Six Must-See Doomsday Shows on Friday in Metro Phoenix

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Party at ground zero/Every movie starring you/And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew -- Fishbone

Shit could be getting real in about 96 hours from now, yo, when the fated date of December 21 finally dawns. It's highly unlikely, since NASA hasn't spotted any killer comets en route and all the international drama over Axis of Evil nations potentially wielding nuclear weapons hasn't reached a boiling point...yet.

But like your mama probably told you, nothing's certain in this life. But however infinitesimally remote the likelihood, there's always a chance that the world's ending on Friday. It might behoove you to be spending the evening doing what you love, which for local music fans could mean popping open some PBRs and checking out one of several "End of the World" gigs and dance-a-thons being staged by local DJs and bands. You never know, they might just pop off with a cover of the aforementioned Fishbone hit as doomsday commences.

See also:
- Black Sabbath: Music For the End of the World
- Five 2012 Albums for Enjoying The Apocalypse
- 11 Spots to Party 'Til the End of the World in Metro Phoenix

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The Haymarket Squares at Tempe Tavern
You're not fooling anyone Haymarket Squares. Despite the fact you're staging an End of the World gig at Tempe Tavern with fellow Americana-inspired act Cockswain, we're certain that y'all aren't buying into this Mayan malarkey about the apocalypse and whatnot. Wanna know what tipped us off? The fact that you've got shows booked in January. So there. Check out both bands starting at 8 p.m. Admission's free.

Sedated at Rips Ales and Cocktails
This Ramones/Clash cover band will appear at Rips during its combination "End of the World/Rips-mas" party on Friday night. Expect to hear the song of the same name being performed, as well as a performance by DJ Johnny Danger. The party stars at 9 p.m.

Location Info


Tempe Tavern

1810 E. Apache, Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Rips Ales & Cocktails

3045 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Rogue Bar

423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Afterlife - CLOSED

4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Hollywood Alley - CLOSED

2610 W. Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ

Category: Music

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We're flattered by the recommendation, but The Haymarket Squares WILL NOT be playing on Friday at Tempe Tavern (or anywhere else). Unfortunately, wires got crossed somewhere in the bureaucracy of the industrial-entertainment complex.

We will be spending this important day in solemn contemplation of our mortality, as our Mayan forefathers would have wanted.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith

By getting drunk and waking up on the 22nd with a hangover

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