Posts Tagged: Tucson

Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series.

Main Gate Square – University Boulevard, KXCI Community Radio, and Jonas Hunter Productions present: Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series. The series begins on April 14th, and continues every other Friday through August 18th! Come early for great shopping and dinner and stay for the amazing sounds in the beautiful outdoor venue,… Read more »

Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series.

Main Gate Square – University Boulevard, KXCI Community Radio, and Jonas Hunter Productions present: Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series. The series begins on April 14th, and continues every other Friday through August 18th! Come early for great shopping and dinner and stay for the amazing sounds in the beautiful outdoor venue,… Read more »

Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series.

Main Gate Square – University Boulevard, KXCI Community Radio, and Jonas Hunter Productions present: Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series. The series begins on April 14th, and continues every other Friday through August 18th! Come early for great shopping and dinner and stay for the amazing sounds in the beautiful outdoor venue,… Read more »

Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series.

Main Gate Square – University Boulevard, KXCI Community Radio, and Jonas Hunter Productions present: The series begins on April 14th, and continues every other Friday through August 18th! Come early for great shopping and dinner and stay for the amazing sounds in the beautiful outdoor venue, Geronimo Plaza. On July 7th, we are thrilled to… Read more »

Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series.

Main Gate Square – University Boulevard, KXCI Community Radio, and Jonas Hunter Productions present: Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series. The series begins on April 14th, and continues every other Friday through August 18th! Come early for great shopping and dinner and stay for the amazing sounds in the beautiful outdoor venue,… Read more »

Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series.

Main Gate Square – University Boulevard, KXCI Community Radio, and Jonas Hunter Productions present: The series begins on April 14th, and continues every other Friday through August 18th! Come early for great shopping and dinner and stay for the amazing sounds in the beautiful outdoor venue, Geronimo Plaza. On June 9th, we present the eclectic… Read more »

The Expanders with Dubbest and Straight Villain

The Expanders have come to be known for their vintage “rockers” style of reggae, played in the tradition of classic 1970s Jamaican groups like The Ethiopians, Culture, and The Mighty Diamonds. Their music emphasizes three-part vocal harmonies and strong songwriting. In addition to performing their own original material and rare Jamaican scorchers, since 2006 The… Read more »

Goodbye June with Badflower

  Growing up scattered throughout the South and Midwest, cousins Landon Milbourn, Brandon Qualkenbush, and Tyler Baker had longtime plans of forming a band. Then in June 2005, Baker’s brother was tragically killed in a car accident while home on military leave. “It wasn’t until after Shane passed away that we decided to finally make… Read more »

Crown Larks w/Mommy Long Legs, Miss Abysmal, Gamma Like Very Ultra

  Crown Larks from Chicago are bringing their dreamy noise-scapes to Club Congress, truly complementing the noisy punk of Mommy Long Legs (Seattle). On the local side, we’ve got psychedelic day dreamers, Miss Abysmal, and even more noise (this time full of the best saxophone cacophonies you’ll ever hear) from local rockers Gamma Like Very… Read more »

Saved By The ’90s

2016 is sooo overrated, but you know what’s ALL THAT? The SAVED BY THE 90s PARTY! Boo Ya! Hailing originally from New York City and now active all over the U.S., this party has tons of live 90s music from a totally fresh band (they’re da bomb). Get ready for everything from Third Eye Blind… Read more »

The Mission Creeps/Scorpion vs. Tarantula/Pigmy Death-Ray at Sky Bar

  The Mission Creeps “Musically rooted in Bauhaus, Smiths, and Sisters of Mercy; feels like being in the edgiest record store of 1986, say New York Dolls after a Ritalin-fueled all-nighter locked up with Siouxsie albums.” — GlideMagazine.com Scorpion Vs. Tarantula “It’s not that Scorpion Vs. Tarantula does something new and different when they get… Read more »

Dutch Holly with Marching Powder at Skybar

“Dreamy, hook-filled examples of pop craftsmanship…fans of smart, sweet tempered tunes are watching this ensemble.” Pop Rocket Press “This duo can do anything, like MacGuyver with a broken light bulb, two matches and some twine.” Phoenix New Times    

Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series.

