Arty Girl: "We Live Here" at Hoodlums

Yes, yes we do...
Yes, yes we do...

Hoodlums Music Store, formerly housed in the Memorial Union on ASU campus, has long been a trusted source of indie music in the valley. And I'm thinking they may soon be a trusted source of local visual art talent as well.

I last covered their vynil art show in December, 2008 and think it's appropriate to blog about their upcoming show, "We Live Here".

Right out the gate, I like the theme of this show already. Hoodlums is pimping it as "A joyous display of limited-edition silk-screened prints and home-grown beats made of the people, by the people, and for the people of Tempe." Clever. I like it.

Then again, I'm a huge lover of the Valley and I really, really don't dig on people dissing my hometown. Ugh, if you hate it so bad, move already.

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Curated by Tempe artist, Beth Tom, local artists were invited to make two silk screen prints that show why each artist thinks Tempe is a great place to be. The show aims to celebrate and support the talented folks and the place they love.

The opening reception is free; tonight from 7-9pm. And, of course, opening night means some free food and live music...this time by acoustic/indie/electrostatic guitarist Joe Myers.

Head to Hoodlums Music and Movies at 6434 S McClintock Dr, SW corner of Guadalupe and McClintock from 7-9pm. Call 480-775-2722 or visit

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