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    Summer concerts in the Dirty T: June edition

    Correction 6/8/16: This story originally stated that ASIAN FRED has four members, but it actually has five. According corrections have been made. 

    If you’re reading this you — like our crew over here at the Summer Wildcat — are living your summer in Tucson. That’s a ballsy move, reader. You’ve taken a real risk here, seeing as Tucson summers — in their 100-plus-degree-heat glory — appear overtly mundane. We get it. But trust us, your summer in the Dirty T can be loads of fun, thanks to tours from local and national musicians and bands alike.

    Without further ado: here are our top 10 Tucson concert picks for the month of June (and be sure to stay posted for our upcoming July and August picks, too).


    ASIAN FRED is a funky local group. Groove to the five piece’s beachy, psychedelic tunes for only $5. Just don’t forget to rip your bong a couple times before heading to The Flycatcher. 

  • When: Saturday, June 25
  • Where: The Flycatcher

    June 11 will be #ThrowbackSaturday at the Rialto thanks to the mom-approved Los Lonely Boys. Come on — you know “Heaven” was your 7 year-old self’s jam. Cop your tickets for 34 to 47 bucks here.

  • When: Saturday June 11
  • Where: Rialto Theatre

    Remember when iTunes would give you a bunch of mediocre songs for free just for purchasing an iPod? Good Old War’s “That’s Some Dream” was one of those, but it’s actually good. The indie two-piece should put on a chill show that will inspire you to hug a stranger. Get your tickets here.

  • When: Sunday June 26
  • Where: Club Congress
  • 4. BAD SUNS

    Bad Suns bring a funky brand of Los Angeles alt-pop reminiscent of Two Door Cinema Club and Metro Station, and it will make you want to shake it. Buy your tickets for 18 to 20 bucks a pop here.

  • When: Thursday June 30
  • Where: Club Congress

    Kscope described The Receiver as a “symphonic dream-prog duo,” and after listening to “To Battle an Island,” I think I agree. Think of Linkin-Park-meets-Kevin-Parker vibes. Admission is free.

  • When: Saturday June 11
  • Where: Sky Bar

    Lo-Fi. Indie rock. So chill. These all describe Oakland-based  Rogue Wave’s classic California-brand, guitar-driven tunes. If that’s your cuppa — tickets range from $18 to $20 on the Rialto website.

  • When: Wednesday June 15
  • Where: Rialto Theatre
  • 7. CURREN$Y

    Do you like Ne-Yo? R-Kelley? General early 2000’s soft R&B? If yes, you will probably dig Curren$y’s upcoming Rialto show. Tickets are $23-26 here.

  • When: Sunday June 12
  • Where: Rialto Theatre

    Support the Tucson born-and-raised group The Desert Beats. Their “desert garage rock-and-roll” tunes should be pretty interesting. Best part about the show? Admission isfree.

  • When: Saturday June 11
  • Where: The Flycatcher

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