Second Friday in Mesa was particularly exciting this month thanks to Evermore Nevermore's Encredicon; a tiny convention featuring big (and local) comic talent. Attendees also got to check out a comic book-inspired fashion show.
PHOTOS BY VICTOR PALAGANO
Ah, yes, school is back in full swing with all its bikini, bro tank and
beer bong glory. Quite often, it's the student-infested apartment and
condo complexes that throw the best bashes. We checked out the party at
the Palms on Scottsdale this weekend to see if the ASU students
Bar Smith got down with its funky side for Wednesday's The Scenario. Local DJs including Pickster One and Hartbreaks dropped dub, house and even old tinny Mexican-inspired beats as attendees helped themselves to the rooftop bar and dance floor.
The three-day Labor Day weekend was filled with all manner of wild wingdings throughout the Valley. Some party monsters kept it going strong for four straight nights, including the dudes, dames, and dimes that hit the Crown Room in Scottsdale on Monday, September 6.PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN LEATHERMAN
Despite a lack of street closures and snow cones, Downtown's First Friday once again tore all the cool kids and artistic hipsters out of their respective dwellings and put them on the street. Bands rocked. Glow sticks glowed. Nunchucks chucked.
PHOTOS BY JONATHAN MCNAMARA
What do you get when you combine Pabst Blue Ribbon, cigarettes and ironic swimwear? Well, Adult Swim's Labor Day Massive at Hotel San Carlos of course. The hipsters were out in full force on Sunday night, celebrating the reemergence of scene-chronized swimming.
Finally, some CityScape nightlife! Lucky Strike opened its lanes and lounge last Thursday, and folks from all over the Valley came out to drink some booze, throw some balls, and, in a few cases, get turned away for violating the venue's strict dress code.
PHOTOS BY ADRIANE GOETZ
When Brendon Gore moved to Phoenix and decided he wanted to build homes, he nabbed a studio space, started Gore Design Co., and worked around the clock in his own 1400-square-foot studio. He taught a class in Manitoba, Canada, returned to Phoenix, and a few sinks later, landed himself a spread...
It's a mixed blessing when the band you see at your first real concert goes on to become one of the biggest and best bands of their generation. On one hand, you probably get to relive the moment every couple years if you want. On the other hand, doing so is a Faustian Bargain of the first...
While the police are cracking down on pool parties across the city -- prohibiting booze in the pool, shenanigans on the patios and stages near the water -- a few Phoenicians looking to lounge and relax found themselves a sweet spot at the swanky InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Joya Spa....
Dave Zielinski bares his chest to reveal a monstrous creature. The Hell City Tattoo Fest took over the Arizona Biltmore this past weekend, and everything from elaborate, artistic back pieces to crappy nipple tattoos were on display.
We found some amazing competition (even in the "worst tattoo"...
Okay, so maybe I'm being a little dramatic, but as I looked over the crowd at a packed-to-the-gills Dodge Theatre last night, I was hard pressed to come up with three comparable hair metal bands that could possibly draw as big a crowd as this veteran trio of thrash acts, especially in this, the...