Spring Club Crawl® Saturday, April 17

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Bud Select Music Stage

8 p.m.: The Grind

9 p.m.: Loren Dircks and Gila Bend

10 p.m.: Darren Hoff and the Hard Times (Austin)

11 p.m.: The Fremonts featuring Mighty Joe Milsap (San Diego)

Midnight: Crosscut Saw

The Bud Select Music Stage focuses on roots music, and Tucson classic-rock cover band The Grind kicks it off at 8 p.m., followed by local guitar hero Loren Dircks-longtime leader of the band Gila Bend-weaving their trademark brand of country metal at 9. From Austin, Darren Hoff (formerly a member of the Weary Boys) finds a balance between Bakersfield honky-tonk and alt-country with his new band, Darren Hoff and the Hard Times, which takes the stage at 10. The swamp-bluesy San Diego band The Fremonts, featuring soulful singer Mighty Joe Milsap, take over at 11, and at midnight, the up-and-coming local act Crosscut Saw—fronted by father-and-son team Clark and Jeff Engelbert on dueling guitars—will deliver explosive Texas-style blues.

KRQ Stage

8 p.m.: Race You There

9 p.m.: Triple Double Band

10 p.m.: Mission Creeps

11 p.m.: Hipster Daddy-o and the Handgrenades

Midnight: Skitn

Intriguing variety is the trademark of this outdoor stage, a perennial favorite at Club Crawl®. Race You There will cast an intoxicating indie-pop spell at 8 p.m., followed by the funky, bluesy and reggae-infused soul of Triple Double Band at 9. The Mission Creeps do macabre garage rock in a ghoulish mold; they'll play at 10. At 11, Hipster Daddy-O and the Handgrenades come out swinging with a horn-fueled concoction of swing, jump blues, rockabilly and ska. Good-timey rockin' reggae is the specialty of Skitn, who close the show at midnight.

92.9 The Mountain Stage

8 p.m.: DeGrazia

9 p.m.: 8 Minutes to Burn

10 p.m.: Sunday Afternoon

11 p.m.: Haley Jane

Midnight: Dusty Rhodes and the River Band

Spanish-style guitarist Domingo DeGrazia leads his eponymous project, DeGrazia, which at 8 p.m. will cook up a contemporary take on flamenco, salsa and other Latin rhythms. Rock-propelled funk and reggae is the modus operandi for 8 Minutes to Burn, which will appear at 9, followed by the melodic pop-rock and alternative stylings of Sunday Afternoon at 10 and the insistent alternative-rock punch of Haley Jane at 11. Los Angeles' Dusty Rhodes and the River Band will deliver compelling rock, gospel, R&B and folk at midnight.

Tejano/Mia Stage

8 p.m.: Avenida 6

9 p.m.: Avenida 6

10 p.m.: Hibrido

11 p.m.: Kinto

Midnight: Nudoz

There's a radio-friendly R&B flavor sprinkled into the Tejano music of young local act Avenida 6, which will hold down the stage during the 8 and 9 p.m. slots. The torch gets passed to Hibrido for the 10 p.m. hour. Banda Kinto's experiments in alternative rock en español will get attention at 11. And at midnight, Nudoz will deliver its increasingly popular hybrid of rock and Latin.

Rialto Theatre

8 to 10 p.m.: Tucson Casual Social Club

10 p.m.: Triple Cobra (San Francisco)

11 p.m.: Greyhound Soul

Midnight: The Jons

A bunch of Tucson's most talented musicians constitute the Tucson Casual Social Club's all-star lineup: Gabriel Sullivan, Andrew Collberg, Brian Lopez, Amy Rude, Will Elliott and Clay Koweek. They'll share the stage for two hours of rockin' and twangin' and testifyin', starting at 8 p.m. in this venerable Tucson venue. The San Francisco-based glam-band Triple Cobra will serve a generous helping of rock 'n' roll decadence and catchy pop smarts at 10 p.m. One of Tucson's most adored bands, Greyhound Soul, will follow at 11 with snarling and sensitive blues-based rock. Classic pop melodies and ska energy get a Southwestern Chicano twist in the music of The Jons, who will close with a midnight set.

Club Congress

8:30 p.m.: Drama Club

9:30 p.m.: Blind Divine

10:30 p.m.: The Static Session

11:30 p.m.: Seashell Radio

12:30 a.m.: Crossing Sarnoff

Indie and alternative rock is the name of the game on the indoor stage at the Hotel Congress. Drama Club is a relatively new horn-charged octet that juggles R&B, soul, rock and funk; they'll start off at 8:30 p.m. Blind Divine has carved out a terrific sound from the dark and the melancholy regions of alternative rock; they'll hit the stage at 9:30 with hypnotic female vocals and alluring guitarscapes. Dramatic and huge, the sound of The Static Session is arena-size alternative, but they'll squeeze it into Club Congress at 10:30, followed by the insanely talented chamber pop group Seashell Radio at 11:30. Earnest and tuneful, Crossing Sarnoff will rock in the morning hours starting at 12:30.

