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Tucson sounds: Meet us when you get to Heaven (or Dudleyville)

Al Foul has left the building. Long live Al Foul.... Read more»0

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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»0

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»0

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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»0

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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»0

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»0

A last cup of kindness: Farewell to Bentley's and the days of auld lang syne

Bentley's House of Coffee and Tea is closing its Speedway location, relocating yet again — to our hearts and minds and memories.... Read more»0

Tucson sounds: The show must go on

Little Cloud's Big Break. Gaza Strip get back to work. The SandWinders revist the pool room. New releases from These Loud Thoughts, Blue Sea Sky, Exbats and more. It's your local music column from TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»0

Tucson sounds: Memento Mori

Remembering rock legends Don Everly and Charlie Watts as well as Tucson's Cliff Gabbard. Plus: Al Foul, Barnaby Butcher, Marianne Dissard, Sheila E., Chaka Khan, local new releases and friendly reminder to keep yourself safe at live events. It's YOUR local music column from TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»0

Tucson sounds: Miss Olivia amplifies Tucson; Dmitriam doesn't mean to 'bug' you

Miss Olivia & the Interlopers rechristen 191 Toole, the buzz on Bugspring and a new solo effort by Golden Boot Dmitri Manos. It's YOUR local music column from TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»0

Tucson sounds: Bats to the future

Remembering Pink Cadillac proprietor and Tucson legend Paul Arki Wolff; Waxing rhapsodic on the new, forthcoming album by The Exbats. Also, thoughts on Questlove's Summer of Soul film and the unbearable whiteness of a postpunk music collection. It's YOUR local music column from TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»0

Tucson sounds: Sparks will fly

Tucson Sounds goes to the movies and comes back "Sparked" with creative fervor, REV Wyn traffics in cinematic synth-pop, These Loud Thoughts pays tribute to Saint Dolly, Hank Topless goes full sideburns and rhinestones and KMKR Radio keeps Tucson Scotty. It's your local music column from TucsonSentinel.com... Read more»0

Tucson sounds: A new, not so viral edition

Thoughts on "viral" fame, a return to live music and a new identity for some old friends. Featuring music news from Female Gaze, Shit Knife, Midtown Island, Birds & Arrows, Gat Moony, Miss Olivia and the Interlopers and more. Plus this week's local music listings — because there actually are some.... Read more»1

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By any other name: Artist To-Ree-Nee Wolf paints in music in new release

Tucson visual artist and performer To-Ree-Nee-Wolf unveils her debut CD, "A Wolf By Any Other Name."... Read more»0

Obituary

Remembering Jo Tamez, a Tucson muse

Remembering Joann Tamez: beloved muse of Tucson's early punk and post-punk scene... Read more»0

A gyro's tale: Elegy to Fronimo's Greek Cafe

Throughout my young adulthood, Fronimo’s was a constant friend. For a while, this was my Mel’s Diner. My Cheers. My Central Perk. And home to the best Greek french fries in town. RIP Fronimo’s... Read more»0

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