Thursday, October 17, 2019

XOXO: Where to Rock, Thursday, Oct. 17

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The October edition of Resonance Monthly showcases the mad dubstep of Basshead, Lit Lords. At Gentle Ben's. Hvrdwood, DJ Mcwhite, Ramrod and Enri lend support...

From the canons of G.P. Telemann to the Romanian folk dances of Béla Bartók, Laura Tagawa and Sam Bounkeua perform a lovely evening of classical violin duets. On the patio at Agustin Kitchen...

"Clap Your Hands." Performing over 300 shows per year, country blues rockers Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band know how to "Raise A Little Hell." At 191 Toole. The Haymarket Squares add appreciably to the hoedown...

Indie and ambient sounds shall reach out, like an iron hand in a velvet glove, wrapping invisible fingers around the craw. SoCal's Creature Canyon and Moontrax are at Sky Bar...

Drawing from a repertoire of acoustic originals and covers, Mark Insley with guitarist Damon Barnaby are Americana's Most Wanted. At Iron John's Brewing Company–Congress...

Six performers, four original songs, taking turns round robin. Nashville music crusader Virginia Cannon presents a Thursday Night Live. At Monterey Court...

And, Croatian pop rockers Jinx bring Sextasy, for all to witness, to the Club Congress stage. Carnival, Evergreen and Shutter Vision take part in the bacchanal....

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Laughing Stock: Time for a nice stew!

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New! New! New!

Nationally prominent comedian Bobby Slayton, known as The Pitbull of Comedy, headlines Stand-Up for Humanity at the PCC Center for the Arts on Friday, Oct. 18. It’s a charity event that introduces a first-time producer, Rene Valdez, and inaugurates the Center for the Arts as a comedy venue. Tickets for the 18+ show are $24 or $35 VIP via Eventbrite.

The ambitious project includes food trucks and a raffle in which show-goers exchange non-perishable food items for a chance to win prizes including a two-day resort package. The food goes to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Ticket Proceeds benefit the Esperanza Dance Project and the Forgotten Children Foundation. “My childhood was pretty awesome,” Valdez says. “That’s why I'm deeply saddened about children who are robbed of their childhood. This show is my best effort to help them. Bobby was (my choice) to headline due to his charitable nature and because he was Leonard Cornfeathers on my all-time favorite TV show Family Guy.”

Slayton, often described as intense and energetic, has played more than a dozen such memorable characters. He played Joey Bishop in The Rat Pack, but he was also cast in Ed Wood, Get Shorty and two Woody Allen films, among many others. He’s seen and heard frequently on Sirius FM and HBO.

Valdez filled out the bill with popular Tucson comics Vicente "V" Trejo, Nicole Riesgo, Charles Ludwig and Monté Benjamin. “Hopefully this event will give everyone a small break from the everyday stresses of life.”

Comedians Who Aren't men

Ellen Doyle observes incidentals of daily life and imbues them with twisty, edgy humor. She says she owes her unique outlook to navigating Los Angeles as a Northeast Pennsylvania native. Doyle’s performed at some of the most respected venues in the U.S. as well as the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

At 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, she’ll headline the bimonthly Planned Parenthood benefit, Comedians Who Aren’t Men, at The O. Hosted by producer Autumn Horvat, the lineup includes Savannah Hernandez, Magghie O'Shea, Ashley Tappan, Mariah, Andrea Carmichael, Emma Stephens and Danyella Renae. Reservations are $5 and $10 via

Tiny Meat Gang

Don’t you hate those smartasses who quit their jobs, start a podcast, attract millions of fans overnight, then tour the biggest comedy venues in the country? They’re supposed to come up through 30 years of the traditional grind.

Twenty-first-century brats Cody Ko and Noel Miller, AKA, Tiny Meat Gang, used to be software engineers. They have high-paid experience in disrupting things. They promise to be “pretty decent comedians” at The Rialto Theatre, Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32 to $45, $140 includes a meet and greet, at

You want comedy with that?

Tony’s New York Style Italian Deli hosts a third helping of Italian buffet and comedy at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct.19. The night’s lineup includes Jarrod Martin, Roxy Merrari, Andrew Scott and Kev Lee. Tony Bruhn hosts. Tickets are $15 via Our favorite part is the patio seating that makes the show feel like cousin Sofia’s wedding dinner.

Don’t get mad, get even. VOTE!

Comedian Jamie Kilstein (Joe Rogan, Conan, Showtime, CNN) milks the news for all the best jokes to soothe our shattered nerves and screaming consciences. His daily headline snarking can inoculate us from the real thing but also prepare us to dodge landmines around the office party.
Kilstein performs at Borderlands Brewery at 7 p.m., Monday, October 21 with Phil Gordan, Alex Kack and me. Tickets are $5 at the door. Jamie Kilstein, Podcast Misfit, is available via Patreon, Stitcher and Spotify.

More Laughs!

Friday, Oct. 18: Standup with Augie Smith, feat. Alphonso Ochoa, at 8 and 10:30 p.m., Laffs Comedy Caffe ($12.50 and $17.50). Improv with 201 Student Showcase and The Lobbyists at 7:30 p.m. and The Soapbox with Wailing Banshide Investigations at 9 p.m.; standup with Veterans and Beginners at 10:30 p.m., at Tucson Improv Movement(TIM)($5)Family-friendly improv with Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed (NBOJU) at 7:30 p.m. at Unscrewed Theatre ($5 and $7).

