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Vans Warped Tour 2017 — The annual music and extreme sports event returns to Las Cruces 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the NMSU Intramural Field (next to Aggie Memorial Stadium), featuring more seven live music stages. Several extreme sports and lifestyle events and displays also featured. Line-up may vary. Gates open at 10 a.m. Tickets: $34.25 general admission (Ticketmaster); also at Journeys stores or online at vanswarpedtour.com.
The tour celebrates punk rock, metal, hardcore and more with groups including Sick Of It All, CKY, GWAR, The Adolescents, T.S.O.L, Hatebreed, Emmure, The Ataris, as well as contemporary acts like Andy Black, American Authors, Beartooth, Dance Gavin Dance, Jule Vera, I Prevail, Neck Deep, New Years Day, Memphis May Fire, and War On Women.
Other performers include Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain Stacked Like Pancakes, Microwave, Municipal Waste, Being as an Ocean, Carnifex, Fit For a King, Boston Manor, Creeper, The Gospel Youth, Knocked Loose, Movements, Trophy Eyes, Hawthorne Heights, New Years Day, Sammy Adams, Watsky, Hands Like Houses,Our Last Night, Save Ferris, Alestorm, Barb Wire Dolls, Sonic Boom Six, The White Noise, William Control, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Fire From The Gods, Valient Thorr, Being As An Ocean, Candiria, Counterparts, Silent Planet, Stick To Your Guns, Sylar, After The Burial, Emmure, Hundredth, Silverstein, Sworn In, Too Close To Touch, Courage My Love, Farewell Winters, Feeki, Shattered Sun and tiLLie.
The Entertainment Institute (TEI) will offer workshops for those interested in volunteering during tour. Each workshop is a 40-minute backstage experience. Details and cost available at eventbrite.com.
Miel San Marcos — The popular Spanish Christian music group performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $20 (Ticketmaster).
Founded by brothers Josh, Luis and Samy Morales from San Marcos, Guatemala, the group made history in 2014 when the group sold out the Mexico City Arena, singing to 17,000 fans while on tour promoting the hit album, “Come En El Cielo,” which took the trio to more than 20 countries. Miel San Marcos won the 2015 Dove Award for top Spanish Language Album of the Year for “Come En El Cielo,” which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Latino chart and Billboard’s Latin Pop Album chart. Other hits include “Invencible,” “Agradecido,” “Yo Creo,” “Eres Dios,” “Proezas,” “Levántate Señor,” “El Gozo Del Señor,” “Tú Presencia” and “Grande y Fuerte.”
Cristian Castro — The Latin hit vocalist performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $45 to $140 (Ticketmaster).
Castro is the son of two popular Mexican entertainers: actress-singer Veronica Castro and comedian-actor Manuel “El Loco” Valdes. His Viva El Principe was the top selling Latin Pop album in Mexico, and is Latin Billboard’s winner for Artist of the Year, Male and Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Solo. Hits include “Azul,” “Alguna Vez,” and more.
‘Classical Mystery Tour’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents the critically acclaimed tribute to The Beatles at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30 to $75 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. The show presents more than two dozen Beatles tunes performed exactly as they were originally recorded. Hear "Penny Lane" with a live trumpet section, experience the beauty of "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitar and string quartet, enjoy the classical/rock blend on "I Am the Walrus," and relish the cascading crescendos on “A Day in the Life.”
La Arrolladora Banda Limón — The Mexican music group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $50-$60. (Ticketmaster).
Arrolladora Banda Limón was formed by clarinet player René Camacho, who became involved in local traditional Mexican music in the mid-’60s, and was a top-selling act by the 1990s.
Emmanuel — The Mexican singer performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at The Plaza Theatre. The pop star is known for his love songs and ballads, and his ability to convey subtle emotions with his voice. his music has drawn from a variety of sources like soul, R&B and Gospel, and has been releasing hit albums since 1976. Tickets: $59-$231. (Ticketmaster).
