California rocker and songwriter Mikal Cronin steps out of his garage, figuratively speaking, and into Club Congress Saturday for a concert in support of his well-received new album, "MCII."


Songwriter cronin hits club congress

Songwriter Mikal Cronin will bring his garage pop tunes from his creatively titled and highly praised album, "MCII" to Club Congress Saturday.

The California rocker has received good marks from critics on the latest project, released last month on Merge Records.

Spin said Cronin "delivers a performance that's both deeply confident and convincingly vulnerable."

Paste Magazine called the effort "a nuanced collage of quintessentially 'California' pop songs."

Cronin's show at Congress begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $8.

Bob Log III to play show at congress tonight

Tucson son Bob Log III, the helmet-headed slide guitarist with a penchant for good blues and "Boob Scotch" has a performance at Club Congress tonight.

Log is known for his raucous music and wild stage shows. When he isn't touring, the former Doo Rag member divides his time between Tucson and Melbourne, Australia.

The 21-and-older show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $11 in advance through Congress, 622-8848 or $13 at the door.

Air supply sings songs of love friday at fox

Whether you are all out of love or simply lost in it, chances are you'll need a little Air Supply to get you by this Friday night.

The duo, Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell, romanced a generation of women through the 1970s and '80s with their lyrics about love won and lost.

The two continue to tour and have sold more than 100 million albums through the years.

The Tucson show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29-$74 through the Fox box office, 547-3040.

Motown retrospective to raise money for nonprofit

The music of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and other Motown favorites will be celebrated Saturday at the Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road.

Local groups The George Howard Band and True Devotion will perform a retrospective of Motown favorites to raise funds for the Tucson Musician Museum's mentorship program.

The evening begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10. Call 917-2467 for more information.

Triple double plays for kickstarter campaign

The Triple Double Band will play a free show on the Hotel Congress plaza Friday to help launch a Kickstarter campaign that will raise funds for a new album.

It will be the fifth release for the band, but the first time its members have gone through the crowdfunding website for financial support.

The plan is to have the new release out by the end of the year.

Oracle Jayne's Station opens the 9 p.m. show. Call 622-8848 for more information.

KXCI House Rockin' Blues show to hit El Casino in July

Tickets are on sale for KXCI's House Rockin' Blues Review at El Casino Ballroom, 437 E. 26th St., on July 19.

Southern California rockabilly band The Paladins will headline with guests, Tom Walbank, Mike Eldred, the Bad News Blues Band, Bob Corritore and others.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance through KXCI, Antigone Books, the Folk Shop and the Parish. They are $15 at the door. Call 623-1000 for more info.

Also Playing...

• Ska band Streetlight Manifesto visiting the Rialto Wednesday as part of its "End of the Beginning" final tour. 740-1000.

• The Florida-born rock group Anberlin also performing Wednesday at The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave.

Gerald M. Gay