The Rebel Lounge Archives

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  Photo by Carlos Varela   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Some huge music stars are coming this week, led by Guns ‘N Roses and capped off with Latin Grammy award-winner Pepe Aguilar. Guns ‘N Roses Monday, August 30 at Footprint Center The legendary rock band returns for a tour featuring a set list of hits, from “Welcome to the...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Reggae-rock bands, Chicago-style blues, dubstep, and instrumental prog rock top the list this week. Strawberry Girls Wednesday, August 18 at The Rebel Lounge Instrumental prog rock trio Strawberry Girls bring their post-hardcore California sound to town in support of their fourth studio album, Tasmanian Glow. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 18 at The Rebel Lounge, 2303...

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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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Rebel Lounge owner Stephen Chilton with Reap & Sow Owners Luke Bentley & Lance Linderman | Photo by Charles Barth    The leisure and hospitality industries were some of the hardest hit by COVID-19, with employment in these sectors falling from 39 percent to 15 percent in the first few months of the pandemic. In an effort to keep team members employed and sustain their companies, many local business owners found ways to lean on...

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The Rebel Lounge reopened its doors this past weekend, unveiling a collaboration with Reap and Sow Coffee. But they haven’t just installed an espresso machine and called it a day, they’ve been very thoughtful about adapting the space. It boasts a welcoming atmosphere with plenty of open space and different seating areas and it has a brighter feel thanks to the new skylights and trendy décor. Reap and Sow is brought to you by the...

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According to NPR, 90 percent of independent music venues will close permanently by the end of 2020. It’s a somber statistic for people like Steve Chilton, who owns The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix. “We closed on March 15 and haven’t really made a dollar in revenue since then,” he says. “It’s going to be months and months before we reopen. It might be until next summer.” The building that houses The Rebel Lounge has a...

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