ARIZONA'S ENTERTAINMENT TIP SHEET • March 2011

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The Arts Dept. – Celebrate Scottsdale ArtWalk announced
Rotations – Blaine Long arrives with CD, festival appearance
Musical Notes – Local band shoots to #1 on MTV.com
Street Scene – “Saturday Sounds” music series on Main Street
Short Takes – “Thursday Sounds” on Marshall Way during ArtWalk
Rock Poetry 101 – Great lines from unsung heroes
New Calendar News – Latest, greatest upcoming events


The
ArtsDept.

Celebrate Scottsdale ArtWalk to honor City’s 60 years60th Anniversary

The Scottsdale Gallery Association will hold a special Celebrate Scottsdale ArtWalk as one of that City’s 60th birthday party events. Thursday evening of May 12 has been announced for the occasion, which will feature live music on the streets and gallery spotlights on local artists.

Held every Thursday from 7 to 9 pm, world-famous Scottsdale ArtWalk is in its 36th year as a Scottsdale Signature Event. “America’s Original ArtWalk” is located in the Scottsdale Arts District, which features dozens of fine art galleries just west of Scottsdale Road along Main Street and on
Marshall Way north of Indian School to 5th Ave. There’s lots of free parking and free trolley or carriage rides to all corners of the Arts District. For more information on all the FREE ArtWalk activities, visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com.


Rotations

Blaine Long arrives with CD, festival appearance

Singer-songwriter Blaine Long has been turning heads all over town lately, whether doing solo gigs in downtown Phoenix, playing with his duo at Scottsdale ArtWalk or working with his full band at Fibber Blaine LongMcGee’s in Chandler. If you haven’t heard him yet, it’s like having our own Dave Matthews right here in the Valley, only better. With the release of two new CDs including his latest, Rescue Your Doubt, this unique new artist has most definitely arrived. Long’s music is marked by warm and soulful vocals and a powerful rhythmic acoustic guitar style, and his honest songs are a treat whether he’s playing solo or with his superb, experienced band that often includes Tim Rovnak (Los Guys, Pistoleros) on keyboards and accordion, and other veterans like Marcus Weeden (Dead Hot Workshop) on bass, and/or Dan Tomlinson (Lyle Lovett) on drums. Be sure to catch the Blaine Long Band when they play the Fountain Stage at the Scottsdale Arts Festival on Sunday, March 13 at 10:30 am. – Henschen


MusicalNotes

Local band shoots to #1 on MTV.com

Indie electro-pop act Super Stereo just released their debut album Feb. 1 and the music video for their single, “Life Passed Me By,” has already maintained the #1 position on MTV.com several days in a row. It’s also risen to the #1 highest rated, the #1 most commented and the #2 most shared video!Super Stereo

Ahead of veterans like Pink, Ke$ha, Pitbull and Talib Kweli, scenes of the band playing Brooklyn dive bars and Manhattan rooftops were watched nearly 12,000 times in the first 72 hours after it was posted. It’s clear that Futurepop fiends across the nation can’t get enough.

Up-and-coming actress Daphne Eve Fernberger stars as the romantic interest of this track’s lead singer, aka PM Nightly, dancing in slo-mo as he laments their quantum separation in the song’s astro-physics inspired storyline. Bandmates T and Lo share the lead vocal duties throughout the album This Is Futurepop, which is available on iTunes now.

Super Stereo and labelmate Tarik NuClothes (also climbing the MTV charts) will be performing in a record label showcase in Los Angeles at The Mint on April 12, as well as Phoenix’s legendary Rhythm Room on April 14. If you are in the Valley and would like to catch them sooner, a full list of shows is available on the band's site.

See the hi-def “Red One” shot video, directed by Nick Morrison of Astronaut, directly on MTV.com and visit the band’s highly interactive new website to join SuperU!

MTV VIDEO
http://www.mtv.com/videos/super-stereo/618415/life-passed-me-by.jhtml

SUPER STEREO WEBSITE
www.superstereoband.com

iTUNES ALBUM
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-is-futurepop/id411081411


StreetScene

“Saturday Sounds” serenade the Scottsdale Arts District

Saturdays, 1-3 pm, FREE

Scottsdale ArtWalk at northwest corner of Main Street & Marshall Way

Saturday Sounds performances are presented by the Scottsdale Arts District in conjunction with the Scottsdale Gallery Association and the City of Scottsdale. The music series is free to the public and spotlights some of the Valley’s best pop, rock and jazz musicians at the ArtWalk in downtown Scottsdale’s Arts District. Hear great music and check out dozens of art galleries from 1-3 pm every Saturday thru May. More details at ScottsdaleGalleries.com.

