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Roller Derby Championship

Date: Saturday, August 5th
Time: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Peoria Sportsplex, 16083 N 75th Ave, Peoria, AZ

Details: This event is organized by Desert Dolls Roller Derby, Arizona’s premiere all girl roller derby league. Come out and watch the 2 teams take thee track and vie for a spot in the championship game. You don’t want to miss a minute of this fast-paced roller derby action.
Cost: $15 at the door. Kids 12 & under get in for FREE!!

http://www.desertdollsrollerderby.com

 

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Metallica – World Wired Tour

Date: Friday, August 4th
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, AZ

Details: The World Wired Tour is a current concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica in support of their tenth studio album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, which was released on November 18, 2016. It is also their first worldwide tour after the World Magnetic Tour six years ago.

https://www.metallica.com/tour

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Chevelle in Concert

Date: Tuesday, August 1st
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Marquee Theater, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe AZ

Details: Chevelle is on a U.S. headlining tour that started in spring and ends this summer. This veteran band, is an American alternative metal band formed in 1995 hailing from the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. Chevelle’s latest album, “The North Corridor” was released last July. It is said to have a more “heavy” sound similar to the 2002, ‘Wonder What’s Next’ album.

http://luckymanonline.com/events/chevelle-2/

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Phoenix Sun’s Dancers Auditions Finals

Date: Friday, August 4th
Time: Doors Open at 5:30 pm, Show starts at 7:00 pm
Location: Marquee Theater, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe AZ

Details: This is the Final auditions events to end a weeklong process that begin on July 29th. It is expected that about 28 dancers will make it to the finals, however only 16-18 dancers will be chosen. Fans attending will have the chance to vote using their smartphone. There will also be a panel of judges. The results will be announced on this night of Finals and after fans can be the first to get autographs from the new dancers. Fans who attend the final audition that night will be able to vote using their smartphone. And there will be a panel of judges. Meyer expects about 26 to 28 dancers to make it to those final auditions. But only 16 to 18 dancers will be chosen. The results will be announced that night, and attendees can be the first to get dancer autographs this season.
What is life like as a Sun’s Dancer? Their schedule includes practice twice a week for about six to eight hours. Dancers are at the venue for the team’s two games a week and attend for about seven hours. Working this schedule around work and school can be challenging but for these dancers, it is also very rewarding.

http://luckymanonline.com/events/phoenix-suns-dancer-audtion-finals/

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Full Moon Kayak Tour

Date: Saturday, August 5th
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Pleasant Harbor Marina 40202 N 87th Ave Peoria (A ¼ mile walk/shuttle from the public parking lot. Call 602-625-7776 for shuttle information.)

Details: Kayaks are illuminated and then depart from the marina paddling into the sunset towards Honeymoon Cove. Expect about 40 minutes of paddling while enjoying the sunset making your way to a shoreline to enjoy a campfire at the waters edge. About 30 minutes will be spent at the shoreline before heading back to the marina under the light of the full moon. Fell free to bring marshmallows, the guides will provide the sticks. Once back at the marina hang around for live music and a meal at Dillons Bayou Restaurant (separate cost for dinner).
All levels are welcome. You will need to bring a head lamp or flashlight in order to participate. Must be at least 18 years of age. Reservations are required. Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.
Cost: Single Kayak $50, Tandem Kayak $75

http://www.gopaddleaz.com/tours/

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” Just So She Knows’ available where all digital music is available for purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We spoke with ( Twelve Ballet formerly known as The Glider Pilots) whom together, are bringing a vibrant series of lyrically melodic music comprised of alternative and blues inspired sounds. We spoke with the Queensland, Australian, based-band about their inspirations, creative process and their debut single under their new name available where all music is streamed and available for digital and hard copy through band camp and iTunes.

