The Indie Film Fest is taking place from Friday to Sunday. Now in its second year, the event will take over FilmBar and Paz Cantina, and there'll be a virtual reality component that will have you seeing Phoenix from a new perspective.
Sunday night is music video screening night, which I'm excited to host. There will be video submissions from Harper and the Moths, Gabe Kubanda, Mouse Powell, Rae Lydia, Break the Robot, and many more. Plus, there's an afterparty at Paz Cantina. You can buy a weekend pass, or individual tickets are available.
Saturday at Wasted Grain in Scottsdale, reggae band The Irie celebrate the release of their debut EP Coming Down. The Irie was started by George Ruiz, who came to Phoenix from Hawaii and quickly connected with Johnny Maurer (old school locals and KWSS listeners will remember him from The VeraGroove).
What started as a show now feels like a festival, with acoustic performances by Sam Wiley, ZeeCeeKeely, Jason Devore from Authority Zero, and more. Main performances include Terra Fractal, Sunset Voodoo, Terra Fractal, mob vs. ballot box, and so much more. There will also be live art and a raffle with a $300 cajón as the top prize. The good vibes begin at 3:30 p.m. and go until 10:30 p.m. At only $10 a ticket, that’s quite a bang for your buck.