Electronic and hip-hop music to fill midway

In keeping with the spirit of Spring Fling and the Pima County Fair, Big Room Group will roll out its Midway Music Festival and Carnival on Friday.

The promotions company, specializing in electronic artists, is playing host to the DJ Diplo, rapper 2 Chainz and the dance music group Krewella at the Farmer John meatpacking plant, otherwise known as the Slaughter House, 1102 W. Grant Road.

The evening event starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $35-$55 through midwayaz.com online.

Coachella brings Band of Horses to Tucson

Indio, Calif.'s premier rock fest, Coachella, is part of the reason why so many top-notch bands are coming through Tucson this week.

That includes Band of Horses, which has a gig planned for the Rialto on Monday.

The Seattle-born group has been playing together since 2004 and has drawn comparisons to classic rock bands such as America and the Eagles.

It is touring off of its 2012 release, "Mirage Rock."

The show, at 318 E. Congress St., starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 the day of the show. 740-1000. Tuareg Rebels to Play at club congress

If you are looking for a unique musical experience, try the band Tinariwen at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., on Tuesday.

The group is made up mostly of former Tuareg rebels from northern Mali, who turned to music during their time in Mali, Libya and Algeria.

Discovered by the French band Lo'Jo in 1998, Tinariwen has performed its traditional tunes to audiences around the world.

Its latest album, "Tassili," won a Grammy for best world music album in 2012.

Tinariwen takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20. 622-8848.

Gerald M. Gay