DJ Dana Armstrong started her weekly country night, Valley Fever, a decade ago. Now, this weekend, it's coming to an end -- at least in its current form.
Running a weekly gig for 10 years is no small feat. Armstrong started the country with as a reaction to vapid pop-country, and used her time spinning records on Sunday nights at Yucca to create her own musical nirvana.
"I was attempting to turn Yucca Tap Room into Mr. Lucky's [the legendary Phoenix honky-tonk] from the '70s ... trying to recapture the feeling, I guess," Armstrong says with a laugh.