Mad Decent Block Party 2014: A Field Guide to Friday's Event

Your dance music pals are most definitely going. Ditto for some of the hip-hop heads you see hanging out at an average Blunt Club, those indie kids who are always gushing over STRFKR or Phantogram outside of Jobot, and probably a good portion of Scottsdale's club crowd, all of whom will be bound for Rawhide Western Town this weekend to check out the Mad Decent Block Party's inaugural visit to Metro Phoenix.

Members of the local rave scene, however, may or may not be there.

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