Category Archives: Concert

Wild Wild West Con (day 1)

Friday, March 4th

The Old Tucson studios will host a horde  of Steampunk travelers this weekend for Wild Wild West Con. Now in its 5th year, WWC will have 3 days worth of panels and workshops as well as concerts and performance art. Tonight’s acts are Steam Powered Giraffe and Dry River Yacht Club.
Old Tucson | 201 S Kinney Rd | Website

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Joe Satriani

Wednesday, March 2nd

Joe Satriani  is an American instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, with many of his former students achieving fame, such as Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan, and Alex Skolnick; he then went on to have a successful solo music career. He is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold over 10 million albums, making him the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time.

In 1988, Satriani was recruited by Mick Jagger as lead guitarist for his first solo tour.  Satriani briefly toured with Deep Purple as the lead guitarist, joining shortly after the departure of Ritchie Blackmore in November 1993.  He has worked with a range of guitarists during the G3 tour, which he founded in 1995. His G3 collaborators have included Vai, LaLonde, Timmons, Steve Lukather, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Brian May, Patrick Rondat, Paul Gilbert, Adrian Legg, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Steve Morse and Robert Fripp.  Satriani has been the guitarist for the supergroup Chickenfoot since joining the band in 2008.
Fox Theatre | 17 W Congress | 730pm

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Protomartyr

Tuesday, March 1st

The band’s music has been labeled as post-punk and punk rock.  Josh Terry of Consequence of Sound stated that the band “blends the moody atmospherics of ‘70s U.K. post-punk with the raw sensibility of their Motor City garage-rock forebears.”  The band’s sound was compared to other post-punk acts such as Wire, the Fall, Pere Ubu, the Constantines and Iceage, as well as local acts, most notably Tyvek.  Vocalist Joe Casey also expressed appreciation for Pere Ubu and the Fall. via band wiki
Club Congress | 311 E Congress | 8pm

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Nick Carter

Tuesday, March 1st

Nick Carter is best known as a member of the pop group the Backstreet Boys.  As of 2015 Carter has released three solo albums, Now Or Never, I’m Taking Off and All American during breaks between Backstreet Boys schedules, and a collaboration with Jordan Knight titled Nick & Knight. He has made occasional television appearances and starred in his own reality shows, House of Carters and I (Heart) Nick Carter. He gained fame in the mid 1990s and early 2000s as a teen idol.
Rialto Theatre | 318 E Congress | 730pm

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ChildBirth

Tuesday, February 2nd

“They’re like Beyonce because they recorded an album in five minutes and then released it into the world knowing it would be well received because it has the word “Fuck” in it and explores life affirming subjects like shitting in adult diapers, and scissoring.” – Ryan Gosling or, so sez the interwebs
Katterwaul and Lisa Prank open.
Club Congress | 311 E Congress | 7pm

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Cameron Carpenter

Saturday, February 6th

Carpenter has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School in New York.  Early in 2008, Telarc signed Carpenter to an exclusive five-album recording contract. His Telarc debut album, Revolutionary, was recorded as a CD and DVD at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City and released September 23, 2008. The title comes from Carpenter’s transcription of Chopin’s “Revolutionary Etude”. The album made Carpenter the first organist ever to receive a Grammy nomination in the category Best Solo Instrumental Performance (without orchestra) for a solo album.  Carpenter has been both criticized by some and praised by others for his unorthodox interpretations of the standard organ repertoire. Registrations rarely follow those suggested by the composer, and Carpenter often takes dramatic liberties in articulation. Carpenter is also noted for his advocacy of the digital organ, particularly development of a touring electronic organ, citing factors such as the obstacles the pipe organ imposes on the ability of a traveling performer to enjoy an ongoing relationship with a single instrument in the same manner as many other instrumentalists. Despite this, he frequently performs on pipe organs, often garnering major exposure for the instrument. via artist wiki
Centennial Hall | 1020 E University Blvd | 730pm

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Sorne

Friday, February 5th

Morgan Sorne, known in his solo music project as SORNE, is an American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-media artist, music producer, and actor based in Los Angeles, California. His musical style has been described tribal, electronica, avant-garde, avant pop, alternative rock, and electro-space-folk. Though sometimes associated with the broad genre of rock, his songs feature no electric guitars, conventional bass instruments, or conventional drum sets. His music utilizes layered vocal samples and unconventional (mostly hand-made) instrumentation.
-bio via artist wiki
Galactic Center | 35 E Toole | 930pm

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The Neighbourhood

Tuesday, February 2nd

The Neighbourhood (sometimes rendered as “THE NBHD“) is an American alternative rock band formed in Newbury Park, California in 2011. The band is composed of vocalist Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott, and drummer Brandon Abel Fried. After releasing three EPs, I’m Sorry… “The Love collection” and Thank You, The Neighbourhood released their first full-length album, I Love You., on April 23, 2013, via Columbia Records. In November 2014, they released a mixtape titled “#000000 & #FFFFFF”. The band’s second album Wiped Out! was released on October 30, 2015. via band wiki
Rialto Theatre | 318 E Congress | 8pm

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