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  • Summer Solstice Swimsuit Ride in Tempe
    Usually, bike rides and mid-summer in Arizona don't mix. But when you throw in bikinis, water guns, and a secret route through Tempe linking all water fountains within a five mile radius, you have one of the coolest bike rides in Arizona. Over 80 riders showed up as the Tempe Bicycle Action...
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  • Van Halen at U.S. Airways Center, 6/16/2012
    When the recently reunited Van Halen (featuring original vocalist David Lee Roth) announced it was postponing a handful of dates on their current tour, most people assumed that it was due to some conflict within the band. Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth wasted no time dismissing the theory...
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  • Club Candids: Robbie Fox's Public House
    Oh, how we love the Irish pub. It's a great place to go to boast about one's Irish lineage (or the lack thereof) while spouting off innuendos like "would you like some more Irish in ya?" It's also the perfect place to enjoy a pint of Guinness and feign interest in soccer. Mill Avenue has its...
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  • Pool Party at Hotel Valley Ho's OH Pool
    Another weekend, another pool party. Yeah, that's Phoenix in the summer. Over the weekend we ventured to Hotel Valley Ho's Session Saturdays to check out the bathing beauties and trunked hunks. PHOTOS BY GABRIELLA JAFFEE.
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  • SMoCA's Summer Opening Celebration
    Visitors to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's Summer Opening Celebration on June 8 were treated to video, sculpture, audio and interactive displays. SMoCA is now featuring Peter Sarkisian's multimedia art and an interactive and thought-provoking collaboration of 5 different artists....
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  • One Direction at Comerica Theatre, 6/10/12
    The mass of young ladies who filled up a sold-out Comerica Theatre for One Direction last night was a crazed group, looking to get their fix of five guys who've inspired obsession and longing for about a year now in the States. It didn't take much for One Direction to please the crowd enough...
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  • Evermore Nevermore's 2nd Annual Zombie Bikini Contest
    Most of the time, zombies are scary. Sometimes they're funny (like Bill Murray in Zombieland), but very rarely are they cute. Evermore Nevermore challenged this with the second annual Zombie Bikini Contest, which featured undead cowgirls, beachgoers, and even a male swimmer. The ghoulish...
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  • Top Chef: The Tour Comes to Tempe
    The Top Chef Tour rolled into Tempe Marketplace Friday for its fifth annual Top Chef Tour. Tempe was the 10th stop on the 19 city tour where Bravo's "chef'testants" Richard Sweeney (Season 5) and Ryan Scott (Season 4) went head to head in a live, interactive food competition. The free event...
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  • The Pretty Things Peepshow at Phoenix Center for the Arts (NSFW)
    Boasting a vintage aesthetic, old-timey carnival thrills, and a slew of sultry burlesque dancers, the California-based Pretty Things Peepshow rolled into the Valley on Thursday, June 7, and wowed the crowd at the Phoenix Center for the Arts. Emceed by gonzo showman Donny Vomit, the event was...
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  • Destroyer at Crescent Ballroom
    Speaking with Dan Bejar of Canadian indie rock band (or smooth jazz, or '80s pop, or Bowie- worshipping-street-poet rock -- the band was all of these at various points in the evening) Destroyer, he told me the initial plan for this delayed-but-welcome leg of the Kaputt tour was to tour only...
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  • Club Candids at El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria
    Tacos and tequila go together like peanut butter and jelly. El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria brings the classic taqueria environment to Old Town Scottsdale by making it a place to see and be seen. There was no shortage of that, patrons were dressed to the nines sipping on beergaritas. PHOTOS BY...
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  • Santigold at Crescent Ballroom, 6/4/12
    It's hard to imagine a show living up to as much hype as Santigold's Phoenix debut. The show sold out well in advance -- propelled by the strength of Santi White's combination of hip-hop, electronica, new wave, pop, reggae, and punk. But could her collective of musicians and back up dancers...
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