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    “Are you ready to rock, Tucson?”

    Do you want to rock ‘n’ roll and party every night? This summer there are some really great bands that are coming to Tucson. Check out these local venues to see some of your favorite bands.

    The Rialto Theater

    Sunday, May 24 – The Crystal Method. The Crystal Method will be showing off their techno skills along with L.A. Riots. The Crystal Method is a duo whose blend of electronic-dance music and rock is sure to have the crowd jumping and dancing. The show is for all ages, general admission is $23 and the doors open at 8 p.m. with the show beginning at 8:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, June 2 – The Alkaline Trio. Now, when one thinks of alcoholism, depression, drugs, blasphemy and fire, one can’t help but get a little, well, depressed. However, the Alkaline Trio takes these issues and somehow transforms them into catchy, punk songs. With hits such as “”Mercy Me”” and “”Time To Waste,”” the crowd will not be disappointed. As of right now, the Alkaline Trio is playing just by themselves, but keep a look out to see if any other bands sign up to play with them. This show is also for all ages. Admission is $18 in advance and $21 the day of the concert. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

    Thursday, June 11 – Matisyahu. Everyone remembers Matisyahu when he first emerged back in 2004 dressed as a Hasidic Jew and making catchy beats. Matisyahu will be playing along with K’Naan and Dub Trio. Matisyahu’s smooth sounding reggae is sure to be as fun as it is relaxing. The show is for all ages. Admission is $26. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

    Monday, Aug. 17 – Los Lonely Boys. How far is heaven? Why not ask the Los Lonely Boys themselves when they perform at the Rialto? The Los Lonely Boys’ most popular single, “”How Far Is Heaven?,”” has earned them big recognition and a big following. The show is for all ages and is $31 dollars for admission. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is set to start at 8 p.m.

    The Rock

    Tuesday, June 23 – Breathe

    Carolina. Breathe Carolina is a blend of techno and emo. This is a unique blend which, despite the screaming, contains songs with catchy beats that you feel like dancing to. Performing with Breathe Carolina is TV/TV, Fatal Affliction and The Higher. The concert is for all ages and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are available through

    Wednesday, June 24 – A Day To Remember. A Day To Remember is a punk/emo band that sounds a lot like Four Year Strong. A Day To Remember emerged into the music scene in 2005, and since then have put out four full-length albums and signed on to Victory Records. Some of their more popular songs are: “”The Downfall of Us All,”” “”You Had Me At Hello”” and “”If It Means a Lot to You.”” Also performing with A Day To Remember is TV/TV (again), Tonight We Have Rhythm and We Draw the Tide. The show is for all ages and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are available through

    Hotel Congress

    Friday, May 15 – Horrorpops. The Horrorpops are a trio known for their versatility, much like Triple Double. They have played ska, new wave, surf, goth, metal and all sorts of other varieties of rock and their shows have always been spectacular to watch. What better way to end the school year than to go see an awesome concert. The Horrorpops will be playing with special guests (they weren’t named). This show is for all ages and admission is $13 in advance and $15 at the door. The doors open at 6 p.m.


    Tuesday, June 9 – Au Revoir

    Simone with Taken By Trees. Now, I know most people have probably never heard of either of these bands, I know I haven’t. The reason I put these bands on this list is because the lead singer for Taken By Trees,

    Victoria Bergsman, was featured in the song “”Young Folks”” by the band, Peter, Bjorn and John. Her voice is very melodic and soothing which helps out the sparse, melancholic sound that is Taken By Trees. The doors open at 8:30 p.m. at Plush with Taken By Trees going on at 10 p.m. and followed by Au Revoir Simone at 11 p.m. Tickets are $10.

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