Friday, January 31, 2020

Where to Rock, This Weekend, Jan. 31 - Feb. 2

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Friday, Jan. 31

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EDM and jam band enthusiasts take heed. Dubbed "The Crown Jewel of the Southwest Festival Scene" by Huffington Post, the Gem & Jam Festival 2020 kicks off its thirteenth installment at the Pima County Fairgrounds. This year's synthesis of jam bands, EDM, cutting-edge sound and lighting includes: Tipper, Big Gigantic, The Floozies, Twiddle, Billy Strings, supergroup TH3 (featuring members of The String Cheese Incident), Thriftworks, Manic Focus, Dirtwire, Desert Hearts Takeover, Desert Dwellers, Bluetech, Buku and many more. Visit gemandjamfestival.com for all the details...

His playing style interweaves the folkloric music of Greece, Spain and Latin America with pop sensibilities. Celebrated guitarist Pavlo blows "Besos Mediterreano" at the Fox Theatre...

Chakalo provide the soundtrack for Día de las Luchas. Briny, spandex-clad luchadores top the bill. At the Rialto Theatre...

In their only Tucson show of 2020, deathcore collective Decayer are set to shoot a video. Before The Silence are making their highly anticipated debut. Stands With Fists, Fire Glass, Dedwin and Creating The Scene add a "Twist of Cane" into the metallic cauldron until it spills over. At The Rock...

Pieta Brown has been hailed by the BBC as "a self-styled poetess, folk goddess and country waif," while David Huckfelt's music functions as a darkly poetic canticle to protect all things vulnerable and sublime. Together these former Tucsonans share the stage at El Crisol Bar...

Shit Knife, Lone Control and Sherbet & Champagne do sordid things. At the Surly Wench Pub...

Modern house connoisseur Dillon Nathaniel manipulates frequencies. At Gentle Ben's...

Saturday, Feb. 1

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After a long hiatus, in the wake of a scandal involving accusations of sexual coercion in 2017, Pinegrove seek to earn back fans' trust. At Club Congress. Lake lends support...

This modern violin quartet transform the music of Metallica, Led Zeppelin, AC-DC and others into something uniquely their own. Femmes Of Rock dazzle at The Fox Theatre...

Wolf Parade's latest album Thin Mind (Sub Pop, 2020) was recorded in an old stone barn in the woods while employing '80s synthesizers to create a future-forward sound. Hear what it sounds like live at 191 Toole. Fellow Canadian indie-rockers Land of Talk open...

"The Godfather of British Blues," elder statesman John Mayall will play the Rialto Theatre. Local blues titan Tom Walbank takes to the stage first...

Arizona Opera presents one of the most gifted and distinguished tenors of his generation, Matthew Polenzani, accompanied by pianist Christopher Cano perform at Holsclaw Hall... Progressive hard rockers YYNOT bring Resonance to The Rock...

Tucson Kitchen Musicians presents Grammy nominated Americana/roots artists Wood & Wire. With special guests Ryanhood. At El Casino Ballroom...

From Santa Fe, country-tinged garage poppers Clementine Was Right wheel The Lightning & Regret Tour to The Boxyard. With Moontrax and Tonight's Sunshine...

From Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo's fiery blend of hard-driving Southern Rock will ignite EncoreTucson en fuego...

In a program that focuses on the lowest pitched brass instrument, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents Tubalicious. At Catalina Foothills High School...

It's a garage rock extravaganza with The Rebel Set, The Sound Station and Gutter Town. At Sky Bar...

In the tradition of narrative country music, capturing the poignancy and melodrama, James Woodruss (aka Adam Frumhoff) performs select Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare. At El Crisol Bar...

Playing a mix of rockabilly, country and rock 'n' roll, the inimitable Al Foul Trio raise the dust in the courtyard at Mercado San Agustin...

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Sunday, Feb. 2

The Kinda Cool Quintet plays brisk post-war jazz sorta awesomely. At Monterey Court...

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