Opening/Closing

Scottsdale's Axis-Radius Closing on June 29, Will Become Music Venue and Drinkery

Load up your copy of Avicii's "Last Dance" and steel yourself for some depressing news, EDM fans and nightlife fiends: Axis-Radius, the longest-running dance club in Scottsdale, will close by month's end after 16 years in operation. The Old Town institution -- which has served as the epicenter for DJs, dancing, and nightlife adventures since the late '90s -- will shut down on June 29 after one final blowout, appropriately titled "Last Call."

You'll still be able to spend your evenings and weekends enjoying music and after-dark thrills at either of the clubs comprising the iconic double-sided establishment, but only after each receives a complete reboot and remodel into two different concepts, including a live music venue.

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