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  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    2nd Humdinger Fest

  • Daylon Greer/Chris Hyatt @ Old Town Tavern Mar. 23
  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    Small Paul Memorial Show (early show)

    This special early event is a fundraiser and tribute to Small Paul to help the family defray burial services. There is a $10 min donation and there will be raffles and special guests performances at the event. The host will be Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns. They have been a vital part of the Valley's blues, funk, R&B and soul scenes since 1990. The band celebrated two decades as a group in 2012 and has become a mainstay at this venue, including ringing in the New Year for 2019. 21+ show

  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    Music Heals Benefit Concert for Betsy Scarinzi with Sara Robinson Band, Ghetto Cowgirl, Pistoleros, Hollyhocks, Dead Hot Workshop and Greyhound Soul

    Last Exit Live hosts a special event tonight, the Music Heals Benefit Concert for Betsy Scarinzi. In her recent diagnoses of Stage IV lung and brain cancer, Betsy is doing really well and is on a daily target therapy which has given her time to embrace every moment! She is finding her strength in family, friends and most importantly through music!!! This show features a GREAT line-up including her band The Hollyhocks. This five-piece from Santa Fe, New Mexico just released a new album by the name of FireFly.

    The Sara Robinson Band is from Tempe and plays the blues and rock and roll. She possesses a soulful vocal delivery, setting the stage for a captivating performance anytime she performs. The band's latest disc was just released January 2019 and is entitled Only Home.

    Guitarist Thomas Laufenberg played in The Pistoleros and Curtis Grippe was the drummer for Dead Hot Workshop, both great desert rock bands in Tempe from that classic era in the late eighties/early nineties. Ghetto Cowgirl delivers that same type of great rock and roll.

    For those of you who were around during the late eighties/early nineties "desert rock" scene in Tempe you are sure to remember the Zubia Brothers. The two were in a couple of great bands from that era, including Live Nudes and The Chimeras. The Chimeras included Doug Hopkins, original guitarist and primary songwriter for the Gin Blossoms. When the line-up for The Chimeras changed the Zubia brothers moved on and changed the band's name to The Pistoleros. What never changed was the band's knack for taking that old jangle rock sound and adding a fresh twist to create their own style of rock and roll. The band has now been around for over 20 years and in celebration of their 25th anniversary in 2017 the band released a brand new studio album entitled Silver.

    Dead Hot Workshop was one of the original Tempe "desert rock bands" from the early nineties. Along with The Gin Blossoms, The Feedbags and Live Nudes, Dead Hot led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Brent Babb played a ton of shows at legendary clubs around Tempe such as the Sun Club, Long Wong's, Chuy's and Hollywood Alley. If you are lucky enough to have a copy of their self-titled first cassette, released at a CD release show at Hollywood Alley hang on to it. The tape has killer renditions of Dead Hot classics such as "A", "Lead Thoughts" and "Choad". A short time later their first CD was released, White House which featured the band's anthem "Last Train Ride". This band has gone through a number of line-up changes over the years, including Steve Larson on guitar who of course is now playing with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. Dead Hot Workshop has released four CDs in its 20+ year career and continues to play great shows around the Valley.

    Greyhound Soul is a three-piece from Tuscon that has had a revolving cast of members over the years. The band has released six albums and features the Tom Wait-like vocals of leader Joe Pena. 21+ show

  • Andres Martin Leal @ District Stage - Desert Ridge Mar. 23
  • Randy Altergott @ Splash Pad at Desert Ridge Mar. 23
  • Killer Vibes @ District Stage at Tempe Marketplace Mar. 23
  • John Proulx Quartet @ Tempe Center For The Arts Mar. 23
  • Darkness Dear Boy @ Tempe History Museum Mar. 23
  • Ron Carter, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Lewis Nash @ Nash Mar. 23
  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    Garth Brooks

    On sale now!

  • Phoenix Symphony Orchestra @ Symphony Hall Mar. 23
  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    The Flaming Queens

    Phoenix's most flaming, fun-loving, multi-genre cover band... Getting off playing some of the biggest hits in music history, raising hell, and partying with YOU!

