Hell Can Wait. From the streets of Compton, this rapper’s latest release Big Fish Theory incorporates experimentation and electronic elements to critical acclaim. Vince Staples creeps the Smile, Your On Camera Tour into The Rialto Theater. Buddy opens the show.
Author of Spent Saints, Brian Jabas Smith reads from his latest book, Tucson Salvage: Tales and Recollections from La Frontera at Antigone Books. With poetry by Mari Herreras, a screening of Tucson Salvage Documentary by filmmaker Maggie Smith and music by violinist Barry Smith. Details here.
UA students, DJ Hadjibeatzz spins into the early morning light. College Party Night at 191 Toole. Details here.
Blues Hall of Famers guitarist Dave Riley and harpist Bob Corritore and Juke Joint Blues smoke at Monterey Court. Details here.
The name says it all. Tiny House of Funk get wicked in the tasting room at Sand-Reckoner. Details here.
Reverb-drenched mistresses of trauma, The Surfbroads are providing the musical background for Día De Las Luchas. Oh, yeah, and there’s a bunch of wrestlers too: Rockstar Champion EJ Sparks, Hammerstone, Lord Drako, El Dragon, The Prophet y un chingo mas. At The Rialto Theater. Details here.
Potent, like “Royal Jelly,” Miss Olivia and the Interlopers radiate their soulful, funky grooves at 191 Toole. With a debut album soon to drop, maybe they will sneak peek a track or two? With Miller’s Planet. Details here.
Revitalized after a six-year creative dormancy between albums, Reel Big Fish’s Life Sucks....Let’s Dance Tour flails into The Rock on Saturday, Feb. 2. Details here.
Luicidal features former members of Suicidal Tendencies performing songs from their early studio albums. At Spark Project Collective. Details here.
Grammy Award winning cajun superstars, Beausoleil with Michel Doucet pack the dance floor at El Casino Ballroom. Carnivaleros add more spice to the gumbo. Details here. Celtgrass. What’s that you ask? Playing banjos, fiddles, guitars and mandolins in innovative ways, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 find the common ground between old world tradition and the mountain music of Appalachia. At Leo Rich Theater. Details here.
The Missing Parts and Aztral Folk reunite at Tap + Bottle Downtown. Details here. The Midtown Islanders and The Rifle play the classics of the future on Groundhog Day’s night. At Che’s Lounge. Details here.
Her songs reflect the austere beauty of the desert Southwest: Leila Lopez is at Monterey Court. Followed by award-winning singer-songwriter John Coinman. Details here.
Singer-songwriter Katie Haverly& The Aviary debut the video release of “Titanic” with a special performance at Exo Roast Co. Songstress Jillian Bessett opens. Details here. Armed with only a banjo and acoustic guitar, plus a severely morbid sense of humor, murderfolk poète maudit Amigo the Devil sings songs about serial killers and spousal abuse at Club Congress. With the good-time devilish music of Harley Poe. Details here.
Celebrating the music of Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, The Kingston Trio, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and more. Lonesome Traveler explores the roots of American folk music with special guest Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary. At The Fox Theatre. Details here.
This acclaimed Yaqui guitarist has performed for a U.S. President and the Pope. Gabriel Ayala Quintet are at Monterey Court. Details here.
World soul music and improvisational live looping is in store when Poranguí celebrate the release of their self-titled album at Solar Culture. Details here.