Club Crawl Event Lineup

CD City Stage
8 p.m.: Central Park West
9 p.m.: Nowhere Man
10 p.m.: Ember Coast
11 p.m.: Camp Courageous
Midnight: Ph8

Things kick off at the CD City Stage at 8 p.m. , as Central Park West do their jazz-fusion thang, just prior to the classy pop goodness of Nowhere Man at 9 p.m. Phoenix's Sunny Day Real Estate-inspired Ember Coast take the 10 p.m. slot, followed by latter-day-prog locals Camp Courageous, at 11 p.m. (Prepare to say to the person next to you, "Dang, that guy can really sing!") Midnight sees beloved headliners Ph8 bringing their downtuned guitars to the stage for a dose of heavy-osity.

AVA Stage
8 p.m.: Swampbox
9 p.m.: The Wyatts
10 p.m.: The Deludes
11 p.m.: Billy Bacon and the Forbidden Pigs
Midnight: Sunday Afternoon

The female-fronted Swampbox jumpstart the AVA Stage at 8 p.m. with their brand of blues-tinged roots-rock, just prior to The Wyatts, who smoosh together wholesome country charm with diggety pop hooks at 9 p.m. At 10 p.m. The Deludes do something similar, minus the country stuff, and with the pop hooks amped way up. You're still hanging out at the AVA Stage? Might as well stick around to soak in the rockabilly-and-all-things-roots hoedown that is Austin's Billy Bacon and the Forbidden Pigs, at 11 p.m. Things come to a close at midnight with a set from college faves Sunday Afternoon. If you've ever spent money on a Dave Matthews Band CD, do yourself a favor, and check 'em out.

KRQ Stage
8 p.m.: Doubletop
9 p.m.: Bombs for the Bored
10 p.m.: Hipster Daddy-O
11 p.m.: Honey Bucket
Midnight: The Jons

Newcomers Doubletop christen the KRQ Stage at 8 p.m. with their self-described "groovy jam-rock," followed at 9 p.m. by the ever-evolving indie-rock of Bombs for the Bored. At 10 p.m. it's the horn-fueled rock sounds of Hipster Daddy-O (who seem to have lost their Handgrenades). Formerly of the Phoenix area, San Diego's Honey Bucket take over at 11 p.m. with a set of funky rock, just before the youthfully exuberant The Jons set the stage ablaze with bilingual, horny pop nuggets at midnight.

The Mountain Stage
8 p.m.: Cisco
9 p.m.: La Cerca
10 p.m.: Andrew Collberg
11 p.m.: Creosote
Midnight: Downtown Saints

The action at The Mountain Stage (named for the radio station that sponsors it, not its actual location) begins at 8 p.m. with a set from Cisco, which features former Earl's Family Bomber Ricci Di Leo. The fine indie-rock band La Cerca, who have weathered a multitude of lineup changes over the years, have found their best configuration yet. Who knew a saxophone (courtesy of Mr. Tidypaws) would fit in so well? They're on at 9 p.m. , just prior to the dreamy folk-pop of Andrew Collberg at 10 p.m. Creosote showcase their gruff-voiced brand of alt-country at 11 p.m. , and then it's the catchy guitar-pop tunes of Chris Holiman's Downtown Saints at midnight.

Que Suave/Tejano Stage
8 p.m.: Se Salen
9 p.m.: Se Salen
10 p.m.: Los Gallegos
11 p.m.: El Ultimo Tren
Midnight: Rezistol

Taking the first two slots at the Que Suave/Tejano Stage, starting at 8 p.m. , it's Se Salen, who specialize in horn-abetted tejano they describe as "pure Latin dance music." At 10 p.m. it's Los Gallegos, who won the Budweiser True Music Battle of the Bands in April. Expect them to toss in a cumbia or two among their norteno-heavy set. At 11 p.m., El Ultimo Tren take the stage, followed by Rezistol at midnight.

Sideshow Stage
9 p.m.: TV Mike
10:30 p.m.: Electroshockbox
Midnight: Awesome Cool Dudes

The Sideshow Stage is basically a catch-all for acts that are somewhat unclassifiable, so let's go ahead and try to classify 'em, eh? At 9 p.m. Kansas City's TV Mike performs bare-bones, backwoods folk tunes, but once he's done, go ahead and lace up your dancin' shoes for the one-man dance party that is Electroshockbox at 10:30 p.m. If the name of Austin's Awesome Cool Dudes turns you off, be advised their tongues are planted firmly in their cheeks. At midnight, this eclectic, all-over-the-map outfit will grace you with everything from '60s-inspired bliss-pop to rap.

