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Evander Griiim — The rapper and El Paso native performs at 7 p.m. Friday, June 30, at El Buchanan’s Event Centre, 11540 Pellicano. All ages show. Tickets: $10; available at All The Music and The Grooming Lounge. VIP Meet and greet tickets: $30. Information: 206-3959. ext 105 or on Facebook.
‘Imparables’ — The hit Spanish-language comedy battle show featuring Adrian Uribe and Omar Chaparro is 8 p.m. Friday, June 30, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Ages 18 and older. Tickets: $39-$150 (Ticketmaster).
Prince Royce — The Latin pop superstar returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, with special guest Luis Cornel. Tickets: $36.50, $56.50, $76.50 and $96.50; VIP tickets also available starting at $246 (Ticketmaster).
In the past six years, Prince Royce has earned 11 No. 1 hits, 21 Latin Billboard Music Awards, 19 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards, 19 Premios Juventud Awards and nine Latin Grammy Award nominations, behind such hits as “Corazon Sin Cara,” “Stand by Me,” “Las Cosas Pequeñas,” “Incondicional,” “Darte un Beso,” “Stuck on a Feeling” with Snoop Dogg and “Back it Up,” featuring Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull.
‘Sister Act’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre closes its season with the hit musical based on the movie by Joseph Howard July 7-23, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. July 16 and 23; dinner matinee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 9. Tickets: $31.50 to $41.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $34.50 to $46.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $17.50 to $27.50 no-dinner matinee performances. The theatre is in the UTEP Student Union West building. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
Based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg film, “Sister Act” The Musical tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look — a convent.
Old School Throwback Jam — The Old School Jam is 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 14, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, featuring Morris Day and the Time, Dazz Band, SHOCK G “Humpty Hump,” Chubb Rock, Doug E. Fresh, Jalil and Ecstasy, Force MDS and Brenda K. Starr. Lineup subject to change. Tickets: $34-$56. (Ticketmaster).
B.o.B — The Grammy Award-nominated hip-hop recording artist and producer’s “The Elements Tour” is 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at El Paso County Coliseum, in support of his latest album, “Ether.” Tickets: $5, $10 $20 and $30. VIP All access passes are $60, plus fees (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899, countycoliseum.com or on Facebook at EPColiseum.
The 28-year-old Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. (B.o.B.) gained recognition after releasing his first single, ”Haterz Everywhere,” in 2007, making his way onto the Billboard charts. He has since been nominated for six Grammy Awards. “Ether,” released in May, features the song “4 Lit,” a collaboration with T.I. and Ty Dolla $ign.
Journey — The classic rock legends (“Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It”) perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special guest Asia. Tickets: $171.45-$479; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster). Note: concert date originally was set for July 15.
Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide and was inducted this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
David Blaine — The magician, illusionist, and stunt artist performs at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of his first-ever North American tour. Tickets: $49.50 to $89.50 (Ticketmaster); VIP meet and greet packages: $300.
An experiment in and of itself, the tour will evolve as it moves across the country as Blaine pushes the limits and attempt new feats. No two shows will be exactly the same.
Blaine redefined magic after producing and directing his original television special “Street Magic” when he was just 23. Over the last two decades, Blaine’s nine primetime specials have seen him being buried alive in New York City for a week, encased inside a six-ton block of ice for three days and many other death-defying feats.
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness — The singer-songwriter brings his Zombies in America Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with special guests Arizona and The Greeting Committee. All ages show. Tickets: $28.50-$31.50; online at trickyfalls.com or ticketfly.com. Information: 351-9909.
McMahon was diagnosed with cancer at age 22, just as was about to release his debut album. He was nominated for an Emmy for his song “I Heard Your Voice in a Dream”" on NBC's Smash, and sold nearly 2 million albums in a little more than a decade.
Hit hits include "Cecilia and the Satellite,” written for his daughter, “Fire Escape,” “High Dive” and his duo with Lindsey Stirling, “Something Wild,” from the Pete’s Dragon soundtrack.
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.
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.”
Emmanual — 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-$200. (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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 are $59.50 to $99.50; VIP packages $149-$350. (Ticketmaster).
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.
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.
Sin Bandera — The Latin pop duo performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets on sale June 30; (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).
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 and others will headlines 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. Tickets: $30-$120, southwestuniversitypark.com. Information: epwayoutwest.com or on Facebook at EPWayOutWest.
Russian Grand Ballet Presents ‘Swan Lake’ — The Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length classical production of the world’s most famous ballet is 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $28-$75 (Ticketmaster).
‘Love on the Floor’ — The journey of love through dance is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, with Olympic Gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Directed and choreographed by Jeri Slaughter and Paul Morente. Tickets: $39-$150. (Ticketmaster).
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).
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.
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. Tickets: $57.25 to $167.25; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster)
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).
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. 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. 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. Tickets on sale July 21 (Ticketmaster).
‘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.
Venues & series
El Paso Comic Strip — The club, now celebrating its 30th year, 1201 Airway. 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.
• June 28-July 2: Rell Battle, with feature act Michael Lenoci.
• July 5-9: DJ Cooch with feature act Brian McDaniel
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.
