Spring Club Crawl
89 bands play downtown Saturday
Get ready for some beer poured from a truck: it's Club Crawl
If you haven’t celebrated the pleasures of springtime in the desert yet, its time to crawl out from under that rock before the sun starts blasting us. This Saturday’s Club Crawl is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a balmy night and to savor the best of Tucson’s music scene.
The event features 89 acts (at time of writing, subject to change) on a mere 25 stages, spread out within walking distance over the downtown/Fourth Avenue area. The musical styles range from hardcore rock to vivid folk, Tejano, indie pop, blues, and neo-punk.
Indoor venues include the Rialto Theatre, the Screening Room and various restaurants and bars. There are also numerous outdoor stages for grooving under the stars.
Artists include local favorites Greyhound Soul, the Dusty Buskers, Big Galoot, the Mission Creeps, Hipster Daddy-O and the Hand Grenades, and the dean of Tucson music, Al Perry. Full listings and venue schedules are available here.
Although the event highlights many of the working musicians of Tucson, it also showcases select national and Arizona bands.
Out-of-towners include Darren Hoff and the Hard Times from Austin, Texas, Orange County’s Dusty Rhodes and the River Band; San Francisco’s Triple Cobra; and San Diego's swamp-pop outfit The Fremonts, featuring Mighty Joe Milsap. Maricopa County bands include Phoenix’s Ziroh and Via Vengeance and Violet Wild from Tempe.
The downside? The event is for 21 and over only. Tickets are $8 in advance at either Zia Records location; $10 the night of the event. Gates open and the music starts at 7 pm and goes until 2 am.
For more information, call 795-1420.
Disclosure: Sentinel staffer Maggie Golston is playing Club Crawl.