by Zach Lewis Staff Writer What do you get when you cross a bookstore, with a wine bar, an event space, and a restaurant? You get The Newton in downtown Phoenix. Home to Changing Hands Bookstore, First Draft Book Bar, and the Southern Rail Restaurant, The Newton is a multi-useRead More →

by Zach Lewis Staff Writer Valley Bar is one of downtown Phoenix’s most exciting and unique new music venues. Boasting a distinguished underground speakeasy feel, the space can be found in the basement of a historic mid-century building at the corner of Central and Monroe. Demarcated only by a simpleRead More →

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Zach Lewis and I am a lover of culture, living in Phoenix, AZ. I work a full-time job as a researcher for Rio Salado College in Tempe, but I moonlight as a trombone player and freelance photographer here inRead More →

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by Zach Lewis Contributing Writer It’s safe to assume that most people reading this are familiar with The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Originally produced as a theatrical music production and later re-imagined for film, the 1970s musical horror comedy has, over the last 40 years, spawned a cult following unlikeRead More →

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by Zach Lewis Contributing Writer “No one was Safe. No one was Sober.” This quote from Saturday’s main organizer of debauchery, A Claire Slattery, perfectly sums up what was an exciting evening of community support and indulgence. Situated just west of Arizona State’s main Tempe campus, the Maple Ash (Farmer Wilson)Read More →

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By Joe Golfen Contributing Writer Photos by Zach Lewis Contributing Photographer The McDowell Mountain Music Festival once again took over part of Margaret T. Hance Park, filling the normally quiet section of downtown Phoenix with three days of indie-rock, experimental electronica, and jammy funk. The always eclectic lineup seemed especiallyRead More →

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by Zach Lewis Contributing Photographer Early March, heading in to the spring touring season, is a great time of year for live music lovers in Phoenix. Situated neatly in the crossroads of the southwest, the Valley attracts an array of national touring acts traveling down the west coast and throughRead More →

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by Zach Lewis Contributing Photographer The first week of March 2015 has been decidedly a busy one for the arts in Phoenix. One of the week’s major highlights was the 2nd annual Paint Phoenix event that took place in the Roosevelt Row Arts District. The 4-day event featured dozens ofRead More →