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Singing silenced, Ronstadt elected to Hall of Fame

Just months after she told the world that her renowned singing voice has been silenced by Parkinson’s disease, Tucson native Linda Ronstadt has been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Although Ronstadt has been eligible since 1992, she recently said she never considered herself a rock singer and didn’t give much thought to ever be so honored.... Read more»2

Happy Christmas from John Lennon

Beatle John Lennon was shot to death Dec. 8, 1980. R.I.P. (with archival videos)... Read more»

New Pussy Riot video slams Putin, Russia's oil industry

Members of the Russian punk performance group Pussy Riot released a video Tuesday criticizing President Vladimir Putin’s ties to the country’s oil industry. It is the group’s first video in almost a year. The music video, called “Like a Red Prison,” shows four members of the group in their signature, brightly-colored “balaclava” masks and tight dresses, taking a sledge hammer to a pipeline and pouring oil on what appears to be a picture of Igor Sechin.... Read more»

8 awesome Chinese punk bands that prefer a black flag over a red one

Chinese punk rock is a lot like Chinese street food — rough, honest, loud and maybe even less healthy. The raucous cacophony erupted out of the country’s most famous modern protests. During the 1989 Tiananmen democracy revolt, Cui Jian, the godfather of Chinese punk rock, taught a generation how to revel in rebellion. Today alternative culture in the People’s Republic has become so potent that Vice Magazine has even opened up a branch in Beijing to cover it.... Read more»

Fox Theatre

Mark Lindsay: A Raider’s renaissance

A major ‘60s icon, Paul Revere and the Raiders’ frontman Mark Lindsay cut a singular figure in his velour Revolutionary War coat, boots and ruffled shirt, pony-tail and very, very tight pants. Girls went moony over his pictures in Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine, screamed and swooned when he sang. And it wasn’t a hollow image. ... Read more»2

Only label Hayes Carll wants is 'songwriter'

When Hayes Carll plays Club Congress next week, it will be a more formal affair than his last appearance, even by the t-shirt and jeans standard of both his brand of music and that historic music venue. Carll’s website describes him as “wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic.” He admits that his music is “outside the box for mainstream country.”... Read more»

Lift a glass and sing along: St. Patrick's Day playlist

It’s not St. Patrick’s Day without a pint of Guinness, some soda bread, and amazing music. Here are a few of our favorites. Slainte!... Read more»

Fox Tucson Theatre

Desert Rose Band brings acoustic hits to town

Former Byrd and Flying Burrito Brother Chris Hillman, the featured headliner at the 2010 Tucson Folk Festival, will bring the Desert Rose Band in its acoustic quartet version to the Fox Theatre on Saturday.... Read more»

Happy Christmas from John Lennon

Beatle John Lennon was shot to death Dec. 8, 1980. R.I.P. (with archival videos)... Read more»

Pussy Riot: Punking Putin

For all the august legacies of the Ramones, The Clash and even the Sex Pistols, they plied their trade in countries where they weren’t likely to do time for criticizing the government. Pussy Riot is inspiring and astoundingly great because they’re extending the tradition into a context that matters. (with video)... Read more»

Biggers abdicates from Bisbee Royale

Doug Biggers, former Rialto Theatre honcho and the driving force behind the ongoing transformation of the Bisbee Royale, has stepped down as managing director of that project. Biggers said the commute between Tucson and Bisbee made impossible his continuing involvement in the million-dollar renovation.... Read more»1

Fox Theatre

Original Byrd McGuinn returns to folk roots

In the seminal ‘60s rock band the Byrds, McGuinn broadened the range of pop music, and later, country music as well. Now he’s also making sure our folk music heritage is preserved.... Read more»

Is European EMI breakup a death-knell for indie music?

The EU is moving closer to major record-label dominance, which might be good for big business, but it’s bad for fans, artists and the industry as a whole, critics say.... Read more»

Bass legend Watt reunites fIREHOSE for Thursday Tucson gig

It’s been nearly two decades since post-punk maestros fIREHOSE have played together, so fans of the band, bass wrangler Mike Watt, and the ‘80s legends the Minutemen might want to catch Thursday night’s gig at Plush.... Read more»

Lift a glass and sing along: St. Patrick's Day playlist

It’s not St. Patrick’s Day without a pint of Guinness, some soda bread, and amazing music. Here are a few of our favorites. Slainte!... Read more»

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