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Dating Scene HeatS up in tHe Valley When Mary’s husband of 26 years

passed away in 1989, she was convinced that she was going to be alone for the rest of her life. But after living as a widow for 21 years, a casual acquaintance of hers finally asked “Mary, what are you going to do with the rest of your life?” When Mary replied, “I don’t know.” Her friend suggested Great Expectations Scottsdale, since that is where she met her husband. This may have been the best piece of advice for Mary. After joining Great Expectations Scottsdale, Mary met fellow member Gene in 2010. They took their relationship slow at first, but eventually fell deeply in love and were married April 28th, 2012. Of course, Gene and Mary were not alone while in the single world. In Scottsdale alone there are thousands of single men and women looking for their match. However, between balancing a busy schedule and avoiding all the wrong people at the bar scene it’s becoming increasingly difficult to meet new people. That’s where Great Expectations Scottsdale comes in! Over the last 35 years Great Expectations has perfected a suite of matchmaking services that emphasizes dating with a purpose. Unlike other dating services that entrust applicants to input their

own data, Great Expectations professionals meet every potential client in person to interview and screen each applicant. Recently, Great Expectations Scottsdale announced Tammy Smith, who has been with the company since 1998, as their new Center Director. Tammy has had the pleasure of meeting and matching multiple couples through the years. “At Great Expectations we personally meet and interview each member so they are pre-screened before they can join. We also run background checks on each member. When you join an online dating site, you don’t know who you’re connecting with,” says Tammy. “We find it’s best for our clients to not be surprised by who they’re meeting. We take our own photos and we provide videotaped conversations as well. We will be as involved in your experience as much as you want us to be, acting as a personal dating liaison and coaching you along the way.” In addition to pre-screening each potential client, Great Expectations provides ample opportunities for members to meet like-minded singles in whichever environment they’re most comfortable. “We hold a variety of fun, safe, singles events to help get you out into the Great Expectations community,” says Ashley

Fox, the Great Expectations Scottsdale Event Coordinator. “After you become a member you are invited to every event from speed dating, hiking, cooking classes, casino nights, masquerade balls, wine tastings and much more!” So say goodbye to blind dates, awkward set-ups and scary online experiences. and contact Great Expectations today. It’s safe, private, experienced matchmaking made easy. Take the first step today. Mary & Gene have the same thoughts as many of our success stories about Great Expectations: “It worked for us! If it wasn’t for Great Expectations and its staff we wouldn’t have found each other!” And to anyone considering joining Great Expectations they add: “What do you have to lose?”

To learn more about Great Expectations call or visit the website. Tammy and her team look forward to helping you change your dating life! 480-941-0500 July 12th, 2012 - July 18th, 2012


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ARTS! ShowUp for Le$$ KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil Grand Chapiteau at University of Phoenix Stadium ShowUp for Le$$ Price: $33.00 - $71.25 Regular Price: $55.00 - $95.00 Tickets available for select dates in July. Cirque du Soleil presents its hit touring show KOOZA, the story of an innocent who enters a zany, exotic world of kings, thieves, clowns and other archetypal characters. KOOZA is a return to Cirque du Soleil’s roots, combining classic circus acrobatics and broad slapstick clowning. From balancing on chairs and traversing the high wire to solo trapeze, contortion, unicycle stunts, teeterboard tricks and the menacing Wheel of Death, KOOZA boasts some of the famed troupe’s most thrilling and entertaining acts. To find this and additional special offers on concert, museum and theatre tickets, visit www.ShowUp. com and click on the “ShowUp for Le$$” tile on the right-hand side of the page. ShowUp for Le$$ is powered by Goldstar.


15th Annual Hormel New Works Festival Presented by Phoenix Theatre at Phoenix Theatre Through July 22

Family Fun Day Presented by ASU Art Museum at ASU Art Museum Saturday, July 14 10:00am – 2:00pm This free event features a variety of theme-related handson art making projects, educational booths and entertainment in the form of performances by local musicians, dancers, magicians and puppeteers. Thanks to generous community support and sponsorship, admission to Family Fun Day remains free; admission to the Museum’s summer show, “Collecting Arizona,” is also free. “Collecting Arizona” is a tribute to the

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This two week festival experience highlights new works in their development stages. Have an influence on new work and see a play’s creative process from the first table reading through an actual staged reading with actors, props and minimal scenery. Be a part of the play’s ongoing development through guided talk backs following each of the staged readings. Participating works this year include; “First Casualty” by Monte Merrick, “Nureyev’s Eyes” by David Rush, “Smugglers” by Jose Zarate, “Pig Dreams: by S. Scott Withers, plus an evening of short plays, sit down reads and more. Full Festival Experience will be featured on July 14 and 21, including food trucks, musicians and art vendors!

state in honor of its Centennial, showcasing artists from the region and artwork about Arizona from

the Museum’s rich and significant collection.

With a 50-year history, the College of Fine Arts and Production offers programs in theatre, drama, dance, music and digital film.

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Beauty and the Beast and Comedy on the Bridge

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A good selection of tickets are still available online at cirquedusoleil. com/kooza or at the Cirque du Soleil box office located in the front of the Big Top at University of Phoenix Stadium(Tickets may be purchased onsite beginning 1.5 hours prior to show time). 




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Since opening night on June 8, KOOZA has been thrilling audiences in Phoenix.  More than 50,000 people have stepped into the imaginary world of KOOZA, enjoying breathtaking acrobatic performances, bold slapstick humor and musical delights.  It is your last chance to see KOOZA before its leaves Phoenix. 




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Under the white Big Top at University of Phoenix Stadium until Sun, July 15   On Sunday, July 15, KOOZA will take the stage for the last time in Phoenix, located at the University of Phoenix Stadium. This once in a lifetime opportunity to see a mesmerizing spectacle in a world all its own is truly one for the ages, and not to be missed.

Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 pm In celebration of Bastille Day, MIM Music Theater will host French guitarist Stephane Wrembel. Described by Rolling Stone magazine as “a revelation,” Stephane Wrembel is a French-born musician and composer who has made an impression as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. Among his many accomplishments is the theme from the 2012 Academy Award-winning film, Midnight in Paris, which he was commissioned by

director Woody Allen to score. Some of Wrembel’s career highlights include a live performance as part of the All-Star Band during the 2012 Academy Awards, composing the soundtrack for Woody Allen’s 2008 Golden Globe-winning film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and performing at many major music festivals around the country and abroad. Tickets: $22.50–$27.50. Call 480478-6000 or visit for more information. Musical Instrument Museum 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard Phoenix, AZ 85050


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Saturday, July 14 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Free with museum admission

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CITY! CITY!SECTION SECTION July 13 Sleep Overnight at the Natural History Museum.

Take a treasure hunt tour of the Museum, make crafts, meet a real live Paleontologist and take part in a Mesozoic survivor competition. This event is designed for children six to 12 years old and an adult chaperone over 21 years old. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. The program will be held on Friday, July. 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. at the AzMNH, 53 N. Macdonald , Mesa. To register, call (480) 644-3553.

July 14 Celebrate in French fashion for Bastille Day at

Vincent on Camelback with a Prix Fixe menu including champagne and three courses. 3930 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix,

July 13 Downtown Mesa 2nd Friday Night Out: Dog Days of Summer

Featuring dog rescue groups, wine tasting for dogs and their owners at Il Viniao, patio dining, dog costume contest at OneOhOne at 8PM-free to enter with great prizes including gift certificates to local restaurants, dog treats, dog splash pools, and lots more doggone fun!

