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Phil Pirrone

Founder / Talent Buyer for Desert Daze & Moon Block
Desert Daze

Husband. Father. Son. Friend. Multiplier. Touring musician since the age of 15 (has performed nearly every job on the road from driver to TM to band member.) Operator of multiple festivals and events. Booking agent. Writer and touring musician.
I try to have fun doing all of it. And while I don't alway succeed, I try to not sweat the small stuff. As a good friend once told me, 90% of this is a cartoon anyway.

Moon Block LLC
Founder, President, Talent Buyer, Creative Director
- artist driven music and arts festival and events company based in Los Angeles, CA.
- producers of Desert Daze, Moon Block Party, Beyond the Witching Hour, the Desert Daze Caravan (tour), and all Moon Block Presents shows and parties.
- monthly events at Ace Hotels in Palm Springs and Los Angeles

Desert Daze - Joshua Tree, CA
Founder, Talent Buyer, Creative Director
- music and arts festival in it's 6th year
- past performers include: Primus, Television, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Sonics, Deerhunter, The Black Angels, Washed Out, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, DIIV, Thee Oh Sees, Warpaint, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Toro y Moi, Connan Mockasin, Pond, Tinariwen, Blonde Redhead, Autolux, Liars, Deap Vally + many more

Space Agency - Los Angeles, CA
President / Agent
- North American independent booking agency dedicated to facilitating the growth of artists that make the universe a better place...
- Current roster: Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, L.A. Witch, Death Valley Girls, Imarhan, Yonatan Gat, Khun Narin (Electric Phin Band), Klaus Johann Grobe, Big Search, and more.

JJUUJJUU - Los Angeles, CA
songwriter / band leader
- groove and loop based hypnotic rock n roll influenced by kraut rock, dark psychedelic, and african blues. Composed pieces of music specifically designed to allow improvisation at every turn, with less of a focus on lyrics, the vocal is more like an instrument.

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Events featuring Phil Pirrone
Events featuring Phil Pirrone