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Melissa McCann

Decadence AZ is the New Year’s Eve Celebration You Won’t Want To Miss

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2015 was a pretty eventful year for me. I dealt with that somewhat awkward college-to-post-grad transition, started my first full time job, old friends were lost, new friends were made, I survived my first festival (#ForestFam?)… It was a lot. But I ended 2015 in a giant warehouse out in Chandler, best friend and festival squad by my side, with Adventure Club…

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Phoenix Event Reviews: Aeroplane Keeps It Cool at Shady Park in Tempe

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That Arizona heat and monsoon humidity didn’t stop house music fans from dancing under the stars last Friday night at Shady Park. Metroplane – the collaborative effort between Alex Metric and Aeroplane – was set to perform at the Tempe venue for another great RBDeep set, courtesy of Relentless Beats. Unfortunately Alex Metric stumbled upon some Visa issues, so Aeroplane…

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Phoenix Event Reviews: Alex Metric + Aeroplane Will Be Flying Over Phoenix Friday Night

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If you haven’t figured it out, here at Desert Canvas we’re all about a little thing called co-creating, or working together to make something new. So you can bet that we’ll be at Shady Park this Friday night checking out a new collaboration from DJs Alex Metric and Aeroplane – otherwise known as Metroplane – put on by the fabulous Relentless Beats. 2016 has…

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Phoenix Event Reviews: Saturday Night Gets Deep in Downtown Phoenix with Brodinski and Ryan Hemsworth

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I’ve been to a lot of shows. A lot of shows. A big reason for me moving up here for college in the Phoenix metro area (versus staying around in my hometown of Tucson) was the fact that there were just way more shows up here than in the Old Pueblo. But somehow I had yet to make it to an RBDeep performance…

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Phoenix Event Reviews: Release Pool Party Goes for “Gold” With Adventure Club

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Of the dozens (or hundreds?) of sub-genres that exist in the wonderful world of electronic dance music, nothing quite has my heart like dubstep does. Once upon a time, an ex-boyfriend surprised me a ticket to a Skrillex show with some relatively unknown openers named Zedd and Porter Robinson. After a long and sweaty night packed in the sold-out venue in Tucson, I…

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Phoenix Event Reviews: A Night Full Of Bass with Kill The Noise at Monarch Theatre

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If you’re a fan of all things bass and you’ve never made your way to a show at Monarch Theatre, you need to put that on your to-do list NOW. Monarch is a smaller venue packed between a few buildings on Washington Street in downtown Phoenix (right over by Talking Stick Resort Arena), but this little club makes a big sound – especially…

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Phoenix Event Reviews: 4th of July Was Fire with Dillon Francis (and Gerald)

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“It’s Fourth of July!” a Dillon Francis in sunglasses yelled to the crowd. Everyone cheered. “And it’s hot as fuck!” Louder cheers. Scottsdale is always a great place to get your celebration on, and Independence Day is no exception. And the big daytime event this year? Dillon Francis at the pool at Maya Day and Nightclub, courtesy of Steve LeVine…

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