July 14 Junk Restore Vintage Market

Junkies, get your fix at Junk Restore Vintage Market Saturday July 14. These Junk Market occasional sales popup seasonally and in a different location each time. While the location may seem a bit clandestine, my experience has always turned up great vintage finds at a value.


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Day Trippin’ Flagstaff Summer Nights on the Square Every Thursday,

Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer, Heritage Square hosts events for all ages. Concerts on Thursdays, art/theater/dance on Fridays, and Movies on the Square on Saturdays. www.culturalpartners. org/heritagesquare.htm

Eat at:

Macy’s European Coffee House & Bakery All vegetarian restaurant that is so good you won’t miss the meat. Macy’s also offers many vegan and gluten-free options. 14 S. Beaver St., 928-774-2243

Christmas on July 14 at San Tan Brewing Company summer Beaver Street Brewery Christmas party featuring SanTan’s award winning Winter Warmer and 12 Daze Caramel Spiced Amber. Festive music and a holiday feast is on the menu including oven roasted turkey, Epicenter glazed ham, creamy mashed potatoes, gravy, country stuffing and sweet corn. 8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler .

July 18 Hot Asana 7-8pm,

local yoga instructors lead a hot flow series on the pool deck of the new Hotel Palomar CityScape. The class is free and open to the public. Complimentary underground parking available for all attendees. Happy hour food and drink specials will be available following the event.

Sandwiches, pizzas, pub food and a patio with a few of the San Francisco Peaks. 11 S. Beaver St., 928-779-0079

Shop at:

Basement Marketplace The best boutique in Flagstaff you never knew existed. Think Urban Outfitters but local and better priced. Clothing, shoes, accessories to die for. 120 N. Leroux, 928-556-3081 Visit for more Day Trippin’ ideas that include the best local places to eat, shop and things to do.

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Event Calendar Free Tickets with Purchase to Big Surf Waterpark! Pool – Waikiki Beach! Arizona’s Largest Wave


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Want to escape this heat and spend a day at a water park? Now you can! Spend $200 or more in the same day at Tempe Marketplace (including Vestar Gift Cards) and receive two free general admission passes to Big Surf Waterpark. Applies to purchases made between July 1-31, 2012. Same-day receipts can be redeemed at the Tempe Marketplace Management Office, located on the far northeast side of The District around the corner from Paradise Bakery, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm. While supplies last. Limit 2 free vouchers per person. Redeemable for Big Surf Waterpark general admission tickets only. Other restrictions may apply.

Hot Summer Nights Concert Series


Join Tempe Marketplace for a free show on the District Stage every Thursday night this summer! Arizona’s best cover bands will take the stage for a night of fun and dancing beginning at 9pm. Go to to check out the line up! There will not be a performance on Thursday, July 5th.


Do you think you have the cutest pup? Then we have good news for you! Dog Days of Summer is back! Saturday, July 28 from 10am to noon, bring your dog to the casting call at the District Stage and automatically receive 300 votes to start the contest! The winner of the contest will receive a $200 Vestar Gift Card, a professional dog photo shoot and their pup’s profile in Arizona Foothills Magazine and hold the title of Arizona Foothills Magazine’s “Dog of the Year for 2012.” The first 250 contestants will receive a free goodie bag! See you and your pup on the 28th!

Tempe Marketplace is on Facebook, Twitter & Foursquare! TempeMarketplace TMPDistrict Check in on Foursquare when you arrive at Tempe Marketplace!


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Valley WWE Fans Win Big with Night of High-Flying, Death-Defying, Ladder Climbing Action Set to Invade US Airways Center Sunday July 15th, 2012 at 4:30pm Despite who emerges victorious, wrestling fans here in the Valley of the Sun will claim the biggest prize of all - as the unrivaled stage of the WWE universe lands smack dab here in the Valley of the Sun with the World Heavyweight Championship Contract Money In The Bank Ladder Match, July 15th 2012 at US Airways Center in Phoenix. This year, there will be not one, but two separate Money In The Bank Matches with titles for both RAW and Smackdown. One will be for a chance to become WWE Champion and the other to become World Heavyweight Champion. On this special night, seven SmackDown Superstars, including John Cena, Big Show, Kane and Jericho will do battle for a shot at the invaluable contract nestled high above the ring, bringing to the valley one of the most unpredictable match types in wrestling history. One thing is for certain, the senses-shattering excitement each competitor brings to

the ring will make way for a night of World Wrestling Entertainment not to be missed. The Money in the Bank Ladder Match has become one of sportsentertainment’s most awe-inspiring spectacles; acting as both a showcase for hungry, up-and-coming Superstars and a breeding ground for champions, pitting competitors against each other in a free-for-all format. Surrounding the ring is an assortment of ladders, which one fortunate Superstar uses to reach the prize that dangles from the rafters: a contract that guarantees its possessor a title opportunity at the time and place of his choosing. To hold the contract, which expires after one year, is to sit in the catbird seat. So far, every Superstar who cashed in his contract has come away from his challenge as a new champion. The match has been a show-stealing event on the grandest stage of them all, vital enough within the championship structure of WWE to warrant its very own pay-perview event seen around the globe with ferocious attention and overwhelming interest. Counting this



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year’s participants, there have been a total of 88 Superstars who have vied for Money in the Bank supremacy, a list that includes two WWE Hall of Famers and a Who’s Who of WWE Champions. With this year’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view right around the corner and right here in our own backyard, take a closer look below at the world class talent set to compete for contract glory.

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Tickets are available at the Box Office, and all Ticket Master Outlets. To charge by phone: 800-745-3000. For more

information, please visit WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a WWE Championship Contract including Superstars John Cena, Big Show, Kane, Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Tyson Kidd, Dolph Ziggler, Damien Sandow, Santino Marella Tensai and Christian. July 12th, 2012 - July 18th, 2012



FILM! Stan Robinson,

Joseph J. Airdo

Reviewers’ Roundtable The following quotes were pulled from AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film columnists’ full reviews in an effort to generate a well-rounded overview of each of this weekend’s new releases.

Randy Montgomery, AZ Weekly Film Critic

Listen to Joseph J. Airdo’s “Movie Maverick” radio segment, every Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. during “The Daily Blender with Jeffry O’Brien” on KBSZ - NBC 1260 AM and 96.1 FM

About the Film Columnists Stan Robinson, 65, is a retired first assistant director with more than 22 years of experience in film and media production. Read his full features and reviews exclusively online at Randy Montgomery, 34, works in media and marketing and holds a master’s degree in counseling and education. Read his full features and reviews exclusively online at Joseph J. Airdo, 28, is a Walter Cronkite School of Journalism graduate with a bachelor’s degree in media analysis and criticism. Read his full features and reviews exclusively online at

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performance by Quvenzhané Wallisas the 6-year-old girl, with awards mentions a certainty,is the catalyst that captures our hearts as her story unfolds.” Grade: B+ Joseph: “Director Behn Zeitlin’s vision in ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ is simply spectacular. His voice, however, is another story. The new drama is great about drawing the viewer into its setting – an extremely eccentric area of New Orleans dubbed the Bathtub. Unfortunately, the accompanying story – based on Zeitlin’s co-writer Lucy Alibar’s stage play ‘Juicy and Delicious’ - is too amorphous, lacking the atmosphere’s distinction. In other words, the movie is all context and not enough content.” Grade: D

Manny (Ray Romano), Diego (Denis Leary) and Sid (John Leguizamo) embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world. (PG – 94 minutes)

‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Faced with her father’s (Dwight Henry) fading health and environmental changes that release an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs, a 6-year-old girl (Quvenzhané Wallis) leaves her Delta-community home in search of her mother. (PG-13 – 91 minutes) Stan: “Visually presenting the differences of the two worlds of living in a ‘water themed’ society known as New Orleans’ area called the Bathtub and ‘land based’ lifestyles surrounding it, director/ co-writerBehn Zeitlin merge’s the elements of his short film and cowriter Lucy Alibar’s stage play ‘Juicy and Delicious’ delivering a poignant view of fatherhood, community, and survival as the ‘metaphoric beastly’ elements threaten to severely alter their very existence. An outstanding

‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’

‘Elena’* Estranged from his own wild-child daughter (Elena Lyadova), a husband (Andrey Smirnov) openly despises his wife’s (Nadezhda Markina) freeloading son (Aleksey Rozin) and family. But when a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten the dutiful housewife’s potential inheritance, she hatches a desperate plan. (NR – 109 minutes) *Not reviewed.

