XOXO: Where to Rock This Weekend: March 15 to 17

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This band of Los Angeles “bad boys from heaven,” shortly after releasing their debut album Less Religion More Sex, felt it prudent to announce that they were parting ways with their bassist following allegations of sexual misconduct. Cherry Pools behave badly at 191 Toole. TiLLie opens the show. Details here.

“Is this thing on?” Featuring live sets from Taking Back Harambe, Tucson is the Reason and Dirt Friends, Emo Night Live celebrates its third anniversary at Club Congress. Details here.

Dance to the Queen of Tejano projected on giant video screens with other ’90s and Latin anthems mashed into the mix. Club ’90s LA presents Selena Night at the Rialto Theatre. Details here.

COURTESY OF THE RIALTO THEATRE

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Amped-up Seattle punk rockers Monsterwatch blaze through Sky Bar. With The Exbats and Taco Sauce in tow. Details here.

Conductor José Luis Gomez leads the Tucson Symphony Orchestra through a program that highlights Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Pianist Joyce Yang and trumpeter Conrad Jones are featured soloists. Details here.

COURTESY OF TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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During the 1920s, this charismatic vocalist introduced Weimar era cabaret songs and pop from the American songbook to audiences across Europe. Max Raabe & The Palast Orchester are at the Fox Theatre. Details here.
From London via a lost corner of New Mexico, Lonesome Shack’s latest release Desert Dreams, while finding a new home in the urban jungle, has not lost sight of the desert’s mysticism where this musical journey began. At Exo Roast Co. With blues and American Primitive fingerstyle guitar wunderkind, Roman Barten-Sherman. Details here.

Borderlands Brewing Taproom Sessions presents multi-instrumentalist/producer Brandon Bailey Johnson, who holds the Guinness World Records title for being the Youngest Professional Music Producer. Achieving this distinction at 12 years of age for his debut album My Journey. Details here.

Adara Rae makes her tasting room debut at Sand-Reckoner. Details here.

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Entwining assertions, assumptions, predictions and reflections around a core of transcendent harmonies, their style has been described as “exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop.” Darlingside reconcile with a “God of Loss.” At 191 Toole. North Carolina-bred folk-rockers River Whyless provide underpinning. Details here.

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Following an elbow injury, this erstwhile college baseball pitcher took up songwriting. “Here Tonight,” country pop singer-songwriter Brett Young is at the Diamond Center. Details here.

It’s time again, The Lucky Ones kick off St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the sunshine on the back patio at Crooked Tooth Brewing. Details here.

Jahmar International and guest DJs—L3XX, Jam-Is-On, Touch, Jah Fyah, Strip, Papa Ranger and Shrek—spin in honor of St. Patty at Mr. Heads. Details here.

Febbo & Fuentes play Mexican-Americana in the tasting room at Sand-Reckoner. Details here.

The Tequila Taxi pulls up just long enough for the Al Foul Trio to fall out and entertain in the courtyard at Mercado San Agustin. Details here.

COURTESY OF AGUSTIN KITCHEN

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From SoCal, the world’s only all-female tribute to Iron Maiden, The Iron Maidens, are at the House of Bards. With The Jack doing a fine rendition of AC-DC. Details here.

Club Sanctuary resident DJs Plastic Disease and Black Flagg spin industrial/goth/EBM for St. Batty’s Day. At the Surly Wench Pub. Details here.

Sky Bar is the site for the 2019 Great Cover-Up Reprise. Which finds The Distortionists channeling The B-52’s, Miss Olivia and The Interlopers taking on Bjork and Big Mean interpreting Depeche Mode. Details here.

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Golden Boots and Otherly Love worship the alter at Che’s Lounge. Details here.

Vocalist-songwriter Mattea performs her lushly beautiful music at Hotel McCoy. Details here.

The latest musical project from Wesley Eisold—author of Deathbeds (Heartworm Press) a compendium of darkness chronicling the constant struggle that is depression and the bursts of energy absolutely necessary to see another day—has become a name synonymous with the contemporary resurgence of darkwave and synth-pop. Cold Cave trip the light macabre at 191 Toole. Adult. and Vowws provide support. Details here.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Hotel Congress features performances by the Maguire Academy School of Dance and “the best, most almost authentic Irish band in town,” the Bastard Sons of Patrick. Details here.

DJ Mijito curates After Dark: Darkwave/post-punk/coldwave/synth at Passé. Details here.

In a fundraising event, Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo High School perform a tardeada at El Casino Ballroom. Details here.

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