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  • Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

    sans pagaie

    3 Piece Funk Jazz Hip Hop from Phoenix. FREE show.

  • Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

    The Airborne Toxic Event

    Airborne Toxic Event is out on the road in support of its third studio album, "Such Hot Blood." With The Valley Below.

  • Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

    Jungle

    There is no blueprint to Jungle’s irresistible, life-enhancing, report-to-the-dancefloor sound but there are many ingredients. It’s P-Funk and ‘Grand Theft Auto’, it’s Curtis Mayfield and ‘Tron’, it’s the Beach Boys and Joy Division and Marvin Gaye and Can, all cut up and refracted in a London neighbourhood where anything can happen.

    Beaty Heart are a music and video arts group from London. They juxtapose their musical and cultural influences from popular music across the globe into their work, weaving an array of samples, instrumentation, and percussion to create a sound that is otherworldly and distinctive, yet familiar at the same time.

    This show is 16+ Tickets available at Stinkweeds.

  • Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

    SKELETONWITCH

    SKELETONWITCH with GHOUL, BLACK ANVIL, and GATECREEPER

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve Presents.

  • Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

    Teach Me Equals / Brain Child / Mercury MINES

    Formed in 2011, Teach Me Equals began and remains a showcase of an intense collaboration between its two members, New Jersey native Greg Bortnichak (cello, sequencing, guitar, vocals) and Floridian Erin Murphy (guitar, violin, keyboard, vocals). Informed and educated equally by the DIY/Lo-Fi scene – Bikini Kill, Unwound, Eric’s Trip, the Microphones – and classical composers and jazz musicians, Teach Me Equals blend the minimalism of punk and modern composition with the epic expressions of Wagner and Coltrane.

    Joined by locals... Brain Child, Mercury MINES. All ages. So sad to report that Vern (RedRumsey) had his car broken into a few days ago and gear stolen. As a result, he's had to cancel the rest of this tour, but he's rescheduled to play The Trunk Space in March.

  • Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

    Marc Ford

    If you know Marc Ford’s back story in full, you know it’s about a multi-faceted reputation forged on the frontline as the fabled lead guitarist with the Black Crowes; at the helm of his own bands, and as a vital component of key records and/or tours by acts from Govt. Mule to Izzy Stradlin, from Booker T to Ben Harper; and as the producer of roots-rocker Ryan Bingham and many more. Now, Ford is releasing a new solo album Holy Ghost. The album has plenty of space for Ford to demonstrate that his guitar sorcery is as powerful as ever, but it’s also the best songwriting of his career.

    With Elijah Ford Music. This show is 21+

  • Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

    Tribal Theory

    With Kindread, Kumagai of Mob vs Ballot Box. 21+

  • PROBLEM THE 354 TOUR with special guest bad lucc! @ Joe's Grotto Sep. 22
  • FREQUIS! with BLOOMFIELD, CRIMSON HOUR, BEAR GHOST, WHISKEY TANGO, NOTE TO SELF! @ Joe's Grotto Sep. 22
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  • Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

    Crosby, Stills, and Nash

    SOLD OUT!!!

  • Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

    Summer Ends Music Festival (Day 3)

    w/ Foster the People, Fitz and Tantrums, Violent Femmes. On sale now!

  • Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

    Summer Ends Music Festival (Day 2)

    w/ The Replacements, Decendants, Taking Back Sunday, Luscious Jackson, and more. On sale now!

  • Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

    Summer Ends Music Festival Day 1

    w/ Capital Cities, Lindsey Stirling, O.A.R., Andrew McMahon, and more. On sale now!

  • Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

    The Black Keys

    w/ Jake Bugg! On sale now!

  • Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

    Il Sogno Del Marinaio (w/ Mike Watt)

    Avant-garde punk legend and former Minutemen bassist Mike Watt will hit the road this summer with his latest project, Il Sogno Del Marinaio (translated as “The Sailor’s Dream”), a collaboration with Italian musicians Stefano Pilia and Andrea Belfi. The tour comes in support of the band’s new record, Canto Secondo, out August 26 via Watt’s own Clenchedwrench. On sale 5/23.

  • Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

    New Pornographers

    w/ THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART!!! On sale now!

  • Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014

    Belle & Sebastian

    B&S's 1st ever visit to AZ!!! On sale now

  • Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

    Odesza [sold out]

    This show is sold out.

    "ODESZA fits firmly in the goopy electro-camp of acts like Purity Ring and Chvrches, where ebullient production floats on a stormy, synthy sea, where bright notes reflect even brighter off the water" -The FADER

    With AMBASSADEURS, JARED ALAN. This show is 16+

  • Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

    The Gaslight Anthem

    w/ Against Me!, TwoPointEight.

  • Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014

    Zammuto (ex-The Books)

    Sprouting from the same mind that created the Books - one of the most acclaimed and innovative groups of the past decade - Zammuto marks a deep reinvention of the highly detailed, genre-defying spirit that made seminal albums such as The Lemon of Pink and The Way Out possible. Given the Books' success as an experimental collage-pop project, founder and namesake Nick Zammuto could have comfortably extended that thread. Instead he has given us a record that is progressive and forward-looking, intense and driven, with hugely varied rhythms and melodies. The whispered, folksy vocals that became a trademark of the Books are for the most part shed in favor of an uncharacteristically confident, soaring delivery, often fueled by a wide array of vocal effects. The result is a man-machine sensitivity that ultimately enhances the songs' emotional intensity. With dense and beautiful string arrangements by Gene Back (the Books) and brain-warping drum performances by Sean Dixon, the radical and varied sound of Zammuto leaps out of speakers with a searing directness.

