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Leila Lopez gets under your skin

Tucson musician Leila Lopez on over a decade in Tucson's live music scene, plus Bryan Thomas Parker faces the edge of revolution on his newest release. It's your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup.... Read more»

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Station to station: Downtown Radio dials in 2nd birthday

In which Downtown Radio turns two years old, album "hatching" season begins for local bands and Tucson is invaded by a plethora of touring acts. All this and more in your TucsonSentinel.com local weekend music roundup. ... Read more»

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Singer Natalie Pohanic wants to make your day better

"Songwriting is different every time," said Natalie Pohanic. The Tucsonan started writing and recording songs at the tender age of two and never lost the bug. Plus, West Foot Forward is coming to town and a weekend full of festivals in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup. ... Read more»

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They're no wallflowers: Bruja and the Coyote and Wallpaper Prison

Two local acts — Bruja and The Coyote and Wallpaper Prison — are ready to head to the studio, indie hip hop artist Grieves explains how to survive being courted by a major label, HoCoFest rides again and the return of the Melvins, and more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup!... Read more»

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They’ve got the hots for Charlie Watts: Hanging with the Exbats

An interview with bubblegum sweet and streetwise punk duo the Exbats, plus Lenguas Largas, remembering Bob Spasm and more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music round up.... Read more»

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Melody, dynamics & power: What's so great about Free Machines

Matt Rendon, proprietor of Midtown Island Studios, hears a lot of local bands. So when he really likes a group, it's worth taking note. That's why it's a pretty big deal that Free Machines is putting out their newest release, "Too Bright For The Night" on Midtown Island Records. Plus, more weekend music.... Read more»

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Ocean of noise: Surfbroads and Return of the Mermaids

A wave of sound will wash over Tucson this weekend, with live performances including The Surfbroads, Chick Magnet, more Resonars, Casey Golden, Hank Topless, Lucifer The Cat and the Return of the Mermaids.... Read more»

The hardest working men in Tucson show business

You might not know their names, but odds are pretty good that you recognize some of these faces, at least if you're a regular at Tucson live music venues. This week, this column shines a spotlight on some of Tucson's hardest working bassists and drummers. ... Read more»1

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Juju Fontaine: Young band, old souls

The interplay between guitar, rhythm and vocals in local band Juju Montaine has a charged and fluid call and response that owes much to Jeff Buckley, Van Morrison and improvisational jazz. Plus, a Bisbee road trip, a burlesque battle and the return of return of the Resonars in weekend music.... Read more»

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Shit Knife cuts through respectable rock conventions

Tucson band Shit Knife plays the kind of loud, fast, edgy smart post-punk, garage-fueled rock and roll like you used to love in high school, tempered with the wisdom of jaded adulthood. Plus, Live Rhythm Roulette, a chance to out your inner prog rock fan and more in this week's weekend music roundup.... Read more»

Happy when it rains... A monsoon playlist

It's hot, it's humid, and it's (finally) raining buckets of cats and dogs. Here are a few monsoon tunes to play as you celebrate.... Read more»2

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Los Guapos' multi-styled rhythms fill Tucson dance floors

With sonic influences ranging from surf to swing to bossa nova, Latin to lounge, jazz to rock to blues to Earth Wind & Fire, Los Guapos is a band that can be hard to describe, but one that is almost guaranteed to make you dance. See them Saturday, and check out the rest of our weekend music picks.... Read more»

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The Rifle's sound spirals into onstage grooves

Tucson band The Rifle is bigger on the inside. If you were to meet the trio before hearing them, you'd expect a far more stripped-down sound than the epic soundscape of the band's first full-length release, "Anabasis." Plus, The Sinners and more in weekend music.... Read more»

Patriotic playlist: Songs for July 4

Here's a selection of some of the best songs about what American independence means, from Springsteen and Petty to Funkadelic and the Beastie Boys. Is that freedom rock? Turn it up and celebrate, and sound off in the comments about your favorites.... Read more»

Surf's up! Mission Creeps' deliciously dark ocean of sound

The Mission Creeps haunt the Tucson music scene with their deliciously dark brand of surf and punk-tinged rock and roll with a heavy dose of "voodoobilly." Catch them Friday night — and here's the rest of the weekend music lineup, including Miss Olivia and the Interlopers and Half-Broke Town.... Read more»

Andrew Gardner closes the circle on psychedelic rock, again

In the past couple of years, it's begun to seem like every other new band in Tucson is "reinventing" psychedelic rock. But Andrew Gardner, frontman of Tucson indie band La Cerca is not surprised that the music he was listening to at a young age is coming back into style. Plus, more weekend music.... Read more»

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