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Bud Light Music Stage
- 8 p.m.: The Distortionists
- 9 p.m.: Camp Courageous
- 10 p.m.: The Swim
- 11 p.m.: Sand Rubies
- Midnight: Ph8
The lineup on this year's Bud Light stage seems to have a little something for each and every one of us to love. The Distortionists
kick things off at 8 p.m.
, followed at 9 p.m.
by Camp Courageous
, who, by the way, have not broken up. At 10 p.m.,
it's the not-quite-breezy, hummable indie pop of The Swim
, who are still one of Tucson's finest under-the-radar new bands. At 11 p.m.,
it's desert-rock survivors the Sand Rubies
, who are set to release a new album that we're hearing mighty good things about. At midnight,
it's back to the heavy stuff, courtesy of Ph8
, whose loyal following will surely pack the place.
Desert Toyota/KRQ Stage
- 8 p.m.: Spirit Familia
- 9 p.m.: Found Dead on the Phone
- 10 p.m.: Seven to Blue
- 11 p.m.: The Holy Rolling Empire
- Midnight: The Jons
This outdoor stage is all over the map, genre-wise, but it seems to be as good a spot as any to get your groove on--and what better way to start at 8 p.m.
than with a set from local octet Spirit Familia
, who will play anything as long as it's funky and exotic? At 9 p.m., Found Dead on the Phone
take the stage. Speaking of a groove, if there's anyone who does suave jazz-pop better than Seven to Blue
, please take us to them. They're on at 10 p.m.
, with The Holy Rolling Empire
(formerly The Crowd), experts at intertwining elements of '60s psych and garage rock with a heaping dose of modern indie and just a touch of prog, taking over at 11 p.m.
, you know them, you love them--The Jons
(or, The Sonoran Beatles, as we like to call them) will send you home with a smile on your face.
Food City/Tejano /La Preciosa Stage
- 8 to 10 p.m.: Kinto
- 10 to 11 p.m.: Imagen Norteña
- 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Los Gallegos
This outdoor stage starts things off at 8 p.m.
with a set of rock en español from Kinto
. 10 p.m.
brings Imagen Norteña
, who play--what else?--norteño music, to the stage. Then, at 11 p.m.
, Los Gallegos
perform a combination of norteño, tejano and cojunto to close out the night.
- 8 p.m.: Andrew Collberg
- 9 p.m.: George Squier Orchestra
- 10 p.m.: Oppenheimer (Ireland)
- 11 p.m.: They Might Be Giants (New York City)
Well, we know where all the dorks will be tonight (and we mean that in the best way possible). At 8 p.m.,
Lennonesque phenom Andrew Collberg
kicks off the night, followed by the giddy retro-futuristic dance party sounds of the George Squier Orchestra
at 9 p.m. Oppenheimer
is an Irish duo who specialize in pretty, pastoral electro-pop tunes that split the difference between Air and the Postal Service. Then, it's the two most literate guys named John you'll ever find in a single band: They Might Be Giants
may be the biggest band to ever play the Crawl, and bless their little hearts for showing up to the party. Make a little birdhouse in your soul for them at 11 p.m.
(Note: Wristband entry for this show will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you'd like to guarantee yourself a spot, the Rialto is selling tickets specifically for this show for $25, which also includes a wristband.)
Fifth Avenue Cabaret (formerly Skrappy's)
- 8 p.m.: Uncle Fister
- 9 p.m.: Winelord
- 10 p.m.: Mozart's Sister
- 11 p.m.: Infernal Racket
- Midnight: Hipster Daddy-O
The former Skrappy's locale will make its debut tonight as the Fifth Avenue Cabaret. It's too bad Lester Bangs didn't hang around long enough to hear local trio Uncle Fister
--or maybe they were just born too late--'cuz he woulda loved their Chuck Berry-aping, Stooges-worshiping brand of scuzz-punk. Check 'em out at 8 p.m.
, just before Winelord
, who have ditched the Y chromosome for all-chick three-piece glory. They're sounding better than ever these days, and you can hear the proof for your own damn self at 9 p.m.
If you've been convinced for the last 20 years that hell is, indeed, for children, don't miss local trio Mozart's Sister
, who will transport you back to the era when the Motels rode high on the charts, at 10 p.m.
