Music Briefs: A roundup of Tucson music shows and highlights

2014-05-08T00:00:00Z Music Briefs: A roundup of Tucson music shows and highlightsGerald M. Gay Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
Wainright to serenade Tucsonans at Fox

Loudon Wainright III has an engagement at the Fox Tucson Theatre Friday night.

When he isn’t making cameos in Judd Apatow films, Wainwright is working out poignantly written folk tunes and lending his voice to folk-related projects.

In 2013, Wainwright appeared in the book, “Caffé Lena: Inside America’s Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse,” about the longest running folk-music coffeehouse in the United States.

Wainwright takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18-$44 through foxtucsontheatre.org online.

Sugar Thieves sing
the Blues in Tucson

A longtime staple of the Phoenix blues scene will perform at the Sea of Glass Center for the Arts, 330 E. Seventh St., Saturday.

The Sugar Thieves will perform at the venue at 7:30 p.m. The band formed in Tempe and has been playing around the Valley of the Sun since 2006.

The group has won the Phoenix Blues Society’s Arizona State Blues Showdown three times, in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 the day of the show through Sea of Glass, 398-2542.

Sean Lennon rocks
in new duo

Sean Lennon plays Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St., Wednesday with his girlfriend, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, as part the duo, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger.

Lennon, son of Yoko Ono and the late, great John Lennon, joined forces with Kemp Muhl after meeting her at Coachella eight years ago.

Their music is psychedelic and poppy. The perfect way to spend a Wednesday evening.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-$18 through Club Congress, 622-8848.

fart-Joke aficionados, here’s a show for you

A quick glance at the names of comedian Brian Posehn’s last two CDs — “The Fartist” (2013) and “Fart and Wiener Jokes” (2010) — should give you a general idea of the kind of humor you might see when the stand-up performs at Club Congress tonight.

Posehn’s 6-foot-7-inch frame has made him a distinct face on television and in the movies. He was a regular on “The Sarah Silverman Program” and spent several years on the Laura San Giacomo, NBC sitcom, “Just Shoot Me.”

Posehn’s show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 through hotelcongress.com online.

Gerald M. Gay

Gerald M. Gay

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