Americana Stage
8 p.m.: Jelly
9 p.m.: Last Call Girls
10 p.m.: Big in Vegas
11 p.m.: Lazy Ed and the Stratoloungers
Midnight: Arthur Migliazza

The term "Americana" has become increasingly vague in recent years, to the point that it now pretty much encompasses all forms of indigenous American music. And so it goes at the Americana Stage, where things kick off at 8 p.m. with Stevie Ray Vaughan-inspired blues-rockers Jelly. At 9 p.m., get a shot of rockabilly and country courtesy of the Last Call Girls, who count among their ranks former Molly Nancy McCallion. Though he made his name as a jazz bassist, Ed Friedland demonstrates just how far he's stretched his wings in the next two slots: At 10 p.m., it's classic country covers from Big in Vegas, followed at 11 p.m. by his blues and roots outfit, Lazy Ed and the Stratoloungers. Midnight sees singer and pianist extraordinaire Arthur Migliazza perform a set of boogie woogie, blues and jazz to close out the festivities.

Rialto Theatre
8 p.m.: Zax
9 p.m.: Ride the Tiger
10 p.m.: Seven to Blue
11 p.m.: Bettye LaVette
Midnight: Greyhound Soul

The newly upgraded sound at the Rialto Theatre will get a workout tonight, with a rather schizophrenic (but awesome) lineup of acts. Featuring at least one UA professor, Zax get things started at 8 p.m. with their self-described "fast-paced, whimsical rock and roll." You've read her music coverage in the Tucson Citizen; you've seen her rawk the bass in Winelord; see what Polly Higgins has up her sleeve this time around, as her new band Ride the Tiger takes it to the stage at 9 p.m. Former Jons member Sergio Mendoza showcases his impressive pop craftsmanship at 10 p.m. with Seven to Blue, which features a horn section and vocals from Camp Courageous' Danny Moreno. Though she's been recording since 1962, funk and blues singer Bettye LaVette's star is finally starting to rise, with the release of her new album, I've Got My Own Hell to Raise, on Anti-Records. She recently brought down the house during an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, and she's got critics across the globe completely freaking out, including The New York Times' Jon Pareles, who recently wrote "she's as eloquent as any soul singer alive." Don't miss her at 11 p.m. How to follow one of the greatest living soul singers? With the soulful, classic-sounding rock of Greyhound Soul, who sweep up at midnight. Man, that's a lotta soul.

Club Congress
8 p.m.: The Daring Few
9 p.m.: Great American Tragedy
10 p.m.: Blackfire Revelation
11 p.m.: George Squier Orchestra
12:30 a.m.: Sweat Band

The only common element among the bands performing on the indoor stage at Club Congress is that they're all "edgy." Or, something like that, anyway. Featuring members of Musica Obscura, The Daring Few showcase their Interpol- and all-things-'80s-inspired brand of rock at 8 p.m. Then things get really heavy, as the balls-out, eardrum-bludgeoning rawk of Great American Tragedy takes over at 9 p.m. , followed by more of the same at 10 p.m. from New Orleans duo Blackfire Revelation, who fall into the '70s-ish, MC5-inspired, bluesy stoner-rock camp. The gears get switched at 11 p.m. , when the giddy indie-pop of George Squier Orchestra takes over. Comprising two sisters and one of their boyfriends, The Sweat Band demonstrate why their inspired take on bluesy, garage rock has quickly made them one of Tucson's most promising bands at 12:30 a.m.

Hotel Congress Outdoor Stage
8 p.m.: Dakari Connection
9 p.m.: Blind Divine
10 p.m.: The Year
11 p.m. Mankind
Midnight: Tesoro

The Outdoor Stage at Hotel Congress boasts a lineup about as eclectic as you'll find anywhere tonight, starting at 8 p.m. with Dakari Connection, whose Web site tells us that "your attempt to rationalize this existence is feeble." Alrightie then. Featuring renowned local artist Daniel Diaz, Blind Divine describe their sound as "epic vocals accompanied by an apocalyptic ensemble." They're on at 9 p.m. , followed at 10 p.m. by The Year, whose arena-sized '80s-rock sound evokes The Cure and Echo and the Bunnymen. At 11 p.m., the funky hip-hop of Mankind will have you bouncing, right before Tesoro close out the night at midnight with their energetic take on flamenco.

Vaudeville Cabaret
8 p.m.: Al Foul
9 p.m.: Stefan George
10 p.m.: Loveland
11 p.m.: Love Mound
12:30 a.m.: Last Call Brawlers

Head to Vaudeville Cabaret tonight for a variety of takes on roots-oriented music, with Tucson's king of rockabilly, Al Foul, turning the key at 8 p.m. Stefan George brings his excellent acoustic country-blues songs to the stage at 9 p.m. , and don't be surprised if he sticks around to sit in with Loveland, who perform their gorgeously melancholy, windswept country in the 10 p.m. slot. At 11 p.m. the amps get cranked up, as Love Mound bust out their brand of boogie-blues rawk, and they'll stay cranked for the electrifying, electric rockabilly of Last Call Brawlers at 12:30 a.m.

