• Club Candids: Going Wild at an After-Hours Warehouse Party
    January 21 at 1:08 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    One of the many warehouses in the Valley was alive with activity and pulsating with bass deep into the night on Saturday, January 18, during an under-the-radar dance party. Local DJs like Gypsy X, Fairydust, Fatal Error, and Eyechronic spun house,…

  • Where?House Gallery Brings the Fire and Ice to Phoenix
    January 20 at 8:03 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Music pulsed through the Where?House gallery on Saturday, January 18, as a steady steam of people arrived for an event called Fire & Ice: The Winter Extravaganza. It was presented by Walter Productions, a creative team best-known for giant art cars…

  • Tool Guided Fans on a Prog-Rock Roller Coaster in Glendale
    January 19 at 2:17 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    "Deja fucking- vu," Tool lead singer Maynard James Keenan said after the band finished the title track to their latest record, Fear Inoculum, on Saturday, January 18, at a packed Gila River Arena in Glendale. He was right because the band was just…

  • Club Candids: Full Moon Festival's Wolf Moon Celebration Was An Arty Party
    January 17 at 9 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The Pressroom in downtown Phoenix was alive with music, color, and art during the Full Moon Festival's Wolf Moon celebration on Saturday, January 11. The event, which was held in honor of January's wolf moon, featured a vibrant mix of local DJs,…

  • The No Pants Light Rail Ride Phoenix 2020 Was Pure Pantsless Fun
    January 15 at 8:37 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    No pants? No problem. More than 100 Valley residents undressed to impress aboard public transportation on Sunday, January 12, during the No Pants Light Rail Ride Phoenix 2020. The annual urban prank involves people taking a trip aboard the Valley…

  • The Rock Lottery Showcased Local Musicians at Crescent Ballroom
    January 12 at 4:06 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    The local music scene started the new year out right on January 11 at Crescent Ballroom during the seventh annual Rock Lottery. Early Saturday morning, five bands created from scratch had to write original tunes and learn a cover to perform in…

  • Rex Orange County Enraptured a Sold-Out Crowd at The Van Buren
    January 12 at 4:03 p.m. by Andrew Marshall

    Rex Orange County kicked off The Pony Tour at The Van Buren on January 9 in downtown Phoenix. Was he the real deal or a bad novelty act better left in 2019? Spoiler: It's the former. Take a look at our shots from the concert and read our review here.

  • Visual Aid: All the Best Restaurants in Cave Creek
    January 10 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    There's just something about Cave Creek, a separate culture and pace we Phoenicians are lucky to have access to — and within day-trip distance. The scenery, people, food, it all collects to create the perfect dining destination. Most places promise…

  • The Best Cafe Review Photos of 2019
    January 9 at 10 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    In 2019 we've visited a number of restaurants for Cafe Reviews — everything from pasta at a busy Asian supermarket to the follow-up locations of Little Miss BBQ and Chula Seafood. Plus some showstopping paella at Talavera. In addition to the…

  • Our Favorite Dining Rooms in Greater Phoenix in 2019
    January 9 at 10 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Do you love an elegant dining room? A stunning view? A garden-heavy patio, or just a garden? Maybe a sleek bar with soft lighting? Or a look inside the kitchen? For some of us, the restaurant’s whole vibe is as important as its food and drink. It's…

  • The Best Cosplay We Saw at Taiyou Con 2020
    January 7 at 8 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Cosplayers were everywhere to be seen at Taiyou Con 2020, the annual geek celebration for local fans of Japanese pop culture. The three-day event, which took place from Friday, January 3, to Sunday, January 5, at the Mesa Convention Center,…

  • 10 Best Metro Phoenix Art Exhibits of 2019
    January 6 at 9:49 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    No worries if you didn't get out to see every art show in metro Phoenix during 2019. We made the exhibit rounds, exploring art in galleries, museums, and unconventional spaces. Here's a look back at 10 of our favorites, including several that…

  • Crescent Ballroom's New Year's Eve Block Party Sent 2019 Out In Style
    January 2 at 11:48 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The area surrounding Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix hosted an enormous block party on Tuesday, December 31, that capped off 2019 with multiple stages of DJs and bands, art cars like Kalliope, and a midnight celebration with jets of confetti…

  • Decadence Arizona 2019 Was an EDM-Filled New Year's Eve Rager
    January 2 at 8:51 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Local electronic dance music promoter Relentless Beats capped off a decade of EDM adventures with Decadence Arizona 2019, a two-day festival and New Year’s Eve party on Monday, December 30, and Tuesday, December 31, at Rawhide Event Center in…

  • A Look Inside Snooze: An A.M. Eatery in Downtown Phoenix
    January 2 at 6 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The former home of Circles Records & Tapes in downtown Phoenix has become the latest location for Snooze: An A.M. Eatery, the chain of breakfast and brunch spots. The property, which is situated at Central Avenue and McKinley Street on the ground…

  • Visual Aid: 2019’s Most Notable Restaurant Closings in Greater Phoenix
    January 1 at 8 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    In the past 12 months, we've seen some amazing new restaurants and bars crop up in the Phoenix area. Many of these will stay with the Valley for years to come. However, we also saw some surprising closures, everything from Mill Avenue and…

  • Slideshow: The Best Things We Saw on the Metro Phoenix Arts Scene in 2019
    December 31 at 3:31 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The arts landscape offered some intriguing views in 2019, as visual and performance artists created diverse works that often served as mirrors for the metro Phoenix community. Here are some pictures of the 10 best things we saw in arts and culture…

  • Phoenix's Best Concert Photos of 2019
    December 31 at 8 a.m. by Phoenix New Times

    The year 2019 was a 12 months of big shows in the Valley. There were festivals galore (including M3F, FORM Arcosanti, and Pot of Gold), as well as concerts by such living legends as Paul McCartney, Cher, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Billy…

  • Club Candids: Geeking Out at Level 1 Arcade Bar's Grand Opening
    December 30 at 6:30 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    It was game on inside Level 1 Arcade Bar in Gilbert during its grand opening on Friday, December 27. The new game bar, which is located in Gilbert's Heritage District, was packed with people checking out the place and playing its 30 arcade games…

  • The Best Things We Heard in 2019
    December 27 at 1:37 p.m. by Phoenix New Times Music Writers

    The ears of local music fans were filled with amazing music in 2019, whether it was by catching an appearance of a transcendent indie band, discovering local a musician on the rise, or being enthralled by musical legends playing an intimate show.…


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