Scenes don't always rise organically within a music community. Sometimes, they are placed there deliberately, started and maintained by organizers who see a void and have the will to make it better. Such is the case with Phoenix's fledgling alt-Latino music scene. Whereas our southern cousin Tucson boasts a handful of modern Latino bands, Phoenix's scene is still in its infancy. And that's where Nicolas Paredes and his collaborators come in. Clandestino is a monthly music night at Crescent Ballroom that Paredes and company started in 2014, and the event brings in bands from all over the country (and Mexico) and pairs them alongside local DJs for chill, fun dance nights featuring tropical bass music. The scene can only grow from here.