• New Kids on the Block Wowed the Crowd at The Mixtape Tour
    May 23 at 3:58 p.m. by Robbie Flores

    A mostly female crowd of '80s and '90s kids wore side ponytails, band T-shirts, and neon gear to the Phoenix stop of The Mixtape Tour, a bill that includes New Kids on the Block, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Salt-N-Pepa, and Naughty by Nature. The…

  • The Music of FORM Arcosanti 2019
    May 15 at 7 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    FORM Arcosanti is known for well-curated lineups, and 2019 did not disappoint. Split between three stages, artists from all different genres gave powerful performances during the three-day music festival, which ran from May 10 to 12.

  • The People of FORM Arcosanti 2019
    May 14 at 1:20 p.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    FORM Arcosanti is a unique and special music festival that takes place in Arcosanti, Arizona.  It brings together people from all over the country to unify over music and art.


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  • Club Candids: Re:Sound Music's Summer Sessions Pool Party at Hotel Adeline
    May 14 at 9:46 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Cloudy skies couldn't stop the fun of Re:Sound Music's first Summer Sessions pool party of the season at the Hotel Adeline in Scottsdale on Sunday, May 12. DJs like Michael Hooker, Hoodyhoo, and Nikolas dialed up house music of the deep, melodic,…

  • The Bash Festival Brought Punk Rock to Downtown Phoenix
    May 13 at 7:40 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    Punk legends Rancid headlined the first annual Bash Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Suicidal Tendencies also delivered energetic opening sets. The music and craft…

  • Farewell, Rogue Bar: A Look Back at the Famed Scottsdale Rock Joint
    May 9 at 4 p.m. by New Times Staff

    The Rogue Bar, the famed Scottsdale music venue and dive, closed its doors on Wednesday, May 1, after close to two decades in business. Since making its debut in 2001, the place has hosted shows by countless local bands, unique dance parties, and…

  • Club Candids: Talking Stick Resort's Release Pool Party Kickoff Was Wild
    May 6 at 5:53 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    We're waist-deep into pool party season, as evidenced by the hundreds of people who came to Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, for the opening weekend of its Release pool party series. DJ superstars Zedd and…

  • Thrash Legends Slayer Make Final AZ Appearance at Ak-Chin Pavilion
    May 3 at 9 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    Slayer made their final Valley appearance last night at Ak-Chin Pavilion to a packed house full of metalheads and diehards. Few bands have stood the test of time the way that Slayer has for the past 30-plus years. Though they were never…

  • Club Candids: Wet Electric 2019's Biggest Party People
    May 2 at 11:51 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Thousands of electronic dance music fans donned swimwear and invaded Big Surf in Tempe on Saturday, April 27, for a day of wild times, waterslides, and plenty of beats at Wet Electric 2019. The combination EDM festival and pool party featured a…

  • Club Candids: CUPCAKE! The Final Event Was a Freaky Farewell
    April 22 at 2 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    In case you haven't heard, the promoters of  CUPCAKE! are pulling the plug on the long-running monthly dance night after seven years of fetish-friendly partying. The sent the event out in style on Saturday, April 20, during CUPCAKE! The Final Event…

  • Club Candids: Busting a Move at Bubble Bobble 11
    April 15 at 12 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Beats, bass, and bubbles were all in abundance at Club Red in Mesa on Saturday, April 13, during the latest Bubble Bobble foam party. Suds were blasted from an enormous cannon onto a crowd of colorfully dressed electronic dance music fans, ravers,…

  • The Best Photos from Coachella 2019 So Far
    April 14 at 12:44 p.m. by Courtesy of Coachella

    Coachella may be the most hyped music festival in the U.S., but the 2019 version hasn't disappointed. Week 1 ended with a Ariana Grande finale.  What's in store for Week 2. 

  • Phoenix Lights 2019 Was Out of This World EDM Fun
    April 8 at 12:39 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Electronic dance music fans and DJs invaded The Park at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, for this year's Phoenix Lights festival. The two-day, alien-themed event featured thousands of colorfully dressed…

  • Club Candids: Previewing the 2019 Pool Party Season at Maya in Scottsdale
    April 2 at 9:24 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Party monsters clad in bikinis and board shorts hit up Maya Day & Nightclub in Scottsdale on Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31, to check out the soft opening of the spot's dayclub and get a sneak preview of its 2019 pool party…

  • Club Candids: Doing Some Spring Training Day Drinking in Scottsdale
    March 25 at 11:24 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    It's like clockwork. When the San Francisco Giants play at Scottsdale Stadium during spring training, the city’s bar district attracts plenty of baseball fans and party animals before and after games. This was definitely the case on Saturday, March…

  • The Technical EDM Festival Was a House and Techno Haven
    March 24 at 11:27 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The pulsating beats of techno and house music filled the air at Scarizona Scaregrounds in Mesa on Saturday, March 23, during the first-ever Technical music festival. The local Halloween attraction transformed into an outdoor electronic dance music…

  • Club Candids: Here's How Phoenix Partied on St. Patrick's Day 2019
    March 22 at 5:03 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Irish eyes were smiling at bars, pubs, and clubs across the Valley on Sunday, March 17, as folks raised a toast to St. Patrick's Day at such spots as Seamus McCaffrey's in downtown Phoenix, C.A.S.A. Tempe, and Scottsdale’s numerous drinkeries.

  • The Music of Pot of Gold 2019
    March 18 at 8:11 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    After a rough start on Friday the Pot of Gold Music Festival bounced back and provided hip-hop fans a with memorable weekend. The three-day festival, held Friday, March 15, through Sunday, March 17, featured headline performances by Lil Wayne, Ice…

  • The Party People of Pot of Gold 2019
    March 18 at 7:49 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    The Pot of Gold Music Festival brought out a ton of different types of music fans from hard-core hip-hoppers to OG's and plenty of youngsters who were enjoying most of the festival's acts for the first time. While the music was the main focus, the…

  • Club Candids: The First Ocotillo Open Air Party Was Fantastic Fun
    March 15 at 3:44 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The outdoor terrace at Ocotillo Restaurant was alive with revelry and beats on Sunday, March 10, during the first Ocotillo Open Air party. Renowned electronic dance music DJ/producer Jody Wisternoff of Way Out West and Ajunabeats fame headlined the…


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