Phoenix-born-and-bred singer/songstress Courtney Marie Andrews is throwing a mega-folk party at Modified Arts on Friday, July 31 to celebrate the release of her second full-length record, Painter’s Hands and a Seventh Son. Though just 18, Andrews has been crooning up arts venues around Phoenix for several years now and is a key member of budding Phoenix label River Jones Music.
Painter’s Hands offers a more in-depth look at Andrews’ music, and a maturity beyond her years.
“I feel like this record was a lot more developed and refined,” Andrews says. “During the recording process, I would finish a song, listen to it, and then decide that it wasn’t exactly what I wanted. So, I’d add something, or redo it entirely. Initially my goal was to make a more mature-sounding album.”
Most important is Andrews’ live show, which she’s been honing around town quite often over the past few years.
“Live shows are fun,” she says. “However, I’m horrible at convincing people to come. But, here is my attempt: It will be super fun and inviting, and I’d love to sing you some of my songs.”
The album release party is a small celebration before a whirlwind finish to the year that will see Andrews sitting down to record yet another record in September before touring in support of Painter’s Hands.
Andrews is moving downtown following the show at Modified to hole up and finish writing.
“I already have about five songs finished,” she says. “I just graduated high school, so I will have almost all the time in the world to focus on my music, which is really nice.”
Local indie boys What Laura Says (playing at 9 p.m.) will support Andrews, along with River Jones labelmates You Me and Apollo (8:15), Bradley and the Materials (7:40), In Symmetry (7:05) and the Constellation Branch (6:30).
Andrews will play a set on Radio Phoenix from 8-8:50 p.m. as well.
Doors at 6 p.m. $6. Painter’s Hands will be on sale for $10. Also available at Stinkweeds and online.
July 17 is Third Friday which means another free concert at the Downtown Civic Space Park at Central Avenue and Van Buren Street.
The show, featuring Gospel Claws and Dry River Yacht Club, begins at 7:30pm.
Monday may be singles night at the grocery store but this Friday, July 10, is Singles Night at Chase Field. As Phoenix heats up, so are the Diamondbacks as they have been playing some solid baseball as of late. (edit – vote for Mark Reynolds)
What better way to cool off than to chill with singles of like interests in the Miller Light Diamond Club at Chase Field? Let the players catch the cans of corn while you socialize. It makes for an opportunity for fun and to mingle with those that enjoy the game as much as you do.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have teamed up with FOX Sports Arizona, Cuervo Silver, Mix 96.9, 104.7 KISS FM & 102.5 Today’s KNIX to bring you Singles Night on Friday, July 10th! Meet and mingle with Arizona’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes in the Miller Lite Diamond Club starting at 5pm with the fun continuing throughout the game! Be sure to come early. Cuervo Silver will host a complimentary tequila tasting that will start at the beginning of the game. Tickets are just $15, a small price to pay to meet your significant other! You won’t want to miss out on this great event!
We are looking forward to the opportunity to meet some of the single fans and share in the fun and enjoyment of what promises to be a wonderful evening. Look for photographer from AZHardball and a writer from the DPJ there to chronicle the night’s exploits.
Photos by Jon Willey.
From Rail Life:
Metro light rail is extending the hours of operation for Friday and Saturday nights to help those that do not want to worry about missing the last train when dining out, attending a show or just having some fun. “Early” hours have been an issue for many people since light rail began running this past December. While Metro has promised to help people get home from Diamondbacks games and from other major events throughout the year, many are hesitant to take light rail to concerts, Art walks, Mill Avenue, Downtown events, etc. for fear of missing the last train or because they don’t want to have to try timing their evening around an early “curfew.”
Everyone’s favorite Melrose record store, Revolver Records, has packed up and headed south to Roosevelt Row. When you’re done reading this, head over to Roosevelt and 2nd Street to check out the roomy new confines. That’s right — more space for vinyl, CDs, movies and live performance. Perhaps you saw several men in skinny jeans working tirelessly over the past few weeks at the site. Maybe you even noticed their crafty spraypainted sheet announcing the July 1 opening.
Think they had a nice little First Friday scene going on up there before? There’s going to be tons more live music and exciting events in this new location. This week come check out the inaugural First Friday performance, featuring some serious Phoenician talent — Matthew Reveles, Michelle Blades, Boys and Frogs and Marlene O’Connor — from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Could this become ASU Downtown Campus’ answer to the former Hoodlums Music in the Tempe campus’ MU?
Photos by Evan Wyloge