Thursday, April 6th
Today’s facebook feed was a stream of pleasant surprises from local musicians in the form of new music videos.
Young One Era
Honorable mention to the young Tucsonan who has since flown the coop and relocated to LA.
Tucson Monthly would like to present American Monoxide’s “Space Creature part 2” recorded at Dry Liver Studios and mixed by Ben Schneider. Shot and edited by Auric and Bedlam.
Ladies and gentlemen I present to you, your melancholy song of the summer. Lando and his camp have been sitting on this one for a while, and to say we’ve been waiting to share it with the rest of you with eager anticipation is an understatement. The track was conceived when producer Tom Johnson (aka Triceratops of the rap duo Headlock) gave Lando a beat. A dreamy, blown out piano and hi hat hook, paired with Lando’s sing-songy style, create an anthem that speaks of loss and regret in our short attention span age of inter web speak. Directed by Malcolm Critcher & shot by Symeon Platts of Mild West.
For more music check out
Lando’s soundcloud page
Neon Eon invites friends Louise Le Hir + Headlock
to come play music.
Solar Culture | 31 N Toole | 8pm
Having completed a successful Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming shortfilm-video series the Jivin Scientists- Runt, Phen & Sound Smith premiere their new album Thirsty with friends Jabee, Cash Lansky, Lando Chill, Shaun Harris & Emcee Moses.
Album Available for DL on itunes here.
Club Congress | 311 E Congress | 9pm
The terms motley crew and usual suspects most definitely apply here. Night 2 of the 7th Annual Party Boy Swedefest
The Good Little Thieves
Underbutt & The Sideboobs
Dirty P & The Thunderchiefs
BIG MERIDOX & DJ ALIAS
The PANGS…they’re in love with the CoCo.
Surly Wench | 424 N 4th Ave | 8pm
MoctoberFest is an April Fool’s Carnival, Beer festival, and Community Arts Fundraiser for the All Souls Procession curators-Many Mouths One Stomach.
Performances by -Sonoran Strange, Aztral Folk, Vox Urbana, Empire of Sound, Las Florecitas Rockcheras & Sacho Niño with Brazilian drums by
Sol Axé, West African dance and rhythms by MamAxé Dance Collective
Aerial performance by Tucson Circus Arts School Tesla Coil exhibition by Circus Amperean. Magic Kenny Bang Bang will guest MC the event. Moctoberfest’s vision, is to bring these groups together as a showcase of Tucson’s mix of creative celebration.
The idea for this affair is to create a festival celebration for spring that will attract interest and participation in the Menlo Park neighborhood’s major developing area. By blending a “Carnival” environment with a Hoagarten beer, music & arts festival to provide a forum for vending of local art/clothes/music/etc andcreate a playground for attendees, and utilize the Mercado San Agustin for community networking.
Mercado San Agustin | 100 S Avenida del Convento | 4pm-12am
A fabulous art sale.
Come for the good time, leave with a new piece of art. BRINK curated a group of talented artists and is selling their work, for a good cause. Everything is available and 50% of every item sold goes to MOCA (the other half goes to the artist). The pre-reqs for a good party will also be there: booze, music & cool people.
Artists include: Michael Berman, Jeff Smith, Isaiah Toothtaker, Patrick Foley, Johnny Glenn, Henny Garfunkel, Harvey Wang and Clif Taylor.
Plus, Jackets for MOCA Raffle.
We asked a select group of Tucson’s heavy hitters to donate their time and taste to create jackets that you can win and wear. Buy a raffle ticket (or a bunch) online, at MOCA during their Shop Local Saturday Sale ( November 29th, members get first dibs on the goods) or at the event. We will draw the lucky winners at the Party for MOCA. Buy one chance to win for $10, 3 chances for $25.
Makers include: Dave Sayre, Erin Bradley, Sofie and Howe Gelb, Clif and Paula Taylor, Darren Clark, Tom Walbank, Lesli Wood, Mellow Lund and Gabriel Sullivan.
(Get raffle tickets here: http://partyformoca.com/)
Runt & Phen (James Owens and Ryan Truncoso respectively) are members of an interstate, on the grind, Hip-Hop collective known as the Jivin Scientists. For the video – Abigail, JS made a late night dash across the state line to New Mexico. They met up with their artistic partner and video director Concept Flux (Phillip Torres et Crew) for a 48hr, multiple location, little to no sleep shoot. Runt’s narrative about Abigail, tells a story about a pretty yet sad neighbor girl. She has him at the crossroads of crush and concern, and he’s hesitant to make a move out of equal parts shyness and respectfulness of her self imposed cage. Phen’s production sees layered vocals over an 8 bar guitar sample and a steady ebb and flow of percussive builds that Torres, in turn brings vividly to life. Now on their third collaboration together, Jivin Scientists & Concept Flux have found a lovely kind of synergy that hopefully keeps bearing fruit. And with Runt & Phen already putting the finishing touches on a new album for 2015, that seems very likely.