• Club Candids: Getting Dirty with Dirty South at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale
    July 27 at 9:52 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    European-born DJ/producer Dirty South specializes in house and electro mixes that get bodies moving and parties jumping. Club Candids saw both happening when Dirty South performed during the Release pool party at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale…

  • The Party Begins at the 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos
    July 27 at 6:30 a.m. by Nate 'Igor' Smith

    Juggalos from across the nation have made their pilgrimage to the biggest event on their calendar: The Gathering of the Juggalos. Things are off to a hot start, the Gathering taking place in Oklahoma City this year. Juggalos and Juggalettes are…

  • Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Aren't Waiting on Fleetwood Mac
    July 26 at 7:47 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    What happens when members of your gigantic rock band have no interest in putting out new music? Well if you're Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, you get together, dust off the cobwebs, and go for it. While they chose to go…


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  • Celebrating Nostalgia With TLC and Blackstreet
    July 23 at 10:49 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    The aptly named I Love the '90s Tour brought TLC, Blackstreet, Rob and Base, Biz Markie, All-4-One, and C+C Music Factory to Talking Stick Resort Arena. Grab your flip phone, snap bracelets, and MC Hammer pants, and enjoy this slideshow. Photos by…

  • Fun in the Sun at the Desert Splash Pool Party
    July 22 at 11:12 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Rappers and hip-hop artists like Boss Fetti and Yog Westwood performed during this year's Desert Splash Pool Party on Saturday, July 22, at the Wyndham Garden Phoenix hotel. The Miami-style swim soiree also featured plenty of pool party fun. Photos…

  • Lots of Latina Love for Drag Superstar Valentina
    July 22 at 5:52 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Charlie's was packed to the brim as Valentina, Miss Congeniality from season nine of RuPaul's Drag Race, lip-synced to three Spanish songs to the delight of her fans. Photos by Melissa Fossum.

  • Best Pool Parties of 2017 So Far
    July 20 at 4:45 p.m. by Phoenix New Times

    Well, we're about halfway through the year. And, therefore, about halfway through pool party season. That means it's about time to evaluate where we're at with this thing, a sort of mid-term exam. In our humble professional opinion, you could say…

  • Chester Bennington Remembered
    July 20 at 2:25 p.m. by Tom Carlson

    Hailing from the Valley, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington was no stranger to Arizona stages. In remembrance of Bennington, who was found dead on July 20 of an apparent suicide, here is a selection of photos from the New Times archives.…

  • Hump Day Burlesque at The Lost Leaf Brought the Sexy Fun
    July 20 at 9:19 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    Sometimes getting through the work week is tough. Luckily the burlesque hump day show eases the pain. The ladies brought sexiness, moves, and attitude that made the summer heat bearable at the Lost Leaf. Photos by Jim Louvau.

  • Club Candids: Rowdy Fun at Trapfest Phoenix 2017
    July 20 at 7:49 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Hundreds of electronic dance music fans packed into The Pressroom on Saturday, July 15, for the latest edition of Trapfest Phoenix. As its name suggests, the event featured an abundance of trap music and included sets by such DJs as Snails,…

  • Angels and Demons Came Out to Play at Charlie's Phoenix
    July 17 at 1:12 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Feeling naughty? The Hell Freezes Over party on Saturday, July 15, was the perfect place for sinners to come out and play, as Charlie's Phoenix featured a massive ice slide and sexy staff dressed as angels and demons. Photos by Melissa Fossum.

  • Hip-Hop Fans Dance the Night Away at Crescent Ballroom
    July 17 at 12:25 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Old school hip-hop fans enjoyed good jams, dance moves, and style at the Crescent Ballroom Friday night. DJs treated the crowd to a night of nostalgia that took them back to the genre's glory days. We captured some of the fun and the good vibes.…

  • The Interesting People of SINister Fetish Show at Joe's Grotto
    July 17 at 10:23 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    The industrial/fetish community showed up in full force for SINister at Joe's Grotto on Saturday. We saw some great outfits and a number of people who step outside the norm. Photos by Jim Louvau.

  • Pantsless Partying at the Latest Cupcake! Dance Night in Scottsdale
    July 16 at 12:09 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    You didn't have to wear any pants to join in the fun at this month's Cupcake! at the Rogue Bar in Scottsdale. That's because the latest edition of the monthly dance party — which took place on Friday, July 14 — featured the theme "Fuck Pants!" and,…

  • Club Candids: After-Dark Pool Party Fun at Maya's Night Swim
    July 14 at 4:22 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The Night Swim pool party series made its return to Maya Day & Nightclub on Monday, July 10. Here's a look at who was in attendance, courtesy of Club Candids. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman

  • Deftones and Rise Against End 2017 Tour With a Bang
    July 10 at 2:18 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    The Deftones and Rise Against brought a great night of alt-rock jams to Ak-Chin Pavilion last night as they ended their co-headlining tour in the Valley. The Deftones — the only band to successfully shed the nu-metal tag — blasted through a career…

  • Bar Hopping in Central Phoenix Provides Many Options
    July 10 at 12 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    It seems like there's always new bars and clubs popping. While we all enjoy something shiny and new, occasionally it's good to hit up some of the old favorites. With this in mind, we paid visits to the Rebel Lounge, Chopper John's, and Rips over…

  • Club Candids: The Biggest Fourth of July 2017 Parties in Phoenix
    July 8 at 10:46 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Parties and celebrations took place at bars and clubs throughout the Valley during the Fourth of July weekend. Club Candids checked out some of the biggest affairs, including BroLoaf's Annual Patriotic Meltdown at Yucca Tap Room and club nights in…

  • Ty Dolla $ign & Co Made Waves at the 2017 Sound Splash
    July 3 at 12:24 a.m. by Melissa Fossum

    It's a bummer that Sound Splash was moved from Big Surf to The Pressroom, but that didn't stop Ty Dolla $ign, MadeInTyo, Chanel West Coast, and Raven Felix from putting on a great show. Photos by Melissa Fossum.

  • Club Candids: Stomping Around at Nocturne: Underworld and Fallout Shelter Industrial Dance Parties
    June 29 at 7:13 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Fans of goth-industrial music spent Saturday, June 24, stomping around two different dance parties happening on either side of the Valley, each with their own vibe. To wit: Nocturne: Underworld took place at Pub Rock in Scottsdale and featured the…



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