Psyko Steve Presents The 7th Annual Phoenix Rock Lottery to be held on Saturday, January 11th at Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix.
25 musicians will start the Day. 5 bands will end it!
Each year, the Phoenix Rock Lottery features a lineup of musicians from diverse backgrounds and musical styles. These musicians deliver a totally unique experience for fans due to the unpredictable nature of the event. The participating musicians show up on the morning of the Rock Lottery each year with no idea who they will be in a band with, what style of music they will play, or what songs they will perform, since the songs will be written that day. Read More
Zia Records, Rebel Lounge, and FilmBar Planning a Special Arizona Center Pop-Up Shop
We are so excited to partner with Zia Records and FilmBar to bring good beer, good tunes, and a Zia pop-up shop to Downtown Phoenix May 22-27th. Downtown Phoenicians and Phoenix Fan Fusion attendees will have the chance to attend a unique pop-up experience from The Rebel Lounge, FilmBar, and Zia Records at downtown’s newly-revamped Arizona Center.
During this weekend, expect special events including parties, DJ performances, and live music. The pop-up will feature vinyl records, comics, collectibles, and exclusive Zia Records merchandise. As a bonus, Zia Records’ collaboration with FilmBar and Rebel Lounge will result in a multimedia lounge at Arizona Center, featuring beer from local craft breweries and audio/visual programming by FilmBar, with proceeds benefiting Rosie’s House, a not-for-profit music academy for children committed to playing a pivotal role in a child’s future and strengthening our community.
This special event offers downtown Phoenicians a chance to buy, sell, and trade at Zia—and feature more surprises. To follow along with Zia’s progress, view store hours, and more event announcements, follow the hashtag #DTPHXZIA on social media.
Introducing MAKE IT LOUD, a new 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 will be a monthly series of talks with a curated lineup of special guests. The guests will 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.
The first talk in the MAKE IT LOUD series, titled “Getting Started,” will be a conversation about the first steps a band or artist should take, and what decisions to avoid – on any issue ranging from marketing to booking, building a band to recording, and more. Chilton and Taylor will be joined by guests Nicole Laurenne, Chelsey Louise, and Kyle Dehn.
MAKE IT LOUD : Getting Started
Wednesday January 30th at The Rebel Lounge
Doors open at 7pm – Panel starts at 730pm
All ages welcome.
This event is FREE.
Nicole Laurenne is a founding member of the band The Darts – US, and is formerly of the bands The Love Me Nots, Motobunny, and Zero Zero. Laurenne runs the US division of Dirty Water Records USA (www.dirtywaterrecords.co.uk).
Chelsey Louise fronts the band Fairy Bones, which has been named “Best Local Band” by Phoenix New Times. Louise works for Danny Zelisko Presents and Celebrity Theatre doing graphic design and social media.
Kyle Dehn is Director of Marketing at Stateside Presents. He oversees the marketing team promoting events at The Van Buren, Crescent Ballroom, Valley Bar and for other Stateside Presents events across Arizona.
Future talks at MAKE IT LOUD will include discussions with some of the best minds in the Arizona music industry on booking shows, recording, marketing and social media, touring, management, and working with labels.
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At Psyko Steve Presents, we have fairly modest resolutions for this new year. The purpose of our resolutions is simple – we want to do more to help support and promote local artists and musicians than we ever have before.
This endeavor started with Steve in high school helping friends put on shows Downtown Phoenix at Modified Arts. At the time, the goal was just to throw a few shows with friends, for friends. Over time that idea grew, and the shows became more frequent. Gradually those local shows helped turn “Psyko Steve Presents” into real company.
Last year our team presented nearly 600 shows with over 1200 artists, a large number of those being local. This month we are presenting the largest event we have ever produced – the second 8123 Fest – an event headlined and curated by local group The Maine. It is not lost on us that some of the largest events we have produced have been based around home grown talent.
Here are a few resolutions we are working on, the details of which we plan to announce in the coming weeks: Read More