The Brother-Sister duo creating some exciting new tunes (previously known as Glider Pilots Photo Courtesy of Facebook.com/TwelveBallet The Brother-Sister duo creating some exciting new tunes (previously known as Glider Pilots
Photo Courtesy of Facebook.com/TwelveBallet

Formerly known as the Glider Pilots, (Check out our May Interview) Twelve Ballet‘s music has been making positive waves in the field of the independent spectrum of music earning features on numerous indie playlists such as March and May 2017’s edition of BIRP!  Listen to the full interview here to here about the story behind their debut single with their new name, “Just So She Knows” and more here!:

 

 

 

 

Listen to Twelve Ballet’s full single, ‘Just so She Knows’ here and Follow Twelve Ballet’s journey on social media at their handles!

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AZ FIVE FINDSBy Arianna Taylor

 

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My name is Arianna and every week I am going to be your resource for events happening around Arizona as well as cool places that you just have to visit.   Each week you can look forward to events ranging from sports, music, arts to family friendly fun.  I will feature events and places across the entire state of Arizona in order to keep you exploring all that this great state has to offer.  Stay tuned each week as I strive to keep you Arizona Informed!

Want to stay in the know every day?  Visit www.calichicainaz.com

Follow on Instagram @az.thingstodo

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Hard Rock Cafe – Battle of The Bands – WINNER SHOWCASE

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Hard Rock Cafe 3 South 2nd Street, Suite 117, Phoenix, AZ 85004

The band LANE CHANGE was the winner of the Hard Rock Cafe’s Rising Start Battle of the Bands. This event is their Winner Showcase 2 hour performance. There is expected to be lots of big surprises in addition to special guests, a Q & A opportunity and photo and memorabilia signing.

The band will also bring in a film crew to capture their rocking performance for their soon to be released DVD, “LIVE at the Hard Rock!” Come out and support the band and be a part of LANE CHANGE’s history.

(18 and Over event due to the video production, however there will be a performance for all ages the following night)

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CityScape’s Urban H2Oasis

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: CityScape Phoenix 1 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

This event is brought to you by CityScape Phoenix. Central Ave and Patriot Park will be transformed into a water park. There will be water slides, the splash pad and plenty of shade. Remember, we are Arizonians so don’t forget the sunscreen and water socks.

 

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National Dance Day Dance Party

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Halle Heart Children’s Museum 2929 48th St. Tempe, AZ

This event is being brought to you by EDM Body Fitness. In celebration of National Dance Day bring your entire family to this event and get on the dance-floor. Features include: Dance games, family teams and MORE! There will also be a balloon drop finale.

This event is FREE with general admission to the museum. (Children 3 and younger are free)

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LASERS & LIQUOR: ROCK NIGHT (U2 & LASERPOLIS)

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Listen to your favorite music – Pink Floyd, Metallica, Nirvana and more – while being dazzled by the multicolored laser light show on the Dome. Enhance your experience and come early – beer, cocktails, snacks and other refreshments will be available from our concession stand 45 minutes prior to the first show. There will be an audio visual laser show as well as a high energy laser show.

 

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ARTIST MEET & GREET

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: FilmBar 815 N 2nd, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Each Artist Meet & Greet takes place on the last Tuesday of the month with rotating venues and is free to attend. This month the meet and greet is at the award-winning FilmBar Phoenix, and will feature stories of failure from artists and arts entrepreneurs. These unique artist gatherings are opportunities for local artists and creatives from all backgrounds and mediums to share their stories and ideas, strengthening the voice of our collectively creative community. Food and refreshment is available!

On RFP Presents this upcoming Saturday, July 22 at 5pm and Sunday at 12 noon (AZ-Pacific time), it’s a music and interview special with Ian Hunter.

RFP’s Lenise of Cartoon World had the opportunity to speak with Ian before his recent show in Bingley, England. Ian talks about his days with Mott the Hoople, The Rant Band and the late Mick Ronson. There will be plenty of solo Ian Hunter & Mott The Hoople music throughout the show. This is a Radio Free Phoenix exclusive!

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Ian with an offical RFP Mug along with Clyde the Wishnik from Cartoon World

On Radio Freedom this Saturday at 5pm & Sunday at 3pm (Arizona time)

It’s our guest DJ, Becky Byrkit of Scottsdale, Arizona!

