Best of Phoenix 2013: Music

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Abraham Karam

Best Venue for National Acts: Crescent Ballroom

Whichever way your tastes run -- local or national, indie or iconic, hardcore or hip-hop -- it's ultimately impossible to avoid Crescent Ballroom, which means it's a good thing there's no reason to avoid it. By day, it's a bar and lounge, soundtracked by free music and unsolicited burrito recommendations from your friends and acquaintances. At night, it's a remarkably versatile venue, hosting year-old Phoenix outfits and vets like Built to Spill with equal alacrity.

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Inside the Nightlife section of this year’s Best of Phoenix edition, we put together a list of tastemaking musicians, talented DJs, and many of the places you can see them perform. Here's a sampling of the 2013 Best of Phoenix winners in the Nightlife category from the local music scene. Now make your list of places to visit and start exploring the best of what Phoenix has to offer. Here's a big congratulation to all of this year's winners!

Published on October 1, 2013

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