BANANA GUN + DECKER. {10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!}

BANANA GUN

Banana Gun shows are an event, not just a few guys and a girl strapping on their instruments to wank through a set. They do exactly what you want a band to do on stage: Lay it all out. No Bullshit. No hustle. Their set lists often include only the instructions: “just the hitters, no quitters.”

Banana Gun’s sound is described as bluesy, jammy, eclectic, and jazzy. But, we all know that “jazzy” is a catch-all musical term too many music critics use when they don’t know how to describe a band that incorporates so many influences. Releasing their eponymous 'Banana Gun' in 2010 and then 'The Elephant in the Room' in 2012 (which was voted Top Ten Digital Download of 2012 by Amazon Music Editors), Banana Gun then toured the Southwest and California before releasing their latest album 'Love.Instinct' in March 2014. Their most recent EP, 'I and the Me' was recorded and released December 2014 as part of their five year anniversary.

Banana Gun is one of those bands that lay everything on the line for each other. Writing, recording, or playing live, they do it for each other and hopefully you’re lucky enough to be there to see it.

In the simplest terms, decker. is a singer/songwriter based in Sedona, Arizona. A more apt description, however, would be musical mystic. He, himself, describes his sound as psychedelic desert folk, drawing inspiration directly from the vortexes of the red rock mountains and canyons where he resides—an area so widely known for its resounding energy that millions of spiritual travelers flock there every year in an attempt to harness its power. With a handful of self-released recordings to his name that have garnered praise from KEXP, Magnet Magazine and No Depression, decker. signed with revered independent label Royal Potato Family in 2017 to release a 10-song retrospective entitled Into The Red. In 2018, he returned with a full-length collection of new material, Born To Wake Up. Where previous albums have leaned darker in mood and content, this latest finds him maturing in his artistic viewpoint, offering more optimism and light across a range of songs like Awake, Smudge and The Matador. Glide Magazine recently wrote, "decker. is one of the country's most criminally underrated songwriters." With the release of Born To Wake Up, that should all be changing.

WYVES

Unapologetic Rock & Roll

Formed in the early parts of 2015, the band Wyves have been hard at work creating and crafting their signature brand of Rock & Roll. Their debut album, “Spoils Of War”, is 11 tracks that came from six months of writing sessions. It is an album that is both modern and classic in quality and conviction with great hooks and well thought out lyrics. "Spoils Of War" was released in February of 2016 to a Sold Out Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, Arizona. It was also released across all online outlets, where it continues to spread and reach new ears. Phoenix New Times named Corey Gloden the Male Vocalist of the year as well as "Spoils Of War" the #1 song of 2016.

Wyves have shared the stage at festivals and as direct support with acts such as: Beck, Gary Clark Jr, Kid Cudi, The Avett Brothers, Juliette Lewis and Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas. In previous projects they have shared the stage and toured with acts such as: Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Rival Sons and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (to name a few). Between the four members of Wyves there has been a lot of knowledge gained and miles traveled for such a young and upcoming Rock band. This band is the culmination of experience and a driving passion to create this music. Wyves are truly where they want to be and this is the music they want to share. If you have ever been to a Wyves show you'd be hard pressed to shoot that statement down.

ALI A & THE AGENCY

For a band who prefers to let the music speak for them, Ali A and The Agency have a lot to say. After a proper introduction to the Phoenix music scene with their unforgettable, high-energy live shows, their self-titled debut album was released in Spring 2018.

Guitarist Travis Prillaman is captivatingly cool with a guitar that's become a natural extension of his God-given limbs, and funk is second-nature to self-taught bass man Pedro Cortes, whose rhythmic foundation will make you want to groove. Saxophonist Alex Whaley uses his sultry, Coltrane-influenced flair to bring The Agency's sound to new heights, and drummer Jeff Gonzalez stays locked in on the one with his progressive rock, metal, and funk drum patterns. New addition, Jared Michael, rounds out the group with two decades of key-tickling inspired by the likes of Porcupine Tree, Snarky Puppy and Ben Folds.

Dubbed" ... one of the best singers in the valley of the sun," by Dave Bloom of Dave Bloom Drums, and ". .. having music that rocks with conviction," by Ed Masley at AZ Central, Ali A's larger-than-life voice will fill you with funk and serenade you with soul.

Viewing the world through stunner shades, her lyrics approach everyday life with humor, honesty, and a longing for what we all desire: Love, Acceptance, and A Damn Good Time.

$10 ADVANCE • $15 DAY OF SHOW

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To celebrate their 10 year anniversaries, Banana Gun and decker. are heading out on a tour through Arizona. The second stop of the tour will be at the Crescent Ballroom Aug 9th in Phoenix where both bands will be releasing new records. They will joined by Wyves and Ali A and the Agency. Please join us for a night of music that reflects on the past and looks towards the future.

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Crescent Ballroom