Fri, August 16, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$5.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Pride Through Strife is more than a band name; It is a way of life. Respecting your struggles and allowing yourself the reward of feeling prideful after making it through a tough life situation. From failing relationships to revolutionary political tones and everything in between; PTS is dedicated to supplying positive messages through music. Reminding their fans that we are all one and can live life alongside one another without disrespect or prejudice.
The band currently has two singles “2 fingers” and “A Very Merry Christmas” (An original seasonal tune) as well as an EP named “In Root” with six original tracks. “2 Fingers” The most recent of the releases is a smooth high energy track that takes you through the experience of connecting with the crowd. More specifically a woman who is enjoying the music and feeling a connection with her while on stage as their eyes meet hers. “A Very Merry Christmas” is just that; A cheerful tune about remembering that the holiday season is all about family, friends, and a good time. With a playful jazz influenced hook and beautiful harmonies scattered throughout; it’s a wonderful holiday treat. “InRoot” is a collection of six songs with a wide range of themes. From “Music” a sort of musicians’ anthem to “Valley Girl” which is about that one woman who got away. Most will relate to the themes, message, and groove of this selection of original tracks. Mitchell Hillman a renowned music critic/ publicist in Arizona wrote a full review of the EP and within remarked:
“In all actuality, the cynicism is pretty welcomed—perfect timing, perfect place…”Shady Lady” is probably one of the most perfect songs that borders on a misogynist glance at feminine infidelity. It is brought to you by a damaged ego, delivered by a destroyed love and wrapped in a simply amazing package.”
This fusion of Reggae, Alternative Rock, Funk and positivity is a breath of fresh air. Pride Through Strife brings their own original creativity to these awesome fusions reminiscent of Sublime’s super groove rhythm section, strong political statements that of which are partially influenced by Rage Against the Machine, and vocal harmonies so tight they hit you like a wave crashing upon you. No matter what gets you down these boys will always encourage you to “Stay Up” while uplifting you with their high energy positive music.
Desert psych rock band Treasurefruit, fronted by singer/songwriter Anamieke Quinn have been a staple of the Phoenix music scene since 2011. The "Desert Noir" pioneers elegantly weave psychedelic rock, western roots and soulful jazz pop into moonlit dreamscapes of the Great Southwest.

Their debut album from late 2015 was recorded on reel-to-reel tape and mixed by hand on a vintage desk. "Poisonous Dwellers of the Desert" offers fresh modern rock informed by classic elements from Django to Hank to Hendrix.

Since its release the ensemble has expanded to include some smooth horns and doo-wop girls. Treasurefruit is currently working on their second album "More Ferocious, Less Hipster" (scheduled for Spring 2018) and have launched a double-A-side single as a taste of what's to come. "Double Denim" (available for pre-order now), features the fresh and future sound of Treasurefruit in "Pretty Baby" and "Lean A Little Closer" with hard and saxy motorcycle-rock sensibilities.

Treasurefruit was included on the lineup at the 2017 McDowell Mountain Music Festival with Lettuce, Gov’t Mule, The Shins and more, as well as the official Lost Lake Festival Afterparty with Kongos, and have music in rotation on Phoenix stations KWSS 93.9FM and ALT-AZ 93.3FM. Treasurefruit was also named one of the “Top Ten Female-Fronted Bands in Phoenix” by the Phoenix New Times, and singer/songwriter Quinn was the 2016 recipient of the annual Songbird Award by culture blog Yab Yum Music and Arts.
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016