Last Saturday's Local's Only Skate Jam drew enthusiasts from all over The Valley's deep pool of talented skaters. The event was sponsored by Cowtown Skateboards and VOX Shoes, who supplied some rad contest and raffle prizes. Organized into age groups, the contest consisted of a series of "jam sessions," where several skaters go head to head, each getting one chance to land his or her best tricks for the judges. Minor tech issues, the large amount of skaters and general pandemonium due to a bunch of teenagers being in one spot caused the event to last a lot longer than posted but no one seemed to mind. Even through the heat, the vibe stayed fun and positive to the end. This event, put on by Cowtown, was definitely a good time for any skateboarding enthusiast. View the results and get more info on Cowtown's Website.
Indian Plaza got its newest night as the Dollhouse Cocktail Lounge opened to the public this past weekend. Club Candids stopped by the joint to get an eyeful of the upscale girlishness and took plenty of snapshots. PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN LEATHERMAN
As much as my inner-feminist resents a show called "Boobapalooza," last night's Rhythm Room breast cancer benefit was rather respectful. Uh, in its own way.
The Love Me Nots, The Mod Zombies, The Hard Fall Hearts and Scorpion vs. Tarantula (Disclosure: The band includes New Times staffers)...
PHOTOS BY MARIA VASSETT
Let's get it out of the way straight off the bat: I've never been big Judas Priest fan. I don't dislike the band, mind you, but I've never really delved in beyond the hits. (I think I have a copy of Turbo Lover hiding out somewhere.)
I went into last night's Veterans...
On October 22, more than 30 food trucks set up shop and tossed out samples at the A.R.T.S. Project #1/ 408 E. Roosevelt St. in downtown Phoenix. The event, hosted by the Phoenix Street Food Coalition and the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation, welcomed four-wheelers that have been...
Phoenicians took the streets (er, avenue) during Saturday's Grand Avenue Festival. The annual event was full of local art, culture, and design and was hosted by the Grand Avenue Merchants' Association. PHOTOS BY RYAN WOLF
Third Fridays in downtown Phoenix are heating up with art openings and receptions in the galleries along Roosevelt Row. Thankfully, October's Third Friday was cool enough to get a good look at new work by local artists at Regular Gallery, monOrchid, Eye Lounge, and more ...
PHOTOS BY RYAN WOLF
There was dancing until dawn at the OP-tic Building this past Saturday night as after-hours guru Quincy Ross put on an impromptu party at the downtown Phoenix art space starring DJ Pablo Gomez on the wheels of steel. Despite the fact he'd only decided to stage the event mere hours earlier,...
St. Vincent, fronted by the elusive, beautiful Annie Clark, held the stone cold gaze of every woman and man packed into the Crescent Ballroom for last night's sold-out performance...read more
PHOTOS BY SHAWN ANDERSON
Pleasurekraft got off to a late start, but Foundry on First was full of colorfully dressed patrons ready to dance. DJ Micro and Juheun dropped beats for the throngs of sexy dancers. We captured the festivities in this week's Club Candids slideshow. PHOTOS BY MELISSA FOSSUM
Mixtape at The Vig Uptown has just about everything it takes to be Phoenix's next big indie dance night: Cheap Thrills resident DJ Don Ricardo, hipster promoter deluxe DJ Sean Watson, and perhaps most important -- $2 PBRs. PHOTOS BY RYAN WOLF
The Foo Fighters are one of the greatest acts in present-day rock 'n' roll. Everything about the band's show, from the guitar showdown to the band's two hour and 45 minute set, proved why the Foos deserve their place on top...full story
PHOTOS BY MARIA VASSETT
On October 15, Maker Bench Tempe, Roosevelt Row, Tony Felice PR, MAKE Magazine, and CRAFT magazine brought science, art, and engineering together in the Roosevelt Row district in downtown Phoenix. PHOTOS BY RYAN WOLF