Shake! at the Rogue

The Rogue, south Scottsdale's infamous punk rock bar, isn't normally the sort of place you're likely to see people bustin' out dance moves. But lately it's been known to happen, according to DJ William, host of the almost-two-months-old Shake! night on Saturdays. "It's not really a dance night, but people get a little crazy and start dancing every once in a while," he says. It's not the place to go for beats, either. "If you're looking for straight rock 'n' roll across the board, it's one of the only places to get your dose all night long without pumping quarters into a jukebox," William says, referring to the mix of mod, glam, garage, post-punk, and genres in between that he lays down. Shake! is free of charge at 423 North Scottsdale Road, and runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.. And while William is on the tables, local pseudo-celeb and Hell on Heels guitarist Katie Rose will be behind the bar, so you can get your fix of eye candy.
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Brendan Joel Kelley