Kikagaku Moyo and Local Psychedelia Take Over Plush

Acts: 
Kikagaku Moyo
Acts: 
The Myrrors
Acts: 
The Night Collectors
Concert Date: 
Tue, 05/06/2014
Location: 
The Flycatcher (Plush)

The Flycatcher, or the venue formerly known as Plush, hosted a unique show in Tucson last Tuesday. While there was a more mellow, sold-out show at Congress the same night, Tucson's more heady audience got to enjoy a noisy and insanely psychedelic show instead. Many Austin Psych Fest bands have been coming through and playing more intimate shows out here this month, and Kikagaku Moyo was a great treat for those who weren't able to make it out to the festival and see what it Tokoyo psychedelic music is all about. 

Reviewer: 
Parisa Eshrati

Spring Rising Tour

Acts: 
The Steppas
Acts: 
New Kingston
Concert Date: 
Thu, 05/08/2014
Location: 
The Rock

The Spring Rising tour stopped by Tucson at The Rock for a night that all who attended would remember. All the bands, from The Steppas to Through the Roots were chill, ready to talk, and ready to play.

Reviewer: 
Dalal Kaddoura

Spring Rising Tour

Acts: 
The Steppas
Acts: 
New Kingston
Acts: 
Through The Roots
Concert Date: 
Thu, 05/08/2014
Location: 
The Rock

The Spring Rising tour stopped by Tucson at The Rock for a night that all who attended would remember. All the bands, from The Steppas to Through the Roots were chill, ready to talk, and ready to play.

Reviewer: 
Dalal Kaddoura

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

Acts: 
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Acts: 
Perhaps
Concert Date: 
Mon, 05/05/2014
Location: 
Solar Culture

When I arrived, Perhaps had already started playing. Their set seemed to be comprised of one very long song, or perhaps many, played seamlessly without breaks. They played a really complex sort of prog rock, with tons of key, tempo, and time changes. It seemed that as soon as you figured out at what pace to bob your head, the music had already shifted to a different pace. What made this fact all the more interesting was the fact that much of their performance seemed improvised which simply makes the mosaic nature of the performance all the more impressive.

Reviewer: 
Jakub Safar

Dan Croll @ 191 Toole

Acts: 
Dan Croll
Acts: 
Panama Wedding
Concert Date: 
Fri, 05/02/2014
Location: 
Club Congress

191 Toole's dim, intimate warehouse is known for hosting some pretty obscure indie outfits for Tucson's music lovers, but on this Friday it was brought to life by the alt-pop talents of Dan Croll and Panama Wedding. It was both bands' first ever stops in Tucson and the second-to-last night of their national tour, and the small crowd welcomed them with lots of applause and dancing feet.

Reviewer: 
Tatum Schranz

Panama Wedding's Peter Kirk, interviewed by Tatum Schranz

This past Friday at 191 Toole I caught up with Peter Kirk, frontman of budding indie outfit Panama Wedding. The band opened for Dan Croll (full concert review here!) and hung out at the merch table after their set, which is where I was able to find out more about Panama Wedding’s start, what’s in store for the future, and some pretty interesting connections they have in the business.

AZ WILD WILD WEST FEST

Acts: 
Mystic Roots
Acts: 
The Missing Parts
Acts: 
Melvin Seales & JGB
Acts: 
Top Dead Center
Acts: 
Haymarket Squares
Concert Date: 
Fri, 04/25/2014
Location: 
Terresante/Harmony and Health Ranch

1st ANNUAL WILD WILD WEST FEST

ART, MUSIC, SUSTAINABILITY

 

Two weeks ago Tucson’s 8 Minutes to Burn (reggae/funk/world fusion/jam band) hosted the first annual Wild Wild West Fest, the newest live music, arts and sustainability festival in the Southwest. The three-day fest kicked off Friday April 25th, and though the turn out this year was small, the spirit was high.

Reviewer: 
Brittne MacCleary

Chromeo

Acts: 
Tokimonsta
Acts: 
Chromeo
Concert Date: 
Sat, 04/19/2014
Location: 
Marquee Theatre

The electrofunk duo, Chromeo, performed April 19th at The Marquee in Tempe, Arizona. Tokimonsta, the American electronic music producer and DJ, opened up the show for Chromeo Saturday night. Her performance was captivating, but did not resemble her typical sound. I attribute this to the fact that she was opening for a more mainstream artist. My personal favorite track of Tokimonsta is Darkest (Dim), but unfortunately she did not play it on Saturday. Her set mostly revolved around her newest album titled Half Shadows, which I recommend you check out.

Reviewer: 
McKenzie Storey

Chromeo

Acts: 
Tokimonsta
Acts: 
Chromeo
Concert Date: 
Sat, 04/19/2014
Location: 
Marquee Theatre

The electrofunk duo, Chromeo, performed April 19th at The Marquee in Tempe, Arizona. Tokimonsta, the American electronic music producer and DJ, opened up the show for Chromeo Saturday night. Her performance was captivating, but did not resemble her typical sound. I attribute this to the fact that she was opening for a more mainstream artist. My personal favorite track of Tokimonsta is Darkest (Dim), but unfortunately she did not play it on Saturday. Her set mostly revolved around her newest album titled Half Shadows, which I recommend you check out.

Reviewer: 
McKenzie Storey

Chromeo

Acts: 
Tokimonsta
Acts: 
Chromeo
Concert Date: 
Sat, 04/19/2014
Location: 
Marquee Theatre

The electrofunk duo, Chromeo, performed April 19th at The Marquee in Tempe, Arizona. Tokimonsta, the American electronic music producer and DJ, opened up the show for Chromeo Saturday night. Her performance was captivating, but did not resemble her typical sound. I attribute this to the fact that she was opening for a more mainstream artist. My personal favorite track of Tokimonsta is Darkest (Dim), but unfortunately she did not play it on Saturday. Her set mostly revolved around her newest album titled Half Shadows, which I recommend you check out.

Reviewer: 
McKenzie Storey
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