What’s Going Ahhhn…

This is a hell of a week sneaking up on us and it is jam packed with amazing shows every night. Once we get to Thursday it becomes nearly as overwhelming as the Sun and continues into the weekend. Also, if we’re pretty much booking shows on Thursday like it’s the new Friday night, we need to get someone to fix the work week. Someone should check with our robot overlords on that, reason with the machines and argue that we’ll spend more money on our three day weekend if we get the same pay for four. Anyway, this week kicks ass. Let’s get to it.

When & Where: Tuesday, May 23, 7:30pm at Valley Bar
Reasons To Attend: I definitely need to check out Meatbodies based on the resume below. I would advise that you check out Strange Lot and Jade Helm for a dose of local juice that will get you going.
Other Details:  Get tickets at Stinkweeds, or here online http://ticketf.ly/2p1Dk65
with special guests STRANGE LOT, and Jade Helm
Through the toxic foliage of the american slicked back hairdo there emerges the essence of the underground weirdo. Chad Ubovich, a worthy peer and collaborator to Ty SegallMikal Cronin, and Thee Oh Sees, leads an orchestra of straightforward guitar ragers that imagine punk and glam and psych and Sabbath-era metal as one big sludgy explosion – also known as Meatbodies

When & Where: Wednesday, May 24th, 6pm at The Trunk Space
Reasons To Attend: An awesome, perfect lineup at The Trunk Space to celebrate the death of fun due to the sun. I think I like the Summer here because it keeps people inside so I can roam the streets freely and get a tan. That said, this is also something of an Au Revoir party for Troy Farah, who has been one of my absolute favorite writers and humans in Phoenix for the last few years. This is going to be a solid show as well as a groovy time
Other Details: Summer is finally here! And counterintuitively, Phoenix residents do one thing in the hotter(est) months: HIDE. FROM. THE. SUN. The lack of vitamin D has the same effect on people dumb enough to shovel snow in other parts of the world: MAKES. YOU. DEPRESSED.
Anyway, let’s celebrate! It’s the last day you’ll be feeling cheerful for at least four months! Adios, Sunshine!

Drunk & horny
Andy Warpigs
Other bands TBA

(Coincidentally, for local rock critic and all-around-drug-addict Troy Farah, this will be one of his last days in town before he moves. Come say hi or bye or punch him in the gut! There will be cake, a photobooth, ugly decorations, live art, live bees, dead mimes, fireworks display and Russian Roulette!!)
It’s *technically* free, but you should really give Trunk Space $5 so they can pay rent and maybe give some bands some gas money.

When & Where: Wednesady, May 24th, 7pm at The Rhythm Room
Reasons To Attend: Now we will enter a phase where  a lot of people will become interested in Tom Petty and a few others, kind of like how Bruce Springsteen came back into public favor a decade or so ago with the hip crowd. This is one of many events signalling this with a performance of the entire Wildflowers album by the talented gentlemen listed below.
Other Details: Local singer/songwriters and musicians Jay AllanBrian Chartrand,Matthew ThorntonTed BelledinRoy CameronEthan NewmanJay Poole are performing Tom Petty’s “WILDFLOWERS” album in its entirety at The Rhythm Room on Wednesday May 24th, 2017!!

When & Where: Thursday, May 25th, 7pm at Valley Bar
Reasons To Attend: This could be a sell out Friday or Saturday show with this lineup, and it may still sell out on a Thursday. I mean this should totally sell out either way, but what a blistering lineup for not necessarily a weekend night, right? decker., Bear Ghost, Upsahl and I Am Hologram? That’s some of Arizona’s finest right there, through and through. I’m not missing this.
Other Details: Band details below…
decker.Valley Bar
Special Guests:
Bear Ghost
I Am Hologram

Tickets @ ticketf.ly/2oEET7e
Poster by Hamster Labs

When & Where: Thursday, May 25th, 7pm at The Rebel Lounge
Reasons To Attend: This is going to be a fantastic show where Voodoo Swing and Whiskey Kiss make all your ultra suede retro dreams come true. Seriously, ready your hair with pomade and be prepared to dance.
Other DetailsVoodoo SwingWhiskey Kiss kick off their European Tour with a special show on May 25th at The Rebel Lounge!
Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased at Stinkweeds or online at: http://www.therebellounge.com/event/1465213-voodoo-swing-whiskey-kiss-phoenix/