Main Gate Square – University Boulevard, KXCI Community Radio, and Jonas Hunter Productions present: Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series. The series begins on April 14th, and continues every other Friday through August 18th! Come early for great shopping and dinner and stay for the amazing sounds in the beautiful outdoor venue,… Read more »

Kikagaku Moyo with Sugar Candy Mountain and Myrrors at Flycatcher

Kikagaku Moyo started in the summer of 2012 when Go Kurosawa and Tomo Katsurada were forced to play on the street due to complaints from the neighbors in their Tokyo apartment complex. They met bassist Kotsu Guy while he was recording vending machines for his noise project and guitarist Daoud Popal through at the university… Read more »

Locals Only – Rival Shapes – Live In Studio 2A

Locals Only – Rival Shapes – Live In Studio 2A Here’s a link for listening to the live performance. Watch Rival Shapes performing  live in Studio 2A, at KXCI community radio. Special Thanks to our volunteers: Host : Sophie Gibson Rush Live Video : Ben Holman, Wally Schubach, Victor Guidera Live Audio : Duncan Hudson,… Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Episode 9: I Pretend That I Am a Man But I am Just a Young Boy

In episode 9 of Mn Huna: Finding Refuge in Friendship, Houda introduces you to another resident of Tucson’s Small Syria: her neighbor and classmate, Mohammad. Mohammad, his older sister, younger brother, and parents fled Damascus when Mohammad was eleven years old. His father worked for the government, so they feared for his life. As fighting… Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

5th on 4th Festival with Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers

The inaugural 5th on 4th Festival will celebrate the art, food and culture of the Southwest and Mexico  on Cinco De Mayo . The outdoor event is set for Friday, May 5, from 7 p.m. to midnight in front of Maloney’s, 213 N. 4th Ave., in the heart of the 4th Avenue Entertainment District, just… Read more »

Shooting Columbus: An Indigenous Perspective

During this interview I sat with Matthew Saraficio who is a recent graduate from Arizona State University earning a Bachlor’s degree in Acting. He talked about his role and experience during the production of “Shooting Columbus.” The performance was presented by Borderlands Theater and created by the group Fifth World Collective. The group consisted of indigenous and non-indigenous… Read more »

A Conversation with Tucson Poet Laureate TC Tolbert Part 2

Tucson has a new poet laureate! TC Tolbert is the first trans-queer poet laureate in United States history. In honor of this occasion Blackfeet tribal member and writer Bill Wetzel convened this panel Ideas For Change: A Conversation with Tucson Poet Laureate TC Tolbert in April 2017. Casa Libre founder/executive director and poet Kristen E…. Read more »

A Conversation with Tucson Poet Laureate TC Tolbert Part 1

Tucson has a new poet laureate! TC Tolbert is the first trans-queer poet laureate in United States history. In honor of this occasion Blackfeet tribal member and writer Bill Wetzel convened this panel Ideas For Change: A Conversation with Tucson Poet Laureate TC Tolbert in April 2017. Casa Libre founder/executive director and poet Kristen E…. Read more »

Episode 22: GABA Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb

Want to ride your bike up Mt. Lemmon?  Colleen Giles from The Greater Arizona Bicycle Association tells you how! Join in the fun when GABA hosts the Mt. Lemon Hill Climb on May 13, 2017. Colleen talks about great support and food on this ride, and you can find out about another upcoming multi-day ride… Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Friday Night Live! Jazz Summer Concert Series

Main Gate Square – University Boulevard, KXCI Community Radio, and Jonas Hunter Productions present: Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series. The series begins on April 14th, and continues every other Friday through August 18th! Come early for great shopping and dinner and stay for the amazing sounds in the beautiful outdoor venue,… Read more »

