Last night the ravishing Marina and the Diamonds kicked off a stacked fall lineup of shows at the freshly renovated Paradise Rock Club. Any traces of dinge have been lifted and in its place, a chic glow that gives off similar vibes to the dearly departed Avalon. It even had a new shoe smell. And Marotta's observations regarding the layout are pretty spot on, with the biggest improvement being the removal of the long hallway entrance.
We stumbled into WFNX honcho MIKE TIERNEY at a couple of shows in Austin, and we must've been pretty shitfaced, because apparently we asked him to write something for the Phoenix this week. Not to worry: the man's got impeccable taste in about-to-become-volcanic alt-radio bangers. You can read his piece in this week's issue or right here online.