PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

SOME DARK HOLLOW, THE BLOOD FEUD FAMILY SINGERS, 76TH STREET

Sun, December 9, 2018

10:00 am (event ends at 5:00 pm)

Phoenix Center for the Arts

Phoenix, AZ

FREE

This event is all ages

PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Phoenix Festival of the Arts returns to Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix, December 7-9, 2018. Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to present the seventh annual event, featuring more than 150 art and food vendors. It’s a perfect time to shop for local art and celebrate the season.

Live entertainment, taking place on 3 stages, includes local bands, solo artists, dancers, choral groups, spoken word artists, comedians, art demonstrations, and more!

The Phoenix Mural Project, a hands-on community art project organized by acclaimed local muralist, Hugo Medina, is a signature component of the Festival, allowing community members to paint and create alongside professional local artists.

The Family Zone, presented by the Phoenix Center for the Arts Teen Artist Guild, provides fun, free activities for families all day long. Activities include face painting, the teen art show & sale, and lots of fun with Phoenix Youth Circus Arts

Beer and wine, sponsored by Hensley Beverage Company, can be carried throughout the Festival grounds. Food vendor lineup to be announced in the coming months.

The Festival Main Stage, sponsored by Rebel Lounge, includes some of the best local bands in town. The Entertainment Pavilion, sponsored by Muse, features art demonstrations, circus performances, dance ensembles, spoken word poets, choral groups, and more! The Acoustic Stage, sponsored by Soliloquies, will offer up some amazing up-and-coming solo and duo acts from around the Valley.
SOME DARK HOLLOW
Blending sounds from old school country, Americana, indie, bluegrass, and more, taking songwriting to a unique level where we put no boundaries or particular label on what we create. Letting the love for music and friendship fuel our passion.
THE BLOOD FEUD FAMILY SINGERS
The Blood Feud Family Singers' debut album, "No Moon," is billed as a twelve song collection of "romantic agony and stories that ended badly before they even began." The band, who've dubbed their sound "Americana Noir," has developed a reputation for witnessing to the dark side of human nature with wit, eloquence and vigorous energy, an aesthetic vision which one reviewer described as sounding "like a spooky Old 97s" and which one cheeky fan described as "a rollicking bad time."

The BFFS formed in 2014, originally a duo consisting of guitarist Daryl Scherrer (from the post- punk band Monster May I) and bassist Marc Oxborrow (from political punk-grass darlings The Haymarket Squares). In finding personnel for the album, they wound up recruiting drummer Douglas Berry (of The Riveras) as a permanent member, and have since brought guitarist Mark Allred (also a Haymarket Square) into their fold.

“No Moon” was recorded, mixed and mastered entirely at Scherrer’s house, using free software and economy-class microphones. Of the DIY approach, Scherrer says, “Sonically, I wanted the record to stand as a testament to what a person with very limited resources can accomplish all on their own. Of course, it also stands as a testament to what a cheapskate and control freak I am. In any case, given those creative constrictions, the record sounds, I dare say, really damned good.”

About the pessimism, hostility and general darkness of The BFFS’s lyrics, Scherrer (who is the band’s chief songwriter) says, “If you want to get lofty, you could say the songs are written in a Freudian spirit—the return of the repressed. We all spend so much time and energy trying to be healthy and well-adjusted and productive people that we programmatically forget all the parts of ourselves that are pathological—the grieving, failed, broken, hateful, murderous, psychopathic faces of our personalities. Our songs are about remembering the rest of ourselves, the people we all wish we weren’t.”

Scherrer was named 2015's Songwriter of the Year by YamYum Music & Arts Magazine. "No Moon" was named the best album of 2015 by Paul Riley of Country Music People Magazine.
76TH STREET
Venue Information:
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/