Shows Around Town Archive

  • 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...

    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...

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  • Going old school on this one. No commentary. No spoon feeding. Just flyers and shows. The best flyers, the best shows and maybe some that are neither, but these are the infographic tales of where you should seek aural solace for the week. THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 This is kind of a flyer. It’s at the Rogue Bar in case you were wondering. FRIDAY, May 19th, 2017 SATURDAY, May 20th, 2017 SUNDAY, May 21st, 2017

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Going old school on this one. No commentary. No spoon feeding. Just flyers and shows. The best flyers, the best shows and maybe some that are neither, but these are the infographic tales of where you should seek aural solace for the week. THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 This is kind of a flyer. It’s at the Rogue Bar in case you were wondering. FRIDAY, May 19th, 2017 SATURDAY, May 20th, 2017 SUNDAY, May 21st, 2017

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  • Getting this out early this week, because I have a ridiculous amount of writing and amazing projects to work on over the next few days. As always, I will most assuredly add more shows as I know about them, but this runs straight into next Monday as it is, so there is no lack of live, local entertainment to be had. I drive most of this from facebook events, but sometimes it seems to mess about with what I’ve put down as going or interested. There may be a major show or two missing below, but they’ll be added. It’s...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Getting this out early this week, because I have a ridiculous amount of writing and amazing projects to work on over the next few days. As always, I will most assuredly add more shows as I know about them, but this runs straight into next Monday as it is, so there is no lack of live, local entertainment to be had. I drive most of this from facebook events, but sometimes it seems to mess about with what I’ve put down as going or interested. There may be a major show or two missing below, but they’ll be added. It’s...

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  • What’s going on? Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick, Stuart, what’s not going on?!?!? This week is jam packed with amazing music every where, every night from here to well into next week. We even have a holiday of sorts on Friday to make the music drunker and more enticing. Plus, it’s May, the last moments to stand in the sun without feeling like you might die–though I know some of you are already there. Either way, it’s fine with me, because this week rocks! When & Where: Wednesday, May 3rd, 7:30pm at The Rebel Lounge Reasons To Attend: Ummm…this...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    What’s going on? Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick, Stuart, what’s not going on?!?!? This week is jam packed with amazing music every where, every night from here to well into next week. We even have a holiday of sorts on Friday to make the music drunker and more enticing. Plus, it’s May, the last moments to stand in the sun without feeling like you might die–though I know some of you are already there. Either way, it’s fine with me, because this week rocks! When & Where: Wednesday, May 3rd, 7:30pm at The Rebel Lounge Reasons To Attend: Ummm…this...

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  • How hard is it to make a flyer? Or some customized image for the event you’re playing, or the poster the venue made for you that looks nice and tight and has all the details on it? I mean, I watch people make this kind of thing in five minutes, maybe ten if they’re picky about the font or the background image. I mean, if you don’t want some striking visual to yank peoples attention, I get it, keeping it all on the low down. Anyway enough of that, here’s the lineup for the shows that look awesome and have...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    How hard is it to make a flyer? Or some customized image for the event you’re playing, or the poster the venue made for you that looks nice and tight and has all the details on it? I mean, I watch people make this kind of thing in five minutes, maybe ten if they’re picky about the font or the background image. I mean, if you don’t want some striking visual to yank peoples attention, I get it, keeping it all on the low down. Anyway enough of that, here’s the lineup for the shows that look awesome and have...

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  • It blows my mind that I’ve known The Cherry Bluestorms since the International Pop Overthrow Festival of 2013. I’ve stayed in touch ever since the first time I saw them at the Sail Inn and reviewed their full length record Bad Penny Opera when they returned to Tempe for a set at Long Wong’s during Fairy Bones FBOM at Long Wong’s. How is that for a ton of local music scene history and oft-forgotten lore? They are currently working on completing their third album, which I am eagerly anticipating, because their classicist sense of psychedelic pop and rock drawn from...

    The Cherry Bluestorms are Back!

