Venues Around Town Archive

  • They say a picture is worth a thousand words, they say every picture tells a story, they say a lot of things about images being able to move people more than writing. For once, and perhaps the only time, I’m going to allow the following images sink in without much addition of my own admonitions. I really don’t need to say much that I haven’t said HERE, so I won’t, except that I am so fucking excited about the Grand Opening of Last Exit Live that I can hardly contain myself. If you don’t understand my joy, please refer to...

    Last Exit Live-Tonight’s The Night!!!

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, they say every picture tells a story, they say a lot of things about images being able to move people more than writing. For once, and perhaps the only time, I’m going to allow the following images sink in without much addition of my own admonitions. I really don’t need to say much that I haven’t said HERE, so I won’t, except that I am so fucking excited about the Grand Opening of Last Exit Live that I can hardly contain myself. If you don’t understand my joy, please refer to...

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  • Quick on the heels of the release of their magnificent album The Elephant In The Room early last summer, Banana Gun has released an  EP of their live efforts since that time. With the combination of live tracks that include both originals and covers, as well as one sacred studio track that previews a bit of love from the next full length album, this is one hell of a package. Throughout all six performances on this modest EP, Banana Gun shows that they are an amazing band filled with infinite possibilities and a definite stylistic sound, they are defining themselves,...

    The Live EP from Banana Gun

    Quick on the heels of the release of their magnificent album The Elephant In The Room early last summer, Banana Gun has released an  EP of their live efforts since that time. With the combination of live tracks that include both originals and covers, as well as one sacred studio track that previews a bit of love from the next full length album, this is one hell of a package. Throughout all six performances on this modest EP, Banana Gun shows that they are an amazing band filled with infinite possibilities and a definite stylistic sound, they are defining themselves,...

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  • Just when you think things couldn’t get better for the Arizona music scene you turn the corner and something new pops right up at you. In this case it’s a bit of history coming back on many levels. The popular Tempe music venue Last Exit, which was open from 2003-2009, is reopening courtesy of its original owner Brannon Kleinlein in a new downtown Phoenix location.  The former Tempe location featured the best in local acts along with many national touring acts such as Zac Brown Band, Gin Blossoms, Candlebox, Dramarama, The Format, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Cross Canadian Ragweed,...

    Last Exit Live: IT’S ALIVE!!!

    Just when you think things couldn’t get better for the Arizona music scene you turn the corner and something new pops right up at you. In this case it’s a bit of history coming back on many levels. The popular Tempe music venue Last Exit, which was open from 2003-2009, is reopening courtesy of its original owner Brannon Kleinlein in a new downtown Phoenix location.  The former Tempe location featured the best in local acts along with many national touring acts such as Zac Brown Band, Gin Blossoms, Candlebox, Dramarama, The Format, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Cross Canadian Ragweed,...

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  • For the entire time I’ve known them, I  have wondered (in much the same way I spend nights staring up at the stars) what the debut album would from Future Loves Past would hold in store for its loyal listeners. This past Spring musical architect and late night home studio whiz Eric Palmer began sending me tracks that he had just completed at 4am and I was stunned—this raised the ante even  more, but I had no idea what it could all be possibly be leading toward. Then some weeks ago, bassist Sean Wintrow made it clear when he sent...

    Future Loves Past present Our Solar System

    For the entire time I’ve known them, I  have wondered (in much the same way I spend nights staring up at the stars) what the debut album would from Future Loves Past would hold in store for its loyal listeners. This past Spring musical architect and late night home studio whiz Eric Palmer began sending me tracks that he had just completed at 4am and I was stunned—this raised the ante even  more, but I had no idea what it could all be possibly be leading toward. Then some weeks ago, bassist Sean Wintrow made it clear when he sent...

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  • This weekend begins the last month of what has been a glorious year in local music. Like the previous years before it that have built up to now, fans will be rushing to catch every show they can amidst the holiday season and bands will be pushing like crazy to leave lasting impressions with a lineup of amazing gigs and album release shows scattered liberally throughout the month from beginning  to end. So while we say farewell to November and  hello to December, we have a handful of brilliant, important shows to choose from, each packed with their own power and...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    This weekend begins the last month of what has been a glorious year in local music. Like the previous years before it that have built up to now, fans will be rushing to catch every show they can amidst the holiday season and bands will be pushing like crazy to leave lasting impressions with a lineup of amazing gigs and album release shows scattered liberally throughout the month from beginning  to end. So while we say farewell to November and  hello to December, we have a handful of brilliant, important shows to choose from, each packed with their own power and...

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