What’s Going Ahhhn…

This is a freaking amazing week with stellar lineups every night. I’ll be adding more shows for the weekend, but even without more events, this is solid. I’d suggest spending a lot of your Saturday at The Trunk Space if you want the best in bands that are running under the radar and make your indie rock dreams come true. The choices are difficult every night, but maybe you can determine the best place to find the music you love this weekend.

When & Where: Wednesday, November 1st, 7pm at Bonus Round
Reasons To Attend: Crunk Witch returns to Phoenix and E Alo, The Doyenne and 20 Ft Neon Jesus will be at Bonus Round to support them. This is your ticket to the weirdest Wednesday night possible.
Other Details: ***WED NOV 1 @ BONUS ROUND in PHX***
21+ | 7pm Doors
Crunk Witch (from Maine)
E Alo
The Doyénne
20 Ft Neon Jesus

Let’s Party!!!

When & Where: Wednesday, November 1st, 7:30pm at Valley Bar
Reasons To Attend: If you’re looking for straight up an indie rock dream, this is your best bet for making all those dreams come true. Great lineup, great venue, great times.
Other Details: The Safes, The Father Figures, The Rebel Set
Doors 7pm, Show 730pm
$5 Adv Online, $8 Day Of Show
No list of America’s best current rock n’ roll bands is complete without mention of Chicago’s THE SAFES. The brothers O’Malley tear it up live and put out fabulous recordings to boot.
Catch THE SAFES live at Valley Bar as they tour in support of their new record TASTY WAVES. Along with PHX’s first dads THE FATHER FIGURES, who will be releasing HEAVY LIFTING for the first time on CD. THE REBEL SET will be rounding out this rauchous bill of music, sure to set your wednesday on fire!

When & Where: Thursday, November 2nd, 7pm at Last Exit Live
Reasons To Attend: Ben Anderson is releasing his second collaborative record with Electric Lotus and its pretty fantastic.
Other Details: Come celebrate the release of my third EP, YouTopia! Get your tickets early and get a FREE CD of the album.
Presented by Chromodyne.
JAM NOW – 7:30 pm
Jane N’ The Jungle – 8:15 pm
Foresteater – 9:15 pm
Ben Anderson – 10:15 pm
Ronikier (Andre Bachleda) (FR) – 11:15 pm

When & Where: Thursday, November 2nd, 7pm at The Rogue Bar
Reasons To Attend: Here’s a phenomenal lineup ready for your pleasure on a Thursday night! Seriously Panic Baby (fka The Real Fits fka The Fits) are throwing a show with their new name an they’ve got Dirty Sunset, Kiss The Sun and Half-Broke Town from Tucson for support. This will be pretty amazing.
Other DetailsThe Rogue Bar 7PM-$5
Panic Baby
Dirty Sunset
Half-Broke Town (from TUCSON)
Kiss The Sun

When & Where: Thursday, November 2nd, 7pm at The Rhythm Room
Reasons To Attend: There was a time that The Rhythm Room was the place to hold album release parties, if you haven’t a clue why, check this lineup out on Thursday. The sound is always amazing and as you can find out below the lineup is crazy good.
Other Details: We are going on tour with our friends from the east coast, Death Valley Rally! Let’s party before we go?!

Death Valley Rally (shoegaze/noise pop)

Citrus Clouds (dream pop/ shoegaze) https://citrusclouds.bandcamp.com/

Sun System (shoegaze/psych)

The Lonesome Wilderness (desert psych)


When & Where: Thursday, November 2nd, 7:30pm at The Trunk Space
Reasons To Attend: Indie Pop geniuses anyone? This is where you’ll want to be if that question resonated strongly with you. Roar, Miss Moody, Flower Festival…Amazing.
Other Details: Band details below…

Miss Moodyhttps://missmoody.bandcamp.com/releases
Flower Festivalhttps://flowerfestival.bandcamp.com/

When & Where: Friday, November 3rd, 6pm at Wasted Grain, Scottsdale
Reasons To Attend: The Breaking Patter are releasing a new record at Wasted Grain this Friday and they’ve got a great roster and an unusual venue.
Other Details: The Breaking Pattern will be playing a full headline set November 03 2017 to celebrate the release of their new EP, “…and Suddenly Nothing Becomes Everything”.
The show will feature:
Dylan Gardner
Rival Coast

All ages – Bar with ID
Doors: 6p
Show: 7p

Tickets available online at http://xvsocial.brownpapertickets.com/See more

When & Where: Friday, November 3rd, 7pm at The Listening Room
Reasons To Attend: If you’re looking for a weirder Friday night that may change your perceptions, I high advise checking this out. Johnny Cook and I will be working together on some projects together soon and this series is part of why I want to work with him.
Other Details: Johnny Cook will expound upon musings which conjured a drawing/music project. Focused broadly on daily creative meditations using varying medium. Music accompany, D.S. Yancey.

