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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Quick Bites: 1912 Turns Two

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 11:50 AM

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Join Tucson’s rising star brewing company, 1912, for a second anniversary party on Saturday, July 1.

Following a “Starry Night” theme, the brewery (2045 N. Forbes Blvd.) will donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the Make-a-Wish Arizona. For every pint purchased, 1912 will work toward granting wishes.

The party will feature games, raffle prizes, live music, food trucks on-site, and new beer releases. Enjoy Ana Gonzalez, who will be playing the piano inside, and the band Ocotillo Rain outside. The Blacktop Grill will be on-site from noon to 5 p.m., followed by Dickeys Barbecue Pit from 4 to 8 p.m. Drink, eat, and be merry at this birthday bash.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Laughing Stock: Where Does Comedy Come From?

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM

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In the last few months, Tucson has lost three important comedy “workshops.” These were not open mics, per se, but sessions in which comedians and aspiring comedians write together, try out new material, and get feedback from other, usually more experienced comics.

Two of the former workshops’ venues are or were closing. The third, at the Screening Room, lost out as part of a nightly comedy idea that ultimately failed to meet the venue’s needs. (The Screening room now hosts one comedy night a month on the first Friday.)

Fortunately for the Tucson comedy community, its longest-standing supporter, Laff’s Comedy Caffe, began a year ago to host its own workshop. Laff’s is Tucson’s only comedy venue that can offer a new comedian a paid hosting gig or an unpaid guest slot in front of a large audience, with nationally known comedians who can potentially give their careers a boost. With the workshop, the club expanded its commitment from encouraging local comedians to also helping to develop them.

In the wake of other workshops’ closing, Laff’s staffer and professional comedian Michael Celi says Laffs is stepping up this commitment with a new program, Comedy Outreach. Whereas the original workshops were for anyone who showed up with new ideas to hone or jokes to practice, Comedy Outreach will have more structure and include a schedule of experienced comics charged with giving feedback. Comedy Outreach starts June 22 and continues at 6 p.m. every Thursday, ending just as open-mic signups begin at 7 p.m.

Celi says, “The main difference between what I'm doing and what (the other workshops) were doing is that this is not for an audience. I wouldn't turn an audience away, but I’ll be working to have an audience composed entirely of other comics.”

Laff’s longstanding 8 p.m. open mic continues to attract as many as 40 comics every week. No one would dispute that it’s the most popular free comedy show in town, although your mileage will vary from comic to comic. Laff’s Comedy Caffe is at 2900 E. Broadway Blvd. Find info about upcoming shows at laffstucson.com.


Summer Movie

Tucson Improv Movement’s summer feature, “The Movie,” continues at 9 p.m. Saturdays until further notice. Based on an audience suggestion, the TIM cast creates scenes and populates a script-less improv “movie” with plots, subplots and characters. Hilarity ensues. TIM Theatre, 329 E. 7th St.; $5.

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The Weekly List: 15 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next Week

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Your Weekly guide to keeping busy (and staying cool!) in the Old Pueblo.

Food & Booze

Chorizo and Sonoran Hot Dog Challenge. Tucson is well known as the Sonoran Hot Dog capital of the U.S. Less well known is how great the chorizo in town is. Ask any Phoenician with family in the Old Pueblo: Tucson has it going on when it comes to good chori. Now in its second year, KLPXs' Chorizo and Sonoran Hot Dog Challenge aims to settle any dispute about who's the best when it comes to two Tucson staples. Desert Diamond Casino hosts, while the winner in each category will walk away with a cool $1,000. 2-5 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita, AZ 85629.

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Summer Wine Tasting. Summer in Tucson is looking a little extra hot this year, so you might as well drink a little more than usual. Vintage Wine Estates is bringing Middle Sister Moscato, Cosentino The Blanc, and Clayhouse Adobe Red Blend. Stop by and sample each offering. Bottes will be available for purchase, so the fun can continue when you get home. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 27. Tucson Hop Shop, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd. Free.


