Music notes: What's happening in Tucson's music scene

2014-05-29T00:00:00Z Music notes: What's happening in Tucson's music sceneBy Gerald M. Gay Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
Neon Trees brings
pop hits to Rialto

Neon Trees, easily the most popular contemporary pop band to come out of Provo, Utah, is heading to Tucson for a show at the Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St., Wednesday.

The group has been touring the country promoting its latest release, “Pop Psychology,” featuring the catchy 1980s throwback track, “Sleeping With a Friend.”

The band will be joined by Smallpools and Nightmare and the Cat.

Doors open at 7 p.m. The music begins at 8. Tickets are $22-$27 through the Rialto box office, 740-1000.

Tony Furtado has gig
at Monterey Court

Singer-songwriter and regular Tucson visitor Tony Furtado lands for a gig at Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile, Saturday.

Furtado is playing Tucson with his 2012 album/DVD “Live at Mississippi Studios” in tow. The release was recorded in Portland, Oregon, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $18,000.

Furtado is sure to play some fan favorites during his Tucson visit, including “The Ghost of Blind Willie Johnson” and “False Hearted Lover.”

Salvador Duran opens the 7 p.m. show. Tickets are $15 in advance through brownpapertickets.com and $20 at the door. Visit montereycourtaz.com for more information.

Moody Blues member plays solo show at Fox

Justin Hayward, a key member of the Moody Blues will blend Moody’s hits with songs off of his most recent solo project, “Spirits of the Western Sky” at the Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress. St.

The Moody Blues has more than 14 platinum and gold discs to its name. The band has sold more than 71 million albums in its 50 years in existence.

Hayward’s show begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $27-$69 through the Fox box office, 547-3040.

Stephen Stills in town rocking retrospective

Stephen Stills, known best for his roles in the bands Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills and Nash, has a solo show planned for the Fox on Tuesday.

Stills is taking a break from The Rides — his latest project with guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd — to perform some of his hits in both acoustic and electric formats.

The tour is in part to promote his career retrospective box set, “Carry On.”

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $36-$102 through the Fox box office, 547-3040.

Double Sonoran dogs
at fundraiser

Sample some Sonoran dogs while listening to The Sonoran Dogs at Hacienda Del Sol, 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road, next Thursday.

The local bluegrass band featuring master flat-picker Peter McLaughlin will perform a set to help raise money for Integrative Touch for Kids, a nonprofit that provides healing options to children with special needs.

The evening will include a Sonoran dog meal. It begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $85 with VIP specials available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit integrativetouch.org

Also playing…

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., Wednesday.

The Great Gig in the Sky at the Rialto Theatre Friday.

Gerald M. Gay

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