Congress Outdoor Stage

8 p.m.: Silverbell

9 p.m.: Gentlemen of Monster Island

10 p.m.: Shaun Harris

11 p.m.: Rcougar

Midnight: hairsprayfireandgirls

One of the most intriguing and diverse Club Crawl® lineups will be on display outdoors at Hotel Congress. Silverbell plays its third-ever gig at 8 p.m., with singer-songwriter Betsy Scarinzi melding her appealing alt-country compositions with an all-star, all-rock band. A collision of alternative styles—punk, hard-rock and (dare we say it?) grunge—inform the sound of the Gentlemen of Monster Island, who play at 9. Rising star MC Shaun Harris shares his hip hop and neo soul at 10 p.m., followed at 11 by the spacey electronic indie act Rcougar. With their catchy combo plate of lo-fi and digital rock, HAIRSPRAYFIREANDGIRLS are something of a local super-group; they take the stage at midnight.

The District

8:45 p.m.: Your Fault

9:45 p.m.: Boogie Nazis

10:45 p.m.: Limbless Torso

11:45 p.m.: Cadillac Steakhouse

12:45 a.m.: Feel Good Revolution

Some of Tucson's most promising punk acts convene at The District. The festivities get under way at 8:45 p.m. with Your Fault, which as far as we can tell is neither the German nor the Swiss band with the same name. If you like a little punk (or even a bit o' twang) in your surf-rock, turn to the Boogie Nazis, who play at 9:45, followed at 10:45 by the mighty veteran act Limbless Torso, who practice hardcore and grindcore. Taking Tucson by storm in the last few months is the outrageous Cadillac Steakhouse, serving up slabs of roaring avant-punk provocation at 11:45. The evening concludes with a 12:45 set of punk-pop rave-ups courtesy of Feel Good Revolution.

Sports on Congress

10 p.m.: Black 1

10:30 p.m.: Effin Sumbodies

11 p.m.: Big Meridox

Midnight to 2 a.m.: Sucker Free Saturdays

This hip-hop showcase straight outta Tucson will begin at 10 p.m. with Black 1, rocking a mesmerizing vibe and smooth flow. The Effin Sumbodies generate dense and visceral sound collages, buffed up by multiple MCs, at 10:30, followed by the hard-core hip-hop of Big Meridox at 11. The booming continues until 2 a.m. with a new edition of Sucker Free Saturdays for your head-nodding pleasure.


8 p.m.: Nudoz

9:30 p.m.: Los Nawdy Dawgs

11 p.m.: Noid

Midnight to 2 a.m.: Chucky Chingon

Catch grupo Nudoz and their Latin rock at 8 p.m., a few hours before they hit the Tejano/Mia Stage. Los Nawdy Dawgs, originally from Nogales, will play at 9:30, doing what they like to call "south of the border pulp fiction Latin blues rock." Grupo Noid will play dramatic rock with a Latino accent at 11, before DJ Chucky Chingon moves in for two hours starting at midnight.

The Screening Room

8 p.m.: Maggie Golston

9 p.m.: Fish Karma

10 p.m.: Billy Sedlmayr

11 p.m.: Al Foul

Midnight: Al Perry

Dubbed the "unofficial mayor of Tucson," local legend Al Perry acts as the host and curator for a bill focusing on Old Pueblo's tradition of hard-nosed troubadours. The show at the Screening Room—a new venue for Club Crawl®—includes the dark, poetic meditations of Maggie Golston at 8 p.m., the sarcastic satire of Fish Karma at 9, Billy Sedlmayr's hard-fought Americana truths at 10, and Al Foul's rambunctious roots rock at 11. Al Perry brings it all home at midnight.


Church of Rock Revelations 9 p.m.: We Killed the Union

10 p.m.: Ziroh (Phoenix)

11 p.m.: Via Vengeance (Phoenix)

Midnight: Lovemound

1 a.m.: The Gallery

Bow your head, and receive the generous blessings of Father Larry, who once again is your host for holy services at Vaudeville. The local quartet We Killed the Union bring the crunchy hard-rock assault at 9 p.m. Two bands from Phoenix—Ziroh at 10 and Via Vengeance at 11—weigh in mightily on metal issues, spraying noisy sludge and stoner rock all over the walls. Lovemound has for many years been adept at working the heavy-duty blues-rock groove, and they'll do so at midnight, followed by the complex art metal of The Gallery at 1 a.m.


8 p.m.: Citizen Saint

9 p.m.: Abandoned by Heroes

10 p.m.: Frantic

11 p.m.: Violet Wild (Tempe)

12:30 a.m.: Back for More

Grand rock gestures are par for the course at this Fourth Avenue haunt, starting with Citizen Saint's romantic alternative rock at 8 p.m., and progressing through the endearing alt-acoustic style of Abandoned by Heroes at 9, and gentle, chiming and radio-ready pop-rock by Frantic at 10. Tempe's next superstar band, Violet Wild, will offer up raucous and irresistible power-pop at 11, before Back for More brings it to boil at 12:30 a.m.

