PHOENIX MUSIC MADNESS

Phoenix New Times Presents

PHOENIX MUSIC MADNESS

BEAR GHOST, THE STAKES, COOBEE COO, JERUSAFUNK

Wed, March 29, 2017

7:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

PHOENIX MUSIC MADNESS
Presented by Phoenix New Times:

Phoenix Music Madness, where you can vote for the best local band in the Valley.

Sixteen local bands clash head-to-head, and the band with the most votes progresses to the next round until we get to the Phoenix Phinal Phour.

Vote in the poll below for your favorite band in each matchup. Vote early and vote often! Start an office pool!
BEAR GHOST
BEAR GHOST
In the last couple years, Bear Ghost have emerged as one of the top bands to catch live in the Valley. Since they released their debut EP, Your Parents Are Only Marginally Disappointed in Your Musical Taste! in 2014, they have been blowing minds at venues all over town. I only caught up to them last year, but it appears I was just in time to catch some of the most entertaining live shows around locally. An electrifying set that includes not only their originals, but also covers of classic Queen and a handful of Disney songs (that’s right, Disney songs). These shows sold me on Bear Ghost, while making their new full-length Blasterpiece one of my most anticipated albums of the year.

Bear Ghost is Ryan Abel on guitar and vocals, Andrew Heath on bass and vocals, Myke ButtonZ on drums and Thomas Knight on guitar, keyboard and vocals. Together they have created one of the most unusual indie rock sounds around, not just in Arizona—anywhere. They combine elements of prog rock, indie rock, a little bit of punk, a touch of hip hop, some electronica and mash it all together to produce a consistent sound that is wholly their own. They make music that is decidedly fun. It’s fun to listen to and fun to watch. This energy goes a long way. When they put on a show, they actually put on a show.
THE STAKES
THE STAKES
The Stakes have brought soul to Arizona's hip-hop scene. Their eclectic sound takes root in the precedent of live hip-hop set by The Roots, Kendrick Lamar, and Robert Glasper while building on the social consciousness of backpack rap. With a blend all their own of influences spanning jazz, funk and R&B, The Stakes provide an infectious groove sure to keep your head nodding and feet moving as it resonates through your body and soul. The Stakes have shared the stage with The Internet and Biz Markie and performed at the Viva Phoenix and Apache Lake music festivals.
COOBEE COO
COOBEE COO
CooBee Coo is a duo based out of Studio at the Farm in Gilbert, AZ
JERUSAFUNK
JERUSAFUNK
Old School Sexified Jewish Folk Funk Dinner Dance Music

Jessie Demaree - Clarinet/ Bass Clarinet/Vocals
Chris Del Favero - Guitar/Vocals
Elliott Fox- Tenor Saxophone/Bass Clarinet/Flute
Ricky Smash- Alto Saxophone
Joe Amos- Tenor Saxophone
Torrey McDannald- Trumpet
Isaac Parker- Bass
Zack Parker- Guitar
Brandon Minch- Percussion
Caleb Michel- Percussion & Drum Set
Jeremy Lentz- Drum Set
Bryce Broome- Drum Set
Josh Santa Cruz- Drum Set
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
http://www.therebellounge.com/