Manny Tripodis, a longtime fixture on the area new music scene, has died at 51.
Tripodis, a musician, owned the Rogue Bar, a common rock club in Scottsdale that closed in 2019 just after a 12-yr operate.
That exact calendar year, Tripodis purchased Linger Longer Lounge, a Phoenix dive bar, with his wife Jade Noble and their friend Cal Cronin.
Two decades later, Noble and Tripodis acquired Frances, a beloved central Phoenix boutique.
Noble shared the news on social media the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 6, expressing her spouse had passed away that evening right after a 3-yr battle with cancer.
In lieu of flowers, Noble questioned that persons be sure to ship donations in Tripodis’ name to Feed Phoenix.
Remembering a person who ‘encouraged men and women to stick to their dreams’
Tripodis ran the Rogue for 12 several years. When it closed in 2019, he shared a prolonged publish on social media.
“Many view it as a rundown home that aids and abets men and women to make bad selections and consume to excessive. I search at it as supplying a stage to persons who have a thing to say or want to showcase and hone their art and expertise. That may possibly audio like a little bit a great deal, but I believe we are far more than just a regional watering gap.”
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As a neighborhood journalist centered on masking audio, Mitchell Hillman invested a large amount of time hanging out at the Rogue.
“He was a generous spirit the likes of which are exceptional to come across,” Hillman claims.
“He brought persons jointly with a smile, a fast wit, and an eye for expertise. He often encouraged people today to abide by their goals and abilities, whether they were musicians, painters, writers or barflys. He had a keen notion for expertise and he just liked locating new audio.”
Hillman states Tripodis was just one of the most supportive persons he experienced at any time met.
“If somebody he cared about was heading as a result of a rough time, he’d enable them out,” Hillman suggests. “If they required cash, they’d be doing work the door at Rogue for a number of times. He was an angelic rascal who could sing like an saint, and liked remaining surrounded by incredible music, loyal friends and great food.”
Brandon Decker of decker. shared a heartfelt tribute to Tripodis on Facebook as close friends reacted to his demise on social media.
“Emmanuel Tripodis was a sweet, loving man and true winner of people building tunes, who would inevitably become his friend,” Decker wrote.
“He manufactured a place for people to come jointly and share their artwork and he seriously gave reliable, loving time to everybody who entered that beautiful dive bar. I am so sorry to listen to of his passing and so grateful I had a opportunity to reconnect with him this calendar year. Sending you huge enjoy through the ethers my mate. Thank you for generating our entire world a very good deal brighter.”
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‘We missing a giant of a human’
Neighborhood cinematographer Matty Steinkamp reported Tripodis was “a hero to the complete tunes scene in the southwest” in a Fb tribute.
“We misplaced a huge of a human with his passing,” Steinkamp wrote.
“He introduced so several of us collectively more than the years owning and running Rogue Bar. He usually arrived out and supported area bands’ huge nights at more substantial venues. I was blessed to call him a friend, but I am honored to also be an artist he supported.”
William Reed, who hosted quite a few nights at the Rogue as a DJ, shared a Facebook write-up contacting Tripodis “a winner of the Arizona reside audio and little enterprise community — highly regarded and admired by everybody he encountered.”
Sarah Chapman also shared a charming tribute crediting Tripodis with obtaining encouraged her to type her band, Ghost Cat Attack.
“I pretty much gave up proper just before it all fell into location and Manny told me to just retain jamming with persons in the scene and it would take place — and it did,” she wrote.
“I am going to be for good grateful to Manny and the Rogue for the neighborhood they shaped and the art it impressed. Thank you for anything Manny, I hope where by you are there is so considerably tunes and foods and joy.”
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Noble shared that a celebration of his life is prepared for 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.
Corey Gomez will host an open mic that night time in Tripodis’ memory.
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