In general, I believe Tucson has all of the concerts a person needs to attend, but occasionally, something notable happens up north and a drive to Phoenix is in order. A show by Billy Bragg, who doesn't seem to play shows in America all that often and was boycotting Arizona for a few years, would qualify as reason enough to spend a few hours in the car. He's coming to Crescent Ballroom on March 26, touring in support of his first studio album in five years, Tooth & Nail, coming out on March 18.
Seriously, it's a challenge to come up with the words to describe how good this guy is, using his sharp wit and incredible songwriting skills on songs about politics and love. Tickets go on sale Friday and they won't likely last long.