Last Exit Live Archives

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Jared Mattson | Photo courtesy Embry Rucker Jared Mattson, who is one half of jazz duo Mattson 2 and is best known for his work with chillwave virtuoso Toro Y Moi, is coming to Last Exit Live in Phoenix on April 3 in support of his new solo project. The catch? He hasn’t released an album yet. “In a very 1980s fashion, I will be touring and grinding shows as a power trio before any...

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Photo courtesy The Hardways    Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Everything from mariachi and rockabilly to “saloon-style” sounds and a piano tribute to Coldplay is on tap this week. Mariachi Sol de Mexico de José Hernández Friday, December 10 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts The festive sounds of mariachi will fill the air when José Hernández brings his...

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Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra | Photo courtesy phoenixafrobeatorchestra.com   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week’s shows veer slightly off the mainstream path and down many different side streets, with everything from EDM and African folk-funk fusion to alt. rock godfather Elvis Costello and gypsy jazz. Negativland and Sue-C Tuesday, November 9 at The Rebel Lounge Since forming in the San...

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Brandon Decker | Photo Courtesy Macallan Agency   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Everything from a country band featuring a member of the Gin Blossoms to American Songbook jazz is on tap this week. Honeygirl Trio Wednesday, July 28 at Copper Blues Scott Johnson of the Gin Blossoms and Kira Brown play contemporary, cool acoustic country as two-thirds of Honeygirl...

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Photo courtesy andywarpigs.com   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week, we’ve got American roots music, reggae, rock and a tribute to late Phoenix punk musician Andy Warpigs. The Sugar Thieves Friday, June 25 at the Musical Instrument Museum Following the release of two new albums, Phoenix-based American roots music band The Sugar Thieves will bring their bluesy brand of...

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1. On the Trail of Nazi Art Thieves at the Valley of the Sun – April 26
David Lewis, co-founder of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe and founder of the Schorr Collection of Old Master and 19th Century European paintings, and Hannah Lewis, Holocaust survivor and Schorr Collection co-founder, will speak about their personal experiences restoring objects of art looted by the Nazis during WWII.

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