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    Five local concerts to see this month

    Savannah Douglas / The Daily Wil
    Savannah Douglas / The Daily Wildcat The Rialto Theatre will be hosting many upcoming concerts in October.

    Tucson has a lot of great artists coming through for shows at many different venues near campus. These concerts are a great way to escape campus and an opportunity to get together with friends for some good music. The following artists will all be in Tucson through the end of the month, and there is a variety of choices for every kind of musical taste.

    1. Goatroper, Ape Machine, and The Burning of Rome will be at The Flycatcher on Monday at 9 p.m. This will be a lively concert due to the music variety. From country music to punk rock, the diverse music presented by these different groups will be blasting all night. Three bands in one night for a $5 cover — a good concert to see if you want to get your money’s worth.

    2. Ray LaMontagne will be at the Fox Tucson Theatre on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. This is a highly-anticipated concert due to the fame the singer has recently received. He has a unique vocal style, and he writes all of his own songs. This is definitely a concert to see if you have the money for it. The tickets are priced fairly high, around $42 to $108, but the concert should be worth it.

    3. The Wanda Junes will be at The Flycatcher on Saturday at 8 p.m. The band is fairly unknown; there are not many reviews, and there are only a few videos here and there. However, the band’s hype has been building in Tucson, and the concert should be an exciting surprise for many fans of underground music and concerts. The price is $5.

    4. Jimmy Eat World and the Minibosses will be at The Rialto Theatre on Oct. 29; doors opens at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Jimmy Eat World is famous for songs such as “The Middle” and “Sweetness” from the early 2000s. The Minibosses are a progressive rock band originally from Massachusetts. They are perhaps best known for their video game music covers. This concert promises to be very upbeat, and if anyone wants a throwback to the better years, then Jimmy Eat World and the Minibosses should be a nostalgic experience. Tickets are $22 to $32.

    5. Chicha Dust and DJ Dirtyverbs will be at Hotel Congress on Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. Instead of handing out candy to toddlers this Halloween, consider checking out this psychedelic rock band based out of Tucson. Chicha Dust is known for its lively and loud Cumbia style of music. DJ Dirtyverbs plays beats from around the world for a “global club” feel. This will definitely be a great show to see for any students interested in music with some foreign flavor. Tickets are $5.


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