Cinema

Moana at the Cactus Drive-In. Indulge in the iconic drive-in experience at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet this Thursday, June 22. The Cactus Drive-In Theatre Foundation presents Disney's latest film about an adventurous young woman (Auli'i Cravalho) on a journey to save her people. 8 p.m. Thursday, June 22.

Cinema La Placita Summer Series. Learn to stop worrying and love Cinema La Placita’s screening of Dr. Strangelove, director Stanley Kubrick’s suspenseful parody examining the comedy of errors that occur when an insane general triggers a path to a nuclear holocaust. In addition to the showing, audiences are invited to enjoy the cash bar and food truck on site. 8 p.m. Thursday, June 22. Tucson Museum of Art outdoor plaza. $3.

Summer Classic Films at the Temple. You can catch James Dean in his final role before his untimely death with a screening of Giant, an epic tale of dysfunctional family dynamics set amid Texas oil rigs that also stars Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor. 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. $10.

Jackson. Movies are fun, sure, but they’re also culturally significant. Take part in the Loft Cinema’s Social Justice Summer, a free weekly series with talks lead by local experts. This week’s film, Jackson, explores the conflict between religious freedom and reproductive rights in the Deep South. When state restrictions threaten to shut down the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the tensions between leaders of the pro-life and pro-choice movements come to a head. Wednesday, June 28. The Global Justice Center, 225 E. 26th St. Free.

Frida. The Loft Cinema is teaming up with the Museum of Contemporary Art-Tucson for a series of free outdoor screenings. First up: Frida, a biopic about the life and career of one Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico’s most prominent, iconoclastic painters. Bella’s Gelato food truck will be on site selling tasty treats, or BYO picnic food. 8 p.m. Friday, June 23 at MOCA, 265 S. Church Ave. Future screenings take place on the fourth Friday of the month in July, August and September. Free.

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Maniac Cop. June is Cracked Cops month for the Loft Cinema’s Mondo Mondays, and it’s not too late to enjoy a campy police fun. Watch as young cop Jack Forrest finds himself as the main suspect in the investigation about his wife’s murder. As the cops dig deeper, the death toll rises. What’s a cop to do when the maniac he’s investigating also has a badge? 8 p.m. Monday, June 26. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $3.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Check Out All These Great Indie Movies This Week

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 2:57 PM

As temperatures climb in the Old Pueblo, local summer film series are also heating up. This week, and in the weeks to follow, Tucson will play host to a myriad of continuing cinematic celebrations that are sure to spice up your summer.

The Loft Cinema:

Cult Classic Series (every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.): On Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, The Loft shows Shaun of the Dead. Audiences are invited to enjoy the bloody hijinks of Shaun (co-writer Simon Pegg) and his buddy Ed (Nick Frost) in the wake of a zombie invasion in London.
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4th Friday Films at MOCA (every fourth Friday of the month at 8 p.m.): This summer, the Loft and MOCA are teaming up to offer free screenings of films that celebrate the arts and artists. Guests are invited to bring their own picnic foods, or to stop by the food truck Bella Gelato for a refreshing summer treat. Friday, June 23, MOCA will host a free outdoor screening of Frida on the Cox Plaza.

Social Justice Summer (every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.): This series aims to pair hard-hitting social justice issues with cinema, as audiences are invited to explore important issues through film. Leading community experts will be present after every showing to hold community talkbacks. This Wednesday, June 21, the Global Justice Center will air a free screening of Mala Mala, which delves into the social climate of the trans community in Puerto Rico.

Rolling Reels: Rolling Reels is designed to provide cinematic experiences to underserved and rural communities in Southern Arizona. This month, the series will feature the flick Junior Bonner, a western classic, on Saturday, June 24 in Dragoon at the Amerind Museum. Admission to this series is free.

