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Thursday, Oct. 25

Fueled by Jesús Alberto Navarro Rosas' impassioned lamentations, power ballads "Ya Me Enteré" and "Voy a Olvidarte" from Des/Amor (Sony Latin, 2016) have propelled this Mexicali trio to the top of the Billboard Latin Pop charts. Reik return to The Rialto Theater. With Matisse... Songwriter/guitarist Oliver Ray performs at Tap + Bottle Downtown... Gila Byte, Last Crime, Blacklidge and The Diversion Program are at Cans Deli... Performing romantic songs from the 1920s, '30s and '40s, The Gabrielle Pietrangelo Trio is on the patio of The Coronet... Comprised of siblings, this Mexican pop duo's fourth album Un Besito Más, fueled by hit single "3 A.M.," scored six Latin Grammy awards. Jesse & Joy: Electrify The Vote at 191 Toole...

Friday, Oct. 26

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Not concerned with pretense, singer Jason Cruz says: "Sometimes, people want to maintain a youthful aura about their band. That's gone. We're old dudes. But we've learned a thing or two." Strung Out at 191 Toole. With pop and skate punkers The Bombpops and Counterpunch... Nightmare on Congress Street is Arizona's largest Halloween party. This year's blood-curdling event features music by Michigan Wranglers, The Surfbroads y mucho mas. At Hotel Congress... Mexican superstar Marco Antonio Solís is at the Tucson Arena... Natasha Noir presents Witching Hour Revue, a striptease-centric burlesque variety show at Cans Deli... Cosmo-pop with Talias Van & The Bright & Morning Star Band: This 12-piece ensemble assert that "You Can Find Love" at Sea of Glass Center for the Arts... Blue-collar blues rockers Mason are on the patio at Johnny Gibson's... Pantera Cover-up: In Honor of Vinnie Paul features SpxxrBritnxy, Dirty Magic and Ironkill at The Rock... Troubadour Dan Stokes sings blues and other love songs in the tasting room at Sand-Reckoner... Folk songstress Natalie Pohanic is at Crooked Tooth Brewing... Naim Amor's A Jazz Trio entertains at Exo Roast Co... Thirty-five years after formation, Christian metallists Stryper continue to fight the good fight at The Rialto Theater. With Push and Hands And Feet... Delving deep into the rock 'n' roll psyche, songwriter/poet Dusty Santamaria and artist Moira Ichiban weave a web of dreams at Saint Charles Tavern. With Miss Lana Rebel...

Saturday, Oct. 27

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In addition to wrestling champions EJ Sparks and Hammerstone, Dìa de las Luchas features Psycho 78 performing a Misfits cover set. At The Rialto Theater... Psygoat, JJCnV and Droll are at the District Tavern... Hardcore and thrash? D.R.I. and Skullcrack are at The Rock with guests... Erabella, post hardcore from Chicago, roll into Spark Project Collective... DJs Bob Really and Sid The Kid spin. Saturdaze Dance Party at Hotel Congress... Revel in the power of three. The Pork Torta are at Saint Charles Tavern... DJs Carl Hanni and Steven Ramshur spin everything from Lefty Frizzell to The Cocteau Twins. The Downer Disco at Exo Roast Co... Tucson Symphony Orchestra's program Lights! Camera! Pops! explores the history of film music. Featuring works from Star Trek, Gone With The Wind, Indiana Jones, Jaws and more. At Tucson Music Hall. Bob Bernhardt is at the podium... Music, cosplay and striptease? Halloween Hauntfest at 191 Toole features The Mission Creeps, The Fink Bombs, Spiderhole, The Vooduo, The Rifle, The Furys and Pigmy Death-Ray. Burlesque By Tucson Libertines. And DJ Buttafly spins... DJs Ripdee Musica, Yung Alva and Melohyype spin for Monster Bash Halloween Party at Cobra Arcade... Downtown Tucson Fall Record Swap takes place at Cans Deli in the afternoon... House of Bards celebrate their Grand Opening with members of Dokken, drummer Wild Mick Brown and Warrant lead singer Robert Mason... In Lessons, exit.dream, A Conversation Piece and SLA are at Sky Bar... In addition to Flam Chen's fire-dancing twisted sisters and ravenous aerial arachnids, the bloodthirsty DJ Vampyrat spins at Hooligans Horror Halloween Ball at Mercado San Agustin Annex... Miss Olivia and the Interlopers and The Demons are at Cans Deli... The Fineline Revisited presents Slash Dance: A Killer '80s Dance Party at Surly Wench Pub... 3113 Art Collective is the site for Project Atlas: Night of the Walking Techno Zombies. DJs Lance Fairchild, Carlos Lecoq, Christopher Miranda, Justin Silva and Disco Zombie spin...

