The traveling circus troupe known as The Hellzapoppin Sideshow Revue spent Saturday night swallowing swords, eating fire and in general defying death in as many ways as possible. The fine circus folk did so as part of the Bizarre Bazaar at Downtown Phoenix art space, The Firehouse. The evening of freakiness, billed as "The Greatest Show in Hell," featured performances by local industrial music practicioners and power tool aficionados, Grindwhore, as well as sets by DJ duo Mess &* Phetamine and DJ Vex.
First Friday's quieter and far more well behaved younger sibling, Third Friday, came to Downtown Phoenix last night. Although it didn't offer a proliferation of zombies or incessant hug offerings, the evening compensated for that with a cutting edge collection of new art.
I joked that last night's show by Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and The Walkmen was like the "Superbowl" of indie shows here on the blog, and I stand by it. (With one extra team? I hadn't really thought it through.)...full story
PHOTOS BY MARIA VASSETT
Downtown Phoenix home decor shop Sweet Salvage, located at 4809 North 7th Avenue, opens its September sale, called "Harvest Moon," on Thursday, September 15. The themed vintage sale closes on Sunday, September 18. PHOTOS BY BECKY BARTKOWSKI
Old Town Scottsdale girls were dressed to impress at High Society Friday, a weekly upscale party at Jackrabbit Lounge. Guests danced all night to the hip-hop beats dropped by DJ Robby Rob and DJ Kaydee.
PHOTOS BY MELISSA FOSSUM
How do you celebrate the culture of Brazil? You dance your ass off. That's exactly what happened at Brazilian Day Arizona 2011. Performers including Grupo Sambe-Abah, Grupo Axe Xapoeira, Som Brasil, DJ Chris Brazil, and DJ Seduce kept the crowd moving all night. Check out the party in the...
KUPD's Red, White and U-Fest brought a ton of metal acts to Firebird International Raceway on September 10. But let's be honest. There's more to see at a rock festival than merely the talent. People watching was at an all time high. Here are some of the hot, rock chicks and black...
The newest Scandalesque show, High Rise, filled Tempe's Venue 104 with a combination of sex, skin and scintillating burlesque on Friday and Saturday night. The girls of Scandalesque busted out of their bustiers as they busted out a smoky combination of singing, dancing and trapeze striptease.
What is Encredicon? Why a mini comic convention located in Mesa's Evermore Nevermore store, of course! Local comic book fans and artists mingled, sketched, and enjoyed a sci-fi fashion show during the convention on September 9.
PHOTOS BY TEDD ROUNDY
Firebird International Raceway was invaded over the weekend by some of the heaviest metal bands ever to grace the radio waves of KUPD. Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, Filter and more descended upon the stage to rock and rock hard. See the musical mayhem for yourself in the shots above.
Bliss ReBar's city chic design makes it a perfect place for Rockin the ReBAR's stylish denizens and bohemian beats. Every Saturday night DJ Hoodwink's trendy turntable tunes and the refreshing $3 razzmatazz take over the heavily forested patio, which features an outdoor bar made out of actual rebar.
There was no shortage of spectacular and surreal art work at this year’s Burning Man festival in Nevada. Huge pirate ships, neon-covered Trojan Horses, an eclectic selection of unusual art installations and sculptures were featured at the weeklong annual festival. Valley burners recentl...
Every Wednesday night, Glendale's O2 Lounge hosts R-Rated trivia, allowing guests to test their wits with four rounds of questions focused on sex. Between rounds, the bar holds miscellaneous contests such as competitive stripping.
PHOTOS BY MELISSA FOSSUM