XOXO: Where to Rock This Weekend, March 22 to 24

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March Mayhem features 21 Dreams, Oversic, Noise Field, In Lessons, Sinphonics, Gila Byte, Heroes Reunion. At 191 Toole. Details here.

On “Because I Can” this folksy crooner issues a caveat. “And you can take any part of me/Just know you are also leaving with this heart of mine.” Leila Lopez stirs the senses at Crooked Tooth Brewing. Details here.
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The Royal Agaves bring a jazzy sound drenched in sexy sax and groove to the House of Bards. Details here.

Emerging from Las Vegas, a city known for its glitz and glamour, Bravo Delta’s intelligent modern rock has exploded on rock radio. At Club XS. Mark Slaughter and Wild Side open. Details here.

This Orange County post-hardcore band are ready to take “Fists To Walls.” Takers Leavers will bludgeon the House of Bards. Elk Grove and Zero Miles to Empty take part in the demolition. Details here.
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Natty & The Sunset head Westbound at Mercado San Agustin Annex. Details here.

The ever prolific Gabi Montoya leads her conglomerate of folk/soul/blues/rock project, Juju Fontaine, to Arizona Beer House. Details here.

On the Eastside, blues/rock/reggae will spill out of the Chicago Bar from the Brian Berggoetz Band. Details here.

The sultry sounds of Miss Olivia and The Interlopers bring light to the Surly Wench Pub. Details here.

Featuring an ever revolving cast of esteemed pickers, Freddy Parish’s monthly residency, Dry ’n’ Dusty, takes the listener on a musical journey from Bakersfield to the Appalachian Mountains. At Exo Roast Co. Details here.



Stay on your toes. From Phoenix, the menacing sounds of Las Chollas Peligrosas will dominate this installment of El Tambó. At Hotel Congress. Dirtyverbs and guest DJ Rebyl spin before, after and in between. Details here.
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Gird your loins! KFMA Day will take siege of the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. Leading the onrush: Post-grunge hard-rockers Shinedown, alt-rockers Papa Roach, English metalcorists Asking Alexandria and genre-hopping rapcorists Fever 333. Details here.
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Touching on various high notes from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, Tribute Takeover II finds Bucketfingers, Psycho 78, Ramonz, Wild Side and Cowboys ’N’ Hell exalt the music of Buckethead, Misfits, The Ramones, Mötley Crüe and Pantera. At the Rialto Theatre. Details here.

Homo La Flor: Queer Dance Party blooms at 191 Toole. DJs Mommy1ssues, Atlantis Moreupset, Robertitx, Daddy Slmbr Prty and Sissy Peniston spin. Details here.

Offering acoustic covers of modern bluegrass, folk and indie, October Intuition is at Saint Charles Tavern. Details here.
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Leila Lopez accompanied by bassist Brian Green entertain in the tasting room at Sand-Reckoner. Details here.

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and mandolinist Eric Hays (of Flagstaff’s Viola and the Brakemen) are at Crooked Tooth Brewing. Laura Jean and Keli Carpenter contribute sets. Details here.

Crazy Love unfetter their obsessive/compulsive sonic stylings at Passé during the Fourth Avenue Street Fair. Details here.

Galactivation: An immersive evening of art and sound promises a journey through the frequencies and live digital painting. Dance in a trance at Solar Culture. Details here.

In a fundraising event to benefit the Tucson Folk Festival, TKMA presents the Wayback Machine, JC & Laney, Sabra Faulk & friends (Petie Ronstadt and Bryan Matajecek) and the Jacob Acosta Band. At Monterey Court. Details here.

Bringing light and nostalgic euphoria, DJ NoirTech presides over the Desperately Seeking Susan ’80s Dance Party. At the Surly Wench Pub. Dress accordingly. Details here.
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These iconic composer’s works—Gypsy, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera—forever changed musical theater. Tucson Symphony Orchestra pays homage to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim. At the Tucson Convention Center. Andy Einhorn is at the podium. Details here.

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On “Aden” this noir country singer-songwriter defiantly proclaims, “I grew up my father’s daughter/He said don’t take no shit from no one/You’ll never see me cry.” When just a teenager performing at a California coffee shop, a stranger left her a small note with a big prognostication scribbled on a dollar bill. Bear witness as Jade Jackson ascends the fabled stairway at 191 Toole. The heart-rending country of Freddy Parish lends support. Details here.

Their vocals are ethereal, electronic dance beats spartan and lyrics introspective. Closely examining desire, fantasy and loneliness, Boy Harsher “Face the Fire” at Club Congress. Backed by BOAN. Details here.

Filling the void with melody, The Unday provide momentary solace at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair. Details here.
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Playing classic dub reggae, Dub Society spread an irie vibe at Royal Sun. Details here.



Veteran metallists Fates Warning—flanked by Push, Fire By Rank and Tribulance—cast rune stones at House of Bards. Details here.

From the unsullied mountains of the American Northwest, these sibling’s harmonica, upright bass and acoustic guitar-driven repertoire spans from heart-rending ballads to barn-burning bluegrass numbers. The Brothers Reed bring their Dreams Tour to the Monterey Court. Details here.
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With its origins deeply rooted in the Gypsy culture of Spain, this traditional art form presents the interactions between song, dance and guitar, executed on a percussive wooden platform. Cantante Olivia Rojas, guitarrista Ismael Barajas, cajonista Jason Martinez and bailarína Melani “Mele” Martinez are Tablao Flamenco. At Exo Roast Co. Details here.

Similar in concept to Porch Fest, Park Fest 2019—an alcohol-free/family-friendly event—features food trucks and four stages chockful of live music. With performances by Chuckwalla, Paul Martin, Alégrate, Dakota Williams and the Message, The Gunrunners, Dulcet Chimera, Denise Lane, Bunny Kirby, Kristie Cunningham, Jamie O’Brien, T Town Ramblers and more. At Palo Verde Park. Details here.



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