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3 nights, 32 bands, no spoilers: Return of the Great Cover-Up!

A treasured Tucson musical event is back this year, and super organizer Mel Mason fills us in with a sneak peek of sorts... and stay tuned for more Cover-Up memories, local music news and this week's live music roundup.... Read more»

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Weekend music

Band trip: Getting cosmic with Miller's Planet

Science fiction weekend feature, hear all these bands invade your speakers. See androids fighting Brad and Janet, while this columnist interviews Miller's Planet. In the late week music feature from TucsonSentinel.com (in the back row...whoa...oh...)... Read more»

Happy Christmas from John Lennon

Beatle John Lennon was shot to death Dec. 8, 1980. R.I.P. (with archival videos) — Let us know which of his songs are your favorites.... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Manny, Conner & Chubby

Meet a few of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups: Manny, Conner and Chubby. This week's TucsonSentinel.com TailWaggers are from Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary.... Read more»

Music roundup

Rendezvous with Tucson trio Weekend Lovers

Bands fronted by bass players are cool, almost by default (think Concrete Blonde, Morphine, the Police). Tucson trio Weekend Lovers — named for Prince lyric, as you may have guessed — play "bratty love songs with a dash of death and beautiful sky." Plus, more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup.... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Goldie & Jazz

Meet a couple of the many great companions available from one of our local animal rescue groups, RAD Rescue: Goldie and Jazz.... Read more»

Weekend music

The fun-loving, soul-eating, heart-stealing horror rock of Pigmy Death-Ray

For all the noise and in-your-face angst of punk, there's still nothing that quite embodies rock's spirit better than a sultry, feisty frontwoman — like Luci Furr and her Tucson band Pigmy Death-Ray. Plus coming attractions and this week's live music listings.... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Hayley & Trixie

Meet a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups: Hayley and Trixie. This week's TucsonSentinel.com TailWaggers are from Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary.... Read more»

Weekend music

The lonesome country blues of Hank Topless

Hank Topless sings "hard country blues" with a touch of Merle, a snarl of Jerry Lee, a dash of Leon Russell and a little bit of punk rock give-no-fucks abandon. Meanwhile, Tucson seems to be "singing the blues" this week, with several live blues-tinged gigs coming up, and some good, solid Old Pueblo psych and indie rock news. It's your weekend music update!... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Whisper & Fini

Meet a couple of great companions from local rescue In the Arms of Angels: Whisper and Fini.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Hoping against hope for the Tucson Benedictine Monastery

There are nuns in Tucson who have been praying for us for 77 years. And they have provided a beautiful place of peace, open to all people of all faiths to find solace and mercy. But now a real estate deal has them leaving the Benedictine Monastery of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration on Country Club Road.... Read more»1

Weekend music

New kids in town: Cool Funeral

Tucson indie shoegaze band Cool Funeral is so new that they don't yet have an online presence or any official recordings, much less a back catalog. Plus, a little dose of late onset Halloween and some stellar live gigs lined up for the week ahead, in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup.... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Jaxson & Koobe

Meet a couple of the many great companions available from one of our local animal rescue groups, RAD Rescue: Jaxson and Koobe.... Read more»

Weekend music

Best Of Beef 2017 & Return of the Night of the Living Fest

In which noted local punk scene cynic Mark Beef says a bunch of nice things about Tucson folks while probably still managing to offend someone — we all embrace the yearly Return Of The Night Of The Living Fest! And more in your weekend music roundup.... Read more»

Weekend music

All in the family with Tucson bands Gaza Strip and the Unday

Gaza Strip and the Unday are like siblings. Unday is the sister: Elegant, beautiful, very intelligent, and complicated. Gaza is more of the brother: a little angsty, kinda rough around the edges, and sophomoric at times. But a friendship that has lasted about 15 years will bring out the best in you, especially when music is a common love.... Read more»

Deep & Provocative: 'Two Plays for Lost Souls' at the Scoundrel and Scamp

Two intelligently conceived and professionally mounted one-act plays mark the opening of a new theatre company here in Tucson: the Scoundrel and Scamp. One is a truly dramatic monologue, the other a weird and compelling piece of theatre.... Read more»

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