Mondo Mondays (every Monday at 8 p.m.): Diving directly into the strange, wonderful and unorthodox realms of mondo movies, this series is sure to deliver a weekly dose of weird. This Monday, June 19, enjoy the cinematic rollercoaster that is Super Fuzz; behold as a rookie cop (Terence Hill) haphazardly attempts to fight crime with his newfound superpowers.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: Break away from daily routine and treat yourself to one of The Loft's locally-renowned live showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. This Saturday, June 17, at midnight, unleash your wild side and enjoy the show with shadow cast "Heavy Petting."

More details on all of above at loftcinema.org.

Cactus Drive-In Theatre

Cactus Drive-In Summer Showings (every Thursday in June at 8 p.m.): Indulge in the iconic drive-in experience at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet this Thursday, June 22. The Cactus Drive-In Theatre Foundation welcomes children of all ages to this week's showing of MoanaDevelopments under construction include the Sanctuary at Silverhawke and Viewpointe I at Vistoso Trails. There are three other notable developments that are set to begin construction soon, Disney's latest film about an adventurous young woman (Auli'i Cravalho) on a journey to save her people. More info at cactusdriveintheatre.com.
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Cinema La Placita

Cinema La Placita Summer Series (every Thursday at 7:30 p.m.): Take a trip downtown and enjoy the Cinema La Placita's continuing outdoor summer film series. Learn to stop worrying and love this week's showing of Dr. Strangelove on Thursday, June 22. This suspenseful parody examines the comedy of errors that incur when an insane general triggers a path to a nuclear holocaust. In addition to the showing, audiences are invited to enjoy the cash bar and food truck on site. cinemalaplacita.com

The Temple of Music and Arts Film Series

Summer Classic Films at the Temple: The Arizona Theatre Company kicks off another great week of film classics at the Temple of Music and Arts in their summer film series (June 2-Aug. 6). Designed to attract audiences of all ages, this week offers a variety of classic silver screen gems. On 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, watch The Misfits, a western drama featuring Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. If you can't make it this Friday then fear not! On 2 p.m. Sunday, June 18 enjoy a showing of Auntie Mame, a comedy/drama staring Lucille Ball. Finally, at 7 p.m. next Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m., enjoy a screening of Giant, a drama featuring Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean. arizonatheatre.org

The Fox

Film Noir Series: At 7:30 this Saturday, June 17, head on down to the Fox Theatre and view the latest flick in their continuing Film Noir Series: Murder My Sweet, staring Dick Powell, Mike Mazurki and Claire Trevor, features a brooding detective, a femme fatale and an unsolved mystery. foxtucson.com

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Laughing Stock: Borderlands Brings Back Brew Ha Ha

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 2:30 PM

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Brew Ha Ha returns to Borderlands brewery this month after a brief hiatus to sort schedules. The show, which thrived on a monthly Tuesday for more than a year, moves to 8 to 10 p.m. Monday, June 19, and continues the third Monday of every month.

Brew Ha Ha co-host Matt Ziemak says, “There are a lot of talented comics in Arizona and we try and bring the top tier ones out. We try and get at least one out of town comic on each show.”

Headliner June 19 is LA comic Chris Thayer, who’s performed on Comedy Central and VICELAND. Locals Kevin William Lee, Amber Frame, Jacob Breckenridge and Michael Celi round things out.

Borderlands president Mike Mallozzi says, “I think there's a burgeoning comedy scene in Tucson but they're not getting a lot of love.” Before moving to Tucson, Mallozzi lived in Chicago with, he says, “… a bunch of thespians."Some were involved in Second City and iO and other comedy joints.

“I grew a real appreciation for the art form.”

“Yeah he’s super cool and he gets it,” Ziemak,says. “He had comedy shows there before.” Ziemak created the show in 2015 with fellow comedian Nick Cerami.

