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Mon, 14 May 2012

Plush's Lounge Show Series:

The Jits

RIYL: Soul Asylum, Marah, Cracker and Counting Crows

09:30PM

The Jits are a melting pot of influences. From hard rock to alternative country. All band members have been performing, recording and touring in numerous Tucson bands for many years. "The Jits... demonstrate the fact that inventive alternative rock isn't dead." - Tucson Weekly

Lounge Show

free show 21+ No Cover!
Tue, 15 May 2012

Plush's Lounge Show Series:

Collin Shook Trio

RIYL: Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau and Herbie Hancock

09:30PM

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The hard-driving sound of the Collin Shook Trio is a fresh departure from the Tucson jazz scene. The Trio's first album , Derivatives, features eleven of Collin's own originals with their signature sound: classic Hard Bop from the 1960's, fused with a modern and classically influenced vocabulary and sensibility. The group has had numerous appearances on Local Television, has played all over southern Arizona, and has been performing at all the hot spots in Tucson since the fall of 2010.

Lounge Show

free show 21+ No Cover!
Wed, 16 May 2012

Plush Presents:

Vanity Theft

RIYL: Von Iva, Metric, The Donnas, Le Tigre and Girl In a Coma

11:00PM

With

Enemies!

RIYL: Ride, Silversun Pickups, Oasis and Gomez

10:00PM

and

...Music Video?

RIYL: Caribou, Broken Social Scene, Air, M83 and The Postal Service

09:00PM

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"Vanity Theft may be all-female, but this foursome definitely isn’t your average girl group. With catchy guitar riffs, an in-your-face sound, and lyrics that are, ahem, straight to the point, this band is determined to set themselves apart from a sea of frilly pop." - Nylon "Vanity Theft transcend genre trappings and showcase excellent songwriting abilities, while many other bands think style over substance is acceptable, and that stealing the sounds of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark or the Pet Shop Boys make them exempt from thinking about melodies, hooks, or innovation. So, let’s applaud Alicia, Brittany, Elyse, and Lalaine... (who) recall the darker synth-pop of Depeche Mode and New Order in a refreshingly modern, not at all plagiaristic fashion, with spot-on vocals and a chorus that kills." 8/10 - Pop Matters "Vanity Theft’s Get What You Came For has earned a spot in my summertime rotation when I can sing it on the top of my lungs while driving to the beach with the top down. Is it July yet? *sigh*" - The Owl "Vanaty Theft... (create) perfectly constructed little three-minute nuggets... It may not be life changing, but it's pop music with a youthfully naive tough girl sneer, and if it worked for The Runaways and Tegan & Sara, then why not for Vanity Theft?" - Ink19

Enemies aka guitarist and singer Aaron Lee Tasjan, began last September as a fully realized representation of 26 year old Tasjan's music. As one of the most sought after guitarists in New York, Tasjan has filled the roll of lead guitar for everyone from The New York Dolls to most recently, Alberta Cross... Now Tasjan takes center stage under the moniker Enemies with his new record Desolation Dream. The album was produced by Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, PJ Harvey, Yo La Tengo), and is a raw collection of buzz-snap, cough syrupy, fuzzed out songs that are also remarkably melodic. "Enemies!... A bit like drinking a bottle of cough syrup, lighting yourself on fire and sitting down to relax." - ALT-Me "Enemies!... kick ass rock music." - The Examiner

...Music video? draws its influences equally from pop, rock and electronic music, and always offer an impressive live show. An awesome local act! "...Music Video? stands out in a crowded field of electro-pop groups with their strong sense of melody, flawless production and surprisingly fresh use of synths and samples" - NPR

Doors Open:

08:30PM

Main Stage

21+ $7.00 Buy Tickets
Thu, 17 May 2012

Plush's Lounge Show Series:

Black Jackalope Ensemble

RIYL: Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea and '70s Miles Davis

09:30PM

Black Jackalope Ensemble is a great new contemporary jazz outfit featuring members of Faster Than Light... very nice!

Lounge Show

free show 21+ No Cover!
Fri, 18 May 2012

Plush Presents:

Amy Rude

RIYL: Jesse Sykes, Hayden, Edith Frost, Bill Callahan and Cowboy Junkies

11:30PM

With

The Shondes

RIYL: Throwing Muses, Interpol, Sleater-Kinney and The Dresden Dolls

10:30PM

and

The Cordials

RIYL: Heartless Bastards, Best Coast, Sleater-Kinney and Tegan and Sara

09:30PM

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"Local singer/songwriter Amy Rude can do the full-band country-rock thing better than your average hip Canadian hack, but My Love Is a Velvet Farm sounds more like creative freak folk that several of our own homegrown musicians play: breathy, blended off-key vocals, sparse instrumentation, casually strummed guitars and the feeling of sitting in the backyard and playing for the creosote." - Tucson Weekly "What makes Snakeheart and Rude so loveable resides in both the imperfection in the live feeling of the album and Rude's knack for melody and drawled delivery that makes every song ultimately hummable. Rude sounds somewhere between a female Will Oldham and a feminine early-nineties Stephen Malkmus with extreme back porch, lo-fi leanings." - Venus

