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Weekend music

Josh Ritter, Sloths, Sheila E. grace Tucson stages

One of the liveliest gigs I've ever seen in this town was a Sunday-night show back in 2007 at the former Plush (now Flycatcher) on Fourth Avenue. I'd first become aware of Josh Ritter hearing tracks off his 2006 album The Animal Years, but this was the first time I'd seen him and his band in person.... Read more»0

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Jazz Festival swings, bops, taps and rolls back to Tucson

This year's 10-day Tucson Jazz Festival will feature performances from Sheila E., Spyro Gyra, Hypnotic Brass, Diane Schuur, along with a free 12-hour-long music showcase Downtown on Monday.... Read more»0

Tucson's favorite daughter returns: Linda Ronstadt at the Fox

Folk-pop ingenue. Country rock pioneer. Chart-topping '70s rock and roll goddess. Retro torch singer. Mariachi bandleader. A little Gilbert and Sullivan thrown in for good measure. A Tucson legend will be back for an appearance at the Fox Theatre in April, though she won't be bursting into song. ... Read more»0

Tucson music: JJP's Best of 2017

"Best of" lists are ridiculously subjective. But I made one anyway. Plus, 2018 in local music and this week's live gig listings. It's your weekend roundup from Tucson Sentinel.com!... Read more»0

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Tucson band drops the mic: Adios, Los Guapos

Saying goodbye to fan favorites Los Guapos, a very scary Christmas with the Krampus Krooner and Giant Sand returns to the Valley of Rain. This weekend, your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup is a guide to escaping your relatives if you feel the need.... Read more»0

Weekend music: Check your local listings!

It's the time of the season for holiday-centric gigs and that makes for a busy live music roster this week, includin Salem The Bear's yearly benefit show at Congress, The Loudhouse 2nd Anniversary Show, "Chesmas" at Che's Lounge, Naim Amor's Holiday show, and Calexico at 191 E Toole.... Read more»0

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»0

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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»0

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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»0

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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»0

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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»0

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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»0

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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»0

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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»0

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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»0

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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»0

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