If Fishbone grew up in Nogales listening to Pop's Sly and the Family Stone records, and then decided to form a band, they'd sound a whole lot like Infernal Racket
. At midnight
, Hipster Daddy-O
injects high-octane horns into the already combustible engine of swing-rock. Wait, who poured those spy themes into my tasty waves? Oh, you!
- 8 p.m.: Guilty Pleazeurs
- 9 p.m.: David D'Alessio
- 10 p.m.: Little Sisters of the Poor
- 11 p.m.: What Laura Says Thinks and Feels (Phoenix)
- Midnight: The Okmoniks
Basically, none of the bands playing the indoor stage at Hotel Congress have anything in common, which is rather appropriate for a venue that seems to book just about anything, as long as it's good. Distorted rock riffs and ripe female vocals (see the '80s) are the name of Guilty Pleazeurs
' game. They're on at 8 p.m.
, with former Let's English frontman David D'Alessio
showing his folk-pop side at 9 p.m.
Comprising four veterans of the Tucson music scene, including frontman David Slutes, Little Sisters of the Poor
's forte is jangly desert-pop with hooks galore. They're on at 10 p.m.
Imagine shoegaze without the sonic density, and you've got an idea of what to expect when Phoenix's What Laura Says Thinks and Feels
take the stage at 11 p.m.
Then, at midnight
: You wanted the best, you got 'em: the hottest garage punks in Ye Ol' Pueblo, Thee Okmoniks
Hotel Congress Outdoor Stage
- 8 p.m.: The Iods
- 9 p.m.: Days Unfold
- 10 p.m.: Mission Creeps
- 11 p.m.: The Provocative Whites
- Midnight: Mostly Bears
Nonstop rock is the name of the game tonight at the Outdoor Stage at Hotel Congress, which gets things rolling at 8 p.m.
with The Iods
, a Tucson trio who reside on the palatable edge of emo. Days Unfold
bring the prog-emo goods at 9 p.m.
, right in front of the all-things-campy/spooky outfit The Mission Creeps
at 10 p.m. The Provocative Whites
(or, if you prefer--and we do--The P-Dubs) are all about straightforward indie-rock, just the way Jeebus intended. Catch them at 11 p.m.
, right in front of Mostly Bears
, who prove the theory that prog-rock à la Mars Volta doesn't have to be hookless, at midnight
- 8 p.m.: Al Perry
- 9 p.m.: Marianne Dissard and Matt Mitchell
- 10 p.m.: Tom Walbank
- 11 p.m.: Stefan George
- Midnight: Al Foul
The District's stage is usually reserved for friendly, yet heated, dart competitions, but tonight, it'll serve as the platform for some of Tucson's most venerable and sturdy musical icons. Get there early--at 8 p.m.
, to be exact--for the twang, in both varieties (i.e., country and surf), of Al Perry
. French-born chanteuse Marianne Dissard
recorded her debut album with Naim Amor and members of Calexico. At 9 p.m.
, she'll be backed by god-of-all-things-guitar Matt Mitchell
. Things get frenzied and sweaty at 10 p.m.
, when a white British dude--that's Tom Walbank--
sends chills up your spine as he channels the bygone masters of Delta blues. Stefan George
is, at this point, a Tucson institution. Whether he's digging into his trademark soul-blues or paying homage to country greats, he never fails to deliver the authentic goods. He's on at 11 p.m.
, just prior to the barnstorming rockabilly master that is Al Foul
, who closes shop at midnight
- 8 p.m.: Frida
- 9:15 p.m.: Los Nawdy Dawgs
- 10:30 p.m.: Noid
- Midnight: Upground (Los Angeles)
- 1 a.m.: DJ Chucky Chingon
Your musical home for all things south of the border, Sharks sticks to what it does best tonight, starting at 8 p.m.
. At 9:15 p.m.,
Santana-influenced Latin rockers Los Nawdy Dawgs
take over, right before the bilingual Noid
, at 10:30 p.m.
, L.A.'s Upground
treat you to their combo platter of ska, rock, reggae and cumbia, followed at 1 a.m.
with a set from DJ Chucky Chingon
Sport's on Congress
- 9 p.m.: Vanish Twin
- 10 p.m.: DJ Deeko
A recent addition to Congress Street, Sport's on Congress features a full menu, a full bar and tonight, some fine entertainment for your listening pleasure. At 9 p.m.
, get a dose of some old-school, down-and-dirty punk rock courtesy of Vanish Twin
. Then, stick around, 'cause at 10 p.m., DJ Deeko
takes over the turntables for a danceable mix of funk and hip-hop.
