National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) Created
To Fight For Venue Survival Amid Mandated, Extended Shutdowns
National Independent Venue Association just formed and already has more than 450 charter members in 43 states, including The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, AZ, 9:30 Club in D.C., First Avenue in Minneapolis, Chicago Independent Venue League, World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Pabst Theater Group in Milwaukee, Red River Cultural District in Austin, and Exit/In in Nashville.
We hope everyone is staying safe (and staying at home!) during this challenging time. Like many of you, we’re missing shows and can’t wait until things return to normal.
As you’re aware, tons of Spring shows have been canceled or postponed to later dates – and we wanted to send a quick update on shows that we have announced newly rescheduled dates for over the next few months.
Please see below for a complete list of upcoming shows, and check in at PsykoSteve.com at any time for the status of any specific show.
If a show you purchased tickets to has been canceled, you should receive a refund for your order. If a show you purchased tickets for has been postponed, you will receive an email with info as soon as we receive it – whether the show has been postponed and we’re still working on scheduling a new date, or whether that new date is ready to announce. We’re trying to honor tickets for all shows that have been postponed, and if you purchased tickets, you’ll receive an email with a specific update as it pertains to your show.
Thanks for your patience during this hectic period. Please also check out The Rebel Lounge’s fundraiser for our hardworking staff that is currently out of work! Click here for more info, or see the graphic below.
As you know, we have had to cancel or postpone many upcoming shows for the time being amid the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We wanted to send out an email to update you on which shows have been CANCELED, which have been POSTPONED, and which shows are still planning to take place in the coming months.
We humbly ask for your patience during the difficult process of rescheduling these dates.
We will update all ticket buyers immediately upon confirmation of a new date, and we are aiming to honor tickets for newly scheduled dates as often as possible. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, you can request a refund once you receive information about the newly scheduled date, and we will refund to your credit card as soon as possible.
Thanks for your understanding, and be sure to be kind and stay safe during this challenging period.
We’ll continue to do our best to keep things updated with current info on our website (www.PsykoSteve.com), please check there for future updates.
Dear ticket buyers, supporters and the rest of our community:
Like everyone else, we understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, and at Psyko Steve Presents we are committed to the health and safety of our community.
We are maintaining as many of our shows as we safely can. We have cancelled a number of events, postponed others, and do expect more will be affected. Please check PsykoSteve.com for up-to-date information on specific shows. We will be updating this as fast as information becomes available.
In the case of a canceled or rescheduled show, ticket buyers will be notified via email from the ticketing provider that tickets were purchased through regarding postponement or refund opportunities.
Our team is doing our part to help protect concert attendees over the coming weeks. We are following the recommended protocols outlined by the Centers for Disease Control, Arizona Department of Health Services, and the City Of Phoenix to ensure the safest possible conditions for our patrons and artists.
We are also working closely with all venues we work with to make sure that their staffs are well-informed, and that venues are as safe and clean as possible for the shows that are taking place in the future. We care confident that all our venue partners are as committed to safety as we are.
Here at Psyko Steve Presents, we want to recognize some of the amazing bands in the Phoenix music scene, so we started a Local Spotlight series – a regular feature where we get to know and highlight some of our favorite local groups. For the next installment of this series, we’re featuring Dovi.
Dovi describes their sound as a dark blend of 90’s shoegaze dream pop. The band has an intoxicating sound that pays homage to the nostalgic groups of yesteryear such as My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Cocteau Twins.
Here at Psyko Steve Presents, we want to recognize some of the amazing bands in the Phoenix music scene, so we started Psyko Steve’s Local Spotlight – a regular feature where we get to know and highlight some of our favorite local groups. For the next installment of this series, we’re featuring It’s Embarrassing.
It’s Embarrassing plays rowdy, unabashed punk rock. We think they summed it up pretty well in their bio: “Conjuring riot grrrl legends Bratmobile and no-holds-barred Bikini Kill, they tackle serious issues of depression and mental illness with a fast and intense fury.” The band’s sense of humor shines through in their lyrics and live show, which makes It’s Embarrassing a very fun band to watch.Read More
A panel discussion series for new artists in the music industry
February 18th at The Rebel Lounge
MAKE IT LOUD is a live panel discussion series on how to make it as a new artist in today’s music industry. Hosted by Stephen Chilton and Jeff Taylor of Psyko Steve Presents, MAKE IT LOUD is a series of talks with a curated lineup of special guests. The guests include industry figures in Arizona’s music business, as well as established musicians on a wide range of topics aimed at helping new artists learn how to navigate an ever changing music industry.Read More
Here at Psyko Steve, we want to recognize some of the amazing bands in the Phoenix music scene, so we started Psyko Steve’s Local Spotlight – a regular feature where we get to know and highlight some of our favorite local groups. For the next installment of this series, we’re featuring Celebration Guns. Click here to check out last week’s spotlight on Outsiders!
Celebration Guns is a pleasant blend of dream pop and twinkly indie rock. The Arizona natives challenge themselves to take their various musical influences and apply to their writing, to create songs that are busy, complex and compelling.Read More