Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has a new band, Adler, a new album, "Back from the Dead," and a spring/summer tour kicking off March 2.
The North American leg of the tour will run through July 28, ending in El Paso, though no venue has been confirmed.
The group was started last year, around the time GNR was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The band consists of singer Jacob Bunton (formerly of Mars Electric), guitarist Lonny Paul (a holdover from Adler's previous band, Adler's Appetite) and bassist Johnny Martin (Chelsea Smiles).
In other news:
• Reclusive indie rocker Jeff Mangum has added a second show at Marfa's Crowley Theatre.
It will be at 10 p.m. March 31.
His 7:30 p.m. show that night is sold out.
Tickets are $20, on sale at ballroommarfa.org.
The former Neutral Milk Hotel leader (among other bands) also plays Tricky Falls at 9 p.m. March 30.
Tickets for that show are $25 at All That Music & Video, Bowie Feather, Eloise, Maria's Closet and holdmyticket.com.
• Local blogger/promoter Junior Vazquez needs 98 people to reserve tickets for a showing of "Any Day Now" by March 3.
He's trying to bring the film, which stars Alan Cumming, to Tinseltown at 7:30 p.m. March 12.
Vazquez, who writes a blog called The Mutha Effing Prince, went through Tugg, a website that works kind of like a crowd-funding site. People can go through the site to choose movies they want to bring to local theaters.
"Any Day Now" is based on a true story about a gay couple who takes in a teenager with Down syndrome who has been abandoned by his mother. The unusual arrangement is discovered and custody battle ensues.
Cumming, currently on TV's "The Good Wife," plays Rudy, a drag queen, and Garret Dillahunt plays Paul, the conflicted male fresh from a bad marriage who falls for Rudy.
Tickets are $10.01. They can be reserved at tugg.com/events/3082.
If he gets 98 reservations by March 3, it's a go. If not, well ...
"Directed by Travis Fine and inspired by one of those heart-wrenching true stories, the film's straight-talking sensibility helps it sidestep the sentimentality that might have been its undoing," said a reviewer for the Los Angeles Times.
"Any Day Now" also shows at the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla March 22-28.
• El Paso Playhouse, currently staging the comedy "Sylvia" through March 2, will host two more "Que Funny" comedy show, featuring local yucksters, on March 8 and 9.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, on sale at the theater, 2501 Montana.
The first "Que Funny" show last fall sold out.