Farruko — The popular reggaeton and Latino trap singer brings his “TrapXFicante Tour” to the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. The 26-year-old Puerto Rican singer and songwriter began his career at the age of 16 by posting his music on Myspace and creating a massive fan base. Tickets: $49.50, $59.50, $69.50 and $89.50 (Ticketmaster).
Born Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado, Farruki rose to fame behind his debut studio album, “El Talento Del Bloque” (“The Talent of the Block”), and collaborating with reggaeton heavyweights Daddy Yankee and J Balvin.
He has been nominated 16 times for Billboard Latin Music Awards, winning 2015’s Latin Rhythm Song of the Year for “6 AM” with J Balvin. The young star also has his own clothing line, Carbon Fiber Clothing.
‘Hunks the Show’ — The touring male revue comes to Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Drive, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but ticket required for entry due to limited capacity; age 18 and older only. Information: 1-800-690-2631.
Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman — The Latin pop-rock divas perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, $125 and $150 (Ticketmaster).
Gloria Trevi is known as the “Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop,” with hits like “Pelo Suelto” and “Todos Me Miran.”
Guzman, a Grammy nominees and winner of a Latin Grammy, is known as the “Mexican Queen of Rock.”
Sun City Music Festival — The 7th annual electronic music festival is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Saturday’s headliner is Marshmello; and Sunday’s headliner is Above & Beyond. Tickets: $119 two-day pass (age 16 and older); $189.95 VIP pass (age 21 and older); available at eventbrite.com. General admission 16 and older; VIP passes 21 and older. Information: suncitymusicfestival.com.
Other performers: Borgore, Dirty South, Don Diablo, DVJ Dosem, Drezo, Getter, G Jones, Guy J B2b & Guy Mantzur, Herobust, Illenium, Joyride, Latmun, Louis the Child, Malaa, Nghtmare, Nicole Moudaber, Ookay, Rezz, Sam Paganini, Say My Name, Seven lions, Shaun Frank, Slushii, Snails, Steve Lawler, Tchami, Timmy Trumpet, Wax Motif, Bonnie & Clyde, Brohug, Buku, Dirty Audio, DVJ King Arthur, No Mana, Loosid and Zaxx, and special guest, Sasha & John Digweed.
Social Distortion — The legendary punkabilly band performs with guest Jade Jackson at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All ages show. Tickets: $40 general admission; $140 VIP; available at trickyfalls.com. One dollar from each ticket sold goes to Sweet Relief.
Over the past 30 years, the Southern California punk godfathers fronted by Mike Ness have all but trademarked their brand of hard rockabilly-punk. The group broke through in 1983 with the thrashing punk hit “Mommy’s Little Monster.” Their latest album is “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.”
Guns N’ Roses — One of the biggest rock bands of the ‘90s brings its “Not in this Lifetime” Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Sun Bowl Stadium, with opening act Texas legends ZZ Top. Their last appearance in the area was in 1992 at Las Cruces’ Aggie Memorial Stadium. Tickets: $62 to $743. VIP packages are $568-$1,244.
Formed in 1985, the band consists of rock legends lead vocalist Axl Rose and lead guitarist Slash, along with Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reed.
Ricardo Arjona — The Guatemalan singer/songwriter’s performs as part of his “Circo Soledad,” Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $76.50, $96.50, $116.50 and $156.50 (Ticketmaster).
Arjona is considered one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time, with more than 40 million albums sold. Arjona’s music range is vast, including ballads, rancheras, Latin pop, pop rock and tropical, as well as Cuban, Tejano and Latin sounds. Arjona has won a Grammy Award and a Latin Grammy Award, after earning a combined 21 nominations. He has won four Billboard Latin Music Awards (19 nominations), 13 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Awards, three Lo Nuestro Awards and is a member of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.
His 15th album, “Circo Soledad,” hit the top spot of Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums Chart upon its release this year.
