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Weekend music

Tucson becomes eclectic: Emilie Marchand and WestOasis

Emilie "Lola Torch" and WestOasis lead the pack of diverse and eclectic shows this week, plus, weekly listings and more in your music roundup. ... Read more»

Weekend music

Introducing the Frecks; The nice guys of Big Mean; Remembering Gene Ruley

Introducing the Frecks, plus the nice guys of Big Mean, Kevin C. lays down the low end, remembering one of Tucson's finest musicians, along with a special visit by a punk pioneer and this week's local listings in your music roundup. ... Read more»

Last one out: Padres (and baseball) swing away from Tucson

Cloud-filled skies loomed with the possibility of rain as the Tucson Padres closed out their final season of minor-league ball in the Old Pueblo with a 2-1 loss to the Reno Aces. Despite the uncertainty in the air, over 8,000 fans showed up to see the team off, in one of the best-attended games the Padres have put on. But the future of baseball here is, for the moment, as shadowed as Thursday night's sky. ... Read more»

Sand Rubies say 'adios' with final show

After a quarter-century of solid songwriting, countless club gigs and a brief flirtation with the big time, Tucson's prototypical desert rockers played a final show this week. Much like their city, the story of the Sidewinders/Sand Rubies is as much about what could have been as about what came to be.... Read more»2