Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend

Categories: This Weekend

Turner and Heit are scheduled to perform Sunday, April 7, at El Santo Cantin & Mas in Scottsdale.
Hey ya, the weekend is here. So get off the couch and go dancing, Phoenix. Maybe these shows: Our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend.

Friday, April 5: Wolfgang Gartner @ Wild Knight

If Wolfgang Gartner were to compile a list of his biggest moments of 2012, the 30-year-old electro and progressive house producer would have plenty of fodder from which to pick. He not only collaborated with such EDM heavy-hitters as Deadmau5 (on the spectacular club banger "Animal Rights") and Tiësto (co-producing "We Own the Night," which scorched both the UK and Beatport charts), he also was ranked seventh on the annual "America's Best DJ" poll, beating out the likes of Mad Decent founder Diplo and Duck Sauce's A-Trak.

And then there's the fact that Gartner got to perform at Spike network's 2012 Video Game Awards, where he not only was suspended above the audience on an aerial stage (all while being strapped into a testicle-crushing body harness) but also got a pimp introduction from Mace Windu himself, ceremony host Samuel L. Jackson. It's not the only quasi-Star Wars connection Gartner's got going on recently, however. During the 2012 HARD LA festival at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, he provided a showstopping set from atop a custom-made globe-shaped and LED-covered DJ booth that he dubbed "The Death Star."

And with all the bank that Gartner -- a lifelong Star Wars fanatic -- has been pulling down these days, we wouldn't be shocked if he somehow owns an actual Imperial Shuttle. He's headed to Scottsdale this weekend. Hope there ain't any delays at the spaceport, er, airport. May the force be with him. -- Benjamin Leatherman

Location Info


Wild Knight - CLOSED

4405 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Yucca Tap Room

29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Marquee Theatre

730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Club Red

1308 W. University Dr., Mesa, AZ

Category: Music

El Santo Cantina y Mas - CLOSED

7301 E. Butherus Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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