Peter, Paul play the Fox, remember Mary

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, two-thirds of the folk trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, will perform at the Fox Tucson Theatre Friday.

Yarrow and Stookey, who rose to fame with Mary Travers during the folk revival of the 1960s with songs such as “If I Had a Hammer” and “Puff (the Magic Dragon),” have been touring on their own since Travers’ death in 2009.

Travers had been fighting leukemia since 2004.

The duo continues to perform in her memory.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40-$55 through the Fox box office, 547-3040.

Cray returns to Tucson

Robert Cray will have “Nothin but Love” for Tucson when he plays the Rialto Theatre on Saturday.

Cray’s latest album, his 16th release, rolls out  10 solid tracks, including “I’m Done Cryin’, ” a song that reflects the effects of the economic downturn.

The project features drummer Tony Braunagel, keyboardist Jim Pugh and bassist Richard Cousins, with Kevin Shirley in the producer’s chair.

The Rialto show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$42 through the Rialto box office, 740-1000.

Of Montreal

and Big Freedia

Fill your evening with a double dose of two very different styles of music at the Express Yo’ Self Extravaganza Tuesday at Club Congress.

The show will feature two talented acts with eclectic backgrounds — Of Montreal from Athens, Ga.,  and Big Freedia from New Orleans.

Of Montreal will perform rock picks from its latest album “Lousy with Sylvianbriar,” which came out in October.

The recording was influenced by the likes of the Grateful Dead, Flying Burrito Brothers and Neil Young.

Freedia, also known as Freddie Ross, is one of the foremost purveyors of bounce music, a style of New Orleans hip-hop that rose to national attention after being featured on the HBO series “Treme.”

Doors open for the Tucson show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16-$18 through the Hotel Congress box office, 622-8848.

Also playing ...

John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett performing a sold-out show tonight at the Fox.

The Maryland rock band Clutch at the Rialto Theatre Friday.

Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco at the Rialto Sunday.

Horror punk players The Misfits at the Rialto Monday followed by the industrial band KMFDM, also at the Rialto, on Tuesday.

Gerald M. Gay

By Gerald M. Gay