FutureKind is scheduled to perform at The Lost Leaf.
It's probably gonna be a chilly one tonight, so be sure to bring a jacket or hoodie when you're out traipsing along Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue in search of art during tonight's First Friday. Besides heading to Tammie Coe's or Conspire for something warm to drink, we suggest huddling close (but not too close) to your fellow art lovers as you watch the dozens of musicians and performers doing their thing.
But if you're a fan of HoodRide's treehouse (which usually hosted DJ Jon Dread spinning reggae and old-school during First Friday), you'd better find a new hangout. As we reported about within the last hhour, the city of Phoenix ordered the structures destruction yesterday.
Don't worry, there's still plenty of other stuff to see and do tonight. Here's the rundown of what's on tap for tonight:
Andrew Jackson Jihad, & more
Drop-In Gallery, 917 N. 5th Street.
Carnuba, Blaine Long, & more
Paisley Violin, 1030 Grand Ave., 602-254-7843.
DJ Iowatest, & DJ Mendez
901 N. 4th St., 602-254-6424.
DJ Tony Culture
Afida's Hair Culture, 116 E. Roosevelt St., 602-258-4992.
Expansion Fridays feat. DJ Mara, Sol Martinez, Sonique des Fleurs, & Kris the Fist
Free before 10 p.m., $5 after
Bar Smith, 130 E. Washington St., 602-229-1265.
The Free Street Band
Various locations along Roosevelt Row.
Friday Night Live feat. DJ Robby Rob, & DJ Illmatic
PHX Nightclub, 122 E. Washington St., 602-258-1830.
Furious Styles Crew
[hip-hop, b-boy dancing]
Garfield & Fifth Streets
The Lost Leaf, 914 N. 5th St., Phoenix, 602-252-4168.
StreetLife, Soul Power, Fire in the Sky, & Ratio
Chez Nous, 915 Grand Ave., 602-266-7372.
"one" presents a NextAid/World AIDS 2008 fundraiser feat. Joe DiPadova, dk.strickler, & Rani "g"
$5 before 10:30 p.m., $10 afterwards
The Ruby Room, 717 S. Central Ave., 602-258-6900
Red Dog Gallery, 812 N. 3rd St., 602-340-1838.
-- Benjamin Leatherman