Luis Fonsi — The Latin Grammy winning Puerto Rican singer, composer and dancer presents his “Love + Dance World Tour” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59.50 to $99.50; VIP packages $149-$350. (Ticketmaster).
In 2011, Billboard named Luis Fonsi “Leader of Latin Music's New Generation.”
Pablo Francisco — The off-the-wall stand-up comic performs Sept. 14-16 at the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway, with opening act Steve Kramer .Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $22.50 ($32.50 VIP); available at ticketweb.com. Information: 799-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ — The inspiring Tony- and Grammy Award-winning true story of Carole King is Sept. 19-24, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the Broadway in El Paso City. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $40-$75. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
“Beautiful” celebrates King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, and Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend.” and the title song. Book by Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince.
Toadies — The Texas grunge alt rockers perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages. Tickets: $22-$25.Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
The band’s rose to fame during the 1990s with hits like “Possum Kingdom,” “I Come From The Water” and “Backslider.” Their hit album “Rubberneck” celebrated its 20th anniversary with a re-release in 2014 with five extra tracks.
Sin Bandera — The Grammy-winning Latin pop duo’s “Última Vez” Tour is 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $59.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $125. (Ticketmaster).
The duo was formed in 2000 by Leonel Garcia and Noel Schajris, and released the hit single “En Mi Vida,” used as the theme for the telenovela “Cuando Seas Mia.” The disbanded from 2008 to 2015, and were nominated for a 2017 Billboard Latin Music Award for Pop Songs Artist of the Year.
Marco Antonio Solis — The five-time Latin Grammy Award winning Mexican musician performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $59-$119 (Ticketmaster).
An Evening with Garrison Keillor — Spend an evening with the “A Prairie Home Companion” host and one of America’s greatest storytellers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Plaza Theatre. Keillor regaled audiences for more than 40 years as the host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” and he continues to bring stories to life on public radio’s “The Writers Almanac.” Tickets: $46.50 to $72.50 (Ticketmaster).
Keillor has published more than two dozen books of fiction and poetry and his works have earned him honors including Grammy, ACE and Peabody awards.
Miguel Bose — The Latin Grammy-winner presents his Estaré Tour 2017 at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $55, $90, $110, $160 and $190 (Ticketmaster).
In 2007, celebrating 30 years in the business, Bosé celebrated 30 years in the business with the hugely popular releas “Papito,” an album that contains remakes of his past hits, featuring duets with major singers, such as Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Laura Pasini, Shakira and Ricky Martin, among others. “Nena,” with Paulina Rubio, was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award and was the best-selling download in Spain that year. Bosé released “Papitwo” in 2012, again featuring hit remakes with popular singers, including Juan Luis Guerra, Tiziana Ferro and Natalia Lafourcade. His most recent releases include “Amo” in 2014 and “Miguel Bosé MTV Unplugged” in 2106.
Wilco — American Indie band Wilco performs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Abraham Chavez Theatre as part of its Southern U.S. Tour supporting the acclaimed Chicago band’s 10th studio album, “Schmilco.” The band is Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen, Nels Cline and Pat Sansone. Tickets: $30 to $42 (Ticketmaster)
Marisela — The legendary Mexican-American singer performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $44 to $110(Ticketmaster).
Marisela, known as “La Dama de Hierro,” issued her first album at the age of 15. A native of Los Angeles, her outfits and blond hair contributed as much to her fame as her vocal style.
Disney on Ice: ‘Follow Your Heart’ — The Disney On Ice returns to El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 4-8. Thursday’s performance in Spanish. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus matinees 10 a.m. Friday, noon at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets on sale Aug. 8; (Ticketmaster) Ages 2 and older must have ticket (costumes not permitted for guests 14 and older). Information: 533-9899, disneyonice.com or countycoliseum.com.
