Author: Robert Hoekman Jr

Robert Hoekman Jr

Robert Hoekman Jr is the cohost of Spillers, Phoenix's premier short fiction event, and the award-winning Spillers After Show podcast. He is the author of nine books, and his work has been featured by Fast Company, WIRED, Huckberry, Bike Exif, Iron & Air, and many others. Learn more at rhjr.net.


Downtown Diaries #3 | Find Your Spot

March 17, 2017 | By

Downtown Diaries: In which DPJ’s inside man makes the move downtown and documents the details.

Downtown Diaries #2 | Keep On Moving On

March 10, 2017 | By

Downtown Diaries: In which DPJ’s inside man makes the move to downtown Phoenix and documents the details.

Downtown Diaries #1 | Move-In Costs

March 3, 2017 | By

Downtown Diaries: In which DPJ’s inside man makes the move to downtown Phoenix and documents the details.

The Neighborhood Bikini (Part 2): From the Inside Out

May 3, 2016 | By

The story of tiki continues from inside the city’s most iconic and only remaining original tiki joint, a place where cash rules and conversation flows.

The Neighborhood Bikini (Part 1): From the Outside In

April 26, 2016 | By

Bikini Lounge carries the tiki torch for the Polynesian-themed bars, restaurants and hotels that sprung up along Grand Avenue and Van Buren Street post-WWII.

Take a Stroll with The Phoenix Symphony’s Jim Ward

March 29, 2016 | By

Join the Phoenix Symphony at the Downtown Music Stroll this Saturday, April 2, from 2 -5 p.m. Enjoy music, food and city views at this fundraising event.

The Haymarket Squares Light All Kinds of Things Up

February 21, 2016 | By

When punk and bluegrass meet, this band is why. Special thanks to The Clash.

Sofar, So Cool: Live Music At Its Most Exclusive

January 28, 2016 | By

London-based Sofar Sounds brings great live music to intimate spaces around Phoenix.

The House of Wurth, Part 4 of 4: Are You A Wurth, Too?

January 15, 2016 | By

The Wurth family, the Wurth House, a host of expenses, and a piece of history all come together in the conclusion to the series.

Congratulations, It’s A Band! Rock Lottery Returns To Crescent Ballroom

January 13, 2016 | By

“The show is in a week and the music doesn’t exist yet,” says Stephen Chilton. And that fact is way cooler than you think.