by Dan Gibson
Understandably, you're probably taking the cancellation of tonight's Maybach Music Group show, starring former-prison-guard/luxury-rapper Rick Ross, poorly, since Tucson rarely gets those sort of hip-hop mega-concerts, but somehow we need to find the strength to go on. So, here are a few ideas to return meaning to our temporarily concert-less lives.
1. Get some lemon pepper wings for dinner.
Rick Ross apparently owns a few Wingstop franchises, which would explain the surreal shout-out in the intro to his latest mixtape, Black Bar Mitzvah. Their lemon pepper wings are pretty good, but whether you choose to enjoy them with "your bitches" is up to you.
2. Listen to the new Big Boi single.
Big Boi and Rick Ross are only tangentially related, but considering every track from the once-and-hopefully-future member-of-Outkast's new album, Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, has been superb, you might as well celebrate the hip-hop that we do have to enjoy, "In The A," featuring Ludacris and T.I. Sure, I don't think Big Boi has ever played a show in Tucson, but he's never gotten our hopes up and cancelled on us at the last minute either.
3. Go see the Roll Acosta/DJ competition doubleheader at Playground tonight.
Tuesday's not an exceptional night for live music, so if you're looking for somewhere else to go out tonight, you'll have a bit of trouble, but why not check out Roll Acosta as part of Playground's new Indie Tuesday series? The show is early, starting at 7 p.m., free, and as an added bonus, there's some sort of drawing for stuff described as "unique trinkets". After Roll Acosta's power pop stylings, you can stick around for week three of Playground's DJ competition. Something or someone named Deep Serenity is performing, which is sort of a terrible DJ name but a pleasant concept nonetheless.