Top 5 Metro Phoenix Concerts This Weekend
Pete Tong - Saturday, March 8 - Monarch Theatre
If you know a thing or three about electronic dance music, no doubt you've heard of Pete Tong or listened to the highly influential DJ's popular BBC Radio 1 program, Essential Mix. At the very least, you've raged to some of the formerly neophyte EDM artists, producers, and beatsmiths whom he's helped fling into stardom over the past two decades via the internationally known show and other programs such as Essential Selection, The Big Beat, and his new iHeartRadio dance channel, Evolution.
Tong's credentials as a tastemaker are as lengthy and impressive as his talents as a selector, as he's been dropping esteemed mix albums (more than 40 by our count) for two decades and has been spinning everything from acid house and old school junglism to Balearic beats since the early '80s. The 53-year-old British expat, who famously inspired the rhyming phrase "It's all gone Pete Tong," recently relocated to L.A. and has been gigging at a slew stateside clubs as of late. His travels will bring him to Monarch Theatre, 122 East Washington Street, for a special edition of RB Deep on Saturday, March 8. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $20. -- Benjamin Leatherman