Stan: “Following the traditions of the previous Ice Age movies, this next adventure doesn’t disappoint as the aspects of friendships, parenting, loyalty, and survival are again reinforced while providing those ‘magic moments’ for younger viewers, my two year old guest was literally captivated by the 3D presentation. And yes, for the older viewers, the familiar innuendo and clever dialogue referencing ideologies of our modern time abound with the all-star voice cast. Do stay for the closing credits as the voices behind the characters are presented along side their counterparts while my favorite ‘Scrat’ is up to his usual pursuit of acorns.” Grade: C+

In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author (Morgan Freeman) moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother (Virginia Madsen) and her three kids who help reignite his passion for writing. (PG – 109 minutes)

‘Last Call at the Oasis’* Aiming to shatter the myths behind our most precious resource, this documentary tells us that the global water crisis is the central issue facing our world this century and that we can manage the problem but only if we are willing to act now. (PG-13 – 105 minutes)

Joseph: “Sometimes in trying to be as family-friendly as physically possible, a film also becomes as forgettable as physically possible. Such is the case with ‘The Magic of Belle Isle,’ the latest motion picture from writer/ director Rob Reiner. It is not that the dramedy is bad by any means, but it certainly is somewhat bland. Having said that, the film still features Reiner’s trademark charm so that – in addition to a poignant performance from star Morgan Freeman – makes the movie a worthwhile watch nonetheless.” Grade: C

and their eroticism is heightened by their restraint. (R – 116 minutes) Joseph: “In trying to make ‘Take This Waltz’ a realistic reflection of a love triangle, writer/director Sarah Polley forgets to inject her project with any sense of urgency. As a result, the filmmaker’s new indie romance falls dramatically flat. While we identify with the complex emotions experienced by its characters, their plight never quite piques our interest enough to the point at which we want to follow it along the motion picture’s meandering path. Having said that, the flick features some fine performances, none better than the one delivered by Michelle Williams.” Grade: D

Bet You Didn’t Know! by Stan Robinson

The name ‘Scrat’ from the ‘Ice Age’ movies, is a combination of squirrel and rat with the personality of both, and voiced by director Chris Wedge!

Soundbite Spotlight The following quotes were pulled from interviews conducted by AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film columnists with talent speaking on behalf movies recently released in theaters.

Director Behn Zeitlin (‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’)

*Not reviewed.

By Stan Robinson “The way we got our film made is we had these guys who saw my short and were interested in what we were going to do next. We told them that we have a film in mind but we are not going to be able to explain it to you, you gotta just come down to New Orleans, come hang out with us in a bar and we’ll just talk about the movie all night. There’s no real way to sum it up in like a sentence.

‘Take This Waltz’ A woman (Michelle Williams) is happily married to a cookbook writer (Seth Rogen) yet falls in love with an artist (Luke Kirby) who lives across the street. She and the artist steal moments throughout the summer

We got kind of ‘down and dirty’ with them, explaining and talking about that this is what this film is going to feel like, its this mixture of lifestyles, about all these very human stories, a film that’s hopeful, about all these

things that are huge political and social issues but its not a political or social issue film, its like a folk tale about emotion and these incredibly vibrant characters that are going to defy getting pushed out of their homes, and they are going to do it not by violence but by banding together and refusing to let one another go, transcending race and politics. The title comes from drawing parallels between these giant


‘The Magic of Belle Isle’

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Bet You Didn’t Know! by Stan Robinson

‘Pineapple Express’ (2008) is the first marijuana-themed comedy to gross over $100 million worldwide. ... continued from Page 15.

Our goal was to always act exactly like we would in a serious movie. After all, the reason that people like cult movies so much is that they are trying their best yet they end up being bad.” – Jason Trost “We always wanted this to be a film where the comedy comes from how serious it is played. We wanted the humor to come from how crazy and outlandish the scenarios were and how these people react within their world. They are not necessarily making jokes. The jokes just come from how they live their lives.” – Brandon Trost

Tickets are now on sale for the‘UltraStar Batman Marathon’on Thursday 19 July 2012 with ‘Batman Begins’ at 6:30pm, ‘The Dark Knight’ at 9:00pm, and the new release ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ at 12:01am! Advance tickets are now on sale at the box office of UltraStar Surprise pointe: 13649 N. Litchfield Rd and UltraStar Scottsdale Pavilions: 9090 E. Indian Bend Rd and online at www.UltraStarMovies. com

Movie News!

Special Feature ‘The Truth is Out There’, Part 4’

creatures that are coming to destroy, these untamable, incredibly strong, powerful, creatures that are psychological hurdles that the characters face in the film.” – Behn Zeitlin

By Stan Robinson

Bonus Features The following quotes were pulled from interviews conducted by AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film columnists with talent speaking on behalf movies recently released to Blu-ray and DVD.

‘The FP’ By Joseph J. Airdo In “The FP,” which was written and directed by Brandon and Jason Trost, two rival gangs’ fight for control of Frazier Park – a deadly arena in competitive dance-fight video game “Beat-Beat Revolution.” Jason Trost also stars in the film. “The pitfall of most of these movies that try to be cult hits is that they intentionally make the acting bad.

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in for the Batman ‘ride of your life’ as the story of Bruce Wayne/Batman unfolds from start to finish!

‘UltraStar Batman Marathon’ By Stan Robinson If you’ve missed one of the previous two films or feel the urge to experience them once again on the big screen and be one of the first to see the ‘purported’ final chapter of‘The Dark Knight Rises’, here’s an opportunity that can’t be missed. You can have dinner or a light snack, and not only just ‘movie food’ but also a ‘real meal’ if you choose and settle

Continuing the ‘debunking’ of the article ‘Readers Digest: 13 Things a Movie Theater Employee Won’t Tell You’ by Ilana Strauss, Brian Deveny, theater owner (since 1975) and Chairmen of the Arizona Theater Owners Association; David Ramsey, movie critic (since 1994) and President of the Phoenix Film Critics Society; and myself, a movie reviewer (since 2006) and Film Columnist with AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine, examine the next item on the list of 13… 5. The only foods I trust are the popcorn, drinks, and boxed candy. I wouldn’t eat the pretzels, hot dogs, or nachos. Brian: ‘There are certain parts of that statement I agree with. I hate to say this but when you’re working with teenagers sometimes they don’t always use the gloves for handling the foods. I know Harkins with the pretzels they put on the gloves and they’re doing it in the proper fashion. It’s what you see in the backroom, or

