Celebrate Halloween with KXCI at El Casino Ballroom


91.3 KXCI Community Radio presents:
House Rockin’ Halloween featuring Double Headliners:
The Paladins
Candye Kane
El Casino Ball Room, 427 E 26th St.
Friday October 31 at 8pm, doors open at 7pm
Ticket Contact: 520-623-1000 ext. 13 or kxci.org

The Paladins
The Paladins
Press Contact: Amanda Shauger 520-623-1000 ext 17 amanda@kxci.org
Promoter: Jeb Schoonover Jebby137@yahoo.com 520.795.1420
Tucson nonprofit community radio station 91.3 KXCI hosts a “House Rockin’ Halloween” at historic El Casino Ballroom with co-headliners The Paladins and Candye Kane in a KXCI fundraiser on Friday, October 31. Guitar Player describes The Paladins’ music as “Basic and bare-boned West Coast jump blues, down home Texas grit, and Memphis rockabilly . . . wild, funky and menacing.” Candye Kane is a blues diva who inspires others with her original songs of hope, empowerment, and overcoming adversity.
Tickets for the concert are $15 Advance, $12 KXCI Member Advance, and $18 at the door night of show. Ticket outlets include KXCI, Antigone Books, Folk Shop and The Parish. Doors open at 7pm and food will be available for purchase by Allyn Haynes Catering.
The Paladins (who played a reunion show at El Casino for us in 2013, and were regular stars there in the 80s and 90s) feature an invigorating blend of rockabilly, blues, R&B and country. Since their inception, the Paladins went on to become one of the top drawing Rockabilly/Blues bands. They released nine studio records and toured the world over several times. Dave Gonzalez was also listed by Guitar Player Magazine as one of the 101 unsung guitar heroes of all time.
Candye Kane has been called a survivor, a superhero and the toughest girl alive. (All are also titles of her self-penned songs.) They are apt descriptions of the jump blues singer, songwriter and mother of two from East Los Angeles who has earned this moniker the hard way. Nominated for seven National Blues Foundation Awards http://www.blues.org/including Best Contemporary Blues Female 2014, and winner of ten San Diego Music Awards.
Early KXCI Staff Member and concert promoter Jeb Schoonover has teamed up with KXCI once again to curate an evening of exceptional “House Rockin” Blues and Rockabilly music which celebrates the unique cultural crossroads of KXCI, Tucson and El Casino.
KXCI’s popular concert series began in the early 1980’s to help get the station on the air. KXCI’s formative years were peppered with House Rockin’ shows at El Casino with artists such as Queen Ida, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Lonnie Mack, Marcia Ball, Beausoleil, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many more. El Casino’s renowned dance floor provided the perfect atmosphere for these adrenaline fueled and dance crazed shindigs.
Since the summer of 2012, concert promoter and former KXCI staffer Jeb Schoonover has teamed up with KXCI to curate exceptional “House Rockin” shows which celebrate the unique cultural crossroads of KXCI, Tucson and El Casino. House Rockin’ Halloween is sure to be a treat!
Additional information: General Manager Randy Peterson 520-623-1000 ext 12 randy@kxci.org

Amanda Shauger

KXCI Community Engagement Director

220 S. 4th Avenue

Tucson, AZ  85701

520-623-1000 ext 17 Office

520-990-3623- Cell


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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).