Club Candids: The Blunt Club at Yucca Tap Room

When it comes down to it, the holiday season is ultimately about one thing: Getting together with old friends or members of your kith and kin for some fun times, which may or may not involve plenty of booze and some good tunes. And that's pretty much what The Blunt Club is all about.

Each and every Thursday night for the past decade, the weekly extravaganza of hip-hop culture -- which is in its second year of its current stint at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe -- has been a gathering spot for members of the local music scene, regardless of what sort of genres they follow. There's also a variety of artists, trendy types, culture snobs, punkers, reggae heads, rock 'n' roll burnouts, and basically anyone else you could imagine.

Such was the case when the Club Candids cameras stopped by on the evening of Thursday, December 20. This particular night also served as a CD release party for local hip-hop act Galactic Basic, who rocked the house mics with sick rhymes and sold plenty of copies of their latest album Base it on Basic. Those in attendance came for either the cheap PBR, the red-hot gossip, and for the turntable artistry...or a combination of all three.

As with any edition of the Blunt Club, its promoter and resident artist Adam "Dumperfoo" Dumper transformed blank canvases into funky pigment-laced creations while longtime Blunt selector Pickster One (who recently returned from a major tour through Europe) kept the tables hot.

See who else was in attendance by perusing this week's Club Candids slideshow.

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