What’s Going Ahhhn…

The weather is here and the time is right for going out at night and getting regular doses of live, local music. We have reverse seasons of behavior here in Arizona and the end of September is akin to the start of Spring everywhere else in the world. After months of being locked in air conditioned pods we are now ready to breathe the air, walk in the daytime and get back to the nightlife. Let’s Rock.

When & Where: Tuesday, September 19th, 9pm at Yucca Tap Room
Reasons To Attend: There may be other bands on this bill, there may be a flyer somewhere for it, there may be only SURF. All I know for sure is that SURF put out a great EP recently and I’m sure that will be part of the song selection.
Other Details: Come join SURF for some new and old tunes on a Tuesday.

When & Where: Wednesday, September 20th, 8pm at The Trunk Space
Reasons To Attend: It’s nice to see Instructions playing shows again, and if you haven’t seen them, treat yourself and check them out Tuesday when they support Young Jesus from California along with Twin Ponies and Cooper’s Revenge. An amazing lineup for a Tuesday night  and six dollars.
Other Details: Band list below…
Young Jesus
Twin Ponies
Cooper’s Revenge

When & Where: Thursday, September 21st, 8pm at The Rebel Lounge
Reasons To Attend:
Other Details: Fat Tire Presents
TOUR DE FAT : Lions, Tigers and Bands Oh My! at The Rebel Lounge
The Stakes
Fairy Bones
Sunset Voodoo

Jam out and enjoy a Tour De Fat themed evening at the Rebel Lounge. All three bands will be at Tour De Fat and one band will move on to play the Maine Stage at on October 7th at Tempe Beach Park. The show is free to attend.
Proceeds go to Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Bicycle Saviours, Central AZ Mountain Bike Patrol, and Mountain Bike Association of Arizona.

When & Where: Friday, September 22nd at 5pm through Saturday, September 23rd at Midnight, at Shady Park
Reasons To Attend: A massive two day festival at the closest thing we’ve got to Sail Inn? Yeah, I’m down. Check out the infinite details below.
Other Details: The #UnityThrough Kickoff Festival is a two-day full-range arts festival honoring our amazing local talent and bringing people together around creativity. It’s taking place smack in the middle of downtown Tempe in an effort to shake up the art scene and introduce visitors to a new kind of community:
The UnityThrough Community (unitythrough.org) is an art-fueled collective founded with the goal of providing shared creative tools to practicing craftspeople, aspiring artists, and curious newcomers of any age, all in one ego-free space.
We are wholly and unconditionally devoted to the advancement of individual artists, local communities, education, and global art movements.
We’re all about empowering creativity for the mind-bending evolutionary benefits it provides people. We believe in artists, idealists, crazy, out-of-the-box thinkers. And we believe you—we!—are the conduit for community to exist. It’s UnityThrough You, really. So thank you!

FRIDAY 03:00PM Doors Open

05:00-05:45: Dirty Sunset
06:00-06:45: Clint Stevens Band
07:00-0745: The Hourglass Cats
08:00-08:45 Jerusafunk
09:00-09:45 Sunset Voodoo
10:00-11:30 Dr. Delicious

06:45-07:00: The Real Seals
07:45-08:00: The Real Seals
08:45-09:00: The Greenhouse Project
09:45-10:00: The Greenhouse Project
11:30-12:00: Burlesque Show
12:00-02:00: Marvel Years

SATURDAY 10:30 AM Doors Open

02:00-02:45: The Riley Rainbow Family Circus
03:00-03:45: Grave danger
04:30-05:45: Walt Richardson Band
06:00-06:45: Ghetto Cowgirl
07:00-07:45: The Haymarket Squares
08:00-08:45: The Sugar Thieves
09:00-09:45: Sara Robinson Band
10:00-10:45: Japhy’s Descent
11:15-12:00: Banana Gun

11:00-12:30: Yoga by Eileen Sarai
05:45-06:00: Page the Village Idiot
06:45-07:00: Page the Village Idiot
07:45-08:00: Page the Village Idiot
08:45-09:00: Catharsis
09:45-10:00: Catharsis
10:45-11:15: The Woodworks
12:00-12:40: ILL Choppo
12:45-02:00 W.A.S.H.

Deon Doughty
Matt Brown
Matthew James
Lucas Hunter Borncamp
Jay Noel
Eileen Sarai
Norman NoNo Davis
Andy C. Art
Joey Dougherty
The Flow Shop
The Riley Rainbow Family Circus

Varite Burlesque
Matt Finish
Fanny Galore
Layla La’Moon
Katrina Rainsong
Anna Maria Bendova

All ages until 8 pm!

* If you are interested in participating in the event in any way, please message us at the Unity Through Community Facebook page and we’ll be happy to speak with you.

