Red White & Blues Sundays

Shhh! Can you keep a secret? Good, because we wanna drop dime on the laidback, under-the-radar-style affairs that are going down at speakeasy-like Merc Bar every Sunday evening. The night is cooler than owning the entire Miles Davis catalog on vinyl, with DJ Joe DiPadova and a wide range of guests (such as Brazilia, who'll drop by on Sunday, June 20) spinning in style at the darkened drink den located at the Esplanade. Every weekend, they'll paint the place with cutting-edge lounge music, occasionally accompanied by instrumentalists like saxophone player Shea Marshall. DiPadova wants to keep things on the down-low (which is why he's not papering the Valley with any slick-ass fliers), so whatever you do, don't tell anybody that the music runs from 7 to 11 p.m. (or even later, if the joint stays jumpin'). And please don't call 602-508-9449 for more info.
Sundays, 2009
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.