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

By Benjamin Leatherman

DJ William Fucking Reed will be doing an after-hours spin session at Modified Arts tonigh...err, Saturday morning starting at 1:30 a.m.

There’s gonna be plenty to see and do at the monthly First Friday art walk. As Lilia Menconi wrote earlier today, Chaos Theory 9 will be held at Legend City, while painter Colling Chillag will be doing his thing over at Pravus. As far as the music and performance art goes, here's a sample of the bands and musicians who’ll be doing their thing in and around downtown Phoenix.

Alustemia, Leaf, & more [rock/indie] 8 p.m. $5 Casa Blanca Lounge, 1801 W. Van Buren St., 602-252-5353

After Hours Party with DJ William Fucking Reed [indie/new wave/Britpop] 1:30 a.m. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., 602-462-5516.

Carnuba [rock/indie] 8 p.m. Paisley Violin, 1030 Grand Ave., 602-254-7843.

Derrick Mendonca [acoustic/folk] 7 p.m. Just Breathe, 828 N. 2nd St., 602-256-1400.

DJs Iowatest, Mendez, & guests [house/techno] 7 p.m. nextDOOR, 901 N. 4th St., 602-254-6424.

DJ Jon Dread spins in the Tree Jay House [reggae/old school hip-hop/breakbeats] 8 p.m. HoodRide, 918 N. 5th St.

expansion :: fridays with DJs Brazilia, and guests [funk/house/rare grooves] 9 p.m. $5 Bar Smith, 130 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-229-1265

Former Friends of Young Americans, Mostly Bears, & Mr. Gnome [rock/indie] 8 p.m. [email protected], 1011 N. 3rd St.

Nicole Pesce, E.J. Rodriguez, & more [piano/jazz] 7 p.m. My Florist Café, 534 W. McDowell Rd., 602-254-0333.

Other Voices, Sweetbleeders, & more [rock/indie] 6 p.m. The Ruby Room Lounge, 717 S. Central Ave.

Phoenix Chorale [classical] 7 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., 602-254-7126.

Porches, & more [rock/indie] 7 p.m. The Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Ave., 602-256-6006.

Starlings [acoustic] 8 p.m. The Drop-In Gallery, 917 N. 5th St.

Vessel [religious] 7 p.m. Roosevelt Community Church, 924 N. 1st St., 602-495-3191.

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