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Becky Byrkit was born in Phoenix in 1960 and has lived everywhere else on the planet since then!

A Scottsdale girl, these days … ! Ooh!

Becky will present 15 hand-picked songs – listen in for her unique perspective of Rock N Roll on Radio Free Phoenix!

By Michael Thomas, Jr. –

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According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention  an estimated 1.6-3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur each year in the U.S. In organized high school sports, concussions occur more often in competitive sports, with football accounting for more than 60% of concussions. For males, the leading cause of high school sports concussion is football. Among children and youth ages 5-18 years old, there are five leading sports oF recreational activities which account for concussions, in owe 60 percent of those cases, football is the most prevalent.

After his collegiate career at Arizona State and seven-year NFL career which ended in 2009 as a lineman for 5  NFL teams including the Arizona Cardinals,  Founder of Safe Football LLC, Scott Peters is now continuing his quest through his nonprofit business is continuing to make football safer for professional and young athletes across there world.

With the help of Safe Football LLC which was launched late 2012 by the 38-year-old Peters, said he started had a history of concussions throughout his professional which included severe neck and shoulder injuries from his and college playing days, including one sustained without any helmet contact.

 

 

 

Founder of Safe Football, LLC: Scott Petters is on a quest to help make football safe. Founder of Safe Football, LLC: Scott Petters is on a quest to help make football safe. Joe Giannetti/Photographing Strength”

 

 

 

We’re not saying in theory this works; we’re saying we know it works,” former NFL lineman Scott Peters (left) says of his Safe Football method practicing with the Indianapolis Colts. (Photo: Joe Giannetti/Photographing Strength) We’re not saying in theory this works; we’re saying we know it works,” former NFL lineman Scott Peters (left) says of his Safe Football method practicing with the Indianapolis Colts.
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With Football injuries, Peters expresses that there is and will never be a helmet that will resolve the injury issues and the safest football involves simply not playing, Peters is out to show the techniques he developed that he believes will make the sport safer by using a combination of mixed martial arts and biomechanics that will create leverage, through that of skills and balance.    Peters says it’s about “technique” by playing football the right way as the sport not meant to hurt someone but push players to create opening to progress the ball from moving down field for scores.  The great essence and concept of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu is to apply leverage using the body’s proper stance to generate impact, by applying both the arms and hands instead of  going headfirst an opposing player.

 

“What I learned in MMA and what I experienced in Football came together, so I thought of trying mechanical changes to meet football objectives, and the by-product of that was better performance overall.” “I saw It’s all-out creating a mechanical advantage” said Peters, who based in  Arizona where he played four years as a lineman for the Sun Devils in for Arizona State University, travels around the world applying his technique through Safe Footballs Initiatives.

From the experience, after finally retriting in 2009, Peters began training players and the nonprofit in 2012 as productive and safer approach to football.  Since it’s initiation, Safe Football LLC  has been teaching  players  from Youth, techniques to avoid the using the head as much as possible, in order to protect football player on every level.

“We Started by first applying the techniques at Washington University”….I trained those guys for two years in 2012 and 13, I trained their offensive guys, their defensive guys, their coaches, and the strength conditioning staff really bough into to it, say Peters, which after the school integrated the drills into off season training, eventually increasing their performances overall, whit the school boasting it’s best rush defense in school history. But what was even more surprising with the performance was that it did not come at injury the bodies with blunt force, as  the school’s trainer called Peters, letting him know, noting zero concussions and related injuries for the first time in school history. Peters knew his application from the two sports as applied through  his founding Safe Football was providing solutions that no one else was providing in the field of Football. To date, Safe Football has worked with 12 NFL football teams

 

With approximately 3 million youth playing football, including major push made by colleges and the NFL to enforce a variety of research and efforts to reduce concussions, the nonprofit has a ready-made market for its offerings providing an array of program from youth to the Pro level.

