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  • Crush Arizona Was an EDM Lovefest
    February 19 at 10:30 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The continuous downpour of rain this weekend didn't keep thousands of  of electronic dance music fans from feeling the love at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler on Saturday, February 18, during Crush Arizona 2017. The annual Valentine's-themed EDM…

     
  • AFI Slays at Sold-Out Show
    February 19 at 10:24 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    AFI showed why they are still one of the best live bands on the planet on Friday night, February 17, at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe. Lead singer Davey Havok commanded the sold-out crowd as the band mined much of their back catalog. Photos by Jim…

     
  • Club Candids: Kicking It Old School with DJ Green Lantern at Motown on Mondays Phoenix
    February 17 at 12:31 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    DJ Green Lantern brought his bag of tricks and plenty of old-school tracks to Cobra Arcade Bar on Monday, February 13, for the latest edition of Motown on Mondays Phoenix. The mixtape king and renowned selector spun up myriad R&B, hip-hop, and funk…

     

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  • Club Candids: Going Crazy for Carnage at Maya Day and Nightclub
    February 11 at 6:28 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    High-energy trap and dance music blasted through Maya Day and Nightclub in Scottsdale on Saturday, February 4, courtesy of DJ and producer Carnage. Here's a look at who was there. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman

     
  • Blink-182 and Steve Aoki Know How to Party
    February 5 at 10:20 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Blink-182 and Steve Aoki threw the best party of the week Saturday night at a sold-out Coors Light Birds Nest at the Waste Management Open. Aoki really got things going with his 90-minute DJ set that ended with him throwing cakes at adoring fans…

     
  • Club Candids: Checking Out the New Main Room at C.A.S.A. in Tempe
    February 3 at 12 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Club Candids stopped by the newly opened main room at C.A.S.A. in Tempe and scoped out all the drinking and dancing action that was taking place. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman

     
  • Marshmello Rocks Livewire at Live 101.5's Latest Best Night Ever
    February 1 at 10:10 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Masked dance music superstar Marshmello got people raging inside Livewire in Scottsdale on Sunday, January 29, during Live 101.5's latest Best Night Ever party. Hundreds of EDM and hip-hop fans turned out for the event, which also featured DJ…

     
  • Who's Your Favorite New Band from Rock Lottery?
    January 29 at 10:41 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    For every true local Valley music lover, Rock Lottery is the event of the year. Twenty-five musicians are put in a lottery and randomly chosen to create five new bands. Here's the catch — they have all day to create three songs and to practice a…

     
  • Club Candids: Keeping It Real at the Blunt Club
    January 25 at 12 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The Valley's longest-running hip-hop night, the Blunt Club, is still serving up raps and rhymes, even after all these years. These days, it goes down monthly over at Valley Bar, which is where Club Candids caught its latest edition on Thursday,…

     
  • Club Candids: Getting Down to Richard Vission at Gypsy Bar
    January 19 at 11:28 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Legendary DJ and mixmaster Richard Vission spun up house, techno, and dance favorites during his performance at Gypsy Bar on Friday, January 13. Here's a look at who was there to check out his set. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman

     
  • The All Native American Metal Fest Rocks Yucca Tap Room
    January 16 at 8:16 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Native American metal fans packed the Yucca Tap Room on Sunday, January 15, for the All Native American Metal Fest. The free event was a great way to enjoy the holiday weekend and put your devil horns in the air. Photos by Jim Louvau.

     
  • A Friday the 13th Filled with Art, Fashion, and Music.
    January 15 at 12:12 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    While some waited in line for hours to get a Friday the 13th tattoo, these Phoenicians had a better idea. Those in Mesa experienced the Second Friday Art Walk — an alternative to Phoenix's better-known First Friday. Shops in downtown Mesa stayed…

     
  • Club Candids: Dark Debauchery at Lust - Black From the Grave
    January 12 at 3:30 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Local fetish performance art group the Agents of Lust put on another of its infamous dance parties at the Rogue Bar in Scottsdale on Saturday, January 7. And Club Candids was on hand to witness all of the dark and debaucherous antics, including…

     
  • DJ Roya's Birthday Party Was a Colorful Unicorn Spectacle
    January 8 at 10:37 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    The adult beverages were flowing and there were plenty of fun costumes at DJ Roya's Magical Unicorn & Rainbow Birthday at Linger Longer Lounge on Saturday, January 7. The dance party was in full effect and Tongue Tied was off the hook celebrating a…

     
  • The Beta Machine Made a Rare Phoenix Appearance for Charity
    January 8 at 10:15 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    DK Media hosted its inaugural benefit show for Sophie's Place featuring the Beta Machine and Vinyl Station on Friday night at the Pressroom. Proceeds from the show went toward musical instruments for the Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa.…

     
  • Club Candids: High Scores and Hartbreaks at Cobra Arcade Bar
    January 6 at 10:45 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Stop by Cobra Arcade Bar on any given evening and you’re bound to encounter a colorful crew of locals playing games, pounding drinks, hitting the dance floor, and having fun. Such was the case when Club Candids hit up the game bar recently to check…

     
  • The EDM Action and Festival Fun of Decadence Arizona 2016
    January 6 at 10:45 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Thousands of electronic dance music fans flocked to Rawhide in Chandler on Friday, December 30, and Saturday, December 31, for Decadence Arizona 2016.  Two straight nights of DJs, dancing, and carnival-style thrills took place at the festival,…

     
  • Partying Hard on New Year's Eve 2016 in Scottsdale
    January 3 at 12:27 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The New Year's Eve festivities were quite fierce in Scottsdale's entertainment and nightlife district on Saturday, December 31. Every bar, club, and nightspot had a major rager happening, including such popular spots as El Hefe, Maya Day and…

     
  • Crescent Ballroom Threw One Hell of a Party on New Year's Eve
    January 1 at 6:40 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    The Crescent Ballroom hosted one of the best New Year's Eve parties in the Valley on Saturday night. There was something for everybody at the massive block party that had people dancing, eating, and drinking as they welcomed 2017. Photos by Jim…

     
  • Club Candids: Dressing Up and Getting Down at Yucca Tap Room's Winter Formal
    December 30 at 10:36 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Folks were dressed to the nines at the Yucca Tap Room's Winter Formal on Friday, December 23, sporting sharp looks at they enjoyed live music from local bands like Snakeburner and Slowpoke. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman

     

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