Party Crasher

Cheap Thrills to Relaunch at New Location in September

The Phoenix Police Department can sometimes be a major buzzkill. Just ask the folks who attended the Cheap Thrills one-off this past weekend.

Around 100 or so were in attendance at the hepcat party on Saturday night, dancing and debauching way past 2 a.m. inside underground CenPho art space The Quincy (the namesake of local photographer Quincy Ross) while DJs Sean Watson and Jared Alan were in control of the mixers.

Then a few of Phoenix's finest came a-knocking and asked that the venue stop a-rocking, the result of a few residents in the adjacent neighborhoods reportedly making the usual noise complaints. Bummer. Alan and his crew proceeded to shut down the music and began expelling partygoers, much to their chagrin.

"This was really good, but it coulda been epic," one disappointed partygoer remarked on his way out the door.

If you missed out on all the cheap, thrilling action, fear not. Alan told me the popular dance party will be landing at a new home somewhere in downtown Phoenix this fall.

While he wouldn't drop dime on the specific location, Alan did tell me it's centrally located, close to the light rail, and won't have any annoying neighbors calling the po-pos.

The pair also might organize another one-off between now and then to help tide their fans over through the long hot summer.

In the meantime, check out what went down before the Boys in Black showed up by perusing some of the photos I grabbed for our slideshow.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.