You Me and Apollo. Photo by Becky Kyle.

You Me and Apollo. Photo by Becky Kyle.

You Me and Apollo, one of Phoenix’s up-and-coming singer/songwriters, will be performing on the Train Tracks on Tuesday, November 17 at 5 p.m.

If you haven’t experienced a Train Tracks performance, or you have no idea what the heck I’m talking about, here is your chance to check it out. The Train Tracks is a local music series that chronicles Phoenix-area artists playing music on the METRO light rail. The idea is simple: the artist or band boards a light rail train and plays a few tunes for the video camera before exiting. Audience participation is encouraged. Later, visit the Train Tracks website to vote on which artist you like best. Every quarter, semifinalists play a show at the Phoenix Art Museum. The winner of that bout plays another showcase with other quarterly champions, and the winner plays Tempe Music Festival. Fame and fortune follow shortly thereafter.

You Me and Apollo will do a brief sound check at Stinkweeds, then board the train at the Central/Camelback station around 5:20 p.m. Show up at Stinkweeds and join the gang as they travel Frogger-style across Camelback and the light rail platform. The bigger the posse, the better!

If you’ve unexpectedly (or purposefully) witnessed a Train Tracks session, then you know how natural and fun it is. You (sort of) feel like you’re taking a subway train in New York City, but you’re breezing by Pane Bianco instead. Imagine that — culture… in Phoenix… on a train!

Stinkweeds is located at 12 W. Camelback Road — 602.248.9461