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

  • Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

    "RARF" Benefit Show featuring Dusty Tuffet

    The Research Animal Retirement Foundation (RARF) aims to provide financial support for the retirement of non-human research primates and advocacy for non-human primate interests during end of laboratory career decisions. We invite you to enjoy local music and enter a raffle of donated gifts from local artists, vendors, and benefactors. Raffle cost will be $3 per ticket or $10/4 tickets and every advance purchase for the show receives a free raffle ticket! Prizes include local art prints, prints of paintings done by primates who have retired, a Specialized Sirrus bicycle, and others! If you would like to donate art, coupons/gifts from your business, or other potential raffle prizes, please contact us!

    Performing in support of this event is Dusty Tuffet. Diverse musical backgrounds and eclectic instruments make for an Americana string band with a unique take on songs old and new. They cover songs from Nickel Creek, The Eagles, Green Day, Marshall Tucker Band, The Cars, Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, Guns & Roses, Brothers Comatose, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Train, Devil Makes Three and many more. 21+ show

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

    Big Bass Theory featuring Prophet

    Big Bass Theory Vol. 2 comes to Last Exit Live with sound reinforcement from Intergalactic Entertainment, hosted by idgaFNK and the NastyHumanz introducing the NastyFam. Deep, dark, sacred and blessed as we take a trip deeper into the galaxy with conscious creator and sub.mission artist, Prophet. 21+ show

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019

    Tropa Magica and Las Calakas

    Tropa Magica (formerly Thee Commons) will headline tonight's show at Last Exit Live. The Pacheco brothers, David and Rene, began their prolific music careers as Thee Commons. Inspired by the roots of Chicha compilations and the psych rock sounds coming out of southern California they embraced both worlds with open arms. Unable to properly play "Cumbia" rhythms they quickly learned from their peers in Boyle Heights and gave their best interpretation of the genre. High-spirited and determined they worked on a formula that would become their signature "psychedelic Cumbia punk" sound, not Latino enough for the Mexicans nor surf enough for the psych-punks. However, after three albums and a collection of EPs and singles, the brothers Pacheco decided to work on a different live and studio sound. Seeking a new sound they were inspired by the likes of Django Reinhardt, Joan Sebastian, Edith Piaf, Meridian Brothers and obscure soundtracks by Nino Rota. Yet, rather than start from scratch the brothers expanded on their "psychedelic Cumbia punk" sound and reshaped it with a cinematic, orchestrated and carnivalesque twist.

    Las Calakas is a Cumbia fusion energetic band who loves to make people dance. 21+ show