Back in March, Phoenix Taco teamed up with NativeThinking to put on a unique night of house and electronic-based music at Long Wong’s in Tempe (1639 E. Apache Blvd). Now, House of Wong is back for a second round on June 29th, the last Saturday of the month. We’re excited to once again provide an alternative to the usual acts and showcase the more mellow sounds the night’s DJs have to offer.
On March, 30th, the last Saturday of the month, Phoenix Taco & NativeThinking will be hosting “House of Wong”— a unique night of electronic music by up and coming DJs at Tempe’s Long Wong’s Fire House. Long Wong’s has become recognized as a staple in the Tempe music scene, hosting live acts with no cover nearly every night of the week. However, in the spirit of innovation and the desire to bring you the best that our creative scene has to offer, I’ve teamed up with NativeThinking (Eric Estrada of Walkingstick Presents) to fill a gap, long gone unfulfilled, in Tempe’s nightlife.
We’ve recognized that many people, both artists and audience, have become discouraged by the lack of electronic house acts in Tempe that aren’t suited for the frat-infested crowds of Mill Avenue or Scottsdale’s clubs. So, we’re excited to give the opportunity for people to enjoy the more mellow sounds House of Wong’s DJs have to offer. In addition, we’ve also invited Phoenix-based Sunorus to start the night off with their jazz-infused, Latin-based ensemble, so make sure to show up early to witness the range of acts featured throughout the night, the likes of which are rarely seen in Tempe.
Check the new video from Mouse Powell he released this month for “Holding Home” off his album, Where it’s Cloudy. It’s cool to hear an artist pay tribute to Phoenix, and we couldn’t not give him credit after including all the names and places that truly make the city unique.
Video by Charles Darr
Fast forward to 1:50 to watch the countdown
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Photos from Maybe 2012 Will Be Better, an annual New Years Eve Party put on by Tempe’s own JJ Horner, Colton Brock, and Charles Darr that takes place at The Compound (University & Farmer) in Tempe. The party featured artwork from over 60 Valley artists and live music from North Dakota, Playboy Manbaby, Biologia and The Sugar Thieves.
Tempe Starving Artist is celebrating the release of their 21st (and last) issue for the summer. They are taking off some time until August “to get things a lot more legit”. So come celebrate at The Trunkspace and The Fixx this weekend for two days of music and live art.
Last October, Custom Vibes AZ brought Chicago-based Midnight Conspiracy here for DOPE!, and now they are bringing them back in association with Click-Bang Entertainment and Tempe Starving Artist for another round of Night Light. The line-up includes tons of great local music– At Dawn We Rage, La Sape, Ughog, Marc Elliot and more. Thursday, April 28th at The Clubhouse (1320 E. Broadway).
Tempe Starving Artist‘s 19th issue in color! Featuring some great artwork and an interview with underground hip-hop artist Busdriver, posted for your viewing pleasure. The issue also includes mini-profiles on 17 indie bands playing at SXSW that will be stopping in Arizona en route. Check out the rest of the issue after the jump!