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May 2018

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Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit — The two-time Grammy Award winner and his band perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Plaza Theatre, in support of their highly acclaimed album “The Nashville Sound.” Special guest is Richard Thompson. Tickets: $30-$57.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Isbell started his music career in Alabama with the Drive-By Truckers. He has been called by critics one of America’s “thoroughbred songwriters” for hits like “If We Were Vampires.”
  “The Nashville Sound” has been nominated for two 2018 Grammy Awards – Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song.
Thompson Square — The country music duo presents an acoustic performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Centennial Club, 1199 Sgt. E. Churchill, at Fort Bliss. Doors open at 5 p.m. with free pre-show activities. Tickets: $15 (starting April 2 for the general public) at both LTS locations at Freedom Crossing food court and Soldier Activity Center (SAC) or online at Ages 12 and older admitted. Information: 588-8247.

David Sedaris — The best-selling comic author and humorist appears at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $24.75 to $52.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Sedaris, known for his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, has become one of America’s prominent humor writers. Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, Sedaris is the author of “Barrel Fever,” “Holidays on Ice,” “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” and “Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002).” He also is the author of “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary,” a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer.
  He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written a half-dozen plays.
  A forthcoming book of essays, “Calypso,” is set to be published June 2018, and a second volume of his diaries is expected for summer 2019.

Purple Madness — The Tribute to Prince is 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main. Local artists Triple Jack will open the show. An ’80s party follow the performance. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate; advance tickets available at Information: (575) 541-2290 or
  A screening of the Prince cult classic “Purple Rain” is 7 p.m. Friday, April 27. Admission: $8. Combo tickets for both movie and concert available in advance for $20.
  A special three-show package including the Prince performance, Blues Spectacular in May, and Coming Home Tour in June offered through April 26 for $30; details and tickets at

Gordon Lightfoot — The folk/pop legend performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2014, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $46.50-$86.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Lightfoot’s song catalog spans 50 years, including such immortals as, “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” "(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Cold On The Shoulder." He has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. Lightfoot was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, which honored his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ‘70s.

Enrique Bunbury — One of Spain’s most respected rock singers performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39.50, $59.50 and $79.50. (Ticketmaster).
  Bunbury got involved in music in the early 1980s, and joined the group Zumo de Vidrio, in 1984 as lead vocalist. After adopting the nickname of Bunbury, taken from the Oscar Wilde stage play “The Importance of Being Earnest,” the musician teamed up with Héroes del Silencio, becoming a major number in the Hispanic rock scene. The band eventually broke up in 1996 and Bunbury started his solo career in 1997.

Juanes — The multiple Latin Grammy Award, Grammy Award and Billboard Latin Music Award winner and nominee’s “Amarte Tour” is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at El Paso County Coliseum with Mon Laferte. Tickets: $36.95-$126.95; VIP packages start at $375 (Ticketmaster).
  Born in Colombia, Juanes fronted the band Ekhymosis for more than 10 years before breaking out on a successful solo career with his 2000 release, “Fijate Bien,” and his certified platinum second release, “Un Día Normal,” in 2002. He won his first of 23 Grammy Awards in 2008.
  This year, his nominations included Album of the Year and Best Pop/Rock Album for “Mis Planes Son Amarte”; Record of the Year for “Amárrame” with Mon Laferte, and “El Ratico” with Kali Uchis; and Song of the Year and Best Alternative Song for “Amárrame.”

Fleet Foxes — The American indie-folk band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, in support of their first album in six years, “Crack-up.” Tickets: $25.50- $39.50 (Ticketmaster).

Ha*Ash — The sister duo, known to by their fans as the “Sold-Out Queens,” bring their 100 Años Contigo Tour to El Paso 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Plaza Theatre. Their latest album is “30 de febrero.” The album's first single debuted No. 1 in iTunes and entered Spotify's Top 50 Viral Chart. Its official music video has over 27 million views. Tickets: $49.50 to $89.50 (Ticketmaster).

‘La Arpias’ — A live performance of the Spanish language comedy mystery is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $48 to $90 (Ticketmaster).
  Relive the mysterious murder of Marcelo, a millionaire who is found dead in his isolated country house. Eight women are suspects, all of them close to the deceased. Each has a potential secret motive.

Thunder from Down Under — The internationally acclaimed male revue from Australia presents their 2018 “Desert Dreams” World Tour at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Plaza Theatre, with dance, gymnastics, break dancing, colorful costumes, humor and hard bodies. Tickets: $19-$49 (Ticketmaster).

