Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Week

Masta Killa is scheduled to perform Thursday, March 21, at Yucca Tap Room.
It's Monday, and that means that the rotting corpse of the weekend has been trampled on and desecrated by another dadgum work week. But never fear -- the resistance is growing. You can re-create the carefree feelings of the weekend every night this week by attending our Top Five Must-See Shows This Week. Party on, Wayne! Party on, Garth!

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Monday, March 18: The Sh!t @ Red Owl

It's been a long road, but The Sh!t are ready to live up to its namesake.

The Sh!t is the collaboration of Ianfluence and Sourpuss, who double-team on both production and rhyming. The two are former members of the local group Shortbus, which they say was a passion project started long before they could hit the bar scene. "When we weren't even old enough to go to Blunt Club, we'd mix beats and freestyle all night long," Ianfluence says.

The duo's track, "Ass Dro Not," is a funky combination of backpacker sensibility and outer space antics. The song, from the Earsweat label mixtape available online and at Zia Records, features Ianfluence and Sourpuss talking shit in the cosmos, with sci-fi synths and Wu-Tang trash snares. Throughout the track is a sample from a 1950s cartoon of an announcer making prophetic statements about a heroic cosmonaut.

The Sh!t leans heavy on classic hip-hop approach and old-school pop culture, "Shit people forgot about," Ianfluence says. "We've got stacks of vinyl. I'm a movie person. I dropped out of college, but I took screenwriting classes and film studies. I love old Hitchcock, The Twilight Zone -- just classic pop culture. Today's pop culture is all corny and shit." -- Chase Kamp

Location Info


Trunk Space

1506 Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Red Owl - CLOSED

1308 W. University Dr., Mesa, AZ

Category: Music

Sail Inn - CLOSED

26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Meat Market Garment Factory

1724 W. 10th Place, Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Yucca Tap Room

29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Celebrity Theatre

440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

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