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Weekend music

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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

KXCI to offer window on live radio at new Hotel Congress studio

Tucson community radio station KXCI plans to open a new broadcast studio inside Hotel Congress. Scheduled to open in the fall, the studio will give passersby the chance to see DJs conducting interviews and catch a glimpse of special shows by touring and local musicians.... Read more»

Club Congress wants your memories

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the rock venue's debut, the folks at Club Congress will set up a "Tucson's Rock n' Roll Museum" exhibit in September. They're asking for copies of old show posters and flyers, photos, fanzines, videos and other artifacts from three decades of strum and twang. ... Read more»

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The thrill remains the same: Honor BB King and go listen to live music

Like most music lovers, I'm listening to some sweet old B.B. King cuts on Friday. But, recalling the magic of the three times I was lucky enough to see him play, here are a few recommendations for Tucson spots to catch the fleeting magic that is live music this week, including blues, chamber music, and Latin fusion.... Read more»

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Weekend music: Two bands to get under your skin

At Club Congress, BRYDES gives an all-caps shout-out to the archetypal big ‘80s MTV anthem, while Whispering Wires will draw out their clanging beauty at The Flycatcher.... Read more»

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Weekend music: DIY sunshine pops up

All around town, your weekend music forecast is clear: Mullarkey's Run-On Sunshine at 191 Toole, Vannessa Lundon and Jillian & The Giants at Club Congress, and a host of other shows all over town.... Read more»

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Steppin' out: Solo takes from Tucson bandmembers

If there's a common thread between some of the upcoming week's most notable shows, it's the solo showcasing of musicians best known for their work with their primary bands. On the list: Best Dog Award, Sun Bones, Katie Haverly and Ryan Chavira.... Read more»

Tucson music: Let's get into trouble

While Tucson's music landscape is as rich, vast and rife with possibility as the city itself, fans of local acts — the best of which stand up to any act in any locale you care to name — have seen coverage of it shrinking at an alarming rate recently. With this new column, TucsonSentinel.com is your solid source for serious coverage of our weird and wonderful homegrown monster of a music scene. ... Read more»

Rebellion, renaissance & redemption: Billy Sedlmayr's 'Charmed Life'

Anyone who follows the local music scene knows all too well the tribulations of poet-author-singer-songwriter Billy Sedlmayr’s life. We know of the wasted years and poor choices. One could easily become bitter and hardened after enduring such trials as drug addiction and incarceration, but not Sedlmayr. He still has much to give.... Read more»

Heavy Metalachi comes to Club Congress Thursday

Heavy metal mariachi band Metalachi will play Club Congress on Thursday night. Audience members can expect a mixture of classic metal covers from artists such as Metallica, Ozzy Osborne, and Judas Priest, all played with traditional mariachi instruments, along some mariachi standards.... Read more»

Brian Lopez opens up with 'Static Noise'

Record release shows this Fri & Sat: While talking about his record "Static Noise," Tucson singer-songwriter Brian Lopez presents a fascinating study in contrasts. Lopez becomes passionate and animated when he is describing his project and then retreats into quiet reserve when he is finished. "I wanted the music to be potent, compelling," he says.... Read more»

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