Yellow Claw — The DJ and record production duo from Amsterdam performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at El Buchanan’s Event Centre, 11540 Pellicano. All ages show. Tickets: $16 (Eventbrite.com). Information: 206-3959. ext 105 or on Facebook.
Way Out West Fest — Country Music sensation, Jake Owen will headline the 2nd annual fusion of culture showcasing all that is great about El Paso at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Southwest University Park, along with a Margarita Contest and Chili Challenge. Special musical guests include with singer/songwriter Brooke Eden, duo Walker McGuire and others. Tickets: $30, general admission; $50 floor seats; $60 West Bank Club general admission; $120 VIP; available at southwestuniversitypark.com. Information: epwayoutwest.com or on Facebook at EPWayOutWest.
Owen is has recorded five Top 10 albums and six No. 1 singles over the course of his 10-year career. His 2016 album “American Love” featured “American Country Love Song,” which quickly emerged as the summer anthem of 2016.
Russian Grand Ballet Presents ‘Swan Lake’ — The Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length classical production of the world’s most famous ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, is 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Plaza Theatre. This performance includes the rarely seen “Waltz of the Black Swan” and features Russia’s brightest ballet stars. Tickets: $28-$75 (Ticketmaster).
“Swan Lake” features the story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who falls under the spell of an evil sorcerer. Only Prince Siegfried’s devotion can save her.
Shopkins Live! — The popular children’s figures come to life at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Ages 1 and older require ticket. Tickets: $27-$42.50; VIP packages: $97.50 and $114.30 (Ticketmaster).
All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair.”
A Perfect Circle — The superband comes to El Paso at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with opening act the Beta Machine. Tickets: $45 and $65 (Ticketmaster). VIP packages available at aperfectcircle.com.
The band’s current lineup is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, the Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, the Beta Machine).
‘I Love the 90’s’ Tour — Grammy award winning rap group Salt-N-Pepa headlines the tour featuring some of the most iconic names in rap, hip hop and R&B at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $35-$65; VIP packages $130; Salt-N-Pepa Meet and Greet Packages $215, available at the Southwest University Park Box Office or southwestuniversitypark.com.
Salt-N-Pepa released several successful albums in the late 1980s and ‘90s, including “A Salt with a Deadly Pepa” and “Blacks’ Magic,” which provided such hits as “Let's Talk About Sex,” “Shoop” and “Whatta Man.”
Also performing Mark McGrath (lead singer and songwriter of Sugar Ray), C&C Music Factory, All-4-One, Snap! (German Eurodance hip hop group) and Biz Markie 9Rapper, DJ and Producer).
Ringo Starr — The former Beatles drummer brings his All-Starr supergroup to El Paso 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the Abraham Chavez Theater, as part of his fall tour, performing Starr’s classics such as “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Photograph,” “Little Help from My Friends,” "Yellow Submarine,” “Wings” and more. Tickets: $57.25 to $167.25; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster)
The band features multi-instrumentalist Todd Rundgren, guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto), singer Richard Page (Mr. Mister), keyboardist Gregg Rolie (Santana), drummer Gregg Bissonette, and saxophonist Warren Ham.
Latin 90’s Pop Tour — Some of the most popular Latin pop artists of the 1990s perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, with OV7, Aleks Syntek, the Sacados, Caló, Fey, JNS and a solo performance by Litzy (formerly of JNS). Tickets: $38, $50, $65, $80, $100, $120, $140, $180 and $225 (Ticketmaster).
Considered one of the biggest pop groups in Mexico, the five-member OV7, formerly known as Onda Vaselina 7, has more than 50 hit singles and released 15 albums, including the best-selling “CD 00” in 2000.
Syntek, a Mexican singer and songwriter, has earned nine Latin Grammy Award nominations and has won three Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Mexican singer Fey became a hit with the release of her self-titled debut album in 1995 and the chart-topping song, “Media Naranja.”
The Argentinean house and pop group Sacados is best known for its 1995 hit “Ritmo de la Noche.”
