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Valley Venues: The Sail Inn

Unfortunately the Tempe location of the Sail Inn is now closed, the venue is now called Cactus Jack’s and is in Ahwatukee. Here is our rundown on what the Sail Inn used to offer (just for memories sake): About the Sail Inn The Sail Inn was one of the first dive bars I frequented when I moved…

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Valley Venues: Crescent Ballroom

Everything you needed to know about Crescent Ballroom. About Crescent Ballroom Opened in October 2011, owner Charlie Levy transformed the F.L. Hart Garage into the live music venue it is today, hosting a wide range of local and national musicians and artists. This triple-threat hosts seven nights of live music and a full-service bar, as…

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Album Review: Skrillex “Leaving” EP

Skrillex, also known as Sonny Moore, recently released his new EP called “Leaving” to subscribers of The Nest, a monthly subscription from the OWSLA record company. This short release features three new songs that have Skrillex treading into some new territory while pushing forward with his style of dubstep. The opening track “The Reason” gives…

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Adam Bruce of Mergence, Live At Crescent Ballroom

Crescent Ballroom has speedily become a local favorite among music fans in Arizona. With great food, drinks, and amazing music, there is always something going on. Recently, the Rock Local Lunch Break, hosted by the TMI Radio Show, has been bringing local acoustic performances from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accompany your Tuesday afternoons. On…

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Album Review: Flying Lotus, “Until the Quiet Comes”

Steven Ellison, the mastermind behind the genre-creating, movement-starting, crowd-moving moniker Flying Lotus (or FlyLo), has quite a few singles, EPs, compilations and mixes, all of which can be hard to keep track. However, his full-length albums now rest at a more manageable four. His previous album, Cosmogramma, adopted strong influences from jazz and hip hop,…