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Vol: 2 Issue: 24 June 11th, 2009

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presented by West Valley Arts Council with Missoula Children’s Theatre Westar Elementary School in Estrella June 13, 2009 Saturday 3pm & 7pm Experience the magic of theater as West Valley students star in a full-scale modern musical production of a classic children’s tale with a twist! On Monday, they’re cast as characters. By Saturday, they’ve gained character-the kind that really counts. Complete with professionally designed scenery and costumes, the performance is a culmination of a week-long residency led by the internationally acclaimed troupe. We arrive on Robinson’s island years after him and his sole companion, a goat named Wilson, are shipwrecked. We find that the island has turned into a tourist destination centered around a lovable singing leopard, a tribe of natives known for their colorful coifs, Friday’s Seaside Resort and, of course, the legend of Robinson Crusoe.



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One-year Anniversary and Loving It!

Stan Robinson,

This issue is the first anniversary of my movie reviews, interviews, and movie industry articles appearing in the FILM! Section of AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine! Much congrats to the management and creative team at AZ Weekly for the opportunity - and more importantly to you, our loyal readers.  I’ve always considered it a two way street.  I pass along my views, thoughts, and insight on the film industry, while your feedback keeps me grounded and centered.  Here’s how you can pass along your thoughts, Movies@  It’s our collective love of movies that makes it all possible, see you at the movies!

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Director James Toback’s documentary Tyson on the life and career of Mike Tyson begins tediously slow. We are introduced to the 42year old retired boxer immediately upon the start of the film, where he chronicles his childhood and the story of how he got involved in boxing. Tyson rambles on and on, almost to the point where you consider walking out. Just as my patience grew thin, the story became more intriguing, and the man who typically shows very little emotion other than anger, started to break down and open up. This is Tyson like you have never seen him before. Beyond the rape charges, divorce from Robin Givens and fights with Don King, there was much more to the man once nicknamed “The Baddest Man on the Planet.” His first 19 fights were won by knockout, but as the athlete grew older, his ability to perform and his passion for the sport started to gradually fade. During the 90 minute documentary, Tyson explains exactly why he agreed to fight Holyfield in the now famous 1996 and 1997 matchups. He also discusses the reason behind his “biting incident” that shocked the world. After these defeats, Tyson still went on to fight Lennox Lewis and several others in fights he knew he would never win. We learn the rationale behind his decisions and what drove the once great boxer to ultimately humiliate himself in front of millions. I can’t believe I am going to say this, but you walk out of Tyson actually feeling sorry for the man. He has had a tremendous career and even more notoriety over the years. Seeing how his life has progressed watching this documentary makes you feel a little sad. Just days after seeing Tyson, I attended the press screening of The Hangover, a hilarious comedy about a group of guys celebrating a bachelor party in Las Vegas. While the film was quite comical, Mike Tyson appears in a really silly role that made me think

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FILM! SECTION “Away We Go”, Sometimes, the heart is where home is!

Movie review by Stan Robinson We’ve heard the phrase; home is where the heart is.  Away We Go gives us a lot to think about as we, in our own lives, decide where we call home, that grounding element to living life.  Burt (John Krasinski) and Verona (Maya Rudolph), who have had a LTA, (living together arrangement) for quite some time, are going to have a baby.  Subconsciously throughout their relationship, they have become emotionally dependent on the stability of Burt’s parents Jerry and Gloria (Jeff Daniels and Catherine O’Hara).  About six months into the pregnancy, the news comes that Burt’s parents are moving away from Colorado!  


At the on-set Burt and Verona are unsettled by the news. After talking it through, they decide it’s their lives and they can live anywhere they choose.  The soon-to-be parents decide to find that special place to call home.  Their journey takes them to:  Phoenix/Tucson to visit her sister Grace (Carmen Ejogo) where their perspectives are refreshed; in Wisconsin, its Burt’s cousin Ellen (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and her partner Roderick (Josh Hamilton) and their elaborate ideas on raising their own children; Montreal and their former college classmates Tom (Chris Messina) and Munch (Melanie Lynskey) with a house full of children; and finally Miami, to visit Burt’s brother Courtney (Paul Schneider), where they realize that they must define “home” on their own terms.   Away We Go is a wonderful film that not only provides insight for those about to become parents.  I also reflected on my choices for the lifestyle I chose, for my later years, after retiring last October.  Away We Go will have you examining your choices; the cast in each of the cities reminds us of people we know in our real lives!   Starring John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Catherine O’Hara, Carmen Ejogo, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton, Chris Messina, Melanie Lynskey, and Paul Schneider. Directed by Sam Mendes; written by Dave Eggers & Vendela Vida; Focus Features release; Rated R for language and some sexual content; Runtime: 96 minutes.

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ALSO PLAYING! By Stan Robinson

“The Taking of Pelham 123”, is still intriguing with this 3rd version! Another re-make you’re thinking? That seems to be the main topic being discussed, endlessly, these days. I’m reminded of the statement my film production professor drummed into our subconsciousness, “A good film starts with the printed word, if those words capture the essence of emotions, they’re priceless as well as timeless”.  Think Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, written around 1600, has seen hundreds of “re-telling” on both stage and screen, so don’t let the thought of a re-make cloud your view!      The basic story, of a New York City subway dispatcher’s ordinary day thrown into chaos by the hijacking of a subway train in return for ransom by a highly armed group, which turns his day into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime, is the essence of this story.     The 1974 version, considered a classic, was the study of the battle of wills between two men who will stopped at nothing to achieve their goals, starred Walter Matthau and

Robert Shaw. In 1998, the basic theme was re-visited in the form of a made-for-TV movie starring Edward James Olmos (during his highly visible “Miami Vice” run) and Vincent D’Onofrio.  A key feature of the story is the bad guys had names like Mr. Blue, Mr. Grey, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Green, adding to the ominousness aura of the event.   With director Tony Scott, the younger brother of Ridley and partners in Scott Free Productions, this version has the Scott brothers’ filmmaking signature. Denzel Washington (as the dispatcher) loves working with the Scott brothers.  His projects with Tony include Deja Vu (2006), Man on Fire (2004), and the very good American Gangster (2007) with older brother Ridley.  And, who can play a “heavy” (industry-speak for “bad guy”) better than John Travolta!  My favorite with Travolta as the “heavy” is Broken Arrow (1996).  His line of “Would you mind not shooting at the thermonuclear weapons?” still brings a chuckle!   Starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, John Turturro, and James Gandolfini.   Directed by Tony Scott; written by Brian Helgeland; Columbia Pictures release; Rated R for violence and pervasive language; Runtime: 106 minutes. Where The Locals Go is your complete resource for everything local. From a city directory, news, event calednar, coupons, golf packages, real estate and more! And now is your blogging community.

