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  • Three Calls to Phoenix Artists

    published Oct 26, 2011

    ​At last, the overwhelming and oppressive heat has finally subsided and temperatures are thankfully cooling down to more reasonable levels. If you're a local artist, that means your studio isn't an ... More >>

  • The Plane Truth

    published October 20, 2011

    For every pioneer, groundbreaker, and darling of history who’s achieved great feats, there’s likely an under-appreciated assistant or... More >>

  • Bass Oddity: Skrillex Brings Dubstep to the Masses

    published October 27, 2011

    It's a good thing there aren't many residences near Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe. It's creeping toward midnight on a Friday night in October,... More >>

  • Halloween Guide 2011

    published October 27, 2011

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 Special Events FilmBar 815 N. 2nd St. Thriftshop hosts its... More >>

  • Halloweekend 2011 @ Brick and The Venue Scottsdale

    published October 27, 2011

    Plenty of things will be going bump in the night this weekend inside the Valley's bars and clubs, as local DJs and turntablists host hyped-up... More >>

  • Seven Nights of DJs and Dancing

    published October 27, 2011

    Thursday 27 27th Avenue Bar: DJ Manage (Top 40) Afterlife: Thumpin' Thursdays (various) AZ 88: Josh One... More >>

  • Midnite Movie Mamacita's Four Favorite Scary Movies of 2011

    published Oct 25, 2011

    ​It takes more than just cheap theatrics and cheesy cinematic scare tactics to frighten Andrea Beesley-Brown, co-owner of The Royale in Mesa. "I usually don't get scared a lot by movies these d... More >>

  • The Five Worst Halloween Party Fouls

    The Five Worst Halloween Party Fouls

    published Oct 24, 2011

    ​Halloween house parties can be very memorable affairs. It's safe to say, however, that you'd probably like to be remembered for having a killer costume instead of being the dolt who spoiled the aff... More >>

  • The Seven Best Jack-O-Lanterns Ever

    published Oct 21, 2011

    ​As kids, making a jack-o-lantern was simple: Scoop out the guts, carve a couple eyes and a jagged-looking mouth, pop in a candle, and voila. It was the perfect Halloween decoration for your front p... More >>

  • Nearly Naked Theatre Hosts Fundraiser on Sunday at Rebar

    published Oct 21, 2011

    ​Need a drink this weekend? The bawdy thespians of Nearly Naked Theatre will be happy to mix up something special to wet your whistle, especially since it will help their bottom line.Thespians and c... More >>

  • Dollhouse Cocktail Lounge Open Tonight

    published Oct 20, 2011

    ​Smashboxx in Scottsdale will finally get its newest neighbor tonight as Dollhouse Cocktail Lounge is opening to the clubgoing public. After two months of renovation to the old Crown Room over the ... More >>

  • Debbie Easley's Gangster-Costumed Halloween Plans

    published Oct 20, 2011

    ​The Easley clan has been through a lot of Halloweens in their day. More than half-century's worth of 'em, to be exact. Four generations of the Easley's family have been selling and renting cos... More >>

  • Readymade

    published October 13, 2011

    Lance Greathouse has a major yen for flames and fire. Thankfully, the local dental laser technician parlays his obsession into constructive,... More >>

  • Closer to Gods

    published September 22, 2011

    Although Sheriff Joe Arpaio doesn’t resemble the mythological god Hades in the slightest, local artist David Bradley thinks they’re more... More >>

  • Oasis on Grand: Take a Tour of Finished Units this Saturday

    published Oct 19, 2011

    ​We've already talked about the cool opportunities you'll have to see cool new artwork at this weekend's Grand Avenue Festival, but it looks like there will also be a chance to find a... More >>

  • Catch a Wave

    published October 13, 2011

    Mother Nature must have a serious grudge against Steve LeVine. Especially considering that she brought a torrential thunderstorm that utterly... More >>

  • Halloween Guide 2011

    published October 20, 2011

    There's a little over two weeks left until Halloween, and the clock's ticking. If your costume ain't in order yet, you'd better get busy trying... More >>

  • The "Reality Hits You Hard, Bro" Guy Hopes Fortune Follows His Fame

    published October 20, 2011

    George Lindell never seems to stop talking. Loquacious doesn't begin to describe the 46-year-old motormouth, who appears to be stuck at warp... More >>

  • Motown & Stax @ The Lounge at Crescent Ballroom

    published October 20, 2011

    Miguel Ivery (a.k.a. DJ Seduce) is one of the Valley's most prominent mixmasters. He's also one of its busiest, as the 33-year-old blasts out... More >>

  • Steve Hates Aquaman

    published Oct 18, 2011

    ​It's pretty safe to say that you won't see Negativsteve Mandel dressed as Aquaman this Halloween. Or any other day for that matter, as the local comic book geek absolutely loathes the underwater he... More >>

  • Five Favorite Haunted Houses in Phoenix

    published Oct 17, 2011

    ​We're in the heart of the Halloween season and there's a host of haunted houses and horror-themed attractions around the Valley that are ready to frighten the crap outta you. All of which will util... More >>

  • Game Faces

    published October 6, 2011

    Kids say the darndest things, especially when they’re in the midst of an ultra-intense video game death match. To wit: Log onto either... More >>

  • Speakers Announced for Pecha Kucha No. 4

    Speakers Announced for Pecha Kucha No. 4

    published Oct 14, 2011

    After a long summertime hiatus -- not to mention a venue change -- PechaKucha Phoenix will make its return when the fourth edition of the ongoing event takes place on Wednesday at the FilmBar.Organize... More >>

  • Farrelli's Cinema Supper Club Closes

    published Oct 13, 2011

    Farrelli's Cinema Supper Club announced on Sunday that it's closing its doors after 10 years in business and a "huge struggle to keep Farrelli's open between 9/11, the uncooperative movie industry, an... More >>

  • Local Gamer Girl and Artist Melissa Kaylor to Participate in Video Game Marathon

    published Oct 12, 2011

    Valley resident Melissa Kaylor has a major yen for video games. If you didn't get a chance to speak with her this past weekend at Devastation 2011 (or purchase her old school plastic pixel art), the 2... More >>

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