Rhythm Room

A venue with a strong focus on roots & blues. The Rhythm Room opened in 1991 and has hosted thousands of national acts of every genre.

Upcoming Shows for Rhythm Room

  • Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

    Metalachi and The Coconauts

    Metalachi is known as the world's first heavy metal mariachi band. However, this band is no joke, they know how to play and more important, take the "gimmick" they created and make it totally fun for their fans. Any band that can play quality covers of Slayer's "Raining Blood" and Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer" have serious cred folks.

    Opening the show is The Coconauts, a reverb-drenched instrumental surf band based in Phoenix. 21+ show

  • Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

    Benefit for Jessica Lioi and Her 13 Year Old Son

    Tonight's show is a benefit for Jessica Lioi and her 13 year old son. Here is the roster of artists that will be performing:
    George Bowman
    Gypsy! Wild at Harp with JC
    Elizabeth Greene
    Bob Corritore
    Shannon Trotter
    Sara Childress
    Inedible's featuring Roger and Christine Bryant
    Richard Lee
    Xavier Acosta
    Scott Nowak
    Mike Morrow
    Doug Shultze
    Doc Washington
    Vince Curtis
    Mike Sickle

    21+ show

  • Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

    Love Your Local Holidays With Parlor Birds, Sara Robinson and The Runner-Up

    This "Love Your Local" holiday edition will feature three great artists! Parlor Birds are the Phoenix duo of Mike Chapman and Chris Kuhar. They play desert garage rock with a blues undertone that is primitive and can be described as an "avalanche of noise, as always tip toeing on the edge of disaster." Sara Robinson is from Tempe and plays the blues and rock and roll. She possesses a soulful vocal delivery, setting the stage for a captivating performance anytime she performs. The Runner-Up is a 5 piece Phoenix indie-pop-rock band. At a live show, you may hear a dreamy, harmony-laden West Coast indie track followed by a hard driving 70s blues rock tune, or a synth driven dance groove followed by a dark, heavy, experimental blend of early metal music and modern synth/guitar hooks. 21+ show

  • Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

    Harmonica Bands Showcase with Special Guest Harpdog Brown Band

    Tonight the Rhythm Room hosts another harmonica bands showcase! The special guest for the evening is the Harpdog Brown Band featuring special guest Rockin' Johnny, a gutsy traditional Chicago blues band. Harpdog Brown is a gifted singer and imaginative harmonica player of note that has been in Canada’s blues scene since 1982. Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta he crossed tens of thousands of miles playing club dates and festivals in Canada, North Western United States and Germany. Over the years Harpdog has issued six CD's to critical acclaim.

    The Dave Riley and Bob Corritore Juke Joint Blues Band comes out of Scottsdale and features Rhythm Room club owner Bob Corritore on the harmonica. Riley and Corritore have played together for many years now and released their third album Hush Your Fuss! in 2013. Johnny Tanner and his Aces features 2001 Arizona Blues Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Tanner playing Chicago Style blues harmonica and guitar with bandmates Dave Clark and Frank Rossi. Smokestack Lightning started playing back in 2009 and released their debut CD Soul Left Blind two years later.

    21+ show

  • Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

    Wayne "The Train" Hancock and Tony Martinez

    Wayne "The Train" Hancock plays a style of music that has been dubbed "juke joint swing". This genre combines big band, blues, honky-tonk, Texas rockabilly and western swing. Since releasing his first album 22 years ago Wayne Hancock has toured relentlessly, delivering his raw style of music to his fans. His latest release was 2016's Slingin' Rhythm. Tony Martinez will open this 21+ show.

  • Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

    Buzz Fest Honoring the Late Buzz Fowler

    Today the Rhythm Room pays respect to Buzz Fowler, blues musician, organizer, goodwill ambassador and friend to all. In March of 2014 the Rhythm Room hosted a roast to celebrate this artist, 2015 was a celebration of life in his honor. All proceeds from this show will go to St. Mary's Food Bank. $10 cover or five canned food items will be the price for this event.

    Here is the line-up for tonight's celebration:

    Hans Olson
    Bob Corritore
    Shannon Trotter
    Blaise Lantana
    Big Daddy D and the Dynamites
    Sweet Baby Ray
    Ray and Dorothy Desylvester
    Frosty and the Silvertones
    Eric Ramsey
    Nina Curri with Doug Shultze and friends
    Outside the Line
    Tool Shed
    The Hoodoo Casters
    Hooter's Jam

    21+ show