Friday, September 20, 2019

XOXO: Where to Rock, Friday, Sept. 20

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In 1966, this New Orleans legend scored his first gold record with the R&B classic "Tell It Like It Is" (the single reached #2 on the Billboard charts, behind "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees), launching a storied musical career. Aaron Neville has withstood the test of time at the Fox Theatre. Neville will perform a set of doo-wop-inspired R&B, pop music and new songs as a duo with his longtime pianist Michael Goods.

Residing in the sweet spot somewhere between melancholic and sunshiny—quirky guitar riffs and vintage synths float atop sparse drum machine beats—this Monterey, Nuevo León, pop duo have spurred a wave of '80s-indebted nostalgia. Guitarist/vocalist Coco Santos explains: "New bands inspire us, and older bands do too. It's a mix. We take some things, but it's not stealing. It's the art of stealing. It's research." Clubz and Girl Ultra are ready to burst with effervescence at 191 Toole.

Dress to impress. DJ NoirTech presides over the Risky Business '80s Dance Party: A night of nostalgia and the decade's best music videos at Surly Wench Pub.

"Tucson's answer to Chicago-style electric blues." Whose Blues are in the tasting room at Sand-Reckoner.

The Amber Norgaard Band performs original pop-rock at Monterey Court.

With "Nowhere To Run," Atlanta rockers Fozzy will have you "Drinkin' with Jesus." At EncoreTucson.

Brodie's Tavern offers three bands—Habitual Resonance, Phoenix's Killing Sunday and Amateur Palm Trees—along with "ice cold beer and no cover..."

The Jacob Acosta Band smokes at The Elder Hookah Lounge...

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Raid Area 51 Party at Sky Bar finds DJs Plastic Disease and Mijito, like agents Scully and Mulder, setting on a course to explore the underground in search of the truth...

Tracing back the roots of country music from the verdant trails of Appalachia to the gritty streets of Bakersfield, Freddy Parish hosts Dry 'n' Dusty at Exo Roast Co...

Featuring pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, The mighty Tucson Symphony Orchestra returns with a program that highlights Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Piano Concerto No. 3. José Luis Gomez is at the podium. At the Tucson Convention Center... The R&B/soul will surely shake

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