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Worth Repeating: Dear Phoenix, Get Thee to the Crescent Ballroom

October 9, 2011 | 10:00 AM | Art & Entertainment | By Andrew From AZ

As chosen by you, here are the most popular stories OF ALL TIME (aka last week). Just in case you missed it.

Here’s the latest from Andrew From AZ. (This might shock you, but that’s not his real name.) Plucked from the obscurity that is our comments board, Andrew is snarky and a bit of a (reluctant) scenester, and he’s back documenting where to be and be seen in AZ.

They don’t look like much, hanging from the ceiling. When they’re blasting the fullest, clearest sound you’ve heard in Phoenix, it’s hard not to be impressed. The Crescent Ballroom’s four Electro-Voice speakers fill every corner of the space with a full sound that you can feel in your chest cavity. If you sit in the wooden bleachers in the back of the room, you can feel the sound in your a$$ and through your feet. “Everyone here is smiling,” a friend screamed in my ear during an intense guitar solo. We were standing about ten feet from the three-foot-tall stage, surrounded by a couple hundred hipster music lovers, plastic cups in hand, enraptured.

The just-opened Crescent Ballroom still smells like varnish. Its bathrooms are still shiny. They ran out of paper towels in the men’s room on Sunday and my IPA on Monday, but both quibbles were fixed by Tuesday’s show. Tiny issues aside, this place is legit. With an occupancy limit set by the City of Phoenix Fire Department at 543 souls, the Crescent Ballroom is a mid-tier concert venue. Larger than the Rhythm Room but slightly smaller than Tempe’s Clubhouse, Crescent has been making its impact felt across Phoenix’s indie music scene all summer. “What’s this Crescent Ballroom thing?” we wondered, as acts like Gang Gang Dance and Album Leaf released fall tour schedules with a mysterious paucity of details surrounding their Phoenix dates. When the venue was officially announced, music lovers valley-wide were awed at the first month’s lineup. »READ MORE

Dear Phoenix, Get Thee to the Crescent Ballroom

October 7, 2011 | 1:30 PM | Andrew From AZ | By Andrew From AZ

Here’s the latest from Andrew From AZ. (This might shock you, but that’s not his real name.) Plucked from the obscurity that is our comments board, Andrew is snarky and a bit of a (reluctant) scenester, and he’s back documenting where to be and be seen in AZ.

They don’t look like much, hanging from the ceiling. When they’re blasting the fullest, clearest sound you’ve heard in Phoenix, it’s hard not to be impressed. The Crescent Ballroom’s four Electro-Voice speakers fill every corner of the space with a full sound that you can feel in your chest cavity. If you sit in the wooden bleachers in the back of the room, you can feel the sound in your a$$ and through your feet. “Everyone here is smiling,” a friend screamed in my ear during an intense guitar solo. We were standing about ten feet from the three-foot-tall stage, surrounded by a couple hundred hipster music lovers, plastic cups in hand, enraptured.

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DLT’s Weekly Wrap

September 10, 2011 | 10:00 AM | The Weekly Wrap | By Chad Hays

Here’s what’s what from this week at DLT:

Our fashionistas got glittery-eyed thinking of diamonds, while we anxiously await fall weather and fashions. Finally, we’ve been glued to our screens all week, shopping the new Zara online.

We got excited for the new menu at one of our favorite Mexican spots, Los Sombreros. We also can’t wait for October’s Dine Out With the Chefs event and watching college football at the Spotted Donkey Cantina. Looking forward to uncorking a Phoenix Wine Party of our own and Alanna rounds up the weekly food blog happenings.

We’re no dummies for desiring a yoga mat for dummies and Marty McFly’s sweet kicks.

Finally, we can’t wait to check out our favorite bands at the soon-to-open Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix.

Enjoy the slightly cooler temps this weekend and we’ll see you next week, DLTers!

Found Out About You: Crescent Ballroom

September 9, 2011 | 1:30 PM | Art & Entertainment | By Staff

Welcome guitarist-turned-contributor Scott Johnson from the popular local-bred band, Gin Blossoms. Each month, Scott will bring his favorite music news to the people in this “Found Out About You.”

For those who don’t know Charlie Levy of Stateside Presents, he cut his teeth on the local music scene back in the heyday of Tempe, booking the popular Nita’s Hideway and other Tempe hot spots. Now returning from a stint in Tucson, he’s back with a bang, opening the anticipated Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix. “Top of October and that’s all I’ll commit to,” comments Levy on the actual opening date of the Phoenix venue. However, Crescent’s website shows Blind Pilot & Dan Mangan booked for October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. The 7,000 square foot venue will offer two rooms, each with a unique vibe. The smaller Crescent Lounge, opening daily at 4:00 p.m., will be a place for singers, songwriters and DJ’s to gig and will be free for music-goers. The ballroom will open for larger shows featuring new artists like Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears.

Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Blind Pilot Image via The Bowery

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