This is where I tell you what music to check out in town, where, and when. If you don’t find one of the following bands entertaining, stop reading my blog. I’m serious. You’re not up to date on what’s going on with music, that means we’re not compatible. There is plenty of has-been-butt-rock music to be heard in this town, go see one of them. Also – if you’re going to bitch about paying covers we can’t be friends. $5 is less than a decent latte, and you can’t even buy a hot movie ticket for $10 these days. So stop complaining about not having anything to do. Go support musicians making art, and feel good about that instead of supporting that homogenized, corporate, lowest common denominator garbage on the top 40 radio stations.
Electric Six puts on a very fun show, but you definitely want to catch Yip Deceiver
Electric Six, Yip Deceiver, Brett
Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ | 21+ $14.00 – $16.00 | Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00
The show I’m looking forward to the most this week.
Blackbird Blackbird, Papa, Roar, Avidd
Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ | 16+ $12.00 – $14.00 | Doors: 7:00 PM / Show 8:00
Rock on Wednesday with Spirit Animal and Japhy’s Descent
Spirit Animal and Japhy’s Descent
Last Exit Live Phoenix, AZ June 18th| 21+ $5 – $7 | Doors: 7:30 PM / Show 8
An night of melodic, ambient, and electronic bliss. I recommend the entire line up.
Lymbyc Systym, A Cloud for Climbing and There is Danger
Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ | 21 + | $8.00 – $10.00 | Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00
Rubber Brother 1 Year Fest
If you’ve missed all the new bands cutting teeth around town, now is your chance to see a good number of them. Rubber Brother Records is celebrating it’s one year anniversary with a mix of new and familiar bands. At the ridiculously low $8 pass, you’d be a big dummy for not going.
Parliament, Tempe |Festival Passes $8 ADVANCE PASS for all 4 shows (Comes w/ 2 Limited Pins & 20 Song RBR Digital Mixtape // ONLY 100 AVAILABLE) $10 at the door. All Ages 6PM-11:30PM
Instructions / Nova Joven / Human Behavior / Huckleberry
Treasure Mammal / Playboy Manbaby / Petty Things / Snake! Snake! Snakes! / Leonardo Di Capricorn / Doll Skin
Thin Bloods / Boss Frog / Pro Teens / Wavelengths / Bacchus & The Demonsluts
Wolvves / Mickey & The Mountains / Echo Bombs / Red Tank / Captain Samurai
If poetry to music is your thing, catch Sage Francis
Sage Francis & B. Dolan, Sleep
Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ | 16+ $18.00 – $20.00 | Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:30
A bunch of local bands that people like, at the last TMI show at the Sail Inn as it stands in Tempe, will probably result in a packed house and a good time with friends.
Mergence, Carlos Arzante & The Kind Souls, The Prowling Kind, Ghetto Cowgirl, Catfish Mustache, Tongue N Groove
The Sail Inn Tempe | 21+ | Door 7pm
Jessica Lea Mayfield is a beautiful singer-songwriter with edge. Check out her latest album Make my Head Sing
Jessica Lea Mayfield, Isreal Nash
Pub Rock Scottsdale, AZ | 21 + $12.00 – $14.00 | Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00