Beach soul, surf rock, electro fuzz, hip hop and psychedelic desert folk are just some of the genre descriptions of the week's upcoming acts at Cottonwood's new music venue Main Stage.
On Friday, May 31 an eclectic mix of Tempe's finest acts take stage at Main Stage. Headlining the evening will be electro fuzz pop act, Zero Zero.
Zero Zero is the side project of the internationally acclaimed Phoenix garage rock act The Love Me Nots' Nicole Laurenne and Michael Johnny Walker. The live show features Laurenne on keys and vocals ("a vixen between two synths' says Tempe's College Times) Walker providing searing guitar lines and award-winning Phoenix producer Bob Hoag on drums. Zero Zero's debut album, MAYDAY, was named in the Top 10 Phoenix Albums of 2012 by The Phoenix New Times.
The band will be joined by indie surf rockers PALMS, fresh off a trip to Austin's South by Southwest and Tempe's sophisticated hip hop act Gentlemen Ether. The concert kicks off at 9 p.m. and is free.
Saturday, June 1 sees some homegrown talent with Sedona's psychedelic desert folkers decker. coming through the venue. Since decker.'s late February release of their 4th album, 'Slider,' the band has been travelling all over the western portion of the United States with performances at Austin's South by Southwest, Mc Dowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix and high profile showcases in Los Angeles, San Francisco and elsewhere along the coast all while garnering a stack of favorable press for the new record.
Decker will be joined by the heavy hitting Banana Gun of Tempe. Banana Gun packs a rock-based, blues, funk and soul infused set that has been amassing a considerable following in the valley.
Their debut release, 2012's Elephant in the Room gained considerable traction in the Phoenix/Tempe area and their momentum has showed no signs of slowing down. The show also starts at 9pm and is free.
On Sunday, June 2 Phoenix-based Bluegrass act Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold take stage for the weekly "Church of Bluegrass" event featuring the regions finest bluegrass acts and bloody mary breakfast.
On Thursday nights venue co-founder and nationally acclaimed songwriter Christopher Robin hosts the invite only showcase "Music Mafia" from 9 p.m. until midnight.
Main Stage is located at 1 S Main Street in Cottonwood.
For more information visit www.mainstagetheater.com