• Club Candids: The Rebel Lounge's Grand Opening
    3 days ago by Benjamin Leatherman

    Phoenix's newest music venue and rock bar, The Rebel Lounge, staged its opening night on Wednesday, May 20, and Chicago stoner metal band The Atlas Moth had the honor of breaking the place. Club Candids stopped by to check the place out and grab…

  • Earl Sweatshirt at Club Red 5/18/2015
    5 days ago by Jim Louvau

    Earl Sweatshirt performs at Club Red on Monday, May 18, 2015 in Mesa.  Photos by Jim Louvau

  • Dirty Disco 2015 at Rawhide Western Town
    6 days ago by Benjamin Leatherman

    Dirty Disco certainly lived up to its name. The annual dance music festival and desert party, which took place in the rodeo arena at Rawhide in Chandler on Saturday, May 16, featured thousands of attendees stomping and moving around in the dirt and…


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  • Slide the City in Downtown Phoenix
    6 days ago by Benjamin Leatherman

    Downtown Phoenix's Seventh Street overpass next to Chase Field was transformed into a enormous urban Slip 'n' Slide on Saturday, May 16, during Slide the City Phoenix. Organizers of the event, which visits cities across the country, set up three…

  • ARTELPHX 2015 The Clarendon Hotel
    6 days ago by Melissa Fossum

    The Clarendon Hotel was transformed into an art gallery for the annual ARTEL exhibition, which featured a mixture of performance art, sculpture, painting, and tons of unexpected treats on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

  • REO Speedwagon at Talking Stick Resort 5/17/2015
    6 days ago by Jim Louvau

    If you were under the age of 40 you probably didn't enjoy REO Speedwagon show last night at Talking Stick Resort. With that said if you were over 40 and attened last night's show you had a blast watching Kevin Cronin and company execute a well…

  • Third Friday May 2015
    6 days ago by Melissa Fossum

    The pouring rain didn’t stop dedicated Phoenicians from checking out this month’s Third Friday artwalk. Highlights include “Beat Those Mind Games” at The Hive and “Incognito Witch Project: Celebrating Hidden Magick” at Frontal Lobe Gallery and…

  • Club Candids: The Bevvy in Scottsdale
    11 days ago by Benjamin Leatherman

    If you've never been by The Bevvy the Scottsdale drinkery and nightlife hangout — which opened earlier this year — could best be described as a mix of British style meets Old Town swank. The Club Candids crew witnessed such a milieu when we stopped…

  • New Kids On the Block, TLC and Nelly at Gila River Arena 5/12/15
    11 days ago by Jim Louvau

    New Kids On the Block played with TLC and Nelly at the Gila River Arena on May 12, 2015.

  • Artopia 2015 and Big Brain Awards at Monarch Theatre
    13 days ago

    It was a packed house on Saturday evening as the New Times hosted the 2015 Artopia and Big Brain awards at Monarch Theatre on the evening of Saturday, May 9. The five winners were presented with plaques and each received $500 to further their…

  • Mad Monster Party Phoenix 2015 at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
    13 days ago

    According to our calculations, more than five months remain until Halloween rolls around, which might seem like an absolute eternity to some folks. Then again, if you're the organizers of the the Mad Monster Party Phoenix -- the annual convention…

  • Yucca Prom 2015 at Yucca Tap Room in Tempe
    20 days ago

    Y'all probably remember that adolescent rite of passage known as the high school prom...and probably remember how awkward and lame it was. There are a few ways it could've been improved, however, including adding in copious amounts of booze, better…

  • First Friday in Downtown Phoenix: May 2015
    20 days ago

    This month's First Friday art walk on Friday, May 1, was quite interesting due to an avant-garde exhibition at Grant Street Studios and the closing reception of For the Sin at Palabra. Most of Roosevelt Row was closed to cars, as a small army of…

  • Release Pool Party Kickoff at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale
    20 days ago

    The Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale kicked off the summer season with the launch of its Release Pool Party series on Saturday, May 2, with a fun DJ set by world-renowned producer Chuckie, who spun remixes of Jay-Z, Meghan Trainor, and Nirvana…

  • Club Candids: #GOGODISCO at Rogue Bar
    23 days ago

    Bawdiness and bizarre stunts mixed with bassy beats and bare skin during the #GOGODISCO dance party at The Rogue Bar in Scottsdale. The freakzoids of The Agents of Lust and members of dance troupe the Bedouin Tribe both astounded and entertained…

  • Sleater-Kinney at Marquee Theatre 4/29/15
    24 days ago

    Photos by Melissa Fossum

  • Matt and Kim at Marquee Theatre 4/27/15
    26 days ago

    I had some technical difficulties last night, so let me start with the fact that Matt and Kim, which performed at Marquee Theatre in Tempe last night, are spectacular live. I spent some time listening to the duo's latest album, Lightning, before…

  • Wet Electric 2015 at Big Surf Waterpark
    27 days ago

    When the promoters of the annual Wet Electric at Tempe's Big Surf Waterpark touted the event as the “biggest pool party in North America,” they weren't lying. After all, the two-day electronic dance music festival on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday,…

  • The People of Wet Electric 2015
    27 days ago

    A look at some of the thousands of EDM fans, rave kids, party monsters, and costumed attendees that flocked to Big Surf in Tempe for this year's Wet Electric 2015 on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26.Photos by Benjamin Leatherman

  • ZZ Top at Talking Stick Resort
    27 days ago

    I really wanted to see someone push their friend (or maybe date) into the pool at Talking Stick Resort on Sunday night while ZZ Top was playing and it didn't happen. The other thing that didn't happen was a good concert. At best, the subdued crowd…