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Thursday March 24

During the 1980s, Californian Chuck Prophet became an adopted son in the hearts of Tucsonians as a member of first-wave desert rockers Green on Red. In its sequel to 2017’s Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins—an edgy noir addressing the mysterious death of the ’60s musician—Prophet continues to explore the tension between romance and cynicism on Land That Time Forgot (2020) with the pen of A novelist. Chuck Prophet. At the Congress Plaza Hotel…

Hailed by some as the “godfather of desert rock,” after three decades of making music, Rich Hopkins (Sidewinders, Sand Rubies) has become synonymous with the dusty, windswept sound lit in the American Southwest. The glorious sounds of Rich Hopkins and the Luminarios permeate the night air. Live and free. At Tap & Bottle (downtown)…

Friday March 25

Arriving in Texas, Parker McCollum grew up listening to his older brother’s record collection. Her star began to rise after moving to Austin to attend college. Before long, McCollum was selling out shows at legendary venues: Stubb’s BBQ and Nutty Brown Café & Amphitheatre. With a taste for Rodney Crowell and James McMurtry, this brash young singer had just enough lean gangsta to set him a thousand miles apart from the good old boy image embodied by his peers. At 29, after living the life of a Gold Chain Cowboy (2021), McCollum has turned over a new leaf. Obsessed with how his country music heroes wrote songs, he tells Sounds Like Nashville, “For a long time, I thought I had to do those things too to get the songs out.” Parker McCollum. At the Rialto Theatre…

Global soul healer and multi-instrumentalist Porangui, originally from Brazil, currently lives in Sedona. In a program that combines ancestral rhythms, dance and deep earthy grooves, this sonic alchemist guides the audience through waves of ecstatic movement. Galactic Center Productions present Porangui. In the MSA appendix…

Valentino Khan apparently knows no bounds. The Los Angeles-based EDM artist has produced tracks for top artists: 2 Chainz, Iggy Azalea, TI Khan’s recent EP House Party (2020), which includes collaborations on dancefloor bangers with Diplo , Tchami and Wuki. Relentless beats present Valentine Khan. At Gentle Ben…

Recently nominated for a Grammy Award for her album The Garden (2021), “polymath, Renaissance woman, jack-of-all-trades, Rachel Eckroth Threesome plays Money Jungle (1963) by Duke Ellington, hailed by The Paris Review as “a masterpiece of disharmony”. In the Chamber of the Century…

From mourning to dance. Voice and orchestra True Concord close their 2021-22 season with a performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor. At Valley Presbyterian Church (Green Valley)…

Inspired by Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, this Austin songwriter’s work often evokes grief. Pop Matters described her music as a “heady ode to unrequited love” performed by a “smoky club singer”. Molly Birch. At 191 Toole…

This psychopathic three-piece rockabilly band from Chicago threatens to produce a sound so powerful it’ll knock you out of your seat. Three blue tears. At the Surly Wench pub. Texas Trash and the Trainwrecks open…

the Craig’s Green Band celebrate the release of Southland (2022). In Monterey court…

Hank and the Dead Riders do not interpret if “Happy Time Blues”. At the Saint Charles Tavern…

Tucson’s oldest Latinx dance party goes above and beyond. El Tambo. At the Congress Plaza Hotel…

Saturday March 26

Slaves and oligarchy and their usurpations. After a frantic night in 1980, at a warehouse party in Santa Ana, California, an emerging evil religion took a makeshift stage. The unleashed ferocity will soon propel them to the forefront of the booming scene. In keeping with the title of their 2020 release, punk rock institution Bad Religion asks, What do we stand for? In an interview with Huck, author/teacher/leader Greg Graffin said, “When [we] When we started, it was under a very conservative administration and the religious right was just as vocal as it is today. Spotlight on the evils of society, on Age of Unreason (2019), their 17th studio album, Bad Religion continues its course. Graffin clarifies: “I always thought that the best place for controversy was the debate. Not just being nihilistic and confrontational for fun. For me, punk was an attempt to raise awareness. Bad religion. At the Rialto Theatre…

In a post-industrial area of ​​Pennsylvania – plagued by unemployment, drug addiction and broken families – where the outlook is bleak, this is where this group of nu-metalists emanates. From ashes to new. At Encore…

On “I Miss Have Sex but at least I Don’t Want to Die Anymore,” these Tucson pop punks work through their angst. Prepare yourselves. At 191 Toole…

At the height of the New Wave era, on the veiled wings of “I Melt With You” – featured on the Valley Girl (1983) soundtrack – these guys from Essex, England, indelibly etched their place in 1980s pop culture. Modern English. After the snow tour. At the Congress Plaza Hotel. With psychedelic cumbancheros XIXA

