PHX /// ROCKS /// HERE
HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT [ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!]
THE WOODWORKS, THE RUNNER UP, ALI A & THE AGENCY
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT
In your face rock and unsolicited neck massages from the supervisor are what we're all about.
Jake - Vox/Guitar
Josh - Bass
Spencer - Drums
It's not rock and roll, but it rocks! It's not folk, but doing a jig feels natural! It's not blues, but we ocassionally pour our souls into repeated 12 bar phrases! It's not indi/alternative, but we'll drink pbr if the budget is tight! Ok, it's all of these things combined to create a Captain Planet of noise that will no doubt save the world!
THE RUNNER UP
The Runner-Up is a 5 piece Phoenix indie-pop-rock band. All members have extensive experience playing music collaboratively, and bring a distinct, stylistic element to the group's sound. As such, no two songs sound alike.
At a live show, you may hear a dreamy, harmony-laden West Coast indie track followed by a hard driving 70s blues rock tune, or a synth driven dance groove followed by a dark, heavy, experimental blend of early metal music and modern synth/guitar hooks. This diverse blend of material has developed organically and continues to expand in new, more sophisticated directions as three separate song writers learn from, iterate on, and push each others' ideas to develop a sound which is new and exciting to the whole band.
Even though each song has a different style, the group's overall style avoids sounding schizophrenic through consistently memorable melodies, tasteful 3-4 part vocal harmonies, rhythmic precision, strong grooves and memorable modern electronic elements.
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.