Singer-songwriter Pakulis hosts 5th annual Ranch party

Tucson singer-songwriter Kevin Pakulis is hosting his fifth annual Ranch party Oracle's Triangle L. Ranch on Sunday.

The celebration includes the Coyote Supper Club and special musical guests Hadji Banjovi and The Infinite Mercies with Hadji Banjovi and Christopher Byrne on guitars, Liza Salomon on upright bass and Jamie Miller on drums.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Sunday, and the music starts at 6 at the ranch, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road. Tickets are $10 in advance at or $12 at the door. Details: 1-520-623-6732.

Cheech & Chong relive the '70s at AVA show

The counterculture duo of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are rewinding the clock to their pot-fueled 1970s heydays this summer.

But there's a hitch: Marijuana, the central character in the pair's often irreverent comedy, is not the demon it was in their 1978 movie "Up In Smoke."

"Up In Smoke," the 2013 tour, shifts gears to the issue of medical marijuana.

Cheech & Chong, along with 1970s funk giants Tower of Power and War, take the stage at 7 p.m. Sunday at Casino del Sol's AVA, 5655 W. Valencia Road.

There are lawn seats available, but most of the reserved seats are long gone. You can only get single seats in the reserved sections. Tickets are $25 to $85 at

Devo brings new wave Back to the Rialto theatre

Devo's upcoming gig at the Rialto Theatre Friday isn't the most unusual venue the New Wave "Whip It" band has on its touring schedule.

That honor goes to the National History Museum of Los Angeles, which has invited the group to help ring in its 100th anniversary with Wu-Tang Clan co-founder GZA in June.

Beyond L.A., Tucson is one of only three other stops that Devo has planned for 2013. The Old Pueblo kicks off two weekends of shows that include gigs in Las Vegas and San Francisco.

The Rialto performance starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $52-$61 in advance and $56-$66 the day of the show. Call 740-1000 or visit .

Cathalena E. Burch and Gerald M. Gay