Fun fact: If a Phoenix New Times Club Candids photographer is caught out in the line of duty--and given the size of the cameras they carry around, this happens a lot--we disavow all knowledge of their activities. So when you see them taking photos in every nook and cranny of the Phoenix nightlife- ... More >>
Multiple big EDM shows and a gig at the Mason Jar(!) await you in today's Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend. That seems like enough for us, but if you're looking for even more options, check out our complete, sortable concert calendar. We won't be offended.
Attention local EDM junkies: If you're planning to roll into tomorrow's Sound Wave Block Party sometime around the late afternoon or the early evening, your asses are gonna miss out on a few cool things. Like, say, the "Bad Bitch Anthems" of she-jay Brazzabelle inside Maya Day and Nightclub, the adr ... More >>
The Berlin-based DJ Thomas Gold will be visiting Maya, one of Scottsdale's newest hosts for EDM artists and events, this Friday. Up on the Sun spoke with Gold about his upbringing in music, how his touring and festival schedules have been going, and what we can possibly expect to see from him at Ma ... More >>
Porter RobinsonMay 5, 2013El Santo Cinco de Mayo is typically spent sipping down some margaritas and throwing back some Corona or Dos Equis, but El Santo added one more treat to the holiday, Porter Robinson. It was my first time ever at El Santo and I must say that I was impressed by the turnout. ... More >>
Polish DJ Tom Swoon will help El Santo in Scottsdale celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, taking to the DJ booth prior to Porter Robinson. From the beginning of his career, only a few years ago, Swoon has emerged rapidly into the EDM scene and is now making himself known throughout North America. We ... More >>
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.
DJ Paul Oakenfold holds the distinction of being one of the first electronic superstars. He's been performing and mixing since 1980, and he's not planning on spending his 33rd year in the business chilling out: In addition to his recent work with Madonna and Bruno Mars, he's scheduled to perform at ... More >>
W&W @ Wild Knight|1/25/13I am not the biggest trance fanatic, but somehow, slowly but surely, its gotten its hooks in me. Applying aural dynamics, 110 to 150 beats per minute are dropped into tempo creates such a magical and melodic sound, and Dutch trance duo W&W proved its mastery of the style las ... More >>
By Andy Hermann As the Hollywood-based casting guru behind Jersey Shore and A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, Doron Ofir knows how the lowbrow culture game is played. But even the man who gave the world Snooki might have been caught off-guard by the outrage over one of his latest projects: a compet ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Tyler Sherman has been privy to more than a few major ragers, despite the embryonic nature of his DJ career. As his alter ego DJ Munition, the ASU student, who's currently pursing a bachelors degree in chemical engineering, has only been in the track-dropping biz for a mere four years, but has reign ... More >>
The last weekend of September is turning into a major logjam of blockbuster concerts, to say the least. Yesterday, we dished all the details about KUPD's two-day hard rock rager Desert Uprising, which kicks off on Friday, September 28, out at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavillion. Over on the oppos ... More >>
It's estimated that around 345,000 EDM fanatics packed the recent Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas a few weekends ago, which was 100,000 more than attended the year prior. It's an impressive figure to be sure, dwarfed only by an even bigger number: The millions of disappointed souls who didn't ... More >>
Face to Face are coming to the Nile Theater this JuneIt's a somewhat solid week for incoming shows. Quantity over quality isn't always preferable, and there are a few pretty quality just announced shows -- Aceyalone, Cool Kids and Torche.However, it's punk quartet Face to Face who have perha ... More >>
Thomy Hoefer (a.k.a. Prince $$)Name: Thomy Hoefer AKA: Prince $$ Current gigs: Right now I do random spots at The Vig, but that's like if someone needs me to fill in. Otherwise, Fridays I do Sticky Fingers with William Fucking Reed and then Cheap Thrills with Jared Alan on Saturdays at Brick. ... More >>