When & Where: Thursday, May 25th, 7pm at The Rhythm Room
Reasons To Attend: I’m going to need to check out Andrew Goldring, because if he has The Blood Feud Family Singers, El West and Cheap Hotels opening for him, he must be something special. This lineup would be worth the cover for the three locals, but I have a feeling you will get so much more.
Other DetailsAndrew Goldring is an Indie Folk/Rock singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist from Salt Lake City, UT. Utilizing his experience producing other artists to inform his own music, he is constantly expanding his creative vision and always searching for the perfect sound.
See him live at Rhythm Room on May 25th with The Blood Feud Family SingersEl WestCheap Hotels!
Tickets available at Stinkweeds or online at: http://www.psykosteve.com/event/1480327-andrew-goldring-phoenix/

When & Where: Thursday, May 25th, 7pm at The Hayden Flour Mill
Reasons To Attend: I’m not sure I really understand what’s happening here, but The Strolling Bones are Marc Norman’s kick ass Rolling Stones cover band. Now, I haven’t heard about The Chimeras playing around here in a while, but it’s Tempe…anything is possible. Roger Clyne may or may not have anything to do with this event.
Other Details: No further details at this time

When & Where: Thursday, May 25th, 6pm at Tempe Center for the Arts
Reasons To Attend: Mill’s End takes the time to make a flyer for their Edge appearance, I’m damn well going to give them a shout out. Also, this should be amazing.
Other Details: Mill’s End plays the EDGE Happy Hour at Tempe Center for the Arts 6-8pm

When & Where: Thursday, May 25th, 8pm at Shady Park
Reasons To Attend: The first of two Hip Hop shows at Shady Park this week, which is super awesome for Tempe and I hope some venues in Phoenix follow suit. Check out all the details below, this is going to be a fantastic way to kick off your weekend right, just one night early.
Other Details: JayHill (feat. Sunset Voodoo), Nutter Tut, Julius King, DJ Apetight, The Party Upstairs, Dungeon Destroyah, Shade1
21+ // $5 // Doors open at 7:30 pm
Get ready for a jam packed night of some of the valley’s best up and coming hip-hop artists, hosted by Seafoam Sound! The night’s theme comes from the 90′s hip-hop spring break phenomenon that was “Freaknik,” which evolved from picnic, to party, to a long weekend of concerts and cruising through Atlanta’s downtown city streets. Well we’re bringing back these party vibes to downtown Tempe with JayHill (feat.Sunset Voodoo), Nutter TutJulius King, DJ Apetight, The Party Upstairs,Dungeon Destroyah and Shade1. Come get your Freaknik on!

When & Where: Thursday, May 25th, 7pm at The Rogue Bar
Reasons To Attend: The third and final installment of Crunkathon 2017 at The Rogue Bar! This is going to be one hell of a wrap up to this amazing month long celebration.
Other Details: The final installment of the 2017 Crunkathon!!!
Dadadoh will be co-hosting with Brother Ignatius. Brother John the Revelator will join us via FaceTime for a report on his mission work in LA! Hallelujah!!!
Songs Lacking Talent
MC / DC (ft Daniel Suber and Andy Warpigs)
Fathers Day
mr.UU mister double U
Comedy by Hattie Hayes and Matt Storrs – Humor Person

When & Where: Friday, May 26th, 7pm at Yucca Tap Room, 51 West, Etal.
Reasons To Attend: It’s the last Friday of the month and that means Tempe Art Au Gogh-Gogh is happening throughout the Yucca Tap Room complex. As usual, all of the details are below and this one is pretty stacked.
Other Details: Details on lineups and venues below…
Japhy’s Descent Huckleberry The Psychedelephants
(Kevin Daly, Mike Skullbuster, Chip HannaRoy Valencia)
LIVE ART BY Deon Doughty BEATS BY Schux Famicom

