What do you get when you mix crime fighting with Brazilian bossa nova/soul/surf? Something as strangely wonderful as Chicano Batman. This L.A. based indie band will be bringing their unique brand of chicano rock to Lost Leaf on Friday, October 19, with their latest EP Joven Navegante.
It's free, so don't miss it.
In other just announced news: Despite that annoying "I Love College" song, whiteboy rapper Asher Roth has skills. Asleep in the Bread Aisle was catchy, if not downright awesome. He's gone on to sign with Def Jam and collaborated with some of the best in the biz. Roth is supposed to drop his second studio album this year, titled Is This Too Orange. Well, for now you'll just have to enjoy his live show when he hits Club Red on Sunday, November 4. No doubt Roth will pack em to the rafters, so get there early.
The Abominationz Tour: With Twiztid, (hed) p.e., Lil Wyte, Potluck, Sunday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m., $23.25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Avi Buffalo: Monday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m., $10. Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, 480-966-9565.
Chicano Batman: With DJentrification, Friday, Oct. 19, 9 p.m., free. Lost Leaf, 914 N. 5th St., Phoenix, 602-258-0014.
Doro: With Sister Sin, Saturday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m., $15. Rocky Point Cantina, 1001 E. Eighth St., Tempe, 480-968-7879.
Imperative Reaction: With Everything Goes Cold, The Ludovico Technique, & The Witch Was Right, Friday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., $10/$15. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
Layzie Bone: Thursday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., $15. Red Owl Sports Grill & Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-968-2114.
Leogun: Sunday, Oct. 14, 8:30 p.m., $12. Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix, 3 S. 2nd St., Phoenix, 602-261-7625.
The Mountain Goats: With Matthew E. White, Saturday, Dec. 8, 8:30 p.m., $19/$22. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Nachtmystium: With Jarboe, & Weapon, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m., $15. Rocky Point Cantina, 1001 E. Eighth St., Tempe, 480-968-7879.
Revocation: With A Life Once Lost, & Kenmode, Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., $10. Pub Rock (formerly Chasers), 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.
Asher Roth: With Kids These Days, Chuck Inglish, & Trace, Sunday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., $15/$40. Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.
Sacred Reich: With Dirt Over Lime, Scattered Guts, Kama Mara, Impulsive Aggression, & Dethroned, Saturday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m., $15. Rocky Point Cantina, 1001 E. Eighth St., Tempe, 480-968-7879.
Ed Sheeran: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:45 p.m., Price TBA. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Mike Simonetti: Friday, Oct. 19, 9 p.m., $10. Bar Smith, 130 E. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-229-1265.
The Stone Foxes: Saturday, Nov. 24, 8:30 p.m., $18/$20. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Two Cow Garage: With The Copyrights, Saturday, Nov. 3, 8:30 p.m., $8/$10. Pub Rock (formerly Chasers), 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.