Mexican electronic music group Caló was considered cutting edge when it first hit the scene in the 1990s, behind its Latino rap, hip-hop and house sounds.
The Mexican girl group JNS, formerly known as Jeans, rose to fame behind six studio albums.
Paul Anka — The legendary singer and songwriter performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Anka wrote songs for artist like Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis and Buddy Holly in addition to his own hits like “Put Your Head on My Shoulder, “Lonely Boy,” “Puppy Love” and more. Tickets: $59-$169 (Ticketmaster).
Anka’s two most recent albums, “Rock Swings” and “Classic Songs, My Way,” feature songs created by rock performers like Nirvana and Van Halen.
Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer — The Argentine husband and wife music stars, dubbed Latin America’s “Sonny and Cher,” presents an all-new show including many of their popular hits at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Married since the late ‘70s, the couple continues to lend support to each other’s million-selling recordings. Tickets: $44, $59, $79 and $97. (Ticketmaster).
Franco Escamilla — The Mexican comedian, musician and announcer, known as “The Master of Sarcasm” brings his “Por La Anecdota” show to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Escamilla’s comedy style has been characterized as sarcastic, harsh and acid, dark and hilarious. Tickets: $39 to $125 (Ticketmaster).
Mannheim Steamroller — Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis, America’s favorite holiday tradition for more than 30 years, performs Tuesday, Dec. 5, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, in Las Cruces. Grammy winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. Tickets on sale July 21 (Ticketmaster).
The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album, and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.
‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ — The Moscow Ballet presents the 25th anniversary performances of the holiday classic at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, and noon Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets start at $28 (Ticketmaster). Group discounts and VIP packages available. Information: nutcracker.com.
This year marks Moscow Ballet’s 25th consecutive year touring North America.
The performance features 40 Russian dancers performing Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. The “Great Russian Nutcracker” tells the traditional story of a young girl meeting her prince and includes a tribute to world peace and harmony.
Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the Dove of Peace, with a 20-foot wingspan, created by two dancers moving as one; Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony; life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10-foot-tall silk puppets.
Venues & series
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 at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Sleepy Sun — American psychedelic rock band, 9 p.m. Thursday, July 27, with Nico & the Silent Films, and Dizz Brew. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Moonwalker — The dance rock band performs at 10 p.m. Friday, July 28, with Memoria and Dirty Circuits. Tickets: $8-$10.
• The Whistles & The Bells — The musical moniker of producer Bryan Simpson performs 10 p.m. Saturday, July 29, with The Rocketboys. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Friends at the Falls — The alt rock band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 30 with Kilo and The Dew, and FOXYMOJO. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Big Jesus — Indie rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1. Tickets: $10-$12.
• EyeHateGod — The sludge metal band performs at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, with the Stalk, Glob and Knowsuffer. Tickets: $17-$20.
• Enjambre — The alternative rock band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Tickets: $30-$35
• Doll Skin — The female rock band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, with Next to None. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Molly Burch — The singer-songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Civil Youth — The Philly alternative rock band performs 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, with Kilo and The Dew, Frenzi and Pilots of Venus. Admission is free.
• The Chamanas — Latin Grammy-nominated band, 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Tickets: $8-$10.
• The Head — The indie rock band performs 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, with Coastlands and Dayluta Means Kindness. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Betty Who — Australian singer-songwriter, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, with Geographer. Tickets: $15 (VIP tickets $199).
• Weedeater — The stoner metal band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, with Telekinetic Yeti and Faciem. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Sextile — The indie band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Shabazz Palace — Seattle hip-hop duo, 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, with Porter Ray. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Pelican — 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 23, with Inter Arma. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Dead Country Gentlemen — The rock band performs Sunday, Aug. 27, with Trost House and Frenzi. Tickets: $8-$10.
