The PressroomDEAFHEAVEN returns to Phoenix next spring in support of their forthcoming album Infinite Granite! Their single “The Gnashing” came out yesterday – click here to listen.CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Deafheaven – “The Gnashing” (Official Audio)
SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS October 27
Rialto TheatreSQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS were scheduled to play Tucson last year, and the show has been rescheduled for October 27th! They’ll be performing their entire debut album and more. Tickets available now.CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
ELIZABETH COOK October 16
Valley BarCountry singer/songwriter ELIZABETH COOK blew us away at The Rebel Lounge in 2019. We’re excited to have her back in town on Saturday October 16 at Valley Bar!CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
JIM WARD September 30
The Rebel Lounge
with EMILY DAVIS AND THE MURDER POLICEJIM WARD (of Sparta and ex-At The Drive In) is back at The Rebel Lounge on Thursday September 30th with a full band!CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
PODCAST BUT OUTSIDE September 1
The Rebel LoungeThe hilarious interview-based PODCAST BUT OUTSIDE is doing a live show in Phoenix on September 1st! Will they interview you? Will they bring in some random people off the street? The only way to find out is to buy a ticket, watch the show, and then check in with yourself later to discover the answers to those very questions!CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Local concert promoter Psyko Steve Presents (in partnership with local venue The Rebel Lounge) is also currently seeking a SUMMER/FALL MARKETING INTERN to assist with Social Media / Marketing duties. This is a great opportunity to dive into the music business, learn about the different aspects of concert promotion and running a music venue.
To apply, please email your resume and general availability to PsykoSteve@PsykoSteve.com
College Credit with potential to turn into Paid Part-time Position (in addition to all the free shows you can handle)
– Developing and publishing social media content
– Administrative office tasks
– Assisting at live events
– Watching tons of great bands live
– Experience in Google Docs and with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & TikTok (experience in Photoshop is a plus)
– Availability for 10-20 hours per week (flexible)
It’s no secret that we love BREAKUP SHOES here at Psyko Steve Presents. We’re pumped to have them back at The Rebel Lounge on Friday July 16th for their first show in over a year! The band is celebrating the release of their new EP Narratives, which comes out on the same day.
ANTI-FLAG September 23
The Rebel Lounge
with Dog Party, Grumpster, Oxymorrons
ANTI-FLAG was set to play The Rebel Lounge last year, but the tour had to be postponed. Now we are stoked to finally have a newly rescheduled date to share with you! They’ll hit Phoenix on Thursday September 23rd with DOG PARTY, GRUMPSTER, and OXYMORRONS.
HOT MULLIGAN November 26
with Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Sincere Engineer, Super American
Due to overwhelming demand, the HOT MULLIGAN show originally scheduled for November 26th at The Rebel Lounge has been moved to The Pressroom! Tickets are now available, get yours fast before this one sells out again!
One of the Arizona artists we’re most excited about right now is SYDNEY SPRAGUE. She released an excellent debut album earlier this year titled maybe i will see you at the end of the world, and we can’t wait to see her perform tonight at The Rebel Lounge with special guests ALASSANE & CECE OATES.
Find info on these shows and more below. Limited capacity concerts are also starting to return to The Rebel Lounge, visit TheRebelLounge.com for details about upcoming shows (including a free local singer/songwriter showcase this Saturday)!
SOCCER MOMMY October 26
Originally scheduled for last spring, SOCCER MOMMY‘s tour has been rescheduled. They will now be playing at Crescent Ballroom on October 26th! Featuring special guest EMILY REO.
One of the last shows we had the pleasure of seeing last year was with BEACH BUNNY at The Rebel Lounge. They put on such a fun, energetic performance at that sold out show, and we can’t wait to have them back this winter, on Saturday December 11th at Crescent Ballroom!
Our own Stephen Chilton recently spoke with Kyle Lamont and the Concert Cast Podcast about his involvement with NIVA (the National Independent Venue Association) and his forecast for the return of live music.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first show I booked. A local show with friends at Modified Arts downtown, long before I heard the words “Roosevelt Row.” This first flyer didn’t say Psyko Steve Presents on it (that would come a few shows later), but that joke I put on a flyer in high school has now lasted 20 years.
I have worked with more bands than I can count, including some of my favorite artists, and more importantly many that I now call friends. I often say the most rewarding part of what I do is watching artists go from their first shows to becoming real stars. I worked with many of the best acts from AZ over the last 20 years before they released music or started the projects they’re known for. At this year’s Grammys, we’re rooting for two AZ artists that I first booked before they could drive.
Over 20 years I’ve worked with almost every AZ venue, opened my own venue The Rebel Lounge, and produced festivals like 8123 Fest. What started as a hobby grew into a resilient small business with a great staff. Last year our team produced over 600 concerts. I could have never done that on my own, that required a strong team.
Early this year, we brainstormed how to commemorate 20 years of concerts. Soon it was clear none of those ideas would come to fruition this year. In 2020 we put on just 75 shows, the smallest number I’ve produced in a decade.
As I write this, I’m watching a Senate subcommittee hearing on the impact of COVID-19 on live entertainment and #SaveOurStages Act. I’ve spent 2020 dedicated to building NIVA; it’s an honor to work with so many great business owners and professionals from around the US working together to save each other. I just watched Kyrsten Sinema mention the plight of The Rebel Lounge and express her support for saving this industry. Not how I pictured commemorating today.
I’m still optimistic federal aid is coming, and next year can be great for live music. I look forward to getting back to what our team loves and does best – producing some of the best events in AZ.
Foo Fighters, Rise Against, The Roots, Phoebe Bridgers, Black Pumas, Portugal The Man, Brittany Howeard and many many more offering intimate performances recorded live from more than 25 independent concert venues across the US.
#SOSFEST marks seven months since most independent venues, concert halls, comedy clubs, theatres, and festivals learned that they would be closing indefinitely.
90% of independent music venues are on the verge of closing forever – and they need your help!
Tune in to #SOSFEST and watch all-new performances from some of your favorite artists working to #SaveOurStages. We’ve launched the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund so these venues don’t close forever.
Independent promoters and venues need your help today! Visit SaveOurStages.com to tell your legislators to save Arizona venues.
Live entertainment as we know it came to a screeching halt back in March.
Concert promoters, venues and festivals nationwide have been unable to operate in a safe fashion, and therefore most have not been operating or generating revenue for nearly five months.
Our industry needs federal financial support to make it through the pandemic. The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) formed in March to fight for these independent music businesses in D.C. Negotiations regarding the next stimulus package are ongoing, and we have to send a message to Congress that these independent businesses need a lifeline.
We need you to make your voice heard.
Tell Congress that you want them to save live music.
We need Congress to pass the Save Our Stages act or RESTART act.
It only takes a minute. The timing is vital. Congress goes on break soon, and is rushing to complete its next relief bill, and independent venues MUST be included.
More info on the Save Our Stages and RESTART acts:
The Save Our Stages Act would provide $10 billion in Small Business Administration grant funding, specifically for independent music and entertainment venues, to cover six months of expenses. This bipartisan bill was written in response to NIVA’s Save Our Stages Campaign, and introduced on July 22 by Senators Cornyn (R, Texas) and Klobuchar (D, Minnesota).
The RESTART Act would provide loan funding for six months of expenses, with flexible use and up to 90% forgiveness, and would include venues as well as other small businesses facing long closures.