What’s Going Ahhhn…

What’s going on? A whole ton of great shows slammed into two nights is what. It’s been kind of a quiet start to the New Year, but Friday and Saturday night are absolutely explosive. In a sea of DJ nights everywhere, this is a weekend to explore some live local music. Seriously, just scroll below and check this shit out!

When & Where: Friday, January 19th, 7pm at The Trunk Space
Reasons to Attend: Ya had me at Playboy Manbaby and Nanami Ozone…all the bands here are killer. Welcome our new friends from Oakland and get some GREAT music into your life.
Other Details: Hey! We’ve got a bunch of things to be excited about.
We’ve got some buds from Phoenix and some from Oakland
We’re finally releasing “Don’t Let It Be” on vinyl!
We’re playing a bunch of brand new songs (and a buncha old)
Let’s celebrate?
$8 ADV here= http://bit.ly/2lKFJj0
$10 DOS

Playboy Manbaby
Nanami Ozone
Pity Party (Oakland)
Sad Kid
Grumpster (Oakland)
Sad Dance Party

When & Where: Friday, January 19th, 7pm at The Rebel Lounge
Reasons to Attend: I need to check out Teenage Wrist, but the local openers couldn’t be better. Broken Girls From Affluent Backgrounds and Saddles are both amazing, so it’s a hell of a way to kick off for the headliners.
Other DetailsPsyko Steve presents…
Teenage Wrist
with special guests
Broken Girls From Affluent Backgrounds
Doors open at 7pm / show starts at 8pm
All ages!
Advance tickets available at Stinkweeds or online at: https://www.therebellounge.com/event/1594831

When & Where: Friday, January 19th, 7pm at Crescent Ballroom
Reasons to Attend: Mouse Powell is dropping a new record and this is his party! He’s lined up a genre crossing lineup of perfection for this party. I have a feeling people will be talking about this show for the rest of the year.
wsg/ Bear GhostHollowpoint VigilsThe Sound Bombers
$10 Advance // $12 Day of Sale
Phoenix’s own Mouse Powell creates multi genre music with a focus on maintaining a Hip Hop aesthetic. His unique flavor of soulful music primarily draws from personal experiences… Join us as we celebrate the release of his new record ‘FIRST LOVE’!

When & Where: Friday, January 19th, 10pm at The Lost Leaf
Reasons to Attend: A late show with Freaks of Nature and Scorpion vs. Tarnatula?!?!? I’ll see how early I get out of where ever I’m at with this option in mind. Seriously though, this will be absolutely insane in the confines of The Lost Leaf.
Other Details: Come get whipped into submission by the indomitable SCORPION vs TARANTULA and the most horrible FREAKS of NATURE. FREE.

When & Where: Friday, January 19th, 8pm at Pho Cao
Reasons to Attend: Here’s a classically amazing lineup at Pho Cao. Dan Tripp, Japhy’s Descent, Sara Robinson Band and The Woodworks…get there early, enjoy the amazing food, maybe have some of that stunning Vietnamese coffee and stay for the fantastic lineup all night long.
Other Details: Pho Cao presents
Dan Tripp at 8pm
Japhy’s Descent at 9pm
Sara Robinson Band at 10pm
The Woodworks at 11pm

When & Where: Friday, January 19th, 8pm at Rockbar Inc.
Reasons to Attend: I don’t know a damn thing about Zolopht other than that they have a cleverly spelled name, but with Pride Through Strife, Mob vs. Ballot Box and Haley Green backing them, this has to be a stellar evening to be had.
Other Details: We’re coming back to Rockbar and we’re in good company! Doors 8pm.

Pride Through Strife -

​​Pride Through Strife is more than a band name; It is a way of life. Respecting your struggles and allowing yourself the reward of feeling pride after making it through a tough life situation. From failing relationships to revolutionary political tones and everything in between; PTS is dedicated to supplying positive messages through music. Reminding their fans that we are all one and can live life alongside one another without disrespect or prejudice. “Stay Up”.