    With Yus/ This show is 21+ Tickets at STINKWEEDS.

  • Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

    Arctic Monkeys

    On sale now!

  • Monday, Oct. 06, 2014

    ANBERLIN Final Tour

    The Final Tour by Anberlin.

    Brought to you buy Psyko Steve Presents.

  • Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

    Death From Above 1979

    With a new album, The Physical World, coming soon and their 1st show in AZ since 2005, DFA1979 is coming to Marquee!

  • Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014

    SHOVELS & ROPE

    Shovels and Rope

    with Willie Watson

    It’s not all that unusual for musicians to talk the talk about taking a less-is-more approach to their work – but it’s rare indeed for artists to really walk the walk, and apply that philosophy across the board. Over the better part of a decade, Shovels & Rope have done just that, cutting unnecessary frills from their songs, not to mention the very way they live their musical lives.

    Mississippi-born, Nashville-bred Cary Ann Hearst and Texas-born, Colorado-raised Michael Trent forged singular paths as solo artists before connecting – both musically and personally – in Charleston, South Carolina. While they’d both had burgeoning solo careers (Cary Ann earned kudos for her 2006 album Dust and Bones, Michael with his band, The Films, as well as his own solo outings), they quickly found that both their voices – which entwine with eerie beauty in their haunting harmonies – and philosophies matched up perfectly, and a beautiful partnership was born.

    “Consciously or not, we’ve always insulated ourselves from outside influences,” says Cary Ann. “The key, for us, is to be authentic to ourselves – and, sometimes to a fault, we’ve managed to do that. I don’t think we’d be able to keep doing this if we backed off from what we were doing when we started.”

    Presented by Psyko Steve Presents.

  • Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014

    Foxygen

    Foxygen is the bi-coastal songwriting duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado. They are the raw, de-Wes Andersonization of The Rolling Stones, Kinks, Velvets, Bowie, etc. that a whole mess of young people desperately need. They create a sometimes-impressionistic, sometimes-hyper-real portrait of sounds from specific places and times. Yet, it never comes across as anything but absolutely modern music. They bring the manic, freewheeling qualities of an artist like Ariel Pink to those aforementioned influences to make for one of the most refreshing listens of the year. They are the real deal and total savants. Their albums are love letters to vinyl collections.

    With Dub Thompson. This show is 16+ Tickets at STINKWEEDS. w/ Dub Thompson. On sale now!

  • Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014

    Little Dragon

    w/ Bogan Via. On sale now!

  • Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

    THE REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND

    Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire – best know, this trio is a force to be reckoned with. The growl of a good truck engine, the fiercest passion for his country home and family and an uncanny ability to breathe new life into old forms of music give them a pedigree many Americana acts would kill for and an ironclad work ethic keeps them on the road 250 dates a year, playing for the people with hurricane force.

    With locals Mr Mudd and Mr Gold. 21+ Tickets at STINKWEEDS.

  • Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

    Warpaint

    On sale now!

  • Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

    SUICIDE SILENCE & THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER

    SUICIDE SILENCE & THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER CHELSEA GRIN, ALTERBEAST.

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve Presents

  • Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

    Queens of the Stone Age

    The Feel Good Hit of the Summer is coming to the fair! On sale now!

  • Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

    Laz Jazz with Larry Munoz, Nicole Pesce, Mel Brown, & Perry Senn

    Celebrate the album release of Laz Jazz!

    An I Am AZ Music® Concert

    Seasoned saxophonist Larry Munoz conceived the Laz Jazz project as a way to provide music that is both unique and appealing to those who enjoy contemporary jazz. Munoz has played professionally in Nevada and for Norwegian Cruise lines and was most recently the lead tenor and alto in the PVCC Puma Jazz Ensemble. He is joined by Nicole Pesce, who is recognized as one of the “top ten musicians to hear in Phoenix” (Arizona Republic) and has been called “a one-woman piano phenomenon” (Phoenix Magazine); GRAMMY Award-winning bass player Mel Brown; and the sought after drummer Perry Senn, who has been endorsed by Rob Chiarelli and David Garfield.

  • Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

    Robert Earl Keen

    7:00 PM show SOLD OUT

    Among the many talented songwriters who emerged in Texas in the eighties and nineties, Robert Earl Keen struck an unusual balance between sensitive story-portraits and raucous barroom fun. These two song types were unified by a sense of humor that strongly influenced the early practitioners of what would become known as alternative country music. Keen wrote poetry while he was in high school, but it wasn’t until he went to journalism school at musically fertile Texas A&M that he learned to play the guitar. He and Lyle Lovett became friends and cowrote a song, “This Old Porch,” which both later recorded.

  • Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

    Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey, & Lenny White

    This lineup conjures musical magic in the minds of jazz rock fans, and rightfully so. Larry Coryell is a true jazz rock pioneer known as the godfather of fusion guitar. Lenny White is a monster often overlooked by fans in favor of flashier style drummers. Victor Bailey gained notoriety for taking over for Jaco Pastorius in Weather Report and has grown into a phenomenal musician in every respect. This potent combination of seasoned players straddles the lines between jazz, rock, funk, fusion, and whatever other names people want to put on music.

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