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A Doug Hopkins Biopic Is within the Works

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Right here’s a rundown of current information from throughout the metro Phoenix music scene, together with bulletins of digital and socially distanced concert events, a film a couple of Valley rock legend, and the prospect to attain some uncommon vinyl and Arizona music memorabilia.

Doug Hopkins Biopic Within the Works

The tragic story of famed Valley guitarist and songwriter Doug Hopkins is reportedly headed to the silver display, and it is being penned by considered one of his closest pals. In late December, news broke {that a} 2007 article in regards to the Gin Blossoms revealed within the Detroit Metro Instances weekly newspaper is being developed right into a film.

The article, “Jesus of Suburbia: A holiday tale, of sorts,” was penned by former Phoenix New Instances workers author Brian Smith and chronicled the late musician’s struggles with substance abuse and his tumultuous relationship with the Gin Blossoms, the legendary Valley band he co-founded in 1987 and was kicked out of in 1992. Hopkins, who dedicated suicide in 1993, wrote two of the band’s greatest hits, “Hey Jealousy” and “Discovered Out About You.”

Smith, a longtime good friend of Hopkins who at the moment lives in Tucson, is adapting the screenplay together with his spouse, Maggie. The flick, which is reportedly in pre-production and shall be titled Misplaced Horizons, shall be produced with Sarah Platt and Mike Tankel. The soundtrack shall be overseen by Jonathan Daniel of Crush Music and can embody beforehand unreleased materials by Hopkins.

Herberger Theatre Broadcasts Out of doors Concert events

Downtown Phoenix’s Herberger Theater Heart will host a sequence of concert events by native bands this month at The Pavilion, its outside efficiency area. Performances will happen on weekends on the limited-capacity venue, which is positioned on the garden space on the Herberger’s east aspect. Per the theater’s web site, patrons are required to put on face coverings to attend.

The sequence begins on Thursday, January 14, with a gig by hip-hop act The Stakes and singer Venessa Mendez. Excessive-energy funk/percussion/world music ensemble Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra will then carry out on Friday, January 22 (with a gap set by Arouna and Zaza Diarra), adopted by Latin rock band Los Espliffs and singer-songwriter Salvador Duranon Friday, January 29. Every present begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $27 prematurely, $32 on the door.

TOKiMONSTA won't be coming to the Valley this month after all.EXPAND

TOKiMONSTA will not be coming to the Valley this month in spite of everything.

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TOKiMONSTA’s Crescent Ballroom Live performance Has Grow to be Digital

There’s been a change in plans for an upcoming native efficiency by Jennifer Lee, higher referred to as TOKiMONSTA. The L.A.-based electronica DJ/producer, who launched a shock album, Oasis Nocturno, final month, was initially scheduled to go to the Crescent Ballroom on Monday, January 25.

In line with the Crescent’s social media accounts, the gig will now be livestreamed over Fb the identical evening as the unique efficiency. Now referred to as the “Oasis Nocturno Experience,” it would happen from 7 to 10 p.m. and it’s free to view. (Full particulars can be found here.) Anybody who bought tickets to the unique model of the present can get a refund from their level of buy.

DJ Johnny D Internet hosting File Sale on Saturday

Vinyl junkies of the Valley, prepare so as to add some new entries to your assortment. Arizona music historian and vinyl collector John Dixon, higher referred to as DJ Johnny D, will host a large file sale at his Scottsdale dwelling on Saturday, January 9. Per a submit to Dixon’s Facebook page, the sale will embody “mucho new/used vinyls,” which he says shall be “all priced to promote,” and loads of offers.

Highlights embody tons of of rock and soul 45’s for $three every, packing containers of LPs and classic 78s, and extra. Dixon may even be promoting CDs by Arizona artists, together with Sanford Clark. The sale runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. exterior of his dwelling, which is positioned at 3024 North 81st Place in Scottsdale. Early birds will not be allowed, masks are required, and every thing shall be organized with a view to encourage social distancing.

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