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“I don’t really eat the pretzels but if you have a disgruntled employee or an employee and it’s their last day, or one who doesn’t care, the hot dogs are the ones that get, for lack of a better word, ‘played with’. We have caught employees on camera doing things and that employee is removed. I think they’re being a little bit too harsh with the statement of #5 by including pretzels and nachos. As a personal rule for myself, I won’t eat a hot dog at a movie theater.” David: I really like the pretzels and pizzas at Harkins; they are good and priced appropriately. I have eaten

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There’s Gold In Those… Landfills??? By Justin Patrick

Electronic waste dump deposits are 40 to 50 times richer than mined ore, experts say. Computers, smartphones, cell-phones, tablets and other electronic devices are currently using over 320 tons of Gold and 7,500 tons of Silver per year and that number is going up fast. With that in mind, now consider that well over 70% of our worlds “toxic” waste dumps are made up of old discarded electronics. An estimated 21BN in gold and silver is added to waste dumps around the world every year and only about 15% of this is currently being recovered. That’s more than the entire GDP of many countries around the world. Even more surprising, the precious

Say Goodbye To Your Mouse And Keyboard. By Justin Patrick

Almost immediately as we are all getting used to touch screens being a common feature with electronics, the innovators hand us something new to look forward to. A company called Leap Motion has created a new way to interact with your computer, in 3D. Hand gestures, pencils and “tool” type devices can be used to interact with objects on your display. This technology is as reliable as you keyboard, more sensitive than a touch-screen and more accurate than a mouse. In fact, the Leap device can distinguish your individual fingers and track your movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter. With nothing more than a tiny box that is smaller than a smartphone sitting in front of your monitor the Leap device creates an interaction space around your computer, in 3D. It has

Exactly how much “Urban Ore” are we talking about? Perhaps this will put things into perspective. In 2008 8 million dashboard GPS units were sold, 110 million digital cameras in 2009 and this year alone over 100 million tablet devices, a number that is expected to more than double next year. While currently about 85% of the precious metals contained in the waste is being unclaimed; it is possible with an advanced recycling plant to recover up to 95% of these materials. The amount of precious materials consumed by the electronics industry is rising at a staggering rate, increasing by over 30% per year. That doesn’t sound that amazing until you think about the fact that we are talking about 320 tons of gold and silver. With Gold currently at around $1500 an ounce, that’s an amazing amount of resources tied up in the garbage. Join us again next week as we continue to explore your technical world! the ability to distinguish thumbs from fingers, and even handheld items like pencils. This allows for a more natural feeling of control using our own very familiar hands and common gestures. Usually when word comes of an upcoming technology it is years or even decades before we get to see it as consumers, but not this time. The leap device is expected to be available during the first quarter of next year and some companies are already developing software around the technology. Better yet, the device will be priced at a reasonable $70 and is currently available for preorder at

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Rokerij and The New Richardson’s Located at 16th Street and Maryland, the Rokerij (6335 North 16th Street, Phoenix, 602-287-8900) is a speakeasy style bar where you can go underground and escape from the summer sun. Cocktails are prepared with fresh squeezed citrus and served from behind a long copper bar. A robust New Mexican inspired menu is available from the new Richardson’s upstairs (the original Richardson’s burned down a few years ago). www. Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM4PM Rokerij specialties include a brunch selection that is to.die. for including Dungeness Crab and Tenderloin Benedict, Rellenos and eggs, and Enchiladas. Small plates are available for lunch and include options like cilantro rubbed shrimp, crab tostadas, and spicy chicken lettuce wraps in addition to wood oven pizzas, crave worthy salads, burgers and sandwiches.

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Take a healthy sip of your champagne, or Bud Lite Platinum, in my case. Notice the body, the heaviness of the wine. It rests on your tongue, and then flows down your throat—that’s particle physics at work, my friend! You see, that beverage expresses mass, and it garners that mass by interacting with the Higgs field, which extends through all matter, time, and space. And

that mass interacts with the spacetime continuum, producing a “falling towards,” experienced as heaviness via gravitation. You may want another sip. Check out the bottom of the champagne bottle. Notice how it arches in the middle, falls to the bottom in a disk, and then climbs up the sides.That’s the same shape as the Higgs potential! And what does that mean? I think it means I need to pen another wine pairing segment dealing with food and our favorite beverage! Check back next week! By: Nathan Brugnone

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A few columns back we talked about different grapes and ways to recognize types of wines you like via the grape. Of course grapes don’t turn into fine wine all on their own – although back in my great-grandfather’s days of homemade wine in the basement, he did tend to let nature run its course on concord grapes and no real human intervention. The result was such a coarse wine, he would have to cut it with water! Alas those days are over and today’s winemakers bring a lot of talent, finesse, and science to the wine-making process. That makes it even harder for you to know what style the wine will be. Many times when I’m out with friends, they turn the wine list over to me and say, “You pick---but pick something good!” Thanks, my friends, but can you please tell me the wine style you might enjoy? Often they are hard-pressed to put into words their preferred wine style. I’d like to offer a little primer on wine style to store away in your mental wine computer. Red wines are easily described in four ways: 1) Light and Fruity—these are usually pinot noirs made in an old world style, such as French. 2) Smooth— wines that fit this description are typically medium in structure – you will find some cabernets and some heartier pinots in this group. 3) Earthy/Spicy—my favorite style – these wines are typically Rhones (Grenache), Spanish wines, Zinfandels, and some Tuscan wines too. Finally 4) Big and Bold—this one can you probably guess: lots of California Cabernets, Barossa Valley Australian reds, and even some hearty Italian reds. Wines in this category are concentrated, rich, and usually higher in alcohol. White Wines generally go into three styles: 1) Light and Crisp – these are your Rieslings, Sauvignon Blancs, and many Pinot Grigrios. You will be able to smell the fruit and the color will be pale. 2) Fruity and Smooth – not too different from the first style except more intense fruit – more floral with a longer finish, and 3) Rich and Creamy – think of this as the white wine equivalent of the Big and Bold Red—these are mainly oaked Chardonnays. So the next time you’re out to dinner with me and you ask me to choose the wine, you can say with authority, “Marlene, I would like a nice red – something earthy and spicy – (also because I know that is your favorite style too)!”

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CUTTING THROUGH THE FAT By Josh Moffitt Why does a red wine pair so well with a fatty steak? How does electricity work? I don’t really know either, but I know if I flip the switch the light turns on - works for me. So we also know steak and red wine go well together. But why? Here’s the simplified version. Imagine looking through a microscope at a view of your tongue. Your tongue has ridges and mountains and valleys with taste receptors all over the place. As you eat your steak, the fat starts to fill in the crevices on your tongue, therefore closing off the taste bud receptors in those crevices from being able to

continue to taste the awesome steak you are eating. When you take a sip of your wine, the acid in the wine “cleanses your palate” and washes away the fat filling in the crevices on your tongue. So when you go to take another bite of your steak, you have a fresh tongue with all taste bud receptors ready to taste that bite of steak again. Repeat again and again. So now you know. Will your next steak taste better now?

