Last Exit Live to Reopen in Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix is getting a new live music venue early next year and it's one that should be recognizable to many Valley bands and their fans.

Bygone Tempe rock bar Last Exit is being resurrected by its original proprietor Brannon Kleinlein and will once again host the exploits of local acts and musicians --ranging from rock and indie to Americana and reggae -- after it reopens sometime in March. And here's the kicker: Its new home is the old Ruby Room.

According to Kleinlein, who spoke with Up on the Sun via Facebook chat, the venue will now be known as Last Exit Live and is returning from the dead in order to give both bands and music fans another option for live music in downtown.

See also:

The Lowdown on Last Exit's Situation Last Exit Bar & Grill Closes For Good The Ruby Room's Final Night (Slideshow)

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.