Club Candids: Sticky Fingers' Finale at Bar Smith
Fun times were afoot at the final edition of Sticky Fingers on Friday, November 16, at Bar Smith. See more photos from the night via this week's Club Candids slideshow.
Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
The final night of Sticky Fingers this past Friday went down much like any of the other editions of the long-running indie dance night. Both floors of Bar Smith were packed with members of the young and hip crowd sporting a variety of quirky fashions, DJ favorites like Borisimo and Noiz.Fkr dropping mad tracks, and a vigorous amount of dancing and other antics.
DJ William Fucking Reed (center) and friends.
Sticky Fingers czar William Fucking Reed was in the house for the last edition of the night, which is going the way of the dodo after two years of kicking it cool. While the hipster icon may not be spending his Friday nights on the decks at Bar Smith for the foreseeable future, he's definitely got plenty to keep him busy.
As Reed told Up on the Sun last week, he's got his Blaque Panther Disco side project to occupy his time, as well as classes to teach at both Glendale and Mesa Community College, as well as his weekly Sunday night soiree C'est La Vie at SoChu house, and one-offs and guest DJ appearances at upcoming nightlife events (including a gig at Jen Deveroux's Turkey Tits party tonight at Gypsy Bar).
A trio of stylish patrons at the final edition of Sticky Fingers.
Plus, we've got the nagging suspicion that Reed will eventually be launching another Friday or Saturday hipster dance night sometime in the future. Count on it. So who's going to fill Reed's stylish shoes on Friday nights at Bar Smith now that he's moving on? We spoke with Shaun Cheney, better known as Bigie Meanmug, about the new night he's launching this weekend to along with fellow Sticky Fingers alums like Prince$$ and 2ToneDisco.
According to Cheney, the new joint is called Foul Play and will also feature such local DJ heavyweights as Pickster One.
"People might think that Fridays are done here. They aren't, [since] we're still going to have good music," Cheney says.
As for what Foul Play will feature in terms of music, the DJ promises a variety of hip-hop and other jams.
"It's not going to be much of indie thing, but downstairs we'll have a lot of hip-hop, a little trap, a little bit or reggae. It's going to be a little bit more party rocker but with trap and other cool shit. Maybe some dubstep and moombahton in-between. And upstairs its going to be 2ToneDisco doing his thing."
In the meantime, check out all the hipster types who helped send Sticky Fingers out in style and happily posed for a picture or two for this week's Club Candids slideshow.
The debut edition of Foul Play takes place on Friday, November 23, at Bar Smith. Doors open at 9 p.m.
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