During the 1960s and 1970s, this small country-rock band from El Cerrito, California rocked the continent with hit after hit like “Down on the Corner,” “Proud Mary” and “Bad Moon Rising.” “. Live Classic Albums offers an exact replica of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Chronicle, a greatest hits collection. At the Fox Tucson Theater…

Lala Lala is the indie rock project of Chicago songwriter Lillie West. At the club convention…

Fat Tony returns for a monthly DJ residency. At the Congress Plaza Hotel…

Dance to the rhythm of the world infused with a special ingredient: joy. Baba Marimba. In Monterey court…

Slip into the heart of the night. Matt Mitchell Trio. Late at night. In the Chamber of the Century…

This acoustic duo performs Ameri-Mexicana for the good of the human soul. Febbo Fuentes. At Button Brewhouse…

Sunday March 27

Four-time Grammy winner Sarah Jarosz has been called “a songwriter of uncommon wisdom” by the Austin Chronicle. Despite her big city surroundings, the Wimberley, Texas-born musician says, “I’ve never forgotten where I come from,” even as her career skyrockets. Jarosz watches the markings to stay on the path. “I’m very symbol-driven, and a lot of that comes from my mom,” Jarosz reveals in an interview with Paste. “The blue heron has always been a good omen.” As a child, she walked with her mother along the seafront observing the birds with iridescent feathers. Feeling the weight of his mother’s recent breast cancer diagnosis, on “Mama” – a heartbreaking piece from Blue Heron Suite (2021) – Jarosz confronts mortality. “He is a child who simply longs for his mother. [Like] the beach, [which] can both feel very calm and tranquil, and the next day intimidating and worrying. Sarah Jarosz. At the Rialto Theatre…

What more can you say? With over 80 million records sold, this Guatemalan singer is one of the most successful Latin artists of all time.. Ricardo Arjona. Visit Blanco and Negro. At the Tucson Music Hall…

Recounting the moments that defined her, this freelance singer-songwriter from Phoenix opens her diary. (She also does a killer version of ABBA’s 1976 classic “Dancing Queen.”) Danielle Durac. At the Club Congress. With Female Gass…

Singer Connie Brannock jokes, “It’s like ‘WD-40 for the hips, baby.’ The little house of funk add sizzle and sear. Congress Kitchen. At the Congress Plaza Hotel…

Post-modern American troubadour PD Ronstadt and society perform original southwestern roots and folk, while placing their own unique watermark on traditional compositions. In Monterey court…

DJ Humility and the crew spins an EDM mix. House of Harmony. In the Royal Chamber…

Monday, March 28 th

Brought together by their passion for club life and bossa nova, Rob Garza and Eric Hilton’s musical style juxtaposes elements of dub and acid jazz with classical Indian, Middle Eastern and electro. Additionally, Thievery Corporation has taken progressive positions opposing war and exploitative trade agreements, while supporting human rights and food programs. Conspiracy. The International Tour V.2. At the Rialto Theatre…

Tuesday 29 March

Many lyrics by community activist/rhymer Ali Newman cry out against racial inequality and slavery, criticizing the political system of the United States. The Minneapolis rapper’s music video for ‘Uncle Sam Goddamn’ – a rebuke of America’s past and modern economic slavery – quickly caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security, which for a time froze assets of his label. Spitting the undisputed truth, Brother Ali. The Travelers Tour. At 191 Toole…

Drawing deep inspiration from blues, American folk, modern poets and philosophers, Rhythm & Roots features singer, guitarist and songwriter Chris Smither. At the Congress Plaza Hotel…

A graduate of the Berklee School Of Music Synthesis Program, Ryan Alfred is perhaps best known for his work with Calexico and Sweet Ghosts. His latest piece “We Are Made of Time” is described as “an entirely improvised exercise in spontaneous composition, a tightrope act of electronic, vocal and acoustic elements recorded and processed live without a network of pre-recorded material”. Arizona Arts Live Presents RyanAlfred. At the club convention…

Macdougal Street West: A Tribute to Peter, Paul & Mary perform a benefit performance. At the WoodSongs cafe. Proceeds will go to support the Tucson FrontPorch Music Association…

Wednesday March 30

Following a chance meeting in the halls of Televisión Española, where they participated in the musical program Aplauso, Rafael Gutiérrez and David Summers found common ground. Influenced by the Beatles and the British new wave movement, Hombres G made their debut in 1983 in the famous Rock-Ola concert hall in Madrid. Their sound quickly ignited. Their self-titled debut album (1985) set them on a trajectory to become one of Spain’s most prominent pop groups. Thirty-five successful years later, they present Rowland’s La Esquina (2021). Men G. At the Rialto Theatre…

Prior to harnessing their female powers, the members of this Cincinnati indie band each served as a “token girl” in various male-fronted bands. Ophelia. At the club convention…

See you next week, XOXO…

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