Welcome back to #WhatsUpWednesday, your weekly recap of the latest pop culture, movie, music and local buzz. Check in every Wednesday for a weekly dose of entertainment news.

March Madness Comes to AZ

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People from across the country flooded into Phoenix this past weekend to witness the biggest yearly event in college basketball: the Final Four. After a heartbreaking loss in last year’s national title game, the North Carolina Tar Heels won their 6th national championship over the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The sports festivities brought the heat to our favorite local hotspot: the Old Town Scottsdale entertainment district. Maya Day and Nightclub celebrated in style with show stopping performances by a stellar lineup of music artists that included Busta Rhymes, Chuckie and Skrillex. Livewire hosted popular artist, DJ Mustard on Sunday evening to close out the Scottsdale music festivities.

Upcoming Nightlife Events

Thomas Gold at Maya Day and Nightclub

March Madness might be over, but the madness doesn’t end at Maya Day and Nightclub. Thomas Gold’s Revelation Tour makes a stop in the heart of Scottsdale’s entertainment district this Friday. Doors open at 10 p.m. Must be 21+ to enter. Get tickets at sle.bz/ThomasGold.

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Hippie Sabotage at Livewire

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EDM duo, Hippie Sabotage is turning things up at Livewire TOMORROW (April 6) as part of their Chasing the Wild tour. Doors open at 7 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with some of pop music’s rising stars. Get tickets at sle.bz/Hippie.

Featured Movie Release: The Fast and the Furious
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In yet another installment in the hugely successful “Fast and the Furious” franchise, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson lead an all-star cast in what is sure to be another box office hit. “The Fate of the Furious” follows Dom after a mysterious woman seduces him into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him. The crew will face trials that will test them as never before. Catch the latest installment on April 14.
New Music Dropping This Week

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Several artists are releasing new albums this Friday, including up and coming hip-hop artist, Joey Bada$$ and, of course, the highly anticipated album, Memories…Do Not Open by world famous house music duo, The Chainsmokers. Don’t miss them when they perform at Gila River Arena on May 9! See the below list for more new music hitting the market this week.

  • Andrew Combs, Canyons Of My Mind
  • Cold War Kids, L.A. Divine
  • Deep Purple, InFinite
  • Diet Cig, Swear I’m Good At This
  • Falling in Reverse, Coming Home
  • Father John Misty, Pure Comedy
  • Future Islands, The Far Field
  • Guided by Voices, August By Cake
  • Happyness, Write In
  • Imelda May, Life Love Flesh Blood
  • Joey Bada$$, ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$
  • K.Flay, Every Where Is Some Where
  • Karen Elson, Double Roses
  • Leeroy Stagger, Love Versus
  • Michelle Branch, Hopeless Romantic
  • Sam Gellaitry, Escapism III
  • San Fermin, Belong
  • The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open
  • The Flatliners, Inviting Light
  • The Maine, Lovely, Little, Lonely

That’s it for this week’s What’s Up Wednesday. Check back next week for more music, pop culture and entertainment news.