Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
If you've walked by Bar Smith on a recent Wednesday evening and had your eardrums assaulted, its probably Jason Ayers' fault. The bass-loving beat-juggler and his long-running SubConscious night have (literally) been shaking the downstairs walls at the downtown Phoenix club with a storm of subharm ... More >>
If you've happened to listen to last year's AZ Gunslingaz moombahton comp, we probably don't need to tell you about DJ Frank Mendez's mixing skills. "Il Cattivo," his collaboration with local dubstepper Sluggo, is arguably one of the disc's best tracks and fully illustrates his abilities to craft ex ... More >>
New York City has a few moombahton nights spring up across its nightlife landscape in the last year, as has El Lay, London, Miami, and even Dallas. (Hell, the Bay Area has at least four or five separate events devoted to the genre). As for Phoenix? Eh, not so much. Although its been spun in clubs ... More >>
Mark "Ellery" Leech isn't your ordinary DJ. He doesn't have a clever moniker (merely his middle name), doesn't spend hours searching Beatport for bomb-ass tracks, and tends to approach his mixes different than most. While you can find him working at such trendy spots as Bar Smith on Wednesdays ... More >>
I love NPR as much as the next fella (gotta get my Car Talk on), but every now and then their media coverage highlights something truly unique --case in point, last March, Sami Yenigun ran this story about moombahton, a DC-bred brand of dance-music that encompasses elements of electro, Dutch hou ... More >>
DJ Melo behind the decks at Karamba.Numerous local bands and artists are headed to South By Southwest over the next week to represent our fair city, including Random, Kinch, and the boys of Gospel Claws.Turns out you can also add DJ Melo to that esteemed list, as the 36-year-old Karamba resident wil ... More >>