fifth or…well, it doesn’t matter, it’s just a combination I’ve noticed. This lineup is stacked and there will not be a dull moment this entire evening.
Other Details: Second Go’s CD Release Show!
with special guests:
Westbrook
Troubled Minds
Sunlaand
Gravler
$12
*This event is All Ages
Tickets available online at: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1429916

When & Where: Saturday, April 29th, 2pm at Desert Rose Pizza & Gastro Pub, Glendale
Reasons to Attend: Should you want to maximize your music pleasure on Saturday, you can start early in Glendale. Lowview Magazine always sets up a great time with great music and this will be no exception. Details on all the other things below, but for your ears you’ll get Whiskey Kiss, The Breakup Society, Roadkill Wranglers and Outlaw Inlaws. Also, if you like music AND classic cars…you’re going to be in heaven.
Other Details: RELEASING ISSUE #9–We’re excited about the new venue!
In the gated show area:
• Parking for show-cars (with plenty of overflow parking –that will be included in Magazine coverage with paid entry)
• Big stage
• Plenty of vendor space
• Cigar Lounge
• Beer stations
• Great Food
• Waitress service
• Pub patio, and bar/restaurant access
• Seating area
PLAYING LIVE ON THE SHINER GOLD STAGE:
Whiskey Kiss, The Breakup Society, Roadkill Wranglers & Outlaw Inlaws
Looking for show Sponsors…contact bill@lowviewmagazine.com
We have special rate Sponsor packages for Car Clubs.
VENDORS —- contact bill@lowviewmagazine.com for price list.

When & Where: Saturday April 29th, 5pm at Royal Palm Park, Phoenix
Reasons to Attend: If you want to still start your musical adventures a little early and a little closer to home, get to Royal Palm Park at 5pm and check out two of the most stunning local groups currently around. This is going to be a great time.
Other Details: Fervor Records presents Fayuca & CooBee Coo in concert at Royal Palm Park in Phoenix. 5 – 8 PM. FREE! Music, food trucks and fun for the whole family.

When & Where: Saturday, April 29th, 7pm at Last Exit Live
Reasons to Attend: I make no bones about the fact that Last Exit Live is my favorite venue in the valley and the test of a great band is through the sound system there. This is an unbelievable lineup as we celebrate four years of the best sounding club we’ve ever been blessed with, friends, Phoenician, music freaks, lend us your ears for the evening…
Other Details: Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Banana Gun, decker., Wyves, Bear Ghost, Sara Robinson Band, Japhys Descent, Ruca at Last Exit Live.
Featuring two stages of music (Inside Stage & Patio Stage).
Doors at 7pm / 21+
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors Tito’s Handmade Vodka & PBR.

When & Where: Saturday, April 29th, 8pm at The Rogue Bar
Reasons to Attend: I swear that every time I look at this lineup there’s another band added to it that blows my mind. Doll Skin, eXSupemodels, Lonesome Wilderness and The Bittersweet Way–ridiculous. Add a visiting band from California and this gives a strong argument to stay here for the night.
Other Details: Doors at 8pm//21+ $5

08:20 Doll Skin
09:15 Ex Supermodels
10:10 Lonesome Wilderness
11:05 All Things Blue (CA)
12:00 The Bittersweet Way

When & Where: Sunday, April 30th, 7pm at The Trunk Space
Reasons to Attend: This looks like a super cool Sunday show and I’m real interested to hear what Spar Afar is up to these days. I’m also hoping for a new Good Grief album this year, because I was a little late to their 2015 record. This looks better and better the more bands I listen to on this lineup.
Other Details: Our homies in Lawn Chairs and Royce are coming from California to play for us!
Lawn Chairs: https://m.facebook.com/SWKbayarea/
Royce: https://theroyceband.bandcamp.com/

Locals:
BEE (Ryan Bee of Way Under)
Good Grief (Local AZ punkers) https://0hgoodgrief.bandcamp.com/
Spar Afar (fresh as heck jams, just dropped a new record)https://m.facebook.com/sparafar/ (music on Apple Music)
Adero (blues/southern rock)

When & Where: Sunday, April 30, 7pm at The Rebel Lounge
Reasons to Attend: Ummm…Playboy Manbaby on a Sunday…that’s your fucking reason. Also, The Garden and Fat Tony are pretty cool too.
Other Details: *This event is all ages//Get tickets here online http://ticketf.ly/2ll47d3// Check out the bands at links below…
The Garden
with
Fat Tony
and Playboy Manbaby

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