• Santarchy 2019 on Roosevelt Row Was Merry and Madcap Fun
    December 15 at 11:38 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The bars of Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix got a visit from Santa Claus and his posse on Saturday, December 14, during Santarchy 2019. The annual bar crawl featured hundreds of participants dressed as Kris Kringle and other characters inspired…

  • Club Candids: Keys N Krates Invade Sunbar in Tempe
    December 15 at 8:46 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Adam Tune and Jr. Flo of electronic dance music act Keys N Krates took over the main room at Sunbar in Tempe on Friday, December 13, filling the place with the sounds of trap, future bass, electro, and other genres. And a packed house of EDM fans…

  • Club Candids: Riot Ten Unleashed a Rager at Aura Nightclub in Tempe
    December 9 at 1:52 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Electronic dance music fans packed Aura Nightclub in Tempe on Saturday, December 7, to rage away during a set by Riot Ten. The superstar DJ/producer obliged them with a heavy-hitting set of dubstep, electro, and hip-hop, which got bodies moving and…

  • Club Candids: DJ Legends and Ravers Unite at Groovetribe Family Reunion
    December 3 at 3:34 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Old-school ravers and legendary local DJs invaded downtown Phoenix from Thursday, November 28, to Sunday, December 1, for the first-ever Groovetribe Family Reunion. The event brought together famed mixmasters like CL McSpadden, Jas, and Simply…

  • Techno Snobs: Obsidian 2019 Was an EDM Adventure
    December 3 at 3:28 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Local electronic dance music collective Techno Snobs took over Lumberjaxes in Tempe on Friday, November 29, for Obsidian 2019, and transformed the place into a darkened den of techno bliss. DJs like Headless Horseman, Assailants, and Dasha Rush…

  • Angel Olsen Brought Haunting Tunes to The Van Buren
    December 3 at 3:25 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Angel Olsen performed moody tunes with plenty of spunk during her performance at The Van Buren on Monday, December 2. The multi-instrumentalist dazzled the crowd with her powerful voice and dark vibes from start to finish. Olsen was joined by six…

  • Here's What Phoenix's Rave Scene Looked Like In The '90s
    November 26 at 11:49 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Phoenix was a haven for raves in the ‘90s. During the heyday of electronic dance music more than 20 years ago, dance parties took place at local warehouses and venues like The Icehouse on the regular, often attracting hundreds of people eager to…

  • Club Candids: Celebrating Shady Park's Four-Year Anniversary
    November 25 at 10:40 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Shady Park in Tempe turned four years old this month. The ramen-and-sushi joint across the street from the Arizona State University campus celebrated the occasion with a few days of festivities, culminating with a performance by jam…

  • Cher Brought a Dance Party to Gila River Arena
    November 24 at 9:31 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    American icon Cher dazzled fans last night at Gila River Arena in Glendale during her Valley stop on her Here We Go Again tour. The 73-year old diva brought the hits, production, and plenty of costume changes during her 15-song career spanning set,…

  • Club Candids: The Arizona Hip Hop Festival 2019 Was Lit
    November 18 at 9:30 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The Pressroom in downtown Phoenix became the focal point of the local hip-hop community on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, during the Arizona Hip Hop Festival 2019. The two-day event featured performances by more than 350 local…

  • The Black Keys Team up With Modest Mouse in Downtown Phoenix
    November 18 at 7 a.m. by Melissa Fossum

    The Black Keys made a triumphant return to downtown Phoenix on Saturday, November 16, 2019, to perform at Talking Stick Resort Arena for the "Let's Rock" tour. They were accompanied by Modest Mouse and Shannon and the Clams. Check out photos from…

  • Sleater-Kinney Return to The Van Buren for The Center Won't Hold Tour
    November 12 at 1:49 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Sleater-Kinney fans loosely packed The Van Buren last night on Monday, November 11, in support of The Center Won't Hold. Founding members Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein (both on vocals and guitar), and their current drummer, Angie Boylan, were…

  • Club Candids: Ocotillo Open Air Festival Was A Blissful EDM Experience
    November 10 at 11:04 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Melodic house beats filled the air at Ocotillo Restaurant & Bar on Sunday, November 10, as Anjunabeats DJs such as Grum, Öona Dahl, David Hohme, and Alex Cruz got bodies moving and spirits soaring. It was all part of the Ocotillo Open Air Festival…

  • Post Malone Certainly Performed at Gila River Arena
    November 9 at 2:30 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Post Malone returned to Phoenix on Friday, November 8, 2019 in support of Hollywood's Bleeding for The Runaway Tour. The sold-out show featured support from Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh. Thousands of fans seemed to have a blast. Read our full review of…

  • Dirtybird Players Brought An Insane EDM Party to The Pressroom
    November 4 at 8:24 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Local fans of popular electronic dance music label Dirtybird Records flocked to The Pressroom in downtown on Saturday, November 2, to party and shake a tailfeather. Dirtybird founder Claude VonStroke headlined the festival-like event, which took…

  • Club Candids: Halloween Night In Downtown Phoenix And Tempe
    November 1 at 11:20 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Costumed revelry was in full effect on Thursday, October 31, at numerous Halloween parties across the Valley. The biggest affairs were happening at Crescent Ballroom, which hosted Sean Watson's annual costume ball, as well as spots like Gracie's…

  • Halloween 2019 in Phoenix: The Hottest Parties And Coolest Costumes
    October 27 at 11:09 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Costumes and characters were in abundance at Halloween parties happening across the Valley on Saturday, October 26. That includes such popular events as the Wicked Ball 2019 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale and the Monster's Block in downtown…

  • Club Candids: Punk Rock Halloween Bash's Costumes and Chaotic Fun
    October 26 at 8:15 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Things got a little wild at Yucca Tap Room in Tempe on Friday, October 25, during the annual Punk Rock Halloween. Local bands like El Googly Diablo and Ham played rowdy sets covering punk legends like Dead Milkmen and The Ramones while costumed…

  • Tool Tore the Roof Off Gila River Arena
    October 24 at 9:58 p.m. by Andrew Marshall

    Wine maker Maynard James Keenan and Tool arrived at Gila River Arena in support of Fear Inoculum, the band's first album in 13 years. Post-punk legends Killing Joke opened the set. Check out our review here.

  • Lizzo Headlines The Van Buren's Fastest Selling Show to Date
    October 24 at 7:24 a.m. by Kelsee Becker

    There's no doubting that Lizzo is the Queen of 2019. She brought her I Love You Too Tour to The Van Buren on Wednesday, October 23. The sold-out concert was filled with die-hard fans (including fans who missed out on her canceled 2017 visit) who…


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