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Weekend music

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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Weekend music

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

Weekend music

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»

Weekend music

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»

Weekend music

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»

Weekend music

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»

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»

The Gunrunners rock every show like it's their last

If you've ever met Ted Riviera, you've probably heard an earful about Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. The primitive, passionate, roots-based rock and roll they pioneered is a sound that his band, The Gunrunners, has embraced over a decade of playing dive bars, punk shows and rave-ups around the Old Pueblo. ... Read more»

Concert at Douglas border crossing aims to break down barriers

With musicians performing on two stages set up next to each other on either side of the border, a concert at the Douglas Port of Entry this month will bring a different kind of attention to an area that’s been in the national spotlight for barriers.... Read more»

Theatre review

Recognizing the truth: ATC's world premiere of 'Holmes and Watson'

The last show of David Ira Goldstein's 25-year run with Arizona Theatre Company and a briskly staged and solidly acted work that had its first-ever staging in Tucson last week — is, as the Brits say, too clever by half and a rather slight thing at that. ... Read more»

Theatre review

Self-regulating instability: Winding Road's 'Language Archive'

A nicely designed production of Julia Cho's "The Language Archive" has opened for a four-week run, staged by Winding Road Theater. This play about a professor's desperate attempts to preserve dying languages and his own expiring marriage features some terrific acting and a marvelous original score.... Read more»

Review

The gorgeous plurality of being human: Az Rep's 'Twelfth Night'

A beautifully mounted, intelligently directed, energetically acted production of "Twelfth Night," Shakespeare's beloved social and romantic comedy of mistaken identities and gender-bending, has opened for a three-week run at Arizona Repertory Theatre. Not as "goth" as it's billed, the show is nonetheless smart and vigorous.... Read more»

Making choices: Live Theatre Workshop's 'The Cripple of Inishmaan'

An earnestly entertaining and professionally judicious production of Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan" has opened a six-week run at Live Theatre Workshop. ... Read more»

Review

Fresh irony unlocked in Conrad's soap art

Miles Conrad's fresh immersive soap art Compound Interest — "concerning correction and coercion" (penal system, jail to the rest of you birds) — is floating above many also-rans in this year's Whitney Biennial. Seen before it hits the road in Conrad's Tucson studio, it was soothing, lovely and smells great. Just like Mom's sheets after washing and Bouncing. Amazing considering it references the pattern of walls and prison. Irony, irony, thy name is art. ... Read more»

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