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The BBQ & Blues Fest At Kokopelli Winery & Bistro

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Do you like great Barbeque eats, great wine, beer, and live Blues music? OK, silly question. Of course you do. This weekend, the Kokopelli Winery & Bistro is proving once again that they know how to throw a party. Toss away your preconceived notions of a snooty wine-tasting with classical music in the background. Toss them far away. The folks at Kokopelli like to party and they’re proving it with a bash that could send a shockwave all the way to cork-sniffing ivory towers of Napa. We’re talkin’ Good old American Barbeque with names like “Roasted Roadkill” and “Cheeseburger Pasta”; Music celebrating the Blues strongholds of Memphis, New Orleans and St. Louis; A BBQ sauce contest, Trivia contest and more. There’s a party in Chandler and you’re invited. Of course if wine is your thing, you will find plenty of the best around. Kokopelli will be releasing their “new” 15th Anniversary label on the latest vintages of their famed Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. There will be a discounted wine tasting ($5) on Friday from 5-10pm and all day Saturday. Frozen wine drink specials include the “Wine-A-Rita”, the “Pinot Colada” and “Strawberry Surf”, all made with Kokopelli wines. And beer? Oh yes there is beer, in fact it’s half off beers on Saturday from 11am-5pm. Make sure to enter your BBQ sauce recipe for the Saturday contest at 2pm. It has to have a Kokopelli wine as one of the ingredients and you have to provide the recipe to prove it (Hey…It is their show). Gift certificates to the winner!

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• Memphis Style SlowCooked Ribs. Full or half slabs. • Roasted Roadkill (Beef Brisket) Louisiana style BBQ. • Cheeseburger Pasta with Kobe Beef served over a bed of Rigatoni • Chicken & Shrimp Skewers • Pescado del Rio fish of the day served seared with mango salsa • BBQ Glazed Salmon • Lots of sides, potatoes, wild rice, beans, cole slaw and more!

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For those people who don’t have the time for a leisurely lunch but still want a gracious experience, Lon’s has the answer with its new express lunch menu. Showcasing Executive Chef Michael Rusconi’s artful American cuisine, Lon’s express lunch menu features favorite dishes prepared and served in 15 minutes or less Monday through Friday. Now, favorite dishes such as the roasted chicken salad on croissant, heirloom tomato and Serrano ham on focaccia and the signature boneless beef short ribs with chipotle cheddar risotto will be served fast enough to keep busy people on schedule. Each express dish is marked on the lunch menu with a cowboy hat icon, in honor of the restaurant’s founder, Lon Megargee. Prices range from $9 to $14 for express lunch items. Lon’s welcoming and intimate atmosphere features a ruggedly elegant dining room with wood-beamed ceilings,


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Let loose and let the good times roll on Sundays and throughout the week with Cadillac Ranch and their all new happy hour. Extend your weekend festivities with “Sunday Funday” at Cadillac Ranch AllAmerican Bar & Grill in the Tempe Marketplace from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (9 a.m. – 7 p.m. during football season). Whether you are watching Sunday sports games on one of the 20 plasma TV’s, shopping or heading to a movie, this is truly an ideal spot. Guests are invited to end their week with amazing drink specials, including $2 Mimosas, $2 Draft Beers, $3 Well Bloody Mary’s, $5 Draft Beer & Sauza Gold Tequila Shot combos. Even get your cowboy on, topping off the fun with $1 bull rides. Adding to the excitement with “Sunday Funday” is one thing, but Cadillac Ranch will also be continuing the merriment with a new Summer happy hour, available all night on Mondays, Tuesday through Thursday 2 – 7 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 4 – 7 p.m. and reverse happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. – midnight.

Enjoy half-off selected appetizers and drink specials ranging from $2 - $5 at Cadillac Ranch, where the well never runs dry and the good times keep rollin’. Happy hour includes the following: Drink Specials $2 Domestic Drafts or Bottles $3 Craft Brew and Import Drafts or Bottles $3 Frozen Margaritas $3 Well Cocktails $3 Black Oak Wines by the Glass $5 House Specialty Drinks and House Martinis ½ Off Selected Appetizers $3.50 Chips & Salsa with Queso Dip $3.75 Loaded Fries $3.75 Fried Mozzarella Sticks $4.00 Custom Caddy Nachos $4.25 Southwest Egg Rolls $4.95 Down Home Chicken Wings – 4 Varieties (Golden State BBQ, Texas BBQ, Dragon Sauce and Sweet Teriyaki) $4.95 Tender Foot Bruscetta



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Dine With Dad At Jw Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Meritage Steakhouse and Blue Sage Restaurant are proud to offer several ideal Father’s Day Specials at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, the largest luxury resort in Arizona. Savor a delicious menu at Meritage Steakhouse and Blue Sage Restaurant filled with delicious menu specials for an unforgettable meal with dad. Savor prime aged steaks and perfected classics which offer a four-course Father’s Day pre fixe dinner menu. The delicious Father’s Day menu begins at Meritage Steakhouse with a choice of duo oyster shooters or corn shrimp chowder followed by a selection of fresh salads. The main course offers a 12-ounce dry-aged strip steak with mashed potatoes and


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braised cipollini onions, a 16-ounce Cedar River ribeye with foraged mushrooms or peppercorn-crusted tuna with eggplant capanata. A scrumptious dessert completes the meal consisting of a duo of peach cobbler and chocolate-butter pecan ice cream pie. Father’s Day dining at Meritage Steakhouse will be served from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 21. The pre fixe menu costs $45 per person. Treat dad to a Father’s Day celebration at Blue Sage Restaurant and enjoy picturesque indoor or outdoor seating with majestic mountain views overlooking shimmering turquoise waterways and the lush Sage Court lawn. Blue Sage will be offering its á la carte breakfast menu as well as a special Father’s Day brunch from 6:30

a.m. to 2 p.m. for $25 per person. The brunch will feature honey-glazed ham, house-smoked pork loin, eggs benedict, a chef omelet action station and malt waffles with marmalades, in addition to the regular variety of Sunday buffet offerings. Special beers from Four Peaks Brewery will be offered to compliment the brunch. Father’s Day dinner hours are 5:30 to 9 p.m. with selections from its dinner menu. The Father’s Day dinner special is a 16-ounce dry-aged ribeye as well as dinner menu selections including Cedar River prime beef filet with herb spatzel and grilled Alaskan king salmon with beluga lentils. For Father’s Day reservations at Meritage Steakhouse or Blue Sage Restaurant, call 480-2933988.