• The Frights — The surf punk band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, with King Shelter and On Drugs. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Fayuca — 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, with Mouse Powell, Seek the Fire, Black Bottom Lighters. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Sithu Aye — The Glasgow guitarist performs Sunday, Sept. 10. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Bobaflex — 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, with Beitthemeans. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Broncho — The indie rock band 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, with Billy Changer. Tickets: $12-$14.
• Thee Commons — The punk-cumbia, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Courtneys — The pop group performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Cribs — English indie rockers, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. Tickets: $18-$20.
• The Garden — The punk duo performs at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, with Nico & the Silent Films, Stangus and Stardust Experience Obliteration. Tickets: $12-$14.
• Middle Kids — The Aussie trio performs at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Screaming Females — Indie rock band, 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, with Street Eaters. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Jacob Banks — British singer-songwriter, 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Dear Tick — The punk band performs an acoustic set at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. Tickets: $20-$25.
• AJJ — The folk-punk band performs 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4. Tickets: $15-$17.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook. Age 18 and older only, unless otherwise listed; $3 fee for under 21. Tickets available at holdmyticket.com. Information on Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen.
• Drip Fed — The punk band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 27, with KnowSuffer, Terror Inc and Monrowe. Admission: $5.
• Slaterica — The world’s only Slayer, Pantera and Meticalla cover band performs at 9 p.m. Friday, July 28. Tickets: $5 ($10 age 18-21).
• 50 Shades of Men — The touring male revue is 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. Call for tickets; limited seating (VIP packages available).
• Devil In California — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 with guests Dahlmers Realm. Cost: $5.
• Greg Howe — The legendary guitarist’s Wheelhouse Tour is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, with bass guitar legend Stu Hamm and drummer Gianluca Palmieri. Admission: $20 at the door (no pre-sales).
• Make Them Suffer — The Australian deathcore band’s Worlds Apart North American Tour is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, with Enterprise Earth and Sprite. All ages show. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show.
• Hemlock in El Paso, TX — 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24.
• Black Pussy — The ’70s-influenced rockers’ 2017 North American Tour is 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, with Brother Strange and Not My Master. Tickets: $5.
• Jason Richardson & Luke Holland — The guitarist and drummer perform 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, with The Reign of Kindo and Stolas. Tickets: $15.
• Motograter — The nu metal band performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. All ages show. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 day of show.
• Forceps — The Brazilians death metal band’s North American Tour is 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, with special guests La Muerte, Abysmally Entombed and others. All ages event. Tickets: $8 21 and older; $11 under 21.
• The Prophets of Addiction — The rock band featuring former members of Pretty Boy Floyd perform at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. Tickets: $5.
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 trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
• Super Duper Kyle — The rapper’s Super Tour is 9 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Tickets: $15.
• The Night Game — The Boston rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, in The Perch. Tickets: $10.
• The Black Dahlia Murder — The metal band performs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, with Dying Fetus, Oceano, Slaughter to Prevail and Lorna Shore. Tickets: $24-$26.
• Phora — The rapper’s Yours Truly Tour is 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. Tickets: $15.
• Fixed Idea 25th Anniversary Concert — The local “chuco ska” band’s anniversary concert is Saturday, Aug. 12, with Hot Rod Boogie, Malibu RU, City Mishaps and Frontera Bugalu. Tickets: $6 in advance; $7 at the door.
• The Great American Rockabilly Riot After Party is Saturday, Sept. 2, with Pachuco Jose y Los Diamantes; and Burlesque featuring Ruby Champagne. Tickets in advance: $15 general admission; $25 VIP. Age 21 and older.
• Social Distortion — The legendary punkabilly band performs with guest Jade Jackson at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Tickets: $40 general admission; $140 VIP.
• Drab Majesty — The alternative rock band performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in The Perch, with SRSQ. Tickets: $10.
• Decapitated and Thy Art is Murder — The death metal bands’ “Double Homicide” Tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, with Fallujah and Ghost Bath. Tickets: $18-$21.