- 9 p.m.: Love Mound
- 10 p.m.: SuperGiant (New Mexico)
- 11 p.m.: Super Destroyer
- Midnight: Split Hoof (Austin, Texas)
- 1 p.m.: Great American Tragedy
We've dubbed this conglomeration "Deafness Is as Deafness Does." In other words, if you dig the loud, heavy stuff, there may be no better place to hang out tonight than Vaudeville, but for the love of God--and your eardrums--don't forget the earplugs. Kicking things off in style is local trio Love Mound
, purveyors of heavy-ass boogie rock. Imagine ZZ Top on HGH, and that's pretty much what you'll get at 9 p.m.
A trio of out-of-towners takes over for the next three slots: According to their press kit, New Mexico's SuperGiant
is a "mix of passionate vocals, lyrics and atmospheric sonic journeys laced with creamy heavy groove-oriented power rock 'n' roll" (10 p.m.
); Super Destroyer
is just one guy named Richard, a onetime Phoenix resident and current Californian whose mostly electronic songs call to mind Ministry, Nine Inch Nails and even Depeche Mode on occasion (11 p.m.
); meanwhile Austin's Split Hoof
are said to sound like Black Sabbath, with a bit of The Cult thrown in for good measure (midnight
). Who better to stick a fork in a night of heavy stuff than the heaviest of the heavy? Our own Great American Tragedy
are up at 1 a.m.
Red Room at Grill
- 9 p.m.: Blankets
- 10 p.m.: The Fuckin' Kennies
- 11 p.m.: The French Quarter (Phoenix)
- Midnight: Andrew Jackson Jihad (Phoenix)
The only venue where you can eat tater tots or a bowl of Cap'n Crunch while you enjoy the Crawl, the Red Room starts things off at 9 p.m.
, a former one-man band that's lately been backed up by a full band. Whichever version shows up tonight, expect indie-pop of the K Records variety. Apparently, Fuckin' Kenny is now The Fuckin' Kennies
. They'll be dishing out sometimes surreal comedy-laced indie-pop ditties at 10 p.m.
, just before Phoenix's The French Quarter
, which includes Stephen Steinbrink and whomever else he happens to be playing with at any given time. Check out their brand of psychedelic folk at 11 p.m.
, prior to the comedic folk-punk of Phoenix outfit Andrew Jackson Jihad
Enoteca Pizzeria Wine Bar
If you've got a hankerin' for some tasty Italian eats and perhaps a fine wine, stop into Enoteca, which will feature music from Jimmy Coll
from 6 to 9 p.m.
Casablanca Bar and Grill
- 8 to 10 p.m.: Bellydancers and tango
- 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Kinto
If it's Mediterranean food you seek, might we recommend Casablanca's Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine? An addition to tonight's menu: bellydancers and tango
, from 8 to 10 p.m.
, followed by music from Kinto
, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- 6 to 8:30 p.m.: Ed DeLucia
Sip a cup of joe or enjoy some great Italian food at Caffé Milano tonight, and you'll be rewarded with the added bonus of a performance by one of Tucson's finest jazz guitarists, Ed DeLucia
, who performs from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
El Charro Café
- 6 to 8 p.m.: Mariachi Luz De Luna
Fish tacos and a refreshing margarita, anyone? A good bet is El Charro Café. Sure, it's a bit off the beaten path, but here's a bit of further incentive: Mariachi Luz de Luna
will be performing there from 6 to 8 p.m
FOURTH AVENUE AREA
Bookmans/The Mountain Stage
- 8 p.m.: American Android
- 9 p.m.: Doubletop
- 10 p.m.: Haley Jane
- 11 p.m.: Luca
- Midnight: Sunday Afternoon
This outdoor stage is sponsored by Bookmans and The Mountain, and most of the performers on it would fit perfectly on that radio station's playlist, with one exception: At 8 p.m., American Android
doses their beefy rock sound and lovely harmonies and melodies with some potent political observations. The earthy rock and harmony vocals of Doubletop
, who recently released a new album, Firewater
, hit the stage at 9 p.m.
, right before the rootsy rock of Haley Jane
, who are fronted by the winningly raspy-voiced singer/guitarist/songwriter Toby Slade, hit the stage at 10 p.m.
