Ryan Avery has put his stamp -- and then some -- on the downtown Phoenix scene. Over the past decade, the ultra-hyphenate has been a musician, comedian, singer, performance artist, mustachioed raconteur, conductor, and frontman for such bands as Fathers Day, Drunk and Horny, and Nightwolf.
|Ryan Avery, star of Hi My Name Is Ryan.|
At any given time, you might find him at a downtown spot waving a baton while conducting the Drunk and Horny Orchestra, performing his intimate audio project Hi My Name Is Ryan, putting together compilations like Fuck Being (Positive): A Tribute to Charles Bronson, running his label Related Records (which releases both his own projects and albums by such locals as Serene Dominic and Treasure Mammal), or helping plan the annual Real Coachella music festival. And he works as a barista at Vovomeena.
Avery's Max Fischer-like tendencies, which date back to his childhood, are covered in great detail in Hi My Name Is Ryan, the 2008 documentary about his life. It is scheduled to screen Saturday, February 1, at the FilmBar.More »