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Press Conference tomorrow! [09 Sep 2009|02:30pm]

Big announcement tomorrow at 1:30 for Counter Culture. Press conference with the Mayor of Tempe and City Council. 6th & Mill. Be there!!!
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New West Valley Meetup [20 Aug 2009|06:18am]


Hi I'm Vicki,
I'm hoping some AZ locals will join the new http://www.meetup.com/Walking-Cycling  MEETUP GROUP I created cause
  1. how fun would it be to make new friends while getting fit?
  2. I want ideas on where to bicycle and walk in Glendale and the West Valley

x-posted everywhere
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Counter Culture on Mill [19 Jul 2009|06:15pm]

There is a very real possibility that Counter Culture will be reopening in the near future. This time on Mill Avenue in a 6100 square feet location with a full kitchen. We will also be a full venue with a real stage and sound system, a bar and a retail location specializing in locally produced art music and fashion. It's time for us freaks to take back Mill! Think positive thoughts, help us generate some buzz and spread the good word!

ps: We have an amazing opportunity here and are currently negotiating free rent for our first year, but we need help: partners, sponsors and investors. Even small amounts of capital will help, and while there is no such thing as a risk-free investment, free rent for a year, complete commercial kitchen, in between a large parking garage and the MADCAP Theaters, at the base of two (currently under construction) condo towers and walking distance from the nation's largest public research university (asu) makes this a no-brainer! please spread the word and contact andres.yuhnke@gmail.com with any interest. thanks!
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Ephemeral Mists "Moon Ritual" [20 Feb 2009|10:52pm]


Ephemeral Mists is a new musical project by composer Brett Branning (also the composer for The synthetic dream foundation & Abandoned Toys). "Moon Ritual" is the debut cd, out now on Mythical records.

The sound of the project is best described as downtempo ambient new age music mixed with ethnic world musics in the vein of "Karma" era Delerium, Amethystium, and Steve Roach. Its really a very intoxicatingly beautiful creation and I sincerely recommend it to anyone into newage music styles. I'm looking forward to further releases by this project.
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Mythical records!! [15 Nov 2008|03:43pm]


Mythical records, is now taking pre-orders for their new compilation "Odyssey of Rapture" vol. 1. The album includes newage and neo-classical compositions by Abandoned Toys, Library Tapes, The synthetic dream foundation, Hannah Fury, Samantha Bouquin, Ephemeral mists, and many more great composers/artists. The official release date is Dec. 10th 2008. The full track list includes:

1. David Reyes "The magic woods"
2. Library Tapes "The rivers turned to cobblestone"
3. Abandoned Toys "An expanding tremble"
4. Ephemeral Mists "A pale slumber"
5. Phanatos "Voyage (quest for the shores of aphrodite)"
6. Aranis "Vala"
7. The new pollutants "Kidnap theme"
8. Hana (Jeff Greinke & Anisa Romero) "Hide"
9. Michel Avannier "La rencontre"
10. The synthetic dream foundation w/ Hannah Fury "Trapeze"
11. MePhI "Crystal night"
12. Aonua "Spirit of the deep"
13. Fiona Joy Hawkins "Contemplating"
14. Samantha Bouquin "Tale for a sunken moon"
15. Scythelence "Transparent eyelids"
16. Enigma de Ultratumba "To my unrest"
17. Samanta Ray & Pete Ardron "Interuterion 3"
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Abandoned Toys!!!!!!!!!! [12 Mar 2008|03:31pm]


Abandoned Toys makes some of the most beautiful new age music that I have come across lately. If you like the genre, you should really look into their album, "The witch's garden".

