ARIZONA'S ENTERTAINMENT TIP SHEET • August-September 2011 Double Issue


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The Arts Dept. – Say howdy to the Western ArtWalk, Oct. 20
Street Scene – Super Stereo on Kardashians, in Macy’s
Rotations – Valley guitarist’s CD will turn heads nationally
Musical Notes – Jeordie’s new Mixology serves up intoxicating rock
Rock Poetry 101 – Great lines from unsung heroes
New Calendar News – Latest, greatest upcoming events


Say howdy to the Western ArtWalk, Oct. 20

If yer boots were made for walkin’, grab a Stetson and mosey on down. The 22nd annual Western ArtWalk strides back into town on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 7-9pm. Each year, the Scottsdale Arts District recalls its Western roots with a roundup of great cowboy art and sweeping Southwestern landscapes along the ArtWalk route. Spurs will be jangling long past sunset as the New West and the Old West converge.

Sarah Webber - Beyond the BurrosPresented by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in conjunction with Arizona Collector’s Guideand the City of Scottsdale, Western ArtWalk always has a down-home atmosphere. Simultaneously featured this year on Thursday, Friday and Saturday is “Art of the West” Week along Main Street, sponsored in part by Western Art Collector magazine, along with Legacy Gallery’s always-impressive “Western Reflections & Drawing Show” featuring some legendary names in western art.
The music lineup – sponsored in part by True Westmagazine and Café Forte – adds to the evening’s flavor, featuring The Blue Goats, Wildfire, Angela Leavitt and more.  Throughout the evening, there will be an ArtWalk “Taste of Wine” fundraiser to benefit Equine Voices Horse Sanctuary.

Scottsdale ArtWalk can be found just west of Scottsdale Rd. along Main Street to Goldwater and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue. The Western ArtWalk is a free event with plenty of nearby free parking, and easy access to local hotels or famed Scottsdale eateries. Take a free trolley or horse-drawn carriage ride to and from all the art hotspots!

For more details or gallery show schedules, visit

Image: Sarah Webber, "Beyond the Burros," Wilde Meyer Gallery
[High-resolution available upon request]


Super Stereo on Kardashians, In Macy’s Jr.’s Dept.

Valley Dance Music Act Gets More National Exposure on TV and in Stores Across US

Super Stereo, a high-energy electro band who were signed to Phoenix’s Fervor Records last year, are beginning to wrap up a successful summer of shows and network love.  Between their constant live appearances and steady tv/film placements, their catchy pop songs are getting harder and harder to ignore.

With three tracks from their debut record This Is Futurepop being featured on E! Network’s goldmine reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians last week, following a slew of similar successes last month, they are well on their way to being a permanent fixture in the ether of televisionland. 

Super StereoBut have you been to Macy’s lately and shopped in the juniors department?  Chances are you saw Super Stereo’s single “Life Passed Me By” airing on the video monitors while you browsed.  It has been on hourly in the department stores since the back-to-school season kicked off, coast to coast.

And while Super Stereo has just returned from a whirlwind late summer tour of the Southwest, they still have a few festivals to go before returning to the studio.  This weekend, catch them at Sedona Pride (9/17), and again in Phoenix (10/2) for the annual Rainbows Festival.

Check out the official video on and say hi to Lo, PM, T, B3K and Statz on the band’s website where each member has their own color-coded Twitter feed.





Valley guitarist’s CD will turn heads nationallyGrant Ferguson

The Valley’s Grant Ferguson is coming out with a powerful new CD that is certain to turn some heads and gain some fans nationally and internationally. Raised on great rock guitar and influenced by the likes of Jeff Beck and Gary Moore, Ferguson displays his as-yet-undiscovered prowess on Decay & Devotion (Melodik), now available at Stinkweeds, Revolver and online.

Also the co-founder of Rock Boot Camp, fusion-minded Ferguson definitely takes instrumental rock to school on this one. These original tunes cover a range of emotions, from rocking epics like “November” to soaring, get-down shredders like “Euphoric Recall” and moodier pieces like “From the Throne.” There’s more to hear, and see, at, and some special live gigs are in the works. Call Southwest Arts & Music for more info, 480-377-9366. – henschen


Jeordie’s new Mixology serves up intoxicating rock
Jeordie CD Release Party

Arizona knows it’s got at least one unique folk-rocker who’s always brimming with contagious enthusiasm – Jeordie – and now we have physical evidence of where it’s all taking her. With her brand-new CD, Jeordie & The Mixology Project, delivering 11 compelling originals – and one must-have cover written by her famous mom – Jeordie’s setting a course straight for increasing recognition.

For a double shot of Mixology fun, fans can soon hear all of Jeordie’s new tunes live and in person when her official CD release bash cruises into Tempe’s Sail Inn on Saturday, Sept. 17. Visit for more information. It’s a great chance to catch a local favorite whose star is most certainly on the rise…
The album will be available at the show, as well as at record stores locally or online at


“Now when my fight for life on earth is over
and I leave because I can’t stay,
all my love belongs to you hereafter
and we’ll all join hands another day.
Everybody’s got to give a hand.
Everybody’s got to take a hand.
Everybody’s got to fall in love
to make everybody understand…
Everybody’s got to give, take a hand.”
– Barry & Maurice Gibb, “Give a Hand, Take a Hand” recorded by The Bee Gees on Mr. Natural (RSO), one of their most underrated pre-disco albums. In memory of Betty Henschen Presley.


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Western ArtWalk, 7-9pm, FREE
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Throughout Scottsdale Arts District

Every Thursday
Scottsdale ArtWalk is every week, 7-9pm, FREE

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