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AN ISLAND GETAWAY

Celebrating its second year, El Tambó is back at Club Congress bringing all of those sweet tropical jams to downtown Tucson dancers. Hosted by DJ Dirtyverbs, first-timer and TW favorite DJ Herm and L.A.'s Cuicani will be spinning all of the salsa, cumbia, merengue, reggaeton, dancehall and dub your ears have room for. You likely know the local guys, Dirtyverbs and Herm, but, in case you're wondering, what to expect of Cuicani, think Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin rhythms. The good times begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 with a $6 cover. The event, which takes place at 311 E. Congress Street, is 21 and over.

—Heather Hoch

MURKY VIBES AND LOCAL JAMS

Spooky psychedelic rockers Wight Lhite are taking to all ages venue 191 Toole for a night of trippy local tunes. Self-described as "southern goth-pel" (which is quite possibly the best invented genre I've heard all year), the dark but danceable band is joined by Daycones and Algae and Tentacles. At just $5, you'd be crazy not to go to the show on Saturday, Feb. 7. Show starts at 8 p.m. at the venue located at 191 E. Toole Ave.

—Heather Hoch

YOU'RE CURED

If you can't shake the oppressive nature of the catchiness of the latest Taylor Swift jam or Nicki Minaj song, spit out your bubblegum and head to Exploded View Gallery, located at 197 East Toole Ave., on Sunday, Feb. 8. Oakland–based group Healers have the remedy for your pop affliction: some good and moody post punk that's heavy on the bass (though I wouldn't necessarily say it's all about it). Local lo-fiers JRM and AZ77 will be opening the show, which starts at 8 p.m.—just make sure to bring $5 for the touring band.

—Heather Hoch

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