Friday, October 25, 2019

XOXO: Where to Rock This Weekend, Oct.25-27

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Friday, Oct. 25

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Fishnet-clad mistresses of maritime trauma The Surfbroads raid their closets for titillating surprises in advance of raining theremin-drenched hi-jinx and sunny oblivion at this year's Nightmare on Congress Block Party. At Hotel Congress...

The cultural remezcla that typifies the borderlands spills over to the Maynard's plaza late night. DJ Q and Quiahuitl from the El Tambó crew spin sides...

These purveyors of "south of the border, Pulp Fiction-esque, Latin blues-rock" got their start playing raunchy strip clubs in Nogales, Sonora. Now, Los Nawdy Dawgs provide the soundtrack for Día de las Luchas. Briny, spandex-clad luchadores top the bill. At the Rialto Theatre...

Brace yourself. Composer Brandon Boone, performing a live score, transports the audience into a web of terror when The No Sleep Podcast brings its touring show Live For Halloween to 191 Toole...

Showcasing some of the Old Pueblo's top and up-and-coming turntablists, Funk Yo House Fridays goes off at Irene's Holy Donuts. Resident DJs W3$T and Elektra Tek host...

At once sophisticated, yet whimsical, if not quirky. Two-Door Hatchback perform in the tasting room at Sand-Reckoner...

A perfect pairing for date night. Naim's A Jazz Trio is at Exo Roast Co...

Halloween Havoc 2 features sets by Shaun Harris, McNastee, J.G. SWAYZE Stoner Jordan, Hannibal Havoc, Tony Jaw, Ernie D, I am Gilgamesh, Stacc Styles and others. At Thunder Canyon Brewstillery. Hosted by Eddie Ohnesorgen and DJ Looney...

Taking inspiration from Alice in Chains and Creed, these post-grungers scored a platinum record with their self-titled debut album. Tantric bring Mercury Retrograde (Pavement Records, 2018) to EncoreTucson. Hard rockers Bravo Delta kickstart your heart...

Saturday, Oct. 26


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Inspired by "older kids who smoked weed and listened to Title Fight," wide-eyed brothers Erik and Stephen Paulson formed a band while in high school. Dubbing their debut album Greatest Hits—an album gripped by self-reflection and suburban malaise—captures their sense of ironic humor. "I'm in the trunk gagged and hog-tied/But I've never felt so alive." Remo Drive present their sophomore release Natural, Everyday Degradation (Epitaph, 2019) at Club Congress. Rockers Summer Cannibals and Diners commence the feast...

These Berklee College of Music grads formed in 1985 under the name Majesty. Now, the Distance Over Time Tour sees progressive metallists Dream Theater roll the semi-trucks into the Tucson Convention Center...

Released on Inauguration Day 2017, Apocalipstick revealed gnashed teeth. "I was an over-confident teenager trying to solve the world's problems," says singer/guitarist Clementine Creevy, with go-for-broke honesty. On Stuffed & Ready (Secretly Canadian, 2019), "I am a much more weary and perhaps cynical woman who believes you need to figure your own self out first." Cherry Glazerr take a "Sip O' Poison" at 191 Toole. Cowgirl Clue breaks the ice...

From her salad days with The Stone Poneys to her timeless pop classics, Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the many faces of love in Linda Ronstadt's iconic career. At the Fox Theatre...

From California, Rock 'n' Rollers with cowpunk tendencies, The Mutineers ride the Tidal Wave. At Che's Lounge. Lana Rebel kicks up the dust first...

Representing women's voices in Celtic rock, the mighty Eldritch Dragons perform two sets. At Saint Charles Tavern...

Gonna set the place on "Fire." Funk-A-Palooza features R&B Music Hall of Famers Ohio Players with Zapp and Con Funk Shun. Ride the "Love Rollercoaster." At Desert Diamond Casino-Sahuarita...

Sunday, Oct. 27


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From West Virginia, Eric Burton grew up singing to the congregation in church. After moving to Austin in 2016, he saw the power of the human voice while busking in the streets—eventually becoming the subject of a short documentary film, Street Music. Retro-soul slayers Black Pumas rise like a black moon above the clouds. At 191 Toole. Piano prodigy Neal Francis opens...

Melding together synthesizers, vocal loops and extraneous noise and field recordings, Gardner creates a place where nothing was. At Club Congress. Chelsey Lee Trejo and Ryan Chavira add to the sonic experimentation. Adan Martinez Kee contributes visuals...

Her latest album Diosa De La Noche (Universal Latin, 2019) has been hailed as gutsy and relevant as ever by RollingStone. Mexican pop superstar Gloria Trevi brings her firebrand intensity and spectacle to the AVA Amphitheater. Colombian reggaeton singer Karol G sets the dance party en fuego...

Like your toast with jam? Mik & The Funky Brunch provide family-friendly funk. At La Cocina...

Sunday Blues & BBQ continues. Smokestack Lightning supplies the music. Hotel Congress serves up the BBQ...

Be tragic. Tunes From The Crypt finds DJs Nullus and SET spinning goth and industrial from the '80s and '90s to darkwave and witch house from today. Darkness knows no bounds. At the Surly Wench Pub...

Enjoy the patio life with Golden Boots and Feverfew. At Che's Lounge...

The post-modern American western of P.D. Ronstadt & The Co. and the home-grown indie folk of Big Grin can be found at Monterey Court...

Wooden Tooth Records presents: Anodyne: A film Noir Comedy. Musical score by Ryan O'Rourke. At Exo Bar...

Words and music collide. Tucson author Frankie Rollins and queer experimental performer Rogue Violin collaborate on the fantastical. It's Sunday Session at Saint Charles Tavern...

Featuring violinist Tessa Lark, The Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. At Tucson Convention Center. Perry So is at the podium...

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