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The Get Up Kids, Biergarten, Grand Avenue Festival and Red Hot Robot Over the Weekend

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Concert Review: The Get Up Kids at The Clubhouse in Tempe There was something very telling about the two songs The Get Up Kids chose to open their encore at last night's packed Clubhouse Music Venue show in Tempe. On one hand, it was odd to hear covers of The Cure's "Close To Me" and The Replacements' "Beer For Breakfast" get some of the loudest applause of the night, considering the occasion, a reunion tied to the re-release of the band's classic album Something To Write Home About. On the other hand, it made perfect sense since (depending on how you figure it) the band's collection of b-sides, covers and rarities, Eudora, may be the Kids' highest charting record...full story

Brew Review: Biergarten at Desert Botanical Gardens Real life is so underrated. That's what I found myself thinking as I wandered through the dimly lit pathways of the Desert Botanical Gardens on Saturday night. In real life, security guards prevent you from going places. But at Biergarten, Desert Botanical Gardens' beer festival, security guards want to make sure you ticket gets punched so you can have another beer...full story

Night Out: Grand Avenue Festival and Red Hot Robot Things got downright artistic on Saturday, September 26, 2009. We caught the final events of Grand Avenue Festival and took in "Robot Rewind" at Red Hot Robot featuring new pen and ink drawings by Jon Borette...see photos

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