The Tiki Throwdown is scheduled for Saturday, October 10.
Yucca Tap Room in Tempe
If a pig-roastin' rock show at Tempe's most legit dive bar is what you're in the market for, this is it, bro. In the parking lot of the venerable Yucca Tap Room, an entire (presumably, already dead) pig will be sacrificed (ya know, metaphorically speaking) to the party gods. The grubbing shan't stop there. Hawaiian chow rounds out the menu, all of which will be washed down with plenty of beer. The scattershot lineup includes Los Angeles' veteran ska-rock outfit Fishbone and a laundry list of locals that run the gamut of garage rock to folk rock to soul to freak folk. Most prominently, there will be live sets from What Laura Says, Matthew Reveles and Black Carl. Rounding out the bill are Liar's Handshake, The Necronauts, The Revenge, and The High Rollers. Best of all? The gargantuan celebration will be an all-day affair, to ensure attendees are properly sauced, with band performances kicking off in the early afternoon. And it's all for a good cause, despite what your hangover tells you the next morning. The $3 suggested donation goes to benefit the Arizona Chapter of the American Cancer Society and the organization Single Mothers With Cancer.