Friday, October 4, 2019

XOXO: Where to Rock This Weekend, Oct. 5-6

Posted By on Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 11:17 AM

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This Motown titan has amassed 37 Top 40 Hits—like "My Girl," "Cruisin'" "and "Being With You"—over the course of a storied career. UA Presents the legendary Smokey Robinson. At Centennial Hall...

EDM heads recognize. From Tel Aviv, DJ/producer Borgore drops mad dubstep at Gentle Ben's. RΛRE, Billy Gatt and G!O and Tunez go B2B...

Formed by Peter Gierlach (aka Petey Mesquitey), George Hawke, Woody Janda and Bill Lackey, the Dusty Chaps brought their honky-tonk sound to now-infamous local watering holes such as the Stumble Inn and Poco Loco. They went onto sign with Capitol Records, released two albums, and toured throughout the country. "The greatest band to have ever come out of Tucson" will celebrate their 50th anniversary at the Hotel Congress Plaza Stage. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild is proclaiming Oct. 5 as Dusty Chaps Day and awarding the band a key to the city...

Ice Cube, Blueface, Kurupt, Ying Yang Twins and Luniz headline this year's West Coast Music Festival. At Mercado San Agustin Annex.See westcoastmusicfest.com for full lineup...

The El Chivo Tour sees rapper Berner roll into the Rialto Theatre with the "Top Down"...

Some of the featured artists scheduled to perform at Tucson Kitchen Musicians Fundraiser include Heather Hardy, Alvin Blaine, John Coinman, Mitzi Cowell, Gary Mackender, Taza Guthrie, Marx Loeb, Danny Krieger, Amochip Dabney, Eb Eberlein, Craig Schumacher, String Bean Folk Orchestra and many others as they gather to say farewell to Tom Woolley and Wayback Machine with a night to remember. Proceeds to benefit Tucson Folk Festival...

The Gabriel Naim Amor Trio perform jazz in the courtyard at Mercado San Agustin...

Voyager and The Jack pay tribute to the music of Journey and AC-DC at House of Bards...

The fifth annual Club Carnival Tucson promises the hottest Brazil Party. Featuring, "Brazil meets Jimi Hendrix," violinist Quetzal Guerrero; Batuque Axé, a nine-piece Brazilian Band playing forro, baiao, samba and funk; DJs, dancers y mas. At American Eat Co...

More than an impersonation. "Just close your eyes and it's Frank." Dave Halston's Tribute to Frank Sinatra is at the Fox Theatre...

The Hotel McCoy transf
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orms 10 hotel rooms into tiny venues as part of their One-Year Anniversary Celebration. Arizona Art Fest features art, comedy, fashion and musical performances by Brian Lopez, Seanloui, Street Blues Family, DJ Carl Hanni, Mattea, Jillian Bessett and more...

Hosted by saxophonist Autumn Dominguez, The Strawberry Jam Session is weekly jazz sit-in. John Black, Jonathan Hines and Kai Felix comprise the house trio. Listen or sit in. At Espresso Art Cafe...

"Now that I'm older I no longer steal...But I think about it all the time." Ambitious? This indie-folk rocker is currently the lead singer of Circa Survive, Saosin and The Sound of Animals Fighting in addition to a solo career. Anthony Green is at The Rock...

Sunday, Oct. 6

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Quik Is The Name. Born in Compton, David Marvin Blake chose his stage name because of his ability to write and produce records on the fly. Deep in The Midnight Life, rap icon DJ Quik creeps into the Rialto Theatre...

Have brunch with strains of dreamy folk wafting through the balmy air. Natalie Pohanic performs at Ten55 Brewing Company...

Acclaimed Americana singer-songwriter/storyteller Kevin Pakulis and his Band create a front-porch vibe. In the taproom at Borderlands Brewing Company...

The Sunday Blues & BBQ continues. Rhythm & Roots presents Tucson stalwarts Bad News Blues Band. At Hotel Congress...

Five years running, the weekly three-hour musical odyssey continues. Mik & The Funky Brunch entertain at La Cocina...

Dedicated to preserving America's original music, Tucson Jazz Society presents The Phil Davis Jazz Band. At Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ...

With tongue in cheek, this trio's latest anthem, "Sh!tshow," counterpoints self-loathing with resignation. "When it comes to my self-deprecation, I like to make me a celebration!" From Niagara Falls, alt-pop rockers James Blonde have a little fun. At Monterey Court. Tucson indie rockers The Introverts open...

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