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

  • Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

    Dubbest Pride Through Strife and Clint Stevens

    Dubbest has been forging its own path since 2009 through the heavily forested reggae landscape, expertly infusing roots traditionalism with a refreshing improvisational savvy that calls to mind not only the studio experimentation of pioneering dub producers Osbourne “King Tubby” Ruddock and Lee “Scratch” Perry but also the real-time exploration of jam bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish. Pride Through Strife brings their own original creativity to the fusions of reggae, alternative rock, funk and positivity, reminiscent of Sublime’s super groove rhythm section, strong political statements that of which are partially influenced by Rage Against the Machine, and vocal harmonies so tight they hit you like a wave crashing upon you. Clint Stevens is an Arizona grown reggae funk band playing locally around the Valley. With fun and upbeat jams constantly being created it is hard to not bob your head and catch the groove while listening to the new reggae styling of this band. 21+ show

  • Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

    80/20 Records 10th Anniversary Show with Captain Squeegee, Bear Ghost, Ben Anderson and 42 Eternal

    Tonight's special show is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of 80/20 Records. To commemorate the event Last Exit Live has a great show on tap!

    Born into the Phoenix ska scene in 2002, Captain Squeegee has dramatically expanded their sound, resulting in "a heady brand of neo-psychedelic prog... [like] a van full of jazz performance majors raised on ska would play it" (Ed Masley, AZCentral). Their latest release is entitled Harmony Cure. Bear Ghost is a four-piece rock band from Mesa. They received the 2015 KUPD Playdio Champions award and had the 2015 #3 Best Local Song on KWSS. Their latest album is 2016's Blasterpiece. Singer/songwriter Ben Anderson writes and performs with balance as his mantra. His gift for strong melody, harmony and lyrical content is consistent, even if his sound ventures into other styles of music. His latest release is the November 2017 EP YouTopia. Opening the show is 42 Eternal, a four-piece indie alternative pop punk band from Glendale. 21+ show

  • Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

    George Harrison 75th B-Day Celebration with Vinyl Station, Brian Chartrand, Jay Allan and The Uncommon Good and special guests

    What better way to celebrate George Harrison's 75th birthday then with some great local artists playing a show in his honor? Vinyl Station is a four-piece indie rock band from Phoenix. They formed in 2010 and recently had an opportunity to tour opening for Rob Thomas. They are due to release a new album in 2018. Brian Chartrand and the Project came into being back in 2008 when Chartrand was offered a residency at the Voce Lounge after being seen playing a solo acoustic set one night. The latest album from The Project is 2015's Live at the MIM Theater from a live concert there in November 2014. Local favorite Jay Allan and the Uncommon Good play a lot of shows around town every week. It is always a pleasure when he showcases his mix of folk and mellow rock and roll. 21+ show