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Hurricane Bay Nightclub Unveils New Tropical Oasis With Major Upgrades and Immaculate Renovations Back with a fury of fun, Hurricane Bay Nightclub proudly held its much anticipated Grand Re-Opening Party Saturday, June 6th at the Hurricane Bay nightclub in Tempe, AZ.                         Extreme fun is back in business as the completely renovated nightclub held a special party hosted by blogger and nightlife aficionado Nik Richie of Needless to say the crowds were more than satisfied, as energy levels among a frenzy of enthusiastic club-goers steadily climbed to soaring new heights throughout the evening. The legendary, reinvented Phoenix nightspot has seen an immaculate renovation, as the 10,000 square

foot tropical-themed oasis boasts a sleek new bar, private cabanas, exclusive VIP area and an upgraded light and sound system. Also new to the scene is a signature cocktail menu, new featured DJ lineup and a myriad of other improvements, completely unique to Hurricane Bay. Doors are now open to the public as the inviting setting and seductive scenery is more than well-equipped for the perfect evening out among your closest friends. In the last year, mega nightlife personality Nik Richie has become a centrifugal force in pop culture and nightlife. The much anticipated return to the massive Hurricane Bay for the second time this year promises to help christen the nightspot as the premier place to party in Phoenix. For more information visit www. Hurricane Bay nightclub - 4139 W. Bell Rd. - Phoenix AZ 85053

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The Night Owl If you have an entertainment event or item to include in “The Night Owl” send to “The Night Owl” will cover restaurants, clubs, bars, celebrities, music and other miscellaneous events.

BY BRENT DIGGINS AND EFIA MOORE What a treat last weekend’s weather was. As Night Owls, we were out and about enjoying every bit of it. Find out a couple reviews of places we went and so much more. For all that and what else happened, is happening and will happen in the Valley; read on. Also, are you following us on Twitter yet? @bdiggs and @MyFeMy Butterscotch Swag: It may sound like the name of some new trendy cocktail, but its actually the fitting title of Isse Fresh’s new collection, and believe me it looks as good as it sounds. If butterscotch was the inspiration, then Isse is definitely the swag. Styled like a fashion forward Kanye West, Isse, sporting a 70s handlebar mustache, dresses in the same candy colored hues you can find in his art. Using paint and canvas as a medium, Isse’s paintings pop with vibrant color and familiar characters. So I’m not surprised when he names Warhol as one of his influences. Housed in After Hours Gallery off of Central and McDowell in downtown Phoenix, the collection makes the walls come alive with its vibrance. His paintings are the kind that can define a room. The kinds of paintings that make you think of a particular scene in a movie and smile with a hint of nostalgia. I ask him what his inspiration was for one of my favorite pieces, a silhouette of a woman coming out of teal blue. Black paint drippings substitute as her fashion top. Model-esque, she’s frozen in a high-fashion pose. Isse tells me in his high voice that he didn’t know she was there when he began the painting. He goes on to say that the canvas was maroon and the painting drippings were already there. Towards the end of our conversation he asks me if I signed up to win a free print from his Butterscotch Swag collection. I tell him I did. Get your own taste of Butterscotch Swag at After hours Gallery, and let us know what you think;


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Hurricane Bay Nightclub, Again: Hurricane Bay celebrated its grand reopening this past Saturday and had the trash talking, DUI getting, blogging, Nik Richie host a party. The Hurricane Bay re-do features a new bar, private cabanas, an exclusive VIP area, and a new signature cocktail menu. It’s a much-needed hot spot for all the North Phoenix party people. So if you’re looking for a filler for the gaping hole left in your night life by the closing of Scottsdale hot spots Sugar Daddy’s and Six try Hurricane Bay.

Elements Specials: Sanctuary on Camelback, one of the Valley’s most well known spots, is offering a number of awesome summer deals that us locals can go and enjoy. Try their pre-fixe menu which is put together by their great chef Beau MacMillan. The menu is three courses and only $39. It will change monthly in order to keep things fresh and showcase different ingredients. In addition to their dining option, they are also offering a great happy hour from 3-6 p.m. At the stunning jade bar cocktails, beer and wines by the glass three bucks off and select drinks are priced between $3 and $6. For more info visit sanctuaryoncamelback. com. The Night Owl’s Favorite Designed Places: Don’t forget…The American Institute of Architects (AIA/LA) recently announced their finalist for the 2009 Restaurant Design Awards (RDAs) 16 restaurants, cafes, and bar/ lounges made the list. We were disappointed to find that not one finalist from our great state made the cut. In that same vein we decided to compile a list of the Night Owl’s Favorite Designed Places. Selections for this will be based on qualities like design, of course, ambience and that something special that truly sets apart that particular restaurants, cafe, and bar. We want to know who you think should make this list. Send in your favorite restaurant, café and bar, that you think meet these criteria and why, we’ll check them out and possibly list your selection in a future edition of the Night Owl. Email us your submissions at brent.diggins@ or send them in via twitter, @bdiggs or @MyFeMy. We’re looking forward to knowing your favorites. Night Owl News & Notes: Salad Creations, a salad and wrap fast casual restaurant, opened its first Arizona restaurant in Paradise Valley at the Paradise Village Gateway center; “Malls R Us”, a documentary film about…you guessed it, malls, is going to be at Modified Arts on June 30th; Mesa Arts Center, a very cool place, has announced their fall line-up which includes American Idolers, Wynton Marsalis and their National Geographic Live! Speaker series; Grimaldi’s at DC Ranch— pretty, pretty good and fills a void for North of 101 pizza. Be safe, be a good person. Till next time…

Brent Diggins is a freelance writer, Valley resident and PR professional at Mindspace, a Valley public relations, marketing and advertising firm. He has been involved in many aspects of the Valley social scene, and considers himself on expert on many things of great global importance, including having a good time. You can reach him at


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The Library Bar & Grill 501 S. Mill Ave. – Tempe 480-929-9002 Open 7 Days

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The Crown Room 7419 E Indian Plaza Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 423-0117

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Set to release VOLUME on June 9 via Ultra Records—the compilation is a heavyweight two-disc anthology of PAUL VAN DYK’s most memorable and requested releases of original songs from his studio albums 45 RPM (1994), Seven Ways (1996), Out There And Back (2000), the Grammy-nominated Reflections (2003) and In Between (2007), plus various remix productions.



