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  • Planet of the Drums at Monarch Theatre, 1/18/14
    The air inside the Monarch Theatre was heavy with an of pounding beats on Saturday, January 18, as the EDM superstars of the Planet of the Drums tour unleashed an unending onslaught of drum ‘n’ bass upon a packed house. As MC Messinian spat rhymes and worked the mic as a hype man, d’n’b DJs...
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  • Yellowcard at Nile Theater, 1/18/14
    Yellowcard stopped by the Nile Theater in Mesa on Saturday, January 18, and played its 2003 album Ocean Avenue in its entirety in honor of the disc's 10th anniversary.Photos by Chelsea Hough
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  • Third Friday Art Walk in Downtown Phoenix, 1/17/14
    Third Friday, Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue's addition to the crowded-with-art-lovers' First Fridays, featured some new exhibits this month including the Hot Box Gallery, which uses a repurposed shipping container as pop-up gallery space. Photos by Jessica Obert
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  • Volcano Choir at Crescent Ballroom, 1/17/14
    Volcano Choir gave Phoenix a bit of a treat last night -- the first stop on the band's short west coast tour. Their Crescent Ballroom concert on Friday night was sold out well ahead of time and could have very well been moved to a larger venue. Thankfully, it wasn't.The intimate setting was...
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  • Treasure Mammal at Trunk Space, 1/16/14
    Treasure Mammal is one of those bands that you have to see live to fully understand. Words can only go so far to describe the performance art, interpretive dance, and random nods to pop culture that make up a Treasure Mammal show. This is the type of band you want to say represents the Phoenix...
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  • Closer Look: Hiking Camelback Mountain's Cholla Trail in Phoenix
    The Cholla Trail up Camelback Mountain is a stunner. At the summit, or the camels biggest hump at 2,704 feet, you have killer 360-degree views of the entire Valley and even all the way over to Superior. While it is considered an "urban" hike, it is one of the most difficult, and you should come...
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  • Club Candids at Long Wong's in Tempe
    The East Valley’s live music scene is plenty vibrant, a fact evidenced by the equally vivid scene of music and art found at Long Wong's on Apache Boulevard. Club Candids, for instance, hung out at the Tempe bar on both Monday, January 13, and Tuesday, January 14, at witnessed some burgeoning...
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  • Bret Michaels Performs at the Barrett-Jackson Opening Night Gala
    '80s rocker and valley resident Bret Michaels was the perfect musical act to perform at last night's Barrett-Jackson Opening Night Gala. The Poison singer and his solo band blasted through '80s staples like "Talk Dirty To Me," "Ride the Wind," and threw in some fun renditions of Lynyrd...
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  • No Pants Light Rail Ride Phoenix 2014
    Dozens of local wiseacres undressed to impress on Sunday, January 12, and boarded various METRO Light Rail trains while wearing nary any trousers, jeans, skirts, or shorts. Sassy underwear, boxers, or panties were the order of the day as they were all participating in the annual No Pants Light...
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  • Iron Chef Jose Garces Unveils New Menu Items at Distrito in Scottsdale, 1/11/14
    Several hundred guests turned out to sample new menu items at Iron Chef Jose Garces' Distrito at the Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale Saturday night. The dishes, spanning from the light and refreshing to the hearty and soulful, were paired with margaritas, sangria, tequila shots served by aerial...
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  • The Whisperlights with Dry River Yacht Club and There Is Danger, 1/11/14
    After years of memorable shows, The Whisperlights decided to break up, but not before playing a farewell show with Dry River Yacht Club and There Is Danger, which featured guest performers and impressive visuals. The final show took place at Crescent Ballroom on Saturday, January 11,...
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  • Janelle Monáe at Marquee Theatre, 1/11/14
    It's really a shame that Janelle Monáe was forced to postpone her November performance at the Crescent Ballroom late last year due to "mandatory vocal rest." If her performance would have been anything like it was last night at the rescheduled date at the Marquee Theatre it probably would have...
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