When & Where: Friday, November 3rd, 7:30pm at The Rebel Lounge
Reasons To Attend: Yes, this Friday is a night of a million shows, and it’s been a minute since there’s been one like this. Put this one at the top of your list of shows with ridiculously great lineups. Four of my favorite bands in the decade I’ve been documenting this scene. You owe this to yourself.
Other Details: Welcome to Lumberjerk Records. We put out tapes and CDs for Arizona bands that we like. We would put out vinyl for all of them too if you gave us a million dollars, but we may be getting ahead of ourselves. Our first release is a compilation featuring new songs by some of our favorite AZ bands. If all goes well we can put out another one to include even more of our favorites that we forgot to ask. Pleasure to make your acquaintance.

Come to the launch party for Lumberjerk Records and the release show for Straight Outta Comp Vol. 1!

Celebration Guns
The Lonesome Wilderness

Friday, November 3rd at The Rebel Lounge
Doors open at 730pm
Show starts at 8pm

Advance tickets (JUST $5) available at Stinkweeds or online at: http://www.therebellounge.com/event/1576455-lumberjerk-records-launch-phoenix/

When & Where: Friday, November 3rd, 8pm at Rockbar
Reasons To Attend: If you want to catch some of the areas finest in Scottsdale, this stunner of a lineup is waiting for you. Japhy’s Descent, Fairy Bones and newcomers The Runner-Up. This should be great.
Other Details: Dudes, chicks, and all in between, it’s time to rock with our brothers, local legends Japhy’s Descent! Local favorites Fairy Bones, are opening up the night followed by The Runner-Up! So make sure you make it out to this night of absurdities, debaucheries, and overall questionable decisions of dance moves. See you there PEEEESH
21+ $8 @ door
8pm – Doors
9pm – Fairy Bones
10pm – The Runner-Up
11pm – Japhy’s Descent

When & Where: Friday, November 3rd, 8pm at PsychHaus
Reasons To Attend: PsychHause is cool and getting cooler with the release of The Psychedelephants long awaited sophomore release Amalgamation.  It wouldn’t be Friday, November 3rd without a fantastic lineup and this one is unbelievable. This is almost assuredly where I’m ending my Friday night.
Other Details: A year and a half in the making….The Psychedelephants are releasing our new album, “Amalgamation” at our very own headquarters/practice space/venue, PsychHaus with a few of our favorite local bands to join in. $10 at the door come with a brand new copy of the full length album Amalgamation
9: Terra Fractal
11: The Woodworks
12: The Psychedelephants
1: The Echo Bombs
This will be a night of lights and sounds you’l never forget!
Spread the word!

When & Where: Saturday, November 4th, 12pm at The Trunk Space
Reasons To Attend: Wow…Just wow is all I can say. This is the place to be to get your DIY kicks during the day Saturday and into the night. Just check out the lineup below and tune into the sounds of Phoenix’ future.
Other Details: Summer is over but the bummer is eternal!
Slope Records and CBRC celebrates another year by showcasing the diversity of the Phx underground at ENDLESS BUMMER FEST. This year will feature musical performances from some of the Valley’s best Punk, Indie, and Hip Hop artists! Erratic! Radio will also be there covering the action, recording bands, and interviewing attendees for a special episode that will go on the air! We will also be featuring visual and performance artists, as well as hosting great culinary artists serving their favorite dishes! So come taste the true flavors of PHX’s DIY scene at this year’s Endless Bummer!
The official set times are here! Get there early and stay late; catch all the bands!

