Slideshows

  • Club Candids: Checking Out the Newly Opened Killer Whale Sex Club
    March 11 at 8:47 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The brand new Roosevelt Row bar Killer Whale Sex Club welcomed in the masses on Saturday, March 7, during its first weekend in business. The bizarrely named drinkery, which is located at the corner of Sixth and Roosevelt streets, features a…

     
  • Club Candids: Local DJs Shine at the First Encounters DJ Competition
    March 2 at 11:24 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Burgeoning local DJs took their shot at fame and glory on Saturday, February 29, at Aura Nightclub in Tempe during the First Encounters DJ Competition. Mixmasters and selectors like JUR, Good Time Jimmy, Eyechronic, and Ico Soundz each had a…

     
  • Innings Festival 2020: Dave Matthews Band, Weezer, Death Cab For Cutie, and More
    March 2 at 11:19 a.m. by Kelsee Becker

    Innings Festival returned for its third year at Tempe Beach Park from February 29 to March 1, 2020. The concert event featured a well-rounded, family-friendly lineup, including Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Dr. Dog, Rainbow Kitten Surprise,…

     
  • Club Candids: Destructo Lit Up the Dance Floor at Sunbar
    February 24 at 10:18 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Renowned electro-house DJ/producer Destructo took over the sound system with his beats at Sunbar in Tempe on Saturday, February 22. The 90-minute set featured remixes and original tracks and got bodies moving inside the bar and nightclub’s music…

     
  • Feeling the Love at Crush Arizona 2020 EDM Festival
    February 19 at 10:10 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    A throng of electronic dance music fans filled the Rawhide Event Center in Chandler on Friday, February 14, for Crush Arizona 2020. The Valentine's-themed EDM festival featured sets by Audien, Jauz, Habstrakt, and other well-known DJs, as well as…

     
  • The Most Badass Tattoos We Saw at Body Art Expo 2020
    February 19 at 5 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Plenty of tattoos were made and displayed at the Body Art Expo 2020 from Friday, February 14, to Sunday, February 16, at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. More than 200 professional artists from across the U.S. were slinging ink alongside numerous…

     
  • Club Candids: Rolling Through February's First Friday
    February 17 at 5 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The monthly First Friday art walk in downtown Phoenix was a place to see and be seen on February 7. People flocked to Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue, and elsewhere to check out the art, galleries, vendors, and musicians. There's also plenty of…

     
  • Club Candids: Techno Snobs' Cold Leather Party Was Kinky and Debaucherous Fun
    February 4 at 6:54 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The Techno Snobs took over the upstairs Scarlet Lounge at the Monarch Theatre on Friday, January 31, for an evening of fetish thrills and high-energy dance music. Kink-oriented demonstrations took place while DJs and producers including Sueño,…

     
  • Dierks Bentley Feels the Love at the Coors Light Birds Nest
    February 2 at 12:37 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Dierks Bentley made a triumphant return to his hometown on Friday, January 31, 2020, for the Coors Light Birds Nest at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Country fans enjoyed a sold-out show full of Bentley's biggest hits.

     
  • Club Candids: CUPCAKE! Cirque Berserk Was a Big-Top Bacchanal
    January 29 at 12:38 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Fetish-friendly dance party CUPCAKE! made its long-awaited return on Saturday, January 25, at The Rebel Lounge. Subtitled "Cirque Berserk," the event featured clowns, ringmasters, stilt-walkers, goths, and freaks in attendance. DJs like Betty…

     
  • 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,…

     
  • 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 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.

     
  • 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…

     
  • 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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