First Friday

Who's Performing At Tonight's First Friday: Andrew Jackson Jihad, FutureKind, Furious Styles Crew, and More

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
7 p.m.
Drop-In Gallery, 917 N. 5th Street.

Carnuba, Blaine Long, & more
6 p.m.
Paisley Violin, 1030 Grand Ave., 602-254-7843.

DJ Iowatest, & DJ Mendez
8 p.m.
901 N. 4th St., 602-254-6424.

DJ Tony Culture
[reggae/dancehall/old school]
8 p.m.
Afida's Hair Culture, 116 E. Roosevelt St., 602-258-4992.

Expansion Fridays feat. DJ Mara, Sol Martinez, Sonique des Fleurs, & Kris the Fist
8 p.m.
Free before 10 p.m., $5 after
Bar Smith, 130 E. Washington St., 602-229-1265.

The Free Street Band
7 p.m.
Various locations along Roosevelt Row.

Friday Night Live feat. DJ Robby Rob, & DJ Illmatic
8 p.m.
PHX Nightclub, 122 E. Washington St., 602-258-1830.

Furious Styles Crew
[hip-hop, b-boy dancing]
8 p.m.
Garfield & Fifth Streets

8 p.m.
The Lost Leaf, 914 N. 5th St., Phoenix, 602-252-4168.

StreetLife, Soul Power, Fire in the Sky, & Ratio
8 p.m.
Chez Nous, 915 Grand Ave., 602-266-7372.

"one" presents a NextAid/World AIDS 2008 fundraiser feat. Joe DiPadova, dk.strickler, & Rani "g"
[house/Afrobeat/global soul]
9 p.m.
$5 before 10:30 p.m., $10 afterwards
The Ruby Room, 717 S. Central Ave., 602-258-6900

7 p.m.
Red Dog Gallery, 812 N. 3rd St., 602-340-1838.

-- Benjamin Leatherman

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