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Bob Dylan

Go: Where to Go, What to Do & Why

Thirteen years ago this week, I was writing my debut column for the launch edition of SCOPE magazine, arguably the valley's first alternative newspaper. At the time, local bands (Mark Huff, the Opera Beggars) and the local music scene were strong enough to warrant a band feature every issue. The nightclub scene wasn't, though Ken Jordan and "Scottee X"--their move to L.A. to form the internationally renowned Crystal Method years away--were DJing rave nights at a University District club called Brewsters.

Squeaky clean Green Valley was cultivating a reputation as the valley's cultural heart with art fairs, coffeehouses, bookstores and public art--notable in a city whose first Starbucks, first Borders and First Friday were still years away. Hair salons, locally owned record stores, head shops and vintage clothing boutiques made up the bulk of the (admittedly thin) advertising. Writers were found in record store employees, radio DJs, students--anyone who could string words together in a semi-journalistic, much more colorful manner than that of the staid dailies. The paper was a libertarian/culture dog upstart lashed together by too-few energetic souls, and looked everything like it.

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Event Spotlight

Club Events
• DJ SugarCube, drummer Danny de los Rayos. $20, local women free. 10p.-6a. Thu.-Sun. @ 375 Supper Club Lounge

• Streetlight Manifesto, Voodoo Glow Skulls, MU330, Deadball 38, March 6. @ Jillian's

• 4p. daily. Mud wrestling, Wed. Line dance lessons, 7:30p. Thu. Bikini bull riding, midnight Fri. and Sat. Karaoke, 9p. Sun. No cover. @ Gilley's (In the New Frontier)

Live Music Spotlight

The Joint
• March 13, 8p.: Duran Duran

Aladdin Theatre
• March 19, 8p.: Bob Dylan, $55-$125

MGM Grand Garden
• April 2, 8p.: Rod Stewart, $50-$150

For more event information, see our A/E calendar.


Nightclubs

Baby's
The Beach
Bikini's
Club Rio
Coyote Ugly
Curve
Drai's
Foundation Room
Ghostbar



Gilley's
Gipsy
House of Blues
Ice
Light
OPM
Prana
Ra
Rain



Red Dragon
Risque
Rumjungle
Seven
Studio 54
Venus Lounge
Voodoo Lounge
Whiskey Bar


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