Monday, June 15th
Formed in 2008 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. It features Joe Casey on vocals, Greg Ahee on guitar, Alex Leonard on drums and Scott Davidson on bass guitar.

Prior to Protomartyr, Greg Ahee and Alex Leonard were performing as a duo, which was named Butt Babies. They were soon joined by Joe Casey, who started to perform on vocals at Butt Babies shows. Kevin Boyer of Tyvek joined Protomartyr on bass and second guitar for a short time before leaving the act due to the working schedules with his other band. As Scott Davidson joined the band on bass, Butt Babies transformed into Protomartyr.[

The band released their debut album, No Passion All Technique in 2012 via Urinal Cake Records. This was followed by “Colpi Proibiti” in the same year, via X! Records. Their second studio album, Under Color of Official Right, was released in April 2014 via Hardly Art record label. A third studio album, The Agent Intellect, followed in October 2015. The album was critically acclaimed, being rated 85/100 on accumulator website Metacritic, and featured in best of 2015 lists in The A.V. Club, Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone, Metacritic, Spin, and Consequence of Sound
Club Congress | 311 E Congress | 7pm

NoLF – Night Two

Saturday, November 2nd

Mercado San Augustin Annex Stage
Steve Roach
Basic Biology
MSA Annex |267 South Avenida Del Convento | 7pm

Congress Stage
Kikagaku Moyo
Minami Duutsch
Mute Swan
Club Congress |311 E Congress | 7pm

Kikagaku Moyo
The band was formed by Go Kurosawa (drums/vocals) and Tomo Katsurada (guitar/vocals) in the summer of 2012. Their early days were spent busking on the streets of Tokyo as a free music collective. A more permanent lineup was reached when Daoud (guitar) joined and they met Kotsu Guy (bass) while he was recording vending machines for his noise project. Go’s brother Ryu (Sitar) joined upon returning to Tokyo after studying Sitar in Kolkata, India under the prestigious Manilal Nag. Their Self-titled record was released on August 20, 2013 by Cosmic Eye/Sound Effect records based in Greece. via band wiki

Summer Walker

Saturday, November 2nd

Summer Walker released her commercial mixtape Last Day of Summer, supported by her lead single “Girls Need Love”. Her album contained her thoughts on love, doubt, and womanhood. In late 2018, she went on tour with 6LACK on the From East Atlanta With Love Tour. Following the success of her album, Apple Music named Summer Walker as its newest Up Next artist in 2019, and became the #8 R&B artist worldwide across Apple Music. On January 25, 2019, she released her first EP titled CLEAR, consisting of four tracks of acoustic recordings. On February 27, 2019 she released the remix to her song “Girls Need Love” with Drake.
via artist wiki
Rialto Theatre | 318 E Congress | 7pm

Wu Tang Clan

Saturday, November 2nd

Originally composed of rapper-producer RZA and rappers GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa. An important act in the East Coast and hardcore hip hop styles, Wu-Tang Clan are regarded as one of the most influential hip hop groups of all time. Their 1993 debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), is considered one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time.
via artist wiki
AVA | 5655 W Valencia Rd | 7pm


Saturday, November 2nd

Mexican grupero band from Apodaca, Nuevo León. Their modern take on regional mexican music in the 1980s and 1990s helped earn them a number of international hits. Band members José Guadalupe Esparza, Ramiro Delgado, Javier Villareal and José Luis “Choche” Villareal crafted a sound that paid tribute to the norteño tradition while incorporating modern instruments like keyboards, as well as a more melodic, pop style with elaborate jumpsuits. Grupo Bronco has sold over 10 million albums to date.
via artist wiki
Diamond Center | 1100 W. Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita, AZ 85629 | 7pm

NoLF night 1

Friday, November 1st

Night of the Living Fest returns this year in collaboration with Hotel Congress to present 3 nights and 2 stage locations of live concert music and night life culminating with the All Souls Procession on Sunday. Night #1 (Friday) brings the Oakland based Grammy nominated bilingual Hip-Hop/Reggeaton group made up of Panamanian cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun known as Los Rakas to headline the immensely popular El Tambo night at Congress. Lineup includes:
Los Rakas
Making Moves
Los Espliffs

Club Congress | 311 E Congress| 8pm-2am

Mercado San Augustin Annex Stage :
The Trees
Crashing Saturn
The Sinks

MSA ANNEX | 267 Avenido S Convento | 7pm

Lila Downs

Wednesday, October 16th
Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. She performs her own compositions and the works of others in multiple genres, as well as tapping into Mexican traditional and popular music. She also incorporates indigenous Mexican influences and has recorded songs in many indigenous languages such as Mixtec, Zapotec, Mayan, Nahuatl and Purépecha. Born and raised in Oaxaca, she primarily studied at the Institute of Arts by Oaxaca and briefly attended University of Minnesota, before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She soon began performing in the traditional music scene of Oaxaca City. via artist wiki

AL CHILE – a fiesta of music, dance and ritual. Lila brings her unique interpretation of traditional Mexican and Mesoamerican music, deeply personal renditions of classic rancheras, and her original songs to Día De Los Muertos: AL CHILE, a voyage of emotions, movement and sound that celebrates the rich traditions of Day of the Dead. The program features Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, the premiere Los Angeles folk ballet company celebrating 15 years of dance; and Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas, the leading all-female mariachi group in the Southwest. Their rich sound and inspiring musicianship is a strong yet elegant statement not typically seen in this traditionally male-dominated art form. Come dressed in your favorite Día de los Muertos outfits and makeup to share in the celebration that is Día De Los Muertos: AL CHILE!

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