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Basically-annual Phoenix Independents Bowl

The Phoenix Independents Bowl is an all local bowling tournament comprised of members of Phoenix’s best bands, businesses, and independent minded citizens. The 7th Phoenix Independents Bowl will be held on Sunday, July 7th at Let It Roll Bowl, one of the only independently owned bowling alleys in Phoenix.

The Indie Bowl launched in 2008, started by concert promoter Psyko Steve Presents. The event began as a fun get together for local musicians, and has taken place sporadically over the years. The last Indie Bowl was held in 2018, and was billed as “Not-Really-Annual.” The 7th (now being more realistically billed as “Basically Annual”) Phoenix Independents Bowl will continue to foster the spirit of community that started in that first event over a decade ago.

The main goal of the Indie Bowl is bringing together musicians from all corners of the Valley’s music scene into a laid-back and fun setting. “I have always believed that there is more in common with most musicians than they realized. It is to easy for bands to get caught up in their own world and miss what is happening around them. This event is about finding the common spirit,” says Chilton of the event.

The proceeds of the event will go to benefit Local First Arizona, and help with their goal to make Arizona a better place by supporting locally owned businesses, and building vibrant communities that residents are proud to call home.

Registration for the Phoenix Independents Bowl has already begun. Visit IndieBowl.com or PsykoSteve.com for more information.

Zia Records, The Rebel Lounge & FilmBar Pop-Up Shop Opens Today

We are so excited to partner with Zia Records and FilmBar to bring good beer, good tunes, and a Zia pop-up shop to Downtown Phoenix May 22-27th.

Downtown Phoenicians and Phoenix Fan Fusion attendees will have the chance to attend a unique pop-up experience from The Rebel Lounge, FilmBar, and Zia Records this weekend at downtown’s newly-revamped Arizona Center.

During the weekend, expect special events including parties, DJ performances, and live music. The pop-up will feature vinyl records, comics, collectibles, and exclusive Zia Records merchandise.

As a bonus, Zia Records’ collaboration with FilmBar and The Rebel Lounge will result in a multimedia lounge at the Arizona Center, featuring beer from local craft breweriesHuss BrewingandHelton Brewing, cocktails by Deep Eddy,and audio/visual programming by FilmBar, with proceeds benefiting Rosie’s House, a not-for-profit music academy for children committed to playing a pivotal role in a child’s future and strengthening our community.

The shop will feature performances by Jason Devore (of Authority Zero), Fairy Bones,Speaking Of Nothing Podcast, 80/20 Records artists like Sydney Sprague, The Runner Up, and more.

This special event offers downtown Phoenicians a chance to buy, sell, and trade at Zia—and feature more surprises. To follow along with Zia’s progress and more event announcements, follow the hashtag #DTPHXZIA on social media.

Plus you could win tickets to TONS of upcoming shows at The Rebel Lounge!

POP-UP SHOP HOURS*

Wednesday, May 221:00pm to 9:00pm

Thursday, May 23 – 1:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday, May 24 – 1:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday, May 25 – 1:00pm to 9:00pm

Sunday, May 26 – 1:00pm to 9:00pm

Monday, May 27 – 1:00pm to 9:00pm

*Hours above are the hours Zia Records’ pop-up shop will be open. The Rebel Lounge bar at the pop-up will be open 5-9pm on May 22, and 1-9pm on May 23, 24 & 25. The bar will not be open on May 26 & 27.