Eat your heart out, sappy sacks! This week it’s all about the salt. Rant and rave and get it all out, but don’t be nice. Bring your saltiest poems to the stage this week, and then… get ready to get sexy.
– Firecreek Coffee Company on Rt 66 next to Crystal Magic
– 7:30 PM sharp! – signups
– 8 PM – show start
– $2 – $5 sliding scale at door for spectators
We will have space for 16 poets to sign up and the second round will cut to the top 5. Poets must follow the rules: no props, no musical accompaniment, and no nudity….awww. There will be a three minute time limit for each performance with a 10 second grace period, after that it will affect the score given to your by our five esteemed, randomly selected judges. But remember, it’s not about the points, it’s about the poetry.
The top poet will win $20 in COLD, HARD CASH and second and third place take home drink tickets redeemable at Firecreek Coffee.
“The poet is the priest of the invisible.” – Wallace Stevens
10PM FREE (9:30PM signup, or signup in advance by contacting the host)
Come join us at the Brew Wednesday November 13th for HARVEST, an experiment in fusing two of our favorite art forms: jazz and poetry. With the blessed help of our friends and neighbors in the flourishing Flagstaff music and literary scenes, all poets are welcome to read their (or others’) work backed by a live jazz band improvising to the words!
Sign up with the host at 9:30pm or anytime after.
Featuring the jazz combo of Eric Nakamoto and others, and hosted by adored slam poet Levi Phillips.
Over the course of his career, singer/songwriter and Americana artist Tom Freund has released more than a dozen records, collaborated with legends such as Elvis Costello and Jackson Browne, pulled a half-decade stint on bass for alt-country pioneers The Silos, and has shared bills with everyone from Matthew Sweet to Guided by Voices. Freund’s intimate, heartfelt new solo album, East of Lincoln, chronicles a personal journey along the path from self doubt to enlightenment. “Time to take the wheel and turn this thing around / Time to make a deal and see what’s going down,” he affirms on “Runaround.” Freund takes his time and lets these new songs simmer, and that—along with memorable guest spots from longtime friend and collaborator Ben Harper and an all-star cast of session players—is a big part of record’s charm.
Quietly reveling in its unhurried pace, East of Lincoln sticks in the mind long after listening. Within the record’s framework, Freund tackles progress, hope, and the corporatization of his beloved Venice Beach, which he captures as a bittersweet vortex of vanishing beauty and possibility. “I know I’m no saint, but I know when something is good and when it ain’t,” he sings on the title track, mourning Venice’s fading allure while basking in its once-electric atmosphere. The album dances on the edge of a stark duality: the sun-drenched SoCal beach town’s demise and Freund’s own eventual growth arc. “Better start swimming toward the shore,” he urges on “Abandoning the Ship.”
Tickets on sale Friday, December 13 at 10 AM: https://www.seetickets.us/event/Blunts-and-Blondes/400211
Jazzy pop rock guitar, vocalist.
Arthur Buezo was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised partly in both Connecticut and North Carolina. After traveling around America for a year he now calls Saranac Lake, NY home.
In Saranac Lake he met the members of his other band The Blind Owl Band, in which he plays guitar and sings. While not playing with them, Arthur will continue to do what he loves and making a living while doing it.
Shedding the constraints of the Blind Owl Band’s patented formula, Arthur Buezo’s solo effort is a gritty grind up of the darkness and light. -Larry Dolan
The Redifusion is a “rock potluck” where we bring together 25 members picked from 25 different bands to form 6 new groups with new names that will perform for the first time together on stage at the event.
Each of the new groups meet on the morning of the event to write two original songs, learn one cover and come up with a band name. That night they perform at Firecreek Coffee Company – Flagstaff in front of their fans, friends and peers for charity!
25 different bands
5 new bands formed
1 night only!
We all know school art and music programs are so important to the enrichment of the body, mind and soul. In response to this.. for our second year, we are bringing the Flagstaff music community together for one night of music and fundraising for event we call, The Redifusion.
The Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy (FALA) arts and music program will receive proceeds from this event. We plan to partner with local businesses again to provide a silent auction, back line and food for participants.
*This year six music students from FALA will also be joining in the experience with the bands on stage!
Based in San Diego, rock-reggae band Tribal Seeds come at their music from a different angle, more influenced by bands like Steel Pulse and Aswad than the common touchstone of Sublime. Formed in 2005 by the Jacobo brothers, singer Steven and producer Tony-Ray, the group issued its debut album, Youth Rebellion, that same year.
