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Under the influence: Andrew Gardner

Andrew Gardner is the singer and lead guitarist of local indie pop veterans, La Cerca. The band plays twice this weekend, opening for Spindrift at the Red Room on Thursday, and for Hairsprayfireandgirls at Plush on Saturday.... Read more»

Music preview

Local Natives play Solar Culture on Tuesday

The Local Natives' debut album "Gorilla Manor" (Frenchkiss Records) is in most music snobs' highest rotation lately, and tonight, the band will grace the smallest, best-sounding venue they are likely to encounter for a very long time. ... Read more»

Lobbyists, lawmakers bond during Springsteen concerts

As Bruce Springsteen belted out his working-class anthems on the floor of the Verizon Center last May, Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., chairman of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, was raising money in the privacy of a luxury suite overlooking the stage. ... Read more»1

Weekend preview: Called by the Muses

Spring is in full force, and despite all the blooming and birth around you, perhaps you feel a bit uninspired. Never fear. These ten weekend events are at least as likely to locate your inner muse as your GPS is.... Read more»4

Spring Club Crawl

89 bands play downtown Saturday

If you haven’t celebrated the pleasures of springtime in the desert yet, its time to crawl out from under that rock before the sun starts blasting us. This Saturday’s Club Crawl is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a balmy night and to savor the best of Tucson’s music scene.... Read more»

Film review

'The Runaways' a 'Cherry Bomb' indeed

The long-awaited 70s biopic "The Runaways," starring child actress Dakota Fanning, who is now 16, as Cherie Currie and "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett, landed with a thud in Tucson Friday.... Read more»1

AZ International Film Festival

Tucson's annual film festival starts Thursday

While you won't see multi-million dollar deals being made on ski slopes or yachts, the Arizona International Film Festival brings the best elements of a film fest to Tucson.... Read more»3

Pulitzer Prizes

Pulitzer winners include ex-Citizen photog, online news site ProPublica

The 2010 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism categories and arts and letters were announced today.The most surprising recipient was Sheri Fink, a writer for nonprofit online news site and Sentinel wire service ProPublica.org, who won the Pulitzer for investigative reporting for her series of articles about a hospital in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. ... Read more»

Tucson arts groups advised to increase private funding

Michael W. Kaiser, president of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts told Tucson arts leaders Monday that groups that all arts nonprofits, and particularly ethnically diverse groups, need to increase private funding.... Read more»

Music fest preview

Muse, Silversun Pickups raise the bar for KFMA Day

On Sunday, Tucson alt-rock FM kings, 92.1 KFMA host their yearly festival at the Pima County Fairgrounds. ... Read more»

Sex Pistols manager

Music impresario Malcolm McLaren dead at 64

Malcolm McLaren, the man behind punk legends the Sex Pistols, died Thursday in New York City.... Read more»

Weekend preview: Power of ten

Before you slather yourself in sunblock and head out to Spring Fling this weekend, or Sunday's KFMA Day at the Pima County Fairgrounds, why not give yourself a nice dose of culture? It'll only hurt a bit.... Read more»

Bob Dylan still too outspoken for China

London's Daily Mail reported yesterday that Bob Dylan's planned tour of Southeast Asia has been scrapped because Chinese authorities canceled planned concerts in Beijing and Shanghai.... Read more»

'Noise Where Prohibited'

Artist Glenn Weyant presents 'sonic meditation' Thursday

Tucson-based sound artist Glenn Weyant will present "Noise Where Prohibited," a sound installation in MOCA Tucson's great hall Thursday. Described as "immersive sonic meditation on the ghettoization of noise/sound/music" the event will fill the hall with various "sound stations" and challenge assumptions about music and art. ... Read more»

Elton John to play Tucson on July 21

Singer Elton John announced a Tucson date on his upcoming summer tour this week. Tickets for his July 21 concert at the Tucson Convention Center go on sale Friday at 10 a.m., and are expected to sell out quickly.... Read more»

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