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  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

    Will Johnson

    The seasons are changing, what a week!! Please read this week's mailer because there is something on here for everyone. Can't believe how many fantastic shows, just this week; Jose Gonzalez, Growlers, Fidlar, Heartless Bastards, Alejandro Escovedo, Run The Jewels.....Yes and Yes!! This Thursday I will be at the Will Johnson "living room" show. I love everything Will Johnson does, especially his South San Gabriel and Centro-Matic stuff. I caught his last living room show in town, and it was a wonderfully fun and intimate time. Don't miss this!!! Go HERE for ticket and location information.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

    SFJAZZ Collective

    SFJAZZ is comprised of some of the most creative players in Jazz music today. The virtuosity of these musicians paired with their fresh and progressive repertoire is going to make this a great show. I can't wait!

  • Friday, Oct. 16, 2015


    Caddywhompus is the coolest two piece I have seen in a long while! Stoked to catch them again at Valley Bar.

  • Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015


    You may not have know this.... I really like Frank Turner. He is the best.

  • Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

    Gang of Four and The Father Figures

    I have failed to see the legendary Gang of Four on so many occasions but not this time! Cross another band off the Bucket List!

  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

    Jose Gonzalez

    Jose Gonzalez is one of the rare artists creating music that is truly timeless. He may branch off into other territories to experiment with more current pop sounds, but always under a different moniker. Under his own name, you can expect simple, beautifully crafted songs, played with only a nylon string guitar and a timid, yet believable voice. As with Cat Stevens, Nick Drake or Paul Simon, this formula has proven to have real staying power in a world of one hit wonders and yesterdays news. Seeing him perform live is an experience that will stick with for some time.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

    Oh Boy! Will I finally get to see these guys live?! YES!!!

This Ain't Kansas These shows will sell out soon

  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015


    English indie rockers alt-J, named for the delta symbol that appears when pressing "Alt" and "J" on a Mac keyboard, first formed in 2008 under the moniker FILMS. The quartet members, all of whom met at Leeds University, spent two years rehearsing before inking a deal with Infectious Records in 2011. Their signature blend of layered, folk-inflected dub-pop and soaring alternative rock was first heard on the 2012 singles "Matilda" and "Fitzpleasure" with the group's full-length studio debut, An Awesome Wave, arriving later that year. The album would eventually go on to earn the prestigious Mercury Prize, alongside three Brit Award nominations. They soon became mainstays on the U.K. and European festival circuit expanding outward with tours in the U.S. and Australia as well.

    With San Fermin, the work of Brooklyn composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone. His self-titled debut album is strongly influenced by his unique background in classical music, which includes a job assisting composer/arranger Nico Muhly.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

    Tobias Jesso Jr

    On sale now! 4 ticket limit

  • Friday, Nov. 06, 2015

    Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

    Two music legends share the stage in this unforgettable night of great songs and stories!

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

    My Morning Jacket

    w/ Fruit Bats. On sale now!

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

    Twenty One Pilots

    w/ Echosmith. On sale now!

  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

    Run the Jewels

    El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, might have seemed like an unlikely pairing on paper, but the duo subverted and pulverized all expectations with their critically lauded Run The Jewels collaborative LP last year. Tapping into the creative synergy they'd discovered in 2012 on Mike's R.A.P. Music album (produced by El-P) and El'sCancer 4 Cure album (featuring Mike ), plus subsequent tours together, Run The Jewels cemented their musical alliance with an album of uncompromisingly raw, forward thinking hip-hop and garnering limitless critical accolades including the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, XXL, SPIN, New York Times, and many more.


  • Friday, Nov. 06, 2015

    of Montreal

    w/ Diane Coffee. On sale now!

  • Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

    Monster Mash - Santana, John Fogerty


  • Sunday, Nov. 01, 2015

    Monster Mash - Linkin Park, Rob Zombie

    w/ Deftones, Ghost, Halestorm.

  • Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

    Fidlar [SOLD OUT]

    In the midst of an underground skatepunk resurgence, with bands like Cerebral Ballzy and Trash Talk garnering Internet attention, FIDLAR were formed in Los Angeles. Influenced by SoCal punk rockers like Offspring and blink-182 as well as older bands from the area (which they learned about from their dad's record collection; he was the guitarist of T.S.O.L.), Max Kuehn (drums) and his brother Elvis (guitar/vocals) were playing punk shows by their teens. By the time they were out of high school, guitarist/vocalist Zac Carper and bassist Brandon Schwartzel joined up. Later the group went the D.I.Y. route and started a homespun label to record material, while embracing the reaches of the Internet and making several videos to promote their music, and as motivation to film their drunken antics. Mom & Pop signed them in 2012 for their debut album, FIDLAR, which was released in early 2013.

    With The Dune Rats. This show is 16+

  • Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

    Toro Y Moi

    On sale now!

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

    Florence and the Machine

    With Ghost Of A Sabertooth Tiger (featuring Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl.)

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015


    MISTERWIVES will be at CRESCENT BALLROOM on October 13th with WATERS!

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve Presents.

  • Monday, Nov. 23, 2015


    On sale now!

  • Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

    The 1975

    Sold out!

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

    Eagles of Death Metal [sold out]

    Sold out show!

  • Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015



    Frank Turner is touring in support of his brand new album Positive Songs For Negative People!

    Brought to you by ALT AZ & Psyko Steve Presents.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 04, 2015

    Chris Cornell (Rescheduled)

    Due to scheduling conflict, the Chris Cornell concert scheduled for Thursday, September 17th at Orpheum Theatre has been RESCHEDULED. The new date will be on Wednesday, November 4th. Tickets for the September 17th show will be honored for the new date. If necessary, tickets can be refunded at point of purchase.

  • Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

    James Bay

    All tickets for 8/11 will be honored!

  • Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

    Monster Mash - Tool, Primus

    w/ Coheed & Cambria and more

  • Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

    Marina and the Diamonds [SOLD OUT]

    Marina and the Diamonds, really just Marina Diamandis, was born in 1986 to Welsh and Greek parents, although she has often claimed to be from Ancient Greece. After dropping out of four different music courses at four different universities, she decided to make her own way in music, and began writing left-field pop songs. Early on, she claimed that her inspirations were Britney Spears and Gwen Stefani -- who she often covered at live gigs -- but her songs have a soulful edge pointing to a deeper source of influence. Diamandis' piano/keyboard-driven songs vary from melancholic ballads to out-and-out glam pop, but her voice and melodic style are what make her unique.

    With SHAMIR

  • Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015



  • Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015


    THE FALL OF TROY will be at CLUB RED on November 11th with KYLESA & POWERS!

    Fall Of Troy will be playing Doppelgänger front to back as well as a 2nd set comprised of rarities, favorites, and a couple of new jams.

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve.

  • Monday, Nov. 09, 2015


    ON sale now

  • Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

    Sufjan Stevens

    On sale now

  • Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

    Gang of Four and The Father Figures

    One cannot sum up in a short piece on this site how incredible and intense it is to welcome the mighty Gang of Four to the Valley of the Sun this evening! This band from Leeds, England formed back in 1977 and remain one of the most influential post punk bands of this and future generations. The original line-up of singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bass guitarist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham may have only created two albums together, 1979's Entertainment and 1981's Solid Gold but the lasting influence those two albums had on the rock world still can't be properly measured today. The sound they created took elements of punk rock and funk and meshed the styles into a completely unique style all their own that influenced such notable bands as R.E.M., Nirvana and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The social and political commentary that resonated in the ultra intelligent lyrics crafted by this band was matched by the incendiary work from each band member. The rhythm section of the Gang of Four propelled every song along in a muscular, rhythmic manner but what set this band apart from its peers was the overwhelming presence of Andy Gill on the guitar. This master pummels his axe in style never seen before and never duplicated since. He stalks the stage like a caged lion live while using his instrument to both captivate and mesmerize the audience. Gill alone makes the Gang of Four a band to put on any fan's bucket list, regardless of the style of music you prefer. What Happens Next is the eighth proper studio album released by Gang of 4 with Andy Gill as the sole original member left. We are sure to hear several songs from this new disc but classics from Entertainment, Solid Gold, Songs of the Free and Hard, the four albums released from 1979-1983 before the first breakup of the group in late 1983 are sure to be a vital part of the set as well.

    The Father Figures continue to roll along and create stellar, powerful music, releasing its third album Steps and Processes and an EP entitled U.F.O. in 2014. This trio originally was not even going to be an actual band, the original intent was three friends jamming together over Memorial Weekend back in 2009. Then lead vocalist/bassist Tom Reardon, guitarist/backing vocalist Michael Cornelius and drummer/backing vocalist Robert Lerma decided to play a show to celebrate Michael's birthday. Next they continued to write music, play more shows and all that work culminated in their stunning 2011 debut Lesson Number One. Two years later the band released its sophomore effort All About Everything which was even better. This trio is delivering some absolutely potent, precise, intense, surf-informed post punk.

    21+ show

  • Sunday, Nov. 08, 2015

    The Dandy Warhols

    On sale now!

  • Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

    Youth Lagoon

    w/ Moon King.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

    Jose Gonzalez

    Although his parents are Argentine, singer/songwriter José González was born in Sweden, where he became nationally renowned for his mix of autumnal indie pop and intimate acoustics. Following stints with hardcore bands during the 1990s, González formed the indie rock outfit Junip alongside organist Elias Araya and drummer Tobias Winterkorn; they released their first EP, Straight Lines, in 2000. González officially launched his solo career with the release of 2003's Veneer, an entirely acoustic affair that reflected a childhood spent listening to equal parts bossa nova, classical, and post-punk by the likes of Joy Division. Touchstones for González's sound included Nick Drake, Paul Simon, Red House Painters, and Elliott Smith, and the album featured a popular cover of the Knife's "Heartbeats."

    With Riothorse Royale. This show is all ages.

  • Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

    The King Khan & BBQ Show

    w/ Milk Lines.

  • Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

    Circa Survive

    w/ RX Bandits.

  • Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

    Matt Pond PA


    "Matt Pond PA are a band that makes music for the joy of the art, heart that comes through in all ten studio albums to date. The State of Gold is magic number ten, and it finds Matt Pond PA exploring wilder places, both musically and lyrically, than ever before. NPR’s First Listen called Matt Pond an "old-fashioned troubadour above all", a title he embraces. Pond wrote The State Of Gold in fits of inspiration throughout 2014, following a battle with writer’s block that had him questioning his place in the music world. The new album introduces sleeker production chops and more assertive percussion with synthetic undercurrents that highlight the characteristic simplicity of the songs. However, TSOG is still very much a MPPA album at its core, delving into the space between hope and hopelessness, a place that Matt Pond traverses like no other."

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve & Stateside Presents.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015


    w/ No Joy, Sunflower Bean

  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015


    on sale now

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015



    Hailing from Saskatoon, three-time JUNO awarding winning artists THE SHEEPDOGS’ burst onto the international scene after beating out thousands of artists in 2011 to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. Since then, The Sheepdogs have amassed six JUNO nominations, toured worldwide and earned Platinum certification for their 2010 LP Learn and Burn.

    The Sheepdogs’ latest self-titled LP produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) debuted at #1 on the Top 200 SoundScan Chart, garnering another GOLD record for the band.

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve.

  • Friday, Nov. 06, 2015



    Philadelphia-by-way-of Scranton punk band, The Menzingers are two years removed from Epitaph debut On The Impossible Past. Voted Album of the Year by Absolute Punk and Punk News, the universal acclaim praised the band for its punk roots and quintessentially Midwest romantics. The same accolades have followed The Menzingers since forming as teenagers, followed since Chamberlain Waits (2010) and A Lesson In The Abuse of Information Technology (2007).

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve.

  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015


    RED FANG will be at THE REBEL LOUNGE on October 22nd with WHORES & WILD THRONE!

    RED FANG = long time bros and collaborators Bryan Giles (Last of the Juanitas, Party Time), Aaron Beam (Dark Forces, Lachrymator), David Sullivan (Party Time, facedowninshit, Shiny Beast) and John Sherman (Party Time, Bad Wizard, Trumans Water, All Night). The four have boiled down their disparate sounds to create the ONLY sound: RED FANG.

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015



    What can we say about The Front Bottoms? We know we love them: a punk band that uses acoustic guitar, indie-rock dance grooves, Springsteen-y keyboard lines (this they might deny). It's hook-filled… it's anthemic… it's confessional. Maybe Joni Mitchell by way of Green Day? They must have heard some Replacements along the way, and it seems like what Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers did for the Boston suburbs these guys are doing for Bergen County, NJ. But they still leave us scratching our heads. Just what the hell have the Front Bottoms alchemized?

    With the wonders of the internet and their obsessive gigging, they are now known from New Jersey to…Spain (?) where director Pablo Nieto found them online and asked to create a video for "Maps." The video features Williamsburg, a farm (where Mathew sometimes works), and that aforementioned Econoline as well as some "loveable" hand puppets. Word of mouth and great reviews has them fielding calls from promoters all over the tri-state area.

    New Jersey's The Star-Ledger called them "one of the leading lights of the New Jersey pop underground. The group's amalgam of punk, guitar-folk, lo-fi experimentalism, imagist-inspired poetry (drawing heavily on Sella's upbringing in the Jersey suburbs) and playful humor (that betrays the singer's youth) has caught discriminating ears on both sides of the Hudson."

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve.

  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015


    MAYHEM will be at CLUB RED on November 12th with WATAIN & ROTTING CHRIST!

    Mayhem are a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo long regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene. Mayhem's career has been highly controversial, primarily due to their violent stage performances, the 1991 suicide of vocalist Per Yngve Ohlin ("Dead") and 1993 murder of guitarist Øystein Aarseth ("Euronymous") by former member Varg Vikernes ("Count Grishnackh"), also of Burzum. The group released a demo and an EP that were highly influential, and amassed a loyal following through sporadic and notorious live performances, attracting further attention through their ties to the string of Norwegian church burnings and the prominent incidents of violence surrounding them. They disbanded after Aarseth's murder, shortly before the release of their debut album, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, regarded as a classic of the black metal genre. Surviving former members Jan Axel Blomberg ("Hellhammer"), Jørn Stubberud ("Necrobutcher") and Sven Erik Kristiansen ("Maniac") reformed two years later with Rune Eriksen ("Blasphemer") replacing Aarseth. Attila Csihar since replaced Kristiansen. The band's music strongly influenced the black metal genre and was instrumental in moving the wider metal scene away from the prevailing trend for speed metal. Their post-Aarseth material is characterised by increased experimentation. Mayhem's most recent album, Ordo Ad Chao, received the Spellemannprisen award for Best Metal Album in 2007.

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve.

  • Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015


    GRAVEYARD will be at CRESCENT BALLROOM on December 17th!

    "When Swedish doom/stoner outfit NORRSKEN split up in 2000 it gave birth to two new bands. While one remaining member founded WITCHCRAFT, the rest of the band went on to form something really rare, something obviously unique – an honest sonic feeling that is now known as GRAVEYARD. A group that stands for no boundaries, no limits at all. Playing all sorts of rockish music makes GRAVEYARD stand out from the crowd. Be it classic rock, blues, jazz, folk – you name it – the authentic quintet makes it sound real at any time. With wide influences spreading throughout different genres, GRAVEYARD always stay top notch in what they do – giving the listener a broadened spectrum of emotions, moods & feelings. BLACK SABBATH meets ROLLING STONES meets LED ZEPPELIN meets JANIS JOPLIN … the list could go on longer and longer… While other bands just count on their neo satanic attitude or revived old school imagery, GRAVEYARD deliver it all along with stunning tunes that take you on a journey to a long lost decade of true musicianship."

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve, Stateside Presents & SELECT.

  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

    The Growlers

    Based out of the Orange County city of Costa Mesa, West Coast garage rockers The Growlers evoke the psych pop sound of 1960s California with their signature blend of reverb-laden surf rock, country-folk, and classic rock. Formed in 2006, the self-described "Beach Goth" outfit went through numerous personnel changes before settling on the core lineup of Brooks Nielsen (vocals), Matt Taylor (lead guitar), Scott Montoya (drums), Anthony Braun Perry (bass), and Kyle Straka (keyboards, guitar).

    With DJ JOHNNY BASIL. This show is 16+ Tickets at STINKWEEDS.

  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

    A Very Special SOLO Evening with Joan Armatrading [SOLD OUT]

    Opening Act: Bobby Lee Rodgers

    The beloved singer-songwriter’s world tour will be her first as a solo performer, as well as her final major tour.

    “I will never retire, but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake,” Joan Armatrading says of her 2014-2015 world tour, which kicked off in Britain in September and will arrive in the United States in the spring of 2015 beginning on the East Coast and continuing across the nation.

    Although the celebrated U.K. singer-songwriter plans to continue performing on occasion, she’s decided not to undertake large-scale tours in the future. She sees the occasion of her extended final world tour as an opportunity to connect with her passionate, fiercely loyal international fan base in an appropriately intimate and personal manner. This world tour is a historic event for Armatrading in more ways than one. In addition to it being her farewell to the touring circuit, these concerts will mark the first time that she has toured as a solo performing, accompanying herself on guitar and piano without the aid of other musicians.


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