Friday Beat Tapes

a little head knocking music for your weekend
you can support local artists via their bandcamp on fridays where 100% of the proceeds goto the artist.

This Friday we have local beatmakers

Sleepparalysis Dreamchamber crafts moody ethereal soundscapes with percussive back beats. Soundtracks to those future post apocalyptic cityscapes you hav’nt dreamed about yet…but in a good way.

dv0id is still very much about his 404 production and off kilter boom baps. With BB_treats2 ( a tenetive follow up to his 2018 long form mix bb_treats) he returns with his signature jazz samples all chopped up and obscured and lets them hang out just long enough for the loop to become an earworm and then its on the next one.

Preorder Shadowforms from Trees Speak

“Trees Speak’s new album ‘Shadow Forms’ is a blend of 1970s German electronic and ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s & 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog-rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New Nork no wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz’s New York Noise series or Eno’s New York No Wave)!” – via Soul Jazz Records

Link to Sounds of the Universe to listen and preorder

Metallica : the Drive-In show

Live concert music is on hold until the spread of Covid19 is halted.
With attempts at adapting to streaming shows online having very mixed results, the entire industry is on hold.
And yet, with that said, new use for old ways of doing things has
created an opportunity to bring an outdoor concert experience
to hundreds of crowds …..kinda.
Enter: The Drive-in Theatre.

An american staple for teenagers and young love from the 50s thru the 70s Drive-in theatres fell out of vogue in the late 90s with the advent of bigger, newer, movie theatres and experiences like “digital surround sound”. As a result many such locations fell by the way side. Lost to progress. But now, old ideas can be new experiences again when necessity requires ingenuity. Interconnectable digital screens & 4k projectors, which are standards at any large concert nowadays can be adapted to create pop up drive ins where ever parking is available. And with everyone contained in their own vehicles the crowd control aspect is mitigated.

So with that, Metallica will produce a concert film that will be available for drive up viewing at outdoor screens nationwide. The audio will be broadcast via FM signal to each car and you won’t loose your friends in the crowd.
Tickets and Locations | August 29th |


Rialto Theatre, Fox Theatre, 191, The Rock, & Club Congress.
Together they are the community gathering points for live music in our city. And like many other venues across the country they face the very stark reality that they may never open again without government aid.

Unlike the big banks who received (according to Forbes) 17 TRILLION DOLLARS in aid (a work in progress mind you, now thru 3 administrations: Bush, Obama, & Trump) because of their rampant corruption potentially invoking total economic ruination. They were rewarded 17 TRILLION DOLLARS. Dollars that come from communities like ours. With that understanding, doesn’t it make sense to save businesses that can stand on their own viability, but thru no fault of their own are about to shutter.

These businesses together, form an industry network nationwide via the gig economy, to the tune of billions of dollars. Saving our stages means investing in our communities, keeping predatory real estate out, and protecting jobs.

They wont need as much as the banks, and are significantly more worthy.
You can help by clicking the link and calling your congress person.
for more info click here

Bringing the show to you

With everyone spending more time indoors and online it occurred to some of our community members to generate fresh content. They decided to use the interwebs as a force for good to try and help local musicians. So presented here in a digital safe space you can catch the following concerts and maybe even drop a 5 spot in the digital tip jar.

Tucson Studio has taken the curated space approach to their pop-up field recording sessions. Backed by UA presents Tucson Studio was launched with the local musician in mind. As means to maintain exposure and hopefully help with revenue. All of the performances are very intimate and the lineup of performers thus far are as eclectic as Tucson.

No Audience This is what happens when you have a crew of sound and light engineers just sitting around. Motivated by a lack of paying gigs the same guys that help make shows happen downtown traded their downtime for doing what they do best. Putting on shows.

Club Congress TV Launching back in April CCTV started with livestreams captured from the quarentined performers homes before making it back their Congress stage in May. They are presently in a respite but have literal hours of video on their channel.

things to do and places to be all month long