When it’s hot outside, I crave cool, fresh foods… crisp salads, chilled soups and sushi, lots of sushi. Our favorite sushi place in the valley is Hana Japanese Eatery on 7th Avenue. Family owned and operated, it’s always the best value and the best quality. Try to get there early, they are normally very busy! No white tablecloths and overpriced dishes, instead expect good food, friendly service and great prices. We also love that we can bring our wine to Hana Japanese and there’s no corkage charge. This opens up all kinds of possibilities for summer wine to pair with their yummy sushi and sashimi samplings. Not sure what to bring? Here are a few fun wines to pair with your sushi dinner…

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc – an affordable, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that will pair perfectly with any fatty seafood… especially a nice toro sashimi. Any sparkling wine also would be great to pair… do something unique and try Prosecco from Italy, a nice light sparkling wine. Or try one of my favorite dry rosès, 2011 Chateau d’EsclansWhispering Angel from Cotes de Provence, France. This is an affordable, medium-bodied wine that would be perfect with salmon sashimi or anunishot! Yes, I said ‘uni-shot’… a musthave if visiting Hana Japanese! Hana Japanese 5524 N 7th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85013 (602) 973-1238

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Follow us on and The High-End Beer Division of Crescent Crown” scorned by drinkers and experienced damage to their brand image. A perception of inferior quality and disingenuous marketing remains in the close-knit, and predominantly social, craft beer community.

CONTRACT BREWING Contract Brewing, simply stated, is using a third party brewer to produce beers that you sell under your own name. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s move on to a discussion of contract brewing. It has pros and cons to be sure. Many people have a vision of a massive assembly line, filling beer-flavored water into bottles or cans to be shipped all over the country to unsophisticated drinkers. “Only big brands need to contract brew,” or “contractually brewed beers are INFERIOR to beers brewed inhouse,” are common anecdotes heard throughout the craft community. However, this is simply not the case, at least not always. In certain circles, contractually brewed beers have historically been viewed as substandard to their “hand-crafted” counterparts. Breweries who have undertaken such endeavors have, on occasion, been

As we enter into another year of exceptional growth in the craft beer segment, we have seen massive brew house and capacity expansions by many craft breweries. All over the country, breweries are rapidly expanding their capacity to meet the flood of demand from newly converted macro-drinkers. However, for many breweries, this rapid growth causes its fair share of problems. More and more, breweries are struggling to keep up with demand, causing them to both lose revenue and create product shortages in the marketplace. These scenarios neither benefit the brewery, nor the consumer. In these instances, a brewery has two decisions to make; raise capital or increase debt to finance a capacity expansion, or outsource production to another brewery with excess capacity.

becomes problematic. Breweries also frequently do not have the capital structure to qualify for financing, assuming somebody is lending money. Brewery equipment is incredibly expensive, building out existing buildings is incredibly expensive….do you see a theme here? So brewers have to make a choice. If a brewery cannot afford to expand (space/capital limitations), their only option to meet their demand is to outsource production to another brewery. This is where drinkers start to become uncomfortable. A lot of people choose to drink one brand over another for several reasons. First, people like to support their local brewery. If they find out that their “local” beer isn’t really produced locally, drinkers feel betrayed and lied to by the company. Second, some drinkers like being the “first” ones to

discover the next great microbrew. They love bragging to their friends about this great beer that they “discovered.” When the find that the beer was actually made at some large contract brewer, they feel disappointed and betrayed. Why does contract brewing have this negative perception? First, as mentioned above, there is a certain romance to having a brick and mortar brewery. One where the consumer can go and talk to people who share a passion for great beer, and where the consumer can watch the beer being made. This is preferably a small building with a tasting room, t-shirts and folks that are dedicated to one particular brand. Clearly contract breweries do not provide this. Secondly, it is seen by most people as non-authentic. Paying someone else to brew the recipes you created

No matter which way the brewer goes, there are problems. Raising capital has become increasingly difficult and rarely comes without providing the investor an equity position. Since most brewery owners loathe giving up control, that

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There is also a perception of loss of control. Dovetailing with the two reasons above, this loss of control permeates every aspect of the brewing process. From the ingredients to final quality control, the perception is that the company contracting the brewing process has little or no control over the product. To be fair, that is not entirely accurate. A good marketing brewery (to distinguish from those that brew their own beer) will know and understand the brewing process, they will maintain close contact with the brewer and will pay close attention to changes at the brewery that may

impact their product. These are the ones that are doing it right. There is another concern, especially in this growing craft beer world, which comes into play. Actually, two concerns that sort of go together. Anybody with a recipe and a few bucks can hire a brewery to produce that recipe and then market it. There is no effort put forth in developing the brewery, there is no sacrifice made in building the brewery, there is no building of a loyal fan base who can remember when the brewery first opened and they stopped in to see what incredible new beer they could try. The beer just magically appears. Craft beer is about stories, real stories of people like Larry Bell, who opened a home brew store and turned it into one of the biggest craft breweries in the country. Stories about people like Eric Wallace who, after co-founding Left Hand Brewing, have become a tireless worker in support of craft brewing, both in his home state of Colorado, and across the country. These stories and these people are part of what make the craft beer industry great…not the guys who are purely marketing. The other side

of that coin is the breweries that are making the contract beers. With the incredible growth of the industry, what brewery is unable to sell enough of their own beer so that they have room to contract brew. With few exceptions (breweries with recent expansions, breweries that were able to start up large enough to have room to grow their own business, etc)

these are breweries that specialize in contract production, or have, for some reason, been unable to rise to the current level of the craft beer revolution for whatever reason. This is not to say that every brewery that contracts product is unworthy. Papago Brewing has some pretty good beers, but they maintain close

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just doesn’t seem right. People are looking for a brewer with passion, a brewer with their hands on the proverbial pulse of the brewhouse, a brewer that still puts the boots on every day and slogs spent grain …in short a brewer who is hands on. They don’t get that with contract brewing. Too often the “brewer” is actually a marketing person who becomes the face of the brewery while the person running the actual brewing process is an unknown who may be producing a different brand every day.



control over the recipes and quality. Boston Beer Company has done pretty well with Sam Adams, much of which is still brewed by contract breweries, started out almost exclusively contract brewed. 21stAmendment operates a brewpub in San Francisco, but much of their beer is produced at a different facility. This is the case with many successful contract beers. 21st Amendment perhaps defines what it takes to be successful contracting out your brewing. They have the back story, they have the brew pub, they have a person responsible for the quality of the beer, and who understands the brewing process enough to make sure that their contract beer is produced flawlessly. Most other popular contract brews fit that same pattern. The ones that

don’t make it are the ones that have a recipe and nothing more. They don’t know how to, or don’t choose to, monitor the brewing process. All that said, it doesn’t mean don’t try contract brews. Our belief is to try everything, and figure out what you like. However, when it comes to contract brews, don’t expect much. Many of them are produced as products to be marketed like anything else. For those of us that enjoy craft beer and its culture, we want the authentic, grass roots beers…beers that we have watched develop over the years….beers that we know are made with love and care, the same way we would make them given the opportunity.

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Hello again beer lovers, this week please allow me to regale you with a story of Beer Blending and great teamwork. As many of you know, I host weekly Beer Class at Whole Foods Chandler that reviews all things new and exciting in the craft beer world. This last week was our first collaborative beer class with a local beer bloggers group called The Brew Bros. The evening began with a little pre tasting to make sure every blend was in good working order, then it was off to the races! First was the Drunken Brownie presented by Brew Bro. Bryan (Byron) Myron.What a treat, it tasted exactly as it was named, albeit with a nice amount of alcohol heat, being a blend of Sonoran White Chocolate Ale and Inebriator Imperial Stout. A quick congratulations goes to Bryan as he has recently become a BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Next up was the Dale The Ripper, a mix of Deviant Dales & Inebriator. This of course is a rendition of the often forgotten BREWERS CRACK Blend. From there things got really interesting as each of the Brew Bros. came around with more and more creative mixtures. The Decadent Peach, Chewbacca andThe Crisponator were just a few of the tantalizing combinations put forth for your enjoyment. My pick of the night was the Great Ape, a blend of Old Rasputin Imperial Stout and Wasatch Apricot Hefewiezen. WOW!