Paul Van Dyk - the Grammy nominated and internationally acclaimed DJ and producer will be in Scottsdale, AZ on June 11 for a performance at Myst Nightclub.

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dances, got serious about it, decided to turn my passion into a profession and here I am still getting paid to do what I love! What’s the biggest change you have seen in the DJ industry in the last 5 years? By far, the digital revolution. The technology has made it easy for anyone to buy a laptop, acquire software & a music library (whether legally or not) and call themselves a DJ. Us guys who started on vinyl and cassettes have seen the changes through the years. Just because you have a knife doesn’t make you a doctor. You have to know how to use your tools and develop your talent. Besides good entertaining skills, one should have backup skills just in case. These could include bow staff skills, nunchuck skills, computer hacking skills, etc.

DJ Profile: Pete Welter Web Site(s): (my wedding and events site) Contact Email: Event Name: “DJ Pete”, but most of the time it’s “Hey, when are you gonna play my song. I requested it 2 minutes ago.” Where: The Library on Wednesdays and Sundays, Stone Rose Lounge on Fridays, Guest spots all over the valley. Available for Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Grad parties, Corporate events, Wakes, Divorce Parties, Secret underground club parties, Grand Openings & Closings, Pool parties, Sauna parties, Hose-in-thebackyard with the slip-n-slide parties and anything else that a DJ would be better than an iPod at.


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What do you do that differentiates you from other quality DJs? I think personality is a big asset. If you can build a good rapport with the staff and management of a venue, they buy into you and not just your awesomeness on the wheels of steel. My mindset on location is not about showing how much I can scratch, but to use it as one small component to everything else I bring. What’s the most gratifying thing that ever happened to you as a DJ? I couldn’t say it was one big thing, but rather many small things added up. Every time someone comes up to me and says, “You’re really good” or “Wow, that was amazing” or even “Dude, you rock”, it re-assures me that I am


somebody and I’ve made it in this world because drunk people dig me! There have been many sober people who have said the same thing, they’re just more articulate. Tell us a secret about yourself or your show: Sometimes, when it’s really late at night and nobody’s looking…I can’t say. If anyone knew, I’d be deported…..…again. What advice would you give someone who wants to be a performance-level DJ? Take your time and learn everything you can. There are no short cuts, so pay your dues and make connections as you go. Enjoy your craft! What’s the biggest misconception people have about DJs? That we’re all the same, play the same music, all have Mac computers and are self-absorbed artists. This only applies to most of them…ha ha! But seriously, there are many talented DJs out rocking parties and clubs. We all have feelings and don’t like it when you stand still on the dance floor and make a funny face at us if you don’t like a song. If you’re patient, in 2 minutes a different song will follow next. What do you think will happen to your music in the next 2 years? Unless I invest in one of those vaccuum bags, it’ll probably get stale. I left one song out for a week and it turned green and left a stain on my carpet. It wasn’t pretty. What will people hear when they listen to your music? Some bass drum, snare, cymbals, a bunch of samples that originated back in the day but artists have reused them and kids think it’s brand new. You’ll also hear some singing, sometimes by me if I forget to turn the mic off. If there was a “Golden Rule” for being a DJ, what would it be? Show respect to your fellow DJs. Too many stories about DJs stabbing each other in the back over a gig. There’s enough work

in this town for the good DJs. Why not work together to build our profession. Do good by me and it’ll all come back around. Do you have any CDs out that we can buy? I’m willing to sell any of my CDs. I don’t use them anymore. Oh, you mean of stuff I’ve mixed? Yeah, I got a bunch of them. Usually I accept a donation for my mortgage or gas money or late night Waffle House. Find me in the club and ask me what I have. Your favorite place to perform in the city? I enjoy playing all over. My favorite is wherever the crowd is live. When you feel that energy, it gets you pumped up to rock even harder than you thought you could. If you could change one thing about the DJ-Club scene in town, what would it be? I wish that people could embrace more music than just the crap radio puts in their heads. People should go out earlier, too. They show up at 11pm and can only stay for 3 hours. Why not get the most out of your cover charge? Please take a few sentences and promote yourself in any way that the questions did not cover. Lie, brag, make claims you can’t possibly support, give shameless plugs, tell us the preferred groupies we should order for you…You know, the usual. I’ve been in the scene for a while and have weathered changes. I still enjoy what I do and hope I can keep doing it as long as people go out to dance. If you see me in the DJ booth, come say hi. You’ll probably receive a smile and a “great to see you” unless you’re showing me a bitter face because you don’t like the song that’s on at that very moment. I’ll be rocking Wednesday & Sunday nights at The Library and Fridays at Stone Rose Lounge. By the time this goes to print, I may have picked up another night somewhere or changed venues, that’s the life of a DJ.


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Vintage Bar and Grill 2-4-1 Happy Hour, all drinks, Everyday 5pm-8pm 414 S Mill (Upstairs corner of 4th and Mill)

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The Tempe Improv America’s Premiere Comedy Showcase & Restaurant 930 E. University Drive Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 921-9877 for reservations Full Menu. Full bar.

National Comedy Theatre 1111 S. Longmore, Mesa 85202 Every Friday & Saturday 7:30pm & 9:45pm $12 adults, $10 Students and Seniors (602) 374-5638 Reservations recommended Concessions available

Light Rail Comedy At Macayo’s Depot Cantina 300 S. Ash Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281 602-695-6300 for Reservations Free Admission. 9pm Every Tuesday Food and Drink Specials - No Minimum for more info.

