Phoenix Comicon Schedule: Concerts in Costume and an "Adventure Time Rave" Await Music Fans
Let's face it: We're always going to be the red-headed step-artform at comic book conventions. Superheroes have dominated movies for years, and videogames hit the comic-culture demographic pretty naturally, but music -- Jonathan Coulton and J-Pop and all the filkers on Livejournal aside -- has been (naturally) resistant to adopt the uncool-is-the-new-cool pose that made Star Trek into an uncomplicated mainstream blockbuster.
JP Manzan There can never be enough local music fan art in the world.
Phoenix Comicon, which bows this weekend, isn't going to turn that tide on its own, but if you're the kind of person for which the words "Adventure Time Rave" carry a strange weight, there's still plenty for you to enjoy.
Comikaze - May 25 - Monarch Theatre, Crescent Ballroom
Do you like local music? How about local musicians indulging their inner Comic Book Guy? If you answered yes to one or both of those questions, you might consider taking some time out from your Phoenix Comicon schedule to visit Comikaze, an all-day event split between the Monarch Theatre and Crescent Ballroom that will feature local bands "[letting] their inner geek out" for Comicon attendees (and loiterers) looking for a break from the convention floor.
Admission is $5 for each show, or free with your Phoenix Comicon badge; the Monarch show, which starts at 3:30 and goes until 7:15, is all ages, but the Crescent leg of Comikaze is 21+.
Your inner-geeky hosts:
3:30-4:15: Fairy Bones
4:30-5:15: A Life of Science
5:30-6:15: Zero Zero
6:30-7:15: Sara Robinson and the Midnight Special
8:30-9:15: Statues of Cats
10:30-11:15: Captain Squeegee
Perhaps even more importantly, the flyer is remarkable. Any band would be forgiven for retiring once they'd gotten far enough, career-wise, to be turned into comic book characters.