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Thursday July 7

David Nail
long considered Arizona a “magical place” because his grandparents lived there. “It was one of those places where you’ve never been, but you had family there,” Nail said. “They were super important because they were so far away. It looked like an invented fantasy land. He’s coming to Tucson’s Whiskey Roads…

A mainstay of the Tucson music scene – playing over 200 gigs a year with aplomb – jazz guitarist Matt Mitchell and his trio carry the torch of Late Night. At the Hall of the Century. Preceded by the pianist Marco Rosano tickle the ivories for Cocktail Hour…

friday july 8

This piano prodigy made her national debut on “Star Search” at the age of 10. He then worked with luminaries: Sting, Regina Spektor, Josh Groban and Sugarland. Five-time Las Vegas Headliner of the Year, Showman Frankie Moreno, enters under the white-hot spotlights. At the Casino Del Sol Event Center…

The aristocrats walking on a musical tightrope, oscillating between the spirit of Zappa-style improvisation and rock/fusion. And it’s all thanks to the musicians’ individual “day jobs” — guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS, Hans Zimmer), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Dethklok) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani, Steve Hacket). At the Club Congress. The house bump the team brings the dance floor to life after the show…

Inspired by the world around her, the singer-songwriter Kitten delights with original folk/Americana originals and curated interpretations. Featuring an opening set by an ambient pop artist asphalt astronaut. At Crooked Tooth Brewing Co.…

Celebrate the cultural memory linked to border regions. Resident DJ of El Tambo Humility keep things lit. At the Congress Hotel (square)…

Influenced by the DIY philosophy of the Pixies and PJ Harvey, cedars are an electronic rock band from central Texas who believe that beauty will change the world. With Peter Cassen. In Monterey court…

With songs on “Stripper Poles” and “Cherry Pop Tarts”, Funky Bonz provide good reasons to take a ‘Wild Side Walk’. At the bar in Chicago…

Based on Phoenix To go up! Arizona Women’s Jazz Collective focuses on the music of female jazz composers like Mary Lou Williams, Carla Bley, Roxy Coss and Joni Mitchell. At the Hall of the Century. Followed by Late Night Lounge. dj vinyl ambient spins an eclectic mix of jazz from all walks of life…

Incorporating mandolin, violin, drums and bass, Tucson’s Pelican Museum interprets an original folk rock inspired by the red earth. At the Jackrabbit Lounge…

Masters of Ceremonies Mas Vas, Aske, MTM and Sycness Chop the words. At the Thunder Canyon Brewery…

Saturday July 9

Radiating their soulful and funky grooves, Miss Olivia and the Intruders compose the soundtrack to Second Saturdays at The Fox. Additionally, director Taylor Hackford’s “Ray” (2004) – a musical drama spanning 30 years in the life of music legend Ray Charles – will be screened. At the Fox Tucson Theater. Expect. There is more. The country-hued rock Armando Moreno and the revival will charge the night air outdoors as part of Second Saturdays Downtown, on the Scott Avenue Stage…

Known for her eclectic electronic pop and creative visuals, artist/producer cowgirl clue was born and raised in the heart of Lonestar State. At the Club Congress. Followed by Posi & Walters the Don behind the bridges…

Similar to Psalm 151 – the allegory of David slaying the Philistine giant Goliath – whose authorship is shrouded in mystery, the acoustic root trio Band of Keith Robison pursue esoteric knowledge. At Borderlands Brewing…

Gone Country: A Tribute to Alan Jackson’s Stars Jack Bishop and his all-star country band. “No pop, no hard rock, just the good stuff.” At the Gaslight Music Hall…

Cooking up today’s hottest jams, the decks Bex & Halsero organize “hot fun in the summertime” jams. At the Congress Hotel (square)…

As part of the Late Night series, the jazz pianist Chris Pena and his quartet add words to the musical lexicon. “Music is a mission for me,” Penã said. “I want my music to help people see how amazing life really is.” At the Hall of the Century. Preceded by an LA-based pianist Denali Kauffman perform solo sets during Cocktail hour

This early Kitten again jump on your knees. At MotoSonora Brewing Co…

On ‘Dangerous’ singer Earl Rosales, “Three young men came running up to me/They said, ‘Give us all your money and you won’t get caught’/I turned around and screamed : “You better back off” / I’m fucking dangerous.Influenced by reggae, rock, island jams, ska, hip-hop and punk, Skinn prepares solid downtempo grooves to fuel any party. But not everything is hedonistic. “There is a spiritual element to the party. Having a good time is good for your soul. At La Cabane…

dj Roch and his friends spin the sensual “music for making babies”. At the Jackrabbit Lounge…

Sunday July 10

“Good time, Charlie’s got the blues.” A distant relative of folk hero Davy Crockett, Texas red-earth country crooner Charley Croquet does exactly that. At the Rialto Theatre. With Texas Truth Teller Vincent Neil Emerson

Fusing the most extreme elements of hardcore punk with the most abrasive aspects of heavy metal, Turnstile Brain (DC, grindcore) and Sex prisoner (Tucson, unconditional) bluntly reject the conflicts of social authority. At the club convention…

Arizona Blues Hall of Fame recipient mike blommer on guitar, this Sunday’s episode of Congress Cookout sees the blues institution of Tucson Bad News Blues fanning the fire. At the Congress Hotel (square)…

Sunday morning descending. Approved by the Cash family, the Mighty silver cats offer a musical retrospective that spans six decades of country superstar Johnny Cash’s career – from his breakthrough hit “Folsom Prison Blues” to the haunting epitaph “Hurt.” At the Gaslight Music Hall…

After attending the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, upon returning to Tucson, multi-instrumentalist John Black was a driving force as big band director at the Tucson Jazz Institute. The John Black Quartet organizes a Jazz Jam session. In the Chamber of the Century…

Monday July 11

Nada a lot.

tuesday july 12

Not everyone is going to like you. Emo/pop-punk artist MattstaGraham presents “Prescribe Whatever” (2022), his self-produced debut album. At the Club Congress. A day without love and Goodbye take part in the festivities…

Wednesday July 13

With subtle fumes reminiscent of the heady days of the late 60s and early 70s, Mapache is a cosmic West Coast folk band whose soaring harmonies and unvarnished sound, which at their brightest moments border on the sublime. At the Congress Hotel (square)…

Launch of a month-long residency on Wednesday evenings, esteemed pianist Eliot Jones hosts Singalong Piano Bar – a mix of standards, musical theater and operatic pieces. In the Chamber of the Century…

Until next week, XOXO

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