Local Wire

Emperors of Japan: Your Flier of the Week Contest Winner

A couple weeks back I wrote a long diatribe about the lost art of the concert poster and challenged you to come up with something that would blow us all away — with the winner getting me to show up at the advertised concert, regardless of its musical merit. Then, to remind you of the contest, I pointed out one local flier I wasn't fond of, stirring the ire of some readers.

Today, I am pleased to announce a winner: The Emperors of Japan, who created a poster that will live in infamy. I know I’m a terrible tease, but you have to click the jump to see it…

Love it. I’m actually going to have to welsh on my part of the bargain, since I’ll be covering an event in Mexico next Saturday, but I’ve told Emperor Tony Poer that I’ll go to his band’s next show in town (though this is the last one until after the new year) or whatever other show he wants me to go to.

Saturday, Oct. 11 Club Mardi Gras 8040 E. McDowell, Scottsdale 9 p.m., 21+, $5

JJCNV, who Niki D'Andrea wrote a feature on last month (check out the multimedia) will also play, as will France Vs. France and Vine Land. Check it out if you're in town.

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Martin Cizmar
Contact: Martin Cizmar