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Special Benefit Show for Johnny Strasser, Featuring Steve Grams, Marx Loeb & Johnny Guitar Mike Blommer, all Az. Blues Hall of Famers!

Special Benefit Show for Johnny Strasser, Featuring Steve Grams, Marx Loeb & Johnny Guitar Mike Blommer, all Az. Blues Hall of Famers!

October 4 @ 8:00 pm
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Johnny Strasser has been playing great Blues on Tucson stages for decades. He’s a fine singer who’s talents also include harmonica, guitar & saxophone. You’ve seen him with Boogieman Blues Band, The Juke Joint All-Stars, Bad News Blues Band and Johnny Strasser & Fiends. Johnny has been diagnosed with kidney cancer & the Tucson music... Read more »

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Hacienda Del Blues: Grams & Krieger

Hacienda Del Blues: Grams & Krieger

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch & Marty Kool, from KXCI’s Blues Review, presents live Blues every Sunday. This week features Tucson favorites, Grams & Krieger. Steve Grams on stand-up bass & vocals & Danny Krieger on acoustic guitar & vocals put their own spin to classic Blues & originals. You’ve seen them with Bad News... Read more »

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Shonen Knife, KXCI Presents!

Shonen Knife, KXCI Presents!

October 6 @ 8:00 pm
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  Shonen Knife, Osaka Japan’s legendary queens of indie sunshine, are back with a brand new album for 2014. Their newest release, “Overdrive”, is a tip of the hat to 70′s Hard Rock, and a continuation of Shonen Knife’s journey into the musings of food, fantasy and daily life in the Far Eastern metropolis of... Read more »

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Parker Millsap, KXCI Presents!

Parker Millsap, KXCI Presents!

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An Oklahoma native brought up in the Pentecostal church, which he’s since departed, 21-year-old Parker Millsap will make you a true believer. The young tunesmith delivers his religious-laced parables, character-driven narratives and relationship tales with the fire-and-brimstone fervor of a preacher, restoring our faith in the power of song. Millsap has a voice equally suited... Read more »

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Cars, Trucks & Trains Concert

Cars, Trucks & Trains Concert

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association fundraising concert.  15 Tucson musical acts perform their favorite songs of cars, trucks and trains.  Fun for the whole family with the proceeds going to support the 30th annual Tucson Folk Festival.  Starting at 6 pm with Matt Bruner,Tammy West, Dennis Pepe, Kathleen Williamson, Eb Eberlein,Denise Lane, Ron Pandy, Karima Walker,... Read more »

Carolina Chocolate Drops, KXCI Presents!

Carolina Chocolate Drops, KXCI Presents!

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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In early 2012, Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops released their studio album Leaving Eden (Nonesuch Records) produced by Buddy Miller. The traditional African-American string band’s album was recorded in Nashville and featured founding members Rhiannon Giddens and Dom Flemons, along with multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins and cellist Leyla McCalla, already a familiar presence at the group’s... Read more »

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Hacienda Del Blues: Bryan Dean Trio

Hacienda Del Blues: Bryan Dean Trio

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Marty Kool, host of KXCI’s Blues Review joins with Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch to present the Hacienda Del Blues series. One of Tucson’s favorite bands take the stage this evening. Bryan Dean puts his own stamp on songs that range from straight Blues, to hard country, to funky jazz. The results are one of the... Read more »

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Poliça, KXCI Presents!

Poliça, KXCI Presents!

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Poliça w/ Web of Sunsets (7pm, $15, All Ages)Poliça has played the Hotel Congress a few times in the past, including last year at Exile on Congress when they stole the spotlight of the event. The “electro-r&b goth-pop” group return this Monday for an early performance in the club, don’t miss it! POLIÇA began as... Read more »

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, KXCI Presents!

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, KXCI Presents!

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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KXCI Presents Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives on October 13th at The Rialto Theatre. Marty Stuart’s long history in country music includes time with Lester Flatt and Johnny Cash, as well as his own chart topping solo career, TV series and live shows of foot stompin’, tail shakin’, honky tonkin’, rockin’ hillbilly music. Doors... Read more »

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The New Pornographers, KXCI Presents!

The New Pornographers, KXCI Presents!

October 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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                  A Canadian indie-rock super group, The New Pornographers members include Carl Newman, Neko Case, Kathryn Calder and Dan Bejar of Destroyer. Doors open at 7pm with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart starting at 8pm October 14th at The Rialto Theatre. The New Pornographers, stunningly,... Read more »

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Ana Tijoux, KXCI Presents!

Ana Tijoux, KXCI Presents!

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ana Tijoux is an internationally recognized MC from Chile whose eclectic hip-hop delves into jazz, funk and Latin American traditions. Doors open at 7pm with the psychedelic cumbia of Vox Urbana, October 15th at The Rialto Theatre. One of the most respected MCs in any language, Ana Tijoux has been winning over fans around the... Read more »

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Southwest Terror Fest III

Southwest Terror Fest III

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - October 19 @ 11:00 pm
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TERROR FEST 2014 Welcome to the third annual installment of Arizona’s biggest punk and metal party of the year. This time we bring the party to downtown Tucson at the historic Rialto Theatre and The District Tavern. The kick off show begins on Thursday night and shows run right through Sunday night for four full... Read more »

Chris Smither, KXCI Presents!

Chris Smither, KXCI Presents!

