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  • Matt & Kim and The Thermals at Marquee Theatre
    I've been told time and time again that I need to see Matt and Kim live. I almost made it happen last year, but their Clubhouse Music Venue show sold out before I could get tickets. From friends and reviews, I gathered that the concert was a little uncomfortable because so many people were...
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  • Club Candids: Faux Show Summer Pre Party at Brick
    Soulwax's Steve Slingeneyer, better known for his One Man Party moniker, headlined an evening full of electronica during Faux Show's Summer Pre Party at Brick. Steve wasn't the only one partying, the bar and patio were full of patrons dancing and socializing all night. PHOTOS BY MELISSA FOSSUM
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  • Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Qualifier at Arizona Mills
    On July 4, the world's best competitive eaters will throw down in an epic hot dog eating contest live from Coney Island. To make it to Coney Island, you've got to do well in a qualifier; such as the one held in Arizona Mills Mall last Saturday. First place went to Erik "The Red" Denmark who...
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  • Just Another Desert Party: Photos From the Thunder Dome
    Scantily-clad gladiators, foam jousting sticks, and a penchant for pyromania ruled the roost at Just Another Desert Party. This annual bash held in the middle of nowhere attracts a crowd that doesn't mind dancing with fire or wearing leather chaps. See the madness for yourself in the photos...
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  • Cake and Calexico at Mesa Amphitheatre
    Calexico and Cake on the same ticket...seems a little unexpected, right? The bands have more in common than meets the eye. Both bands use horns, and Calexico's connection to Artists for Action makes them a forerunner for political change. What does Cake have to do with all of that? They're also...
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  • Tavern Trivia at 16th Street Sports Bar and Grill
    Get ready to finally put all of those countless hours spent watching television and cruising the internet to use at Tavern Trivia. This Friday night trivia contest made its debut at 16th Street Sports Bar this week. Formerly Team Trivia, the new and improved Friday night event features pop...
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  • 2011 Spring Bling Pool Party
    The 8th annual Sweet's Spring Bling Pool Party came to the Clarion Hotel this Saturday. The hot bods and cool beverages were out in full effect. Check out these pics of this wet and wild charity event.
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  • Personal Space: Jeff Zischke's Scottsdale Sanctuary
    ​Walking through artist Jeff Zischke's home and yard is like taking a peek at his passport. Between world travel and exploration, Zischke moved to Scottsdale 26 years ago and made a name for himself designing the exteriors of Axis/Radius, (the now-defunct) Zen 32, and Madison's. He's also the...
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  • Front Line Assembly and Dismantled at The NIle Theater
    It's not often that an old school industrial band comes through town and plays a venue that isn't a sports bar or some shady, swinger-filled fetish club, but Front Line Assembly did just that and rocked the house at the Nile Theater -- even if they didn't draw as large a crowd as I'd...
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  • BLD In Photos
    BLD (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) was opened in March by Cork's Robert and Danielle Morris and executive chef Brian Peterson, all formerly of Lon's at the Hermosa in Paradise Valley. Located in The Shops at Pecos Ranch, a new-ish, upscale retail strip on the corner of Dobson and Germann roads,...
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  • Club Candids: Toxic Mondays at Zuma
    As far as nightlife is concerned, Mondays are among the slowest nights of the week. Sure, most clubs won't have a line and the bartenders are a bit more attentive, but it can be a little boring to see the same small group at your neighborhood watering hole. Fortunately, this isn't the case at...
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  • First Friday June 2011
    An increase in temperatures couldn't keep Phoenicians and other Valley folks from treading 5th street near Roosevelt during June's First Friday. Dogs anxiously awaited the inevitable food court slip. Fire breathers proved their mettle. Artists observed the people looking at their work and tried...
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