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Weekend music

Melody, dynamics & power: What's so great about Free Machines

Matt Rendon, proprietor of Midtown Island Studios, hears a lot of local bands. So when he really likes a group, it's worth taking note. That's why it's a pretty big deal that Free Machines is putting out their newest release, "Too Bright For The Night" on Midtown Island Records. Plus, more weekend music.... Read more»

Earworm

XIXA drop hypnotic live video for 'Cumbia del Paletero'

Here's today's earworm: Tucson rockers-slash-cumbia band XIXA have put out a video from their glow-in-the-dark New Year's Eve performance at the Rialto, in preparation for the release of their first full-length album next month.... 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»