Monday, January 01, 2007

Local artists releasing CDs in January


2006 ended with a flurry of CD release parties from local musicians, and the train keeps rolling right into 2007. Take note of these great new discs hitting the streets over the next month:

Afrodelic Stegosaurchestra, winners of the Arizona Daily Star's 2006 High School Battle of the Bands, will be unleashing their new self-titled album at Solar Culture Gallery this Wednesday, January 3rd. If you're a fan of artists like Fela Kuti and Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, you'll most certainly enjoy the afrobeat dance grooves performed by the young lads in AfroSteg. The show will be kicking off around 8pm, with an opening performance by Lungs Geronimo Lungs.

On Friday, January 5th, Club Congress will host the release party for Desert Mountain District, a compilation of Tucson indie and alternative rock put out by Inchworm Records. Portions of the proceeds from the CD will benefit Area 520, a downtown organization aiming to nuture and develop Tucson's youth culture through "artistic expression, healthy living, community engagement, and professional development." The doors open at 7pm, and artists performing include Love Mound, Chango Malo, Found Dead on the Phone, The Jons, Bark Bark Bark, and The Provocative Whites.

Other artists that appear on the CD include The American Black Lung, The Crowd, La Cerca, The Swim, George Squier Orchestra, Winelord, The Matrix 2: The Legend of Curly's Gold, Golden Boots, and Bombs for the Bored.

Club Congress is host to yet another CD release party on Friday, January 19th, when James London drops his new album, James London's Solo Jamboree. The show kicks off at 10pm with opening performances by Mostly Bears and SKITN. You can catch a sneak preview when James London appears on the live segment of Locals Only beginning at 9pm on Monday, January 15th.

Finally, KXCI releases the latest installment in our Live From Studio 2A series, Locals Only Volume 4, with a release party at Plush on Friday, February 2nd. You can pick up the CD in advance through this link on our website, but you'll want to mark your calendar for the release party as well. There'll be an early lounge performance by Duo Sonido from 6pm-8pm, and then we invade the back room starting at 8pm with performances by 8 of the compilation artists. Keep checking the KXCI blog for more details as the event draws closer!

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