In March 2017, Tribal Seeds won the San Diego Music Award for Artist of the Year.
Swedish musician brings a hot show of downtempo electronica. You wouldn’t think that growing up in the Swiss Alps in the 90′s would be the best place to be exposed to some of New York’s best underground hip hop. However anglo-swiss producer Laurent Clerc, AKA Little People, argues he couldn’t have been in a better place. Thanks to the forward thinking programming of Laurent’s local radio station and a DJ with his finger on the pulse of a golden age in the making in New York – Laurent’s musical education in all things hip hop was of the highest order. An old Mac and a stack of old LPs were mere catalysts for Laurent to try and emulate the sounds from across the pond.
Latin GRAMMY Winners Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its’ First and Only All-Women Mariachi Group. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache is lead by singers Mireya I. Ramos (founder) & Shae Fiol (founding member). Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi the group started as a trio, Harp, Violin and Vihuela. Today, Flor De Toloache’s members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music.
San Diego based reggae group SYNRGY returns to their birthplace of Flagstaff Arizona on Tuesday 2.25.2020 on their Coast 2 Keys Tour with New Mexico based, The Riddims, and Tucson based ZeeCeeKeely will be joining the show!
The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does.
Do you want to tell another poet just how much they mean to you? Pour your heart out on stage and just let them have all of the love? Well, this is your chance! Flagslam will be hosting a compliment death match for the first week of February! Stay tuned for more heartfelt events throughout the month.
– Firecreek Coffee Company on Rt 66 next to Crystal Magic
– 7:30 PM sharp! – signups
– 8 PM – show start
– $2 – $5 sliding scale at door for spectators
We will have space for 16 poets to sign up and compete in a bracket style competition. Poets must follow the rules: no props, no musical accompaniment, and no nudity….awww. There will be a thirty second time limit for each performance, which may be pre-written or improvised on the spot! Judges in the audience will be selected to score the performances. But remember, it’s not about the points, it’s about the compliments!
The top compliment giver will win $20 in COLD, HARD CASH and second and third place take home drink tickets redeemable at Firecreek Coffee.
Indie darlings have new album out
$12 – $14
Join us for a
Flagstaff Family Food Center
Friday, February 28th
9 am – 12 pm
United Way of Northern Arizona
1515 E. Cedar Dr.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
- Learn about hunger in our community.
- Discover opportunities to get more involved.
- Become a community leader in the fight against hunger.
Snacks will be provided.
*Please park in the Safeway lot across the street, as parking is limited.*
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, February 24th.
Questions? Call 928-526-2211.
Playing killer cuts of old rockabilly, rock’n’roll, country, & doo wop
Leap Day Local Nite featuring: F-Town Sound and Four Cornered Room
Western Funk meets Latin Groove. Wanna dance with a freight train? F-Town Sound got you! Drawing from influences of: Calexico, Jenny and the Mexicats, Tower of Power, Paul Simon, The Cat Empire, and more!
Featuring Flagstaff’s very own @golightly_music and Dina of Rock Nine on Vocals coupled with the deepest rhythm section this side of Sunny Side, and Flagstaff’s loudest Horn section!
Four Cornered Room , a band from Flagstaff Arizona blends the sounds of soul and jazzy rock and roll putting you in a smooth spacey place to groove. Expect a touch of psychedelic day dream, improvised extensions, and laid back beats. Tune in to the moment with Four Cornered Room.
It’s somebody’s birthday!
Tim O’Brien performs in a duet setting with his partner Jan Fabricius on harmony vocals. Featuring his solid guitar, fiddle, and mandolin, the shows cover a range of original compositions and traditional arrangements mixed with stories and Tim’s self-deprecating humor.
The show will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2019, doors are at 7pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $34 FFOTM Members / $36 advance/ $40 day of show. Arts Council Members recieve 10% discount!
Syrrup’s music blossomed from a rich Jazz influence, as the members are involved in the Jazz scene of Memphis where they met. However, they came together to create original music that explores Soul, Folk, Rock, Pop, and more. They are embarking on a nation-wide tour for the release of their new album Simple. Join us for an evening of smooth and soulful sounds! Hear that flow. Taste that shuga. Pass that Syrrup.
Southwest Blues Rockers from the Eastern Agency of the Navajo Nation. www.leviplateromusic.com
Levi Platero is from the Navajo Nation of the Southwest region of the United States. With his family band “The Plateros” they emerged on the music scene in 2004 as a blues rock power trio compared to the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Los Lonely Boys and ZZ Top. After a decade of touring the US with his family band, a one and half year run as a member of the Indigenous (Lakota blues band), Levi decided it was time to get back to his own music. He then recruited a new band, began touring, went into the studio and released a self titled EP featuring the single “Take Me Back” which went on to win the 2016 New Mexico Music Awards for Best Blues.