Natalia Lafourcade — The Grammy & Latin Grammy winner performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Plaza Theatre, featuring acoustic guitar duo Los Macorinos. Her October 2017 show at the Plaza sold out. Tickets: $35-$50 (Ticketmaster)
  Lafourcade has won nine Latin Grammy awards, including “Best Folk Album” in 2017 for “Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1)”. Lafourcade won “Best Long Form Video” for “Musas, El Documental.” She was featured on Disney Pixar’s “Coco” soundtrack.
  Lafourcade led all Latin Grammy 2016 winners with five awards for “Hasta La Raiz” including "Song Of The Year," "Recording Of The Year," "Best Alternative Music Album," "Best Alternative Song," and "Best Engineered Album.”

The Paya Brothers — The Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Friday, May 18, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $30-$60 (Ticketmaster).

Blues Spectacular — The blues show featuring national recording artists Ruben V, The Bel Airs, and Tracy Nelson is 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate; advance tickets available at Information: (575) 541-2290 or
  Ruben V has released solo albums and has shared the stage with many Blues legends. The Bel Airs play a danceable mix with an authentic but eclectic sound. Nelson first received acclaim as part of a San Francisco-based band “Mother Earth.”
   A screening of the 1980’s classic “The Blues Brothers” starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd is 7 p.m. Friday, May 18. Admission: $8. Combo tickets for both movie and concert available in advance for $20.

Neon Desert Music Festival — Martin Garrix, At The Drive In, Gucci Mane, and Dillon Francis are among the performers at the 8th annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, in Downtown El Paso, presented by Southwest University. Tickets: $119 two day general admission; VIP packages available. Tickets available at The Headstand, Happy House and online at Information: or on Facebook.
  Other performers include Cardi B, Cafe Tacvba, Third Eye Blind, Farruko, Playboi Carti, GTA, Malaa, The Drums, Bomba Estero, Lany, Lecrae, Caloncho, Cuco, Nao, Cults, Little Jesus, JID, Earthgang, Boogie, Buddy, The Garden, Nick Hirsch, The Swell Kids, Great Shapes, Dulce Mal, Sick.Life, A. Billi Free, Space Captains Collective, Pilots of Venus, Gila Monster, Medvedi, Divine Kegel, Soul Parade, Fat Camp, Sleepspent, Young Deluxe, Wildsters, Mikey Cloud, Mountain Vibes, The Fifth Estate, Cry Baby, Stangus, Matt O. Johnson and The Sandy Ohms.

Timbiriche — The Mexican pop group performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at El Paso County Coliseum. Considered one of the most iconic Latin pop acts of the 1980s and 1990s, Timbiriche started as a children’s group in 1982 and managed to evolve successfully into adulthood. Tickets: $50 to $275 (Ticketmaster).
  Timbiriche’s No. 1, platinum-selling album is “Timbiriche 25.” The band’s hits include “Princesa Tibetana,” “Tú y Yo Somos Uno Mismo,” “Medley Chiquitos,” “Y la Fiesta Comenzó,” and more.

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the borderland premiere of the World Number One Musical May 30-June 10, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$80. (Ticketmaster). VIP packages: $127. Information: 231-1111, or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
  Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 6), Wednesdays, and Thursday (May 31); 8 p.m. Friday shows; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday (June 7).
  More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon, which has won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Tony-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Music by Tony-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

‘Coming Home’ Concert – Four Las Cruces natives — Alyssa Newton, Frank Ray, Bri Bagwell and Josh Grider — will perform together for their home crowd at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate; advance tickets available at Information: (575) 541-2290 or
  Newton released her first single “Somebody Like You.” Ray is a former member of the Las Cruces Police Department and local band Border Avenue. “Rolling Stone” magazine named him as one of the rising Country Artists to watch in 2018. Bagwell has been voted for the 6th consecutive year as the top Female Vocalist in Texas Country. Grider has recorded eight CDs, toured the country and abroad, and started a family. His newest release is “Good People.” Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased at the Rio Grande Theatre or at
  A screening of the movie “Urban Cowboy” is 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Admission: $8. Combo tickets for both movie and concert available in advance for $20.

‘Huevos Revueltos’ Tour — Two of the most iconic Latin pop-rock groups from the ’80s and ’90s, Enanitos Verdes and Hombres G, co-headline their 2018 tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $32.75 to $122.75 (Ticketmaster). VIP packages offered.

Russ — The hip-hop rapper singer-songwriter, producer and audio stream superstar performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, for his “I See You Tour Part 1.” The 25-year-old rising star surpassed 1.1 billion audio streams in the United States, making him one of Nielsen Music’s 30 most streamed artists of 2017. Tickets: $36.95 to $46.95 (Ticketmaster).

