It’s that time again: First Friday time. Need to map out how you’re going to plan your evening? Here is a nice list of events for you.
The Trunk Space will have a little art and little musica to finish off the night. At 6 p.m., stop in to see Stephen Steinbrink and Nick Shebley’s artwork decorate the ol’ Space, but once 9:00 rolls around, that’s when the party starts. So Cow, Big Vinny & The Cattle Thieves, Andy Nutrition and the Sherms are all set to take the stage.
So Cow is a band all the way from Ireland with a very traditional kooky and indie “Trunk Space” sound. It makes you want to bob your head and get your hair all messy while dancing around. The cost is only $5, so it won’t break the bank.
If you’re looking for something a little on the mellow side but still something you don’t see every day, The Rhythm Room is where you need to be. There will be a harmonica showcase with six different artists. The show (21+), part of a three-day festival, is sold out, but is accepting names for a standby list.
The Lost Leaf, right in the center of the Roosevelt Row hullabaloo, is a little closer if you don’t want to search for a parking spot at a different venue. The bar’s First Friday lineup (21+, free) features Snow Songs, Fatigo, Vanessa Atalanta and Golden Boy.
Snow Songs is a three-piece local band with a soft, sweet vocalist with a dreamy, low-key sound. The guitar is subdued but gives the songs a stronger noise.
Fatigo is a band with a trick or two up their sleeves. With more than 10 members, their songs go from fast with mixed vocals to slow, melodic intermissions and then back to fast — expect the unexpected. Fatigo is equal parts Latin, punk, pop, Sublime-esque good times and a taste of Gogol Bordello style all mixed together in a bowl, creating quite the musical roux.
Vanessa Atalanta is not a solo artist, but a two-piece indie band that has a killer singer with amazing vocals and a smooth guitar to back it up.
So, if it’s fast, slow, indie, odd, dancy or whatever, First Friday is packed with tunes to cure that long week you had.
The Trunk Space is located at 1506 Grand Ave. The Rhythm Room is located at 1019 E. Indian School Rd. in Midtown. The Lost Leaf is located at 914 N. 5th St. in Evans Churchill (light rail at Roosevelt Station). Civic Space Park is located at 424 N. Central Ave. at ASU Downtown campus (light rail at Central Station).