Death Angel, Strong Beer, and Italian Cars Over the Weekend

Captain Squeegee at Strong Beer Festival Saturday The annual Strong Beer Festival has been blessed with great weather in recent years -- sunny with warm air and clear skies. In other words, typical weather for February in Phoenix. Such a thing should never be taken for granted, nor will it be again by the soggy souls who froze their asses off drinking high-powered beer and watching two local bands, Captain Squeegee and Snake Burner, rock out Saturday afternoon...full story

Death Angel at Clubhouse Music Venue Last Night It took me 24 years to finally see Death Angel perform live, but all things considered, it was well worth the wait. If any show is capable of whetting one's appetite for this April's Big 4 extravaganza in Indio, California, this was it. The Bay Area thrash veterans put on a show to remember in front of a raucous crowd at the Clubhouse last night...full story

See: Death Angel in photos.

Desert Region Ferrari Club's Italian Car Show At the Scottsdale 101 Shopping Center on Saturday, the roar of several engines could be heard through the parking lot as car enthusiasts gathered to listen to the revs of Ferraris and Lambourghinis. Despite the cloudy skies, a large number of spectators from across the state came to see the Desert Region Ferrari Club's annual charity benefit show. From a 1956 Fiat 500 to Ferrari's new 599 GTO, the parking lot was full of about 50 beautiful cars in pristine condition. All proceeds from the event went to Arizona Camp Sunrise, a division of the American Cancer Society that sends child cancer survivors and their siblings to a retreat for kids...see photos

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Jonathan McNamara