by Dan Gibson
The Spring edition of Club Crawl, which brings thousands of people who enjoy music, drinking while standing on city streets and fun to Downtown Tucson is less than a month away, so we're starting to get more information about the venues involved and the featured acts. Sure, you were probably going anyway, but I will admit that I let out a little yelp of glee when I saw that Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli's Charlie 2na will be performing (with a live band!).
The press release:
Wristbands on now on sale for the Tucson Weekly’s Spring Club Crawl taking place on Saturday April 21st. It’s Tucson’s largest music festival with over 25 stages of live music covering over 8 blocks of the entertainment district. There will be six outdoor stages and numerous venues downtown off Congress Street and on 4th Avenue. Venues include Rialto Theatre, Hotel Congress, Vaudeville, The District, O’Malley’s, The Hut, Sky Bar, Mr. Heads, Screening Room, Sharks, Sacred Machine Museum, The Hub, Play Ground, Enoteca, La Cocina, Iguana Café, Cushing Street, Casa Vicente, Café Passe, Delectables, Chocolate Iquana, Magpies, La Cocina, and Martin’s. Club Crawl gates open at 7pm.
Headlining this year’s Club Crawl will be MC, painter, musician, actor and Renaissance man, Chali 2na. As one of the founding members of both Ozomatli and Jurassic 5, he will be bringing his four-piece Soul, Funk and Hip Hop band to play at the Rialto Stage. From Phoenix will be the alternative rock of Ladylike. Elmo Kirkwood, son of one of the seminal Phoenix rock bands the Meat Puppets, will perform at Hotel Congress. Also returning to Tucson from Atlanta Georgia to play Club Crawl will be former U of A Football and NFL star Steve McLaughlin. Some of the confirmed local acts are, Cosmic Slop, 8 Minutes To Burn, Crosscut Saw, Al Perry, Planet Jam, Early Black, Broken Romeo, Sugar Stains and Flagrante Delicto. A complete list of acts, times and maps will be available at www.clubcrawl.net.
Wristbands for the Tucson Weekly's Fall Club Crawl will be available at both Zia Records locations. Advance price is only $8 and it will go up to $10 the night of Club Crawl at all the entrances. Club Crawl is sponsored by The Tucson Weekly, Ch. 11, My 92.9, KRQ, Tejano and La Preciosa, Budweiser, Cuervo Silver and Captain Morgan.