DJ Joe DiPadova Holds a Musical Tribute to Michael Jackson Tonight

As the world mourns the loss of Michael Jackson, we're expecting that the members of P-Town's music scene will be putting on any number of tributes dedicated to the late King of Pop in the coming weeks and months.

The cat who gets the honor of being the first is DJ Joe DiPadova. We just got an e-mail from the 30-year-old, who's apparently pretty torn up over Jacko's death and will be transforming his set tonight at CenPho alcohol oasis Hanny's (which starts at 7 p.m.) into a wake of sorts.

Here's a quote from said dispatch, which offers more details:

"[I] honestly don't find myself much in the mood for playing now. So, I'm going to do the only thing I really know how--I'm going to play every single MJ & Jackson 5 song and remix I own tonight. Come mourn with me if you want. Bring a song if you have one that's special to you."

UPDATE: DJ Melo will be spinning up an MJ tribute mix tonight at the Ruby Room (717 North Central Avenue, 602-258-0069) during Djentrification's Sol Party. I've also heard rumblings that the weekly Blunt Club session at Club Red (2155 East University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733) will also feature a tribute of its own.

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