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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»

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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»

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»

Weekend music

Beyond the Motown sound: Asian Fred's musical evolution

With a stellar reputation and distinct Motown/Stax sound, Tucson band Asian Fred is stronger and tighter than ever, although they gig rarely and have been slow to release recordings. But an EP is coming out soon. Plus: check your local listings in the TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup.... Read more»

Weekend music

Tucson band Trees Speak aims to mesmerize & confuse listeners

Lots of local bands want to catch your ear and make you get up and dance. Trees Speak aims to sow confusion. Plus: worshiping at the altar of The Church, the return of the Great Cover-Up, and more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekly music roundup.... Read more»

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Revenge of the art rock bands: Switch Affect and Everyone Is Dirty

In a world of neopsych and retro garage bands, it's time for some neo-Bowies and Enos: Tucson-connected Switch Affect and Bowie acolytes Everyone is Dirty. Plus more local listings in your weekly TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. ... Read more»

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A different classic rock: Half-Broke Town transcends musical genres

An interview with the fabulously eclectic Half-Broke Town, plus one last rock and roll summer party and more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup.... Read more»

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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»

Theatre review

Coupling & grieving: Neil Simon’s 'Chapter Two' at ATC

“Chapter Two” is not, to my mind, among the best of Neil Simon's plays, but it deserves a better realization than this, especially from an accomplished regional theatre with so many resources and from a director so intimately connected to the play and the playwright. ... 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»

Weekend music

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»

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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