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. Still On the Levee, to be released on July 22, 2014 is a career-spanning retrospective double CD. Recorded in New Orleans with studio-mates, The Motivators, Still On the Levee plays host to special guests including Allen Toussaint and... Read more »

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Southwest Terror Fest III

Southwest Terror Fest III

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - October 19 @ 11:00 pm
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TERROR FEST 2014 Welcome to the third annual installment of Arizona’s biggest punk and metal party of the year. This time we bring the party to downtown Tucson at the historic Rialto Theatre and The District Tavern. The kick off show begins on Thursday night and shows run right through Sunday night for four full... Read more »

Flip The Switch: Naim Amor & Al Foul, KXCI Presents!

Flip The Switch: Naim Amor & Al Foul, KXCI Presents!

October 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Maker House and KXCI present Flip The Switch Fridays, a live music event in the Maker House courtyard every Friday at 8pm. This Friday, Flip The Switch has the Naim Amor Band and Al Foul. Details for Flip The Switch, and other Maker House events, are available at MakerHouse.org.

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Southwest Terror Fest III

Southwest Terror Fest III

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - October 19 @ 11:00 pm
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TERROR FEST 2014 Welcome to the third annual installment of Arizona’s biggest punk and metal party of the year. This time we bring the party to downtown Tucson at the historic Rialto Theatre and The District Tavern. The kick off show begins on Thursday night and shows run right through Sunday night for four full... Read more »

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SABHF Blues & Heritage Festival

SABHF Blues & Heritage Festival

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 19th at Rillito Racetrack Park (First Avenue & River Road). Learn more at http://azblues.org/ Performers include: National headliners: Cash Box Kings (http://www.cashboxkings.com/) plus a full day of blues with: Cholla High School Blues Standards Baja Arizona Blues Angel Diamond and the Blues Disciples Johnny Ain’t Right Union Stone Band $10 adults, kids are... Read more »

“Memphis,” Presented by the Loft Film Fest

“Memphis,” Presented by the Loft Film Fest

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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A strange singer with “god given talent” drifts through the mythic city of Memphis under its canopy of ancient oak trees, shattered windows, and burning spirituality. Surrounded by lovers, legends, hustlers, preachers, and a wolfpack of kids, the unstable performer avoids the recording studio and is driven to spend time in his own form of... Read more »

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Bluesday Tuesday: Mike Hebert and Kings Of Pleasure, KXCI Showcase Series

Bluesday Tuesday: Mike Hebert and Kings Of Pleasure, KXCI Showcase Series

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Maker House introduces the new weekly blues music series, Bluesday Tuesday, curated by KXCI’s Marty Kool. The first event on October 21st features Mike Hebert and Kings of Pleasure.  Mike Hebert is the founder of Kings of Pleasure, a retro swing, blues and jazz band started in 1996 who went on tour nationally and produced 3 CD... Read more »

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Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Long time KXCI favorite Ray LaMontagne brings his SUPERNOVA Tour to the Fox Tucson Theatre on Thursday, October 23rd. “LaMontagne’s voice remains a marvel, quiet and reflective one minute and forceful and impassioned the next. It really is an amazing instrument,” raved the Boston Herald. SUPERNOVA is LaMontangne’s 5th studio album. Tickets at FoxTucson.com and 547-3040.  

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Flip The Switch: Hey Bucko! and The Modeens, KXCI Showcase Series

Flip The Switch: Hey Bucko! and The Modeens, KXCI Showcase Series

October 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Maker House and KXCI present Flip The Switch Fridays, a live music event in the Maker House courtyard every Friday at 8pm. This Friday, Flip The Switch has Hey Bucko! and The Modeens. Details for Flip The Switch, and other Maker House events, are available at MakerHouse.org.   Photo credit: Rocky Yosek

Sinkane and Helado Negro, KXCI Presents!

Sinkane and Helado Negro, KXCI Presents!

October 24 @ 9:00 pm
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Sinkane w/ Helado Negro & DJ Dirtyverbs (9pm, $10/$13, 21+)Multi-Instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab A.K.A. Sinkane has quite the track record. The former member of Yeasayer has also played drums with of Montreal & Caribou, as well as directed the musical, “ATOMIC BOMB!” Join us as this DFA Records prodigy blends his international musical influence into a... Read more »

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Hacienda Del Blues: Ice Box & The Coleman Brothers

Hacienda Del Blues: Ice Box & The Coleman Brothers

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hacienda Del Blues is hosted every Sunday by Marty Kool of KXCI’s Blues Review. This week’s show has been a long time coming & features Ice Box & The Coleman Brothers. The band is basically a slightly pared down, slightly bluesier, slightly less brassy spin-off of one of Tucson’s favorites, The Coolers. Expect infectious dance... Read more »

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Matisyahu, KXCI Presents!

Matisyahu, KXCI Presents!

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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                          Matisyahu has come a long way since 2005 when he released his breakout album, Live at Stubb’s (which reached #1 on the Reggae Albums Chart and #30 on the Billboard 200). Since then he has pushed himself dynamically and creatively, breaking with... Read more »

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Slaid Cleaves

Slaid Cleaves

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An Evening With Slaid Cleaves presented by Hotel Congress and Rhythm and Roots Doors at 7:00, show at 7:30. Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter is an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic... Read more »

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Candye Kane & The Paladins (KXCI Fundraiser)

Candye Kane & The Paladins (KXCI Fundraiser)

October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Your Halloween plans are all set: you’ll be joining us at the historic El Casino Ballroom for a great night of live music with blues/roots rockers Candye Kane and The Paladins. This is a KXCI Fundraising concert. Friday, October 31st. 7pm doors, 8pm showtime. The night will include hot music, cold drinks, El Casino’s huge dance... Read more »

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