Before it was the Rebel Lounge, it was the Mason Jar. Founded in 1979, the Mason Jar quickly established itself as one of the premier clubs in central Phoenix, hosting some of alternative rock’s best on their way to stardom: Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Jane’s Addiction, Green Day, Guns ‘N’ Roses, and Nirvana. In the early 2000s, the club was revamped and began booking diverse modern rock, indie, and metal bands, hosting The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, & Avenge Sevenfold, and more.
In 2015, Stephen Chilton of Psyko Steve Presents took over the building to turn it into The Rebel Lounge. The club’s musical heritage will continue to inspire the musical tone of the club, hosting tomorrow’s best musical acts before anyone else.
Since The Rebel Lounge has opened we have hosted shows for Dustin Kensrue, LANY, Zella Day, Mitsuki, The Heavy, GBH, William Elliott Whoitmore, Louis The Child, The Maine, July Talk, Coin, Ceremony, Fishbone, Dreamers, Chicano Batman, Rasputin, Sticky Fingers, Beach Slang, AJJ, The Sheepdogs, Cannibal Ox, Stooges Brass Band, Girlpool, Save Ferris, Titus Andronicus, The Casualties, Chon, Jessica Hernandez And The Deltas, Elvis Depressedly, Marc E Bassy, Copeland, Rocky Votolato, Lydia, Dave Hause, Arkells, Dan Adriano, Kyle Gass Band, Mutoid Man, Civil Twilight, Legendary Shack Shakers, Sham 69, Matt Pond PA, PWR BTTM, Aaron Gillespie, Allison Weiss, Chronic Future, Agnostic Front, Marty Friedman, Sacred Reich, Rob Crow, Esme Patterson, Drag The River, Lindi Ortega, Miniature Tigers, Swami John Reis, We The Kings, Antwon, Into It Over It, Porches, Alex G, Pinegrove, Foxing, Susto, Snog, Aubrie Sellers, Frankie Cosmos, JMSN, The Rocket Summer, Potty Mouth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Richie Ramone, The Hotelier, Voivod, Venom Inc, Pitty Sex, Conflict, Total Chaos, Tinny Moving Parts, Big Business, The Frights, Fall Of Troy, Jay Brannan, Jim Ward, The Spill Canvas, Skeletonwitch, Cute Is What We Aim For, The Garden, Caspian, From Indian Lakes, Ace Enders, Trash Talk, Kevin Devine, Health, Sales, Skinny Lister, Marc E Bassy, Red Fang, Torch, Assuming We Survive, The Coathangers, Chain Gang Of 1974, You Blew It, All Get Out, Mona, and many many more..