Category: Newsletters

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!


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)
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

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

September 30
The Rebel Lounge
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

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

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

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with special guests
November 15 – The Rebel Lounge

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with special guests
December 14 – The Rebel Lounge

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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.


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

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.


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.


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.


Breakup Shoes – “Narratives” (Official Audio)
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.


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!


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!


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!



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!


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 for details about upcoming shows (including a free local singer/songwriter showcase this Saturday)!


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.



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.


(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.


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!


Incoming: Bad Books, Plini, The Technicolors, Hellogoodbye, Heart Attack Man & Sincere Engineer, Mike And The Moonpies, and more

Happy Friday, everybody. This week was great – we had a blast with SALES at Crescent, we were blown away by THE MESSTHETICS(members of Fugazi), enjoyed seeing JOHN VANDERSLICEat Valley Bar and SHAME, ICEAGE and AGES AND AGES at Rebel.

We’re excited to announce a few great shows this week – with BAD BOOKS (Kevin Devine and members of Manchester Orchestra), THE TECHNICOLORS, SINCERE ENGINEER & HEART ATTACK MAN, and more (see below).

Finally, if you’re looking for some new music this week, be sure to check out the new albums by WAND, JADE BIRD and CAYUCAS! All three released excellent music today – and you can find songs from each over on our Psyko Steve Spotify playlist.

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Incoming: God Is An Astronaut, AJJ’s Desert Trash, Her’s and More

It’s hard to believe January is already over! We had a very busy month with some great shows and of course 8123 FEST a few weeks ago! The fest was a blast and we have to thank our friends at 8123, Downtown Phoenix Inc, our staff and volunteers, and of course The Maine for helping us make it happen.

The Noise did a great review of the festival – click here to check it out.

Click here to see our video recap from the fest!

This week we announced a ton of great shows… GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT is returning to Crescent Ballroom, we’ve got WICCA PHASE SPRINGS ETERNAL headlining at The Rebel Lounge, JOHN VANDERSLICE heading to Valley Bar, the AZ debut of HER’S from Liverpool, and more.

Last year our local pals AJJ presented the first annual DESERT TRASH show… and the party is back tomorrow at Trunk Space! They’ve got some great names on the bill this year, including Stephen Steinbrink, Little Wings, Worriers, Pro Teens, Nanami Ozone and more. Check out DesertTrash.Party (best URL ever) for more info.


STEVE CHILTON – Sundressed / Awakebutstillinbed – February 18 at Valley Bar
“Sundressed are one of the hardest working bands in Phoenix right now. Been putting them on shows for years and it is great to see the hard work starting to really pay off. This show is one of the first dates on their tour with Awakebutstillinbed. If you missed their set at 8123 Fest this is the next chance to see them in AZ.” (TIX)

JEFF TAYLOR – Alex Cameron & Roy Molloy – February 5 at The Rebel Lounge
“I’m just recently getting familiar with Alex Cameron’s music, but it seems like this show will be hilarious.” (TIX)

DEVAN HASH – Holy Fawn at The Rebel Lounge – Saturday, February 9th
“Come support local music with Holy Fawn, Twin Ponies, Celebration Guns and Palm Springs Eternal. These are quickly becoming some of my favorite local bands (shhh, don’t tell the others) and it’s sure to be a party! See you there!!” (TIX)

SHANNON HARDEN – Holy Fawn at The Rebel Lounge – Saturday, February 9th
“Devan stole my staff pick! I am also totally stoked for this show. With a lineup stacked with locals you’d never expect to be locals (because they’re so good—no offense, other local bands) on a prime weekend night, I can’t think of a reason anyone would be anywhere BUT this show on Saturday.” (TIX)

Just Announced: The 6th Annual Phoenix Rock Lottery

Psyko Steve Presents

Just Announced! The 6th Annual Phoenix Rock Lottery – January 26th 2019 at Crescent Ballroom.On the morning of January 26th, 25 musicians will meet, and a lottery will be held to create 5 bands at random.The bands will have the rest of the day to collaborate – each band will write three songs, and learn one cover.

Proceeds benefit Rosie’s House and their mission to give the under served youth of greater Phoenix the gift of music education!

Hosted By Brooksie with DJ A Claire Slattery

Click here for more info and tickets!


Incoming: The Menzingers, #iVoted Free Show with Tall Heights, Hank von Hell (Formerly of Turbonegro), Power Trip, Sumac, Rubblebucket, and More!

Happy Friday! This weekend is a busy one – tonight we’ve got shows with THE MENZINGERS, POWER TRIP and AS I LAY DYING (sold out), and even more great stuff is right around the corner.

Scroll down to see all the cool stuff going on this week. We also added a section below with ticket giveaway contests for shows like MEWITHOUTYOU, EVERY TIME I DIE, ALL THEM WITCHES and more. Check it out and have a great weekend! Read More

Incoming: Graveyard / Uncle Acid, The Menzingers, Marty Friedman, Legendary Shack Shakers, Okilly Dokilly and more


Somehow we’re already near the end of the always-busy Rocktober (!), but we’re not slowing down anytime soon.

We’ve got shows coming up next week with THE MENZINGERSATREYUROZWELL KID,POWER TRIPRUBBLEBUCKET and more coming right up. Keep scrolling to see what’s going on in the coming weeks.

We also just wanted to take a moment to point out all the great releases that come out today! There’s new music from SAVES THE DAYHAKENANTARCTIGO VESPUCCI (Chris Farren & Jeff Rosenstock), DAUGHTERSMR TWIN SISTERSTREET SECTSTOGETHER PANGEA,THE CASUALTIES and MORE out this week. Read More

Incoming: The Regrettes, Mandolin Orange, Naked Giants, Monster Magnet, Stephen Steinbrink, The Frights and more

This week was a blast! We had super fun shows with The Front Bottoms, Polyphia, Good Old War, Yung Bae… and we even had such a great time last night with Mayday Parade that we decided to bring them back in January as part of The Maine’s 8123 Fest!

We also spent some time this week curating a Spotify playlist of some of the best new music from under-the-radar artists including The Regrettes, RKCB, Boy Pablo, Slothrust and many more. Hit that follow button; we’ll be updating this playlist on the regular with awesome new tunes.

Below you’ll find a chance to win tickets to the upcoming *SOLD OUT* Mitski show, as well as a giveaway for Monster Magnet this week, a new live session video from Bayside and even more goodies.

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