Yanni — The legendary performer and composer celebrates the 25th Anniversary of his iconic “Live at the Acropolis” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $60 to $125 (Ticketmaster).
  “Live at the Acropolis” was released in 1994 and was Yanni’s first live album and concert video. Recorded at the Herodes Atticus Theatre in Athens with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra from London, the concert took a year and a half to complete. The album was made into a public television special. “Live at the Acropolis” became the second best selling music video of all time.
  Yanni has also performed at the Taj Mahal in India, the Forbidden City in China, the Royal Albert Hall in England, the Pyramids in Egypt and El Morro in Puerto Rico. He has been awarded more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide and has sold more than 25 million albums around the world.

Jeff Kashiwa — The contemporary jazz saxophonist performs at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main. Having established himself in the 1990s as one of the most diverse Sax Men in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career. Tickets: $35. Information: (575) 541-2290, or on Facebook.
  Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well. In 2004, Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters.

Rockpack Legends of Rock — The rock tour is 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at El Paso County Coliseum, Bobby Kimball (formerly of Toto), Kevin Chalfant (formerly of Journey), Bill Champlin (formerly of Chicago), and John Elefante (formerly of Kansas). Tickets: 40, $50, $65, $80, $90, $120 and $165 (Ticketmaster).
  Rescheduled from May 19; tickets purchased for that date will be honored.

Craig Campbell — The country music singer performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Saturday, June 16, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Pavilion. Tickets: $25-$50 (Ticketmaster).

Glenn Miller Orchestra — The band performs many of the original arrangements of hits by the legendary Glenn Miller at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $46, $55 and $64 (Ticketmaster).
  Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and ’40s. The orchestra, with 20 musicians and singers, performs such classics as “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “String of Pearls” and “Tuxedo Junction.”

Felipe Esparza — The comedian brings his popular “Bad Decisions” Tour to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Plaza Theatre. The winner of NBC's “Last Comic Standing” has worked for years as a stand-up comedian, opening on the road for Gabriel Iglesias and Paul Rodriguez before going on his own. Tickets: $32.50 to $52.50 (Ticketmaster).

Carlos Mencia — The superstar standup comic performs June 28-30, at the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $27.50 ($37.50 first 50 seats; $47.50 VIP booths). Information: 779-LAFF (5233), or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
  “Mind of Mencia” debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. It became one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers.

Pepe Aguilar y Familia presentan Jaripeo Sin Fronteras — The award-winning Latin superstar Pepe Aguilar performs with special guests at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $71, $91, $126 and $176.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Aguilar has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning three times for Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album and once for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album. He also has been nominated for 16 Latin Grammy Awards, winning four for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album.
  Taking the stage with Aguilar will be his son, banda and norteño singer Leonardo Aguilar, and daughter and rising star Ángela Aguilar. Also performing will be singer Christian Nodal, whose debut single “Adiós Amor” topped the Latin music charts in 2017; Mariachi Zacatecano; Banda Azul Tequila; famed charro Tomás Garcilazo; Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey; bull riders and bull fighters; and more.

Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner brings North American Tour to El Paso at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, to UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Over his 36-year career, Luis Miguel has released 33 albums, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. He is a 6-time Grammy winner and 4-time Latin Grammy winner. Tickets: $43 to $263.20. VIP packages start at $688.(Ticketmaster).

Alice in Chains — The Seattle rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. The band rose out of the grunge scene to create a sound all their own and become one of the most successful bands of the 1990s. Tickets: $39.50-$69.50 (Ticketmaster).

Chris Young — The platinum-selling entertainer’s “Losing Sleep 2018 Tour” is Thursday, Sept. 13, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces, with special guests Kane Brown and Morgan Evans. His No. 1 singles include “Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think Of You,” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” Tickets and VIP packages on sale April 13 (Ticketmaster).

Chayanne — The Latin pop superstar’s “Desde El Alma” tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets start at $61.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Chayanne, born Elmer Figueroa Arce in Puerto Rico in 1968, has released 21 solo albums and has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. The 49-year-old Latin music superstar, behind his romantic ballads and catchy pop and dance tracks, is known for his exciting, sold-out tours and entertaining concerts, having earned the Billboard Award for Best Tour. His latest release, “Choka Choka,” features rising reggaeton star Ozuna.

Fall Out Boy — The multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award winning rock band Fall Out Boy performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, in support of their new album, MANIA. Special guest is Machine Gun Kelly. Tickets: $43.75 to $63.75; VIP packages $143-$204 (Ticketmaster).

