Tempe's 910 Live Plans February Opening

Looks like the second time's the charm for 910 Live.

As I reported last year, the Tempe nightspot -- which served as renowned old school music venue Boston's in the '90s -- was scheduled to open back in May as a rock bar called Club 910. 

A grand opening was scheduled, local bands like Digital Summer and Pelvic Meatloaf booked gigs and the place, and it appeared as through the joint would once again become a live music hotspot.

But the building's pipes decided to FUBAR everything up. According to owner Jeff Minor, who purchased the property three years ago, a sewer line broke open a day before the opening, forcing him to delay the event.

This dark cloud had a silver lining, however, as the setback allowed Minor more time to complete remodeling and repairing the club.

"We decided to complete everything and it took us this long to take care of things," he says. "But now we're ready to go."

As such, the new-and-improved 910 Live (which is located on McClintock Drive near the Loop 101) is now scheduled for a soft opening on February 11, with an official grand opening shindig planned for later in the month.

The venue will operate as both a live music venue and nightclub, featuring "cutting edge" sound system and lighting scheme, as well as separate stages both inside and outside (á la the old Boston's). Infinity Consulting Executives, the same firm that operates Sangria Luxe Lounge in Glendale and Voce Ristorante & Lounge in Scottsdale, will help run the place.

And while no bands have been officially booked as of this writing, hipster promoter Jen Deveroux has planned a couple of DJ/dance gigs at 910 Live, including her Spank Factory party on February 17 and an upcoming Wednesday weekly called CTRL-ALT-DEL. Minor says Keith Nichols (the son of one-time Boston's owner Al Nichols) will also be presenting some shows at the venue.

Any bands or turntablists interested in possibly gigging at 910 Live can visit its Web site for more info.

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