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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, Feb. 18, 2019

    Y La Bamba, Kera and Willeta

    Y La Bamba has been many things, but at the heart of it is singer-songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza’s inquisitive sense of self. Armed with the emotionality of traditional música Mexicana and the storytelling of American folk, Y La Bamba’s artistry is not just their musical ability but Mendoza's search for unadulterated truth. It is in an ancestral, spiritual journey in which Mendoza comes to terms with the influence and limitations of her upbringing. Mendoza’s experience of childhood summers in the San Joaquin Valley listening to mariachi, of being raised strict Catholic by immigrant parents, of being a woman having to prove herself to the boys, paints strokes of both melancholy and healing on the tracks. "From the way that my family struggles, to the way they shoot the shit… it’s so different from whiteness," Mendoza says. "It's a different dimension." There latest album is entitled Mujeres. Kera from southern California delivers "bipolar folk" and Willeta from Phoenix creates dreamy, drone folk, Americana, lo-fi space jams. 21+ show

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

    Jay Allan, Shane and TJ from The Cole Trains and Madison Holmes

    Jay Allan plays a lot of shows around town every week. It is always a pleasure when he showcases his mix of folk and mellow rock and roll. Shane and TJ from the Cole Trains will be doing an acoustic set this evening. The Cole Trains from Safford have the Americana sound going as well, as well as a healthy dose of rock and roll in the mix. The band's first album Six Hundred and Thirteen was released in 2013 and they released a new live CD/DVD entitled Live at The Rockbar in 2016. They have announced plans to record a new album. Madison Holmes from Scottsdale is a singer/songwriter who loves to perform music from the country, blues, classic rock, R&B and pop genres. Her performances include music on the piano or guitar. 21+ show

  • Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

    Albert Castiglia

    Albert Castiglia is an American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This artist meshes together blues, soul, rock, and country and has released ten albums since 2004, the most recent being 2017's Up All Night. 21+ show

  • Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

    Igor and the Red Elvises

    Igor and the Red Elvises return to its home base at the Rhythm Room this evening! The band plays at this venue several times every year. Igor and the Red Elvises began creating music back in 1995 after Igor Yuzov had moved to the United States coming from his home in Russia. The band has gone through many line-ups over the years, but two things remain constant; Yuzov's sense of humor and the band's knack for making music that incorporates styles such as rock and roll, rockabilly and surf with a strong Russian influence. 21+ show

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

    The Subdudes

    Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, The Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures. Led by singer/guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist, John Magnie, The Subdudes draw most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans, blending blues, gospel, funk and R&B with their own harmony vocals. Their sound is also notable for the band's substitution of a tambourine player, Steve Amedée, for a drummer. Tim Cook rounds out the band on bass. Their music features an intoxicating blend of passionate, joyous roots music, not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you'll ever hear from any musicians. More than a just a concert, the "dudes" leave you feeling like they're having a party and you were lucky enough to be invited. 21+ show

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019

    Sugar Thieves

    The Sugar Thieves return to the Rhythm Room, bringing their terrific mix of blues with a hot dance groove. The band has won numerous local music awards, including the Phoenix Blues Society’s Arizona Blues Showdown three times and the Best Americana Band in 2009 by the Phoenix New Times "Summer of Sound Series". The band even competed in the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis in 2009, 2010 and 2013. The Sugar Thieves have released six discs during their career with their latest being Two Cups.

    21+ show

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019

    Sammy Eubanks

    Sammy Eubanks plays a mix of blues, country and rock. Some of his accomplishments include winning the award for "Best Male Blues Vocalist" from the Inland Empire Blues Society in November 2008, the third straight year he won that award. That third win put him in the IEBS Hall of Fame. He has won the award multiple times and was also named 2011 Best Male Vocalist for the Washington Blues Society. His most recent release is entitled Sugar Me. Sammy is fresh off his runner-up finish in the band category at the 2019 International Blues Challenge, January 26, in Memphis Tennessee! 21+ show

  • Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019

    Lucky Devils

    The Lucky Devils play a mix of old-school favorites, top 40, motown, rock, funk, jazz, soul, swing, 70s/80s/90s hits and more. You can see them around town playing weddings, corporate events and other types of public functions. 21+ show

  • Friday, Apr. 12, 2019

    Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns

    Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns have been a vital part of the Valley's blues, funk, R&B and soul scenes since 1990. The band celebrated two decades as a group in 2012 and has become a mainstay at this venue, including ringing in the New Year for 2019. Come check them out!

    21+ show

  • Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019

    Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters

    Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters will bring their smooth blues and roots music sound back to the Rhythm Room this evening. Adrianna Marie was the daughter of 60's folk group The Carolee Singers and grew up in the music scene, starting to perform live at the tender age of 10. She continued to study music throughout her childhood and eventually left for California when she was 17 with just her guitar in hand. Her blues, folk and jazz stylings have progressed ever since. LA Jones, Jerry Donato and Marcus Bashore will also be performing this evening. 21+ show

  • Sunday, Apr. 14, 2019

    Marmalade Skies

    Marmalade Skies is a seven-piece tribute to The Beatles. 21+ show

  • Monday, Apr. 15, 2019

    Ghost Cat Attack, Ancient Egypt, Elysium, Nerve Beats and Cult Loveless

    Ghost Cat Attack is an indie-rock band with influences of pop, rock, folk and blues. February 2019 the band is releasing a live album, LIVE at Crescent Ballroom. Ancient Egypt is a psychedelic garage-funk fluff-rock band from Tempe. They released an album by the name of Plagued in 2016. Elysium is a four-piece psychedelic, reggae, alternative rock and jazz band from Phoenix. Nerve Beats is an art punk trio that was originally formed in Honolulu. Cult Loveless is the folk duo of Emily Davis and Javier Martinez from El Paso, Texas. 21+ show

  • Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019

    Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Brea Burns and the Boleros and DJ Thornhill

    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 over 20 years ago Wayne Hancock has toured relentlessly, delivering his raw style of music to his fans. His latest release was 2016's Slingin' Rhythm. Brea Burns and the Boleros are a classic honky tonk and country band. Originally hailing from southern California, this band is now based in Phoenix and has established a great reputation for delivering energetic shows. DJ Thornhill will also be spinning tunes during this 21+ show.

  • Friday, Apr. 19, 2019

    Sugar Thieves

    The Sugar Thieves return to the Rhythm Room, bringing their terrific mix of blues with a hot dance groove. The band has won numerous local music awards, including the Phoenix Blues Society’s Arizona Blues Showdown three times and the Best Americana Band in 2009 by the Phoenix New Times "Summer of Sound Series". The band even competed in the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis in 2009, 2010 and 2013. The Sugar Thieves have released six discs during their career with their latest being Two Cups.

    21+ show

  • Saturday, Apr. 20, 2019

    Soul Power Band

    Soul Power Band is a soul and R&B band from the Phoenix area that has gained a loyal following due to its smooth grooves and rich harmonies. The band fuses its interpretations of Motown and funk with the blues to create its unique sound.

    21+ show

  • Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019

    Los Straitjackets and Igor and the Red Elvises

    Los Straitjackets is an American instrumental rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 1988. Originally comprising guitarists Danny Amis (formerly of the Raybeats), Eddie Angel and drummer L. J. "Jimmy" Lester under the name The Straitjackets, the band split up soon after forming, but reunited as Los Straitjackets in 1994 with the addition of bassist E. Scott Esbeck. Esbeck left the band in 1998 and was replaced by Pete Curry. The current lineup also features Greg Townson on guitar and Chris "Sugarballs" Sprague on drums. The band has released fourteen studio albums, four collaboration albums and three live albums with their latest release being 2017's What's So Funny About Peace Love And Los Straitjackets.

    Igor and the Red Elvises return to its Valley home base at the Rhythm Room this evening! Igor and the Red Elvises began creating music back in 1995 after Igor Yuzov had moved to the United States coming from his home in Russia. The band has gone through many line-ups over the years, but two things remain constant; Yuzov's sense of humor and the band's knack for making music that incorporates styles such as rock and roll, rockabilly and surf with a strong Russian influence. 21+ show

  • Friday, Apr. 26, 2019

    Banana Gun, Snailmate, The Psychedelephants and Future Exes

    Banana Gun is a five-piece alternative jazz, rock and blues band from Phoenix. Their most recent album, Dance Monkey Down in Faux Town was released in May 2017. Snailmate is a melting pot of musical styles that emerges from the muddle with a humorous hip hop-electronica-funk fusion. They formed in early 2015 by Kalen Lander and Ariel Monet in Phoenix. Their latest EP is Existential Anxiety released early 2018. The Psychedelephants are described as a jazz/grunge and heavy psych-op outfit out of Tempe. Their latest effort The Abyss was released October 2018. Future Exes is a 5 piece dirty blues rock band from Tempe. 21+ show

  • Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019

    Danielle Nicole

    Danielle Nicole is a dynamic blues artist. As a child Danielle Nicole sang for her family and took ballet, dance and tap lessons but it was not until she was 12 that she took the stage singing the first time. Two years later she was singing in coffeehouses and when she turned 16 she started singing lead in her father's band. All this experience as well as other bands she played in led to her along with her brothers Nick and Kris starting a family band called Trampled Under Foot. That band was around for 13 years and released several albums including 2013's Badlands which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Album chart. Her first full-length solo disc was entitled Wolf Den. That album was nominated in May 2016 by the Blues Blast Music Awards for New Artist Debut Album. She also was nominated in the Female Blues Artist category. Her latest album is entitled Cry No More and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

    21+ show

  • Saturday, Jul. 06, 2019

    Dick Dale and Grave Danger

    The "King of the Surf Guitar" is and always will be the legendary Dick Dale. This is an artist that absolutely pushed the limits on what a guitar could do, creating a sound fans never heard before and many have tried to duplicate since. When he first started jamming on the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar he was a left-handed artist playing a guitar made for a right handed musician. What made this style so innovative and crazy was the fact that not only did he play the guitar initially upside down but backwards as well, meaning he did this without restringing the guitar!

    Dick Dale introduced a type of reverb that created the "wet" sound he became famous for as well as creating that sound using incredibly fast scales. More than a half century later Dick Dale is not only still playing but he is still an incredible influence on the latest generation of guitar players.

    With a vast catalog of powerful surf music to choose from every Dick Dale concert is an awesome experience. And yes, he still delivers a mind-blowing rendition of "Misirlou" live. Seeing the legend is such an intimate setting is going to be awesome.

    What a perfect pick to open this show! One of THE punk veterans in the Valley, vocalist/guitarist Kevin Daly fronts Grave Danger, a trio that plays a killer style of surf-informed rockabilly. Daly has played in some of the Valley's most legendary alternative bands, including Grant and the Geezers and Hellfire. 21+ show

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