Having celebrated the release of a new album, Fractions
, just two days prior to the Crawl, Nick Luca's namesake band (that would be Luca
) will perform an infectious mix of jazz, pop and rock that'll have you wish you were dancing in a lesbian bar. They're on at 11 p.m.
, just before perennial favorites Sunday Afternoon
deliver a set at midnight
that's sure to please fans of the Dave Matthews Band and Pearl Jam.
- 8 p.m.: Worm
- 9 p.m.: SoEra
- 10 p.m.: Before There Were Oceans
- 11 p.m.: Thousand Yard Stare (Phoenix)
- Midnight: Mondigo
Sports bar by day, college hangout by night, O'Malley's will showcase a handful of (mostly) local bands tonight, starting at 8 p.m.
, whose riff-heavy psych-rock just may induce flashbacks. SoEra
is a quartet that dishes out heaps of bludgeoning experimental death metal. They're on at 9 p.m.
, just prior to the trio Before There Were Oceans
, whose indie rock contains traces of new wave, at 10 p.m.
At 11 p.m.
, Phoenix's Thousand Yard Stare
's catchy choruses will remind of a young Gin Blossoms, followed at midnight
, a trio that sticks mostly to straight-forward, midtempo rock and features gorgeous harmonies of the variety that only siblings can provide.
- 8 p.m.: The Broken Lines
- 9 p.m.: The Dead Tones
- 10 p.m.: Bread and Circus
- 11 p.m.: Ghost Cow
- Midnight: Last Call Brawlers
If the Fourth Avenue building you're standing in front of looks like someone took a giant aluminum can, then sliced it lengthwise down the middle, congratulations: You've found The Hut. Get your groove on at 8 p.m.
with jam-banders The Broken Lines
, followed at 9 p.m.
by The Dead Tones
, who take swing, rockabilly and garage rock, then puree it in a blender 'til it's ripe and tasty. Bread and Circus
, who earlier this year released their debut album, Spare Me Over
, mix folk, rock and country with literate, Dylanesque leanings. Catch them at 10 p.m.
, with Ghost Cow
, who inject a dose of desert rock into their garage-psych stew, up at 11 p.m.
, it's the balls-to-the-wall rockabilly blitzkrieg of Last Call Brawlers
The Hut Outdoor Stage
- 8 p.m.: The Dusty Buskers
- 9 p.m.: Geoffrey J. and the Hook
- 10 p.m.: Kevin Pakulis
- 11 p.m.: Jesse Dayton (Austin, Texas)
- Midnight: The Wyatts
Things are mighty rootsy on this outdoor stage tonight. The dynamic duo known as The Dusty Buskers
get things rolling at 8 p.m.
with their take on down-home bluegrass and Irish tunes, followed at 9 p.m.
by the bluesy rock of Geoffrey J. and the Hook
. At 10 p.m.,
do yourself a favor and check out the fine Americana singer/songwriter Kevin Pakulis
, followed by Austin country veteran Jesse Dayton
at 11 p.m.
(Ask him to play his cover of The Cars' "Just What I Needed"--you'll be glad you did.) And who else could play the headlining slot on this stage but country-rockers The Wyatts
, who, by this point, have won every TAMMIES award ever created?
- 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Uproots (Yuma)
You didn't really expect to find an industrial band playing at this shop for all your reggae needs, now did you? Skank to Yuma's Uproots
from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- 7 to 9 p.m.: Chad Brimm and Chelsea Duncan
Grab a latte and check out the modern acoustic folk of Chad Brimm and Chelsea Duncan
, who will be playing from 7 to 9 p.m.
- 8 to 11 p.m.: Tracy Shedd
Epic Cafe's been packing 'em in since before you were born, and tonight, they've got a special musical treat for you. Recent Tucson transplant Tracy Shedd
has released albums of her delicate, slightly melancholy songs for such esteemed national indie labels as Teenbeat and Devil in the Woods. She'll be performing from 8 to 11 p.m.
Martin's Comida Chingona
- 7 to 9 p.m.: Salvador Duran
Martin's features some of the best Mexican food we've tasted here in the Old Pueblo, and tonight, from 7 to 9 p.m.
, the music is of the same quality. All it takes for Salvador Duran
to make your jaw drop is a nylon-string guitar, a wooden stomp-box and a voice unlike any you've ever heard. Unless you speak Spanish, you won't understand a word, but trust us when we say it won't matter.