The Mixed Nuts! Dramagenics Family Improv Theater 8815 W. Peoria Ave. Suite 7 Peoria, AZ 85345 (1/2 Mile East of the 101 on the South side of Peoria Ave) Tickets: $12.00 Every Fri & Sat, 7pm Order Online 24/7 Or Call: 623-298-4635 after 6pm Th-Sat.

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a quick and positive thinker, someone who knows the value of team work. These skills aren’t something you pick up from watching The Apprentice; they are learned through something much more entertaining: Improv workshops and interactive team-building. Furthermore, interactive improv teambuilding games and exercises are far more fun than reading a lame motivational book about metaphorical skydiving mice. For more information on workshops & teambuilding visit www.nctphoenix. com or call 602-374-5638.

Improv Workshops and Interactive Team-Building. It’s a fact that executives and business people take metaphors and lessons from lame motivational books. As a result they walk around wondering who moved their cheese or what color parachute they should have… but imaginary cheese and parachutes are worthless. A successful corporate American should be confident, able to listen and adapt,


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June 12 – June 14 Fri and Sat: 8pm 10pm Sun: 8pm Fearless, bold, unapologetic, and out of control hilarious best describes Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer. The first openly gay comedian in the United States, Suzanne has delivered gay material to straight audiences in mainstream comedy clubs beginning in NYC since the early ‘90s. After accepting a dare, she entered the world of comedy by accident and her life has never been the same since. Suzanne soon became the first lesbian comedian to garner an HBO Comedy Special, earning her a Cable Ace Award nomination. Additionally, a performance on “Late Night with David Letterman” marked the first by an openly lesbian comedian.


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Suzanne Westenhoefer • The first openly gay comedian in the United States • HBO Comedy Special, • “Late Night with David Letterman”

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June 18 – June 21st Thurs: 8pm Fri and Sat: 8pm 10pm Sun: 8pm You will not miss this show… You will attend this show…… Flip Orley has been entertaining crowds for over 18 years with his unique one man show type performances combining comedy and stage hypnosis. He has been seen on Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show, Comic Strip Live, Rickie Lake, Maury Povich and many other variety entertainment shows. Flip is working to reshape the image of hypnosis to something perceived to be of the vaudeville era into something palatable for the MTV generation. Flip’s one man show is setting comedy club attendance records from coast to coast, now you can catch him here live in Tempe.

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June 25 - June 28th Thurs: 8pm Fri and Sat: 8pm 10pm Sun: 8pm Winner of NBC’s TV’s Last Comic Standing, Alonzo Bodden has performed on many shows including, Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien, Make Me Laugh, Friday Night Videos, Thirty Something, Craig Kilborn, and The Apollo. He was the first comedian invited to appear on The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show and has appeared on many other comedy shows since. He’s also got an acting career with roles in Bringin Down The House, The Girl Next Door, Angel , Grounded For Life, and Profiler among others. Alonzo Bodden has the ability to make people laugh about, racism, sports, travel, shopping, dating and can currently be seen as a celebrity judge on the new season of Last Comic Standing 5.

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Courtesy MMAWeekly HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds) #1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Fedor Emelianenko 2. Josh Barnett 3. Frank Mir 4. Andrei Arlovski 5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 6. Randy Couture 7. Tim Sylvia 8. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic 9. Brock Lesnar 10. Fabricio Werdum LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit) #1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Lyoto Machida 2. Rashad Evans 3. Forrest Griffin 4. Quinton Jackson 5. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua 6. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 7. Wanderlei Silva 8. Keith Jardine 9. Thiago Silva 10. Renato “Babalu” Sobral MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit) #1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Anderson Silva 2. Robbie Lawler 3. Yushin Okami 4. Nathan Marquardt 5. Jorge Santiago 6. Dan Henderson 7. Vitor Belfort 8. Kazuo Misaki

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160-pound limit) #1 Lightweight Fighter in the World: Shinya Aoki 2. Eddie Alvarez 3. B.J. Penn 4. Tatsuya Kawajiri 5. Joachim Hansen 6. Kenny Florian 7. Gesias “JZ” Calvancante 8. Josh Thomson 9. Frankie Edgar 10. Satoru Kitaoka FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit) #1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Mike Brown 2. Urijah Faber 3. Hatsu Hioki 4. Wagnney Fabiano 5. “Lion” Takeshi Inoue 6. Jose Aldo 7. Raphael Assuncao 8. Leonard Garcia 9. Joe Warren 10. Antonio Carvalho BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less) #1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Miguel Torres 2. Brian Bowles 3. Masakatsu Ueda 4. Takeya Mizugaki 5. Akitoshi Tamura 6. Will Ribeiro 7. Damacio Page 8. Joseph Benavidez 9. Manny Tapia 10. Marcos Galvao

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singing includes a Juniors Showcase, ages 14 and under, and an Adult Showcase, ages 15 and older. Each week, first place winners will receive a Hot Pipes award and advance to the Grand Finale Dinner & Show that will be held on September 26th. Notable valley vocalists including Blue Lovett of the Manhattans, Dennis Rowland, George Hamilton, Erahn Patton and Nancy Gee, will judge the competition. El Pedregal Shops and Dining at the Boulders is located at the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Carefree Highway, 34505 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale.

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Tempe- Les Claypool fans will be thrilled then, knowing that he’s bringing his ingenious mind ramblings to share with the masses at the Marquee Theater (730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe) on Friday June 12th. This will probably be one of the most unique experiences a person could ever have. “You need to keep finding things to keep your juices flowing”. This sums up the career of one of the most eclectic and prolific musicians in the industry today, Les Claypool. Known mostly as the bassist and driving creative force behind the 1990’s funk metal fusion band Primus, Claypool has since continued to evolve through several less mainstream (if you could ever say that Primus was) yet musically unique bands. In addition, he has forayed into screenwriting, acting and even fiction writing. Primus made an unexpectedly big splash on the scene emerging in 1990 with their first studio album, Frizzly Fry. Subsequent releases such as Sailing the Seas of Cheese, Tales from the Punchbowl and Pork Soda produced long-standing hits such as “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver” and “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver”, bizarre music for mainstream airplay. Claypool says it was something of a shock, calling it “an anomaly”. He remembers saxophonist Skerik musing “Wow…one of us got in” and relates it to one of the lunatics becoming part of the asylum staff. Primus has not release any new studio material since 1999’s Rhinoplasty but Claypool has kept ridiculously busy

