Though independent cassette releases have been a fixture in the underground for decades, the format has been steadily on the rise to mainstream prominence in recent years. As we arrive at the halfway mark of 2014 we decided to recap some of the better local releases since the year turned over.
After a two-and-a-half-year run, DJ William "Fucking" Reed has decided to pull the plug on Sticky Fingers, Bar Smith's ultra hip Friday night dance party (which just so happened to win our best of award for Phoenix Best Weekly Dance Night for Hipsters in 2012, and a whole bunch of other years before ... More >>
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Jen Deveroux The local party promoter invites you to Sharks and Minnows Saturday, June 30, at the Phoenix Place Hotel and Suites at 2 p.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I don't listen to the radio. What's the first album ... More >>
NightfuseJen DeverouxIf you're a member of the trendy dance music scene, chances are likely you've seen the name Jen Deveroux before. Most likely on a flier for any of the myriad club events, fashion fetes, and hip parties that she's helped promote over the past five years or so.In recent months, ... More >>
It wasn't A Chorus Line, but it sure was a production. The Alternative Fashion Society made its debut at Crescent Ballroom on Saturday with the showcase Animal Royale, featuring a flock of models ranging from curvy to stick thin boasting a kind of T&A not typical of runway shows. Not that any ... More >>
In light of Foundry on First closing up for remodeling and restructuring (get the full scoop on our music blog, Up on the Sun), local fashion show Big Whig, which was slated for December 10, was canceled. Lucky for those with an eye for alternative apparel, the event has been rescheduled for ... More >>
Robot FOOD is now open in the Valley to change the stigma against vegan baking. They're not just going vegan for their love of animals. Instead, they're about all natural, nutritious food that also happens to be indulgently delicious.
Adult Swim Pool Party at Millennium Resort Adult Swim, formerly the hippest of weekly hipster pool parties, returned for just one day on Sunday. Promoters Jared Alan and Jen Deveroux brought Adult Swim to the Millennium Resort this summer instead of to the Downtown Phoenix pools of the past. ... More >>
According to the Urban Dictionary, "rug burn" is defined as "A rash or red mark on one's body caused by the friction of one's skin rubbing on a carpet or rug" and "The razor burn you get after shaving your crotch." Scottsdale's latest dance event is also called Rugburn. And while there may or ... More >>
Chill out at a cool 75 degrees
Hop out of the sun and into the pool
Benjamin LeathermanSome of the fashionable attendees at Adult Swim's kickoff party last month. Click here to revisit our slideshow. How did Adult Swim's Memorial Day edition at the Hotel San Carlos fare? To hear co-promoter Jen Deveroux describe things, it started sounding like déjà vu all ... More >>
Some of the bathing beauties in attendance at last year's Adult Swim.It's been a helluva week for Jen Deveroux. The scenester princess and party promoter has been shadowed over the past few nights by a camera crew filming a documentary on the PHX club scene, she's participating in tonight's ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanJen Deveroux's go-go dance trio at last night's soft opening of 910 Live. See more pics in our slideshow.I feel like I've traveled through a time warp back to the year 2000. Everything old school has become new again with the Valley's nightlife scene this week, as venues ... More >>
Looks like the second time's the charm for 910 Live. As I reported last year, the Tempe nightspot -- which served as renowned old school music venue Boston's in the '90s -- was scheduled to open back in May as a rock bar called Club 910. A grand opening was scheduled, local bands like Digi ... More >>
The Bettie Blood Burlesque Troupe is scheduled to perform at Rogue Bar in Scottsdale tonight.After six endless weeks of endless hype, treacly commercials, and non-stop carols, we're only 48 hours or so from the arrival of Christmas morning. But you don't have to wait until then to get your presen ... More >>
It's somewhat fitting that two of the most influential dance events are ending on the same night in (roughly) the same area. Last week, DJ Dossier profiled Sadisco* czar Squalor (who ending their monthly parties as of tomorrow night) and this week it's William Fucking Reed's turn. More than fiv ... More >>
Debauchery meets the monarchy at the Rose and Crown
Summer is over and gone with it are the ubiquitous hipster-friendly downtown pool parties.What to do? Local party promoter Jen Deveroux's Royal Filth seems like a pretty good option. The party kicks off next Saturday at The Rose and Crown (a.k.a. that place you go when Pizzeria Bianco's lon ... More >>
Harry Potter tribute band The Remus Lupins are scheduled to perform at the Scottsdale Public Library's Mustang Branch on Saturday. Who says there's nothing to do during the summertime besides planting yourself in front of either the television or the air conditioner? Certainly not us, since we've a ... More >>
Hot spins? Full bar? No piss? Were there.
Hot spins? Full bar? No piss? Were there.