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Tonight: Vice Magazine Throws The Desert Bender Party

Let it never be said that there's never anything rad to do in Phoenix, especially since there's an overabundance of awesome events going down this evening.

Not only are Shane MacGowan and the Pogues visiting Tempe tonight, but the Monsters of Folk Tour will be hitting the Orpheum and Valient Thorr is putting on a free show over at Yucca Tap Room.

We've saved the best event for last: Vice Magazine is presenting a big-time affair called the Desert Bender Party over at Black Forest Mill German Restaurant later tonight. The long-running indie publication has a penchant for putting on swank shindigs in both New York and L.A. and are finally giving the Valley its own version.

In addition to free tastings of Hornitos tequila and ticket giveaways to upcoming indie shows, both Kinch and Brothers Backword (the quasi-hip-hop side project created by a couple of members of Chronic Future) will perform while hipster DJs Jared Alan and Sean Watson will also spin.

Here's the kicker: admission to the event is free, but you gotta RSVP through this site. Doors open at 10 p.m.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.