Friday, November 22, 2019

XOXO: Where to Rock This Weekend, Nov. 22-24

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Friday, Nov. 22

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  • Birds and Arrows
"Sweet Jesus of Nazareth!" New Orleans rapper and Queen of Bounce—an up-tempo, bass heavy music designed to make "yo' ass shake"—Big Freedia, ​with​ ​her​ ​legendary​ ​Shake​ ​Team,​ ​bring​ ​bounce ​dance ​moves​ ​like​ ​"the​ ​twerk," "the wiggle," "the​ ​bend​ ​ova'" and ​the​ "hands​ ​on​ ​the​ ​ground" to the Rialto Theatre. South Korean boy group Boyfriend hit the stage first...

During the mid 1980s, David Slutes, Rich Hopkins and compadres became known as one of the progenitors of the desert rock sound. Today, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of Witch Doctor (Mammoth/RCA Records, 1989), The Sidewinders' hooky songs, like Mexican jumping cactus, will attach themselves to your skin. At Club Congress. Birds and Arrows open the show with aplomb...

In 2018, after a 10-day tour of Mexico City venues, this San Diego-based electro-pop act recorded their self-titled debut EP with Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila before relocating to Mexico City. Viri Dimayuga—cemetery counselor by day, singer/guitarist by night—believes Mexicans, in general, are more open to electronica. "They grew up with it. And, they like to dance more." Sisster—with local support from female-fronted pop punkers en Español Diluvio—are at The Boxyard...

Combining the raw power and sinewy tension of rock 'n' roll with the poetic artistry and expressive movement of dance, Tucson Libertine League's Burlesque Battle of the Bands pits hellfire rockers Sugar Stains against the blue-eyed soul/rock of Miss Olivia and the Interlopers. This is sure to be a monumental clash, the type found in classic dystopian fiction that serves to quash the underpinnings of a repressed society questing for freedom. At 191 Toole...

It's Nitecall's First Anniversary. To celebrate resident DJ Mijito goes deep into the Depeche Mode catalog pulling out rarities, B-sides, remixes and all the classics. At R Bar...

Her passion for music was spurred at 19 when she began her love affair with the guitar. Tucson via Hermosillo, indie-pop songstress Belinda Esquer performs at Hotel McCoy...

Obstinately crafting acoustic music for the sophisticated urban hillbilly, The Determined Luddites will be joined by alumni Gary Mackender on the squeezebox. At Crooked Tooth Brewing Co...

Susan Artemis tickles the keys at The Dusty Monk Pub...

Led by Parisian guitarist, now Tucson fav, Naim Amor's A Jazz Trio sets the tone at Exo Bar...

Playing bossa novas, ballads and blues, The Jed Paradies Trio swing at The Coronet...

Live large. Smile broadly. Big Grin unspool their homegrown brand of Southwest indie folk at Sand-Reckoner...

BTP & Friends along with Dirty Magic Mike offer up a menu of indie rock and desert folk. At Saint Charles Tavern...

From London, these vintage-tinted rockers with a literary bent, aim for their songs to have the depth and variety of book characters. The Dead Writers perform at Thunder Canyon Brewstillery. Flanked by Silent Movie Actress and Something Like Appropriate...

Led by spitfire vocalist/violaist Deanna Cross, The Unday bring their genre-defying sound to the Surly Wench Pub. Gladhammer and Whiskey Knuckles pound furiously in support...

DJ Jahmar International hosts '90s Juggalo Jam. With live performances by Gilgamesh, ILL V and a surprise guest. At Irene's Holy Donuts...

Leading the youth-driven alternative corrido movement, T3r are at Club 4th Ave...

Saturday, Nov. 23

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  • Leila Lopez
Pushing the lexicon of mariachi music into nuevas fronteras. Challenging boundaries that the male-dominated orthodoxy may see as nothing short of heresy. Their reputation as NYC's first and only all­female mariachi precedes them. With flowers strewn through their hair, or perhaps, garlands of victory, Latin Grammy winners Flor de Toloache will perform at the Fox Theatre. Violin-wielding child prodigies The Villalobos Brothers add appreciably to the evening...

After 30 years of writing, recording and life on the road, Rolling Stone recently wrote that this musical couple, Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler, show "no signs of fatigue, whose moment has finally arrived." If only in your mind, the "post-nuclear, pseudo-alternative, folk-tinged art-pop," of Cincinnati's Over The Rhine will have you eating "Blood Oranges In The Snow." At 191 Toole...

Drum 'n' bass, bounce, trance, house spin round for Smakksgiving. Wolfie, Skip Glitch, Cuddle Muffin, PhotoniX, Kool Arrow and Smakk drop a needle in a groove. At Irene's Holy Donuts...

Rising up from the underground, West Coast rave scene veteran—and resident DJ presiding over legendary full moon desert gatherings—Brad Moontribe will take you on a techno dance journey. With OVRLP (DJ Hart b2b Nic). At Solar Culture Gallery...

Natty & The Sunset entertain with the sweetest of indie-folk songs. In the courtyard at La Cocina Restaurant & Cantina...

Singer-songwriter Leila Lopez, accompanied by bassist Brian Green, perform at Sand-Reckoner...

Backed by some of Tucson's finest, Emilie Marchand sings jazz standards, '60s soul and vintage country. In the courtyard at Mercado San Agustin...

"Like, Oh my god." "Gag me with a spoon." Relive the nostalgia—or hell, Gen Zers experience it for the first time—of director Martha Coolidge's Valley Girl. DJ NoirTech chaperones the '80s dance party. At the Surly Wench Pub...

Sunday, Nov. 24

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Post-modern American songster Peter Dalton Ronstadt & The Co. and old time country crooner Freddy Parish share the stage. At Monterey Court...

The Last Sunday Revival finds country bluesman Christopher T. Stevens waxing and wailing at Tap + Bottle-Downtown...

In the mood for a Guatemalan cacao, mugwort and CBD-infused lucid meditation weaving through hypnotic soundscapes? RootFlute connects with ancient Mayan wisdom. At Solar Culture Gallery...

Four historic organizations—Arizona Public Media, Hotel Congress, The Rialto Theatre and Tucson Symphony Orchestra—celebrate milestone anniversaries with a soirée that includes live performances, art, historical lectures and tours and, oh yeah, birthday cake. Yay! Century of Tucson Party unfolds at Hotel Congress...

As part of the centenary the Rialto Theatre will transform for the day into El Cine Plaza (as it was once known during its time as a Spanish language movie house in 1970s) and screen Al Son Del Mambo, Cantiflas' Por Mis Pistolas and other silver screen classics from yesteryear. As well as a musical performance by Sergio Mendoza. Mucho caliente...

It's guaranteed to get funky when Mik & The Funky Brunch serve it up at La Cocina Restaurant & Cantina...

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