• Grieves — The Seattle rapper and producer’s “Running Wild Tour” is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. Tickets: $15.
• Toadies — The Texas alt rock band perform 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, with Local H. Tickets: $22-$25.
• God Module — The dark electronic band’s “Does This Stuff Freak You Out?” tour is 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at The Perch, with Blakk Glass, Visions In Black. Tickets: $10-$15.
• Two Door Cinema Club — The British indie-rock band peforms at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, with Circa Waves. Tickets: $35-$40 (sold out at press time).
• Against Me! — The punk band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, with Bleached and The Dirty Nil. Tickets: $21-$24.50.
• Venom Inc. — The metal band’s “Bloodstained Earth” Tour is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, with Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence. Tickets: $24. VIP meet and greet tickets: $99.
• Sacred Reich — The thrash metal band’s “30 Years of Ignorance” Tour is 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, with special guest Byzantine. Tickets: $23-$26.
• Pinegrove — The indie rock band performs 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at The Perch with Florist and Lomelda. Tickets: $14-$16.
• Mura Masa — The DJ and producer performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Tickets: $17-$22.
• Dark Tranquillity — Swedish death metal band, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, with Warbringer and Striker. Tickets (on sale May 3): $21-$51.
• Four Year Strong — The pop punk band’s 10th Anniversary “Rise or Die Trying” tour is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, with
Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Life Lessons. Tickets: $16-$18.
• The Full Moon Vampire Ball featuring My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult is Saturday, Oct. 7, with vampire burlesque performances. Age 21 and older only. Tickets: $25. VIP tickets with dinner, cocktails and more are $75.
• The Battle of the Bays American Tour featuring death metal godfathers Obituary and thrash metal band Exodus is Thursday, Oct. 12, with PowerTrip and Dust Bolt. Tickets: $26-$30.
• Oh Wonder — The London-based pop duo performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. Tickets: $20-$40.
• Lords of Acid — The post-industrial band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 with Combichrist, Christian Death, En Esch and Wiccid. Tickets: $35.50-$40.
• Crystal Castles — The electro duo performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. Tickets: $22.50-$25.
• RL Grime — The hip hop artist performs 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. Tickets: $37.50 general admission; $85 VIP.
• Issues — The metalcore band’s Headspace Tour is 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, with special guest Volumes. Tickets: $21-$23.
• Soulfly performs the album Nailbomb in its entirety Tuesday, Nov. 7, with Harms Way, Lody Kong and Noisem. Tickets: $26-$30.
• Brujeria — The band performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, with special guests Voodoo Glow Skulls and Piñata Protest. Tickets: $24.
• Cattle Decapitation — The death metal band performs at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, with Revocation, Full Of Hell and Artificial Brain. Tickets: $19-$21.
• The Drums — The New York indie pop band performs 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, with Hoops. Tickets: $20 ($40 balcony).
El Paso Comic Strip — The club, 1201 Airway, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6 Wednesday and Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, unless otherwise listed. VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for all shows; available at ticketweb.com.
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), laff2nite.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
Raymond Orta appears for one night only Monday, July 31. His nationally touring “Prende la Vela” show has been playing across the county.
Pablo Francisco returns Sept. 14-16 with opener Steve Kramer. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $22.50.
• Aug. 9-13: “Mr. Showtime,” David Scott. Age 17 and older.
• Aug. 30-Sept. 3: Hypnotist “The Sandman.” “X-Rated” show Sunday.
• Oct. 4-8: Brian Scolaro with feature act Alli Breen.
• Nov. 15-19: J.R. Brow with feature act Bob Khosravi.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• The Miss Alamogordo/Otero Scholarship Pageant is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 29.
• Alamogordo Music Theater presents “Hairspray” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5 and 11-12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Tickets: $12.
• The comedy show “No Town Left Behind” is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Bringing big city comedy club laughs to Small-Town America (age 18 and over). Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
• Heavy metal band “A-Resolve,” winners of the Alamogordo CosPlay Battle of the Bands perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Call for ticket prices.