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Sunday, Oct. 28

Singer, musician, activist Joan Baez's Fare Thee Well Tour makes a stop at The Fox Theatre... An evening of warm and fuzzy rock 'n' roll awaits with Weekend Lovers and The Elegant Rabies on the patio at Che's Lounge... The fifth annual Slap Frost Tour featuring Casual, Z-Man, DJ True Justice and Vocab Slick. At Cans Deli... A special biannual double bill with Pete Ronstadt & Company and The Kate Becker All-Star Band are at Monterey Court... From London, indie poppers Still Corners enchant at Club Congress... Tiny House of Funk are at Public Brewhouse... And, from Portlandia, art punk-poppers The Crenshaw and Teton are at Owls Club. With Ditch Bank...

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Monday, Oct. 29

These friends spent the past decade appearing on each other's records. Mashing together indie/punk and hip-hop, Four Fists is a collaborative project between P.O.S. and Astronautalis. At 191 Toole with Angel Davanport...

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Cocktail hour, anyone? Loungista Jerry Paper brings his Fuzzy Logic to 191 Toole. With Kiefer, Stimulator Jones and Prophet... "With A Little Help," Maggie Morris' solo project Sunbathe taps into the everyday struggles of young adulthood. With Ryan Von Gonten, Feverfew and Chelsey Lee Trejo at Club Congress... Devan Mulvaney, Lano, Chateau Chateau and Desert Fish are at Cans Deli... Out on the Bite America Label Tour, EDM DJ/producer Jauz "Rocks The Party" at The Rialto Theater. With Holy Goof...

Wednesday, Oct. 31

After abandoning post-punk in favor of folk rock, brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith mined the hills of Laurel Canyon, for the same veins of ore that Crosby, Stills and Nash and Joni Mitchell tapped into and struck gold. Roots rockers Dawes bring the "authentically vintage" sound of the Password Tour to The Rialto Theater... The Besmirchers, Warmonger and The Ohmlauts are at the District Tavern... The Bennu and performance troupe Cirque Roots are at Tucson Hop Shop... Three stages across two rooms. Death Rave 3000 features DJs Cat Child, CLPRT, Hart, Elliot Tierney, Ghast, H.R. Guerin, Jacob Ladder, Justin Silva, Kami, Nic, Noodlebox, Nullus, Soundscrybe and Toby Roberts. Live sets by SET and Skynia. At Solar Culture/Galactic Center...

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Thursday, Nov. 1

On Ojos Del Sol, eclectic indie folk artist Luz Elena Mendoza seduces with bicultural storytelling that evinces a faith that transcends religiosity. Y La Bamba mystifies at Club Congress. With Winter and Weekend Lovers... Reveal: A Show of Debut Burlesque Performances takes place at Cans Deli... Blues singer/violinist Heather Hardy and Alvin Blaine are at Tap + Bottle... This country outlaw says, "I am a sinner to my core." Aaron Lewis pays it forward at The Rialto Theater... And, Londoners Kero Kero Bonito are at 191 Toole. With Tanukichan... "She puts that beat in my chest." Country band Rascal Flatts returns "Back To Life" at AVA Amphitheater...

On The Horizon...

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Indie rapper Tech N9ne slams out of the underground into the future. On Friday, Nov 2, at The Rialto Theater with Dizzy Wright, Futuristic and special guest Krizz Kaliko... Night of the Living Fest VI runs Saturday, Nov. 3-5. This year features March Fourth, Tweak Bird, Tight Fright, Treasure Mammal, Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout, Golden BooTs, The Exbats, Aztral Folk, Asian Fred, The Pangs, Parlor, Feverfew, Basic Biology, Dry River Yacht Club and more at Mercado San Agustin Annex... Finally, A Wizard, a True Star. Over the course of a storied career conceptualist Todd Rundgren has lived up to the ambitious titled of his 1973 progressive pop album. An Unpredictable Evening awaits on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at The Rialto Theater...

Until next week, XOXO...

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