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Deafheaven, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Jim Ward, Elizabeth Cook, Podcast But Outside and more on sale now

We’ve got a lot to share this week, so we’ll get right to it.

This week we announced shows with DEAFHEAVENSQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS and TOGETHER PANGEA in Tucson, ELIZABETH COOKJIM WARDPODCAST BUT OUTSIDE and more. Check it out below!

If you’re looking for some tunes to get you through til the weekend, listen to THE MAINE‘s new album XOXO: From Love & Anxiety In Real Time, out today!

– PSP

DEAFHEAVEN
February 22
The Pressroom
DEAFHEAVEN 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 Theatre
SQUIRREL 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 Bar
Country 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 POLICE
JIM 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 Lounge
The 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

MORE NEW SHOWS
TOGETHER PANGEA
with special guests
September 4 – 191 Toole

Click here to grab tickets!CORY BRANAN
with special guests
October 19 – The Rebel Lounge

Click here to grab tickets!KIKAGAKU MOYO
with special guests
November 3 – The Rebel Lounge

Click here to grab tickets!

I FIGHT DRAGONS
with special guests
November 15 – The Rebel Lounge

Click here to grab tickets!

DEEPER GRAVES
with special guests
December 14 – The Rebel Lounge

Click here to grab tickets!

THE MAINE
XOXO: FROM LOVE AND ANXIETY IN REAL TIME
OUT NOW!
It’s no secret we love THE MAINE around here. Their new album is out today!Click here to listen.

Click here to get tickets to 8123 Fest with The Maine on January 22nd.

MORE UPCOMING SHOWS

CAROLESDAUGHTER – The Rebel Lounge – 7/10/21
BREAKUP SHOES – The Rebel Lounge – 7/16/21 (SOLD OUT!)
EMONIGHTPHX – The Rebel Lounge – 7/17/21
LEVI PLATERO – The Rebel Lounge – 7/19/21
THE STRIKE / SUB-RADIO – The Rebel Lounge – 7/21/21
BEST NIGHT EVER – The Rebel Lounge – 7/23/21
GIMME GIMME DISCO – The Rebel Lounge – 7/24/21
CHOLO GOTH NIGHT – The Rebel Lounge – 7/31/21
ALL TIME LOW – The Van Buren – 8/8/21
MOVEMENTS – Crescent Ballroom – 8/11/21
THE WRECKS – Crescent Ballroom – 8/21/21
NATEWANTSTOBATTLE – Crescent Ballroom – 8/24/21
PLAYBOY MANBABY – The Van Buren – 9/3/21
BAYSIDE – The Van Buren – 9/24/21
THE FRONT BOTTOMS – The Van Buren – 9/30/21
SUB URBAN / BELLA POARCH – Crescent Ballroom – 10/11/21
WE CAME AS ROMANS – The Pressroom – 10/15/21
MEN I TRUST – Crescent Ballroom – 10/18/21
SUMMER SALT & BREAKUP SHOES – The Pressroom – 11/6/21
NECK DEEP – Marquee Theatre – 11/10/21
MISTERWIVES – The Pressroom – 11/19/21
HOT MULLIGAN – The Pressroom – 11/26/21
CITIZEN – Crescent Ballroom – 11/28/21
JEFF ROSENSTOCK – Crescent Ballroom – 12/15/21
8123 FEST with THE MAINE – Downtown Phoenix – 1/22/22
ALL THEM WITCHES – Crescent Ballroom – 1/25/22
MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA – The Van Buren – 3/2/22

Psyko Steve Presents Seeking Summer/Fall Intern

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
COMPENSATION:
College Credit with potential to turn into Paid Part-time Position (in addition to all the free shows you can handle)
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  – Developing and publishing social media content
  – Administrative office tasks
  – Assisting at live events
  – Watching tons of great bands live
REQUIREMENTS:
  – Experience in Google Docs and with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & TikTok (experience in Photoshop is a plus)
  – Availability for 10-20 hours per week (flexible)
  – Reliable transportation (mainly around/near downtown Phoenix)
  – Access to a laptop is a plus
  – Love for music and concerts
  – Familiarity with the artists we promote (www.psykosteve.com & www.therebellounge.com)

All Time Low, Hellogoodbye, Anti-Flag, Hot Mulligan, Breakup Shoes, Lost Dog Street Band and more on sale now

It’s another big week for new concert announcements!

Things are heating up this summer with ALL TIME LOW at The Van Buren, BREAKUP SHOES at The Rebel Lounge, and LOST DOG STREET BAND at Club Congress in Tucson… and there’s plenty of new shows popping up in the fall, as well – with ANTI-FLAGHELLOGOODBYELUNA LUNATHE BACKSEAT LOVERSMC LARS & MEGA RAN and more.

In other news, HOT MULLIGAN‘s show at The Rebel Lounge on November 26th has been moved to The Pressroom! The show has been sold out for a little while, but now tickets are available once again.

This weekend THE REBEL LOUNGE returns to full capacity for concerts with SYDNEY SPRAGUEHAXAN and more. To learn more, check out this article in AZCentral today.

Find links for these shows and more below.

– PSP

ALL TIME LOW
August 8
The Van Buren
with Grayscale

ALL TIME LOW returns to Phoenix on August 8th! The band is doing some additional shows across the country in between the Sad Summer stops, including a show at The Van Buren.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

BREAKUP SHOES
July 16
The Rebel Lounge

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.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Breakup Shoes – “Narratives” (Official Audio)
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.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

HELLOGOODBYE
October 15
The Rebel Lounge

Pop giants HELLOGOODBYE are heading back to The Rebel Lounge to celebrate the anniversary of their legendary album Would It Kill You? Tickets are on sale now!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

LUNA LUNA
December 8
The Rebel Lounge
with Boyo, Estereomance

Indie sweethearts LUNA LUNA rocked Trunk Space last time they were in town, and we look forward to hosting them at The Rebel Lounge this time around, with BOYO & ESTEREOMANCE!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

HOT MULLIGAN
November 26
The Pressroom
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!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

TONIGHT AT THE REBEL LOUNGE
SYDNEY SPRAGUE
with ALASSANE & CECE OATES!