Abandoned toys
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For Sale: Kitchen Items (Sun City, Arizona) [10 Feb 2008|11:12am]

Kitchen supplies, dishes, etc..I am selling everything I have in storage including (http://picasaweb.google.com/VickiNBoston/ItemsForSale):
  • a toaster ($3) ,
  • a blender ($7),
  • plate set including plates, bowls, cups, ($7)
  • 4 drinking glasses ($1)
  • muffin baking pan ($1)
  • very used small cooking pots <$1)
  • glass casserole baking dish ($2)
  • silverware ($4) ,
  • wooden dishrack ($1)
  • drawer divider for silverware ($1),
  • ice trays ($free with purchase of anything else),
  • wooden napkin holder for table top ($1)
  • wooden countertop knife set ($5)
  • wooden paper towel holder with wooden salt and pepper shakers ($1)
  • 2 place settings, including 2 plates, 2 bowls, 2 cups, 2 napkins and 2 napkin holders , 2 chair cushions, 2 wine glasses and matching flower vase ($7)(SEE PICTURE BELOW)
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    Selling everything I have in storage (AZ) [06 Feb 2008|10:39pm]


    I want to sell everything I have in storage so I can get rid of my storage unit.

    2 months ago I moved from my apartment in with my 81 year old ill grandmother to care for her.
    Her condo is small and there was no room for all of my items so I put them in storage.
    Now I am paying $40 a month for these items to sit in storage and being on a debt reduction plan I'd rather sell EVERYTHING than continue to pay money for them to remain unused, plus I can use the money to pay off debts!.

    I am selling various household items and furniture;

    a toaster ($5) , a blender ($5), a large decorative wood framed artwork ($5), kitchenware ($5),
    bakingware ($5), plateware ($5 take it all), silverware ($5) , wooden dishrack ($5)
    iron ($5)
    various pieces of luggage ($5 per piece, even if it comes as a set)
    blankets ($5), 2 twin size comforter sets ($10 per set), 6-10 pillows (2 for $5),
    Dual Quartz Halogen Tripod construction light ($15)
    small flat workout bench ($5);
    Apex SB661 Deluxe Flat Bench with Dumbbell Rack ($25),
    2 - 10 lb dumbbells ($5),
    2- 2 lb dumbbell ($5),
    2 - 1 lb dumbbell,
    1 body bar ($5), 1 exercise ball ($5), 5 various weight train dvd's ($5), 1 - aerobic step ($16),
    1 - The Firm Sculpting System ($16)
    shower curtains ($5), cleaning products ($5), tall long hanging mirror ($5),
    a kitchen table ($35),
    desk top fan ($5),
    handbags ($5), plus size clothes ($5), plus size lingerie ($5),
    a bag of various hair products ($5), wigs ($5), etc...
    very nice and expensive curtain rods
    gorgeous brown living room curtains ($10)
    white bedroom curtains ($5)

    Proform 750 treadmill I am selling for $750. Rarely used, bought in Ocotber 2007 for over $1000. It's sitting in storage cause it wont fit in my GRANDMA's house. It comes with a treadmill mat and a 3 year extended warranty.
    Product Features
    2.25 CHP Commercial Mach Motor
    20" x 55" Treadmill Belt
    300 lb. User Capacity
    12-Year Motor Warranty
    Space Saver Folding Treadmill
    I am having a STORAGE UNITY CONTENT SALE this Saturday and Sunday from 2pm - 6pm at my storage unit located in Sun City near 99th Avenue and Thunderbird.
    If you are interested email me at vickinboston@gmail.com
    If you want to know if I have a item you are looking for email me and I'll let you know.

    some pictures:
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    Abandoned toys [01 Jul 2007|02:23pm]


    Abandoned Toys has a new beautiful album of new age music that is absolutely gorgeous. You should really consider picking it up, if you like new age music.

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    phoenixrockcity.com needs YOUR posts and flyers! [12 Jun 2007|10:51am]
    PhoenixRockCity.com is fully operational, and people are signing up for accounts!

    But we need more promoters there! Please sign up for your FREE account, and start posting flyers and other promo material for your local events.

    We want shows and concerts, we want film festivals, we want vegan potlucks, we want protest marches, we want raves, we want vaudeville, we want roller derby, we want fetish proms, we want improv classes, we want EVERYTHING!!!

    Please go to PhoenixRockCity.com, sign up for an account, and start posting. This is a non-profit site and it's absolutely FREE advertising for your event!