Tucson’s Agave Heritage Festival

Tucson’s Agave Heritage Festival explores and celebrates the cultural, commercial, and culinary significance of agave on the border region through a festival of seminars, trade shows, and world-class culinary events. The agave plant is deeply rooted in the fibers of our border town and this years’ Agave Heritage Festival is an eventful applaud to this… Read more »

Episode 8: Let Us Be As One Hand

Houda & Melanie refer to Houda’s apartment complex in Tucson as Small Syria—16 Syrian families live there today, but a year ago there were none. Houda says that when she’s out in Tucson, she feels like she’s in America. But when she comes back home to her complex, she feels like she’s in Syria. In… Read more »

Get Out

Jordan Peele, whom you may know as half of the duo Key & Peele, with their successful TV comedy show, has written and directed a horror film called Get Out. Or to say the title as I imagine it should be: “GET OUT!” Given Peele’s background in sketch comedy, one would expect this film to… Read more »

Tucson People’s Climate March

30 Minutes featured a conversation with Meg Weesner and Randy Serraglio. They are part of the core team of organizers for the People’s Climate March in Tucson on April 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m in El Presidio Park. Meg Weesner is Group Chair for the Rincon Group of the Sierra Club. Randy Serraglio… Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Indigenous Women for Equality

“The Tucson women’s march was a part of a nation-wide and global movement for believers in equality to stand together in solidarity the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The movement itself was not anti-Trump but rather a non-partisan pro-equality demonstration intended to show the world… Read more »

2017 Friday Night Live! Jazz Concert Series

Friday Night Live!, the FREE Jazz Summer Concert Series. Brought to you by Main Gate Square, KXCI Community Radio, and Jonas Hunter Productions.                                  Geronimo Plaza at Main Gate Square (814 E University Blvd) Friday Nights at 7:30pm. Parking in… Read more »

Bonus Extended Episode: Tuesday Night Ride

The Tuesday Night Bike Ride going down University Boulevard

Special web-only bonus extended episode – learn much more about the Tuesday Night Bike Ride and hear more clips from the March 21 ride! In this episode of Pedaling the Pueblo, we ride along with the Tuesday Night Bike Ride and talk to its unofficial leader, Collin Forbes. This Tucson tradition has been going on… Read more »

Fleet Foxes Ticket Giveaway Contest

Thanks to gifts from KXCI members, we’re not bound to the narrow playlists you hear on Top 40 radio. You can enjoy icons like Jackson Browne and Van Morrison right next to newer artists such as Neko Case and Charles Bradley throughout the day on KXCI. Seattle folk-rockers Fleet Foxes appreciate the classics, too. Neil… Read more »

Episode 7: The School Desks of Our Childhood

Education is hugely important to Houda–and to many Syrians. As she says in this episode of Mn Huna: Finding Refuge in Friendship, “School is the light of life. Without it is the darkness.” The violence in Syria has had a devastating impact on the educational system–and on an entire generation of Syrian children. Syria had been steadily… Read more »

Tucson Community Take Back The Night 2017

30 Minutes focuses on Tucson’s Community Take Back the Night 2017. Take Back the Night Planning Committee members Monserrat Caballero and Casey Chimneystar Condit spoke about the event taking place on Wednesday, April 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the City of South Tucson Municipal Complex, 1601 South 6th Avenue, on the corner… Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Episode 20: Tuesday Night Ride

  In this episode of Pedaling the Pueblo, we ride along with the Tuesday Night Bike Ride and talk to its unofficial leader, Collin Forbes. This Tucson tradition has been going on every week, rain or shine, for almost ten years. Learn about the ride’s history, what makes it special, some of Collin’s favorite rides,… Read more »

Jarabe de Palo

Jarabe de Palo performs at 191 Toole on Sunday April 2nd at 8 pm.

