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‘Heat Wave’ concert series continues

August 10, 2018

Lake Havasu City’s music scene is heating up. Effin Records is holding a concert series each weekend for the month of August. The second shows are scheduled today and Saturday at GraceArts Live, 2146 N. McCulloch Blvd.

Organizers say proceeds from the concerts will help support local youth arts, education and music.

Tonight’s show features the bands Go Outside, Nothing on the Moon, The Sink or Swim and Fairy Bones.

Tickets are $20 per day, $15 for students and $10 for children. Weekend passes are $30, and a three-weekend pass can be purchased for $100. Additionally, Schlotzky’s is offering 20 percent off all food and drink throughout the event. Find more information at EffinRecords.com.

this weekend’s bands

Havasu-based Go Outside started with four Lake Havasu City teens creating a unique brand of indie punk. They found a drummer in Tempe while attending Arizona State University, and started playing shows across the country. They released their first full-length album and are gearing up for two more tours this year.

Nothing on the Moon is a four-piece “indie fuzzed, groove rock, sax band” that began in Mesa. Brandon Simoes (guitar/vocals) and Joey Wilson (drums) conceived the group from the ashes of fallen projects with bass player and best friend, Mason White, who can be caught frequently without shoes and a four string in hand. Not long after their jams began, the band was then accompanied by Richelle Heinauer (saxophone/keyboards), creating a fresh dynamic on stage. In October 2015 the band released their debut EP “Till The Sun Comes Up”, and is currently working on a full release.”

Phoenix-based The Sink or Swim has released two well-received EPs with a third to follow in the summer of 2017. The band, with its members all under the age of 22, has established itself as “one of the brightest and most ambitious acts in the local music scene,” according to JAVA Magazine.

Fairy Bones, based in Phoenix, released its first album in 2015, with a sophomore album published this year. NPR said the album “showcases the band’s ability to write catchy ear-worms driven by the unapologetic spirit and vocals of Chelsey Louise.”

Upcoming shows

Upcoming shows are Aug. 17-18, featuring bands The Effects, Rio Grande Band, Dreadknot and Sunnyside; and Aug. 24-25, featuring Kevin Jaxon and the Midnight Sun, Briana Payne Band, Caleb Clark and Eddie Joe Clark Band.

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