Friday, February 22, 2019

XOXO: Where to Rock in Tucson This Weekend Feb. 22 to 24

Posted By and on Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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In the 1970s, this former baseball player became RCA Records best-selling recording artist since Elvis Presley. Country music superstar Charley Pride croons at The Diamond Center. Details here.

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Like the libertines of old, this alternative performance troupe celebrates freedom unrestrained from convention. With its roots in burlesque, Tucson Libertine League will leave you spellbound at 191 Toole. Details here.

Rock ’n’ rollers La Cerca celebrate the vinyl release of Night Bloom at Club Congress. Flanked by Louise Le Hir and Soda Sun. Details here.

A blip from the underground: The shadowy and somewhat ominous Nuclear Test Facility is the site for House of Witches. With DJ sets by Lav Andula, Nullus and Mijito. Details here.

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Hey Bucko bring their eclectic blend of spaghetti western/folk/blues to Harbottle Brewing Co. Details here.

Psych/garage popper Scott Yoder places a magic cube of Sugar On Your Lips at Owls Club. Details here.
Naim Amor’s A Jazz Trio sets the mood at Exo Roast Co. Details here.

A punk rock spectacle takes place at the Surly Wench Pub with Planet Strychnine. Details here.
Maynards’ patio is the place for late-night jazz with Mesquite. Details here.

Weeg Silver & The Sly Tones entertain at Saint Charles Tavern. Details here.

Dropping bass and EDM bombs, BorderLand Bass explodes at Club XS. Details here.

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Metal Mayhem finds Damage Inc, Slaytanic, Maiden USA and Domination paying tribute to the music of Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden and Pantera. At the Rialto Theatre. Details here.

He’s been labeled “The end of rap as we know it.” L.A.’s “most controversial rapper,” Blueface drops his smoking hot single “Thotiana” at the Rialto Theatre. With Young ME, R&R and Yung J. Details here.

Igor Yuzov grew up in the Soviet Union when xenophobia led rock ’n’ roll to be banned. The Siberian surf-rock of the ever-rebellious Igor & The Red Elvises will cause your body to twist ’n’ shout involuntarily. At 191 Toole. Details here.

With plain-spoken sincerity, this country traditionalist is “A Little More Country Than That.” Easton Corbin is “ready to get out of this ordinary rut” and just “Roll With It.” At The Diamond Center. Details here.
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In an encore celebration of 38 Tucson women—the badass artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and changemakers that make this dusty town tick—Katie Haverly and The Aviary debut the video for “Titanic.” At Exo Roast Co. Details here.

“War is not healthy for children and other living things.” Armory Park is the site of the 37th Annual Peace Fair & Musical Festival. Details here.

Setting the “Pulse Of A New Era,” this extreme metal supergroup was formed by ex-members of Animals as Leaders, Animosity and The Faceless. Entheos promise to take all into the Dark Future. At The Rock. With Bay Area hellions Wolf King and more. Details here.
Don’t be live with regret. Shooda Shook It supplies the soundtrack for a Double Header. At Tucson Roller Derby. Details here.

“Bow wow wow, yippy yo, yippy yay…” Yes, it’s Dr. Dre Day. DJs Alias, Bonus, SmashLames and Herm spin West Coast and P-Funk classics. The Jons kick out the jams live. It all goes down at La Cocina. Details here.
Chanteuse Emilie Marchand sings her favorite songs from the past. In the courtyard at Mercado San Agustin. Details here.
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Key Ingredients of African Soul bring energized pan-African sounds to Monterey Court. Details here.

Written in a 14-day frenzy at Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, this singer-songwriter’s debut solo release Stranger Angels marks the junction of rivers where poetry, activism and conservation meet. In troubled times, David Huckfelt’s music functions as a darkly poetic canticle to protect all things vulnerable and sublime. Details here.

In partnership with NASA, award-winning director/composer/violinist Kenji Williams threads together live world music, dance and visualizations of Earth from the International Space Station. Bella Gaia offers a sublime and transcendental experience at Centennial Hall. Details here.

Los Angeles via Tucson darlings Foxx Bodies return to wreak havoc on the stage at Club Congress. Flanked by Rough Draft, Feverfew and Lucille Petty. Details here.

Spinning everything from Afrobeat to norteña, DJs Carl Hanni & Steven Ramshur present The Suffering Jukebox. At Exo Roast Co. Details here.

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