Monica Arevalo signs off as she moves on from Phoenix. We are grateful for her contribution and wish her the best of luck in her new adventure! -DPJ Team

Crescent Ballroom. Photo by Jason Garcia.

It’s been a wonderful two years with DPJ but sadly, I’m leaving Arizona to pursue other ventures after graduating.

DPJ’s writers and staff have been nothing but encouraging and friendly to me. I started as an intern and ended up with a weekly column that I enjoyed writing and hope you enjoyed reading.

Thank you to all the readers.

To those who love music and have a quick wit with words, I recommend trying your hand at contributing to DPJ. Contact DPJ at

To all Downtowners, music lovers and Phoenicians: seriously, go out and support your local music scene.

Those bands are the future and you’ll be kicking yourself for not seeing the next best thing for under 15 bucks, and for not listening to the young girl who encouraged you to do so every week.

See you later Phoenix,