FLYING BURRITO - MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL
Albert Hammond Jr., THE FRIGHTS, VOX URBANA, Anarbor, Son Led "Afro-Cuban", Porches, No Age, LAS CHOLLAS PELIGROSAS, The Buttertones, U.S. Girls, La Luz, FLAMENCO POR LA VIDA, "SOUTHSIDE SOUL" Feat. Kenny Gilmore, De Lux, Palm, Orb, Moaning, Haunted Summer, DRÆMINGS, Current Joys, Nanami Ozone
Sat, March 10, 2018
4:00 pmCrescent Ballroom
$15 GA festival /// $33 GA festival + After party at the Van Buren
This event is all ages
Join us on Saturday, March 10th for the first ever Flying Burrito Festival!
2nd Avenue and Crescent Ballroom will be transformed into a LIVE MUSIC and BURRITO haven complete with 4 stages housing 26 bands from all over the country, PLUS a ton of local food vendors!
Samples and full burritos will be available for tasting from vendors such as Ladera Taverna y Cocina, Axa-Mex, Mi Salsa, Hummus Xpress, Elote Man AZ, The Boulders, Different Smoke BBQ, Frijolitos Mobile Coffee, Two Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Cocina 10, Marcel Waffles, Triple Dot Food Truck, Chico Malo and more!
Bars will be serving up beer and cocktails, featuring the Casa Blanco Margarita and the CB Sangria. Lawn games and community tables will bring fellow burrito and music lovers together for even more good times at this downtown Phoenix street festival!
*Wrap it all up with an after party at The Van Buren w/ Talib Kweli (ages 18+)!https://www.crescentphx.com/event/1640145/
2nd Avenue and Crescent Ballroom will be transformed into a LIVE MUSIC and BURRITO haven complete with 4 stages housing 25 bands from all over the country, PLUS a ton of local food vendors! Samples and full burritos will be available for tasting from vendors such as Ladera Taverna y Cocina, Axa-Mex, Mi Salsa, Hummus Xpress, Elote Man AZ, Left Coast Burrito Co., Different Smoke BBQ, Frijolitos Mobile Coffee, Two Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Flying Hawaiian, Cocina 10, Triple Dot Food Truck, Flying Bars, Chico Malo and many more. Bars will be serving up beer and cocktails, featuring the Casa Blanco Margarita and the CB Sangria. Lawn games and community tables will bring fellow burrito and music lovers together for even more good times at this downtown Phoenix street festival!
This event is all ages. Children 5 years old and younger do not need a ticket.
Wrap it all up with an after party at The Van Buren starring Talib Kweli and more!
*There will be paid parking for the event at the Adams Street Garage. The entrance is on the southwest corner of Monroe and 3rd Ave.
Vox Urbana is a seven -piece band that combines Latin-based sounds with stories and experiences that occur in the Arizona/Sonora border region. The bi-national band is based in Tucson, Arizona and has been creatively narrating stories of the border community since 2010. The band’s original repertoire breaks any language barrier through its 100% danceable grooves. Vox Urbana’s instrumentation consists of guitar, keyboard, sax, trombone, bass guitar, congas, and drums. As a collective composing body, Vox Urbana continuously aims to learn and expand its musical influences. Among the musical styles found in the band’s sound and identity is a meztizaje of ethnic sounds such as Huapango (Southern Mexico), Cumbia (Colombia), Chicha (Peru), Cha-cha-cha (Cuba), along with a variety of electronic textures such as synthesizers and voice effects. Such musical recipe guarantees a high-energy performance, as well as a culturally fruitful experience to younger and older audience in the U.S./Mexico region.
(Originally named Troop 101)
Soulful, fresh, genre-defying. These are only a few of the terms that immediately spark the mind when greeted with Anarbor’s gutsy and transcending EP, Free Your Mind. When noted that the aforementioned genre is pop-rock, it seems even more special that a band with this talent and bravado would push itself away from a scene where predetermined trappings threaten to undermine its singular integrity.
“We know that every single kid out there is tired of the same old dance-pop record that gets released every single week. Our goal is to be the music scene’s saving grace,” says guitarist Mike Kitlas. “It will tell our listeners that we are here to stay and we are not a fad band that will fade out as soon as dance-pop is outdated.”
Free Your Mind extends beyond the cut-and-paste albums being churned out, instead infusing dynamic guitars behind the soul-shaking howls and relatable melodies from frontman Slade Echeverria. Crafted in Los Angeles by producer Mike Green (Paramore, Good Charlotte) over a four-week span in Los Angeles, Free Your Mind's formation came from a desire to break out from the "fad band" chokehold and delve into what was real.