Yucca Tap Room LOUNGE:
ThumpDaze at Lost Leaf DJ Kns Bigandbad
LIVE ART BY Erika Jaynes Art

FiftyOne West/ALL AGES:
Songs Lacking Talent
On Opening Night

Double Nickels Collective:

ART BY Tyson Powless

Rocket a Go-Go:

#taaggline ARTIST/VENDORS:

Kyle Nash
Tariq Sabur
Sailors Crochet Too


When & Where: Friday, May 26th, 7pm at The Rebel Lounge
Reasons To Attend: This is possibly the most anticipated album release of the year, at least for me and a few hundred folks I can think of offhand. I cannot wait to get my hands on the new record. Also, I’m pretty sure this show will be completely insane with the lineup listed below. I have a feeling next weekend will be filled with the sounds of Prophecy.
Other Details: The Stakes Music presents the long awaited LP release of “PROPHECY”
It’s THE album release party of the #1 Band in Phoenix at Rebel Lounge!!! (Fatman Scoop voice)
Performances with Phoenix coolest:
Mega Ran
House of Stairs
The Color 8
The Stakes Music presents Prophecy ft. I-Dee, Danny Torgersen of Captain Squeeqee, Shomriyah Tabares, Alan Acosta, Tyler Bauer, & Jaime Barrios
Doors: 7 PM / Show: 8 PM
$8 – $10
This event is 21 and over

When & Where: Friday, May 26th, 8pm at The Rogue Bar
Reasons To Attend: This is a killer show of locals with visiting bands from Colorado as icing on top at the end of the night. Check out the lineup, it’s damned difficult to resist.
Other Details: Doors at 7pm-$5- 21+
08:20 Stinkeye
09:15 The Real Fits
10:10 Ex Supermodels
11:05 Dirty Sunset
12:00 Tonight We Rise/The Coast is Ours (CO)

When & Where: Friday, May 26th, 8pm at The Pressroom
Reasons To Attend: I’ve known about this for some time and have been looking forward to it since hearing whispers about this. Check out the infinite details below on the magnificent enterprise. This is where I’ll be on Friday, just in case anyone was wondering.
Other Details: Goblins! Fairies! Live Music! Magic! The Bog of Eternal Stench!
Pan Productions presents the live stage musical, The Goblin King’s City, an adaptation of the 1986 film Labyrinth.
From the directors and producers of Rocky Horror at The Firehouse, and A Swimming in the Head, this full stage production includes a large cast and crew of seasoned favorites, along with many new faces. A live, re-imagined version of the score will be brought to life by downtown favorites Jerusafunk, including an original song written and performed by We Are Hologram, the first full band performance by local musician I am Hologram. The show will also include an original song written by Serene Dominic.

The show will feature Chris Del Favero of Jerusafunk and local musical artist Joobs, who will share the role of Jareth the Goblin King, performing on alternating nights. We will feature Kendra Ruth Martinez as Sarah. The cast features Jesse Abrahams as Hoggle, Will Jones as Ludo, Alexandra Morfin as Sir Didymus, and Uche Ujania as Merlin/Ambrosias. Puppets for the production are being crafted by Adam Bullock.

You can enjoy our provided award winning food vendors, as well as being able to take home a piece of the magic, with art pieces provided by artists from all over the valley.

There is still time to get involved! We are looking for extras, as well as stage hands. Please contact Sheri Amourr or Joe Sawinski, or email thegoblinkingscity@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out! We are also seeking sponsors, and are in the process of launching a fundraising campaign for the production.

We are striving to entertain and continue the memories that have influenced so many.

Opening night will be on Friday, May 26 at The Pressroom, in downtown Phoenix, just blocks from Comicon 2017. With fans from all over the country, seats will sell out fast! We will then perform on Saturday, May 27, at The Outer Space. Additional showings will take place on Saturday, June 3, and Friday, June 9, at Unexpected Gallery.
Tickets for The Pressroom showing: - https://tinyurl.com/panproductions
Also Check out our webpage for more info on upcoming shows and and whats happening with Pan Productions.
Panductions.com Ticket info for additional shows coming soon!

