Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Big Brother & The Holding Company

Janis Joplin's original band, Big Brother & the Holding Company, come to Tucson on Friday, September 17th in an all ages KXCI benefit concert at the Rialto Theatre.

Advance tickets are available here,  or by calling the Rialto at (520) 740-1000. You can also purchase tickets at Tucson-area Bookman's locations and at 17th Street Market.

Tucson's Grateful Dead cover band, Top Dead Center, open the show at 8pm.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Celebrate 1970 - did we ever!

A big THANK YOU! to everyone who attended our Celebrate 1970 concert Saturday night at the Rialto Theatre. The benefit concert was a smashing success and a ton of fun. We'll put the proceeds from the show to good use at Your Community Radio.

We'd like to thank all of the performers who donated their time and talent: Chris Holiman, The Tangelos, The Wayback Machine, Namoli Brennet, Drama Club, Cheepness, Leila Lopez and her band, Top Dead Center, Whole Lotta Zep and Gaza Strip.

We also want to thank our decorators at Hippie Gypsy, our backroom caterers from Sunflower Farmers Market, our food vendors (Govinda's, Cafe 54 and Adventure Coffee Roasting), everyone from the Rialto Theatre, and the dozens of on-air and off-air KXCI volunteers who lent a hand.

And most of all, we'd like to thank YOU for attending!

For those who have asked, we will be airing selections from the concert in a KXCI special in September; stay tuned to KXCI for exact dates and times.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

KXCI Announces Celebrate 1970 Benefit Lineup

KXCI's "Celebrate 1970" benefit concert
This Saturday @ the Rialto Theatre
All ages, 5pm show

KXCI Celebrates 1970 with an all ages benefit show. Following up on last year's 40th anniversary tribute to Woodstock, we're now celebrating the great music of 1970 with a concert featuring local musicians playing sets from the albums that rocked 1970.

Tickets are available now at the Rialto Theatre: (520) 740-1000 and http://rialtotheatre.com/event_pop.php?id=812

5:15-5:40 Chris Holiman performing:
James Taylor- Sweet Baby James
5:50-6:15 The Tangelos performing:
Van Morrison- Moondance
6:25-6:50 The Wayback Machine performing:
The Band- Stage Fright
7:00-7:25 Namoli Brennet performing:
Simon & Garfunkel- Bridge Over Troubled Water
7:35-8:00 Drama Club performing:
Ike & Tina Turner- Come Together
8:10-8:35 Cheepness performing:
Neil Young- After The Gold Rush
8:45-9:10 Leila Lopez performing:
The Beatles- Let It Be
9:20-9:45 Top Dead Center performing:
Grateful Dead- American Beauty/Workingman's Dead
10:00-10:50 Whole Lotta Zep performing:
Led Zeppelin- III (and some other early Zep)
11:05-11:30 Gaza Strip performing:
Black Sabbath- Black Sabbath

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

1970. A great year in music. August 28th, 2010 @ the Rialto Theater. A great day in Tucson

JAMES TAYLOR wraps up a tour with Carole King. A new Jimi Hendrix album makes its debut in the Top 5. Elton John has joined forces with one of his heroes, the extremely hirsute singer-pianist Leon Russell. Fans think music should be free for the taking.
Is this 2010 — or 1970? The answer, strangely enough, is: both. 

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