Red Pony Clock — redponyclock.bandcamp.com
«From the sun-kissed shores of San Diego, CA comes Red Pony Clock, an ever-shifting musical collective with a penchant for jubilant horn arrangements, effervescent vocal harmonies, and confessional song-writing. Primarily a recording project based on the songs of Gabe Saucedo, the live Red Pony Clock lineup can oftentimes swell into the the double digits, with members switching back and forth between a wide variety of non-traditional instruments, such as trombone, banjo, accordion, & vibraphone. RPC will pretty much try to work with whatever they can get their hands on. The same goes for their song-writing, which has been known to take from such diverse influences as mariachi, disco, country, jazz, & R&B. At first listen, the density of Red Pony Clock's music can be overwhelming, even confounding. But take heart!!! While most twelve-headed monsters are intent on luring you under your bed only to inflict unspeakable acts of torture, Red Pony Clock would rather help you build a pillow fort in which to chill out and have a sing-along. Or better yet, a jamboree!!!»
Mike Montoya (of Fatigo) — fatigomusic.com
«Many have attempted to describe Phoenix, Arizona’s Fatigo. Of the band: oddball, clever, strange, oddball auteur, absurdist, irrepressible, and, finally, supremely oddball. Of the music: lo-fi, Latin, lounge, pop, folky, jazzy, cumbia, tejano, norteño, mariachi, bossa nova, and not-quite-rock/not-quite-ordinary………… to name a few. “ My dad would always have music going in the house”,Montoya (singer) explains…whether we were pulling weeds or having a first communion party..it was always a mixture of Beatles, Mariachi Vargas, Trio Los Panchos, and Motown. …of course I was always trying to sneak my Depeche Mode cassettes in there….yeah so I’d have to say my dad is my biggest influence.” From subterranean dive bars in the Downtown Phoenix Arts district, to larger venues throughout the Valley of the Sun and beyond, Fatigo brings a multicultural concoction to the table. Smell it, drink it, love it, pass it on.»
Hi My Name Is Ryan — ryanavery.org
«Ryan Avery is a lot of things, is in a lot of things, is a part of a lot of things and loves a lot of things. In the most uninhibited and pure way, Ryan Avery is a cannonball. Not at all concerned with the potential for direct structural damage nor the ripple effects of his body’s movement through any given open space — he has the ability to charm and/or embarrass, confuse and/or enlighten, with little-to-no-concern of how that may be perceived by anyone on the sidelines (if he allows them to remain there). Few people allow themselves to be so free, it is truly a gift.»
Saint Dad has been the secret solo project of local renaissance man Josué Kinter Rodríguez. This project is hilarious, sincere, brilliant and classic all at the same time. He played his first live show under this moniker on Fathers Day last month and it blew everyone away… You can see most of this performance at the beginning of this video — youtu.be/2qbWPNn-Axc
Lil Trip — liltrip69.bandcamp.com
New desert dwelling surfy pop cool kids. If you have been to a solid pop show in Phoenix in the last year you've probably seen them or at least heard about this band.
Related Records distro will be there too. So bring some extra $$$ if you want some old local band t-shirts or cheap vinyl, cd's or cassette tapes.