X103.9's Throwdown, Telekinesis, Black Fag, Civic Space Jam, and Other Weekend Events
According to the MySpace blog for the over-the-top gay Black Flag tribute act, Hank was reportedly a little gruff when Black Fag's frontman attempted to invite him to participate in one of their shows earlier this year.
If you haven't happened to catch the band during any of their previous gigs in the Valley over the past few years, here's the lowdown: The five-member band offers a rather catty and mincing take on the legendary punker iconoclasts, complete with drag outfits and a vampish singing style.
Read on for more info on the show, as well as nine other inexpensive events happening this weekend around the Valley.
Tech House Thursdays at Crown Room (Thursday):
Got house? The cats who will be performing at Scottsdale's Crown Room later tonight certainly do, whether we're talking the varities of the EDM genre that originate in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Special guests DK strickler and Dr. Drea will share the decks with residents ranck Matthews, Rolando Hodar, and Marija Dunn. 9 p.m. (7419 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale)
Open DJ Tables at Revolver Records (Thursday):
"Maybe it's the recent unveiling of the iPad that caused Revolver Records to rebel against the digital world by coordinating Open DJ Tables. At the very least, the shindig is causing some laptop DJs to rethink their 1s-and-2s M.O. Anyone who wants a piece of the two Technics 1200s can get it at the biweekly event..." (read more) 7 p.m., free. (918 N. 2nd St.) -- Steve Jansen
The Blunt Club at Yucca Tap Room (Thursday):
Hip-hop artists from the Armory Massive 1st Division Tour (including rappers Felt-1 and Illanoiz) will be visiting Tempe tonight to dish some rhymes alongside Blunt Club residents Pickster One and DJ Element. 9 p.m., free (29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe)
12th Planet at Disco (Thursday):
"Anchored by rock star residents HavocNdeeD (the talented twosome made up of the PHX's J. Paul and Las Vegas spinster OB-One), Subversion has imported some of the dopest dubstep demons from around the world, including DJ Rap and Britain's Jakwob. Their latest booking coup is just as epic, as spinster superstar 12th Planet cruises into Disco's orbit on Thursday..." (read more) 9 p.m., $9-$15. (4301 N. Civic Center Plaza, Scottsdale)
X103.9's Throwdown at Clubhouse Music Venue (Friday):
Flogging Molly's upcoming Saint Patrick's Day show in Tempe is most certainly gonna be packed, so it makes sense that any local band worth its salt would want to land an opening slot at the concert. Such is the prize that awaits the winner of X103.9's ongoing battle of the bands, which is taking place every Friday night until the middle of March. This week's contenders include such Valley acts as Frantic Arcade, Safe to Semi, Out of Reverie, Valley Love, Black Bottomlighters, and A House Divided. 7 p.m., $5-$10. (1320 E. Broadway Rd.,Tempe)