Last Exit Live presents
The Breakup Society
Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers, MILLS END, Translation Audio
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Breakup Society
The Breakup Society are about to release a third album, "So Much Unhappiness, So Little Time," the second line of which, of course, is "it's a struggle making lemonade when life gives you lime."
Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers
Carol Pacey & the Honey Shakers is one of only a very few female-fronted, all original Americana rock bands in the Phoenix metro area, AZ, USA! Original and uncommonly upbeat music written by up and coming Tempe singer/songwriter, Carol Pacey. With songs written in Americana's mix of folk, alt-country and rock and roll, Carol brings it all to her shows with enthusiasm, ease and pure joy. Originally from the East Coast, Carol moved out west and became enamored with what Arizona and Mexico had to offer. At her shows, she performs a collection of original songs, from poignant ballads to driving rockers.
Blazing up and down lead guitar is Andy Borunda, most recently from local indie band, I Me Mine and The Cyd & Andy Show, as well as Crazyblue and Obbligatto. Andy is an Arizona native and his main influences are Jimmy Page, Ace Frehley and Slash.
Keeping the beat is Ben DeLuca, originally an east coast boy hailing from the D.C. area. As a kid, he loved to make noise, and learned to play multiple instruments, and with a special talent for banging on things, the drums came naturally. On the advice of such icons as Jim Morrison and Horace Greeley, he headed west, dug the AZ way of life, and never looked back. Ben has an appreciation for many genres and artists, and what he'll tell you he's learned from those who have influenced him musically, is that, "Music is a universal language that allows us to express that which we cannot by other means, it is like medicine for the soul."
Born and raised in Boston, Dante Fiorenza studied jazz and rock bass, and in 1999 with his first band, Surrender Dorothy, opened Lilith Fair Phoenix, and he has since performed with Launching Brenda, Stephanie Kniffin and Cameo Hill. Dante's main influences are his father who, while not a bassist, is the "baddest tenor man in Boston," Charles Mingus, Jaco, John Paul Jones, and Paul McCartney.
Mill's End carries on a tradition of American Alt-Country that blends modern influences with folk/Americana songwriting. The band's sound is firmly rooted in a style reflective of Drive By Truckers, Whiskeytown, the Jayhawks and the Old 97's, but with a healthy dose of classic and progressive rock. In 2008, jam sessions between singer/guitarist Jeff Bump and drummer Mark Bainbridge inspired the two to form Mill's End, and they soon added bassist Geoff Butzine and guitarist Keith Parillo to round out the group. A substantial repertoire of original songs quickly followed, as did a desire to share with the public a down-to-earth approach to experiencing live music. Mill's End currently plays at popular Tempe and Phoenix-area clubs including the Yucca Tap Room, The Sail Inn and Hollywood Alley to an ever-expanding fan base. The band has also made headlines by participating in "The Train Tracks," a video web series featuring local musicians playing live on the Metro Light Rail in downtown Phoenix. Similarly, Mill's End recorded tunes for a campaign by Valley Metro to promote the use of public transportation in the Phoenix metropolitan area. After recently releasing a self-titled EP, Mill's End is looking forward to recording a full-length album while continuing to expand opportunities for sharing its intimate brand of live shows.