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Club Red in Mesa Has Closed – Here’s What We Know

Local music venue Club Red, a prominent part of metro Phoenix’s metal and hip-hop scenes, has closed its doors after more than 15 years in business, according to a longtime employee. Valley metal promoter Kimberly LaRowe of 13th Floor Entertainment, a booker at the venue, posted a message to her Facebook account on Sunday about …

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An attendee of the Phoenix Lights music festival in 2019.

Music News: Phoenix Lights Postponed, Lawrence Zubia Added to Mural, and More

Here’s a rundown of recent news from the metro Phoenix music scene, including details about a popular electronic dance music festival being postponed, a local music legend getting his portrait added to a memorial mural, and recent concert announcements. Phoenix Lights Festival’s 2021 Edition Postponed Looks like locals will have to wait another year to …

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Four Free Outdoor Concerts to Enjoy This Weekend in Phoenix

March is prime outdoor concert season in Phoenix. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, we’ve got four shows for you to check out. Even better: There’s no cost to attend — although if there’s a way to support the musicians at the event (like buying merch or putting some cash in a tip …

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Phoenix Producer Kareem Ali Is Cranking Out Lush Soundscapes at a Ridiculous Pace

Phoenix Producer Kareem Ali Is Cranking Out Lush Soundscapes at a Ridiculous Pace

Thank heavens for Bandcamp. As someone who regularly peruses the popular platform, constantly searching for new and diverse local music, I’ve found it’s always good for a decent song or two. But every once in a while, it yields solid gold. After several consecutive weeks of browsing, one name popped up again and again: Kareem …

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Celebrity Theatre Owner Rich Hazelwood Has Died

Celebrity Theatre Owner Rich Hazelwood Has Died

Rich Hazelwood, the owner of legendary Phoenix concert venue Celebrity Theatre, died on Monday from unspecified causes. He was 74. A statement released by the venue and Hazelwood’s family announcing his death reads: “The Celebrity Theatre family is devastated to share the news that our owner, Rich Hazelwood passed away this morning. Rich Hazelwood cared …

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The Five Best Songs From Phoenix Musicians in February 2021

The Five Best Songs From Phoenix Musicians in February 2021

February is heavily focused on Valentine’s Day (take that, Groundhog Day). And rather fittingly, plenty of local artists celebrated by releasing their own weird and wonderful love songs. Here are our picks for the best songs of the month. Secret Attraction, ‘True Love’ When Phoenix New Times asked Derek Wise (a.k.a. Secret Attraction) about his …

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Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra is part of an outdoor concert series at Herberger Theater Center.

Spring 2021 Outdoor Concerts in Metro Phoenix

Outdoor concerts are returning as the weather warms and audiences continue to seek new ways to experience live music amid the pandemic. Some venues spring concert series have already sold out, so don’t delay if you’re eager to snag tickets to some of these events. Candlelight Open Air Locations vary Fever Phoenix is presenting classical …

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11 Rock Stars Who Allegedly Slept With Underage Girls

11 Rock Stars Who Slept With Underage Girls

Browse through the annals of rock history, and you’ll find, just right of the spotlight, the women with whom the most famous and sexually appealing men of the era chose to spend time. Often, it seems, those women were underage — girls, not women. Pop culture’s fascination with teenagers is nothing new. Chuck Berry released …

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