Music briefs

2014-05-01T00:00:00Z Music briefsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 01, 2014 12:00 am  • 
Jeselnik takes comedic jabs in town Saturday

Stand-up comedian Anthony Jeselnik brings his wicked sense of humor to the Rialto Theatre Saturday.

Jeselnik, host of the short-lived “Jeselnik Offensive” on Comedy Central, is known for his dark comedy and unfiltered jabs at taboo, sometimes offensive topics

The evening starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.50 through the Rialto box office, 740-1000.

DeLon to play gig
at Hog Pit Smokehouse

Country crooner DeLon will perform his brand of classic country music at the Hog Pit Smokehouse Bar and Grill from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

This is his first show since he played the Hog Pit March 9.  This will be his last show at the Hog Pit until the fall.

Admission is free. The Hog Pit, known for its pulled pork and barbecue, is at 6910 E. Tanque Verde Road near Kolb and Grant roads.

A first as Gloria Trevi delves into English

Latin pop singer Gloria Trevi is trying something new. For the first time in her nearly 30-year career, the Mexican musician recorded a song with English lyrics, called “Habla Blah Blah” for her 2013 album, “De Película.”

The song was initially released in Spanish, but, “I wanted to record something in English for a very long time,” Trevi said in a press conference at the 25th annual Latin Billboard Conference. “I want to break the language barrier than exists in music.”

It’s unknown whether she’ll perform the track in English or Spanish when she performs the Desert Diamond Center, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road, on Saturday.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$39.50 through online.

McCartney is back
on road, coming to AZ

Paul McCartney is bringing his “Out There” tour to Phoenix’s US Airways Center on Aug. 12.

Tickets ($29.50-$254.75)  go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday through If you have an American Express Card you can get in line earlier; those tickets go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. today and running through 10 p.m. Sunday. 

McCartney’s Aug. 12 concert is his first in Arizona since he opened his “Up and Coming” tour at US Airways Center in March 2010. This tour takes him to 23 cities across North and South America, Europe Japan.

Phoenix is the second to last show on the U.S. leg; all but one of the cities where tickets already have gone on sale have sold out.

Clegg brings S. African acoustic fare

South African singer-songwriter and social activist Johnny Clegg returns to Tucson on Wednesday, hot on the heels of last month’s visit from the Soweto Gospel Choir.

Clegg is touring in promotion of his new collection of acoustic tunes from the album, “Best, Live and Unplugged.”

His music has often infused politics and messages of equality. Clegg told National Public Radio’s “Here & Now” this week that those types of songs aren’t as powerful as they once were.

Clegg’s show Wednesday will take place at the Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $23-$39 through the Fox box office, 547-3040.

Also playing…
  • The Pink Mountaintops
  • at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St., Wednesday.
  • Tom Jones
  • pitching his 40th studio album, “Spirit in the Room,” at the Rialto Wednesday.

Cathalena E. Burch

and Gerald M. Gay

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