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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»

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»

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 TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. ... Read more»

Club Congress wants your memories

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the rock venue's debut, the folks at Club Congress will set up a "Tucson's Rock n' Roll Museum" exhibit in September. They're asking for copies of old show posters and flyers, photos, fanzines, videos and other artifacts from three decades of strum and twang. ... Read more»

State gears up for centennial

Arizonans are celebrating 100 years of statehood on Tuesday with exhibits and events that honor the pioneering spirit of the "Valentine State."... Read more»

Tucson leaders hope streetcar gets downtown on track

Tucson's $180 million modern streetcar project has city officials and downtown businesses hoping more people, and their wallets, will be brought downtown by easier transportation.... Read more»1

2nd Saturdays Downtown

Second chance for downtown Saturdays

The launch of 2nd Saturdays Downtown is Saturday from 5-10 p.m., and features live music at several venues, an outdoor stage, and out on the thoroughfare. Does this new event have the formula for resurrecting a downtown tradition?... Read more»

Weekend preview: a sixpack to go

Here at the Sentinel, we would like to commemorate National Poetry Month's end by invoking Baudelaire's poetic imperative to "Get Drunk." Not that this necessitates the imbibing of potent potables; Baudelaire goes on to direct readers to intoxicate themselves "On wine, virtue, poetry, whatever!"... Read more»

Concert preview

'Haiti Reborn' concert to raise relief funds

Looking do more to help victims of the Haitian earthquake? Come out to see some great local music at the Benefit for Haiti Reborn at Club Congress on Sunday.... Read more»