Venues & series

El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, unless otherwise listed. Closed May 13, June 17 and July 1. Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for all shows; available at
  Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
April 26-29: Elliott Threatt; feature act Bryan Dey.
May 3-6: Sean Grant; feature act Christine Medrano.
May 17-20: Joey Medina with feature act Kazeem Rahman.
May 24-27: Nick Guerra with feature act Mike Suarez.
May 31-June 3: Doug T Hypnosis Show
June 7-10: Noah Gardenswartz
June 21-24: Rick Gutierrez with
  Special events:
  Jess Hilarious performs 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. Jess, who has more than 3 million Instagram followers, is known for MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” and various VH1 and BET specials. Tickets: $20 ($40 first 50 seats; and VIP booth seats).
  Steve Treviño, whose second special, “Relatable,” is now on Netflix, performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10-12, with feature act Kyle Ray. Tickets: $20 ($25 first 50 seats; $30 VIP booths)
  Kounty Wayne presents his “Help is on the Way” tour at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 14-16. Tickets: $30 ($50 VIP)
  Comic superstar Carlos Mencina, known for his “Mind of Mencia” special performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 28-30. Tickets: $27.50 ($37.50 first 50 seats; $47.50 VIP booths).

Club Here I Love You — “CHILY” is at 115 S. Durango. Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older, unless listed otherwise. Tickets vary; most shows are $10-15 on Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• Layton Giordani — Friday, April 27 with Dustin Hotsberry.
• Blue Flame — Wednesday, May 9. Tickets: $5 ($8 age 18-21).
• BOT — Friday, May 11, with local support from Jaycee.
• Skullduggery — Saturday, June 9, with Greg Downey and Alex Di Stefano. Admission: $4.
• Chus & Ceballos — Friday, June 22. Admission: $5.
• Peanut Butter Wolf — Friday, July 13.
• The Yellowheads — Friday, Aug. 10. with Lina Duran.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed. Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets for most shows are $10 general admission; $12 day of show, unless otherwise listed. Tickets at
• Maxo Kream — The rapper’s Punken Tour is 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, with Cuz Lightyear. Tickets: $15 general admission; $50 VIP.
• The Distillers — The punk band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Concert sold out at press time.
• Teenage Wrist — The L.A. alt rock trio performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, with Sorrytown and Homerun Derby. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO — Japanese psychedelic rock, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3.
• Sleepspent — An album release event for the El Paso band’s new EP, “It’s Better If You Don’t Speak or Think” is Friday, May 4.
• Pink Mexico — Rock band, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Stuyedeyed — The New York rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, May 12, with Pilots of Venus and Cry Baby. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Geographer — The synth pop/indie rock band performs 10 p.m. Saturday, May 19, with So Much Light. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Sammy Brue — The singer, songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, with guest Pearl Charles. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Jo Passed — Alternative band, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 31.
• A Night of Music and Comedy with Creed Bratton (of The Office) is 10 p.m. Friday, June 1. Tickets: $25-$28.
• Night Riots — The alternative band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 2, with Courtships and Silent Rival. Tickets: $13-$15.
• D.O.A. — Austin hardcore punkers, 9 p.m. Monday, June 4. Tickets; $20-$22.
• Chad Valley — The electronic musician performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Mitski — The indie rocker performs at 10 p.m. Friday, June 15, with Katie von Schleicher. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Hockey Dad — The Australian surf rock duo performs at 10 p.m. Friday, June 22, with Cold Fronts and Mt. Eddy. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Sundressed — The alternative band performs 9 p.m. Sunday, June 24.
• Quintron and Miss Pussycat — The genre-defying bands perform at 9 p.m. Monday, June 25.
• Black Milk — The hip-hop artist performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 28, with the Nat Turner Band. Tickets: $20-$22.
• Reyno — The Mexican rock band performs 10 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Tickets: $15-$20.
• Ray Volpe — “Prodigy” producer, 9 p.m. Friday, July 20. Tickets; $5-$15.
• Wye Oak — American indie rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Sales — The duo performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, with No Vacation. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Oh Sees — The psych-punk band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets: $18-$20.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages, unless listed otherwise. Listings also cover shows in the Perch (former Bowie Feathers location). Information: 351-9909. Tickets at, or
  A May the 4th Be With You party with retro new wave synth pop DJs Lady Die and St Jack is 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, in The Perch. Age 21 and older welcome. Admission: $5.
• Hail The Sun — The progressive rock band performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tickets: $13-$15 ($2 minor fee).
• Slaughter to Prevail — The Russian deathcore band performs at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29, with Defleshed and Gutted, Texas Gigantism, Eye of the Bermuda and Infinite Plague. Tickets: $13.
• Beach House — The dream pop band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Tickets: $28
• Morbid Angel — The death metal band’s Disdained Tour is Saturday, May 12, with Origin, Dreaming Dead, Hate Storm and Annihilation. Tickets: $25-$35.
• Tory Lanez — The rapper’s “Memories Don’t Die Tour” is 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Tickets: $25 (VIP meet and greet $100).
• Show Tha Product — The hip hop artist’s Vibe Higher Tour is 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26. Tickets; $22 (VIP meet and greet package: $90).

