You know your corner laundromat, where that one college kid always brings her books to study while her clothes are washing, and your neighbor from down the street asks you to borrow quarters every week? It's become sort of an unofficial hang-out for people in the hood, always bustling with a variety of peeps.
This ain't that kind of laundromat.
In the flier for Sunorus' show this Saturday, July 3 at 910 Live in Tempe, there appears to be a headless, but very well-dressed, man sitting down in the ominous laundry room. Is he washing his head? Did he lose his head in the laundry room? Did he die here? Viewers may never know, but Sunorus trombonist Michael Red offers up some insight.
"The flier is dark and obscure with many words on it, just like Sunorus," Red says of the artwork, designed by Sunorus bassist (and The Lost Leaf bartender) Tato Caraveo. "We are trying to help the viewer see the urgency of 'washing the brain' as we, as a species, find ourselves dirty in this world of oil spills."
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Whether or not you'll consider your brain "washed" at the show is questionable, but there's one thing for sure about the funky, jazzy Sunorus concerts--they're quite a sight to be seen. The large band includes saxophone and multiple percussion instruments, making for a show that's just as fun to watch as it is to listen to. This weekend, the band's joined by Hooves and Djentrification, and Red insists it will be an epic presentation.
"Never before have these planetary bodies of music aligned in the heavens, or Club 910, with the gravity of Jupiter and Uranus," Red says. Sounds like heavy stuff.
It all goes down at 9 p.m., with doors open at 8 p.m. The 21 and older show is $5, and more info can be found at www.910liveaz.com.