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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

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Alternative Latin music is making new strides into the U.S., with Mexican bands packing venues from coast to coast. The strength of alternative Mexican music on both sides of the Rio Grande attests to sweeping changes in the two nations in the last decade. Read more»

If you were too occupied with Cinco de Mayo festivities Thursday night to catch Tucson's musical ambassadors on TV, here's a video of them performing "Crystal Frontier" on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" with Mariachi Luz de Luna. Read more»

Cobain, in the video for 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.'

It's been 17 years since Nirvana singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain took his own life, and nearly 20 since the band stormed their way up the charts with their second album, "Nevermind." Read more»