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As the fall semester quickly approaches, Phoenix is hosting more and more sweet events. Here’s a taste of what’s to come this week.

On Monday, Park The Van Records stops its West Coast tour at downtown Phoenix’s one and only Trunk Space. Tucson’s Golden Boots headline, with support from Floating Action and The Generationals. Get fuzzy next door at The Bikini Lounge between rock outs. Admission is $8 and doors are set to open at 7 p.m.

Psyko Steve hosts local psych rockers Terra Firma Tuesday at Modified Arts. Sleepy Death Cab fans Papermoons, straight out of Austin, open along with Scottsdale’s Milo The Mayor. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
Pick it up Thursday night at Marquee Theatre where Reel Big Fish rock this week’s major throwback. They won’t mind if you’ve sold out or if you’ve got a girlfriend now.

They’ll take $22 for admission when doors open at 6:30 p.m. and follow The English Beat and The Supervillains.

Thursday, we’ve also got folksters Bowerbirds at Rhythm Room with Megafaun and Dry River Yacht Club. Twelve bucks will get you into one of the nights two more low key options.

Instrumental demigods Lymbyc Systym grace the stage at Modified Arts with locals K N E S S E T for $8. Dress lightly and enjoy the cold escape of drinks at the Lost Leaf, if age permits.

Post punk purists Earthmen and Strangers celebrate the release of their self-titled record Friday at Yucca Tap Room. Get crazy at the bar, as there’s no cover at Yucca, ever. Plus the bands get a cut of the bar’s earnings, aka support local music.

Howling gents Gospel Claws spit out their drama pop and Complainiacs rock in the weekend.

Saturday finds the main event back at Yucca: What Laura Says jam in Tempe’s top dive bar. Admission is free, just like earlier in the week. Tucsonian body painters Mostly Bears bring the out-of-town support and Strange Young Things fill out the bill.

Reach the reporter at
rebecca.bartkowski@asu.edu