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Support Local Music: Jan. 6-8

The first weekend of January 2012 is packed with stuff to do, especially if you love locals! See below for five recommended gigs happening this weekend, and don’t forget about Artlink’s First Fridays artwalk…

FRIDAY, JAN. 6

WHO: My Girl Friday (8 P.M.), Sareena Dominguez (9 P.M.), Dylan Pratt (10 P.M.), Steff Koeppen and the Articles (11 P.M.), You Me and Apollo (midnight), dance party with Jerusafunk (1 A.M. to close)

WHAT: River Jones Music Festival 2012

WHERE: Long Wong’s Tempe, 1639 E Apache Boulevard

WHEN: Doors at 7 P.M.

HOW MUCH: FREE

*All ages from 7 P.M.-10 P.M., 21+ only after 10 P.M..

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WHO: The Ragamuffin Stampede, The Rolling Blackouts, Sasquanaut, Doctor Bones, Japhy’s Descent

WHAT: Bones Bus Benefit Show, “Doctor Bones has a bus (Bones Bus) that they plan on using to take, not only other bands, but all of the Tempe music fans with them all across the country. But this bus is a 1956 Greyhound and needs some work.”

WHERE: The Sail Inn, 26 S Farmer Ave

WHEN: Doors at 8:30 P.M.

HOW MUCH: $5 (suggested) donation at the door, “If you can’t spare it, NO PROBLEM! No one will be turned away from this show!”


SATURDAY, JAN. 7

WHO: Scattered Guts (STONER THRASH), Plagued Angel (BLACK METAL), Dead Chiefs (PUNK), Biocidio (CRUST/GRIND), Inoculara (METAL), Blodskam (CRUST/GRIND), Flying Donkey Punch (GHETTO METAL), Burn Victim (POWER VIOLENCE), False Flag (BRUTAL METAL), Godawfulnoise (GRIND), Awful Noise (PUNK)

WHAT: AZ Local Fest, 11 local bands on two stages

WHERE: The Sail Inn, 26 S Farmer Ave

WHEN: Doors at 3 P.M., shows at 4 P.M.

HOW MUCH: $6 at the door, first 10 people get in FREE, bring the show flyer and get $1 off admission

*This event is 21+.

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WHO: Black Carl, Gospel Claws, Wizards of Time, IAMWE

WHAT: The Fool Vinyl Release Show, the final release in the Black Carl Record Club

WHERE: Crescent Ballroom, 308 N 2nd Ave

WHEN: Doors at 7:30 P.M., show at 8:30 P.M.

HOW MUCH: $8-10

*This event is 21+.


SUNDAY, JAN. 8

WHO: Wooden Indian, Andrew Hiller (Wizards of Time), Yairms

WHERE: Crescent Ballroom lounge, 308 N 2nd Ave

WHEN: 8: 30 P.M.

HOW MUCH: FREE

 

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