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Weekend music

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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The hardest working men in Tucson show business

You might not know their names, but odds are pretty good that you recognize some of these faces, at least if you're a regular at Tucson live music venues. This week, this column shines a spotlight on some of Tucson's hardest working bassists and drummers. ... Read more»1

Surf's up! Mission Creeps' deliciously dark ocean of sound

The Mission Creeps haunt the Tucson music scene with their deliciously dark brand of surf and punk-tinged rock and roll with a heavy dose of "voodoobilly." Catch them Friday night — and here's the rest of the weekend music lineup, including Miss Olivia and the Interlopers and Half-Broke Town.... 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»

Meat and Steele at Smokin' Showdown fundraiser

Barbecue brisket, beer and live music on the plaza of Hotel Congress on Saturday will be the attractions at a fundraiser for the Steele Children's Research Center. Seven local chefs will vie for the title of the Old Pueblo’s Pitmaster, and support the search for effective treatments for pediatric cancer and diabetes.... Read more»

Public Enemy No. 1 still lurks at Hotel Congress during Dillinger Days

The 1934 capture of outlaw John Dillinger following a fire at Hotel Congress is highlighted every year by the downtown hotel and club. This year's reenactment takes place Saturday, with a speakeasy fundraiser for the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation on Friday night.... Read more»

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Haunted roundup: Where to celebrate Halloween

Pumpkins, candy and costumes: Halloween is almost upon us and there are many family-friendly and adult options when it comes to celebrating in Tucson this year.... Read more»1

Wisps of hauntings at Hotel Congress

When hip-hop artist performed at the Hotel Congress a few years back, he stayed in one of the rooms that is purported to be haunted. I say "purported" because I am a bit of a skeptic about such things, even though my Mexican grandmother regularly spoke to relatives who had passed on.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: City center to simmer with Labor Day fun

If you're staying in town this holiday weekend, Downtown has plenty to keep you entertained, with food, music and more on the books. You'd have to work hard to not find something to enjoy over Labor Day.... Read more»

Candy Shop Boys swing into Tucson, native son in tow

Native Tucsonan Arthur Vint now lays down the beat for New York City's Candy Shop Boys, a classic jazz quintet who will showcase their take on the music of the 1920s-40s at Club Congress on Friday night. The band performs "viper jazz" songs of the 1920s and '30s that tell tales of sex, drugs, and degeneracy in the censor-dodging coded language of the time.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

Downtown heats up for weekend

As summer heat increases, so does downtown activity. Here's a lineup of weekend events.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

What's cookin' Downtown?

Two new restaurants open Downtown with more on the way, plus 2nd Saturdays and many other events this weekend. Plus, Downtown’s population is also poised to increase with new housing projects.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown: Folk fest, Cinco de Mayo and more

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, check out the The Tucson Folk Festival and enjoy some of the many family-friendly (and some not so family-friendly) events in downtown this weekend.... Read more»

Dillinger Days to again blaze at Hotel Congress

Hotel Congress' "Dillinger Days" returns this weekend, bringing back memories of bootleggers, bankrobbers and straight bourbon.... Read more»

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Halloween madness in Tucson

As Halloween draws near, ghosts, goblins and ghouls come out to play this weekend... Read more»

State gears up for centennial

Arizonans are celebrating 100 years of statehood on Tuesday with exhibits and events that honor the pioneering spirit of the "Valentine State."... Read more»

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