Heart Five
8 p.m.: Sara Bellum
9 p.m.: Misled
10 p.m.: Mission Statement
11 p.m.: The Diagonals
12:30 a.m.: Al Perry

Having made its name primarily as a dance club, Heart Five has been featuring live music more regularly lately, and that's what you'll find there tonight, starting at 8 p.m. with Sara Bellum, followed at 9 p.m. by Misled, who put a fresh spin on rock elements mined from the past. At 10 p.m. Mission Statement perform winning, melodic indie-pop/rock tunes with hooks a-plenty, just before The Diagonals' self-described "chick rock" at 11 p.m. Sticking a fork in the night at 12:30 a.m. is 2005's Tucson Music Hall of Fame inductee, Al Perry, who needs no introduction.

8:30 p.m.: Los Nawty Dawgs
10 p.m.: Cover
11:30 p.m.: Higher
1 a.m.: Nemesis

Sharks has become downtown's home of rock en espanol, and tonight they're going with what they know best, starting at 8:30 p.m. with the Latin jazz of Los Nawty Dawgs. Then it's time for the one-name wonders: Cover follows at 10 p.m. , with Higher at 11:30 p.m. Nemesis at 1 a.m. round out the bill.

The District
8 p.m.: Marianne Dissard
9 p.m.: Bella Union Gap
10 p.m.: Amor
11 p.m.: Naim's Black Dream
12:30 a.m.: Tom Walbank

The District, which occupies the space once held by 7 Black Cats, was conceived as a non-live-music watering hole, an alternative to the many live music venues found downtown. Tonight, they break that rule with a Euro-heavy bill of fine live acts, which kicks off at 8 p.m. with a set from Marianne Dissard, who is currently working on her debut album with Calexico's Joey Burns. Poet, owner of Biblio bookstore, and singer-songwriter Maggie Golston is the woman behind the new project Bella Union Gap, who perform at 9 p.m. Tucson-by-way-of-Paris jack-of-all-musical-trades Naim Amor occupies the next two slots, first, at 10 p.m. , with the ever-facinating, difficult-to-describe Amor, then at 11 p.m. with Naim's Black Dream, which includes members of The Fashionistas. In anticipation of his upcoming new album, Tom Walbank gets down and dirty at 12:30 a.m. with his hypnotic spin on Delta blues.

The Red Room at Grill
9 p.m.: Serpe
10:30 p.m.: Redlands
Midnight: Old Man

The only downtown spot where you can enjoy a heaping bowl of Cap'n Crunch while you take in live music, The Red Room at Grill boasts a suitably odd mix of performers for the Crawl. The first two acts are both recent transplants from Seattle: Serpe, at 9 p.m. , is a trio that performs folk music that alternates between soft, fingerpicked lullabies and turbulent, street-preacher rants, while Redlands, at 10:30 p.m. , play quiet, melodic indie-folk that has been compared to Elliott Smith and Nick Drake. On their Myspace page, the art-damaged indie youngsters of Old Man write that their music sounds like "kids in fifth grade learning how to play 'John Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt' on plastic Wal-Mart instruments." Talk to anyone who's seen them, and he or she will say their music sounds "awesome" and "unlike anything I've heard before." They begin at midnight.

Silver Sea Jewelry
7 p.m.: Simple Question
8 p.m.: Ghost Lodge
9 p.m.: St. Rorschach
10 p.m.: T.I.A.
11 p.m.: Sara Bellum
Midnight: Misled

When the fantasy- and nautical-themed Silver Sea Jewelry relocated from a soulless mall to its new downtown digs, there was an added bonus: a basement, which has since been converted into a recording studio. And when you've got a recording studio in your basement, you can be pretty sure you'll make friends with local bands rather quickly. Six of those bands perform in the back of the store tonight: Simple Question at 7 p.m. ; Ghost Lodge at 8 p.m. ; St. Rorschach at 9 p.m. ; T.I.A. at 10 p.m. ; Sara Bellum at 11 p.m. ; and Misled at midnight.

6:30-9:30 p.m.: Tony Franks and Lamont Arthur

We could think of far worse ways to start out your night than dining on a delicious gourmet pizza and sipping a glass of wine at Enoteca, the downtown Italian eatery. From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. , you can enjoy live jazz courtesy of Tony Franks and Lamont Arthur while you do.

The Monkey Box
7-9 p.m.: Tom Walbank

Boasting a casual yet elegant ambiance, a menu full of delectable yet reasonably priced items, and some of the finest, most decadent cocktails to be found downtown, the Monkey Box also regularly features an impressive lineup of live music by local performers. Enjoy any or all of the above tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. , as Tom Walbank demonstrates why he's the best British purveyor of Delta blues you're likely to ever hear.

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