Saturday, Oct. 19: High camp monthly event Retro Game Show Night features “It's a Spooky $9.95 Pyramid” at 7 p.m. at Club Congress. ($12, Eventbrite). Standup with Zeneth Nevers at 8 p.m. at The O ($5 - $10). Improv with The Game Show Show and Laugh Tracks at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Tarot-based Seasons Readings, Choice Cut and Triple Indemnity at 9 p.m. at TIM, ($5). Family-friendly improv with NBOJU at 7:30 p.m. followed by House Team Double Feature at 9 p.m. at Unscrewed Theater ($5 and $8).

Sunday, Oct. 20: Standup with The 5th Anniversary Estrogen Hour benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at Laffs Comedy Caffe ($15 via

Free Open Mics

Sunday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m., Chuckleheads in Bisbee.
Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Comedy at the Wench, The Surly Wench Pub.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:45 p.m., Neighborhood Comedy at The Music Box Lounge.
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., The Screening Room and 8:30 p.m., The Mint.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Laffs Comedy Caffe and 8:30 p.m., Rockabilly Grill.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Cock-a-doodle-deal! PACC Offering “5 Bucks a Cluck” sale

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A dozen chickens have found their way from a Pima County home to the fine folks at Pima Animal Care Center, resulting in a rare “5 Bucks a Cluck” sale.

The chicks were surrendered to the center on Tuesday night, with a total of 60 chickens of all ages ending up at the shelter, with close to 10 of the 60 available to be adopted immediately.

“It’s not often where we have so many chickens available to adopt,” said Director of Animal Services, Kristen Hassen-Auerbach. “We get some in from time to time, but not this many at once. Our shelter is already stretched pretty thin taking care of the hundreds of pets that have come in over the last couple weeks. If people truly want to help the shelter adopt a chicken, dog or cat.”

Anyone interested in adopting the chickens can contact Michele Figueroa, at, with the birds going on a first come, first serve basis.

People can adopt up to five chickens at a time and should bring their own carriers, the release said.

For more information on the chickens and any of the center’s 118 pets up for adoption, visit

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Claytoon of the Day: A Nationals Impeachment

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 1:09 PM

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A Blogger's Credo

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After 12 years and thousands of posts, I have found my bloggers' credo, or more correctly, it found me. A rhyming couplet, revised just a bit from the 467-year-old original.
Post o'er Land and Ocean day or night:
They also serve who only sit and write.
Works for me.

(Thanks, and apologies, to John Milton.)

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XOXO: Where to Rock, Wednesday, Oct. 16

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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Observing Dia de los Muertos al Chile, UA Presents multi-Grammy award-winning Mexican singer and cultural ambassador Lila Downs. With appearances by Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company and Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas. At Centennial Hall...

This folk pop band is named after their grandfather in their native Oregon. And, like salve applied on a wound, the sincere words and genetically perfected harmonies these sisters—Natalie, Allison and Meegan—administer provide emotional remedy. Joseph wave a "White Flag." At 191 Toole. L.A. indie/folk/rock trio Run River North kick things off...

"Get the F*ck out of Here." Bordering on outright swagger—laden with hooks, propulsive guitar riffs, marching drum beats and the bombastic vocal delivery of lead singer Kobra Paige— Kobra and The Lotus' latest album Evolution takes the next step. At EncoreTucson...

The rumor mill continues to run riot. "The Sandman" Howe Gelb may show up and tickle the ivories. At The Coronet...

From San Francisco, out on the Fancy Acid Tour, "boba-psych" rockers Bear Call are at Sky Bar. La Cerca and Tropical Beach provide local support...

Golden Boots Duo + percussionist Tommy Larkins set the tone with relaxing instrumental background music. At The Coronet...

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett performs for the first time ever, what is considered by many "the definitive Genesis album," Selling England By The Pound in its entirety. At the Fox Theatre...

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Things to Do, Wednesday, Oct. 16

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Southern Arizona Senior Pride Book Club. Calling all LGBTQ+ seniors! This book club is a great way to meet like-minded people, and also a great way to get around to reading some fantastic books you might not have known about otherwise. This month, it’s A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. The best seller is about a man living through the dramatic changes in Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Get reading! Then, get discussing! 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. Ward 3 Council Office conference room (Council member Paul Durham), 1510 E. Grant Road. Free. Details.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Rickmobile is Coming to Town

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 1:01 PM

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Time to get schwifty!

The Rickmobile is coming back to Tucson this month to bestow exclusive merch and photo opportunities upon diehard fans of Adult Swim's "Rick and Morty."

The mobile store, shaped like our favorite foul-mouthed, intergalactic scientist, will be coming to the Sky Bar, 536 N. 4th Ave., parking lot on Oct. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. 

While it's there, fans can line up to purchase exclusive show merchandise, like pins, shirts, coffee cups and more. The cost of the different collectables varies, with an $8 pin proving to the most thrifty option.

The event is free to attend but be sure to bring your credit/debit card as cash and checks won't be accepted.

The Rickmobile's stop in Tucson is part of the Don't Even Trip Road Trip, which concludes on Nov. 10 in Atlanta.

For more information on the Rickmobile, visit Adult Swim's website here.

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2019 Chasing Rainbows Gala featuring LeAnn Rimes

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