Levi is a great example of a guitar player with a gift of guitar playing intuition of much more experienced player. Levi’s quiet nature is unleashed in a style that mixes a spectrum of Texas Blues, vintage rock, to modern guitar heroes such as Eric Johnson and Steve Vai. With a captivating live show he ranges from flurries of guitar acrobatics all the way down to soulful expressiveness. Levi is a guitarist and talent to be reckoned with and will continue to shine in the Blues/Rock genre.
* 2017 New Mexico Music Award Nomination
* 2017 Indigenous Music Award Nomination
* 2016 Won New Mexico Music Award for Best Blues
* 2010 Won Dream Keeper Film Award For Best Music Video.
* 2009 Won New Mexico Music Award For Best Blues.
* 2009 Nominated Best Music Video by the American Indian Film Festival
* 2008 Nominated Best Blues New Mexico Music Awards
* 2007 Nominated Best Blues by the Native American Music Award
First Friday ArtWalk & Community Discussion – March 6
Open Doors: Art in Action Gallery, Church of the Epiphany, 423 N. Beaver; 6 – 8:30 pm
Photography by Tom Bean, Michael Collier and Ed Dunn
Music by Grand Canyon artist, Paul Karlsberger, 6-7 PM
“Managing Our Rangelands,” 7pm, featuring Billy Cordasco, Manager, the Babbitt Ranches; Cerissa Hoglander, Land Conservation Program Manager, Grand Canyon Trust; Norm Lowe, President, Diablo Trust; Mike Macauley; owner, the Perrin Ranch and Board Member, Natural Resource Conversation District.
Always good food. Free parking behind the church.
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).
Chomsky School of Business doing monthly performances at Firecreek, every second Tuesday. Open to all ages. $2 cover. Come and see the show!
In two decades on the road Jeffrey Foucault has become one of the most distinctive voices in American music, refining a sound instantly recognizable for its simplicity and emotional power, a decidedly Midwestern amalgam of blues, country, rock’n’roll, and folk.
The show will take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, doors are at 7:00pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $18 advance/ $22 day of show. Arts Council Members recieve 10% discount!
No Lungs and Sore Eyes on the Get Your Shit Together Tour, with local support from Winterhaven.
$6 / doors at 7:30 pm / show at 8 pm
No Lungs (noise rock from Phoenix, AZ)
Sore Eyes (trash pop from Phoenix, AZ)
Scotty J’s 45th Birthday Concert & Food Drive
The Orpheum Theater’s Master of Sound, Scotty J, turns 45 and we’re celebrating with a huge concert featuring three of Flagstaff’s homegrown bands!
A groovy blend of rock and roll, jazz and soul. Proud Mother is: Erica Anderson, Jordan Butler, Seth Terrell and Alec Tippett.
Growing among the coniferous trees at the base of Dook’o’oosłííd (the San Francisco Peaks), the Sap Dabblers emerged in the winter of 2015. Since materializing, the Sap Dabblers have focused on cultivating and synthesizing aspects of psychedelic rock, folk, bluegrass, electronica, and improv together to create a fresh and eclectic sound. The Dabblers’ driving drums, energizing lead guitar solos, and timeless lyrics, push their flavor of high-altitude psychedelic rock to new boundaries. They are constantly collaborating with local and touring musicians, artists, and visual artists, creating unique live experiences at each show.
Brian Marbury (Keyboards/Organ/Synthesizer)
Devin Hubbard (Bass/Mandolin/Vocals)
Kyle Milbrandt (Electric Guitar/Banjo/Vocals)
Mark Gallo (Acoustic Guitar/Vocals)
Taylor Paterson (Drums)
Pass the Butter is a rock-fusion jam band from Flagstaff, AZ, Churning blends of rock, funk, and reggae into a smooth spread. In 2018 after playing several music festivals and sharing the stage with national touring acts such as STIG, the Brothers Gow, Skydyed, and the Moves Collective, Pass the Butter is rising like cream to the top of the Arizona jam scene. A typical PTB show comes served with music-infused, crowd-churned butter and hot toast on the dance floor. Together we are driving the train of improvisational rock-fusion all the way to a venue near you!
Members: Preston Luce on drums, Sean Tierney on bass, Harrison Holland on guitar and Jordan Butler on keyboards.