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.

Click here to grab tickets!

MORE UPCOMING SHOWS

SUNDRESSED – The Rebel Lounge – 6/12/21
EMONIGHTPHX – The Rebel Lounge – 6/19/21
DROPOUT KINGS – The Rebel Lounge – 6/28/21
EMONIGHTPHX – The Rebel Lounge – 7/3/21
EMONIGHTPHX – The Rebel Lounge – 7/17/21
BEST NIGHT EVER – The Rebel Lounge – 7/23/21
GIMME GIMME DISCO – The Rebel Lounge – 7/24/21
GREYSON CHANCE – Crescent Ballroom – 8/12/21
LOST DOG STREET BAND – Club Congress – 8/19/21
NATEWANTSTOBATTLE – Crescent Ballroom – 8/24/21
TRANSVIOLET – Valley Bar – 9/10/21
MC LARS / MEGA RAN / MC FRONTALOT – The Rebel Lounge – 9/10/21
HAIL THE SUN – The Rebel Lounge – 9/15/21
THE BACKSEAT LOVERS – Crescent Ballroom – 9/16/21
WEATHERS – The Rebel Lounge – 9/19/21
TORRES – The Rebel Lounge – 10/4/21
CHLOE MORIONDO – The Rebel Lounge – 1017/21
THE CYBERTRONIC SPREE – The Rebel Lounge – 10/20/21
SOCCER MOMMY – Crescent Ballroom – 10/26/21
NOTHING – Valley Bar – 10/29/21
SUMMER SALT – The Pressroom – 11/6/21
NECK DEEP – Marquee Theatre – 11/10/21
BUCK MEEK (of Big Thief) – Last Exit Live – 11/20/21
HOT MULLIGAN – The Rebel Lounge – 11/26/21
THE HAPPY FITS – Valley Bar – 12/1/21
8123 FEST with THE MAINE – Downtown Phoenix – 1/22/22
ALL THEM WITCHES – Crescent Ballroom – 1/25/22
FU MANCHU – The Rebel Lounge – 3/15/22

Beach Bunny, Summer Salt, Soccer Mommy and more on sale now

It feels like it has been FOREVER since we have sent out an email about upcoming shows, but this week we announced a few great concerts coming to Phoenix this fall and we’re so excited!

BEACH BUNNY returns to Phoenix in December, SOCCER MOMMY‘s show at Crescent Ballroom has been rescheduled, SUMMER SALT comes back to town with hometown heroes BREAKUP SHOES, plus Big Thief’s BUCK MEEK and more.

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)!

– PSP

SOCCER MOMMY
October 26
Crescent Ballroom

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.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

SUMMER SALT
with BREAKUP SHOES

November 6
The Pressroom

Breezy indie rockers SUMMER SALT are heading back to Phoenix on Saturday November 6th with our local friends BREAKUP SHOES, and COVEY.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

BUCK MEEK
(of Big Thief)

November 20
Last Exit Live

BUCK MEEK from the incredible group Big Thief is touring the US this fall, and making a stop in Phoenix on Saturday, November 20th at Last Exit Live.

Buck’s excellent solo album Two Saviours came out earlier this year. Click here to check it out.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

BEACH BUNNY
December 11
Crescent Ballroom

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!

Tickets are selling FAST – get yours now!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

I ❤️ AZ’s Independent Venues – Merch To Support Local Venues

I <3 ARIZONA’S
INDEPENDENT VENUES

Merchandise benefiting Arizona’s indie venues!

We ❤️ AZ’s independent venues, and we’re happy to have helped bring this project to life!

“I ❤️ AZ’s Independent Venues” collaborative merch is available for pre-order now. Proceeds benefit 16 great independent AZ venues and NIVA.

T-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, koozies are all available for pre-order now.

Design by Sage Aune, and merch by Hello Merch.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER NOW!


20 Years Of Psyko Steve Presents

 

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.

 

Announcing SOSFEST with Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews & More

JUST ANNOUNCED


SOSFEST


Exclusive New Performances at Independent Venues to #SaveOurStages 



NIVA (National Independent Venue Association) & YouTube just announced #SOSFest! A three day virtual music festival on October 16-18 with exclusive performances by tons of incredible artists.


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.


Click here to tune in to #SOSFEST for free, and donate if you can!


HOW TO WATCH SOSFEST


1) Subscribe to the NIVA YouTube Channel

2) Set a reminder on the NIVA #SOSFEST channel

3) Tune in on October 16-18 to catch exclusive performances from your favorite artists working to #SaveOurStages

4) Watch for FREE + Donate to the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund





Save Our Stages – Promoters & Venues Need Your Help Today

Tell Congress to #SaveOurStages!

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.

Visit SaveOurStages.com to send a letter to your representatives.

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.

#SaveOurStages In The News:

A ‘Do Or Die’ Situation: Without Help From Congress, Arizona’s Music Venues Could Shutter – AZCentral

#SaveOurStages: Phoenix Music Promoter Psyko Steve Helps Lead Movement For Independent Venues – DTPHX.com

David Byrne And Other Music Stars Work To Help Small Venues Survive – Today Show

Amy Klobuchar On Bill To Save Indie Music Venues: ‘I Don’t Want To Lose Music In America’ – Rolling Stone

#SaveOurStages: Indie Music Venues Get Another Boost From Capitol Hill – Forbes