I’d heard of this event from several people, and even though I was off on Fridays, I somehow didn’t go until the April one. Every month, downtown Phoenix hosts a sort of ‘Art Walk’ on the first Friday of the month. Not only is there wicked good local art, but music aficionados will be happy to hear different sounds coming from random places.
I heard a pretty decent band, and found a gig on the front porch of a old-looking house in the heart of downtown. The band playing was called The White Tie Affair, who is touring with PHX favorites Medic Droid.
Though TWTA put on a great sounding show, they were instantly reminiscent of Fall Out Boy, which made even more sense when I talked to the band members and they mentioned hailing from Chicago. Their myspace in case you’re interested, www.myspace.com/thewhitetieaffair.
This was their first performance in a house’s front porch, they admitted. That’s the cool thing about First Fridays, I guess.