XOXO: Where to Rock this Weekend March 8-10, 2019

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Comprised of indie folk-rockers Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, Better Oblivion Community Center will be holding meetings across the United States and Europe. They welcome you to experience a healing sound bath. Live in concert at the Rialto Theatre. Sloppy Jane and Christian Lee Hutson lend their support. Details here.

As a member of the fabled Juice Crew, whose steely chisels carved hip-hop out of crude stone, Masta Ace and East Coast underground producer Marco Polo bring A Breukelen Story (Fat Beats Records) to Tucson Hip Hop Festival: Day 3. Come watch this pair set the stage at Hotel Congress en fuego. Details here.

Bay Area rocker Thadeus Gonzalez has opened for KISS, Mötley Crüe, Slash and Bon Jovi. His sophomore release, Silver Inside (Spectra Music Group), pulses with slashing guitars and rock ’n’ roll swagger. Gonzales performs at Passé. Details here.

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Comprised of New Orleans’ most promising young talent, The Willie Green Project represents the next generation of great jazz musicians to emerge from the birthplace of the genre. At The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts. Details here.
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W:O:A Metal Battle 2019 finds Ash To Dust, Dedwin, Black Amethyst, Skoville, Eyes Go Black, Fire Glass, Guardians and Sigils Of Summoning grappling tooth and nail for a coveted slot at Wacken Open Air Festival, widely considered “The Mecca of Heavy Metal Culture,” held this summer in Northern Germany. At Club XS. Details here.

The Harm Reduction Benefit Show sees The Trees, Vasectomy, The Rifle, Cruise Ctrl, Flor de Nopal and Xochitl circling the wagons in support of the Syringe Access Program and other community based harm reduction efforts. At 191 Toole. Details here.

For over a decade, these vaudevillians have offered audiences stunts of skill and courage including sword swallowing, quick-change magic, handcuff and strait-jacket escape, the execution blade box, a talking dog y mas. The Pretty Things Peepshow’s 10 Year Anniversary Tour rolls into the Surly Wench Pub. Details here.

Louise Le Hir, Eyelashes, Soft Streak and the debut of Telephone Games takes place at Sky Bar. Details here.

The second annual International Women’s Day Celebration features a performance by June West. All proceeds are donated to Sister Jose Women’s Center and Women for Women International. At Owls Club. Details here.
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Day four of Arizona Friends of Chamber Music’s Winter Chamber Music Festival features New York based Escher String Quartet, where the ensemble serves as season artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The program includes works by Takács, Schnittke, Puts and Taneyev. At Leo Rich Theater. Details here.



From Côte d’Ivoire, General Tchefary and his relentless foot soldiers present a night of African roots reggae at Chicago Bar. Details here.

Still Life Telescope, Saint Augustine and Silver Cloud Express expand hearts and minds at Saint Charles Tavern. Details here.

“Wham, bam, kapow!” The Rock is the site for this year’s The Battle For KFMA Day. Like Rock ’Em, Sock ’Em Robots, this year’s contestants—Pyrotechnica, Echoes, Like A Villain, Broken Romeo, exit.dream and Her Name Echoes—will attempt to knock each other’s block’s off to win an opening slot at KFMA Day 2019. Details here.

Subversive Greenwich Village folk singer/songwriter Michael Hurley’s shows (on March 8-9) at Exo Roast Co. have sold out. Details here.



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Can you hear the buzz? Inspired by literature and a love of language, classical and pop music these preternaturally gifted siblings recently sold out a headlining show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom without ever having released a song. The next day their first single, “I Was Wrong,” dropped and just as quickly it landed on Stereogum’s radar screen. The word was out. Their debut album Thrilled To Be Here (Fantasy Records) comes with a pedigree. It was produced by Grammy-winning John Congleton, who has worked with St. Vincent and the War on Drugs. Bailen stride chin up into Club Congress. Sweet Ghosts provide support. Details here.

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Explaining the origins of their name, rapper Issa Gold said, “I feel like the things that we do could be considered underachieving, like smoking pot. So, it’s just a flip on that. Even though technically we’re doing underachiever things, we’re bringing positive energy.” With more than 100 acts on six stages, The Underachievers headline the block party at Tucson Hip Hop Festival: Day 4 at 191 Toole. Details here.

Two-time Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist Chip Dabney’s Amosphere dabble in musical genres at Monterey Court. Details here.

The sultry sounds of Miss Olivia and the Interlopers waft through the air at Che’s Lounge. Details here.

The Worldwide Burger Revolution 7 Tour rails into Wooden Tooth Records. With sets by Thee MVPs and Mom And The Mailman. With local faves Golden Boots. Details here.

Tempest DuJour sets the pace for a jam-packed, family-friendly evening of comedy, music, dance y mucho mas. The Very Big Show (of Support) is a fundraising spectacular benefiting Planned Parenthood. At the Rialto Theatre. Details here.
From Oxford, Mississippi, folk popper Kate Teague brings a bit of the Low Life to Club Congress. With the sad dream pop of French For Rabbits and Chelsey Lee Trejo. Details here.
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During the Swing Era of the 1930s and ’40s, this erstwhile bandleader’s popularity was sustained by a matchless string of hits. The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra keeps the spirit alive. At the Fox Theatre. Details here.

The Determined Luddites obstinately craft acoustic music for the sophisticated urban hillbilly. At Public Brewhouse. Details here.

Grounded in the power of radical femmes, this event places the voices, talents, visions and dreams of liberation fostered by black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) who believe change cannot come from a system designed to perpetuate and profit from white supremacy, violence, toxic masculinity, homophobia, transphobia and the continued devaluation of our humanity. International Womxn’s Day Celebration takes place at 191 Toole. Details here.

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