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Who’s performing at tonight’s First Friday art walk

By Benjamin Leatherman

The horror rockers of Calabrese

The monthly First Friday extravaganza in downtown Phoenix always proves to be a massively chaotic mess of sound and art, with dozens of musicians and bands performing inside galleries, outside on sidewalks, and practically any other location they can think of.

In attempt to give order to chaos, we’ve poured through MySpace and the Interweb to compile some listings of who’s performing where (and when) at the various venues around downtown Phoenix during tonight’s event.

Black Carl, Miniature Tigers, Holy Rolling Empire, Walk to Chicago, and more (Rock, indie) 6 p.m. Static House, 922 N. Sixth St.

Calabrese, The Dark Hearts, and Thee Oh No's (Horror rock, punk) 8 p.m., $5 The Ruby Room, 717 S. Central Ave., 602-258-6900

Derrick Mendonca (acoustic, folk) 7 p.m. Just Breathe - A Wellness Sanctuary, 828 N. 2nd St., 602-256-1400.

DJ William Fucking Reed (Indie, eclectic) 6 p.m. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., 602-257-1880.

First Fridays Street Mic hosted by Ms. Wisdom (Open mic, poetry) 7 p.m. The Nile Cafe, 610 E. Roosevelt St., 602-595-4643

Galapagos Improv and Light Rail Pirates present “THE FUTURE” (Comedy, improv) 10:30 p.m. Space 55, 636 E. Pierce St., 602-663-4032.

The Free Street Band (bagpipe band) 7 p.m. Starts at the Second & Roosevelt Streets

Headline Bluegrass Band, MHC, & more (bluegrass, jazz fusion) 7 p.m. Paisley Violin, 1030 Grand Ave., 602-254-7843.

Love You Long Time, The Lives of Famous Men, Goodnight Darling, and more (Rock, indie) 6:30 p.m., $10 The OnePlace, 825 N. 1st St., 602-504-5633.

Parson Redheads, Mer., Lanterns, and more (Rock, indie) 8 p.m. Holgas Gallery, 821 N. Third St.

Sound of Birds, Kill Baby Kill, and The Hooves (Indie, punk) 9 p.m., $5 CB’s Nightclub, 1801 W. Van Buren St.

Strawman (Americana, folk rock) 6 p.m. Yoga at Heart, 109 W. Portland St., 602-354-4994.

Straylight, Mer., Fatigo, & more (Rock, indie, experimental) 8 p.m. The Lost Leaf, 914 N. 5th St., 602-252-4168.

Tree Jay House hosts various DJs (eclectic) 8 p.m. HoodRide Bodega, 918 N. 5th St.

Under Par (Rock, pop) 8 p.m. Approximately Central Avenue & Roosevelt Street

Unfair?, The Sexy Skulls, and Janis Joplin Crap n Vomit (Punk, fire dancing, rock) 8 p.m. The Firehouse, 1015 N. 1st St., 602-300-7575.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.