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Video: Calexico plays live at Wavelab Studios

A steady drumbeat of teasers leading up to the April release of Calexico's new album continued Thursday, as the band released a video of a live performance of "Falling From the Sky," recorded at Tucson's Wavelab.... Read more»

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New Calexico song falls from the sky

A second song from upcoming album "Edge of the Sun" was released by Tucson alternative rockers Calexico on Monday. "Falling From The Sky" features Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell on backing vocals, and continues the synth-laden midtempo tone set by a song released by the band in January.... Read more»

Calexico announces release of 'Edge of the Sun'

Tucson alternative rockers Calexico will drop a new album in April. "Edge of the Sun" was recorded at Wavelab Studios, and includes a wide complement of guest musicians. The band is kicking off live dates featuring the new songs with a concert in Glasgow this weekend, with U.S. tour dates pending.... Read more»

Photos: KXCI benefit a rocking street party

The third annual Calexico and Friends Festival en el Barrio saw a party fill the streets downtown Saturday afternoon to raise money for KXCI, a local non-profit radio station. (with videos)... Read more»

Festival en el Barrio

Tickets on sale for annual Calexico/KXCI street party

Calexico will bring their desert sound home to Tucson to benefit KXCI when they headline the Festival en el Barrio on April 7. A limited number of $15 tickets are now on sale.... Read more»

Remembering Jan. 8

Giffords leads Pledge of Allegiance at vigil

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance at the candlelight vigil Sunday that commemorated the first anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings in which she was wounded.... Read more»

Remembering Jan. 8

Vigil at UA will mark first anniversary of shootings

Tucsonans will gather Sunday evening at the University of Arizona Mall for a candlelight vigil to commemorate the first anniversary of the Jan. 8 shootings. Those attending should dress warmly and arrive after 4 p.m for the 6:30 service.... Read more»


Brushing the dust off: Predictions for 2012

Much like a monsoon haboob or a lengthy speech by an East Valley Republican, 2012 promises more dust-ups and hot air in the local political arena. Here's one take on what the year holds: on wry, hold the pickle.... Read more»5

All Souls Procession

All Souls events celebrate passed loved ones

"Put it on wheels, strap it to your back, wear it, put lights in it, walk or ride it" - all fitting ways to honor loved ones who have passed, All Souls Procession organizers said. (with videos)... Read more»

'Flor de Muertos' captures Tucson's essence on film

Shortly after the Jan. 8th shootings, I lamented that "Tucson" would become a synonym for a tragedy, since the city hadn't distinguished itself in any other notable way. But this weekend brings a screening of an extraordinary film that not only celebrates the best of Tucson, but nails its essence for anyone who's never had the good fortune to visit here.... Read more»

Tucson Together Fund

'Luz de Vida' to light up Rialto benefit for Jan. 8 charity

Released this week, "Luz de Vida" is a music compilation benefiting the Tucson Together Fund, which provides support for the Jan. 8 victims and their families. 37 local and national acts participated, and several will play a benefit concert at the Rialto Theatre on Saturday.... Read more»

Do look back: 'Calexico: A Retrospective'

Fans of Calexico will get an up-close-and-personal look at the famed Tucson band with the photo exhibition, "Calexico: A Retrospective," which opens with a reception Thursday at the downtown Sacred Machine Museum. ... Read more»

HoCo Fest to go out with a bang

Hotel Congress' HoCo Fest 2011 finishes big Sunday with Calexico, Matt Ellis, Jon Rauhouse and a slew of other great acts. ... Read more»

Video: Calexico on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

If you were too occupied with Cinco de Mayo festivities Thursday night to catch Tucson's musical ambassadors on TV, here's a video of them performing "Crystal Frontier" on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" with Mariachi Luz de Luna.... Read more»

Concert for Civility, Respect and Understanding

Civility concert draws top talent, national attention

A Californian and two guys from Chicago and Detroit wanted to remind Tucsonans who we are. Thursday's "Concert for Civility" brought together a variety of artists for short sets where participants intermingled purposefully, adding strategic harmonies or stinging guitar.... Read more»1

Browne, Cooper to headline concert for Tucson civility fund

A new fund set up to support those affected by the Jan. 8 mass shooting will get a boost from a benefit concert featuring Jackson Browne, Alice Cooper, David Crosby & Graham Nash, Ozomatli, Calexico and others. The March 10 concert will benefit the Fund for Civility, Respect, and Understanding, set up by the family of Ron Barber, an aide to Rep. Giffords who was wounded in the attack.... Read more»1

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