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  • Last SPLASH Pool Party
    Pool party season is coming to and end and with it the SPLASH pool party series. The last SPLASH of the summer soaked the Lexington Hotel on Saturday night. The hipster set danced and splashed the night away to performances by local bands such as Minibosses, Sweetbleeders and Hot Birds & The...
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  • Kitten Paws, Glass Blowers and Vacant Lots at First Friday
    September's First Friday hit Downtown Phoenix last night. This month's edition included the usual collection of overdressed teenagers, sweltering galleries and overwhelmingly outdated requests for free hugs. Fortunately it also included the Kitten Paws Vintage Pop Up Shop at New City Studio,...
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  • Deadmau5 and Tommy Lee at Phoenix Convention Center
    Phoenix Convention Center is usually home to conferences and expos, but last night one of the massive halls was turned into a giant glowstick-heavy dance party as Canadian producer deadmau5 ("dead mouse") came to town...full story PHOTOS BE MELISSA FOSSUM
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  • Raver Chicks and Mouse Heads at Deadmau5
    Make no mistake, last night's Deadmau5 show at Phoenix Convention Center was an event. If you missed it, you missed out big! While we can't transport you through time to rectify your horrible, horrible mistake, we can show you a ton of what you missed. May the above photos serve as a reminder...
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  • Molotov at the Foundry On First
    ​Traditionally, a foundry is a place where hardened metal castings are made. Last night I walked into the Foundry on First a wad of Play-Doh, and walked out a hardened rock 'n' roll concertgoer that my angry inner 19-year-old self would have been proud of. In short, Mexico's volatile rock-rap...
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  • Caves & Ives In Photos
    The menu is no-frills. There are appetizers and salads, a few pastas, some Greek-inspired flatbreads, and Neapolitan-style pizzas cranked out via wood-fired oven courtesy of pizzaiolo Dylan Scott, who used to do pies at Tommy V's and Marcellino's. In lieu of liquor, the bar menu compensates...
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  • Club Candids: Cue Bar's Sweet Sixteen
    On Thursday, August 25, Cue Bar celebrated their 16th birthday with a huge party. The bar's signature long island iced teas and sexy clientele made it quite the sweet sixteen. PHOTOS BY MELISSA FOSSUM
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  • Phoenix Artists at Burning Man
    Burning Man is equal parts desert party, bazaar of the bizarre, countercultural carnival, art extravaganza, and rave, all rolled into in one massive annual event that's been held in the Nevada desert since every Labor Day weekend since 1990. There's plenty to be seen -- including the work...
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  • Atmosphere at Mesa Amphitheatre
    ​It would be tacky to start an Atmosphere review with a description of the atmosphere, but in this case, I really don't have a choice. Just know I do it while gritting my teeth. The sweaty, steamy, rain-hungry crowd at Mesa Amphitheatre last night was nothing short of magic. Sure, much credit...
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  • The Return of Mantis Claw at Kazimierz World Wine Bar
    Kazimierz World Wine Bar's sleek and sexy lounge atmosphere hits another level when DJ Mantis Claw brings his skills and eclectic collection of vinyl records out. The Valley veteran, who recently returned to the weekly gig after a Summer sabbatical, has been regularly spinning at the wine bar...
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  • Hell City Tattoo Festival 2011
    The Arizona Biltmore became Hell City this weekend. The internationally renown Tattoo Expo featured over 200 artists showcasing their inking abilities. The three devilish days included tattoo contests, live painting, workshops and seminars, live entertainment, film screenings, and a hot rod...
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  • Back to ASU Pool Party at Block 1949
    Block 1949 got rocked by a wet and wild flock of Arizona State University students on Saturday. The Back to ASU Pool Party extended Summer into the new school year with a barrage of beers, bros and bikinis.
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