  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    Boy Harsher, Boan and Body of Light

    Boy Harsher is a dark electronic duo that produces gritty dance beats infused with ethereal vocals, creating a sound that is eerie, intense and incredibly danceable. Augustus Muller develops the underbelly of sound with minimal beats and grinding synths, where Jae Matthews whispers, screams and chants on top. Together, the music created is somewhere between industrial, drone and confessional storytelling. Muller and Matthews both have a strong background in film and their cinematic approach translates effectively in both their recordings and live performance. Boy Harsher started in early 2013 under the name Teen Dreamz. The project was based on short stories written and read by Matthews then live scored by Muller. As the project matured the instrumentals became more dance influenced and Matthews’ delivery became more dynamic and spontaneous. In January of 2014 Teen Dreamz took on the moniker Boy Harsher. Their latest CD Careful was released February 2019. From the ashes of now defunct Texas darkwave trio Medio Mutante, Mariana Saldaña (//TENSE//) and José Cota (SSLEEPERHOLD), are back as the duo BOAN. The pair resurrected their hardware-based dance pop with an updated sensibility that is both dark and modern. Expressed in equal parts English and Spanish, vocalist Saldaña delivers cold yet catchy hooks over Cota’s infectious synth lines and aggressive analog beats. Body of Light are a relatively new creative force in the modern synth scene, only now becoming understood. From the archaic drones of their first releases, to a more realized psych soundtrack of their Sonoran Desert home, the duo has now come to finish their fifth release Volontà di Amore. 21+ show

  • Bravo Delta @ BLK Live Mar. 23
  • Banana Gun @ Pho Cao Mar. 23
  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    Method Man & Redman

    Cowtown After party

  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    ARKELLS (Sold Out)

    Juno Award-winning Canadian rockers Arkells, named after the Hamilton, Ontario street on which they rehearsed, formed in 2006. Known for their passionate, politically charged rock and energetic live shows, Arkells have toured diligently since their early days.

    With Dear Rouge

  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    Sofía Rei and JC Maillard present Keter from John Zorn’s Masada Book 3

    With Guest Percussionist Tupac Mantilla

    For a quarter of a century, John Zorn’s Masada series has been a consistently exciting and influential presence in the landscape of adventurous music, involving renowned artists such as Dave Douglas; Bill Frisell; Marc Ribot; Medeski, Martin, and Wood; Pat Metheny; and many more. With this third and final songbook, The Book Beriah, the legendary composer concludes his exhaustive exploration of new Jewish music with ninety-two compositions over eleven albums, presented by some of the world’s most accomplished musicians.

    In a unique project for voice and saz bass, longtime collaborators Sofía Rei and JC Maillard offer a superbly intimate and introspective study of the acclaimed source material. With lyrics by Rei and arrangements by both musicians, the songs explore a variety of topics, from love and solitude to the ghost of Frida Kahlo and a childhood under the dictatorship in Argentina.

  • Nagaina @ LBX (The Lunchbox) Mar. 23
  • Dead Beat Hymns @ Grid: Games and Growlers Mar. 23
  • Nineball @ Copper Blues Mar. 23
  • Roscoe Taylor Band @ Womack Mar. 23
  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    Dave Riley's Birthday Bash with the Dave Riley and Bob Corritore Juke Joint Blues Band (prime time show)

    Come help Dave Riley celebrate his birthday tonight! The Dave Riley and Bob Corritore Juke Joint Blues Band comes out of Scottsdale and features Rhythm Room club owner Bob Corritore on the harmonica. Riley and Corritore have played together for many years now and released their third album Hush Your Fuss! in 2013. Johnny Rapp, Brian Fahey and Yahni Riley round out tonight's line-up.

