Taking alternative and metallic influences and allowing them to boil into an unexpressed inner storm, Seether search for a “Remedy” for their ills at the Pima County Fair. Details here.
Beginnings were humble for this jazz-fusion institution named after corkscrew-twisted bands of freshwater green algae: An ongoing Tuesday night jam session at a Buffalo nightclub—plagued by narcissism—is where it began. “Don’t forget the interminable solos we were taking,” recalls bandleader Jay Beckenstein. “We were the kings of self-indulgence. It came as a shock when word of our psychosis got out.” Earning them the right to charge a quarter at the door. Now, with 10 million albums sold worldwide, Spyro Gyra return to The Rialto Theater. Details here.
Club 90s: NSYNC vs. Backstreet Boys Night plays out on the dancefloor at 191 Toole. DJ Jeffrey spins. Details here.
Phoenix reggae rockers Fayuca make the short trek down I-10 to Club Congress. With support from Vana Liya, Santa Pachita and Desert Fish. Details here.
Looking for something low-key? Jazz Late Night with Rafael Moreno is at Maynard’s Market & Kitchen. Details here.
While the rest of the world descends into madness, The Eleventh Annual SwedeFest 2019 provides much needed respite. Here’s the lineup: The Pangs, Underbutt & The Sideboobs, Fort Worth, Dos Muñoz and Dennis Moore. At the Surly Wench Pub. Details here.
And, the Spring Concert Series continues with singer-songwriter Katie Haverly & The Aviary displaying their formidable talents on the plaza at Hotel Congress. With Intuitive Compass. Details here.
Hailed as a consummate “rapper’s rapper,” Murs will take you on a Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable at 191 Toole. With Locksmith, Cojo and DJ EPS. Details here.
Featuring Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt, Saving Abel and Tantric, MuddFest 2019 provides opportunity to wallow deep in the mire at Club XS. Details here.
Trumpeter extraordinaire, Chris Botti breezes into the Diamond Center. Details here.
“Young & Crazy” country singer/guitar picker Frankie Ballard declares that it’s a “Helluva Life.” Along with Carly “If My Name Was Whiskey” Pearce. At the Pima County Fair. Details here.
Once a fixture on the local scene, alt rockers Sunday Afternoon are reuniting for a one-time only show on a Saturday night. At Club Congress. Details here.
Purveyors of surf/psychobilly/horror baptized in firewater and blood, The Mission Creeps provide the soundtrack for Día de las Luchas. Oh yeah, and there are luchadores: Lucha Libre champions Lord Drako and EJ Sparks top the bill. At the Rialto Theatre. Details here.
And, SwedeFest Day 2 continues at Sky Bar. Featuring the Jivin Scientists, Stauferland, The Good Little Thieves, Dennis Moore, Juju Fontaine, DASH and Atomic Sherpas and more. Details here.
“With a hip hop the hippie to the hippie/The hip hip a hop, a you don’t stop the rockin’ To the bang bang boogie/Say up jump the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie the beat.” In 1979, “Rapper’s Delight” broke ground as the first single to introduce hip-hop to a mainstream audience. The effect was incendiary. Now, seminal rap artists the Sugarhill Gang, along with The Furious Five, roll the Rapper’s Delight 40th Anniversary Tour into the Rialto Theatre. DJ Jahmar International spins. Details here.
As an early pioneer of Atlanta’s trap scene, this rapper’s mixtapes have Been About The Benjamins. Now, Rich The Kid changes the ethos with The World Is Yours. At the Pima County Fair. Details here.
Improvisationalists Bumble Buzz push boundaries at Public Brewhouse. Details here.
Blending folk traditionalism with indie rock aesthetic, this Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter says of her 2019 release, “Placeholder wishes people were on the same wavelength, but unfortunately, it’s just never that simple.” Meg Duffy’s project Hand Habits are at Club Congress. Details here.