- Zolopht -
Established in 2009, Zolopht has become a premier act in the Colorado music scene. Loosely described as psychedelic reggae-rock, Zolopht has an entirely unique sound that is as catchy as it is progressive. Lovingly crafted music and rigorous touring has provided the band diehard fans around the country and beyond. Zolopht has shared the stage with artists such as: The Wailers, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Dirty Heads, Jeff Coffin, Sam Bush, and Eric Krasno. With two full-length studio efforts (pH-Balanced/Flexor*) under their belt and a third on the way, Zolopht has gained an unstoppable

mob vs. ballot box -


-Haley Green-


When & Where: Saturday, January 20th, 7pm at Crescent Ballroom
Reasons to Attend: Perfect Saturday night lineup? Right here at Crescent Ballroom. This is THE party of the weekend. You can read my thoughts on Oasis Unknown the new record by The Sink or Swim right HERE. They will be joined by some of my absolute favorites including Wyves, Sunset Voodoo, Jane N The Jungle and newcomers Adero. Check it out, party hard, enjoy the tunes and buy some merch.
Other Details: THE SINK OR SWIM ‘Oasis Unknown’ RELEASE PARTY at Crescent Ballroom
w/ special guests
Sunset Voodoo
Jane N The Jungle
Pick up the new EP the day of its release! ALL NEW merchandise such as CDs, Vinyl, Shirts, Posters and more!

When & Where: Saturday, January 20th, 8pm at Rockbar
Reasons to Attend: Both Pistoleros and Sara Robinson Band are riding high on last years record releases and if you missed SRB on Friday at Pho Cao, you can make up for that Saturday, just up the road. This should be pretty amazing.
Other Details: Pre-sale tickets now available.
Thanks. See you at the show!

When & Where: Saturday, January 20th, 8pm at The Rhythm Room
Reasons to Attend: If you’ve never seen The Sugar Thieves at The Rhythm Room you should probably see The Sugar Thieves at The Rhythm Room. It’s their room…their home territory and they make the walls shake with their soul. Las Chollas Peligrosas opening for them is amazing as well. This will be an amazing night.
Other Details: SUGAR THIEVES at The Rhythm Room

Las Chollas Peligrosas will be performing from 8:30 – 9:30
“Las Chollas Peligrosas is an all female, Latin inspired musical folklore act. They are a real treat so don’t miss!

The Sugar Thieves will be performing 9:30 – 12:30
The Sugar Thieves have a sultry blues roots foundation, and powerhouse delta sound that will take you back in time. They also come equipped with a fresh new style, high-energy showmanship, and an original song list that brings music enthusiasts, of any age, to their feet to shake that meat!

When & Where: Saturday, January 20th, 7pm at The Trunk Space
Reasons to Attend: I am recommending this show because I truly hope that Aaron Ponzo from The Expos is literally going to stand in front of the audience and deliver a good twenty minutes to a half an hour of soda reviews. I want as much talk about LaCroix and off brand sodas as possible. Amazing. Also, I don’t know what tape-delayed folk is, but I’m interested.
Other Details: Rancorous Philly country-punks head West!
On The Water
Warbly, “strange-folk” from Philadelphia


Aaron Ponzo’s Soda Review
Expos frontperson gets intimate

Mouse Dog Bird
Tape-delayed folk

613 Floods

$6 at the door
7:30 doors
8:00 show

When & Where: Saturday, January 20th, 7pm at
Reasons to Attend: I was originally going to be the Guest DJ for this evening, but Anthony hasn’t sent me a damn thing to work with, despite my requests any time we’ve discussed it. I love him like a brother, but I haven’t done a DJ bit in twenty years and that can keep going on longer. Nevertheless, this will be a monthly series featuring The Redemptions or curated by them or Anthony, I don’t know how any of this works, really.
Other Details: Your Monthly Rock’n'Roll Redemption, a swingin’ new dance party to put the hip shakin’ sex stuff back into Rock’n'Roll!
This month’s theme: New Year’s Eve Do Over
All the lame fun of new years but fashionably late! Come on out dressed in your best and dance away the last year of regret!

Hosted by the Redemptions

9:00 the PychoTropics
10:00 the Redemptions
11:00 Kingsborough

6.00 dollar cover
5.00 if you dress formal