Author: Monica Arevalo

Monica Arevalo

Monica Arevalo writes the weekly "Make the Scene" blog detailing the live music happenings around Downtown Phoenix. An ASU Downtown student, Monica was born and raised in the East Valley and fed music since she was a little girl. When Monica isn’t at home in front of her laptop or a book, she’s at a concert losing her voice and dodging elbows to get to the front of the stage.

Splash Into Music Saturday At Lexington Hotel

July 8, 2011 | By

Lexington Hotel will host What Laura Says, Gospel Claws and Modegreen as part of their Splash Into Music Saturdays.

Summer shows in and around Downtown Phoenix

July 1, 2011 | By

Summer shows in and around Downtown Phoenix seem to be a pattern of bands moving up in venue size.

End of June shows

June 24, 2011 | By

End of June shows include Half-Breed Lovers, the Gentleman Ether and Peter Case.

Thao and Mirah

June 17, 2011 | By

Thao and Mirah’s eclectic sound can be heard at the Rhythm Room on Monday, June 20.

Hooligans in Wondaland Tour

June 14, 2011 | By

Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae team up for the Hooligans in Wondaland Tour at Comerica Theater on Wednesday, June 15.


June 2, 2011 | By

Givers energetic, Afrobeat style has won recognition from both South by Southwest and Sasquatch music festivals.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

May 26, 2011 | By

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. isn’t easy to understand at first glance, but worth taking the time to get to know.

Cannons and Clouds at the Lost Leaf

May 12, 2011 | By

The Lost Leaf welcomes Cannons and Clouds, from San Fran.

Make the Scene | Black Carl at the Duce

May 5, 2011 | By

Our Monica likes Black Carl at the Duce on Friday, May 6. She thinks you should too.

Make the Scene | Death Cab Plays Comerica

April 29, 2011 | By

Death Cab For Cutie trades up to the Comerica Theatre during their Phoenix stop on August 15.