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Leo Kottke & Keller Williams

Leo Kottke: Famed acoustic player Leo Kottke is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Kottke overcame a series of personal obstacles, including partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon damage in his right hand to emerge as a widely… Read more »

Fish Karma and/or the DeRailleurs on Locals Only

Fish Karma and/or the DeRailleurs on Locals Only

  Locals Only- Fish Karma and/or the DeRailleurs This music “exists in this strange plane of being simultaneously highbrow and lowbrow.”- Matt Milner Sophisticated literary allusions with a courseness running through it. Matt Milner asks Fish Karma about his songwriting. They discuss the process of building from couplets, and persisting through novelty to discover a… Read more »

Tell us why YOU Amplify KXCI

The 2017 Spring Membership Drive started at 7:00 a.m. today, and already music lovers like you are answering the call to help power great music and community on KXCI by donating online or calling (520) 623-1000 to make a gift of support. If you’ve already donated, thank you! Listeners are also generously sharing messages about… Read more »

Episode 6: On the Other Side of Fear

In episode six of Mn Huna: Finding Refuge in Friendship Houda brings us to her high school at the beginning of the war, when she was fourteen years old, after her father’s arrest and release. The story Houda tells in this episode is jarring, distressing, upsetting. Houda’s mother told Melanie the story first—through gesture, expression, and the limited… Read more »

American Friends Service Committee at 100

30 Minutes spoke with Rebecca Fealk, Program Coordinator for American Friends Service Committee in Tucson to learn more about their work and their upcoming event. 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), an international non-profit peace and justice organization. Founded in 1917 by pacifist Quakers as an alternative to military… Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Power Great Music and Win a Chance to Perform with Ozomatli

Teamwork makes amazing things possible. When individuals join forces, we can accomplish more than we ever could alone. That’s the spirit that drives community-powered KXCI. When you donate to KXCI, you’re part of a family of more than 3,000 music lovers working together to keep great music and locally-produced programs on KXCI independent and commercial-free…. Read more »

Episode 19: Cyclovia Tucson

In this episode of Pedaling the Pueblo we talk with local documentary photographer, Kathleen Dreier who has captured images and stories at Cyclovia Tucson since the very beginning. Now in it’s eighth year, Cyclovia Tucson gives people the opportunity to visit new neighborhoods and enjoy great weather, friends, food, and an array of family friendly… Read more »

Locals Only- Dan Simonis with Naim Amor

Locals Only- Dan Simonis

Locals Only- Dan Simonis with Naim Amor Talking about the architecture of music, Amish outfits, Tucson and the romance of the Arizonan southwest. Singing and playing guitar with Naim Amor in Studio 2A at KXCI Community Radio. Dan Simonis on facebook Every Monday  night you can hear local artists, and find out about where and… Read more »

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

For George Thorogood and his longtime band The Destroyers – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – their 40th anniversary is indestructible proof that staying true to yourself and the music can still mean something. And with a catalog of iconic hits that includes “Who… Read more »

Americans All: Breaking The Color Barrier Part 2

30 Minutes continues with excerpts from the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books. Americans All: Breaking the Color Barrier in Main Stream Publishing features authors Cathy Camper and Meg Medina discu ssing their processes, challenges, and successes in making literature more representative and accessible. Cuban American Meg Medina is the award winning author of “Yaqui Delgado… Read more »

The Gabriel Ayala Quintet – The Healing Power of Music

The Gabriel Ayala Quintet Performs on Saturday Feb 25th at 7:30pm at the Berger Performing Arts Center. Single tickets to this performance are available. As a guitarist he is honored to be touring in the spring with one of the greatest guitar players of all time, the legendary Carlos Santana. He also recently produced an… Read more »

The Staves w/ Mikaela Davis

Taking a cue from youthful folk revivalists like Laura Marling, Mountain Man, and the Pierces, Watford, England’s the Staves blend the wistful cadences of classic British folk with breezy, Laurel Canyon-era Americana. The trio was formed in 2010 around the talents of sisters Emily (vocals), Jessica (vocals/guitar), and Camilla Staveley-Taylor (vocals/ukulele), who first learned to… Read more »