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Cave Creek- Acclaimed Folk/ Acoustic/Folk Rock artist, Slaid Cleaves will perform at Cave Creek Coffee Company (6033 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek) on Friday, June 12th at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm). Winner of the prestigious New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Cleaves is known for his

since then. After Primus, Claypool has helped assemble, recorded and toured with several bands such as Les Claypool and The Holy Mackerel, Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade and Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains. He has recorded soundtracks for a multitude of movies, TV shows and video games. He wrote and directed the 2006 mockumentary Electric Apricot and has also written a book called South of the Pumphouse, now in it’s seventh printing. He even acts in (and contributed music to) the 2008 movie Pig Hunt (about a monster pig ravaging the pot fields of northern California). Claypool says he does nothing he’s not really passionate about and is, therefore, a man of many passions. His latest album (and his second solo album) is entitled Of Fungi and Foe. Inspired by the material he put together for the video game Mushroom Men, the album has an incredibly dark, tribal feel. Of course the signature Les Claypool bass work is evident all over but there’s an overall intensity and imagery that’s new. Claypool says the material evolved with “a few added tidbits and a bit of gypsy sauce”. For more information, visit or www. national hit albums No Angel Knows, Broke Down and his soulful musical sounds. With a distinct selection of in-house varietal coffee roasts and blends, Cave Creek Coffee Company also offers a wide selection of wine, beer, infused martini selections, and delicious food and desserts. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Call (480) 488-0603 or visit the website at for more information.

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What advice would you give a startup band? Never give up on your music… because, dreams really do come true. Would’ve never thought my destiny would be in a ukulele. Have to be flexible and adapt in order to find your niche. From there, everything else will follow.

Why did this band get started? Didn’t really set out to start a band. I’ve had, and been in bands in the past, and I just didn’t want the drama, personalities, etc. I was doing fine as a solo. It came together by accident, by meeting people who wanted to play with me, saw a vision, bought into a dream, and grew from there. – Ukulele Ray

What’s the biggest misconception people have about musicians? That we make a lot of money and that it’s easy doing what we do. None of it comes without lots of hard work and dedication. You get out of it, what you put in.

Do you play cover tunes or originals? We play our own originals as well as put a new spin on old covers. I’m known for my comedy and do a number of original song parodies like: Cock-Eyed Girl (Brown Eyed Girl); Oh, SUZY PEW! (Susie Q); Big ‘Ole SUV (Little GTO); Arnold’s Island (Gilligan’s Island), etc.


Who gets the most Groupies and why? Have to give this one to Ukulele Ray, too. His charismatic personality, chiseled features, fierce green eyes and long black hair seems to attract some of the wildest groupies. He’s got that vampire/pirate thing goin’ on. Tommie runs a pretty close second… groupies can’t resist his warmth and Hendrix-style ukulele solos.

How would you describe your style of music? I’d call it “eclectic acoustic,” since we play such a variety of everything. From rock to reggae, we’ve created a sound where the ukulele is incorporated as the lead instrument… not replacing guitar, but enhancing it. Seeing someone rock out on a ukulele is an amazing experience. Definitely found our niche! Are you any good? You’d have to ask my girlfriends.

What’s the most difficult aspect of trying to make it in this biz? Finding where you belong in the huge ocean of the industry. So many bands… so many singers… guitarists… etc. Competition is fierce and the talent is so amazing. What do you think will happen to your band in the next 2 years? It’s my hope that we just keep on… keeping on, touching people with our spirit and song. Can’t do any better than that, because that’s really, to me, what this is all about. What will people see when you perform live? They’ll experience familiar songs, presented in a new, fun and fresh way… with a little comedy and lot’s of spirit. We don’t just stand up and play a bunch of songs… it’s a show!

How would you classify your music? Un-Classifiable… we try to stay away from labeling our style and music. Labels belong on cans… not something that’s “Fresh,” new and different.

Got any CDs out that we might buy? We have several albums available… including: My Heart Belongs to Uke; Makin’ Love Ukulele Style; Ukulele Ray’s Punny Farty Thongs (comedy album); Fender® Uke Showcase: Ukulele Ray LIVE; If Not For UKE: Ukulele Tribute to George Harrison (coming next month, but several singles are available).

Name one thing that you hope to accomplish during your musical career. Well, being on Fender’s® “A” List of artists with such legends as Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Peter Townsend, Jeff Beck, Sting, Shakira, etc. is pretty awesome, in its own right. Guess the next best thing is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Where can folks find your CD’s or music? Ukulele Ray is currently the #1 Best-Selling ukulele artist on AMAZON™ with his version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” All Ukulele Ray’s music (originals and covers) can be found on iTunes; AMAZON; eMusic; Rhapsody; Napster, LaLa, etc. Ukulele Ray’s music videos are available on MySpace and YouTube.

How often do you perform live? I, personally, perform LIVE daily (much better than trying it “DEAD”). In regard to the band… we perform sometimes as many as 4 and 5 nights a week at a variety of venues, from nightclubs to country clubs and from casinos to festivals, no telling where we’ll turn up. Currently, we’re at The Library on Mill in Tempe Sundays from 1 to 5pm and at Sundance’s in Prescott Saturdays from 4 to 8pm through the Summer. Who is the craziest band member and why? No doubt the craziest band member is Ukulele Ray, himself. No telling where he’s going to go in the show. He’s always full of surprises with his repertoire of impressions, madcap comedy and zany personality. No two shows are ever alike. What do you do different that kicks ass over other bands? In one simple Hawaiian word that says it ALL… “UKULELE!”

Do you have any upcoming shows that we should know about? We’re performing at The Library’s “CHILL-ONMILL” Summer Sundays from 1-5pm, as well as Sundance’s in Prescott every Saturday through the Summer from 4-8pm. Keep an eye on our MySpace for our regular calendar and updates. Last Question… IF THIS INTERVIEW GETS YOU DISCOVERED AND YOU GET REALLY RICH AND FAMOUS, WHAT WILL YOU GIVE TO AZ WEEKLY MAGAZINE? Already “discovered”… and somewhat “famous”… but, if this article makes me “RICH,” I’ll buy AZ Weekly and give the writer of this article a HUGE pay raise and BONUS!”

