One of the acknowledged masters of the lowbrow art movement, Chris Mars left a musical career to concentrate on painting images that have been inspired by his older brother's schizophrenia diagnosis and treatment. Here are some of the images on view in "Only Tenants Reside: Chris Mars" at Mesa Arts Center.
Our Valley pool party coverage continues. This time we headed out to the Chandler Hilton for the "Sip & Dip Pool Party." Aquatic antics? Oh yeah, they had plenty. Check out the aquatic event in the photos above.
PHOTOS BY VICTOR PALAGANO
On the second Friday of the month, Downtown Mesa is the place to be. Don't believe us? We've got a camera full of fire eaters, local bands and clocks made out of hard drives to offer up as proof. Check it all out in the above photos.
PHOTOS BY DIANA MARTINEZ
Kings of Leon were, of course, the big draw Saturday night, and as an unrepentant music snob, there's definitely a part of me that wants to post some snarky review shitting all over the latest "next big thing" band to be shoved down our collective throats...full story
PHOTOS BY LUKE HOLWERDA
Anyone zoned in on Yucca Tap Room knows last night's show featuring the Radar Brothers was quite the affair. Check out photos of the bros. plus openers Letdownright and Soft Drink in the above photos.
PHOTOS BY SHAWN ANDERSON
Sarah Spencer and her husband Erik Nicewarner have a lot going on and most of it happens at home.
Sarah is currently writing her first novel, contributing to several craft project books and guest blogging on various craft and gardening sites such as Mixology Crafts and Xeriscape Today. She's...
Soyal Gallery tried to beat the heat with a selection of "cool" pieces of art by the likes of vinyl toy maker Mark Nagata and Ugly Dolls creator David Horvath. Check out their creations in the above photos.
PHOTOS BY DIANA MARTINEZ
Salon Las Brisas in Glendale was bumping with beats all evening long on Friday, July 2, as ravers and club kids from across the Valley dressed in the costumes inspired by Alice in Wonderland for the Down the Rabbit Hole DJ and dance event. PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN LEATHERMAN
While crowds gathered in the desert for Coachella, pool parties kept everyone cool. Sunday featured the Do-Over party at Ace Hotel and the Lacoste party with DJ sets by Busy P, Brodinsky, DJ Craze and actress Brie Larson. All photos by Colin Young-Wolff.
Cheap Trick flicked the time traveling switch on Saturday and got fans feeling nostalgic at Talking Stick Resort. The band tore through a set that featured their distinctive mix of power chord pop, tongue-in-cheek mockery and nonstop cock rockery.
Sometimes you get really lucky and stumble into a rowdy Sunday night, like Oakland synth-rock duo Wallpaper's dance-tastic show at the Sail Inn over the weekend. Peep the images above to see all kinds of beautiful fools goin' T-Rex big in Tempe.
PHOTOS BY ADRIANE GOETZ