Mallozzi encourages other venue owners to try comedy. “It’s something that needs to be supported, but you have to work with your organizers.” He relates a time that some customers felt uncomfortable about a rape joke. “We're part of (the YWCA’s) We Stand Together. It creates a safe space for people to feel free from harassment. I think a lot of venues would have just dropped the whole event at that point. I just told them, ‘Look, we know comedy pushes the envelope but here’s the deal. We can’t have this kind of comedy. Our space is a Safe Space.”

“And I think no matter where you go it's going to take time to build an audience. You're not going to have it by the sixth time, either.”

Drop Everything!

You need to get Demitri Martin tickets if you don’t have them. An author and staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Martin became a regular on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His show is at 8 p.m., Friday, June 23, at The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. Tickets are $28 to $47, online at rialtotheatre.org, or at the box office.

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The Weekly List: 16 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next Week

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Your Weekly guide to having fun in the Old Pueblo.

Food & Booze

2nd Annual Tucson 23: A Mexican Food Festival. This festival celebrates Visit Tucson's "Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food in America." Ticket prices include menu samplings from over 25 local wineries, breweries and local Mexican restaurants. There will also be weekend stay-cation packages, food demo for cooking education, live music and more. Come stuff your face with the best-tasting Mexican food north of the border! 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17. JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. $49.

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Brew at the Zoo. Bearded dragons, bears and beer—just three of many things awaiting you at this year's Brew at the Zoo. This event features local vendors, live music, as well as games and prizes. Enjoy a longneck with Reid Park's “long-necks.” All proceeds from the event benefit the Zoo Project Fund, which works to maintain and improve the Reid Park Zoo. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17. Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Court. $20-$45.

The Surf-a-palooza. Hang 10 and catch a wave down to Hotel Congress! Surfapalooza is this summer's premiere surf party with fun for the whole family. Celebrate surf rock with music from Shrimp Chaperone, Grave Danger and The Boogienauts. Experience a night of seemingly endless summer vibes with seaside snacks and cold brews. 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 17. Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Free.

Tasting the Wines of Southern France. Sample wines from Bordeaux, Rhone Valley, Languedoc, Provence, Cahors and some lesser known areas. Maynards Market happy hour is in full swing during the tasting. 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 16. Maynards Market & Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave., Suite 100. $10.

Mystery and Magic Dinner Theater Playhouse. Ever wanted to solve a whodunit? Or get sawn in half? All in the same evening? Now's your chance. Five Palms Restaurant plays host to the most exciting dinner theater experience in Tucson. Enjoy the three-act play, magic by Ross the Magician and after-show dance party. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and show begins at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 16-17. Five Palms Restaurant, 3500 E. Sunrise Drive. $75.

Health & Fitness

Hula Workout Class. Want a more fun way to get your cardio workout in? This class is for you! Jam out to Hawaiian and Tahitian music, shake those hips and burn off the calories from all those frozen summer treats. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Movement Culture, 435 E. Ninth St. $10 per class.

Tour de V3s. Have some Ice cream and try indoor rock climbing in a drop-in instructional clinic. Experienced climbers can expect to get tips on improving. Climbers can also attempt to do all of the boulder problems of a certain grade. This event is for anyone looking to socialize and improve their rock climbing skills. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 20. The BLOC climbing+fitness, 8975 E. Tanque Verde Road, suite 155. $5.


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The Time Has Come! The Second Round of Best of Tucson is Open

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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It's here! After two long weeks of vote tallying, the second and final round of Best of Tucson is up and awaiting your attention.

For the uninitiated: Best of Tucson® is our annual celebration of everything local. We start with an initial (completely write-in) round of voting to find our who your favorites are. We tally the votes, make a list of your top five (or so) most loved people/places/businesses in each category and then open the ballot up for Tucson to decide who of the finalists really is the best.

Start looking over the ballot, and get your votes in by midnight on July 31. Or else!


