Category: News

Incoming: God Is An Astronaut, AJJ’s Desert Trash, Her’s and More

It’s hard to believe January is already over! We had a very busy month with some great shows and of course 8123 FEST a few weeks ago! The fest was a blast and we have to thank our friends at 8123, Downtown Phoenix Inc, our staff and volunteers, and of course The Maine for helping us make it happen.

The Noise did a great review of the festival – click here to check it out.

Click here to see our video recap from the fest!

This week we announced a ton of great shows… GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT is returning to Crescent Ballroom, we’ve got WICCA PHASE SPRINGS ETERNAL headlining at The Rebel Lounge, JOHN VANDERSLICE heading to Valley Bar, the AZ debut of HER’S from Liverpool, and more.

Last year our local pals AJJ presented the first annual DESERT TRASH show… and the party is back tomorrow at Trunk Space! They’ve got some great names on the bill this year, including Stephen Steinbrink, Little Wings, Worriers, Pro Teens, Nanami Ozone and more. Check out DesertTrash.Party (best URL ever) for more info.

– PSP

STEVE CHILTON – Sundressed / Awakebutstillinbed – February 18 at Valley Bar
“Sundressed are one of the hardest working bands in Phoenix right now. Been putting them on shows for years and it is great to see the hard work starting to really pay off. This show is one of the first dates on their tour with Awakebutstillinbed. If you missed their set at 8123 Fest this is the next chance to see them in AZ.” (TIX)

JEFF TAYLOR – Alex Cameron & Roy Molloy – February 5 at The Rebel Lounge
“I’m just recently getting familiar with Alex Cameron’s music, but it seems like this show will be hilarious.” (TIX)

DEVAN HASH – Holy Fawn at The Rebel Lounge – Saturday, February 9th
“Come support local music with Holy Fawn, Twin Ponies, Celebration Guns and Palm Springs Eternal. These are quickly becoming some of my favorite local bands (shhh, don’t tell the others) and it’s sure to be a party! See you there!!” (TIX)

SHANNON HARDEN – Holy Fawn at The Rebel Lounge – Saturday, February 9th
“Devan stole my staff pick! I am also totally stoked for this show. With a lineup stacked with locals you’d never expect to be locals (because they’re so good—no offense, other local bands) on a prime weekend night, I can’t think of a reason anyone would be anywhere BUT this show on Saturday.” (TIX)

The 6th Annual Phoenix Rock Lottery – Tomorrow at Crescent Ballroom

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Tomorrow we’re excited to put on the 6th Annual Phoenix Rock Lottery!

Saturday January 26th at Crescent Ballroom
Doors open at 7pm / show starts at 830pm

This is one of our favorite events every year, and we’ve got a great lineup of musicians taking part in the lottery this year!

These 25 musicians will meet at 9am tomorrow to form 5 brand new bands – these bands will each write 3 songs and learn 1 cover, and they will perform tomorrow night at Crescent Ballroom. If you’ve been to a Rock Lottery in the past, you know this is a very special event.

The proceeds from tomorrow’s event will go to benefit Rosie’s House and their mission to give the underserved youth of greater Phoenix the gift of music education.

We’ll also have a limited screenprint poster featuring the full lineup for the event, designed and printed by Hamster Labs.

Don’t miss it!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS.

Introducing Make It Loud : A New Music Business Live Panel Discussion Series

Introducing MAKE IT LOUD, a new live panel discussion series on how to make it as a new artist in today’s music industry. Hosted by Stephen Chilton and Jeff Taylor of Psyko Steve Presents, MAKE IT LOUD will be a monthly series of talks with a curated lineup of special guests. The guests will include industry figures in Arizona’s music business, as well as established musicians on a wide range of topics aimed at helping new artists learn how to navigate an ever changing music industry.

The first talk in the MAKE IT LOUD series, titled “Getting Started,” will be a conversation about the first steps a band or artist should take, and what decisions to avoid – on any issue ranging from marketing to booking, building a band to recording, and more. Chilton and Taylor will be joined by guests Nicole Laurenne, Chelsey Louise, and Kyle Dehn.


MAKE IT LOUD : Getting Started
Wednesday January 30th at The Rebel Lounge
Doors open at 7pm – Panel starts at 730pm
All ages welcome.
This event is FREE.

More info:

Nicole Laurenne is a founding member of the band The Darts – US, and is formerly of the bands The Love Me Nots, Motobunny, and Zero Zero. Laurenne runs the US division of Dirty Water Records USA (www.dirtywaterrecords.co.uk).

Chelsey Louise fronts the band Fairy Bones, which has been named “Best Local Band” by Phoenix New Times. Louise works for Danny Zelisko Presents and Celebrity Theatre doing graphic design and social media.

Kyle Dehn is Director of Marketing at Stateside Presents. He oversees the marketing team promoting events at The Van Buren, Crescent Ballroom, Valley Bar and for other Stateside Presents events across Arizona.

Future talks at MAKE IT LOUD will include discussions with some of the best minds in the Arizona music industry on booking shows, recording, marketing and social media, touring, management, and working with labels.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO