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  • Joey Bada$$ @ Club Red - East Theater Oct. 20
  • Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

    Grieves

    Seattle rapper Grieves returns to deliver his fourth studio album, Winter & The Wolves, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The insatiable, devil-may-care MC is well known for his meticulous exploration of life, love and loss, through a unique medley of hip-hop and soulful music.

    With Sol. Mouse Powell. All ages.

  • Alan DeQuina @ Old Town Tavern Oct. 20
  • Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

    The Pistoleros

    For those of you that were around during the late eighties/early nineties "desert rock" scene in Tempe you are sure to remember the Zubia Brothers. The two were in a couple of great bands from that era, including Live Nudes and The Chimeras. The Chimeras included Doug Hopkins, original guitarist and primary songwriter for the Gin Blossoms.

    When the line-up for The Chimeras changed the Zubia brothers moved on and changed the band's name to The Pistoleros. What never changed was the band's knack for taking that old jangle rock sound and adding a fresh twist to create their own style of rock and roll. The band has now been around for 22 years and has a new batch of music set for release this fall.

    Minors under 21 an attend this show with a parent or legal guardian. This show will also be a video shoot so come support The Pistoleros at this free show!

  • Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

    Mike Doughty

    Indie and alternative rock singer-songwriter and former frontman of Soul Coughing, Mike Doughty

    Singer. Songwriter. Guitar player. Poet. Author. Playwright. Photographer. Most Improved Camper, West Point Youth Camp, 1982. He’s released five solo albums, some EPs, a covers album, a couple of live albums, a bunch of EDM tracks and remixes, a poetry book, and a memoir about that time he was in a band called Soul Coughing and didn’t like it. He most recently released Circles Super Bon Bon…, an album of re-imagined Soul Coughing songs recorded with the hip-hop/house DJ Good Goose, in September 2013. His most recent album, Stellar Motel, comes hot off the heels of this summer’s release, Live at Ken’s House, a live album of his 2013 all-Soul Coughing-songs tour. Stellar Motel is Doughty’s first album of all-original songs since the acclaimed Yes and Also Yes (2011).

  • Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

    Charli XCX

    Honed during support slots for artists like Sleigh Bells, Santigold and Coldplay, Charli's live performances, like her music, are raw but multi-layered, sometimes stark but with a clear beating human heart. Her collaborators -- Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Usher, Alex Clare, Solange Knowles), Patrik Berger (Lana Del Rey, Robyn), J£zus Million and Blood Diamonds -- have helped unlock a unique talent. All pop is here, from Siouxsie to Spiceworld, The Knife to Nirvana. To achieve her intricate, post-modern pop with its evocative titles like 'Nuclear Seasons', 'Stay Away' and 'You (Ha Ha Ha)' she is a lightning rod, pulling influences out of the sky and channelling them into the crunchy beats, fuzzy synths, bittersweet melodies and idiosyncratic perspectives that combine in the absorbing multi-media output of this compelling new artist.

    w/ ELLIPHANT, FEMME. SOLD OUT!!!

  • Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

    RUBBLEBUCKET

    RUBBLEBUCKET with LANDLADY

    "Rubblebucket could have remained trapped among the morass of Brooklyn dance-rock acts, but the five-piece has won notoriety by coalescing bright hooks with a complete disregard for genre convention. On such efforts as 2013's Save Charlie EP, the band seamlessly incorporates funky horns, catchy synth loops, and tUnE-yArDs-esque percussion to craft their own brand of forward-thinking pop. On August 26, Rubblebucket will add a third full-length to their catalog: Survival Sounds, the group's first LP for Communion Records, the label founded in part by Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett." - Spin

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  • Crosss / Homebody / Amadou's Crew / The Blank Waves @ Trunk Space Oct. 20
  • The Strumbellas * Murrieta @ Yucca Tap Room Oct. 20
  • Jason and the Brownstones @ Lost Leaf Gallery Oct. 20
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  • Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

    The Black Keys

    w/ Jake Bugg! On sale now!

  • Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

    Il Sogno Del Marinaio (w/ Mike Watt)

    Avant-garde punk legend and former Minutemen bassist Mike Watt will hit the road this summer with his latest project, Il Sogno Del Marinaio (translated as “The Sailor’s Dream”), a collaboration with Italian musicians Stefano Pilia and Andrea Belfi. The tour comes in support of the band’s new record, Canto Secondo, out August 26 via Watt’s own Clenchedwrench. On sale 5/23.

  • Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

    Arctic Monkeys

    By distilling the sounds of Franz Ferdinand, the Clash, the Strokes, and the Libertines into a hybrid of swaggering indie rock and danceable neo-punk, Arctic Monkeys have become one of the U.K.'s biggest bands of the new millennium.

    With Mini Mansions

  • Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

    Gardens & Villa (Free Show)

    Crescent 3 Year Birthday Party: GARDENS & VILLA!

    With A CLOUD FOR CLIMBING, BEAR STATE, DJ MY FUNERAL, 'Life's a DRAG' with Olivia Gardens. Get there early! This show is 18+

  • Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

    Charli XCX

    Honed during support slots for artists like Sleigh Bells, Santigold and Coldplay, Charli's live performances, like her music, are raw but multi-layered, sometimes stark but with a clear beating human heart. Her collaborators -- Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Usher, Alex Clare, Solange Knowles), Patrik Berger (Lana Del Rey, Robyn), J£zus Million and Blood Diamonds -- have helped unlock a unique talent. All pop is here, from Siouxsie to Spiceworld, The Knife to Nirvana. To achieve her intricate, post-modern pop with its evocative titles like 'Nuclear Seasons', 'Stay Away' and 'You (Ha Ha Ha)' she is a lightning rod, pulling influences out of the sky and channelling them into the crunchy beats, fuzzy synths, bittersweet melodies and idiosyncratic perspectives that combine in the absorbing multi-media output of this compelling new artist.

    w/ ELLIPHANT, FEMME. SOLD OUT!!!

  • Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

    Death From Above 1979

    With a new album, The Physical World, coming soon and their 1st show in AZ since 2005, DFA1979 is coming to Marquee!

  • Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014

    SHOVELS & ROPE

    SHOVELS & ROPE with WILLIE WATSON

    It’s not all that unusual for musicians to talk the talk about taking a less-is-more approach to their work – but it’s rare indeed for artists to really walk the walk, and apply that philosophy across the board. Over the better part of a decade, Shovels & Rope have done just that, cutting unnecessary frills from their songs, not to mention the very way they live their musical lives.

    Mississippi-born, Nashville-bred Cary Ann Hearst and Texas-born, Colorado-raised Michael Trent forged singular paths as solo artists before connecting – both musically and personally – in Charleston, South Carolina. While they’d both had burgeoning solo careers (Cary Ann earned kudos for her 2006 album Dust and Bones, Michael with his band, The Films, as well as his own solo outings), they quickly found that both their voices – which entwine with eerie beauty in their haunting harmonies – and philosophies matched up perfectly, and a beautiful partnership was born.

    “Consciously or not, we’ve always insulated ourselves from outside influences,” says Cary Ann. “The key, for us, is to be authentic to ourselves – and, sometimes to a fault, we’ve managed to do that. I don’t think we’d be able to keep doing this if we backed off from what we were doing when we started.”

    Presented by Psyko Steve Presents.

  • Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

    Vance Joy

    W/ Jaymes Young. SOLD OUT!!

  • Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

    Ok Go (Sold Out!)

    w/ Jared Alan. SOLD OUT!!!

  • Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

    Chase Rice

    SOLD OUT!!!

  • Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

    Warpaint and The Garden

    Warpaint is a all-female four-piece indie rock band from Los Angeles. The band came together in 2004 and released its debut EP Exquisite Corpse in 2008. The disc was a big hit in the LA area, hitting #1 on the Amoeba Records local artist chart. The EP gave the band the momentum it needed to be signed to Rough Trade Records. Two years later Warpaint's full-length debut The Fool was released to critical acclaim and the band's dream pop sound was well received by its fans. If you have never listened to "Undertow' from that album you are seriously missing out on some beautiful music.

    Warpaint's sophomore self-titled album was released in January 2014 and is the first album all members of the band had an opportunity to create music as one solid unit. Moreover the album is largely keys based and has a strong R&B and rap influence, allowing the new disc to possess a much different sound. However, what has not changed is the haunting style of music the band is well-known for.

