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Support Local: 10 Weekend Shows

Another weekend means another opportunity to explore the local music scene. Check out our picks for weekend events featuring local talents…


WHO: The Senators, The Haymarket Squares, Daryl Scherrer, Bryan James and The Crooked Teeth 

WHAT: The Senators album release party for Harsher Than Whiskey/Sweeter Than Wine on iTunes

WHERE: Trunk Space, 1506 NW. Grand Ave.

WHEN: Friday, June 22, 7:30 P.M.


WHO: Roll Acosta, Madera StrandSun Ghost 

WHAT: Roll Acosta album release party for its first album This Dreamt Existence produced by John Vanderslice

WHERE: Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave.

WHEN: Friday, June 22, 8 P.M.


WHO: Visual artists: Joe Dragt, Mark Mattlocks, Michael Pfe, Tariq Sabur; Music: Frequent Kings, Doctor Bones featuring Matty Dubbs, Emby Alexander featuring D Russ; Fashion: Robot-Rowboat; Filmmaker Trevvor Riley, DJ Sac Fly 

WHAT: R.E.I.G.N. Artist Network Presents: Culture Jam, a night celebrating local art, music, fashion, film and dance

WHERE: The Roxy Lounge, 7443 E. 6th Ave.

WHEN: Friday, June 22, 6:30 P.M.

HOW MUCH: $5 presale, $10 at the door

*This event is 21+.

WHO: The D.A., Bulletproof Tiger, Doctor Bones, Vial of Sound

WHAT: Panda Hat Presents: A free show!

WHERE: Tonic Tavern, 3400 W. Chandler Blvd.

WHEN: Friday, June 22, 9 P.M.



WHO: Quick Henry, Haymarket Squares, The Wiley One, Doctor Bones, TKLB?, Ghetto Cowgirl, Gospel Claws, Japhy’s Descent, Strange Young Things, Banana Gun, Sugar Thieves, Future Loves Past 
WHAT: Dangeruss and KWSS 106.7 Present: Banana Gun The Elephant in the Room album release party featuring a dozen local acts and Super Farm Super Truck, serving up banana splits, banana-flavored ice cream, deep fried bananas, burgers and pork sliders. The Elephant in the Room is the follow up to the band’s 2010 self-titled EP.

WHERE: The Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave.

WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 5 P.M.

HOW MUCH: $10 at the door, includes CD

*This event is 21+.

WHO: Darth Midi-ous, Bubba Dak  and Rikashay the Soulcaliber  (dual set), The Isto, Auto Taco and Genesis Rodman MD

WHAT: YUS Presents: A Night of Progressive Hip-Hop, local musician Yus has rallied up some of the finest producers around town for a night of hip-hop music.

WHERE: Trunk Space, 1506 NW. Grand Ave.

WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 7:30 P.M.


WHO: Snake! Snake! Snakes!Danger Paul, All My Friends, Field Tripp, The Echo Bombs

WHAT: Third show installment of the Snakes! residency

WHERE: The Rogue Bar, 423 N. Scottsdale Road

WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 8 P.M.


*This event is 21+.

WHO: Bob Domestic, Odie McVerity, Spitball, Phal Kilmer, Wolphpac, Knuckleheadz, High Class, Deezo Fatsaxx

WHAT: Bob Domestic Presents: Live AZ Hip-Hop

WHERE: Stray Cat Bar & Grill Tempe, 2433 E. University Drive

WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 9 P.M.


*This event is 21+.

WHO: The Hardways, Hidebehind, Echofuzz, Tell Me About the Rabbits, The Relics

WHAT: No Label AZ Radio hosts a live broadcast of independent rock n’ roll music

WHERE: Donna Jeans Libations, 6676 W. Bell Road

WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 9 P.M.

Don’t forget that What Laura Says has a Sunday residency at Crescent Ballroom through the month of June. The lounge show is free and a good way to end the weekend.


  1. Hey Spec, Thanks for the event post, but that Snakes residency show isn’t until the 30th. Show this week is Friday June 22nd w/ Danger Paul, All My Friends, Field Tripp, and Echo Bombs.

    • Oops! Correction has been made. Thanks!

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