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Rosie McCaffrey’s (602) 241-1916, 906 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: Ronnie Winters. 9pm. www.rosiemccaffreys. com

Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 9797036, 6676 W. Bell Rd., Glendale: At Years End, Juicy Newt and Downtown Dramatics. www.donnajeanslibations. com

Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: Soleil Noir.

Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Soulpower.

Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Yelp (8pm) and Shawn Johnson and the Foundation (10pm).

Modified Arts (602) 462-5516, 407 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix: The Present, Cardiac Party and Treasure Mammal. Doors at 7pm. $6.

The Ruby Room (602) 258-6900, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix: Quasar Abode, Former Friends of Young Americans, Skinwalkers and The Tremulants. 8pm.

Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Dogass Productions presents The Jenny Lynn Rock Band, Geoffrey J & the Hook, Goodbye to Pretty and Darkness Dear Boy. (8pm). www.

Fibber Magees (480)-722-9434, 1989 W. Elliot Rd. #19, Chandler: Matt Tenner. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Lady J. www. Modified Arts (602) 462-5516, 407 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix: Adam Allred, Sean Brennen (of Yellow Minute) and Gorky (Show Low). Doors at 7pm. www. Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Kindread (8pm). www. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: Downward Dog. www. CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7065564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: Shirley’s Temple. The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St, Phoenix: Rockabilly night with Haymakers and DJ El Weedo. 9pm. Friday June 12th

Rosie McCaffrey’s (602) 241-1916, 906 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: Traveler. 9pm.

Chyro Arts (480) 258-2329, 1330 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: Stateside Presents Handsome Furs and The Cinnamon Band. 8pm. $13. www. The Sets (480) 829-1822, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe: 13th Floor Entertainment presents The Sammus Theory CD release party w/ Inprana, 69 Sins, Ethic vs. Evil and From Dark. Doors at 6:30pm. All ages. www. CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: Chuck E. Baby. Hardtailz (602) 863-3474, SW Corner of 35th Ave. and Bell Rd., Phoenix: Resonation. 9:30pm. www. O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa: Rock Addix. 9:30pm to close.

Goat Head Saloon (480) 464-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Carey Slade CD release party w/ Marconius and Mikel and Meridith. www. Last Exit Live (480) 557-6656, 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe: Joe Draper CD release party w/ Random Karma, Haven James and Phantom 55. www. Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Rock Lobster (10:30pm). Dubliner Pub (602) 867-0984, 3841 E. Thunderbird Rd. (southwest corner of 40th Street and Thunderbird Rd.), Phoenix: Blackwood. www.dublinerpub. com The Ruby Room (602) 258-6900, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix: Hooves w/ special guests. 8pm. therubyroomlounge Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Kinch, Yellow Minute, Milo the Mayor, Kirkwood Dellinger and Tugboat.. www.yuccatap. com Hardtailz (602) 863-3474, SW Corner of 35th Ave. and Bell Rd., Phoenix: Wallstreet. 9:30pm. www.hardtailzbar. com Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Lady J. www. Modified Arts (602) 462-5516, 407 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix: Former Friends of Young Americans w/ special guests. Doors at 7pm. Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Cosmic Rodeo (5pm), The Raft (8:30pm), and Stupid Dummy Head (10om).

The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St, Phoenix: Angry Inch. 9pm.

Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: All Ages, Five Speed, 32 Leaves and Versed in Grey. www.

Crabby Don’s Bar and Grill (602) 942-8778, 3861 E. Baseline Rd, Gilbert: Teratoma, Embers Rise and Moovalya. 8pm.

Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: Guns N Bombs (LA). 8pm. theroguebar

Last Exit Live (480) 557-6656, 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe: Jim Bachmann,, Hashknife Outfit and B. Sterling Band.

Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 488-0603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Slaid Cleaves. 7:30pm. www.

CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: Black Water Remedy.

Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Seemless, Lyra the Harp, Cousins of the Wize, Another Day and Cross Town Traffic.

Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 9797036, 6676 W. Bell Rd., Glendale: At Years End, Juicy Newt and Downtown Dramatics. $3. www.

Goat Head Saloon (480) 464-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Scotty Johnson Band, 36 Cents and a Dream, Japhys Descent and Ashley Creighton.

Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: Big Tex and the Blazin’ Pintos. Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Dameon Mosley and Tender Mercyes. www. Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100, Phoenix: Cellphone Cowboys. 9:30pm www.


Dubliner Pub (602) 867-0984, 3841 E. Thunderbird Rd. (southwest corner of 40th Street and Thunderbird Rd.), Phoenix: Blackwood. www.dublinerpub. com

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Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100, Phoenix: Cellphone Cowboys. 9:30pm www. Crabby Don’s Bar and Grill (602) 942-8778, 3861 E. Baseline Rd, Gilbert: Dua, The Package, Obstacle and A House Divided. 8pm. crabbydons Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 9797036, 6676 W. Bell Rd., Glendale: One Lane Bridge, Darkness Dear Boy and Izzy Edible. www.donnajeanslibations. com Kozy Cactus (623) 569-5699, 4326 E Cactus Rd., Suite 3, Phoenix: Sage Gentle-Wing (8-11pm). www.

Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix: Broken Bottle Blues Bastards and Shifts. 10pm. Concert Venues