When & Where: Saturday May 27th, 7:30pm at The Rebel Lounge
Reasons To Attend: Mouse Powell is playing a rare show at The Rebel Lounge, Hollowpoint Vigils will bring their soundtrack for insubordinate behavior and The Hourglass Cats will charm you into dancing to their latin reggae vibes. This is going to be stunner if you’re looking for all around upbeat, high energy fun.
Other Details: Mouse Powell live at the Rebel Lounge
Special Guests: The Hour Glass Cats & Hollowpoint Vigils
21+ $10/12

When & Where: Saturday May 27th, 7:30pm at Shady Park
Reasons To Attend: I’ve got to hand it to The Stakes for playing a show the night immediately after their release party. I’ve also got to hand it to Shady Park for two awesome hip hop nights this week. This has as amazing a lineup as their release show, but in a completely different environment. Check out the details below.
Other Details: Lando Chill, The Stakes, The Color 8 and Nick Perkins
21+ || $8/$10 || Doors open at 7:30 pm
Join us for a star-studded Hip Hop lineup featuring Lando ChillThe StakesThe Color 8 and Nick Perkins! Lando Chill is currently based out of Tucson and ready to bring his unique style to Tempe as he gets ready to release his sophomore album, The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind.” The Stakes are on a soulful roll, recently being crowned winner of Phoenix Music Madness. The Color 8 has been hyping up the city of Phoenix every first Friday at the corner of Roosevelt and 2nd street with their high energy street performances and Nick Perkins has been captivating ears all around ASU’s Tempe campus this past year with their unique mix of hip hop and jazz. We’ll see you here for this amazing lineup!

When & Where: Saturday May 27th, 8pm at Third Space
Reasons To Attend: I’ve seen Name The Band before and they’re pretty amazing, Phosphenes are opening and Young’s Modulus are in the middle with the sweet spot. This will be a great trio of bands at a great little venue.
Other Details: Always a lot of energy and so much fun. $5 cover – 21+
11:00 - Name The Band (LA) is headed back to Phoenix and ThirdSpace is lucky enough to have ‘em.
10:00 - Young’s Modulus
9:00 - Phosphenes

When & Where: Saturday May 27th, 8pm at Pho Cao
Reasons To Attend: The intense rockers from Authority Zero will be playing less than intense rock at Pho Cao on Saturday. It’s a pretty intimate way to enjoy great food and drinks while enjoying a different side of these legendary locals.
Other Details: Once again, we’d like to introduce you the local most beloved Jason Devore & Mike Spero of Authority Zero, Nicki Park and Loser’s Way Home.
Set times
Mike Spero at 8pm
Jason Devore at 9pm
Nicki Park at 10:30pm
Loser’s Way Home at 11:30pm.

When & Where: Saturday May 27th, 9:00pm at Rockbar, Inc.
Reasons To Attend: This is Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good’s home turf so they’re going to be at their best. Also, if you’re familiar with Rusty Nail’s previous musical output, you should check out his new outfit The Runner-Up. If you’re in Scottsdale and need
Other DetailsRockbar inc. presents a night of Soul Rock with
––––– Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good –––
Jay Allan, Jayson Johnson, Dowell Davis
Brenden McBride, Gail Lichtenstein, Cassidy Hilgers
with special guests
––– The Runner-Up –––
and Renegade Audio’s
DJ Michael Hagen OnThePatio
–––– 8pm Doors • $5 cover •21+ ––––
ViP Tables TEXT 480-331-9190

When & Where: Saturday May 27th, 9:00pm at Rip’s Fine Ale & Cocktails
Reasons To Attend: It’s been a while since I’ve been to Rip’s, but I’m pretty sure that this lineup will get me there. The Redemptions have really stepped up their game lately and the new songs are out of sight, Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers probably get more mentions in this column than any other band which speaks to their work ethic and I’m excited as hell to check out this trio version of Ghost Cat Attack. Yeah, this is where I’ll be chilling.
Other Details: A special night!
Ghost Cat Attack plays as a Trio with Patrick Hershey filling in on bass!
Carol Pacey & the Honey Shakers will help you shake your tail feathers and
The Redemptions will redeem and sing us into the night!