Tuesday, December 9, 2008

GOOD STUFF! 12/09/2008

I just got some of the greatest news in my life!... Fathers Day will (most likely) be playing in New Orleans @The Spellcaster Lodge w/Quintron and Miss Pussycat AND CALVIN JOHNSON! in May! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! i will definitely let you know more about that as it all comes closer to a reality.
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Today i went to tempe to put up some fliers for upcoming shows and such with my friend Tristan and i realized i have this horrible habit to impulsively buy things if they are a good deal or really great or...whatever. if i have money and i see something cool i buy it (even though a lot of times. like today) i really shouldn't and really can't afford to. But either way, we stopped by some cool places in Tempe and i got some nice things and i want to share them with you so that way you can support these business as well.

1. A delicious cup of hot chocolate from Coffee Cartel. i had never been to Coffee Cartel but i hear they have cool shows there sometimes and they were super nice people so i bought a big cup of hot chocolate and i wasn't let down at all. Super delicious! Super friendly! Worth stopping by again! Hooray!

2. "Punk Rock and Trailer Parks" graphic novel by Derf. This was a major impulse buy but i dont mind. Just by glancing through it i think its pretty awesome and worth the $15 i spent on it. Besides i picked this up from Ash Ave. Comics, which is my favorite Comic book store of all time and i haven't been there in forever! Let alone purchase something! I think the last thing i bought from there was James Kochalka's "Fantastic Butterflies" back in early 2006.

3. 2 Madness LP's ("7" and "Absolutely") and Slow Gherkin "Shed Some Skin" on Vinyl. Each album was less than $5. And i got them all from the greatest record store left in Arizona (no offense to Revolver Records or Stinkweeds. or even Tracks N' Wax) East Side Records. The thing that i love about record stores like eastside and others is that after spending a couple minutes in there you know exactly what the employees are into and what you are sure to find! Eastside is the only place in Arizona where i have found anything from Tiny Tim, The Mummies, Soda Pop Fuck You, The Space Tourists and more... And the Fact that i found these 3 great ska albums on LP all for less than $5 a piece is remarkable. If i would've spent a whole day there who knows what i would have ended up with.
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Fathers Day is doing a split with treasure mammal at the end of January. The theme or "concept" of the album is going to be "sheriff Joe Arpaio" Treasure Mammal side is going to be anti-arpaio and Fathers Day side is going to be pro-arpaio. And we are all very excited. To learn more about Arpaio go here and here and here
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i updated http://www. thegoodshows. com recently and there is a lot of good stuff coming up. i will probably be attending the following. shows in green means i am performing

DECEMBER 10TH
SIKHARA:
w/clew of thesis, adam mokan and james fella
@THE TRUNKSPACE
1506 GRAND AVE.
PHOENIX, AZ
$5 / 7:00PM

DECEMBER 11TH
(not listed on thegoodshows.com)
MUSTARD PLUG:
w/another band? maybe?
@THE CLUBHOUSE
TEMPE, AZ
$6 / 7:00PM / 18+

DECEMBER 12TH
TRUNKSPACE BENEFIT:
w/swell chemistry, visantos, haunted colog
ne, plague party, strawman and
phatima unclear.
@THE TRUNK
SPACE
1506 GRAND
AVE.
PHOEN
IX, AZ
$
7-$10 / 8:30PM

AND

7 MINUTES UNDER THE MISTLETOE:
w/10+ artists all performing for 7 minutes.
@
SPACE 55 THEATER
PHOEN
IX, AZ
$5 / 9:
00PM

DECEMBER 13TH
UGGAMUGGA TOUR KICKOFF:
w/the quest!!!! and a bunch of other bands.
@THE TRUNKSPACE
1506 NW GRAND AVE. PHOENIX, AZ
$5 / 8:00PM


AND!

