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    Photos: 5 reasons to see George Lopez live

    George Lopez is celebrating 40 years as a stand up comic with his ‘The Wall’ tour this year. Lopez was originally scheduled for this performance in May, but a lightning storm caused the performance to be postponed. Over 4400 fans filled the venue and the show went on without a hitch on June 1. Lopez...
  • 5 reasons to see Meek Mill live

    5 reasons to see Meek Mill live

    Meek Mill is arguably one of the most prevalent names in the hip-hop community today. Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, the 32-year-old lyricist has one of the most compelling discographies in the genre. With a countless amount of mixtapes from the early stages in his career and four critically...
  • 5 reasons to see Idles live

    5 reasons to see Idles live

    May 24, 2019,  Night one of the 2 night stint for Bristol based punk band IDLES came at the start of the Memorial Day Weekend. On a weekend that would normally find the city filled with tourists and vacant of its residents,  IDLES managed to sell out 2 nights at the Great American Music Hall (not to...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Alejandra Guzman live

    Alejandra Guzman has been a musical rock icon in Mexico and Latin America since the1990s.  She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Add songwriter, musician and actress to her many accomplishments and you have one of the most well rounded entertainers in show business. Guzman made a return...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Vanilla Ice live

    Over the last few years, there have been several packaged tours cashing in on music nostalgia that had multiple performers in the lineup. The attraction of the lineup had hit songs that fans played repetitively at the height of their popularity. Two years ago AXS reviewed ‘I Love the 90s’ with...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Hunter Hayes live

    Fans were thrilled to have multi-genre singer Hunter Hayes return to the Rialto stage after many years on May 21. Hayes was a young boy then and he has returned as a man. The packed house demonstrates that his fan base is predominantly young women, but not exclusively. The ‘Closer To You’ tour is in...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Gary Clark Jr. live

    Photos: 5 reasons to see Gary Clark Jr. live Gary Clark Jr. has been creating a significant buzz since his EP release of 2011. The Austin, Texas native’s live performances have been epic. Eric Clapton selected Clark to perform at his Crossroads Guitar Festival as early as 2010 to play alongside all...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Tedeschi Trucks Band live

    Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB) made a long overdue return visit to Tucson on May 14. The packed Tucson Music Hall hasn’t rocked this hard in many a night. The band just completed the European leg of their 2019 tour. The tour is in support of their most recent album, Signs. Many fans feel that the blues...
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    Photos: Best moments from 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, weekend 1

    The 50th year of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival started later in the day due to a massive storm Thursday morning on April 25. A little rain and some mud were not going to keep the spectacular show from going on. Late in the afternoon, the rain had subsided and the weather was picture...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Brothers Osborne live

    The Brothers Osborne was a part of the star-studded lineup of 2019’s Country Thunder (CT) Arizona that took place in Florence, AZ on April 11-14. They have been touring with Dierks Bentley for the last three weeks. And this was the last tour stop for a while. T.J. Osborne mentioned that they saved...
  • 5 reasons to see Health live

    5 reasons to see Health live

    It has been nearly 4 years since HEALTH last set foot on stage in the Bay Area, the fact that they just dropped their latest album Vol 4: Slaves of Fear gave them a perfect reason to kick off a new tour. Testing out their new material over seas, HEALTH set off on a massive four part European tour...
  • 5 reasons to see Less Than Jake live

    5 reasons to see Less Than Jake live

    Most '90s ska-punk bands have disbanded due to the genre falling out of the public eye, but Less Than Jake continues to forge forward. Their continued popularity is due to a hectic tour schedule -- over 100 dates per year -- and arguably the most energetic live show in the industry. Here's a look at...
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    5 reasons to see Ice Cube live

    Rapper and silver screen star Ice Cube has returned to the concert stage for a handful of cherry-picked tour dates, including the newly announced Louder Than Life 2019 lineup. The award-winning lyricist, producer, actor and director began his music career nearly 30 years ago with iconic rap group N...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Jimmie Vaughan live

    Jimmie Vaughan has established himself as a blues performer legend for many years. Vaughan is well known as Stevie Ray Vaughan’s older brother. He ran away from home when he was 14 years old to begin his career as a blues guitarist and he has never looked back. He founded the Fabulous Thunderbirds...
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    5 reasons to see Old Dominion live

    After a two-week spring break, Old Dominion’s Make It Sweet Tour resumed in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Alliant Energy Center on March 28.  Lead singer Matthew Ramsey was excited to return to the stage, given it was his first time back on “two feet” following his recent leg surgery. He took every...
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    5 reasons to see Experience Hendrix live

    The legacy of Jimi Hendrix is alive and well as the Experience Hendrix Tour is on the road again for its annual tour. It trekked through the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, WI, on March 20. Here are the five best reasons to catch this year's incarnation of the tour.   1. Jimi Hendrix...
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    5 reasons to see James Blake live

    James Blake has made quite the transition since starting ten years ago. After releasing his EP  Air & Lack Thereof to already rave reviews, he went on to release his self-titled debut album in 2011, also receiving critical acclaim. His follow up, 2013's Overgrown, received much more praise. The...
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    5 reasons to see Michael Bublé live

    Michael Bublé is back and better than ever, performing to a sold-out crowd at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, on March 17 during his latest tour, "An Evening with Michael Bublé." Here are five reasons to catch Michael Bublé in concert! 1. That voice Musically speaking, Bublé brought new songs from...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see The Revivalists live

    The Revivalists made their first stop at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre on March 13. The band’s trademark full-throttle energy show left Tucsonans wanting more of this great band. The tour is in support of their latest album release, Take Good Care.   The show was two hours of hard-hitting music and...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Eric Benet live

    The Tucson Urban League sponsored an appearance by Eric Benet at the Fox Theatre as a part of their “An Evening in Black and White” fundraising event on March 7. The evening was a blend of music and an award ceremony. The mission of the Tucson Urban League is to advance the economic and social...
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