What’s Going Ahhhn…

So many things conspired against my health last week that I’m not sure when I’ll get to the next show, but that shouldn’t stop anyone else from abandoning all reason and getting some proper Season’s beatings. This is your map leading up to the day of days, when there may or may not be a show, but if I find one or two for Monday, I’ll let you know. I swear I heard about something fun happening Christmas evening. Let’s check it out, though there are gaps throughout the week that I’ll work to fill.

When & Where: Tuesday, December 19th, 8pm at The Rogue Bar
Reasons to Attend: If you attended this years Sidepony Festival in Bisbee, chances are you are only just now recovering. Well, here’s the official after party with a killer lineup to bring you back to those days last month when you lost your mind in a border town for a fantastic weekend of tunes and triumph.
Other Details: It’s the Official Sidepony Afterparty! featuring musical performances by
SCARY GRANT
ROETHKE
HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT
DWARF

If you didn’t get a change to stop by HQ during the festival, fear not! Band bags and Sidepony merch will be available for those who missed them.
Be sure to say hi to special guests Fervor Records and learn more about upcoming events we’re collaborating on!
There have also been rumors of a bake sale.

When & Where: Tuesday, December 19th, 8pm at The Rebel Lounge
Reasons to Attend: I have a feeling this is going to be an amazing evening. Ghost Cat Attack will be featuring i.am.hologram on guitar, so you know that’s going to get weird, Ghost in the Willow just put out a killer record, Fat Gray Cat will rock the house and complete the triad of related names and Brian Damage and the Memories will put the icing on the cake!
Other DetailsAdvance tickets are just $5 at Stinkweeds or online at:http://ticketf.ly/2k57HIV

Brian Damage and the Memories
Ghost Cat Attack
Fat Gray Cat
Ghost In The Willow

December 19th at The Rebel Lounge
Doors at 730pm / show at 8pm
21+

When & Where: Tuesday, December 19th, 9pm at The Lost Leaf
Reasons to Attend: House of Stairs and Alassane at The Lost Leaf? That’s an amazing one two punch of some of the most inspiring music in the valley in one of the most intimate venues in town. This will be great for cleansing your mind space.
Other DetailsTonight’s Featured Acts:

House Of Stairs
w/ Holly Pyle, Garrison Jones, Stephen Avalos and Shea Marshall
Psych Soul
Phoenix, Az
https://www.facebook.com/HouseofstairsMusic/
www.houseofstairsmusic.com

Alassane
https://alassane.bandcamp.com/

When & Where: Thursday, December 21st, 9pm at Yucca Tap Room
Reasons to Attend: If you’re feeling adventurous on the Solstice, you may want to stop in at Yucca Tap Room for some treats beyond reason. If you haven’t heard Aerico’s records from this year, you need to get on that. You should also check out General Anxiety’s debut EP, and luckily the folks putting on the show gave links to all of that which you can find below!
Other Details: Band details below…
Draem Taem:

https://soundcloud.com/draemtaem

Aerico:
https://aerico.bandcamp.com/

General Anxiety:
https://soundcloud.com/generalanxiety666/sets/self-harm-ep

Bert featuring the feeler of beats, Dadadoh
https://soundcloud.com/b_flatz/sets/bubble-gum

21+ FREE SHOW
Doors at 8

When & Where: Thursday, December 21st, 7pm at Rips
Reasons to Attend: The Solstice hosts some weird shows this year and really should it be any other way? This one is at Rip’s Fine Ale and Cocktails and includes Hex Wave and Man Hands as well as a variety show. Details are below, and I can only vouch for the brilliance of the musical acts.
Other DetailsJoin us for a night of darkness and debauchery.

Music from:
HEX WAVE (((blackened deathrock)))
&
Man Hands (((hard-hitting noise)))

Jett Pirouette‘s VOLATILE VARIETY SHOW Featuring:

Jett- Aerial/Fire eating? Glass walking
Sadie Sunday- Burlesque + Live music duo
Lydia Wilts – Clowning
Janel Helms- Guitarist/Vocalist
Volgarr Valkkynen Fire Contact Staff
Little J Sinclair Burlesque/staple gun bloodfest :D
Stephen Shaffer- Partner acrobatics & more w/ Tea Spün
Steven Clipson- Partner Juggling
Alex DeGar Juggling, balancing, and more!
Qoph Ishere Vocalist

DJ set from:
Mutiny Phoenix (((Darkwave & Goth tunes)))

THIS SHOW IS FREE.

When & Where: Friday, December 22nd, 8pm at Rip’s
Reasons to Attend: There will be a lot of local talent playing Christmas tunage at Rips’ on Friday. I’m not sure how all of this is going to play out in the end, but if you’re in the spirit of the season, you may want to stop in at Rip’s on Friday night.
Other DetailsNilla Presents “Presents”

Local Musicians Christmas Party featuring:
Hacksaw and the Woodchips, Tommy and Amanda, The UkeBilly Gypsies, The Caligans (w/Niki), The Darts, The Grass Fed Giants, Rattlebag, Whiskey Kiss, Molly Moonstone, Tyler Grisham, bacpac and the Holy Trinity, Jamie Waldron Trio, The Surfside IV, Belfry Bats , The Shake Em’ Ups

Proceeds to Arizonans for Children

Madame Bombshell Vintage Calendar Release!

Multiple bands playing your favorite Chrsitmas Songs
Hacksaw and the Woodchips, Tommy and Amanda, The UkeBilly Gypsies, The Caligans (w/Niki), The Darts, The Grass Fed Giants, Rattlebag, Whiskey Kiss, Molly Moonstone, Tyler Grisham, bacpac and the Holy Trinity, Jamie Waldron Trio, The Surfside IV, Belfry Bats , The Shake Em’ Ups

Drink Specials, Christmas Cookie Baking Contest, Hors d’oeuvre Creation Contest, Raffle, and much more!