(not listed on thegoodshows)
THE AQUABATS:
w/dj lance rock, suburban legends and some other bands
@THE MARQUEE THEATER
TEMPE, AZ
$20 / 7:00PM

DECEM
BER 17TH

NO BUNNY:
w/
the okmoniks and other bands
@THE MANOR
832 S. MAPLE ST.
TEMPE, AZ
FREE! / 8:00PM

DECEMBER 18TH
DAN DEACO
N:
w/other bands
@SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT
7380 E. SECOND STREET SCOTTSDALE, AZ
FREE! / 7:00PM

AND!

FRENCH QUARTER:
w/alas alak alask
a, fancie and other bands
@THE TRUNKSPACE
1506 GRAND AVE.
PHOENIX, AZ
$6 / 8:00PM

DECEMBER 27TH
HOORA
Y FOR THE LIGHTRAIL SHOW!:
w/uggamugga, iji, french quarter and stell
aluna
@THE TRUNK
SPACE
1506 GRAND AVE.
PHOENIX, AZ
FREE! / 7:00PM

FEBRUARY 4TH
FUCKE
D UP:
w/mika miko,
andrew jackson jihad, george moshington and other bands
@THE PHIX
1113 NW. GRAND AVE.
PHOENIX, AZ
$6 / 8:00PM

FEBRUARY 5TH
SKA IS DEAD TOUR:
w/
the toasters, the vodoo glow skulls, deals gone bad and buck-0-nine
@THE MARQUEE THEATER
TEMPE, AZ
?? / 7:00PM

and there is more good shows as well. but hey... janua
ry looks like a pretty dry month, anyone know of some sweet shows happening that month that aren't already listed on www.thegoodshows.com? let me know.
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OH! and don't forget to go to this show!

(here is the press kit for this show. if you aren't planning on going already maybe by reading this it will change your mind)
"For Immediate Release
THEGOODSHOWS presents
VALUE FEST
Dec 26th, 7PM at
The Trunk Space
6 Bands, $1.00

WHO: THE GOOD SHOWS longtime promoters of cutting edge music out west
WHAT: 6 Killer PHX Bands, for one measly buck! Taste your town for 100 pennies.
WHERE: The Trunk Space, 1506 NW Grand Ave, 602-256-6006 (www.thetrunkspace.com)
WHEN: Friday December 26th (Day After Christmas). Doors at 7PM
WHY: Stimulate your mind, heart, and the economy!

Additional Info:
http://www.thegoodshows.com
Contact Ryan Avery:
majestic.ryan@gmail.com

Says Ryan Avery, "As we all know the economy is in bad shape and we use this as an excuse to buy cheap things and not go out as much because we chose to let it bring us down. Some say it is the reason why show attendance hasn't been as great lately for most live performance venues. Whatever the case may be, we shouldn't let the lousy economy stop us from having fun and stop us from supporting amazing local businesses. Value Fest is the answer to the many excuses people have for not going out and having a good time anymore."
THE BANDS ARE:
Fathers Day – Thrash / Punk / Hardcore:
JJCNV – Weirdo / Punk / Rock:
Local rock band recently featured on the cover of The New Times.
www.jjcnv.com / www.myspace.com/jjcnv
Skinwalkers – Alternative / Weirdo / Butthole Surfers:
This band is changing Phoenix.
www.myspace.com/skinwalkersmusic
Children of Hell – Punk / Disco / Sex:
This will be there reunion show. They haven't played since August, 2006.
www.myspace.com/childrenofhell
Earth, Wind and Stranger – Noise / Electronic / Inspirational:
Treasure Mammal's newest creation.
www.myspace.com/treasuremammal
BOLT! – Spastic / Noise / Punk:
The Good Shows hears the trunk space is in okay shape right now--but things at the moment aren't looking up. Shows that usually bring 100 or so people are bringing half of that. They've been doing this for 5 years now and haven't had turnouts like this since the early days of the space. So with that being said, The Good Shows feel that we should try and stop the problem before it gets worse, for our favorite place in the world. Six bands will be playing loud, fun, energetic music for $1, bring extra money if you can to donate to the space or to buy band merchandise. The show starts at 7:00pm"

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