Skye Restaurant and Lounge (623) 3340010, 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Peoria: June 12th: Imagine - The Beatles Tribute June 13th: Dust & Bones – The Guns N Roses Tribute June 14th: Rick Lenzi as Buddy and Elvis June 19th: Unskinny Bop – The Outrageous Poison Tribute June 27th: Fan Halen – Van Halen Tribute June 28th: Elvis Tribute In the Round! July 2nd: ABBA-FAB – ABBA Tribute July 3rd: The Piano man – Elton John / Billy Joel Tribute July 18th: Chris Hiatt – Steve Ray Vaughn Tribute July 19th: Take It To The Limit – Eagles Tribute Club Red (480) 496-4733, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe: June 12th: Jason Devore and Sammus Theory June 19th: Jamzona June 20th: Parris Show June 26th: Burning Bird (rock and punk). 18+ June 27th: 2 Live Crew July 3rd: Flotsam and Jetsam CD release show July 10th: Missing Persons July 11th: London and D’Priest July 17th: Veins of Jenna July 24th: Lara’s Metal Show July 25th: Jimmie Van Zant July 31st: Naked Dave’s Thank You Party Chandler Center for the Arts (480) 7822680, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler: June 13th: Kaimikahu Hale O Hula – Hoike 2009 August 8th: Chris Burton Jácome (flamenco guitar) August 14th: Nancy Gee (jazz vocals) August 21st: Raquel Aurilia August 29th: Jazz in Arizona – “How Cool is Jazz?” September 11th: The Lamplighters (chorus and quartet) Tempe Center for the Arts (480) 3502822, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway., Tempe: June 16th: Friends of TCA presents “Performance with a View” June 26th” Scott Wilson Quartet July 5th: “Musica Dolce” (chamber music) July 17th: Ron Blake Quartet August 28th: Benny Green Trio September 25th: Bob Corritore Houserockin’ Blues Bash Mesa Amphitheatre (480) 644-256, 263 N. Center St., Mesa: July 14th: Rise Against and Rancid Marquee Theatre (480) 829-0607, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe: June 12th: Les Claypool w/ Capillary Action. 7pm. $25 in adv, $27 at the door. All ages. June 13th: Third Eye Blind, Low vs. Diamond and The Amorous. 6:30pm.

$27.50 in adv, $30 at the door. All ages. June 14th: Peter Murphy w/ Bella Lune. 6:30pm. $23 in adv, $25 at the door. All ages. June 15th: The Dream and Keri Hilson w/ special guests. 6:30pm. $32. All ages.

September 3rd: Johnny & Edgar Winter September 9th: Lynyrd Skynyrd September 17th: Foreigner October 23rd: Engelbert Humperdinck October 28th: Tower of Power and Warren Hill

Mesa Arts Center (480) 644-6500, 1 East Main St., Mesa: July 14th: Son Volt & Cowboy Junkies July 17th: Jewel Arena (623) 772-3800, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale: June 23rd: Andre Rieu June 26th: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood June 28th: Yanni July 9th: Demi Lovato & David Archuleta July 20th: American Idols Live July 24th: Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago July 25th: Keith Urban with Sugarland August 9th: Sean Hannity presents Freedom Concert ‘09 August 11th: Jonas Brothers August 25th: Incubus September 8th: Nickelback September 20th: Pink September 29th: Creed

The Clubhouse Music Venue (480) 9677977, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe: June 12th: Howitzer, Autumn’s End, Back From Ashes and Dresden. All ages. June 16th: Me Without You w/ the Dear Hunter. 7pm. $13 in adv, $15 at the door. All ages. June 20th: Benedictum, Storm Wither, TI22, Slivir and Unforseen. Rhythm Room (602) 265-4842, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix: June 11th: Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash and 13 to the Gallows. Doors at 7:30pm. $10. June 12th: Soul of John Black (formerly of Fishbone and Miles Davis). Doors at 8pm. $10. June 13th: Zac Harmon CD release party. Doors at 8pm. $10. June 14th: Phoenix Blues Society presents Honeyboy Dupree memorial show w/ The Smokehouse Players, Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns, Delrayz, Big Daddy D and the Dynamites, KC Blues Band and Paris James. Doors at 4pm. No cover. June 15th: Monday night celebrity jam hosted by Bill Tarsha & the Rocket 88’s. Doors at 7pm. No cover. June 16th: Stateside presents Viva Voce, Cut Off Your Hands and Letdownright. Doors at 7:30pm. $10. All ages. June 17th: Stateside presents Passafire, Fayuca and Valley Love. Doors at 7:30pm. $8 in adv, $10 at the door. All ages. June 18th: Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe. Doors at 7pm. $8. June 19th: Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns. Doors at 8pm. $7. June 20th: Saffire - the Uppity Blues Women Farewell Tour. Doors at 5pm. $25. then, Long John Hunter w/ Bad News Blues Band. Doors at 8pm. $8. Celebrity Theatre (602) 267-1600, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: June 13th: Kenny G June 17th: Loretta Lynn June 20th: Rick Ross June 26th: Summer Storm July 1st: Smokey Robinson July 10th: Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs July 12th: Blues Traveler with Eek-AMouse July 15th: George Jones July 17th: Dokken and Michael Schenker Group July 21st: Tears for Fears July 29th: George Thorogood & the Destroyers and Jonny Lang August 1st: Hippie Fest featuring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, (formerly of Three Dog Night), Felix Cavaliere and the Rascals, Mountain (featuring Leslie West and Corky Laing), Badfinger (featuring Joey Molland) August 7th: Jazz Attack August 8th: En Vogue & Bel Biv DeVoe August 21st: The Cult

Dodge Theatre (602) 379-2800, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix: June 29th: Maxwell July 2nd: Jay-Z July 9th” Yes and Asia July 10th: 311 July 12th: New Kids on the Block, Jesse McCartney and Jabbawockeez July 14th: The Fray and Jack’s Mannequin July 15th: An Evening with Il Divo July 18th: Tori Amos July 19th: The Moody Blues July 28th: Pat Benetar, Blondie and The Donnas August 5th: Diana Krall August 7th: Judas Priest and Whitensake August 12th: Heaven and Hell August 13th: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band U.S. Airways Center (602) 379-7800, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix: June 20th: Joan Sebastian July 7th: Beyonce’s “I Am…” World Tour July 21st: Tool August 22nd: Green Day August 23rd: Depeche Mode Cricket Wireless Pavilion (602) 2547599, 2121 E. 83rd Ave., Phoenix: June 30th: Vans Warped Tour July 17th: Rockstar Entergy Drink Mayhem Festival w/ Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, All That Remains, God Forbid, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel July 27th: Aerosmith with ZZ Top August 14th: Toby Keith and Trace Adkins August 29th: Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick October 1st: Brad Paisley University of Phoenix Stadium (623) 433-7100, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale: October 20th: U2 with Black Eyed Peas

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10 band lineup of great local bands: Cedar St. Croix, Novalux, Tribal Path, Fortune & Glory, Faces in the Well, 75 Summers and more. Cedar St Croix headlines!

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CLUB RED STAGE – Great Show with hot young bands: Minus Blindfold, Comfort for Change, Vistalance, MARCh AGAINST FEAR and The Ivory.

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AZ Weekly Issue 24  
AZ Weekly Issue 24  

Kokopelli Wine and Jazz Festival.