X103.9's Throwdown, Telekinesis, Black Fag, Civic Space Jam, and Other Weekend Events
Henry Rollins might not dig Black Fag, but don't let that dissuade you from attending their gig this weekend in Scottsdale.
According to the MySpace blog for the over-the-top gay Black Flag tribute act, Hank was reportedly a little gruff when Black Fag's frontman attempted to invite him to participate in one of their shows earlier this year.
If you haven't happened to catch the band during any of their previous gigs in the Valley over the past few years, here's the lowdown: The five-member band offers a rather catty and mincing take on the legendary punker iconoclasts, complete with drag outfits and a vampish singing style.
Read on for more info on the show, as well as nine other inexpensive events happening this weekend around the Valley.
Tech House Thursdays at Crown Room (Thursday):
Got house? The cats who will be performing at Scottsdale's Crown Room later tonight certainly do, whether we're talking the varities of the EDM genre that originate in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Special guests DK strickler and Dr. Drea will share the decks with residents ranck Matthews, Rolando Hodar, and Marija Dunn. 9 p.m. (7419 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale)
Open DJ Tables at Revolver Records (Thursday):
"Maybe it's the recent unveiling of the iPad that caused Revolver Records to rebel against the digital world by coordinating Open DJ Tables. At the very least, the shindig is causing some laptop DJs to rethink their 1s-and-2s M.O. Anyone who wants a piece of the two Technics 1200s can get it at the biweekly event..." (read more) 7 p.m., free. (918 N. 2nd St.) -- Steve Jansen
The Blunt Club at Yucca Tap Room (Thursday):
Hip-hop artists from the Armory Massive 1st Division Tour (including rappers Felt-1 and Illanoiz) will be visiting Tempe tonight to dish some rhymes alongside Blunt Club residents Pickster One and DJ Element. 9 p.m., free (29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe)
12th Planet at Disco (Thursday):
"Anchored by rock star residents HavocNdeeD (the talented twosome made up of the PHX's J. Paul and Las Vegas spinster OB-One), Subversion has imported some of the dopest dubstep demons from around the world, including DJ Rap and Britain's Jakwob. Their latest booking coup is just as epic, as spinster superstar 12th Planet cruises into Disco's orbit on Thursday..." (read more) 9 p.m., $9-$15. (4301 N. Civic Center Plaza, Scottsdale)
X103.9's Throwdown at Clubhouse Music Venue (Friday):
Flogging Molly's upcoming Saint Patrick's Day show in Tempe is most certainly gonna be packed, so it makes sense that any local band worth its salt would want to land an opening slot at the concert. Such is the prize that awaits the winner of X103.9's ongoing battle of the bands, which is taking place every Friday night until the middle of March. This week's contenders include such Valley acts as Frantic Arcade, Safe to Semi, Out of Reverie, Valley Love, Black Bottomlighters, and A House Divided. 7 p.m., $5-$10. (1320 E. Broadway Rd.,Tempe)
The Morning Infidelity All-Stars at Jersey's (Saturday):
Super Stereo, The Broken Rhodes, and Izzy Edible share the bill for this showcase of local music that's being presented by the folks behind KWSS's The Morning Infidelity radio program. And best of all, admission to the gig is free. 9 p.m. (5945 W. Ray Rd., Chandler)
Telekinesis at Rhythm Room (Saturday):
"Michael Benjamin Lerner is a Seattle-based indie rock musician who performs under the moniker Telekinesis. Though he was a solo act before hiring two guns for his latest album, his foil on this particular project has long been Chris Walla, a guitarist who plays in Death Cab For Cutie..." (read more) 8:30 p.m., $8-$10. (1019 E. Indian School Rd.) -- Michael Lopez
Black Fag at The Rogue Bar (Saturday):
In addition to what's sure to be an absolutely fabulous performance by the members of Black Flag, the evening will also feature music from locals like Princess Eater, Trash This Place, and The Liar's Handshake. 8 p.m., $5. (423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale)
Civic Space Jam at Downtown Civic Space Park (Sunday):
In case you missed the news, Anthony "HartBreaks" Hart is soon leaving for NYC, which means you've only got a limited number of opportunities to see the dope DJ in action. That includes his gig this weekend at the monthly Civic Space Jam. Djentrification, Power 98.3's M2, Kris the Fist, and Matty P. will also spin. 4 p.m., free. (424 N. Central Ave.)
World History at Trunk Space (Sunday):
If you're looking for a lo-fi way to end the weekend, consider heading to this Grand Avenue gallery for an evening of folk and indie music from this stellar Seattle-based duo of Neil Campau and Jamie Menzel. Like-minded local artists Hello The Mind Control, Dogbreth, and Ari Elena will also be in the house. 8 p.m., $5. (1506 Grand Ave.)
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