Opening/Closing

Last Exit Live to Open on March 22

There's been a growing cacophony coming from inside Last Exit Live in recent weeks, including plenty of banging, thumping, and grinding. Such clamor isn't from any ear-crunching local hard rock acts testing out the soon-to-open downtown Phoenix bar and music joint, however, but rather from a flurry of renovations that owner Brannon Kleinlein and his crew are giving the place.

The construction will reach a crescendo soon as Last Exit Live is scheduled to debut less than a month from now, on March 22, and a horde of local bands have already signed up to perform at the venue.