• Mike Super, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The magician was a finalist on “America’s Got Talent” and winner of NBC’s “Phenomenon.” Call for tickets.
• Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Call for tickets.
• Get the Led Out — 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. GTLO is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about the music of Led Zeppelin, bringing the band’s studio recordings to life on the concert stage. Tickets: $27-$37.
Flickinger’s annual Tailgate 2017 outdoor concert series concerts are 8 p.m. on various Saturdays through Aug. 26, in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Performances are 8 p.m., unless listed otherwise. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Pre-show buffets begin two hours prior to show; cost is $20.
• ”Shining A New Light on the Arts” — The original juxtaposition of dramatic movement is Saturday, July 29, with classical singing and vigorous dance starring an international cast of singers and dancers (including Jackie Spencer’s granddaughter Natalie Bancroft). Tickets: $39-$59.
• Crystal Gayle — The Grammy and CMA award winner showcases her crystalline vocals Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5-6, with hits like “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” “Cry Me A River, You,” “I Still Miss Someone,” “Don’t Come Home a Drinking (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” and more. Tickets: $39-$89.
• The Lettermen — The pop harmony sensations perform Saturday, Aug. 12. The Lettermen have nine gold albums and scores of top singles: “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Theme From A Summer Place,” “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” and more. Tickets: $39-$79.
• Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone — The British ‘60s pop-rock sensations perform at Saturday, Aug. 19. Hits include “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown,” “You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter” and “I’m Henry VIII.” Tickets: $39-$89.
• Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder — The a 14-time Grammy-winning country & Bluegrass star performs Thursday and Friday, Aug. 24-25, with his band on mandolin, guitars, upright bass, banjo, fiddles and vocals. Tickets: $39-$79.
• The Everly Brothers Experience — The Everly Brothers tribute featuring the Zmed Brothers and their band is Saturday, Sept. 2. Everly Brothers hits include “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “Till I Kissed You,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Bye Bye Love” and more. Tickets: $39-$69.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets through Yapsody.com. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Warrant and Winger — The metal bands perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. Tickets: $35-$65.
• Justin Shandor — The Graceland-endorsed Elvis tribute artist performs at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Tickets; $55.
• Maddie and Tae — The country sister duo performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 8. Tickets: $35-$65.
• Charlie Daniels and Marshall Tucker — The two iconic southern rock bands perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. Tickets: $35.
‘Broadway in El Paso’ 2017-2018 — El Paso Electric presents El Paso Live’s 14th annual Broadway series at the Plaza Theatre, highlighted by the two-week run of Disney’s “The Lion King” in 2018. Subscriber benefits include guaranteed same seats to all shows, as well as the chance to renew those seats from year to year. Subscribers also receive additional ticket discounts and the chance to purchase tickets to additional shows before the general public. Six show packages start as $215; five show packages (excluding “Rent”) available. Group discounts (for 10 or more) available) Individual tickets prices announced this fall. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
The 2017/2018 season:
• 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19-24: “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” the inspiring Tony- and Grammy-winning true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Featuring beloved songs including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend.” and the title song. Book by Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince.
• 8 p.m. Nov. 10-11: “Motown The Musical,” the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
• 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-6: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” Getting away with murder can be so much fun…and there’s no better proof than the hilarious hit show that won the 2014 Tony for Best Musical. It’s the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way ... and be done in time for tea.
• 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16-17: “Rent” 20th Anniversary Tour. Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, “Rent” follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.
• 7:30 p.m. March 11-12: “Dirty Dancing.” This worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of the resort dance instructor.
• 7:30 p.m. May 30-June 10: Disney’s “The Lion King.” 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.
Special Add On Production of “Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story” is 7:30 p.m. April 2. Now in its 27th amazing year, the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical” tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, “That’ll Be The Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace” and more.
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