Tempe DIY Music Venue Parliament Closes

If you're a fan of local DIY label Rubber Brother Records, any of its associated bands, or Tempe's fringe music scene, you're might hate the bad news we're about to tell you: Parliament is closed. No joke.

Earlier today, its staff pulled the plug on the all-ages music and arts venue, which was housed in a Tempe industrial park and also functioned as the headquarters of the indie record label.

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