Stateside Sweet 16 Birthday Bash with Poolside
August 4, 2018 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:00 pm )
Ages 21 and Up

Stateside Presents Presale: June 7th, 10AM-10PM PST

Public on sale: Friday, June 8th, 9AM PST


Stateside Presents Sweet 16 Birthday Bash! - Dance Night


Come celebrate 16 years of live independent music in Phoenix with Stateside Presents at The Van Buren on Saturday August 4!

We’ve got DJ's Sean Watson, A Claire Slattery & Stoneypie lined up spinning all your favorite dance tracks from bands Stateside has booked over the years, including: MGMT, the xx, Passion Pit, Arcade Fire, Ladytron, Flume, Phoenix, Miike Snow, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Odesza and more


And to top it off, a live set from one of our favorite bands, POOLSIDE from Los Angeles.


After that, we’ve got a half price happy midnight hour in the lobby with DJs HI-Dreams, President Gator, Jason Woodbury & Brandon McMahon who will be spinning a Stateside R&B and hip hop set feat. Sharon Jones, Talib Kweli, Thundercat, RZA, Charles Bradley, Tank and the Bangas, The Temptations.

Plus, tons of free tickets, live screen printing from Hamster Labs, a display of posters throughout the years and much more!

Started in 2002, Stateside Presents has been bringing independent live music across Arizona for 16 years running. What started as one man booking a few bands under a name he came up on a whim, has turned into operating 3 venues in downtown Phoenix and booking over 500 shows a year across Arizona from acts across all genres. Come celebrate 16 years crazy years with us and cheers us to another 16 more!

$10 Advance/ $15 Day of Show



Poolside began as a recording project in a converted Los Angeles backyard pool house in early 2011, producing sunny tracks of subaquatic indie dance music in this makeshift recording studio. Surfacing first in the form of a YouTube video for the catchy track "Do You Believe?" Poolside were soon gaining local and national attention, with DJs like by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, techno legend Derrick May, and disco don Todd Terje spinning these tracks at events and a growing online following. Throughout 2011 Poolside continued making waves with a sound called "daytime disco" through tracks like a cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" as well as original tunes. In 2012 Poolside worked on a remix for longtime disco punks The Rapture and held fans over with a new single and video for a song called "Slow Down" as they prepared to release their debut album. That album, Pacific Standard Time, was released in July of 2012 on their own Day & Night label. 


After the album's release, remixes for artists like Matthew Dear, Little Dragon and Fool's Gold soon followed, rehearsing and touring with a live band, and doing DJ sets around the world. Eventually, as thoughts turned to a second album, Poolside went on ice for a year; to regroup. Beginning to work in earnest on another album Fall of 2016. While still revolving around the sunny, laid-back disco sound of PST, additions of uptempo dance songs and more guitars, and generally fleshed out the arrangements with more instruments and sounds. They surprise-released Heat in June of 2017 on Day & Night.

DJ A Claire Slattery
DJ Stoneypie