March 2011 Schedule:Sherry Finzer

Saturday, Mar. 5, 1-3 pm
Carrie Caruso – Lead violinist from the groundbreaking Urban Quartet

Saturday, Mar. 12, 1-3 pm
Tera Crisalida – Cool samba jazz in the buoyant Brazilian spirit

Saturday, Mar. 19, 1-3 pm
Sherry Finzer – Eclectic flutist and leader of world music group Radiant Sky

Saturday, Mar. 26, 1-3 pm
Soliloquies – Features songwriter Jeordie, a folk-rockin’ ArtWalk favorite


ShortTakes

“Thursday Sounds” on Marshall Way during ArtWalks


Every Thursday, 6-9pm
Along the Scottsdale ArtWalk route near Calvin-Charles Gallery, 4201 N. Marshall Way

Thursday ArtWalk music events are presented by the Scottsdale Arts District in conjunction with the Scottsdale Gallery Association and the City of Scottsdale, and sponsored in part by Southwest Arts & Music. The series is FREE to the public and spotlights the best of the Valley’s up-and-coming pop, rock and jazz groups near Calvin-Charles Gallery on Marshall Way between Indian School Road and Fifth Avenue in downtown Scottsdale’s Arts District. Hear great music and check out dozens of art galleries along Main Street and Marshall Way from 6 to 9pm every Thursday October thru May. More details at ScottsdaleGalleries.com.

ArtWalkMarch 2011 Schedule:

Thursday, March 3, 6 to 9 pm
John Calvert – Folk, jazz and classical from this superb guitarist
In conjunction with 1st annual Native Arts ArtWalk

Thursday, March 10, 6 to 9 pm
Carrie Caruso – Classically trained violinist from rock band Urban Quartet

Thursday, March 17, 6 to 9 pm
Michael Broyles Duo – Young jazz keyboardist plays contemporary sounds

Thursday, March 24, 6 to 9 pm
Rebecca de la Torre – Jazzy singer-keyboardist leads pop duo with a Latin touch

Thursday, March 31, 6 to 9 pm
Greg Ansel – Singer-guitarist has a huge repertoire of classic rock


RockPoetry101

“Whatever’s written in your heart,
that’s all that matters…
night and day.”
– the late Gerry Rafferty from “Whatever’s Written in Your Heart,” City to City (United Artists)


NewCalendarNews

Media Calendar Editors – Please Include Us!


Thurs., Mar. 3

John Calvert, 6-9pm, FREE                                               
Thursday Sounds on Marshall Way during ArtWalk
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Info: www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Sat., Mar. 5

Carrie Caruso, 1-3pm, FREE
Saturday Sounds on Main Street                                            
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Info: www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Thurs., Mar. 10

Carrie Caruso, 6-9pm, FREE                                               
Thursday Sounds on Marshall Way during ArtWalk
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Info: www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Fri., Mar. 11

Tera Crisalida, 2:30pm                                            
At the Scottsdale Arts Festival
Info: www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/arts_festival

Sat., Mar. 12

Jeordie & The Mixology Project, 4:30pm                                            
At the Scottsdale Arts Festival
Info: www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/arts_festival

Sat., Mar. 12

Tera Crisalida, 1-3pm, FREE
Saturday Sounds on Main Street                                            
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Info: www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Sun., Mar. 13

Blaine Long Band, 10:30am                                            
At the Scottsdale Arts Festival
Info: www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/arts_festival

Thurs., Mar. 17

Michael Broyles Duo, 6-9pm, FREE                                               
Thursday Sounds on Marshall Way during ArtWalk
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Info: www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Sat., Mar. 19

Sherry Finzer, 1-3pm, FREE
Saturday Sounds on Main Street                                            
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Info: www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Thurs., Mar. 24

Rebecca de la Torre, 6-9pm, FREE                                               
Thursday Sounds on Marshall Way during ArtWalk
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Info: www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Sat., Mar. 26

Soliloquies, 1-3pm, FREE
Saturday Sounds on Main Street                                            
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Info: www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Thurs., Mar. 31

Greg Ansel, 6-9pm, FREE                                               
Thursday Sounds on Marshall Way during ArtWalk
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Info: www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Thurs., May 12

Celebrate Scottsdale ArtWalk, 7-9pm, FREE                                               
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Throughout Scottsdale Arts District
Info: www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Every Thursday

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



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