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Crush Music Festival 2015: A Field Guide to Saturday's Event at Rawhide in Chandler

We sincerely hope you've got loads of disposable income stocked up, because -- like it or not -- the music festival season is upon us. Over the next three months or so, an exhaustive number of indoor and outdoor mega-concerts and big-ticket music events are scheduled to take place both in and around Arizona, as well as across the southwest, and will bring a slew of high-profile performers into our midst.

And one of the events that will kick off the hullabaloo is this weekend's Crush Music Festival on Saturday out at Rawhide in Chandler. Just like last year's enormous Mad Decent Block Party at the venue, the event will fill the western theme park with the high-energy sounds of electronic dance music and a throng of colorfully dressed rage fiends and dance-happy thrill-seekers.

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