Many a moneymaker got shaken this past weekend, and not just at the various dance clubs dotting the Metro Phoenix night scene. A few off-the-chain and off-the-radar dance parties took place around downtown Phoenix, ranging from the rave-like affair The Underground at The Pressroom to the industrial-strength fun of Fallout.Shelter. Meanwhile, local band The Rebel Set also held a release show for their new disc How to Make A Monster at Rogue Bar in Scottsdale.
Here's a look back at some of the weekend's highlights.
There were a few lessons to be gleaned from The Rebel Set's record release show at the Rogue Bar on Friday night. The sound guy, for example, learned in the middle of the second set, that one might want to turn the vocals up louder than the instruments for the singer to be heard, while I discovered that that Daniel Shircliff (a.k.a. Buford Wigglebottom) of The Freaks of Nature probably should have made my list of the top nine front people
And I think that The Rebel Set learned not to book three bands that might be more interesting than them to open one of their big shows...Read the full review.
There were no shortage of beats and bass on Friday, January 24, at The Pressroom in downtown Phoenix during the frenetic and furious dance party and EDM fest The Underground. DJ Kutski of BBC Radio 1 fame made the hop across the pond to headline the event and drop mass amounts of hardstyle and gabber while a surfeit of locals -- including DJ Sam Groove, Mad_Ladz, DJ XIII, Nuck 'n' Futz, and Body Tricks -- performed on two other stages and kept asses moving and fists pumping in the crowd all evening by dropping everything from happy hardcore, house, electro, and dubstep...See the full slideshow.
Fallout.Shelter at Monarch Theater, 1/25/14
Deep inside the bowels of the Monarch Theatre, some insidious and subterranean nocturnal dance shenanigans were afoot during the latest Fallout.Shelter this past weekend. The freaky and fetishistic industrial dance party took place deep underground on Saturday, January 25, in the basement of the downtown Phoenix venue and feature harsh and dark sounds like aggrotech and EBM being blasted by Self.Destrukt, KILLtheALEX, Mess &*Phetamine, and other creatures of the night...See the full slideshow.
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