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SUPER DUPER BRAVE…. Or Super Duper Dumb? You be the Judge! In the next few issues of RUSH, we’ll take a closer look at ten of the most dangerous stunts ever successfully performed in the history of man-kind by the bravest and most daring of men. Or perhaps, individuals missing a chromosome or two, with too much time on their hands. We’ll leave that up to you. One must ask themselves however, if the tables were turned, would you have the “marbles” to set out to conquer any one of these death-defying, hair-standing, jawdropping feats?

Did you know Ormer Locklear became a famous stuntman by mistake? A trained pilot, in 1918 he started what is now known as Wing Walking, when he walked the wing of his plane (whilst in mid-air) to fix an engine problem! Locklear went on to become a famous Wing Walking stuntman in Hollywood after this, until his death in 1920. While performing his infamous stunt, the plane caught fire and Locklear, along with his aid Milton Elliott, were killed when the plane crashed to the ground. “I don’t do these things because I want to run the risk of being killed. I do it to demonstrate what can be done. Somebody has got to show the way. I want to do things that people feel can’t be done. I don’t believe anything is impossible but perpetual motion. I am convinced that someday we will all be flying and the more things that are attempted and accomplished, the quicker we will get there.” ~ Ormer Locklear, 1919


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People who suffer from “UrbachWiethe” disease are unable to feel fear.

Elephants have been known to continue standing after they die.

July 12th, 2012 - July 18th, 2012



Kim’s Corner

Friday 7/27

FRI 7/13 • 7 pm • 21+

FRI 7/27 • 7 pm • 21+

DAYS OF THE NEW plus Josh Michaels Band, Frequis, 357, Cobalt Fall, Everyone Gets Laid and Defy Tolerance.

AUTHORITY ZERO (full electric show) plus Versus The World, Down By Fire, Inept Hero and Look Out Look.

FRI 7/20 • 7 pm • 21+

FRI 8/17 • 7 pm • 21+

FREEWILL (Rush Tribute) plus Mojo Zoso (Doors & Led Zeppelin), Full Throttle.

Y&T brings their hard rocking show to Club Red. Chemicals of Democracy in direct support.

Days of the New Authority Zero ♦ DUAL STAGE • $15–$20

♦ ALT ROCK • $15–$20



Y&T (Dual Stage) ♦ 80s ROCK • $15–$20 THR 8/23 • 7:30 pm • 16+

Classic Rock • $10–$12 SAT 7/21 • 8 pm • 16+


Ghostface Killah

El Jay Beats & The Baker, G Owens, Bobby BrandNew, A.D.D. and TALIB KWELI.

Ghostface Killah has a strong rap style that is pulling rave reviews. Plus Saigon and Sheek Louch.

Hip-Hop • $22 / $40 VIP THR 8/2 • 8 pm • 16+

Hip-Hop • $25 SUN 9/2 • 7 pm • All Ages


You've heard his mixtapes, now see him live! BIG K.R.I.T plus Casey Veggies and Bizzness

Hip-Hop • $18–$20 THR 7/12 THR 7/12 FRI 7/13 SAT 7/14 FRI 7/20 FRI 7/20 SAT 7/21 SAT 7/21 SAT 7/21 SUN 7/22 FRI 7/27 FRI 7/27 SAT 7/28 THR 8/2

THE FOOT ABC Boyz Event ♦ Days of the New J Hornay / Skywriter FREEWILL (Rush Tribute) Echofuzz / Elephant Gunn TALIB KWELI Purpose Music MegaDon Presents DXC ♦ AUTHORITY ZERO Awal Presents Goriilla FINAL BATTLE BIG K.R.I.T.

FRI 8/3 SAT 8/4 SAT 8/11 SUN 8/12 THR 8/16 FRI 8/17 SAT 8/18 SAT 8/18 THR 8/23 FRI 8/24 SAT 8/25 THR 8/30 FRI 8/31 SAT 9/1

In celebration of Bastille Day, MIM Music Theater hosts French guitarist Stephane Wrembel on Saturday July 14th at 7pm. Wrembel is a French-born musician and composer who has made an impression as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. Among his many accomplishments is the theme from the 2012 Academy Award-winning film, Midnight in Paris, which he was commissioned by director Woody Allen to score. Tickets are $22.50–$27.50. MIM is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Scottsdale. Visit for more information.

Tribal Seeds

TRIBAL SEEDS, Ballyhoo! and Black Bottom Lighters will all bring a great show to Club Red.

Tribal Seeds REGGAE • $13–$15

AFTON Concerts Bob Domestic Desert City Presents Gorilla Band Battle Super Happy Fun Time ♦ Y&T (dual stage) Romantasy Cabaret Yung Wax CD Release Ghostface / Saigon JACKIE CHAIN AFTON Concerts Overdoz CD Release Angerfist On The FLIP SIDE

SUN 9/2 FRI 9/7 FRI 9/14 SAT 9/15 SUN 9/16 SAT 9/22 SAT 9/23 TUE 10/2 THR 10/4 FRI 10/5 FRI 10/12 SUN 10/14 FRI 10/19 SAT 10/20

TRIBAL SEEDS/Ballyhoo Southwest Kingz AZ Summer Monster Jam BROTHER ALI Gorilla Band Battle ♦ AGENT ORANGE Rockie Fresh ♦ My Life with Thrill Kill Kult Gypsyhawk YELAWOLF ♦ Pharoahe Monche J. BOOG Supercharger Heaven Romantasy Cabaret

Earlier this week, Serj Tankian released his new album, Harakiri, which and released “Figure It Out,” the first single. “Figure It Out” is now available digitally at services including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Fans can also check out the lyric video on YouTube. Fans can also pick up a limited edition Harakiri album bundle which includes a 18’’ x 24’’ lithograph poster, download of two bonus tracks (to be delivered on 7/10) and a CD. Both preorders come with an instant download of the new single, “Figure It Out.” $2 from the sale of each pre-order will be donated to a non-profit organization to fight global hunger. Check out www. for details.

Tickets for shows in RED with ♦ can be purchased at Rockzone Records, Naked Dave's Music, Zia's (All Valley Locations) and Stinkweeds. All shows with presales can be purchased at BOOKING: to check on available dates, call 480-258-2733 or email to

480-Club-Red ♦

Second Helping is a ten-member full-costume tribute to the legendary gods of southern rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd. All the music... all the charisma...all the spirit that never died. Hear your favorite tunes recreated to perfection. On Friday, July 13th it will be as if they’re back... Buy one show-only ticket and get one FREE for the Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Show SECOND HELPING on Friday, July 13. Use promo code FREEBIRD online or call the box office and mention promo code FREEBIRD to save $10 per ticket. This offer is valid for show-only tickets and does not include dinner. The regular show-only price is $20 per person. Broadway Palm is located at 5247 E. Brown Rd. in Mesa. Check out www. for tickets and more information.



@YELLOWCABAZ July 12th, 2012 - July 18th, 2012




July 12th, 2012 - July 18th, 2012



Thursday Ahwatukee CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7065564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd.: Halo Machine. Buckeye Waddell’s Longhorn Corral (623)853-0395, 1629 N 195th Ave.: Western Fusion. Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 4889118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Pat James Band. Thunderbird Roadhouse (602) 4396800, 3549 W. Thunderbird Rd.: Hillbilly Barbeque Band. The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave.: FMLY Round Robin!, Vacation Dad, Emily Reo, Little Spoon, Cuddle Formation and Camer. www.thetrunkspace. com Tempe Canteen Tequila Bar (480) 7737135, 640 S. Mill Ave.: Acoustic Music from 5:30 to 7:30pm. www.

Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.: AZ Blues Project.

Tempe Marketplace 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy: Rock Lobster (District Stage). www.tempemarketplace. com

Chandler Jersey D’s Tavern and Grill (480) 705-9700, 5945 W. Ray Rd.: Shawn Johnson.

Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave.,(Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Blunt Club.

Mesa Goat Head Saloon (480)4 64-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr.: Roadhouse Jam w/ Toolshed. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd.: Zona Road. www. Phoenix The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St.: Jamie Waldron Trio. Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101: Gravedad. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 2300205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Lady J. Copper Blues (480) 791-5005, 50 W. Jefferson St.: Dueling Pianos. Hard Rock Café (602) 261-7625, 201 E. Washington St.: Jenny Jarnagin. Hazelwood’s First Place (602) 957-2462, 3626 E. Indian School Rd.: James Parks. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: Brewfish. www.

Friday Ahwatukee CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd.: Chuck E. Baby.

Glendale Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 979-7036, 6676 W. Bell Rd.: The Brown Tones. Mesa Hollywood Alley (480) 820-7117, 2610 W. Baseline Rd.: Beyond the Ash, Archetyped and Abnik. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd.: Phil Hamilton and James Parks. www. Phoenix The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St.: Paradise Drive. www.thebloozebar. com Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101: The Party Crashers. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Soul Power. www. Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N. Tatum Blvd.: Kenny Love & The Rockerfellers (District Stage) and Mark Zubia (AMC Fountain). Hard Rock Café (602) 261-7625, 201 E. Washington St.: The Dark Eyed Juncos. Hazelwood’s First Place (602) 957-2462, 3626 E. Indian School Rd.: Daylon Greer.

Tempe Marketplace 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy: Hello Swindon (District Stage) and M Squared (B&N Fountain). www. Tempe Tavern (602) 625-1336, 1810 E. Apache Blvd.: The Chuck Hall Band. Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave. (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Gentleman Either and The Insects.’

Saturday Ahwatukee CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd.: ‘56. www.ckgrill. com Apache Junction WTH Bar and Grill (480) 380-6000, 10262 E. Apache Trail: Hardride.

Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Mogollon. www.

Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: Autumn’s End CD release w/ Vex, Greenhaven and The Iris. www.

Jersey D’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7059700, 5945 W. Ray Rd.: The Voyeurs.

Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Pat James Band.

Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100: Vertical Mile.

Florence Moonshine Willy’s (480) 570-4711, 20585 E Price (Station) Rd.: Dually Stoned.

Florence Moonshine Willy’s (480) 570-4711, 20585 E Price (Station) Rd.: Dually Stoned. Fountain Hills Jazz in the Hills / The Fire Side Grill/ Holiday Inn (480) 816-8806, 12800 N. Suaguaro Blvd.: Armand Boatman/ Fred Forney Duo. 7:30-9:30pm. www.

Scottsdale The Roxy Lounge (480) 970-1222, 7443 E. 6th Ave.: Howitzer.

Glendale Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 979-7036, 6676 W. Bell Rd.: Dave Anderson and Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers. Mesa Hollywood Alley (480) 820-7117, 2610 W. Baseline Rd.: The Lowclass, Saints and Sinners, Look Out Look, Sons of Providence and Among the Strange.

Tempe Graham Central Station (480) 4960799,7850 S. Priest Dr.: Marble Heart.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd.: James Parks.

Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St.: Jed’s a Millionaire and Trapper Keeper.

Phoenix The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St.: Mr. Brownstone (Guns N Roses tribute) and Astrocreep 2000 (Rob Zombie tribute).



@YELLOWCABAZ July 12th, 2012 - July 18th, 2012

Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E. Thomas Rd.: 3 RAAJ, Storm the Beach and Death Funeral. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: Beach Party w/ The Spirit Level, An Early Fall, We Were Strangers and Tome.

The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave.: JJCnV “Brainiac Handsome” LP release, Rebel Set, Man Hands, Ultramaroon and Liam & the Ladies.

Buckeye Waddell’s Longhorn Corral (623)8530395, 1629 N 195th Ave.: Western Fusion.

The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave.: Jack the Cat, Abraham Drinkin and Genericore.

Hard Rock Café (602) 261-7625, 201 E. Washington St.: Steve Turner, D’Lai and J. Reid.

Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Pat James Band.

Chandler Iguana Mack’s (480) 899-6735, 1371 N. Alma School Rd.: Chocolate. www.

Chandler Jersey D’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7059700, 5945 W. Ray Rd.: B Platinum.

Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N. Tatum Blvd.: Knee Deep Experience (District Stage) and Hans Olson (AMC Fountain).

Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100: Vertical Mile.

Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E. Thomas Rd.: Mill’s End. www.

Thunderbird Roadhouse (602) 4396800, 3549 W. Thunderbird Rd.: Porch Dawgs.

Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: George Bowman and Baddboyz featuring Lucius Parr. www.

Buckeye Waddell’s Longhorn Corral (623)8530395, 1629 N 195th Ave.: Western Fusion.

Apache Junction WTH Bar and Grill (480) 380-6000, 10262 E. Apache Trail: Rock Land.

Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Mogollon. www.

Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101: Dy_Verse. www.



Scottsdale The Roxy Lounge (480) 970-1222, 7443 E. 6th Ave.: Cousins of the Wize 15 Year Anniversary. Tempe Graham Central Station (480) 4960799,7850 S. Priest Dr.: Marble Heart. Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St.: Terraplane Sun and Family Wagon. Tempe Marketplace 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy: Ratio (District Stage) and Michael V. (B&N Fountain). Tempe Tavern (602) 625-1336, 1810 E. Apache Blvd.: Spitball Extravaganza.

Open Mic Events Sundays Tempe Tavern: 8pm (602) 625-1336, 1810 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe. Aunt Chilada’s: 9pm (602) 944-1286, 7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr., Phoenix.

Wednesdays Big Fish Pub (480) 449-3474, 1954 E. University Dr., Tempe. www.

Concert Venues

Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St & Roosevelt: July 12th: DJ Ivo July 13th: Goldenboy and DJentrification July 14th: World Class Thugs July 15th: Roosevelt St. Jazz Band and Saint Maybe July 16th: Jason and the Brownstones July 17th: The Rewind July 18th: Mutant Beetles July 19th: Joe Myers July 20th: Sunorus and Un Dia En Octubre July 21st: Sweetbleeders July 22nd: Cosmos

MUSIC ON TV Wednesday

8 p.m. , America’s Got Talent Four acts move on to the top 24. (N Sameday Tape) (S) (HD)

Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (602) 2547200, 2121 N 83rd Ave., Phoenix: July 17th: Big Time Summer Tour w/ Big Time Rush, Cody Marquee Theatre (480) 829-0607. 730 N. Mill Ave., Simpson and Rachel Crow Tempe: July 13th: Social Cadence, Late, Merieta, Zoom & the Sporty Forties and Forty Seven Fifty One Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (480) 325-6700, July 19th: Pepper, The VeraGroove and Kava Kreation 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa: th July 13 : Second Helping: A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd July 14th: Flipside ’45: Three Decades of Gold Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., July 20th: Buddy & Elvis – A Tribute to Buddy Holly & Scottsdale: Elvis Presley July 12th: Fortunate Youth and Tatanka July 21st: Strait Country July 14th: New Jersey (Bon Jovi tribute) and Rock Lobster July 15th: Metalhead July 20th: Mister Loveless, Black Bottom Lighters, Sono Celebrity Theatre (602) 267-1600, 440 N. 32nd St., Vero and Seconds to Breathe Phoenix: July 21st: In It For Storms and Rock Lobster July 14th: Baby Bash, Too Short and J. Diggs July 22nd: Metalhead st July 21 : El Komander nd July 22 : Willie Nelson & Family Mesa Amphitheatre (480) 644-2560, 263 N. Center St., Mesa: Club Congress (520) 622-8848 or 800-722-8848, 311 August 28th: 311 and Slightly Stoopid E. Congress St., Tucson: July 13th: Bob Schneider July 15th: Stephane Wrembel Mesa Arts Center (480) 644-6500, 1 East Main St., July 19th: Harry and the Potters Mesa: July 20th: Chronicles hosted by Black One August 1st: Earth, Wind & Fire st July 21 : ShowYouSuck w/ Cash Lansky and The nedys MIM Music Theater (480) 476-8000, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix: Club Red/Red Owl (480) 496-4733, 2155 E. University July 14th: Stephane Wrembel Dr., Tempe: July 15th: Michael Kaeshammer July 12th: The Foot July 13th: Days of the New July 14th: Skywriter & Menione, Snakey McVay and Orpheum Theater (Flagstaff) (928) 556-1580, 15 W. Meen Green Aspen St., Flagstaff: st July 21 : Talib Kweli July 13th: 66 Studios w/ special guests July 19th: Goatwhore July 20th: Reverend Horton Heat w/ The Supersuckers & Comerica Theatre (602) 379-2800, 400 W. Washingthe Goddamn Gallows ton St., Phoenix: (Formerly Dodge Theatre) July 12th: Il Divo Plush (520) 798-1298, 340 E. 6th St., Tucson: July 13th: Demi Lovato, Owl City and Hot Chelle Rae July 12th: Wayward Saints July 15th: Yanni July 13th: Music Video, Caught on Film and Logan July 18th: The Jacksons: Unity Tour 2012 Eva 95.5 1st Greene & the Players Birthday Celebration July 15th: Tommy Tucker July 16th: Stefan George July 17th: Billy Sedlmayr nd Crescent Ballroom 308 N. 2 Ave., Phoenix: July 18th: Kyle Bronsdon July 12th: Bob Schneider July 19th: The Dan Dan Noodles th July 13 : Shearwater July 20th: Copper & Congress w/ Ferrodyne (9:45pm) July 14th: The Through & Through, Gospel Review and July 20th: The Tangelos (5:30pm) What Laura Says July 21st: Blind Divine, Stareater and Sleep Trigger July 15th: What Laura Says July 17th: Dearspeak th July 18 : Me Vale Madre Rhythm Room (602) 265-4842, 1019 E. Indian School July 19th: The Henry Clay People Rd., Phoenix: July 20th: Kongos “Lunatic” Album Release July 12th: Sunorus July 21st: Trevor Hall July 13th: George Bowman w/ Lucius Parr and the Badnd July 22 : What Laura Says dboyz Bluez Band July 14th: (Prime Time Show) Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns Fox Theatre (520) 624-1515, 17 W. Congress St., July 14th: (Early Show) Common Ground Blues Tucson: July 15th: Benefit for Tracy Mortimer July 18th: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo July 16th: Celebrity Blues Jam hosted by Bill Tarsha & the Rocket 88’s July 18th: Al Perry, Hans Olson, Kevin Daly and Nina Arena (623) 772-3800, 9400 W. Maryland Curri Ave., Glendale: July 19th: Jay Allan, Kyle Phelan and Lilly McCalmont July 27th: American Idol Live! Tour July 20th: Huney Brown Band featuring Gloria Bailey July 21st: Bill Tarsha & the Rocket 88’s w/ Johnny Rapp, Keith Rogers and Bob Corritore


8 p.m. VH1 Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Stevie tries to make up with Mimi; Joseline accuses Karlie. (S) (HD) 9 p.m. VH1 Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Scrappy confesses he wants to move out of Erica’s house. (S) (HD)


July 22nd: Da-Blonde Tandra, Shattered Kennys, Cody Hunt, Ghostberry, iAmJones, Flight of Ideas, Tower of Hananel, The Tanks and Andrew Duncan Brown Rialto Theatre (520) 740-1000, 318 E. Congress St., Tucson: July 13th: Kid Ink July 18th: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo July 21st: Reverend Horton Heat July 22nd: Scream It Like You Mean It 2012: Day 1 July 23rd: Scream It Like You Mean It 2012: Day 2 The Rock (520) 629-9211, 136 N. Park Ave., Tucson: July 13th: Authority Zero, Three White Lies, Contraband and Orange Kids July 14th: Godhunter, Angelic to Ashes, We Killed the Union, Our Daily Trespasses, Wrathgate, Eight Legged Horse and Shattered Systems July 18th: Millionaires, Guijarro, Nathan Ryan, Broken Arcade and Sneaky Jay July 19th: Attaloss, Blow Up the Sky, Saving Today, Setback and Rusty Green July 21st: American Android, Stands With Fist and Disciples of Prime Rocky Point Cantina (480) 968-7879, 1001 E. 8th St., Tempe: July 14th: Outlaw Nation, Black Bottom Lighters, Rac, Kava Creation The Collected AZ, Pride Through Strife and Kommon Measure


Tuesdays West Side Les’: 9pm-1am (623) 939-8270, 6618 W. Olive Ave., Glendale.

7 p.m. ( The Lawrence Welk Show Songs include “The Bunny Hug,” “The Twist,” “Happy Norwegian Polka” and “Mockingbird Hill.” 10 p.m. VH1 Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Scrappy confesses he wants to move out of Erica’s house. (S) (HD) 11 p.m. ( Austin City Limits Country singer Kenny Chesney performs his greatest hits. (S) (HD) VH1 Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Scrappy gets involved when Stevie disrespects Erica. (S) (HD)


6 p.m. VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the ’00s Songs 40-21. (S) 7 p.m. VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the ’00s Songs 20-1. (S) 8 p.m. , America’s Got Talent Twelve hopefuls perform. (S) (HD)


6 p.m. VH1 Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Scrappy confesses he wants to move out of Erica’s house. (S) (HD) 7 p.m. VH1 Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Scrappy gets involved when Stevie disrespects Erica. (S) (HD) 8 p.m. VH1 Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (N) (S) (HD) 10 p.m. VH1 Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (S) (HD)


6 p.m. VH1 Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (S) (HD) 7 p.m. , America’s Got Talent Twelve of the top 48 acts perform. (N Sameday Tape) (S) (HD)

The Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: July 12th: Black Banner Dovichenko, Horse Head, Chiefs and The Combat Medic July 17th: A Life of Science and The Slants July 19th: Chuck Tenderloin July 20th: Japhys Descent Underground/Nile Theatre (480) 559-5859, 105 W. Main St., Mesa: July 8th: Make It Reign and The Bouncing Souls July 16th: Fit For a King and Everyone Dies in Utah July 17th: Single Mothers July 19th: Cobra Skills July 20th: Placeholder July 21st: Citizen Turnover July 22nd: War of Ages and Bane Terror

Kenny Chesney performs on Austin City Limits. July 12th, 2012 - July 18th, 2012


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WWE Money In The Bank Comes to US Airways Center Sunday, July 15th  

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