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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

Weekend Preview: Boycott this! edition

There is a definite air of civic engagement in the programming offerings of clubs and arts organizations this week, as well as a commitment to the unique cultural hybrid that is Tucson. If the 24-hour news cycle portrayal of your community has made you despair of late, the perfect remedy is a visit to some of these choice weekend events. Boycott your television and embrace some local culture.... Read more»

Music fest preview

Tucson Folk Festival celebrates 25 years downtown

This weekend, to celebrate its 25th year, the Tucson Folk Festival will feature approximately 115 acts on four stages, workshops, a New Artists’ Stage at the Tucson Museum of Art, featuring short, impromptu sets by festival players and others, and food and craft vendors, in addition to the headliners. ... Read more»

Under the influence: Leila Lopez

On Sunday, I met with Leila Lopez in her childhood home off of 4th Avenue. Lopez is celebrating the release of her second CD, "Fault Lines," at Solar Culture Gallery on Saturday with an early, all-ages show.... Read more»