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Weekend music

Elegant Rabies will rock you in heaven

The post-punk elegies of Tucson band Elegant Rabies, plus Yacht Rock, the return of Weezy, a tip of a hat to a certain Mr. Kevin and more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup.... Read more»

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Mute Swan's guitars roar as the outside world fades away

Tucson band Mute Swan keeps the shoegaze torch lit. Plus, Exbats with Weekend Lovers and more in your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup.... Read more»

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Anatomy of a scene: Meet some local music fans

The most important element of a local music scene is... local music fans. So this week, we salute not the bands but the audiences, as we meet a few of Tucson's coolest rock and roll aficionados. Plus, cooling off in Bisbee, Ladytowne at Club Congress and more in your weekly TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. ... Read more»

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New release radar: Tucson indie records for Independence Day

Cure your summer ennui with our guide to new local music releases. Plus, Surfapalooza and Fourth of July music events in your TucsonSentinel.com weekly music roundup.... Read more»

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Birds and Arrows fly free of their 'folk chains'

An interview with musical transplants Birds and Arrows, plus a Fourth Avenue block party and some great upcoming shows in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup.... Read more»

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'Getting angry about stupid things': Uncovering Distortionists' fuzzy musical motivations

Tucson rockers the Distortionists may have come together as a punk cover band, but have cranked things up into an original full-tilt act. Plus, an evening with Steve Kilbey & Amanda Kramer, and a rush of local music releases in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup.... Read more»

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The heavenly sounds of Little Cloud

Though their music began as a family project, Little Cloud has blossomed into a kind of family of choice, beyond the literal kinship of its two founding members. Plus the Tucson Hip Hop Festival, the first big wave of touring band madness and this week's live music listings.... Read more»

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The musical odyssey of Hannah Yeun

Hannah Yeun and her band weave dark, majestic, otherworldly indie pop laced with traces of dark psych, angsty no wave and '60s French yeye. Plus, check your local listings in TucsonSentinel.com's weekend music roundup.... Read more»

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Swampy, smart harmonic rock & roll with Black Medicine

Black Medicine's swampy, harmonic rock. New stuff from Bisbee's Exbats! Plus more in your weekend music update from Tucsonsentinel.com.... Read more»

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»

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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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