This is shaping up to be a great late spring for live music in Tucson.
Even just at the Rialto Theatre there's a string of shows as good as any I can remember: Calexico, Cowboy Junkies, X, Rancid, the RZA, Drive-By Truckers, Steve Earle & Allison Moorer and Mike Ness, just through the end of June. How's that for variety?
And over at Club Congress we've got Kathleen Edwards, Von Bondies, the Bell-Rays, Helio Sequence and Islands.
Plush is bringing to town American Music Club, Sea Wolf, Clinic, the Liars, Limbeck and Grand Archives.
Solar Culture is hosting Shearwater, Frog Eyes and Fleet Foxes.
And that's surely not all, just what's really jumped out at me already. And there are some fantastic shows already booked for July...
Kathleen Edwards - Copied Keys
Helio Sequence - Can't Say No
Calexico - Alone Again Or (live)
Steve Earle & Allison Moorer - Coming Around (live)
Mike Ness - Sweet Virginia (live with Eddie Vedder and Beck)
Shearwater - Rooks
Check out the Tucson Weekly's interview with Kathleen Edwards.