"Heavy layers, piling powerful vocals and muscular arrangements on top of each other until its seems like the end result just might crush you, but there’s no way you’d ever want to turn away from it all. Thanks to a die-hard tour schedule, the Shondes garnered a substantial buzz before releasing their debut The Red Sea. Being hailed for their riot grrl approach to political songwriting and speculated as being the next Sleater-Kinney, the Shondes have firmly established their footing as a band to watch." - Exclaim "The Shondes... (are) ready for an indie break out... radical politics, inspired riffs, textured hamonies and pure sex appeal." - Curve "The Shondes... riot girl and queercore bands of the '90s, traditional Jewish music - their moody songs are redolent of a time in the early '80s when punk fractured into something more tuneful and complex." - The Chicago Tribune

"The Cordials -Laura Kepner-Adney on guitar, Cristina Williams on bass, and Courtney Robbins on drums - are the female trio for which Tucson has been subconsciously pining. Self-described as 'pepper pop surf grunge,' The Cordials draw from many styles, sounding like a merry blend of a spaghetti Western soundtrack and Best Coast. Kepner-Adney takes the lead with songwriting, and she has terrific sensibilities when it comes to catchy riffs and novel flourishes. Kepner-Adney and Williams harmonize beautifully—equal parts grace and grit, an exquisite blend that will leave your eyelashes a-flutter, and your toes tapping." - Tucson Weekly

Doors Open:

09:00PM

Main Stage

tickets at door 21+ $5.00

Plush's Friday Happy Hour:

Shrimp Chaperone

RIYL: Dick Dale, The Ventures and Link Wray

05:30PM

Shrimp Chaperone features some of Tucson's finest musicians... great surfabilly!

Lounge Show

free show 21+ No Cover - Happy Hour!
Sat, 19 May 2012

Stateside Presents:

Alcoholic Faith Mission

RIYL: Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Slaraffenland and Sigur Ros

11:30PM

With

You Won't

RIYL: Blind Pilot, The Shins, Neutral Milk Hotel and Mumford & Sons

10:30PM

and

The Vases

RIYL: The Get Up Kids, Sunny Day Real Estate, Superchunk and Modest Mouse

09:30PM

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"Alcoholic Faith Mission have defined their position on the musical spectrum by refusing to define it: theirs is a collaborative, improvising approach, tracks often practiced minimally and recorded only once... The result is a trademark sound both considered and spontaneous, songwriting both immediately gratifying and gradually revealing, all helped along by production skilful yet hands-off." - Music OMH "Alcoholic Faith Mission’s third album has much in common with their Canadian counterparts like Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire." 7/10 - Consequence Of Sound "Alcoholic Faith Mission won’t revolutionize a genre this crowded but... they’ve certainly landed a promising square on the indie-chessboard." - Skeleton Key

"You Won't... a straight sprint from Vampire Weekend back to the Shins." 7/10 - Spin "Skeptic Goodbuy... the perfect post-winter pop album.” - Pop Matters "You Won't... a retro pop sound with a folksy Leonard Cohen edge." - Nylon "You Won't... (creates) hooks that infiltrate every of part of your body." - My Old Kentucky Blog

The Vases are a alternative/indie/psychedelic band known for their blistering guitar solos, and pop tendencies. Over the last 2 years, The Vases have performed in venues across Arizona and California. Formed in 2010 by Colin Sams and Nate Zeligman, The Vases have created dynamic songs with powerful riffs and a touch of shred. It wasn't until their drummer, Jeff Ceresnie, joined forces with the duo that they found the sound that can be heard on their upcoming debut LP, Manic. The album is set to be released Friday, April 27th at Plush where The Vases will be playing the album in its entirety. The Vases will also be gearing up for a tour this summer in Arizona, Nevada and California.

Doors Open:

09:00PM

Main Stage

21+ Advance $8.00 / Door $10.00 Buy Tickets
Sun, 20 May 2012

Plush's Lounge Show Series:

Folk em' Up

RIYL: Chuck Ragan, Frank Turner, Rocky Votolato, Billy Bragg and Tom Gabel

09:30PM

Lounge Show

free show 21+ No Cover!
Mon, 21 May 2012

Plush's Lounge Show Series:

Coins of Catalina

RIYL: John Hiatt, Peter Case, John Doe and Marshall Crenshaw

09:30PM

The Coins of Catalina are no stranger to sharing the stage with legendary greats. The Coins of Catalina serve up a slice of Americana that some refer to as “Snake, Rattle & Roll.”

Lounge Show

free show 21+ No Cover!