Priests

Nothing Feels Natural is the first full-length by Washington, D.C.’s Priests. Recorded in the fall of 2016, the record is the culmination of two years’ writing, touring, tweaking, and refining. Throughout that time the band has carved out an existence on its own terms,performing mostly all-ages shows booked via a network of like-minded artists both within… Read more »

Suicidal Tendencies, Crowbar, and Havok

Suicidal Tendencies Judging from their name, Suicidal Tendencies were never afraid of a little controversy. Formed in Venice, CA, during the early ’80s, the group’s leader from the beginning was outspoken vocalist Mike Muir. The outfit specialized in vicious hardcore early on — building a huge following among skateboarders, lending a major hand in the… Read more »

R. Carlos Nakai Quartet – The Healing Power Of Music

R. Carlos Nakai Quartet Performs on Friday the 24th of Feb at 7:00pm at the Berger Performing Arts Center. Single tickets to this performance are available. Of Navajo-Ute heritage, the 11X Grammy nominated R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. He’s sold more than 4.3 million albums and earned… Read more »

Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band founded in Mesa, Arizona in 1993. Though they started off as punk rock/punk pop the band has evolved toward alternative rock and indie rock. Childhood friends Jim Adkins and Zach Lind partnered with guitarist Tom Linton and bassist Mitch Porter to form the band in 1993. Under local… Read more »

Karla Bonoff

Karla Bonoff’s legacy as a performer and songwriter is summed up by _Billboard_ magazine: “Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today.” Quoted from a review given for her _All My Life: The Best of… Read more »

The Black Market Trust

The Black Market Trust is an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release – II  – combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the… Read more »

Locals Only- The Wanda Junes

Locals Only- The Wanda Junes

Locals Only- The Wanda Junes We are pleased to bring you a special live performance by The Wanda Junes in Studio 2A at KXCI community radio. These Alt/Country artists have captured our hearts on Locals Only Feb 20, 2017. Kinship from Baby Tooth Records, will be released on cassette at Club Congress March 21st. Have… Read more »

Adia Victoria w/ Lando Chill at Club Congress

Adia Victoria is establishing a fresh reference point on the musical landscape. Rolling Stone Magazine featured Adia Victoria as one of “10 New Artists You Need to Know.” The Village Voice called her an “eerie, intriguing songwriter,” with “bone chilling guitar riffs and lyrics topped with candid scorn. Vogue highlighted the recording artist as one of… Read more »

Atmosphere

Atmosphere will be performing at The Rialto as part of the Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour.  Over their twenty-year career they have managed to continually tweak and strive to perfect their formula, while neither straying too far off their path, nor resorting to playing it safe. Starting at 1997’s Overcast, the group’s first official album, and… Read more »

Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling

The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest-vocalist Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of musical forces. The tight-knit working band featuring Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums rarely invites other musicians into the folds of their nearly telepathically cohesive unit, and Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary,… Read more »

Locals Only- Vinney Mendez & LABRATZ

Locals Only- Vinnie Mendez & LABRATZ

Locals Only- Vinney Mendez & LABRATZ Locals Only Live in Studio 2A Locals Only- Vinney Mendez & LABRATZ Live in Studio 2A, Vinney Mendez and LABRATZ brought some beats and told us all about the upcoming Tucson Hip Hop festival. They talk about what they do and how they learned to do it, the Hip… Read more »

Tucson Hip Hop Festival Featuring: Murs

A longtime friend of Definitive Jux leader El-P, rapper Murs first appeared as a solo artist in 2003, after nearly a decade of working with various groups in the underground. Based in Los Angeles, his first single was released in 1993, and came from a self-released album by his first group, 3 Melancholy Gypsies. The… Read more »

Against Me!

