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"They're weaned on Stravinsky and Bartok, and we're weaned on country and Western and Mexican music," Parra says. "In America it's a lot different. It's Elvis oriented. But Europeans understand the classics."
Noisy Neighbor is scheduled to perform on Thursday, May 21, at Hollywood Alley in Mesa, with Present. Showtime is 8 p.m.
Singer Not the Song: This month represents the 18th anniversary of the founding of Zia Records. Normally, the Arizona record-store chain celebrates the occasion with big live-music blowouts in Tempe and Tucson. But with the recent passing of Zia founder Brad Singer, this year's anniversary celebrations will now be tribute shows for Singer, with many of his favorite bands scheduled to play. The Tempe lineup for the Brad Singer Celebration (on Sunday, May 24, at Bash on Ash) includes the following: Yoko Love (8 p.m.), The Piersons (8:45 p.m.), Satellite (9:30 p.m.), Beat Angels (10:15 p.m.), The Revenants (11 p.m.), and Dead Hot Workshop (midnight).
The Tucson tribute show takes place on Sunday, May 31 at Club Congress and includes Naked Prey, Howe Gelb, Al Perry, Creosote, and Shoebomb.
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