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Hemlock — The Las Vegas metal band’s 25th anniversary tour is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, with SeveidmiC. All ages show. Tickets: $10.
• No Hope No Faith Tour — The metal tour is 9 p.m. Monday, May 14, with The Grave Aesthetic, I-Artifact, Cloud49, Eye of the Bermuda and Lady Of Midday. Cost: $5, plus surcharge for under 21.
• Blacktop Mojo — The hard rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, with Joyous Wolf and Of Limbo. Tickets: Tickets: $12 (
• 2mc4hc Tour — The rock tour is 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27, with Mugshot, Low Roads, Shame Spiral and other. Tickets :$5
• Aborted and Psycroptic — The death metal bands’ “Devistation of the Nation” tour is 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, with Psycroptic and local bands. All ages show. Tickets: $20 (
• Blood of the Beggar Tour — The death metal tour featuring Inanimate Existence, Last of Lucy, Fields of Elysium, and more is 6 p.m. Monday, June 18.
• Mandola — The metal band peforms at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 23, with local opening bands Hereafter the Wave,
Hank of the Destruction Moose and Extremity.
• Otonana Trio — The party funk band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24.
• Robb’s Metalworks Showcase is 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14. After 16 years Robbs MetalWorks is making its long awaited return to El Paso. Details to be announced.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets through or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or
  Tickets to all listed shows: $29-$89.
• Eastern Corbin — The country artist performs Friday, April 27.
• Kutless — The Christian alternative band performs Friday, May 11. Tickets: $29-$89.
• Cirque Zuma Zuma — The America’s Got Talent semi-finalists, hailed as an “African Cirque du-Solei” performs Saturday May 12. Tickets: $29-$79.
• Justin Moore — The country star performs Friday, June 22, with special guests Turnpike Troubadours. Tickets; $75-$125
• Gabriel Iglesias — The “fluffy” comedian performs Sunday, June 24. Tickets: $49 general admission.
• 3 Doors Down — The rock band performs Friday, Sept. 14, with special guest Collective Soul. Tickets: $59-$129.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or
• GCRMC Cancer Center Benefit Concert, “Play Me: The Music of Neil Diamond,” is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tickets are $30. A dinner is at 5:30 p.m.; cost is $15.
• Jazz at the Flick featuring Mt. View and high school bands is 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1.
• Santa Fe Opera Apprentices performance is 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2.
• Imago dei Academy presents “Shakesphere” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4.
• Academy of Ballet presents Jazz and Tap Time at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Tickets to be announced.
• Academy of Ballet presents: “A Midsummer Night Dream” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 18-19. Tickets to be announced.
  Tailgate 2018 annual outdoor concert series begin at 8 p.m. on various Saturdays June 9-Aug. 25, in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Road 200l. Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Season spaces for six shows available (often sellout early). Reservations at

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or
  Season tickets now available for the 2018 Summer Season. Summer performances are 8 p.m., unless listed otherwise. Pre-show buffets begin two hours prior to show; cost is $20.
• Ernie Haase and Signature Sound — The Grammy-nominated and GMA Dove Award winning gospel group performs Friday, May 25. Tickets: $39-$69.
• ‘The 39 Steps’ — Wayland Baptist Theatre Department present the play based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 spy thriller Friday, June. 1. Tickets: $29-$39.
• Ottmar Liebert — The nuevo flamenco guitarist performs Sunday, June 3. Tickets: $39-$59.
• Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “Gulliver’s Travels” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, featuring 50 to 60 local actors age 6-17. Auditions for youth are 9 a.m. Monday, June 4. Tickets: $18 ($10 children).
• The Mills Brothers — The smooth jazz favorites perform Friday, June 22. Tickets: $39-$69.
• Lee Roy Parnell — The country artist performs Saturday, June 30. Tickets: $39-$59.
  Taste of the Spencer 11th annual fundraiser is 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Tickets: $65.

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On Stage
Southwest Art Scene
At the Museum
History Lessons
Film Scene
Keep on Bookin'
Liner Notes
Stage Talk
Gallery Talk


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