Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Phoenix Taco & NativeThinking Present: House of Wong, Part Two at Long Wong’s, June 29th

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013




Photos by Rachel Smith

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.

More info at the facebook event page


Phoenix Taco & NativeThinking Present: House of Wong at Long Wongs, March 30th

Friday, March 8th, 2013



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.

View more info, including links to artist’ pages, at House of Wong’s Facebook event 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

Mouse Powell’s “Holding Home”, Free Download

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

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.

You can download the single for free and purchase the album here

Legendary BLUNT CLUB Celebrates 10 YR ANNIV. ~ May 17th, 18th

Friday, May 11th, 2012

May 17th 2012 Day 1

@ Yucca Tap Room
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May 18th 2012 Day 2 “Classic Blunt Club”

@ The Hollywood Alley
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Maybe 2012 Will Be Better NYE Party ~ The Compound, Tempe

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

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.

Winter Soulstice 2011 This Saturday, Dec. 17th @ The Nile Theatre, Mesa

Monday, December 12th, 2011

This Saturday, December 27th at The Nile Theatre (105 West Main Street) in Mesa. Fourteen great local bands and live art from Kento, Chester, Steve Cabellero, Jambes B. Hunt & more

Check the facebook event page for more info

TSA Issue #21 & Two Day Release Party

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

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.

Night Light Ft. Midnight Conspiracy ~ Tempe

Friday, April 15th, 2011

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 Issue #19

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

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!