Last Exit Live

The original conception of "Last Exit Live" began in 2003 with the opening of Last Exit Bar & Grill which was tucked away in a small shopping center plaza in Tempe, AZ. Even with its not so prime location the venue quickly established itself as a top spot to see local and touring acts and had the likes of Zac Brown Band, The Gin Blossoms, Candlebox, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, The Format, Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World), Dramarama, Perpetual Groove, US Bombs, The Samples, Authority Zero and many others grace its stage. The venue was sold by its original owners in early 2009 but unfolded under the new ownership later that same year. Shortly after its closing original owner Brannon Kleinlein decided to resurrect the name and opened a booking, promotions, and management company in the name of Last Exit Live and actively continued putting on events & concerts around the Phoenix Metro area. In 2012 the decision was made that Last Exit Live would seek out a new location & property to reestablish itself to its original form as a live music venue. And with that Last Exit Live was reborn as a venue in 2013 with a new location in the historic warehouse district of Downtown Phoenix.

Upcoming Shows for Last Exit Live

  • Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017

    Tramps and Thieves and Walleye

    Tempe's Tramps and Thieves have been around since 2001. The band's brand of outlaw country with a folk edge as well is a crowd favorite. Their fourth album Galloping Hearts was released in 2014. Walleye opens this 21+ show.

  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

    KANGA, Adoration Destroyed, Amnestic and Tristan/Iseult

    KANGA is a solo project of a Los Angeles based composer, artist, and music programmer who has worked on films that include Nightmare, The Devils Carnival II, Insidious III, and The Conjuring II. Her debut album was released on Negative Gain Productions in June 2016. Adoration Destroyed creates raw, visceral chronicles encased in a slick dichotomy of infectious bass music and dark pop/electro, with even darker emotional themes. Amnestic was formed in 2013 by Brook Thomas Gondek whose goal was to create dark electronic music driven by stompy beats, heavy industrial electronics, distorted guitars, and harsh vocals. Their second release Future was released in November 2017. Tristan/Iseult opens this 21+ show.

  • Friday, Dec. 01, 2017

    Sun System - "Strange Ways We Meet" EP Release Party with Panic Baby, Celebration Guns and Citrus Clouds

    What would it sound like if the bands Brand New and Saves the Day were produced by the members of Ride and the Cocteau Twins fed on a healthy diet of Phil Spector and symphonic post-rock? In hopes of providing the world with an answer, Sun System implements the tension, abrasion, and earnestness of their high school angst-ridden idols into the sonic formatting of their Creation Records forebears to produce a wall of sound that both hypnotizes and infects the listener. Tonight's show is the Strange Ways We Meet EP Release Party.

    Panic Baby skillfully mixes anthemic guitar-driven rock with delicate, captivating vocal prowess. This four-piece formed in 2015 and have released a string of singles in 2017. Celebration Guns is a combination of nostalgia, energy, complexity and joy. Rising from the vast Arizona landscape, their sound borrows from elements of dream pop, indie rock, and noise pop. The band’s tireless effort to blend these styles together has resulted in deceptively complex music that’s catchy and filled with hooks. Rarely able to sit still, their music stretches genres while retaining an undeniable pop charm. Citrus Clouds are Erick Pineda, Stacie Huttleston and Angelica Pedrego. Formed in West Phoenix in 2014 (with original drummer Anthony Jarero), the band plays play melodic, shoegazey dream pop. 21+ show