Meet Laura Jane Grace. Four years ago, the Against Me! frontwoman came out as transgender; 18 months later, she released the band’s sixth album, the fiery Transgender Dysphoria Blues, one which she began working on before her transition and helped document the struggles she was facing. It was an intensely personal record that took on… Read more »

Punitive Expedition 100th Anniversary

30 Minutes features historian Dr. Michael Engs discussing the 100th year anniversary of Pershing’s Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916 and in particular the valor of the United States Buffalo Soldiers from the 10th Cavalry who were stationed in Fort Huachuca, Arizona from 1913 to 1933. The expedition into Mexico to seek out Francisco Pancho Villa… Read more »

Robert Rich

Across three decades and over 30 albums, Robert Rich has helped define the genres of ambient music, dark-ambient, tribal and trance, yet his music remains hard to categorize. Part of his unique sound comes from using home-made acoustic and electronic instruments, microtonal harmonies, computer-based signal processing, chaotic systems and feedback networks. Rich began building his… Read more »

Adam Ant at The Rialto

It was on a Thursday night, 16th October 1980, when millions of living rooms across the UK, were set on fire by a blazing TV performance by Adam and the Ants. After 3 ferocious, minutes of ‘Dog Eat Dog’, on the weekly music show, Top of the Pops, the phenomenon rapidly began and they would… Read more »

Iration with Protoje Live at The Rialto Theatre

Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA. A deep-rooted reggae influence is fused with elements of rock and pop to create smooth original sounds – “We’re all about luv”, states the band. The group is made up of members Joseph Dickens (Drums), Joseph King (Engineer), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel… Read more »

Bycatch Opening Reception

Pacific Snake Eel becomes Bycatch.

In Bycatch, Eric Magrane, a geographer and poet, and Maria Johnson, a marine conservationist and artist, present an art-science exploration of the shrimp trawling fishery in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Combining video, installation, illustration, and poetry based on their overnight field research aboard trawlers, Magrane and Johnson have created an exhibit that gives you a… Read more »

The Nude Party

The Nude Party is coming to Tucson! Bonded by isolation, house party debauchery, a religion based on pushing the limits of bad taste, and a precocious predisposition towards The Kinks, The Animals and The Velvets, they have burgeoned into a rock and roll act to be reckoned with. Not a night to miss! With American… Read more »

Bettye LaVette at The Fox Theatre

“Whatever she sings acquires the fierce, confessional intensity of someone who barely lived to tell the tale.” – The New York Times A part of the 1960s Detroit R&B and soul movement, Bettye LaVette has remained a staple and mainstay in the soul/funk/R&B community since cutting her first record at 16. Her 2015 album “Worthy”… Read more »

Young The Giant with Lewis Del Mar at The Rialto

Los Angeles quintet Young the Giant continue to brave new sonic landscapes with their wildly adventurous third album, Home of the Strange. On this new release, the band explores their expansive musicianship with boldly eclectic arrangements anchored by a keen melodic presence. To direct the band’s continued evolution, they collaborated with producer Alex Salibian (Elle… Read more »

The Legendary Shack Shakers at 191 Toole

The Legendary Shack Shakers  are an American rockabilly/blues band that formed in Paducah, Kentucky in the mid-1990s. They are inspired by rock ‘n roll, country blues, old time music, carnival music, swamp rock, and other obscure Southern music genres. The band originally had a traditional rockabilly sound, but later began to rely more on its… Read more »

Joan of Arc with Magas at 191 Toole

Twenty years now there’s been this thing, our band, Joan of Arc. Sometimes we forget about it and let it fizzle out for a year while we tend to our lives. Sometimes we cling to it for a year and wake up surprised and exhausted every day for months on end, given walking tours of… Read more »

Mandy Harvey at Club Congress

Mandy Harvey is an award· winning singer , songwriter· and motivational speaker who just happens to have· an invisible disability. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006 – 2007 at age eighteen due to a connective tissue· disorder that effected her nerves and left the program…. Read more »