Burlesque singer Melody Sweets, renowned contortionist Mei Ling and a dude shredding lettuce with a lawn mower balanced on his chin made the Venue of Scottsdale the home of the Most Interesting Show in the World on Friday, October 23, 2009.
PHOTOS BY VICTOR PALAGANO
Here are just a few of the scenes I witnessed last night at the Gogol Bordello concert at the Maruquee: Complete strangers linked arms like brothers and can-caned in a circle pit while avoiding incoming moshers. Lead singer Eugene Hutz at one point used not one but two microphones to belt out...
There's something inherently incongruous about the serene, relentlessly thoughtful music U2 made at its creative peak and the stadium-sized spectacle that came to Glendale last night...full story
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PHOTOS BY LUKE HOLWERDA
Hard to believe the International Horror & Sci-fi Film Festival has terrorized the Valley for five years now. To our delight, the three-day affair returned to its original location this year, right in the heart of ASU student nightlife's portion of the Mill Avenue District...full story
An SRO crowd packed the the Scottsdale piano bar during its grand opening bash on Friday, October 16, sucking down bucket-sized drinks and singing along with dueling piano players as they performed songs ranging from The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” to Kings of Leon’s "Sex on Fire.”
Bob Corritore’s blues joint transformed into a south seas paradise filled with beautiful hula girls, island drinks, and a slew of surf rock bands during the Tiki Lounge Party III on Sunday, October 18, which helped raise funds for Nate Anderson’s Ear Candy Charity. PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN LEATHERMAN.
Benefitting the Boys & Girls Club, Uncorked and Unplugged gave participants the chance to sample fine eats from Famous Dave's and the Grind Burger Bar while drinking Ketel One Vodka drinks and watching bands. See shots of the festivities below.
The Brooklyn-based duo Matt and Kim took the stage at Craftsman Court around 9 p.m., and spewed rays of sunshine so genuine that it wouldn't be surprising to find them as hosts of a t.v. show aimed at kiddos. Both brought with them beaming smiles and MC moves, perfectly suited to the sugary pop...
FILTER kicked Coachella off right at their Filter Yacht Club pre-party on April 12. The party featured performances by OH LAND and Rye Rye, open bar, dancing and an aerie lingerie giveaway. All images by Colin Young-Wolff.
It's been on the lips of every fashionista in town for months. On October 14, 2009 Barneys New York opened in Scottsdale Fashion Square along with Fred's Restaurant. Check out some shots from the opening below.
PHOTOS BY JAMIE PEACHEY
The lofty Centerpoint Condominium towers broke ground in 2005 and were supposed to give downtown Tempe its own slice of Manhattan. Four years later, they've delivered just that — except the slice resembles something out of the film Escape from New York. Not quite the Chamber of Commerce'...
Downtown Phoenix is looking better these days, but residents know it's still very much a neighborhood in transition, as Sarah Fenske reports in this week's column, "Phoenix Interrupted." The Valley's real estate boom triggered lots of pricey new housing — but now that we're in a bust, not al...