    21+ show

  • Fat Grey Cat @ Chopper Johns Mar. 23
  • Divided Heaven @ Time Out Lounge Mar. 23
  • Megalodon @ Aura Mar. 23
  • Klingande @ Shady Park Tempe Mar. 23
  • Birth of Monsters @ Rips Bar Mar. 23
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  • Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019

    Elvis Costello & the Imposters (Date Change)

    On sale now! Change of Date from 11/27 to 4/27/19!

  • Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019

    Paul McCartney

    The Beatle comes to town in 2019!

  • Monday, Apr. 15, 2019

    The 1975

    w/ PALE WAVES, NO ROME

  • Sunday, May. 12, 2019

    Lord Huron

    On sale now

  • Friday, May. 17, 2019

    Lea Salonga

    Possessing a powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga is a singer and actress best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon. She also has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards for her work in musical theater. Fans of all ages recognize Salonga’s voice as that of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II.

  • Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019

    State Champs

    On sale now!

  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    Garth Brooks

    On sale now!

  • Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019

    Ozzy Osbourne

    On sale now

  • Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019

    Iron Maiden

    Legacy of the Beast Tour!

  • Tuesday, May. 07, 2019

    The Rolling Stones

    Tickets on sale now!

  • Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019

    Queen w/ Adam Lambert

    Sold Out!

  • Friday, Apr. 19, 2019

    Days on the Green Festival

  • Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019

    Boyce Avenue

  • Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019

    Calvin Johnson: with Golden Boots and Josué Kinter

    Calvin Johnson established K Records in 1982 and founded Dub Narcotic Studio in 1993. He has performed with groups such as Beat Happening, The Go Team, Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sounds System, and The Hive Dwellers. He tours as a solo artist, and also performs as Selector Dub Narcotic.

    He is touring in support of his new album “A Wonderful Beast.” Calvin entered the Audio Eagle Studio in Nashville, TN using the premise “Rock’n’roll Will Never Die” as a starting point. Working closely with Producer Patrick Carney and Chief Engineer Marc Whitmore, the team tested the resiliency of such time honored materials as the electric guitar, modular synthesizer and trap drum kit, combining them in various ratios with musical elements like chords A, C and D minor. The results are the Frankenstein’s monster of an album, “A Wonderful Beast.”

    Golden BooTs are Tucson, Arizona’s tropical cowboys, continue to create their unique and diverse music distilled from the dusty depths and strip malls of the American southwest. Part rock, part country, part absurdity, and all weird, the toe-tapping ramshackle hydra that is Golden BooTs transforms again into their latest incarnation, the “Tropical Trio”. Founding members Dimitri Manos and Ryen Eggleston have teamed up with long-time collaborator and potential group hallucination, tidypaws, to form one the most unique arrangements of the group in their wildly varying 15 year history. Armed only with an electric guitar, omnichord, saxophone and their wits, the Boots have released a new album "H.A.L.T." and hit the road to bring the weirdness to the world.

    Josué Kinter is a local singer-songwriter who's dark and dreamy sound is equal parts Bauhaus, Neil Young, and Townes Van Zandt. Josué went solo recently and established his backing band, the Dreamy Draw Boys after moving on from previous projects: deathrock band Hex Wave and surf-punk band Rum Drinker. This is going to be their first formal show playing a full 20 minute set of all new material.

    All ages!

  • Saturday, May. 18, 2019

    Tedeschi Trucks Band

    Tedeschi Trucks Band carries a distinguished reputation as one of the premier live bands performing today - and they show no signs of slowing down as they head into their ninth year together. Led by Derek Trucks’ stinging fretwork and Susan Tedeschi’s naturally stunning, emotive vocals and guitar talents, the 12-member strong collective continues to expand musical boundaries in ways that only a rare calbre of musician can achieve. The band is touring in 2019 behind their fourth studio album, Signs. Commanding performances and exceptional musical chemistry – hallmarks of the can’t-miss-concert experieence fans have come to anticipate live – are evident throughout the album’s eleven original tracks. From uplifting soulful anthems, to bittersweet ballads and drving rock and roll, Tedeschi Trucks Band delivers a sound and message that taps tradition while also extending the edges of American music with a genre defying collection that is all their own.

