Strong Beer, Bassnectar, Jack's Mannequin, Chinese Cultural Festival, and the Losers' Ball Over the Weekend

Strong Beer Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park The only evidence that we have of even attending the Strong Beer Festival on Saturday, February 13 at Margaret T. Hance park are these photos. Based on them, we can assume that there were many varieties of deliciously decadent brews all very, very high in alcohol content. Cheers!...see photos

Also: 2010 Strong Beer Festival: 10 Clues You Were There

Bassnectar at Marquee Theater When is Marquee Theater more like a rave than a concert venue? When Bassnectar is in town. Check out the DJ high jinks and wacky crowd fashion in the images below...see photos

fun. and Jack's Mannequin at Marquee Theater It was clear who the star of the show was Saturday night at the Jack's Mannequin concert at Marquee Theatre -- Nate Ruess, formerly of local band The Format, currently with New York City-based fun. (possibly the worst band name ever.)...full story

Phoenix Chinese Week Cultural and Cuisine Festival The year 4708 got started off with a bang at this year's Phoenix Chinese Week Cultural and Cuisine Festival. Performers and guests celebrated the year of the tiger with delicious treats, martial arts, and dragon dances at the Chinese Cultural Center...see photos

Losers' Ball at Sail Inn ​It was ironically named The Losers' Ball, but if you know anything about how people market stuff nowadays, you'd correctly guess that Sail Inn's show had incredibly cool musicians playing for a bunch of incredibly cool people. That started right at the top of the bill, with North Carolina's Dex Romweber duo, a sort of primordial White Stripes brother/sister blues duo, and Exene Cervenka, of Los Angeles' X...full story