Pool Parties, First Friday, The Palace, Jeff Bridges, Dropkick Murphys, Face To Face, and Nightlands Over the Weekend

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Cannonball Pool Party Kickoff The hipster pool party is officially back. The promoters of Sticky Fingers and Retro Hi-Fi have come together for the all new Cannonball Pool Party at the Lexington Hotel. The summer's remaining Sunday afternoons are going to be all about looking hip, taking a dip and having a Pabst Blue Ribbon sip. The music is provided by local DJs such as William Reed, DK Srickler, and Rani G...see photos

First Friday July Style The July edition of First Friday came and went last night. The artistic affair featured Marky Mark, scrabble tiles and coffee stained artwork. Check out our tour of all the action...see photos

The Palace at Film Bar With Djentrification Pulse-pounding beats from around the world fell on those in attendance at Film Bar's new Saturday night event dubbed "The Palace" like an metric ton of booty shake. See the pretty people dancing to the spinning talents of local DJ Djentrification...see photos

Dropkick Murphys at Marquee Theatre Chants of "Let's go Murphys" rang through the half-filled Marquee Theatre about 45 minutes before the opening band even took the stage. The mantra only grew louder throughout the night as the crowd grew to capacity and eventually beckoned the Dropkick Murphys out on stage...full story

Face to Face at Nile Theater The '90s were a good time for punk rock. Fat Wreck Chords, Epitaph, Lookout, and Nitro were powerhouses of the upbeat catchy punk that dominated Warped Tour's glory days. While many of the bands that defined the genre have faded away after year of inactivity, a select few have charged on. Face to Face and Strung Out are two such bands, and their status as tour-mates makes perfect sense...full story

Jeff Bridges at The Arizona Biltmore Jeff Bridges is a likable guy. He's the kind of character you root for, even when he's beating up Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man, even when he's playing a cold-blooded killer in Jagged Edge. He's got a quality that just endears people to him, and in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show -- a film banned in Phoenix after a city attorney cited it as obscene upon seeing it at a drive-in in 1973 -- he was chosen by director Peter Bogdanovich to play play Duane Jackson, a character described as "disagreeable" in the Larry McMurtry novel the film was based on, in an effort to give the character a warmer tone...full story

Nightlands at The Sail Inn My very first thought when Nightlands took the stage last night and began cranking out lush harmonies was "Oh man, this band needs to open up for Fleet Foxes," and I couldn't be any more sincere about that statement...full story

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