The SAD STAGE (hope hall)

12:30 - Bad Times
1:30 - The Smiling Faces
2:30 - Sad Dance Party
7:00 - Sad Kid
8:30 - Jerusafunk
9:30 - The Linecutters
10:30 - Travis James & The Acrimonious Assembly Of Arsonists


3:30 - Aerico
4:30 - Kill Your TV
5:30 - Sunn Trio
6:30 - TOSO
7:30 - Man Hands
9:00 - HEX WAVE

The TEARSSPACE (main room)

1:00 - End Credits
2:00 - Lil Trip
3:00 - Joobs
4:00 - Sarah Amstutz
5:00 - Trash Mullet
6:00 - 30Spice Simply Damon
8:00 - Honey Danger and the I 10 Shooters
10:00 - The Doyénne

When & Where: Saturday, November 4th, 4pm at Yucca Tap Room
Reasons To Attend: Stowe, if you don’t know, has been something of a legend throughout the music scene beyond the last decade I’ve been writing about it. Stowe and Amani recently had a house fire and the music scene is coming together to get their family back on their feet. Check out the details below and if you can’t make it, there’s a Go Fund Me link below as well.
Other Details: Lineup: Japhy’s Descent, The Woodworks, C*ck Posse, Page the Village Idiot, Darwathustra, Corey Gloden, Marc Norman, DL Marble…and more TBA.
If you haven’t already heard, Stowe and Amani had a house fire. Everyone is OK, but the house is demolished. Stowe is being treated for some burns but baby boy and Amani are unharmed. Obviously, there are many things they will need, so let’s do what we do and get them all the help we can. We can use this event page to communicate and organize our efforts. We will also be hosting some raffles, clothing and food drives, and eventually asking for donations of furniture and housewares.
In the mean time if you have any assistance to offer or other ideas please contact Roni, Audria or Marc Norman. Invite your friends to the event please and send some good thoughts and love to our friends.

When & Where: Saturday, November 4th, 8pm at The Lunchbox
Reasons To Attend: Two chances to catch Strange Lot this weekend? Yes please! The Lunchbox continues it’s tradition over the last year of offering you some of the finest local and touring sounds around.
Other Details: LBX Presents:
A Giant Dog (Merge Records)
Strange Lot
UFO Dictators
$8 Cover/All Ages

When & Where: Saturday, November 4th, 8pm at Pho Cao
Reasons To Attend: Mill’s End has a new single and they’re throwing a party to celebrate at Pho Cao this Saturday, check it out and get in on the fun. I hope this means a new record is in the works!
Other Details: Mill’s End, Dave Vitagliano and Jonathan Thomas and the Little Room Band LIVE at Pho Cao

When & Where: Saturday, November 4th, 8pm at Unexpected.
Reasons To Attend: This event is crazy. Also, it’s a bit difficult to figure out and what exactly the lineup is, but from what I’ve seen it’s out of this world. Click HERE for the facebook event and you can search through the discussion for set times.
Other Details: Get your dance on. We’re going to a festival -7.yo-
Let’s put PHX on the map, represent the top-notch arts and culture scene we have out here and blow folks away with music for days. This one is for those who rise up from the ashes like a Phoenix, the furry mamas and papas, the downtown goddesses who got fashion in their back pocket, the brothers with a sick rhyme scheme, the techno family spreading love one rave at a time, the hippie homies who understand la medicina, the bass block rockers, the grunge lovers, the candy kids and the real ones.

The ☾ beaver moon ☽ was an homage to the beaver, the independent spirit and architect of nature, who indigenous tribes all viewed as a role model for a powerful existence. Its pelt is one of the most prized pieces of fur, containing highly saught-after oils and being waterproof. This moon was considered the last chance to obtain its fur through trapping, before the beaver and its family would hibernate for the winter. Symbolically, this moon represents a “last chance” to step foot on a life path that will lead you to wellness, prosperity and connectedness for the next year to come. We’ll get you loosened up with Vinyasa flow yoga while la luna comes out, turn your groove on with soulful selections, then turn up the dance and slap ya in the face with bass ♥

¡¡¡¡¡ LINE UP drops 10/16!!!!!

~Full Moon Dress Code~ is as follows: intentionally chosen clothing reflecting the magic and majesty of the moon. – levana

~ $15 at door, 18+ event, please have ID’s present, come vibe. Illegal substance usage *not permitted on property,* no alcohol on property, will check for weapons and do a pat down. No smoking inside.

The Four Full Moon Principles

1. Radical Inclusion
2. Be Your Highest Self
3. Don’t Be A Dick
4. Respect Others, The Property and The Earth.