Having trouble voting? Your name is your password. You have to type your name the exact same way each year when you want to vote in Best of Tucson. If the ballot won't let you in because your "email address is already associated with an account on this site," try a couple variations of your name. Can't figure it out? Direct your Bat-Signal to chelo@tucsonlocalmedia.com.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Weekly List: 12 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next Week

Posted By on Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Your Weekly guide to keeping busy in the Old Pueblo.

Science & Nature

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Spacefest. Southern Arizona was an early hotspot in the space race, so it's no surprise that it's also home to the annual Spacefest, which brings astronauts, space scientists, rocket ship engineers, astronomers, meteorite hunters, artists and other space cadets together for a great big confab about the final frontier. Get up close and personal with Apollo and Gemini astronauts such as Richard Gordon, Charlie Duke and Dave Scott, who was the first to drive the lunar rover. June 8-11. JW Marriott Starr Pass, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Prices vary.

Cory Trépanier’s Into the Arctic. As a member of both the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the Explorer’s Club of Canada, Cory Trépanier probably doesn’t have a hard time following a nature trail. His traveling museum exhibition “Into the Arctic” is a testament to his many expeditions into Canada’s largely unexplored northern reaches. Featuring oil paintings of glacial formations and landscapes, and original videos documenting his travels, “Into the Arctic” offers a glimpse into one of our planet’s most beautiful and endangered habitats. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10-Aug. 20. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, The Ironwood Gallery, 2021 N. Kinney Road. General admission is $20.50 for adults. With an Arizona drivers license, $15.50. Children age 3-12, $8. Children under 3 are free.

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Living with Snakes. Ever think, “Man, the Sonoran Desert is beautiful, but how the heck am I supposed to cope with all these snakes?” Well, learn from the experts over at the Western National Parks Association. These “Living with Snakes” presentations will share recommendations for how to manage backyard snakes based on the latest research and observations of wild snake behavior. This information is critical for anyone that lives, works or plays in our desert. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive. Free.

Nature's Gym Pint Night with Merrell. Are you the outdoorsy type? Test your agility at Merrell’s Nature’s Gym Agility Course. Merrell is hosting a Pint Night at Summit Hut. Enjoy a pint and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Jackson Standefer Scholarship Memorial Fund. Demo the latest footwear while testing out the Nature’s Gym Agility Course. Participants are given a gift for effort and a raffle entry for a chance to win Nature’s Gym Merrell shoes. 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 9. Summit Hut, 5251 E. Speedway Blvd. $5 pints include two refills. Free admission.

Pima County Home and Garden Show. It may be hot, but that's no excuse to let your garden die. Get tips from pro green-thumbs and rub shoulders with fellow weekend-warriors at the Pima County Home and Garden Show. Now in its sixteenth year and held at Tucson Convention Center, the event will showcase speakers with expertise in both indoor and outdoor Do-It-Yourself improvements as well as vendors looking to fill your every domicile need. Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, June 11; 10 a.m. go 4 p.m. Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. General Admission $8. Kids 16 and under Free. Senior can get two-for-one admission on Friday. Active military free.


Poetry

Live Poetry Reading with Mayor Rothschild + Jefferson Carter. Besides fighting climate change, housing homeless veterans, planting trees and reading to kids, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild is also a writer of poetry. His Honor will read some of his poems alongside fellow poet and man-about-town Jefferson Carter as part of a Creative Tucson production this Saturday, June 10. Arizona Daily Star cartoonist Dave Fitzsimmons will be moderating the event, so expect plenty of laughs, probably at the mayor’s expense. Be part of the studio audience or tune in on the Creative Tucson network, Cox Channel 20 or Comcast Channel 74. 7 p.m. at Brink Creative, 11. S. Sixth Ave. Free.