    It blows my mind that I’ve known The Cherry Bluestorms since the International Pop Overthrow Festival of 2013. I’ve stayed in touch ever since the first time I saw them at the Sail Inn and reviewed their full length record Bad Penny Opera when they returned to Tempe for a set at Long Wong’s during Fairy Bones FBOM at Long Wong’s. How is that for a ton of local music scene history and oft-forgotten lore? They are currently working on completing their third album, which I am eagerly anticipating, because their classicist sense of psychedelic pop and rock drawn from...

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  • This is another week where folks will be heading out of town for exciting destination like Coachella weekend two, camping up North, or the Miami Loco Festival (see below), but here on the homefront things will be kicking real cool too. There are a bunch of record releases this week, a celebration of some holiday called simply “420″ and Record Store Day on Saturday. If you’re staying in town, it’s gonna’ be a real good time… When & Where: Wednesday, April 19th, 7pm at The Trunk Space Reasons To Attend: Andy Warpigs is releasing a new single and he’s inviting...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    This is another week where folks will be heading out of town for exciting destination like Coachella weekend two, camping up North, or the Miami Loco Festival (see below), but here on the homefront things will be kicking real cool too. There are a bunch of record releases this week, a celebration of some holiday called simply “420″ and Record Store Day on Saturday. If you’re staying in town, it’s gonna’ be a real good time… When & Where: Wednesday, April 19th, 7pm at The Trunk Space Reasons To Attend: Andy Warpigs is releasing a new single and he’s inviting...

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  • This week is a strange one for many reasons. There weren’t a lot of shows early in the week, otherwise I would have gotten this out earlier. That said, a lot of people are going to Coachella, including a lot of local musicians I know, then there is a local rockstar wedding that’s taking place in Bisbee which further diverts the crowd and the musicians away from town. Incidentally, it will also be diverting me. That said, the shows that are happening are truly explosive and no less than five record release show, four of which are on Friday. Now...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    This week is a strange one for many reasons. There weren’t a lot of shows early in the week, otherwise I would have gotten this out earlier. That said, a lot of people are going to Coachella, including a lot of local musicians I know, then there is a local rockstar wedding that’s taking place in Bisbee which further diverts the crowd and the musicians away from town. Incidentally, it will also be diverting me. That said, the shows that are happening are truly explosive and no less than five record release show, four of which are on Friday. Now...

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  • It’s difficult to say if the choices are just as difficult on both Friday and Saturday. For once, both prime weekend nights are jam packed at equal volume. It’s a great weekend and some of this towns biggest names are showing up all over the roster, as well as a lot of my favorites. I may resort to multi show hopping depending on the vibe in the air, but I’ll probably pick one can’t miss show for each night and stay put. What will you choose? Check it out below, it all starts Thurday night at Shady Park and goes...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    It’s difficult to say if the choices are just as difficult on both Friday and Saturday. For once, both prime weekend nights are jam packed at equal volume. It’s a great weekend and some of this towns biggest names are showing up all over the roster, as well as a lot of my favorites. I may resort to multi show hopping depending on the vibe in the air, but I’ll probably pick one can’t miss show for each night and stay put. What will you choose? Check it out below, it all starts Thurday night at Shady Park and goes...

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  • Wow what a week! And it’s not all slammed into Friday night this round, though that’s a typical mess of difficult choices. Three shows on Tuesday, a few on Wednesday, a ton on Thursday (some not represented below for lack of a flyer)–there’s a reason I’m getting this out early this week. Actually the reason is that I’m going non-local tomorrow to catch WIRE for the first time in twenty years and then Wednesday I’ll be glued to Rebel Lounge so really this is my only night to write. Either way, this week is amazing and right in line with...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Wow what a week! And it’s not all slammed into Friday night this round, though that’s a typical mess of difficult choices. Three shows on Tuesday, a few on Wednesday, a ton on Thursday (some not represented below for lack of a flyer)–there’s a reason I’m getting this out early this week. Actually the reason is that I’m going non-local tomorrow to catch WIRE for the first time in twenty years and then Wednesday I’ll be glued to Rebel Lounge so really this is my only night to write. Either way, this week is amazing and right in line with...

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