The EP's lyrical themes of drama-addled love are age-appropriate for this band still fresh from cap and gown status, yet show emerging maturity and growth while navigating the waters of life on the road and in the press, as well as their loss of anonymity. Not one track doesn’t contain a purpose or reason ripped from the band’s own personal headlines, and the EP title wasn’t without a conscious peek into their agenda, either.
“We want to challenge kids to think outside of the norm, and really find themselves, rather then just following what the crowd is doing,” Kitlas said. “We want to show our listeners that they are not alone, we all go through our struggles and everyone has their ups and downs in life.”
The seven-track EP, kicks off with a mischievous call to a wayward paramour on “Let The Games Begin,” before sliding into the instant hip-shaking grooves of “The Brightest Green,” a slice of Maroon 5-ish soul that takes on a life of its own. Anarbor takes a familiar formula but adds a warmth and genuineness to every guitar lick and lyric that keeps them relatable yet unique. Each track seamlessly follows the next, spinning clever lyrics and brisk guitars, and each adds another deft chapter to this memorable volume.
“The distinctive sound we are reaching for is rock and roll. We don't use any instruments in our songs that we don’t play live, we are going for a very raw and real sound for this record,” Kitlas said. When noted that shared influences range from Third Eye Blind to Red Hot Chili Peppers, it’s even more apparent where the EP’s driving and fully-executed rock-based energy gained its roots.
The easy nature and chemistry of the band from Phoenix, Arizona, formed in 2003 is more than just a cosmic luck for an emerging band. Because this, in years of formation, is by no means a freshman band. Echeverria and Kitlas became friends in grade school, and continued to grow up experiencing many life-changing events together, securing a bond that eventually extended to music, and a decision to make it their ultimate ambition. The band signed to Hopeless Records before they even received their high school diplomas.
More than just a sum of its parts, the writing process for Anarbor is a group united, with each member adding input in acoustic jam sessions that allows everyone to collaborate and contribute creatively. It’s a cohesion that allowed each member’s personal preferences and talents shine when it came to recording.
Sharing the stage with everyone from Fall Out Boy to the Gin Blossoms, as well as a coveted spot on this year’s Take Action! Tour, Anarbor is gaining steady recognition as the diverse band to watch among a sea of faux rock ‘n rollers. This motivated and utterly gifted band will resonate with any listener who knows a thing or two about learning who you are and putting your ambitions into motion.
“We want people to walk away feeling comforted and confident in themselves,” Kitlas said. “Music is a universal language that everyone can relate to. We talk about our real life stories, feelings and situations. You can expect real music and real lyrics, no filler.”
More recently, Anarbor independently released their eponymous third studio album entitled, “Anarbor” in June of 2016. The album was self-funded and produced by long-time collaborator Matt Keller (Lydia, The Maine, The Summer Set, Katastro). Anarbor is comprised of lead vocalist and bassist Slade Echeverria, guitarist Adam Juwig and guitarist Danny Stravers.
Slade Echeverria - Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar
Danny Stravers - Rhythm Guitar
Adam Juwig - Lead Guitar
Jess Myers - Bass Guitar
Mike Kitlas - Guitar
Greg Garrity - Drums
Tatiana Crespo - Accordion, Vocals
Rachel Villa - Guitar, Vocals
Melissa Marie Medina - Guitar, Flute, Vocals
Andria Bunnell - Percussion, Vocals
Anamieke Quinn - Bass, Vocals
All-female Phoenix sextet Las Chollas Peligrosas draws upon multiple subgenres of traditional Latin music from Rancheras to Mariachi to Cumbia and everything in between, even hints of Old World Gypsy Folk.
Six-part multi-lingual vocals, accordion, flute, violin, classical guitar, percussion and upright bass deliver a mix of classic standards and inspired original compositions.
Rich with supporting harmonies, all the ladies take the lead at one point or another in the show and much of the subject matter is catalytic, pointed and poignant in true folkloric fashion. In the spirit of their prickly namesake, Las Chollas Peligrosas speak to truth and empowerment in the name of human rights and cultural awareness.
Each member of Las Chollas Peligrosas have arrived from different musical journeys but share a love for this music and the power it has to unite the community and communicate the voice of the people for positive change.
The mission of Flamenco Por La Vida is to build an understanding of and appreciation for Flamenco in Arizona by presenting festivals and professional flamenco performances, engaging diverse communities and offering classes to students of all ages, races and economic backgrounds.
It was started by vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and sometimes-producer Kimi Recor as a solo project respectively her alter ego in 2012, but since then evolved into a tightly knit band of four:
Kimi Recor (vocals/guitar), Thorson (bass/synth), Christopher Vick (guitar), and Nathaniel Meek (drums).