When & Where: Friday, September 22nd, 7pm at Bonus Round
Reasons To Attend: Three of my favorite bands in town at one weird venue. This should be intensely great. Also, this lineup should tour the nation.
Other Details: LIVE @ BONUS ROUND presents:
Paper Foxes
Celebration Guns
Soft Deadlines

When & Where: Friday, September 22nd, 7pm at The Trunk Space
Reasons To Attend: Chicago art-rapper and underground icon Serengeti, best known for his album Dennehy, along with his character Kenny Dennis and his collaborations with Open Mike Eagle (Cavanaugh), Sufjan Stevens (Sisyphus), and Yoni Wolf from Why? (Yoni & Geti), will be at the Trunk Space on Friday, celebrating the release of his new album, Jueles – Butterflies.Joining him will be local rap group Hesperus, local avant-garde hip-hop noise act Militia Joan Hart, and a Brunch Collect takeover featuring beatsmiths Korey Wade, Illathnmst, and Mista Fringe.
The local support is strong with this show!
Other Details
: Chicago rapper Serengeti performs at the Trunk Space!
Local Support:
Militia Joan Hart
Brunch Collect takeover (featuring Korey Wade, Illathnmst, and Mistafringe)
The Trunk Space
Doors: 7PM

When & Where: Friday, September 22nd, 7pm at The Grid, Mesa
Reasons To Attend: I can only account for the greatness of Elephant Gunn on this lineup, that said, their presence should be enough to haul yourself out to Mesa to see what kind of company they keep.
Other Details: Band Details below…
Elephant Gunn
The Ganderers
Los Hermanos Cabrones
Cheeseburger Picnic

$5, 21+

When & Where: Friday, September 22nd, 7pm at The Rebel Lounge
Reasons To Attend: Amazing musical acts from Brooklyn and Philadelphia will be joining one of Phoenix’ finest, PRO TEENS at The Rebel Lounge. Keep your ears out for PRO TEENS, they’ve been playing a bit more, kicking off a tour next week…sounds like a new record is coming.
Other Details: Advance tickets available at Stinkweeds or online at: http://www.therebellounge.com/event/1505098-frankie-rose-phoenix/
- ex Vivian GirlsDum Dum GirlsCrystal Stilts
with Suburban Living, and PRO TEENS.
at The Rebel Lounge.

When & Where: Friday, September 22nd, 8:30pm at Timeout Lounge
Reasons To Attend: The Spencidency has taken over Timeout this month and it’s been a hell of a lot of fun. Here’s another stunning lineup for the fourth week in a row!
Other Details: Part four of the September Spencidensy at Timeout Lounge featuring
8:30 Aerico
9:30 The Smiling Faces
10:30 End Credits
11:30 Hostile Work Environment
12:30 TOSO

When & Where: Saturday, September 23rd, 8pm at The Van Buren
Reasons To AttendJared & The Mill with KOLARS, LUXXE and Bear Ghost…Uh, yes please! I haven’t been to the Van Buren yet, but this may be the night to finally check it out.  Mostly because this lineup slays and it’s chock full of brilliant local goodness.
Other Details: Get tickets here online http://www.ticketweb.com/fb/7415795/vanburen

When & Where: Saturday, September 23rd, 8pm at Richard Noggins Tavern, Glendale
Reasons To Attend: Check it out, especially if you’re on the West Side. The Glides a releasing a new EP and it’s pretty damn groovy. Details of the evening below, but hey with a record called Go Go Go…you know it’s gonna move ya.
Other Details: The Glides celebrate the release of their NEW EP “Go Go Go” with a special intimate performance at Richard Noggin’s Tavern.
DJ District, Special Guest Appearances, 50/50 Raffle, and much much more…
8pm DJ District spinning the pre-party
9pm The Glides perform all-original alternative retro groove from the new EP and more.
10:30pm The Glides continue with a performance of the party-hits that have influenced us.

When & Where: Saturday, September 23rd, 9pm at The Grid, Mesa
Reasons To Attend: More cool happenings at The Grid. If you need to get your noise on, it’s completely worth the drive to Mesa, plus this lineup is pretty stellar.
Other Details: FEATURING:
Andy Warpigs:

The Spider Institute:

Lav Andula:

Majestic Dubs:

General Anxiety:

Photography and Video of the event provided by RaySquared – Ray² Productions

$5.00 COVER

When & Where: Monday, September 25th, 8pm at The Trunk Space
Reasons To Attend: I’m including Monday here, because this is where I want to be next Monday, instead of writing next week’s edition of this. This lineup is out of this world. Possibly my favorite lineup of everything detailed in this bakers dozen of shows. Dadadoh, Painting Fences, Ex-Cadet, JJCNV and Exxxtra Crispy…outfuckingrageous.
Other Details: Alternative hip hop sensation DaDadoh will perform and release his next project “You Can’t Rap Forever” in it’s entirety as a full band! Check out the video for the first single “FOH!” HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3f9Gexl8Dk

With Support From:
Painting Fences
Exxxtra Crispy