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.
• Little Tybee — The Atlanta folk-rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 29. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Sam O.B. — Brooklyn-based musician, 10 p.m. Saturday, July 8. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Prophets and Outlaws — The Texas country soul band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 11. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Coast 2 Coast Live Interactive Artist Showcase is 10 p.m. Thursday, July 13. Tickets: $10.
• Big Business — The LA rockers perform at 10 p.m. Friday, July 14. Tickets: $13-$15
• Pig — The project by Raymond Watts, the diva of industrial, is 9 p.m. Wednesdays, July 19, with Julien-K and Ghostfeeder. Tickets: $10-$12.
• J Boog — The R&B singer performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, with the Movement. Tickets: $18-$20.
• Sleepy Sun — American psychedelic rock band, 9 p.m. Thursday, July 27. Tickets: $10-$12.
• 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.
• 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).
• 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.
• The Frights — The surf punk band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, with King Shelter and On Drugs. 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.
• 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.
• Middle Kids — The Aussie trio performs at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Tickets: $13-$15.
• 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.
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.
• Prince vs. MJ event with DJ Rene Romo is Friday, June 30, in The Perch. Age 21 and older only. Admission is free.
• Born of Osiris — The progressive metal band’s New Reign Tour Part II is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, with Volumes, Betraying The Martyrs and Widowmaker. Tickets: $19-$21.
• David Dondero — The American singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, in The Perch with KT Neely, Omar Cuellar and Gytrash. Dondero will play songs off his newest record Inside the “Cat’s Eye.” Tickets: $8.
• Grupo Fantasma — The Grammy-winning Latin funk band performs at 9 p.m. Friday, July 14, with Frontera Bugalu. Tickets: $16-$20.
• Boys Home — Kansas punk band, 8 p.m. Thursday, July 20, with Four Arm Shiver, Sorrytown and Late Phases. Tickets: $5.
• Emily Bell — The Houston-based singer, songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, with Emily Davis and Javier Martinez. Tickets: $7.
• Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness — The singer-songwriter brings his Zombies in America Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22, with special guests Arizona and The Greeting Committee. Tickets: $28.50-$31.50.
• Taking Back Sunday — The New York rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, with Every Time I Die and Modern Chemistry. Tickets: $28.50-$30.
• Super Duper Kyle — The rapper’s Super Tour is 9 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Tickets: $15.
• The Night Game — The rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at The Perch. Tickets: $10.
• 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.
• Letters from The Fire — The hard rock band performs 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Social Distortion — The legendary punkabilly band performs with guest Jade Jackson at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Tickets: $40 general admission; $140 VIP.
• 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.
• Toadies — The Texas alt rock band perform 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, with Local H. Tickets: $22-$25.
• Two Door Cinema Club — The British indie-rock band performs 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.
• 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.
• The Drums — The New York indie pop band performs 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, with Hoops. Tickets: $20 ($40 balcony).
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.
• Fixed Idea — The local ska band performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 1, with guest Los Chucanos. Tickets: $5 ($10 age 18-21).
• Terror Universal — The horror metal band’s Make Them Bleed Tour is 8 p.m. Thursday, July 13, with Kill the Precedent, the Grave Atheistic and Hear After the Wave. Tickets: $5 in advance; $10 at the door.
• Wailing Souls — The Jamaican reggae group performs at 8 p.m. Monday, July 17, with Radio La Chusma and Vibes Arise. Tickets: $15.
• 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 guests 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.
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.
• The Air National Guard Band of the Southwest — The 39-member professional military band from Texas performs pop , Americana and traditional songs Saturday, July 1. Admission is free; reserved ticket required.
• ”All Hands on Deck!” — The revue based on Bob Hope’s 1942 USO wartime tour for troops is Saturday, July 8, featuring a cast of singers, dancers, entertainers and a 9-piece orchestra with tunes like “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “I’m In The mood For Love,” “Don’t Fence Me In,” “Thanks For The Memory,” and more. Tickets: $39-$69.
• Missoula Children’s Theatre, “The Tortoise Versus The Hare” — The public performance for the week-long children’s theatre workshop is 7 p.m. Friday, July 14. Approximately 50 to 60 children, ages 6-17, needed for the musical’s various parts. Tickets: $18 adults; $10 children.
Auditions are 9 a.m. Monday, July 10.No experience necessary. Participation is free. Information: (575) 336-4800.
• 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist performs Saturday, July 22. Tickets: $39-$59.
• ”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, Aug. 5, 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.
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.
• Clay Walker — The country star performs 8 p.m. Friday, July 7. Tickets: $30-$65.
• The O’Jays — The classic group, whose members belong to both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and R&B Music Hall of Fame, perform 8 p.m. Saturday, July 15. Tickets: $30-$115.
• Warrant and Winger — The metal bands perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. Tickets: $35-$65.
• Maddie and Tae — The country sister duo performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 8. Tickets: $35-$65.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• Comedy Night is 7 p.m. Thursday, July 20. Tickets to be announced.
• The Miss Alamogordo/Otero Scholarship Pageant is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 29.
• 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. Season spaces are $150-$180 for six shows (often sell out early).
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