CSI: Scottsdale

For the longest time, we've been hoping the producers behind TV's CSI franchise are eventually gonna create a spin-off of the long-running TV series that takes place in the Valley, where the seedier side of the PHX would get fictionally depicted in spectacular fashion (à la Las Vegas, Miami, and NYC). Until Hollywood sees things our way, we'll hafta be satisfied with events like CSI: Scottsdale, a murder-and-mayhem-style dance party on Saturday, September 8, at Axis-Radius, 7340 East Indian Plaza in Scottsdale. The event is promising "naughty cops" and "bad jailbirds" will be attendance, with LA's DJ Homicide (natch) of Sugar Ray Fame and local spinster DJ Johnny C. working the wheels of steel. Don't forget your safety goggles and ultraviolet flashlights, since there's probably gonna be some body fluids getting exchanged. Doors open at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover. Call 602-405-9721.
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.