Affectionately known as “The Pope of Trash,” John Waters is celebrated for his now-classic cult movies such as Pink Flamingos, Polyester and Hairspray. He is also a photographer and curator whose work has been shown in galleries and museums around the world, and the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Role Models; Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America; and most recently, Make Trouble. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, he returns to Scottsdale for a night of onstage, adults-only commentary, followed by a book signing.
Speaking of “getting it”, how many bands are akin to the Sloppy Seconds, whose book reads exactly like the cover implies? Sweaty, drunk, rude, and surfing out of landlocked Indianapolis, the self-styled Kings of Junk Rock are still managing to offend delicate sensibilities while entertaining the rest of us. Their last album, Endless Bummer, had a delayed release because the pressing plant was offended by the content, even in the late-late year of 2008. Hail Satan! A punk song isn’t worth listening to unless it gets someone into trouble, after all.