    The Garden is the duo of twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears. The band fuses punk sensibilities with electronica and hip hop, using bass and drums to create a very raw sound. The Garden released a digital three song EP entitled Aunt J's Smile in June 2014. All Ages Show

  • Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

    SUICIDE SILENCE & THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER

    SUICIDE SILENCE
    With THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CHELSEA GRIN, and ALTERBEAST.

    Suicide Silence is a deathcore band from Riverside, California that formed in 2002. The band has so far released three full-length albums on Century Media and has worked with renown producer Machine (Lamb of God and various other bands) who produced, mixed, engineered, and programmed No Time to Bleed.

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve Presents

  • Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

    Queens of the Stone Age

    The Feel Good Hit of the Summer is coming to the fair! On sale now!

  • Thursday, Nov. 06, 2014

    MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA STRIPPED DOWN TOUR

    MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA with CHRIS STAPLES

    Atlanta-based hard rock quintet Manchester Orchestra is thrilled to announced the release of HOPE, a startlingre-imagination of COPE, their most recent album, issued earlier this year. HOPE is available digitally everywhere beginning today, September 16th, 2014 via Loma Vista Recordings. In addition, HOPE will be released on CD and vinyl on November 18th, 2014.

    The band also announced that fans purchasing tickets for any date of the upcoming HOPE tour will instantly receive a digital copy of the full album, HOPE. The stripped-down fall/winter U.S. HOPE tour, which begins in Memphis, TN on October 31st, offers a rare chance to see the band perform in specially chosen, intimate venues. The 13-date HOPE tour concludes on December 13th at the super-unique Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville, TN.

    Brought to you by Lucky Man & Psyko Steve Presents.

  • Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

    Grant and the Geezers, Zany Guys, The Father Figures and Maricopa County Prison Band

    THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT!

    Folks, I am not even joking when I state this may be the show of the year. If nothing else it is going to be the old-school punk rock event of 2014. What a line-up for this evening, including a reunion of two classic punk bands from right here in the Valley during the early eighties!

    Opening the show will the Maricopa County Prison Band. Once that band is done next up will be The Father Figures. The band just released its third album Steps and Processes earlier this year. This trio originally was not even going to be an actual band, the original intent was three friends jamming together over Memorial Weekend. 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.

    What is frightening is that those two great bands are just a pre-cursor for what we are going to witness the rest of the evening. Punk rock here in Phoenix in the late seventies and early eighties was very eclectic. If you were lucky enough to have been a part of the scene back then you will remember a lot of great bands playing at a lot of great venues, including Mad Gardens, The Temple and The Metro. This show features two bands from that era.

    The Zany Guys were an incredible band back in the day. The band was perfectly capable of playing hardcore punk rock and did it well. Check out a track of theirs by the name of "Hardcore" from the Party Hits Vol. II EP the band released, the only official release from the band. However, what made The Zany Guys such a relevant part of the scene was their refusal to stick to just that genre. They were one of the most fun bands to see live and were capable of playing a lot of different styles. They will also be playing on Friday, October 24, right here at ThirdSpace as well and will be playing different sets each night. Those of you lucky enough to have on vinyl This is Phoenix, Not the Circle Jerks will remember the great live tracks they contributed, "Zany Theme", "No Way Dude" and "Toast" which were recorded at Whiskers West.

    Grant and the Geezers featured the talents of Grant Cleaver on vocals, the LEGENDARY Kevin Daly on guitar, Chuck Holder on bass and on the drums Mark Freidlung. This was another case of a band creating music that was well outside the confines of hardcore punk rock. Grant and the Geezers played some of the most killer rockabilly the Valley has ever heard and released a smokin' single, the Monster Stomp/Space Cruise 7" back in 1982. Kevin Daly is a monster on the axe and several members of The Geezers will also be playing Friday night as well when Hellfire performs. It has been a long time since Grant and the Geezers played together and to commemorate the event the band re-mastered songs from their previously unreleased catalogue and pressed brand new vinyl that will be for sale at the show.

    Don't miss out folks, this show WILL sell out! Don't even try to claim to be a fan of real punk rock if you blow off this event!

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