  • Friday, May. 10, 2019

    Form

  • Saturday, May. 11, 2019

    Form

  • Sunday, May. 12, 2019

    Form

  • Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019

    Los Straitjackets and Igor and the Red Elvises

    Los Straitjackets is an American instrumental rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 1988. Originally comprising guitarists Danny Amis (formerly of the Raybeats), Eddie Angel and drummer L. J. "Jimmy" Lester under the name The Straitjackets, the band split up soon after forming, but reunited as Los Straitjackets in 1994 with the addition of bassist E. Scott Esbeck. Esbeck left the band in 1998 and was replaced by Pete Curry. The current lineup also features Greg Townson on guitar and Chris "Sugarballs" Sprague on drums. The band has released fourteen studio albums, four collaboration albums and three live albums with their latest release being 2017's What's So Funny About Peace Love And Los Straitjackets.

    Igor and the Red Elvises return to its Valley home base at the Rhythm Room this evening! Igor and the Red Elvises began creating music back in 1995 after Igor Yuzov had moved to the United States coming from his home in Russia. The band has gone through many line-ups over the years, but two things remain constant; Yuzov's sense of humor and the band's knack for making music that incorporates styles such as rock and roll, rockabilly and surf with a strong Russian influence. 21+ show

  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    Method Man & Redman

    Cowtown After party

  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    2nd Humdinger Fest

  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    ARKELLS (Sold Out)

    Juno Award-winning Canadian rockers Arkells, named after the Hamilton, Ontario street on which they rehearsed, formed in 2006. Known for their passionate, politically charged rock and energetic live shows, Arkells have toured diligently since their early days.

    With Dear Rouge

  • Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019

    Mike Doughty Plays Soul Coughing’s "Ruby Vroom" 25 Year Anniversary Tour

    Mike Doughty, the singer, songwriter, producer, author and founder of seminal 90’s band Soul Coughing will be playing their debut LP Ruby Vroom in full across the U.S. in 2019. Doughty will be joined on these dates by a cellist, bassist, and guitar player. While they will be performing Ruby Vroom in its entirety, in the original sequence, what the audience experiences will be different each night.

    With WHEATUS. This show is 21+ Tickets available online and at STINKWEEDS.

  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

    Boy Harsher, Boan and Body of Light

    Boy Harsher is a dark electronic duo that produces gritty dance beats infused with ethereal vocals, creating a sound that is eerie, intense and incredibly danceable. Augustus Muller develops the underbelly of sound with minimal beats and grinding synths, where Jae Matthews whispers, screams and chants on top. Together, the music created is somewhere between industrial, drone and confessional storytelling. Muller and Matthews both have a strong background in film and their cinematic approach translates effectively in both their recordings and live performance. Boy Harsher started in early 2013 under the name Teen Dreamz. The project was based on short stories written and read by Matthews then live scored by Muller. As the project matured the instrumentals became more dance influenced and Matthews’ delivery became more dynamic and spontaneous. In January of 2014 Teen Dreamz took on the moniker Boy Harsher. Their latest CD Careful was released February 2019. From the ashes of now defunct Texas darkwave trio Medio Mutante, Mariana Saldaña (//TENSE//) and José Cota (SSLEEPERHOLD), are back as the duo BOAN. The pair resurrected their hardware-based dance pop with an updated sensibility that is both dark and modern. Expressed in equal parts English and Spanish, vocalist Saldaña delivers cold yet catchy hooks over Cota’s infectious synth lines and aggressive analog beats. Body of Light are a relatively new creative force in the modern synth scene, only now becoming understood. From the archaic drones of their first releases, to a more realized psych soundtrack of their Sonoran Desert home, the duo has now come to finish their fifth release Volontà di Amore. 21+ show

  • Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019

    Ayla Nereo: By The Light Of The Dark Moon Tour 2019

    with Elijah Ray, Amber Lily.

    Tickets in store at STINKWEEDS and online at ValleyBarPhx.com

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