Kids

Art After Dark. School’s out, but that doesn’t mean the kids should take a break from using their creativity and making beautiful things. Children’s Museum Tucson is hosting a workshop with the Sonoran Glass School to demonstrate how glass can be transformed into artwork. Kids will be able to make their own wearable pendant and help create a mural that will stand in the Museum’s courtyard. This event is for anyone with a child who is looking for the world of art and science to blend. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Children's Tucson Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave. Free

Paint a Pot Workshop. Disconnect your child from their latest “screen time” obsession and remind them how cool gardening and painting can be. Bring your child to Greener Things for morning arts and crafts. The family-owned plant nursery is hosting a workshop for kids to paint terracotta pots. Maybe you’ll even pick out a plant on to show off in your new highly fashionable creation. 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14. Green Things, 3384 E. River Road. Free.

Sports


FC Tucson Women's Soccer. It's a doubleheader weekend of matches for Tucson's Women's Professional Soccer League team. Come catch the action as the home team hosts two southern California powerhouses: the San Diego Sealions and the L.A. Galaxy. 7:30 p.m. each night. Friday, June 9, and Saturday June 10. Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way. Adults $8, Kids (5-12) $5.

Music


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Kehlani. Her three-dimensional ’tude and delivery could never have existed until now. Kehlani’s got Left Eye’s strength and Janet’s vulnerability at once. Much like B.I.G., Kehlani shines despite shitty production; grating Auto-Tune self-harmonies are every bit as distracting as Diddy’s dismal off-tempo hype. But she's got a post-gangster rap, internalized braggadocio that could only come from being raised on Jean Grey's fractured feminism and Lil Kim's warm, long pussy confidence. On “Too Much,” Kehlani drops a rap verse that is neither defensive nor angry, she's merely “too much of a woman, too much of a badass” to suffer a cheating fool. Twenty years after “bitches ain't shit but hos and tricks,” Kehlani has recaptured and reclaimed the self-assurance of old blues greats, while retaining Lady Rage's hard-fought personhood. As her album promises, she is in fact sweet, sexy and savage at once. Her lyrics will no doubt benefit from maturity, but this is an exciting and necessary new voice. Go see her work the room live. Monday, June 12, at the Rialto Theater, 318 E. Congress. 8 p.m. $26-$39. All ages.

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Siamese. Aimless guitars ascend and descend and shimmer like surface rings formed by skipping rocks across water. The minor-y downturns of female vocals haunt more like solo Nico than VU. This mixed-gender Dallas foursome creates a mood for the ages, more atmospheric than song-driven—like some time-warped ode to “Chelsea Girls” and aspiring, dimestore-draped junkies. So they’re sorta Dandy Warhols-y, replete with effects-soaked guitars and a dreampop feel. Though Siamese never allow themselves to be ironic, and their often droll delivery rescues them from pretentiousness. It leaves you feeling like you've heard them before—in some well-heeled Victorian parlor, not a new, fake speakeasy. And those brain cells you killed that night? That effort was not in vain. Wednesday, June 14, at The Flycatcher, 340 E. Sixth St. 21+. 8:30 p.m.

Black Medicine. A powerful female voice that’s part early Lucinda Williams, with a touch of Bonnie Raitt's spirit and phrasing, belts and waivers with control and precision. A guitar weaves around her melody sorta like old Duane Allman, with confidence and proficiency. Add git-fiddle on “Poison Potion” and suddenly the Mardi Gras spirit is everywhere. This is Black Medicine, straight outta the Old Pueblo. Their sound may be firmly rooted in Cajun and Southern rock, but it could only blossom in the Sonoran. Singer Erin Henderson sings the blues, facing down 30, both acceptant and reflective of living right here now with the "thorns and sand, spurs and sun." While not many songs are yet available to hear—this show launches Black Medicine's debut album, Monsoon Rain—those that are have a fully realized vision and hometown charm that's damn worthy. We’ve never seen them live but their videos are lovely. With Havarti Orchestra on Friday, June 9. The Flycatcher, 340 E. Sixth St. 21+. 8:30 p.m. Free.


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