If you don't have any plans for Labor Day Weekend, then you obviously live under a rock...or are one of those agoraphobics or shut-ins. There's no shortage of concerts and club gigs to attend over the next four days, whether it's any of the dance events starring some big-name DJs visiting the Valley or the wealth of indie rock and hip-hop shows.
The cats at KUKQ also have something going on over at Pub Rock in Scottsdale, which we're expecting will soon become their new favorite local spot. The online radio station will hold a "Q Family Gathering" tomorrow night at the recently rebooted bar and music venue, which includes a live broadcast and chances to score some prizes.
As mentioned by Pub Rock booker and KUKQ program director Nancy Stevens in a blog from last week, the music venue formerly known as Chasers will likely host many events being put on by the station. Friday night's "Family Gathering" will feature one of the Q's disc jockies selecting songs and taking requests.
They'll also offer spins on the "Wheel of Fate" with tickets to any of the recently announced concerts that will take place at Pub Rock in the coming weeks, such as a gig by alt-rap act Flobots on Sunday, September 23, and Unwritten Law's show on Tuesday, October 16. (The hard-drinking crowd can also partake in one-dollar shots and brews all night.)
Attendees can also check out the wealth of changes have been taking place at the joint, including a spruced-up stage and a few mirrored Guinness signs and other pub decorations that now adorn the place.
Thankfully, Pub Rock's proprietors have also chosen to keep the wealth of band stickers -- both local and otherwise -- that are plastered on a few walls and poles inside the erstwhile Chasers, which are a nice reminder of the property's lengthy history as a music venue. We expect that a few KUKQ stickers will soon adorn the walls as well.
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The Q Family Gathering takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday. Admission is free. More details are available on the KUKQ Facebook page.