 

Coaches and various sports groups are trying to make the sport safer without compromising the game. It has made head safety an issue with many former players suing the NFL about their injuries from concussions, he said.

Peters started training players and eventually began the nonprofit as a comprehensive approach to football. Its goal is to teach younger players techniques to avoid head that can cause brain damage so the game can continue and ultimately be even safer.

Make sure to Visit SafeFootball.org for more information and make sure to Follow Safe Football on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Safe Football LLC Summary:

About Safe Football

Scott Peters, a former NFL offensive lineman and sports-safety advocate, developed Safe Football in response to his awareness of concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Safe Football is a proprietary instructional training and skill development system for football coaches and players. It is designed to increase on-field performance while simultaneously reducing head and neck injuries from helmet contact on the field. Since its inception in 2012, Safe Football has succeeded in reducing or completely eliminating on-field concussions and stingers (injury to nerves or neck and shoulder) wherever its techniques have been applied, and has has been endorsed by Neurologists for its mitigation of physical trauma to the brain. To date, Safe Football has delivered 750 clinics and camps, certified 5,000 coaches, and trained more than 40,000 players – from youth-level players to the NFL’s Detroit Lions, USC Trojans, University of Washington, and others. For more information on Safe Football, please visit: safefootball.org
Description: A nonprofit aimed at developing safer playing techniques for football

 

                    Music Spotlight: Joy Villa

By Michael Thomas, Jr. –

26 year old Joy Villa, is a Grammy Considered Recording and rising star with her Billboard #1 Ranked in Rock Amazon & iTunes #1 EP EP "I Make the Static 26 year old Joy Villa, is a Grammy Considered Recording and rising star with her Billboard #1 Ranked in Rock Amazon & iTunes #1  EP “I Make the Static”

We spoke with rising recording artist and actor Joy Villa. The talented and Grammy considered artists, singer/songwriter spoke with Radio Free Phoenix About her bold style, patriotic pride, Number #1Billboard #1 in Rock Amazon & iTunes #1 Album “I Make The Static”. We also spoke with Joy about her exciting and developing music endeavors as Joy Villa sets to prepare for a tour upon the release of her upcoming studio album release in July!

 

Listen to the Full Interview Here:

 

 

Make sure to pick up a copy of ” I Make The Static” available where all digital music is  stream and sold, through her Website at JoyVilla.com (where you could pick up a personalized and signed copy of her CD) iTunes, Amazon and many more!

Follow Joy on through all her musical whereabouts through Instagram, YouTube Facebook, Twitter!

 

 

WHO IS JOY? (BIO From JOYVILLA.COM)

“PLAYFUL, UNEXPECTED, VIBRANT, SPIRITUAL, AND BOLD, JOY VILLA IS A TRUE ENTERTAINER.”

 

Joy’s a true entertainer who tours 25 countries a year and has wowed the world with her red-carpet style (Entertainment Weekly, E!, Billboard, Fox News, NY Daily News, Los Angeles Times, to name a few).

Joy grew up with an Italian father and an African American and Choctaw mother, blending the cultures to create a perfect mix. This “mixed life” outpours in her musical influences, ranging from Frank Sinatra to Diana Ross, Blondie and Nirvana.

Joy is a natural music and theater performer, discovering her knack for the stage at the age of 5 in her first theater musical. Joy loves writing songs and has collaborated on numerous projects around the world with an array of international producers and artists.

Joy blends alternative rock, electro pop into finely crafty tunes that aim to motivate, inspire, and get the juices flowing in her fans. Kinky, unexpected, vibrant, spiritual, and bold, Joy Villa is a true entertainer, and feels blessed to be giving her many global fans “The Joy Villa Experience.”

Joy’s goal is to unite all people to work together to create a better world.

