FLYING BURRITO - MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL
ALBERT HAMMOND JR., THE FRIGHTS, VOX URBANA, ANARBOR, SON LED "AFRO-CUBAN", PORCHES, NO AGE, COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS, LAS CHOLLAS PELIGROSAS, THE BUTTERTONES, U.S. GIRLS, La Luz, FLAMENCO POR LA VIDA, DE LUX, PALM, ORB, MOANING, HAUNTED SUMMER, DRÆMINGS, CURRENT JOYS, NANAMI OZONE
Sat, March 10, 2018
$15.00 - $33.00
This event is all ages
Join us on Saturday, March 10th for the first ever Flying Burrito Festival!
2nd Avenue and Crescent Ballroom will be transformed into a LIVE MUSIC and BURRITO haven complete with 4 stages housing 25 bands from all over the country, PLUS a ton of local food vendors! Samples and full burritos will be available for tasting from vendors such as Ladera Taverna, Axa-Mex, Hummus Express, Elote Man, Left Coast Burrito, Different Smoke BBQ, Triple Dot, Flying Bars and many more. Bars will be serving up beer and cocktails, featuring the Casa Blanco Margarita and the CB Sangria. Lawn games and community tables will bring fellow burrito and music lovers together for even more good times at this downtown Phoenix street festival!
*Wrap it all up with an after party at The Van Buren starring Talib Kweli and more (ages 18+)!https://www.psykosteve.com/event/1641502/
They’d started in 2011 as a trio of music-school misfits. Araiza, bassist Sean Redman and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Modesto ‘Cobi’ Cobiån all wanted to pursue something more than boring industry adequacy, and soon locked together their current five-piece line-up with sax player London Guzman and guitarist Dakota Boettcher. With Gravedigging, they leapt from backyard parties to back-to-back tours, including their first trip to Europe, and scored a Coachella slot for 2018. It was a year that made them sharper, stronger, even more sophisticated. And when they were ready to record, they were ready to do things differently.
Midnight was made in two flash sessions at Long Beach’s Jazzcats studio with Gravedigging producer Jonny Bell, whose genre-smashing record collection and appetite for experimentation made for a perfect match. (He’s really a guru, they say.) What was supposed to be a six song EP during the summer of 2017 bloomed into a full-length by the end of that December. Midnight was like a trust fall, the band says—leap of faith after leap of faith, cut to tape as it happened by a tight and tour-tested band. On this album, they’d decided, everything would be new—not just new sounds, like their first-ever string section, but new ways of working together and writing together. They worked on trust and instinct, by feeling instead of thinking. If it worked, they’d keep it, and if it didn’t, they’d burn it and move on. Gravedigging played like the soundtrack to a good heist movie, but Midnight was like the true story itself—a perfect and intricate crime, executed by a crew of professionals under cover of night.
On the vicious “Winks and Smiles,” the spirit of sax and violence that powered cult-classic L.A. punkers the Deadbeats suddenly comes to life; on the starked-out “You and Your Knife” and fog-and-smoke follow-up “Brickhead,” you’ll hear the cryptic echoes of Suicide or Bauhaus. It’s music made for dancers but also for doomed romancers, and you’ll hear it best on the pocket symphony “Eros,” which closes the album with Lynch-ian vision and power—here Araiza sings with almost startling passion, and if you don’t linger on the idea of graveyard angels in perpetual embrace, it’s a love song for the ages. This is the strong stuff, the kind that comes in an unmarked bottle and burns when it hits.
“It’s the darkness that brings us together,” laughs Guzman—in person, this is a band who prefer comedy to tragedy, even if they do claim to spend hours listening to Smiths records all day. But there’s still a tension and even a sinister new dimension on Midnight that the Buttertones never quite had before. Like lead single “C4,” which ignites like something from a New York no-wave song, with slashing sax and ferocious drums and a piano riff falling of a cliff before Araiza fights through the noise and gunsmoke, and what’s the very first word on the whole album? “Bang!” he shouts—and that says it all.
It was started by vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and sometimes-producer Kimi Recor as a solo project respectively her alter ego in 2012, but since then evolved into a tightly knit band of four:
Kimi Recor (vocals/guitar), Thorson (bass/synth), Christopher Vick (guitar), and Nathaniel Meek (drums).
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003