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

Heartless Bastards: The Road to Phoenix

October 13, 2015 | By

The country-tinged rock & roll band plays Crescent Ballroom this Sunday. Lead singer Erika Wennerstrom talks to us about songwriting and their new album.

“Los Dias de la Crescent” Brings Out the Best of Phoenix Music

September 28, 2015 | By

The 4th annual Los Dias de la Crescent kept music fans on their feet with a genre-spanning line up of local talent.

Wovenhand: The Gothic Stranger, Live at Valley Bar

September 25, 2015 | By

David Eugene Edwards channels the gods through his distinct brand of gothic Americana at downtown’s own Valley Bar.

Los Dias de la Awesome: Crescent Ballroom Brings the Fun

September 22, 2015 | By

Celebrate Arizona music with ten local bands on two stages at the 4th annual Los Dias de la Crescent this Saturday, September 26th, at Crescent Ballroom.

Live at the Orpheum: Former Atty General’s Ad Hoc Band of Local Favorites

September 17, 2015 | By

Grant Woods’ “The Project” brings together some of Arizona’s best musicians for an album and concert this Friday to benefit Arizona School for the Arts.

Porter Barn Wood: It Comes With A Story

September 15, 2015 | By

From their downtown Phoenix studio and lumberyard, Porter Barn Wood combines artistry and history to create unique reclaimed wood furniture pieces.

Writers in the Company of Writers

September 8, 2015 | By

In the coffee houses and restaurants of downtown, The Central Phoenix Writers Workshop provides a place for aspiring writers to hone their craft.

Valley Bar: There’s Life Underground

August 27, 2015 | By

Just three months into Valley Bar’s existence, the distinctly Phoenician basement bar has solidified itself as one of downtown’s favorite third places.