Archive for June, 2012

Abe-Z Gallery ~ Central

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Portland & 5th St

Alley Tour ~ Central Phoenix

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Photos by Niba

Soldierleisure ~ Tempe

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Captain Willy’s Short Notice Circus ~ HairPollution, Midtown

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

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Photo by Niba

Hair Pollution Salon held an annual fashion show on June 10th at their Phoenix location, featuring live art, music, food trucks, fire breathers, carnival games & more. Proceeds from the event went to the Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development.

Check out more pics & info at Hair Pollution‘s facebook page.

“Bizarre Tales” from T.W.I.L.I.G.H.T. & Garland Watson

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

T.W.I.L.I.G.H.T. & Garland Watson of Final Fallout Shelter have teamed up and released volume one of their comic series, “Bizarre Tales”. The above song, “The Temple of Dendra”, a single from a coinciding soundtrack with the series by T.W.I.L.I.G.H.T.

To read the first volume of “Bizarre Tales”, visit the Final Fallout Shelter tumblr

Also, check out T.W.I.L.I.G.H.T‘s recently released video for “Ol Spitter off “The Separation Mixtape”, 2012

AztecSmurf ~ WTFunk Fridays, Tempe

Monday, June 18th, 2012

AztecSmurf is premiering new works this Friday at WTFunk Friday‘s showcase of art and music at Stray Cat Bar & Grill (2433 East University Drive)| in Tempe. Get a free print from the artist!

Visit the facebook event page for more info


“Water is Power” Prints Available from Thomas Greyeyes

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Thomas Greyeyes has prints available of his new work, “Water is Power”, inspired by current legislation in Arizona that seeks to rob Navajo and Hopi people of their water rights and make them incapable of farming their own land. Introduced by Senators John McCain and Jon Kyle, SB2109 aims to “persuade Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribal leaders to give up their peoples’ aboriginal and Treaty-guaranteed priority Water Rights by accepting a ‘Settlement Agreement’ written to benefit some of the West’s most powerful mining and energy corporations”.

For more information on prints, email

And visit his blog here

“Finding Home” & “Area Codes No. 1” Release ~ The 1912 Project

Friday, June 15th, 2012

William LeGoullon of The 1912 Project released  “Finding Home”, his tenth limited-edition batch of Arizona-inspired shirts. His 9th release, “Area Codes”, also came out back in March. We’re a little late at spreading the word here on phxtaco, but LeGullon’s eleventh release should premier sometime this month. And since only 25 of the limited-editions shirts are printed, you’ll want to stay up to date on the releases at the website, where you can also view previous editions and read a bio on the author/project.

Also, check out LeGullon’s blog, “Dry Heat” here

Water is Life ~ Jetsonorama, Navajo Nation

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Jetsonorma is gearing up for The Painted Desert Project, an ambitious project that aims to put large scale installations along Highway 89 in Northern Arizona by local and national artists alike.

Read the backstory about this specific piece at Jetsonorama’s blog


Niba ~ The Hive, Midtown

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Phoenix Taco photographer Niba was featured in a show at The Hive back in April and currently has prints available at Por Vida Gallery. You can check out more of his work at at his flickr page.