Valley Bar Presents
Fri May 26 06:30 pm (Doors: 06:00 pm )
16 and up
Valley Bar Presents

with special guests

Friday May 26th, 2023
Doors at 6:00 / Show at 6:30


Advance Price: $12 + fees
Day of Show Price: $14 + fees


Aura May

Aura May is a Psychedelic Pop Rock band from Tempe, AZ. The band was formed by singer Ammon Ross, drummer Ian Tait, and founding Wallace Hound guitarist Justin Cook. It was on the roof of the band house overlooking a graveyard that the name was decided, and the spirit of Aura May would accompany the boys forever.
The band is in the studio now with new bassist Bailey Stewart. New EP coming Spring 2023 

Significant Others

Significant Others are an indie rock band based down in the valley sun, yet their members reign from all across the country. The band met at school in Arizona but their diverse musical background lends itself to well-rounded tones with wide influences. The quartet (singer/guitarist Clayton Patterson, guitarist Michael Glowatski, bassist David Seiler, and drummer Ziggy Ziegler) draws influence from bands like Mt Joy, Wilco, and the Strokes. A couple jam sessions in late 2021 led to a fused collective with the common interest of sharing their thoughts with the world. Since then, the band has been performing for over a year now, letting loose at venues and DIY garages alike.

A year after their debut EP, Significant Others deliver new hues with their eleven-track, self-titled album. The album shifts in sound and emotion throughout. It’s a stark difference from their earlier releases; reflecting the trials of bygone relationships and the pining that persists. The LP took over a year to write and a month to record; engineered by Matt Aldawood and mastered by Jon Weil. The debut LP displays a deeper study of their rock impression with new touches from acoustics, slide guitars, and even harmonicas. It’s a new level of sonic excellence from the collective.

Their affinity toward indie rock has shaped their songwriting and vibration. The movement from soft to heavy tunes magnifies the growing pains of life. Adolescent love and dreaming – the lens is focused and the subject is yearning for the unknown.


DeathPop is an indie rock band made up of Joel Zonoozi (lead vocals/guitar), David Nelson (lead guitar), Carlos Arellano (drums/vocals) and Chase Lund (bass). The project began as a bedroom pop rock project made up of college roommates David and Joel, and after bringing Chase and Carlos into the fold, DeathPop officially came to life in the summer of 2020. Brought together by their shared love for alternative music and projects like The Districts, Girls, and LCD Soundsystem, they hoped to take their home city of Phoenix by storm with their energy and passion. However, before they could even play their debut show, the COVID-19 pandemic squashed any hopes of live music. The band turned their focus towards their first set of original songs. Over the course of a year, they wrote, recorded and released their debut EP Nothing to Stop in June of 2021.

In the year since their debut, Deathpop has been busy, making up for lost time from the previous year of anxiety and quarantine. They played dozens of shows throughout Phoenix, from house shows and DIY venues, to opening for bands like Ratboys, Wild Pink, and Valley Palace. They recently completed their first tour through the American west, stopping in Oregon, Utah, and Colorado to spread their sound further than they'd every dreamed they'd get the chance to. 

DeathPop is constantly trying to reinvent themselves, and challenge their boundaries. Shortly after finishing Nothing to Stop, they began working on new music. With inspirations ranging from Pavement and Whitney to Drop Nineteens and Beach Fossils, Deathpop’s unique blend of americana, indie, shoegaze, and pop rock has found new form in their upcoming EP, The Water Will Dry, out November 10. Its singles, from the aggressive, punchy post-punk "Record This" to the heartfelt folk ballad "Up in the Clouds", it's clear that their new project is a great rushing river, fed by tributaries of dozens of different musical genres, styles, and emotions.