Planned for 2017 and 2018 is her new album release, tour, speaking engagements, public appearances, and film and tv roles.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Sunhaze. All rights reserved.Formed in 2012, Sunhaze originated from the vision of Danae Labraña, a San Francisco transplant hailing from the shores of Santa Barbara. Fellow San Francisco State alumni Priscilla del Rosario with Erin Walter then added their native Bay Area-influenced elements to a handful of Labraña's singer-songwriter works. The last two additions Brandon Iljas and Aaron Chin completed the lineup soon after and as a group, they began molding their sound. Sunhaze debuted their Last Summer EP in Fall 2014. Their debut album Wishful Thinking succeeds the previous bright sun-baked release with a culmination of pop hooks, dynamic rhythms, and darker undertones; released October 7th, 2016. Copyright © 2017 Sunhaze. All rights reserved.Formed in 2012, Sunhaze originated from the vision of Danae Labraña, a San Francisco transplant hailing from the shores of Santa Barbara. Fellow San Francisco State alumni Priscilla del Rosario with Erin Walter then added their native Bay Area-influenced elements to a handful of Labraña’s singer-songwriter works. The last two additions Brandon Iljas and Aaron Chin completed the lineup soon after and as a group, they began molding their sound. Sunhaze debuted their Last Summer EP in Fall 2014. Their debut album Wishful Thinking succeeds the previous bright sun-baked release with a culmination of pop hooks, dynamic rhythms, and darker undertones; released October 7th, 2016.

 

Sunhaze Music Spotlight:

 

On this edition of Music Spotlight, we spoke with the lead singer, co-founding member, and songwriter Danae Labraña of the San Francisco based indie band, Sunhaze. We spoke with Danea about Sunhaze’s Musical Inspirations and goals following their latest full debut album, “Wishful Thinking” avaialbe now where all music is digital music is sold including iTunes,  streaming on services Soundcloud and Spotify.

 

Make sure to catch Sunhaze‘s musical whereabouts by visiting them at Sunhazemusic.com to find their latest album “Wishful Thinking” as well as other releases,. You can all follow them on  Facebook, Intagram, twitter, and  where music is streamed via Soundcloud, Spotify, and others!

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Wingman: Your ‘Wingman’ for the digital age.

By Michael Thomas, Jr. –

If you ever wanted to play match maker for your friend when it comes to online dating, there’s now an “app” for that.With the applause action  Wingman, you could just that a new app launching in April in both the U. K. And U.S. on apple iOS (Soon to be available for Android device. But the app is not so much a dating application as it is a new application to help friends mingle with other peers in their areas.

 

 

“What really sets it apart is that you are that person in the middle.. nudging your friend to meet others” says Wingman’s Tina Wilson. The application’s process all starts by logging into the app with Facebook and then creating a profile for the single friend in question. In addition, the application enables you to have as many pals as you like, while each dater profile can also have multiple wingpeople.

Eventually, your friend is then sent a link to review all the great things you’ve described about them.Once they’ve approved the  profile you set up for your friend, you can then swipe through potential matches for them.

If you swipe on a match for your single friend and that person is interested, your friend is automatically connected to them. They’re then free to take it from there! The privacy finally comes when the connection is made by both and the matchmaking is then up to the matches leaving any chats between the two that are matched!

 

 

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Founder of Wingman, Tina Wilson,  expresses a new way for friends to be supportive in helping find what’s best for their friends whether they’re roommates or live across the country and beyond, leaving even adult sibling to help play maker for their respected sibling. Listen to our piece here:

Download the application on Apple’s iOs Store  and coming soon on Google Play for Android!

 

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We spoke with The Glider Pilots who together are bringing a vibrant series of lyrically melodic music comprised of alternative and blues inspired sounds. We spoke with the Queensland, Australian, based-band about their inspirations, creative process and their latest full album release “Talk Free” available where all music is streamed and available for digital and hard copy through band camp and iTunes. Glider Pilot’s music has been making positive waves in the field of the independent spectrum of music earning features on numerous indie playlists such as March and May 2017’s edition of BIRP!  Listen to the full interview here!:

Follow the Formerly known Glider Pilots known now as Twelve Ballet on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and stream on Spotify and Soundcloud today! Make sure to pick up your copy of “Talk Free” from Glider Pilots now on iTunesMusic Glue and BandCamp.