Dress to impress, think 60′s SWanky Christmas Party!

When & Where: Friday, December 22nd, 8pm at The Rebel Lounge!
Reasons to Attend: Post Hoc recently released their debut record and it’s pretty great, you can check out my thoughts on it HERE. FutureSpeak is headlining and all in all I don’t think you’ll be able to beat the vibe of this show.
Other DetailsAdvance tickets are just $5 at the link: http://ticketf.ly/2AJhBHSFutureSpeak

FutureSpeak
Post Hoc
The Deadbeat Cousins
Plants After Dark
Doors open at 7pm
Show starts at 8pm
All ages!

When & Where: Saturday, December 23rd, 6pm at The Van Buren
Reasons to Attend: I was supremely confused that this would be a third annual anything at a club that just opened, then I realize this was Jared & The Mill’s 3rd Annual Holiday Extravaganza which is always amazing regardless of where it’s held. This year will be no different and the lineup is insanely good.
Other DetailsThe 3rd annual Holiday Extravaganza brought to you by Bravo – Tip or Payin benefit of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

The Third Annual Holiday Extravaganza is near! And you don’t want to miss this musical gathering of holiday debauchery and cheer! Taking place this December 23rd at The Van Buren, dammit! In the heart of downtown Phoenix – the best fuckin city on the planet! No matter your creed, religion, superstitions, or lack thereof, at the third annual holiday extravaganza ALL pagans, pious, profane and pure are welcome to come! Let us celebrate the good times! 12/23/2017

with very special guests decker., Tow’rs, Harrison Fjord, Tony Martinez Music, Jerusafunk, X-mas Carolers, Jazz Trio and many other holiday surprises

When & Where: Saturday, December 23rd, 7pm at Valley Bar
Reasons to Attend: Matty Steinkamp is working on a new documentary call “You Racist, Sexist Bigot” and it’s going to be his best film to date. This is a benefit for that film featuring poetry, live art, music by The Stakes and much more. This is going to be a magical evening toward some amazing work being done in our community!
Other DetailsRHYMES WITH EQUALITY
A Community Benefit for the Documentary
“You Racist, Sexist Bigot.”
Doors + Music // 7pm
$10 // 21+

Hosted By: Melissa Dunmore
Featuring: The Stakes (‘Prophecy’ Video Premier!)
Yovani Flores + Rashaad Thomas + YOUNG POETS from School of HipHop PHX

About YRSB:
FEATURING FIRST-VOICE STORIES OF DISCRIMINATION AND HOPE, ‘YOU RACIST, SEXIST, BIGOT’ WAS CONCEIVED AND FILMED IN ARIZONA BUT TELLS TRULY – AND SADLY – AMERICAN STORIES. FROM THE STORY OF A YOUNG BLACK MALE RAISED IN FERGUSON, MO, TO THE ACCOUNT OF AN UNDOCUMENTED TRANSGENDER WOMAN LIVING AND WORKING IN A STATE WHERE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS IS MORE THAN JUST A HEADLINE, EACH WRITER SHARES AN INTIMATE, POWERFUL MESSAGE OF THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE BIGOTRY THEY FACE DAILY. WITH AN ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK WHICH SPEAKS OF LOVE, JUSTICE, AND THE NEED FOR FAMILY AND COMMUNITY, ‘YOU RACIST, SEXIST, BIGOT’ FOLLOWS THE STRUGGLES THAT OCCUR EVERY DAY NOT JUST IN ARIZONA BUT IN NEIGHBORHOODS AND CITIES ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.

When & Where: Saturday, December 23rd, 8pm at The Rogue Bar
Reasons to Attend: I had heard tell that Scarlet 13 and DWARF would be playing a Rogue show this weekend. It took me an hour to find the flyer. I have a feeling this show will be absolutely unhinged. If you need to strip your gears and get some angst out, check into the Rogue to get your fix.
Other Details: AWG + The Disconnect EP Release show for “Jesus Fix Your Wig” with Holidaze|Scarlet 13|Dwarf $5 door 21+ this is unlike antithetical show you’ve seen. We’ll play the EP as recorded start to finish. Give aways plus prizes to those with best xmas costumes!! It’s going to be a sick ass party!!! #jesusfixyourwig #azmusic#eprelease #epreleaseparty #rocknroll

When & WhereSaturday, December 23rd, 7pm at Shady Park
Reasons to Attend: Ugly Sweater Party with some jamming bands in the mix at an awesome outdoor venue? Shady Park is your ticket. Something Like Seduction and Mind Upside never disappoint and I’m certain they keep good company.
Other DetailsSomething Like Seduction, Mind Upside, Good Rust, 76th Street
21+ // $10 // Doors at 7:00 pm
Join us for Shady Park’s second annual Ugly Sweater party hosted by Something Like Seduction, featuring Mind Upside, Good Rust, and 76th Street!

When & WhereSaturday, December 23rd, 8pm at
Reasons to Attend: Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good take over their home base for the last night Santa can get his drink on, before getting down to business. I have not yet heard if Mr. Claus will actually be there, but at this time of year it’s a good possibility. Beware of impostors.
Other DetailsWith Christmas around the corner, Santa only has ONE Last night to get his Drink on, so join Rockbar inc. with some GREAT Drinks and the awesome JAMS of

–––––– Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good –––––
Jay Allan, Jayson Johnson, Geoff Jouas
Brenden McBride, Gail Lichtenstein & Cassidy Hilgers
with Renegade Audio’s
DJ Michael Hagen OnThePatio!
8pm Doors • $5 cover • 21+
ViP Tables TEXT 480-331-9190

 

 

 

 

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