The Hut

8:30 p.m.: Big Galoot

9:30 p.m.: Brazen Stir

10:30 p.m.: Elefunkus

11:30 p.m.: Planet Jam

12:30 a.m.: Vampyros Bonobos

Don't forget to wear flowers in your hair when you head for the Hut! Big Galoot can't stay still, hopping genres as the spirit moves them, often touching down on surf instrumentals and rocked-up alt-country; they will play at 8:30 p.m. Brazen Stir will incite grooving with their funky rock at 9:30, followed by the funk and soul of Elefunkus at 10:30. Planet Jam gives up the global reggae at 11:30, and you won't want to miss the funky jazz-rock of Vampyros Bonobos at 12:30 a.m.

The Hut Outdoor Stage

8 p.m.: The Tangelos

9 p.m.: The Jits

10 p.m.: San Lunes

11 p.m.: Cosmic Slop

Midnight: Working for Brewha

The Tangelos have steadily drawn a following for their electro-acoustic roots- and folk-rock, and they'll share it with Club Crawl® attendees at 8 p.m. The Jits will demonstrate the fact that inventive alternative rock isn't dead at 9, followed by the reggae, funk, pop and jazz of recently formed San Lunes at 10, and the righteously funky mind-and-body excursion that is Cosmic Slop at 11. A midnight set by Working for Brewha concludes the proceedings.

Sky Bar

8:30 p.m.: Otherly Love

9:30 p.m.: Madame Zero

10:30 p.m.: Young Mothers

11:30 p.m.: The Dusty Buskers

12:30 a.m.: Tom Walbank and the Ambassadors

Making its Club Crawl® debut, this snazzy, out-of-this-world joint will provide space for an 8:30 p.m. set by mutant blues melodicists Otherly Love. Madame Zero takes over at 9:30, followed by the pop-rockin' joy of the Young Mothers at 10:30. Two of this town's favorite crowd-pleasers—the furious folk duo The Dusty Buskers at 11:30 and the raw blues salvation of Tom Walbank and the Ambassadors at 12:30—will offer emphatic proof of Tucson's thriving roots-music scene.

Red Room at Grill

10 p.m.: Hank Topless

11 p.m.: Chris Hall

Midnight: The Lifers

One of Tucson's hippest joints—connected to Tucson's most famous all-night eatery—is the location for a 10 p.m. set by longtime Tucson habitué and multitasker Hank Topless, who woos his audiences with alt-country, blues and sorta-traditional honky tonk every chance he gets. Also on this bill will be hard-core country-blues crooner Chris Hall (at 11) and fuzz-drenched pop-punk act The Lifers (midnight).

Café Passe

7 to 9 p.m.: Kate Becker Project

Chanteuse Kate Becker, holding down the fort from 7 to 9 p.m., leads an intoxicating band that crosses back and forth over the borders that separate jazz, funk and soul—and they don't even need a passport.


7 to 9 p.m.: Salvador Duran

Multi-talented Tucson mainstay Salvador Duran—on stage from 7 to 9 p.m.—is not only an acclaimed visual artist, but a singer, musician and composer of near-legendary status. He does everything from rancheras to salsa and works extensively with groups such as Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta and Calexico.

Winsett Park

5 to 6 p.m.: Desert Bluegrass Association

6 to 8 p.m.: Monkey Knuckle

Old-timey music and bluegrass will be on the bill of fare at this showcase from 5 to 8 p.m. at this outdoor stage on North Fourth Avenue.

Chocolate Iguana

7 to 9 p.m.: InAscent

Local bluegrass duo InAscent plays at the sweets-and-coffee shop from 7 to 9 p.m.


7 to 9 p.m.: Phil Borzillo

Phil Borzillo plays solo acoustic Americana from 7 to 9 p.m. at this longtime Tucson restaurant.

Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant

7 to 10 p.m.: Jeff Lewis and Friends

Stop by the historic pub in Barrio Viejo for the weekly jazz showcase by local musician Jeff Lewis and his bebop friends from 7 to 10 p.m.

Iguana Café

8 p.m. to 1 a.m.: The Benjamins

It's all about The Benjamins, who will play straight-ahead rock oldies all night (8 p.m. to 1 a.m.) at this downtown restaurant.

Casa Vicente

8 p.m.: Tablao Flamenco featuring Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo

The downtown Spanish restaurant turns into a "Tablao Flamenco" (flamenco club) for the evening, with music Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo starting at 8 p.m.

Flanagan's Celtic Corner

7 p.m.: Cheat the Hangman

This charming shop—located inside of the Congress Street enclosure—sells all things Irish, and offers music from Cheat the Hangman at 7 p.m.

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