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Tucson sounds: Weekenders Unite

In which your friendly neighborhood music columnist admits that not all prog is performative wankery... and tips you off about some great weekend live events. It's YOUR local music column at TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

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The beat goes on: Drumlines reinvent themselves as important pieces in the sports world

Since the Notre Dame marching band’s first on-field performance in 1887, music and sports have long been intertwined - and more than 134 years later, drumlines have surfaced as one of the most popular ways for the arts to infiltrate the athletic world.... Read more»

Tucson sounds: September Boy (for Mario)

In which your humble narrator puts aside the usual clever puns and esoteric bits of rock trivia and tells you about the person she got the chance to love: Mario Cordova.... Read more»

Photos: Tucson Music Hall named for Linda Ronstadt

The Tucson Music Hall will now carry the name of famed singer and Tucson native Linda Rondstadt as she was honored by Mayor Regina Romero just before the Tucson International Mariachi Conference Saturday evening. ... Read more»

Tucson sounds

The Whole Enchilada... minus a side of nuts

In which your trusty scribe muses on the origins of desert rock and the fact that some things suck way worse than disco. Especially Nazis. It's your local music column at TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

Celebration of Tucson's desert rock dumps Holocaust denier who spreads Nazi memes

Local music legends will take the Hotel Congress stage Saturday, but along with River Roses, Sidewinders and Giant Sand there was to be one performer who's become more notorious for his posting of antisemitic screeds and pro-Nazi memes — Chuck Maultsby of Chuck Wagon and the Wheels.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Pima County to vote on new boss, Tucson considers homeless plan

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is retiring six months after a nasty bike accident. As one era ends, supervisors are set to consider making Jan Lesher a permanent replacement.... Read more»

Tucson sounds

Spring listening party: Localism begins in your earbuds

Our prodigal music columnist returns to offer up a choice selection of cruelty-free, organic, locally sourced indie music selections including stuff from Freezing Hands, Weekend Lovers, Hank Topless, Annie Jump Cannon, Watercolor and Marianne Dissard.... Read more»

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

Whether it's the lilting strains of a classic folk song or the pounding of three-chord punk rock — or the omnipresent U2 — the music of the small island of Ireland has influenced artists throughout the world. So raise a glass of Guinness, tap your toe or even get up and dance a bit as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day with song.... Read more»

Janis Ian's 'LAST TOUR' comes to Tucson on Thursday

The retirement of a folk singer may not be much cause for a hullabaloo. But Janis Ian has always been one of a kind. She’s been speaking truth to power since she was a teenager, across 23 albums. Now at 70, the Grammy-winner is throwing herself a long goodbye party.... Read more»

Rick Wakeman to play 'grumpy' solo show at Rialto

Wakeman, whose credits include several classic albums with Yes, solo records, soundtracks and backing up artists from Chaka Khan to Black Sabbath, will be playing at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre. The cape and bank of keyboards will be missing in the stripped-down solo show.... Read more»

Groundhog Day: Bing!

Every Feb. 2, it's time for the obligatory Groundhog Day story. Let's just not think about doing 2020 all over again.... Read more»

Court says Arizona inmate can sue over confiscation of music, religious texts

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday that an Arizona inmate’s lawsuit can proceed against corrections officials who confiscated his hip-hop CDs and Nation of Islam books as banned materials. ... Read more»

From the editor

We're hiring: Sentinel's new Cultural Expression & Community Values reporting position open

A new fulltime reporter will be covering Cultural Expression and Community Values in Southern Arizona this year, with support from TucsonSentinel.com's readers and the national Report for America program.... Read more»

Tucson sounds: 2021 year in review, with hopes & lamentations

JJP's four-sentence year in review, a tribute to Mike Nesmith and a memento mori for local music icons Stuart Kupers and Betsy Scarinzi. Plus this year's New Year's Eve Guide — it's your local music column from TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

Yaqui Chairman Yucupicio inducted into Tejano Hall of Fame for decades of musicianship

The Tejano Roots Hall of Fame is honoring Peter Yucupicio, chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, for his decades of playing bajo sexto with his family's band, Los Hermanos Cuatro.... Read more»

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