    Check out PhoenixRockCity.com NOW!

    (x-posted to aesthetic_az, arizona_artists, arizonaindie, arizonameetup, arizonapolitics, az_hxc, az_insomniacs, az_restaurants, azfilm, azgoths, azindustrial, azinfoline, azjournal, azlocalmusic, azpolitics, azrockabilly, azunderground, burlesqueaz, peopleofthesun, phoenix_az, phoenix_life, phoenixrockers, the_phx)
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    Phoenix Rock City [18 May 2007|03:26pm]
    Hi Phoenicians,

    I am posting to invite all promoters and participants of fun events going on in Phoenix and its surrounding areas to come try out a new forum, PhoenixRockCity.com.

    It's free, and all varieties of interests are welcome.

    We're posting here because we have a category for thrift stores, tattoo and piercing shops, fashion shows, etc.

    Whatever you got, we want!

    The "official" launch is Memorial Day weekend, but we're hoping to get the word out now so new visitors already find posts waiting for them.

    It's free, and no one involved in the site is making money off it, it's just a labor of love for those who love Phoenix and its underground/alternative/indie/counterculture scene.

    Thanks for reading (and apologies for whatever crossposting may be getting this message on your friends' page multiple times!)

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    2nite @ThePaperHeart: Feast of Fools Fantasy Masquerade Ball [24 Mar 2007|04:46pm]


    Drawing inspiration from the Celtic Isles with legends of Faerie Folk and Elven kind and otherwordly enchantments that lay poised astride the borders of myth and mortal kin. The Feast of Fools Fantasy Masquerade is a creative adventure that abandons inhibitions and embraces the flights of fancy of poets, musicians and artistic souls that long for expression. Step into the fabled ring and part the veil between the worlds if you dare. Come Gentles and Nobles from far and wide. Cloak yourself in mystery and join us in a magickal night of revelry, music, dance and art.


    Doors open at 8pm

    Tickets: $20 presale / $30 at the Door

    The Paper Heart Arts Venue
    and Counter Culture Cafe
    750 NW Grand Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85007

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    This Week: March 20th-25th @The Paper Heart [20 Mar 2007|11:12pm]


    This Week: March 20th-25th @The Paper HeartCollapse )
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    Phoenix First Fridays and Art Detour [02 Mar 2007|03:35pm]

    Tonight is Phoenix First Friday, and for those of you who aren't already aware it is also the first night of the 19th Annual Art Detour in Downtown Phoenix.

    Come visit us at Counter Culture Cafe in our new location inside of the Paper Heart Arts Venue

    for more comprehensive guides check out the Phoenix New Times and AZcentral/The Arizona Republic. The Phoenix New Times also has a free print version of their Art Detour supplement available most places where New Times is normally distributed.
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    Tonight @ The Paper Heart and Counter Culture Cafe [26 Feb 2007|04:23pm]

    Starting at 8pm
    February 25 thru Monday - February 26 
    We are dedicated to work that addresses where we are geographically and philosophically, and are interested in investigating the places where these intersect on a mutually determined glocal table/playing field. As a collective, we are already born with many tongues, and some of us have two or three, which makes speech difficult but entirely possible. We are developing a style of performance that speaks to bilingual (and multilingual) audiences, utilizing subaltern, alternative modes of presentation, technologically and philosophically reconfiguring the dna of a post-consumer idea of a thought of a notion. We do not dance.

    CENIZAS and DESEO the Paper Heart February 25 & 26th
    CENIZAS, February 25th: multimedia performance en espanol
    DESEO, February 26th: mutlimedia performance en vivo

    We just performed CENIZAS at No Passport (Dreaming the Americas: Diversity and Difference in Performance) at CUNY February 3rd and DESEO at the PVCC X-Fest February 10th, so we're in shape for this...this will be the last chance to see these for awhile, so bring friends and take pictures.

    Also note that my knee is swollen ridiculously, and can be seen totally nude in these shows. Warn the children.

