Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Banana Gun, decker., Wyves, Bear Ghost, Sara Robinson, Japhys Descent, Ruca

LAST EXIT LIVE 4 YR ANNIVERSARY - 2 Stages (Outdoor & Indoor)

Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Banana Gun, decker., Wyves, Bear Ghost, Sara Robinson, Japhys Descent, Ruca

Sat, April 29, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra
PAO, or Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra is a collective of like-minded individuals based in Phoenix, Az, with a love and desire to play Afrobeat music for you, so that you may dance and hear a message of humanity.
Banana Gun
Banana Gun
Banana Gun's wants to reach the largest audience possible. They are available for tours, festivals, and regional shows. Banana Gun is a hardworking, enthusiastic group, that performs with great energy. Regardless of the crowd or venue, people will dance to Banana Gun.

"Banana Gun's live show is enriching and rewarding. Their gigs are pretty amazing and what's more, the members of Banana Gun seem to have an amazing time doing what they do best, which is getting people dancing to their eclectic musical stylings." - Mitchell L Hillman Journalist for Java Magazine, July 2012

Banana Gun has a diverse sound ranging from 70's rock, Bluegrass, funk, and R&B, which reaches a broad audience that loves to dance and sing along with the music.
decker.
decker.
For seven years running, decker. has been recording and performing some of the most vital music to be released from America's Southwest. The music is clearly drawn from the land itself—all that is at once comforting, eerie, haunting, healing, harsh and beautiful. He carves something unique out of the essence he grasps in his red rock home of Sedona, Arizona—a land of red clay mountains and vortexes. The music takes on a spiritual mantle, a deeper, ancient calling rooted to the land itself, tapping into the mysticism of old, weird America, divining its power, resurrecting what he sees fit and crafting it into musical odysseys of treachery, redemption, enlightenment and tenacity.

While seemingly possessed by his desert dwellings, decker. has approached his music with a blue-collar ethic, pressing himself to perform 150 shows a year and self-releasing six studio records in the last seven years. The songwriter has been either recording an album or touring in support of one since the fall of 2009 with relentless vigor—surviving a 2012 van rollover on tour, raising a young son and maintaining a relentless show schedule. The 2014 release, Patsy saw decker. make a hardy push to spread his desert lore, touring the U.S. three times over with all the fervor, he says, “of a drowning man.” Magnet raved, “[Decker] bursts with emotion at every edge,” while No Depression declared, “[Decker] combines dark mystic lyrics and off-kilter attitude with taut musicianship and psychedelic romanticism.

With barely a pause to reflect, Decker returned home and wrote what would become his 6th studio album, Snake River Blues, set for release September 23. Inspired by legendary psychedelic blues classics like Muddy Waters’ Electric Mud and Chuck Berry's San Francisco Dues, Snake River Blues is comprised by tales of treachery and conquest, in blues archetypes viewed through decker.’s unique lens. The album signifies growth, while also a departure from his more acoustic and methodic efforts. It harnesses an American desperation, while being simultaneously rife with audacious confidence, grit and focus. Self-described as “psychedelic desert folk,” Snake River Blues is altogether decker.’s tightest and most succinct effort to date.
WYVES
WYVES
Corey Gloden | Vocals & Guitar
Nick Sterling | Guitar
Brenden McBride | Bass
Evan Knisely | Drums
Bear Ghost
Bear Ghost
Welcome to Bear Ghost. An exhilarating experience that will leave you questioning your life's direction and/or making your leg muscles twitch in rhythm to our slick, slimy grooves.

Don't be frightened, our band is not made up of live bears, dead bears, or ghosts, however we do not claim responsibility should our music summon any of the previously mentioned whatever.

Out to groove you, move you, and also to behoove you. Bear Ghost is about mixing music, life, fun, and YOU all into a spiraling wave of kick ass.

Ryan Abel - guitar, vocals
Andrew Heath - bass, bad vocals
Myke ButtonZ - drums
Thomas Knight - guitar, keyboard, vocals
Sara Robinson Band
Sara  Robinson Band
Heavy over-driven slide guitar, a tight dynamic rhythm section and a strong soulful voice that wails over it all.

Sara Robinson and her band drive their own brand of Blues Rock & Roll that has been captivating audiences with every live show. Based out of Tempe, Arizona this four piece draws influences from 60′s-70′s Rock & Roll, Blues, Soul & Funk and layers them with strong hooks and big choruses.
Japhys Descent
Japhys Descent
Japhy's Descent is about planting seeds to watch our community grow. Music has brought us & those around us so much joy, that we wish to share that love with the world around us. Brian, Martin, James & Travis wish to invite you to take the plunge into the wonderful world around you. Listen to music, laugh, play, love, share, & experience the awe around you by simply being apart of it. Remember... "You can't fall off a mountain".
Ruca
Ruca
Raised by die hard deadheads with pure flower power in Cave Creek, AZ, Ruca’s music emanates from a love of organic sounds, grooves that move, and lyrics that flow. If she's not performing at a show, she's probably on the road to go see one. Addicted to music and the beauty it brings; her smoky, soulful voice tells her story with a resounding, infectious energy. Since the release of her debut album Flow (produced by Nashville veteran Jack Howell of WilloDisc), she’s been honing her live chops at Arizona nightclubs and festivals both with a full band and as a solo acoustic artist. No matter what the ensemble, Ruca never fails to mesmerize audiences with her raw-silk voice and irrefutable charisma every time she gets behind the mic. Hoping to headline festivals world-wide, Ruca is aiming high and wants to bring everyone along for the ride.
Venue Information:
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://www.lastexitlive.com/