Live Music And Events Calendar

  • Candye Kane & Her Band featuring Laura Chavez

    May 2, 2015 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    “Los Angeles native Candye Kane is the 21st century version of Bessie Smith, singing a tough, smart, sassy and showbiz-savvy blend of Blues and Soul that takes no prisoners of any persuasion.” – Steve Leggett, Allmusic

    The Boondocks Lounge and the Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation are excited to present Candye Kane & Her Band, featuring Laura Chavez in a KXCI Presents show. KXCI brought Candye and her band to the El Casino Ballroom last Halloween for a nearly sold-out concert. We jumped on the opportunity to bring her back in a more intimate venue. After beginning her career in Hollywood's underground music scene with punk and hillbilly bands, she landed in the Blues and went on to record twelve albums for a variety of labels. She built a worldwide reputation with constant touring, television appearances and collaborations with LouAnn Barton, Miss Lavelle White and Sue Foley. She also penned and performed a stage play called “The Toughest Girl Alive” for sold-out crowds at the New York Fringe Festival. Candye has been nominated for five national Blues awards and won the Best Blues Band award in San Diego a record nine consecutive times. Candye met guitarist Laura Chavez in 2007 and discovered they were kindred spirits, both musically and personally. Laura is a brilliant guitarist who became Candye's right hand, co-writing songs and helping Candye with her heath issues. In 2008 Candye was diagnosed with a rare pancreatic cancer. She's been very open about her health issues and has used them to become stronger and more powerful. Her own songs reflect that strength and send a message of empowerment to women and men everywhere. In spite of continued treatment for cancer, Candye and her band are committed road warriors, bringing their brand of Blues to the rest of the world.

    Candye Kane & Her Band featuring Laura Chavez will be performing from 8-11 PM, Saturday May 2, 2015 at The Boondocks Lounge. Tickets are on sale now at The Boondocks for $12 in advance. Tickets at the door will be $15 with a $3 discount for KXCI & SABHF members.

    For more information contact The Boondocks Lounge at 690-0991, or

  • Off The Ground In Concert May 8th $5.00 Cover

    May 8, 2015 8:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Off the Ground is a dynamic and talented group of musicians singer/songwriters well known to the Tucson music community. Their genre is an eclectic mix of up-beat, fun music with basis in rock, soul and blues music. The hallmark of the band’s emphasis is on high-energy catchy groovy original tunes, excellent musicianship, amazing harmonies and jaw-dropping vocals.

  • JOHNNY RAWLS In Concert May 9th $15.00 Cover at the door.

    May 9, 2015 8:00 pm to 12:00 am


    Tickets Also Available:Boondocks Lounge- 3306 N First Ave, Antigone Books- 411 E 4th Ave, Dark Star Leather-2960 N Swan (Plaza Palomino)

    Singer, songwriter, guitarist, arranger and producer Johnny Rawls draws on the 1960s’ deep soul-blues tradition in his guitar playing, yet his lyrics, playing technique and singing are completely modern. Rawls was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and learned to play guitar at the knee of his blind grandfather. Having mastered the guitar by his mid-teens, Rawls’ began backing musicians who were touring through Mississippi, such as Z. Z. Hill and Joe Tex. In the mid-1970s, Rawls joined O. V. Wright’s band, became his music director and toured with Wright until the latter’s death in 1980. The band continued billed as the Ace of Spades for another 13 years and toured and performed with B. B. King, Little Milton, Bobby Bland, Little Johnny Taylor, and Blues Boy Willie. Rawls is nominated yearly and often wins blues awards. In 2013 he won the 21st Annual Living Blues Awards Critics’ Poll “Most Outstanding Blues Singer 2013 ” and “Best Blues Albums of the Year 2013” He has also been honored, along with Little Milton and Tyrone Davis, with a Blues Trail Marker in Hattiesburg.