    Another more important note: now that the state language is being changed from Apache to Texan English, we are performing these works in Spanish and a little bit of ingles (pero no como el arbusto presidente, el hombre mas inarticulado en la historia de pseudo-Tejanos). Please tell your friends, and anyone interested in seeing work en espanol here. There are a few groups in the state, Teatro Bravo and Borderlands among others, who do this work, so it's very important to support these efforts with physical presence. I am told that I don't really speak Spanish anyway, so I don't count, pero ni modo, aqui estamos en un momento muy importante en la historia del suroeste, y por eso, vamos a luchar en la manera que sabemos, en performance. Y mas, en el futuro, nos preguntamos si otros lenguas seran ilegal aqui, como Aleman, o Hopi, o Navajo, o Cocopah, y estoy muy confundido por que no tengo antepasados de inglaterra, entonces, por que es necesario para mi a hablar en ingles, y solamente ingles? huyyyyy, que raro, pero ven ven ven por favor, y ver que hay algo pasando aqui en este desierto, ok ok?

    8pm $8.00
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    Tonight at the Paper Heart [02 Feb 2007|01:37pm]

    3rd annual "HEART" exhibit

    The month of February will be our 3 year anniversary here at this location, 750 NW Grand Ave. It will also be the 3rd annual "Heart Show". This exhibit caters to anything that relates to the heart or of the heart.

    featured artists;

    - Victor Alexander
    - Michele Bledsoe
    - Richard Bledsoe
    - Sheila Bocchine
    - Cindy Brower
    - Jeff Falk
    - Spencer Mahaffey
    - Eric Nelson
    - Greg Pentkowski
    - Randy Zucker

    Musical guests starting around 7pm;
    Clayton Chronicles - http://www.theclaytonchronicles.com
    Quarter Inch Crown - http://www.myspace.com/quarterinchcrown

    and special guests
    "Portishead meets Black Sabbath"
    originating from Athens,GA
    JUCIFER - http://www.jucifer.com/

    HOBO CASTER - http://www.myspace.com/brothermud
    Brand spanking new bluegrass with a slant.

    FREE Starts @ 7PM
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    OverMindWorks&CounterCulture: Winter Solstice Party: Sat. Dec 16th [13 Dec 2006|02:17pm]

    this Saturn's Day (dec 16th) the good folks of the OverMindWorks will
    be throwing their annual Winter Solstice house party. this time to be
    held at our home in Tempe. libations will be available in exchange for
    donations, proceeds going to help get Counter Culture back on its

    please send an email to 4ndr3s@gmail.com if you need directions.
    exact times and line-up will be provided in a later email.


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    American Red Cross Fashion Show [05 Dec 2006|10:51am]


    The Red Cross is introducing a new line of t-shirts as a great, alternative way to give back. Stop by the fashion shows at Arizona State University's Tempe campus today to check them out!

    What: Apparel for Life Fashion Show
    Where: ASU Main, North side of the Memorial Union
    When: Tuesday, December 5th @ 12:00 pm and 1:35 pm

    Be there!
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    Turn and Face the Strange -or- The Only Thing Constant [13 Nov 2006|11:22am]

    For those of you who haven't heard the news, CounterCulture Cafe has moved and will be reopening inside of The Paper Heart Gallery.

    Stay attuned for further updates, and be sure to come visit us at the Paper Heart.


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    Just a reminder... [19 Oct 2006|09:00pm]

    Get your punk rock fix TOMORROW when Misfits Records presents Fiend Fest '06 featuring legendary punk outfit the Misfits with a very special guest set by Osaka Popstar and the American Legends of Punk (including MARKY RAMONE on drums and a member of BLACK FLAG) who will close the show. Joining them on the road are The Adicts, UK Subs, Juicehead and Orange. The must-see whirlwind tour hits Scottsdale on October 20th at the Venue of Scottsdale (7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale). Doors will open at 7 PM for this all ages show.

    AZPunk.com is giving away tickets, so head over there and sign up now.

    And The Blaze 1260 AM has tickets to give as well, so head over there to listen and win!

    Out of respect, the flyer is under the cut…Collapse )

    Sorry if you get this multiple times
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