Cheap Thrills Relaunch, Hellbilly Hoedown, Boats 'n' Hoes, and Other Weekend Events
|Jared Alan (left) and Sean Watson of Cheap Thrills|
Cheap Thrills has been floating in the ether since the closure of Black Forest Mill earlier this year, emerging every so often for a couple of "special editions" at Philthy Phil's and The Quincy. After a few months of searching, Alan and Watson have moved the party, which will now be held on the last Saturday of the month, to hip new pizza joint BRICK.
Check out all the pertinent details about the return of Cheap Thrills after the break, as well as info on nine other inexpensive events this weekend.
Sleepy Sun at Sail Inn (Thursday):
"Sleepy Sun possesses rare and subtle qualities. The San Francisco psych-rock outfit embodies several different sonic personas, often within a single song. Take "Sleepy Son," from its debut release, Embrace. The song's loudest moments involve bluesy, stoner-esque, near-metal riffage that could compete easily with peers such as Black Mountain and the Black Angels..." (read more) 8 p.m., $8. (26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, 480-966-9565) -- Shae Moseley
Entice Thursdays at Cin Cin (Thursday):
When he isn't occupied with working on his latest mixtape or broadcasting his Internet radio show, DJ John Blaze is likely prepping for his weekly gig every Thursday at Cin Cin. Along with DJs Illmatic and Essence, Mr. Blaze whips out some scintillating selections of hip-hip and urban tracks that are sure to get asses moving on the dance floor. 9 p.m., free for ladies before 11 p.m. (4425 N. Buckboard Trail, Scottsdale)
Jazz Night at Caffe Boa (Thursday):
As if the lure of locally grown ingredients and tasty modern Italian fare wasn't enough to make you want to eat at Caffe Boa in Tempe, now the restaurant is introducing weekly jazz nights to make the already classy place even more romantic. The Jeremy Lappitt Trio, comprised of three ASU jazz students, recently kicked off a weekly Thursday night performance, and you can catch them on the stage inside the restaurant, with the music permeating onto the patio, too..." (read more) 9:30 p.m., free. (398 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-968-9112) -- Nicki Escudero
Evil Dave's Hellbilly Hoedown at the Firehouse (Friday):
Shayne Bohner most definitely knows how to put on a potent party. Just look at his track record: He organized some rather wicked wingdings (including the Rave of the Dead) down at the old Rasputin's in Chandler and is helping to light up the Firehouse with the monthly SINge shindig every fourth Friday. This month's edition of the fiery fiesta features a "hellbilly" theme and will offer music from Stitch Hopeless and the Sea Legs, Voodoo Swing, and DJ Beautiful John. Fire performers, a pinup contest, "blood wrastlin," and madness is also promised. 7 p.m., $5. (1015 N. 1st St., 602-300-7575)
Albie Micklich at Katzin Concert Hall (Friday):
The ASU faculty musician bassoonist will be joined by pianist Andrew Campbell and clarinet player Robert Spring for an evening of music featuring the works of Mozart, Bruch, Gershwin, and others. 7:30 p.m., $5-$9. (40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, 480-965-3371)