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Carbon Canyon in the studio

Carbon Canyon's surreal, rhythmic soundtracks; plus: Anchorbaby comes to life; mourning Plushcatcher one more time; and more, in your TucsonSentinel.com local music roundup. Read more»

Local musician and music fan Isabella Rodriguez gracing the side of a Downtown Building

The most important element of a local music scene is... local music fans. So this week, we salute not the bands but the audiences, as we meet a few of Tucson's coolest rock and roll aficionados. Plus, cooling off in Bisbee, Ladytowne at Club Congress and more in your weekly TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. Read more»

Natalie Pohanic at Tap and Bottle

From rock'n'roll acoustic sets to Laurel Canyon acolytes to old-school folk rock, the best things in the Tucson music scene aren't always the loudest. Plus,a preview of some killer local shows and a bittersweet sign-off for much-loved Flycatcher, all in your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. Read more»

Little Cloud

Though their music began as a family project, Little Cloud has blossomed into a kind of family of choice, beyond the literal kinship of its two founding members. Plus the Tucson Hip Hop Festival, the first big wave of touring band madness and this week's live music listings. Read more»

Black Medicine

Black Medicine's swampy, harmonic rock. New stuff from Bisbee's Exbats! Plus more in your weekend music update from Tucsonsentinel.com. Read more»

Lowlife's "Concept Rock," a Saturday filled with rock and roll adventure, and metal...for the kids! Plus more in your weekend music update from Tucsonsentinel.com. Read more»

One of the liveliest gigs I've ever seen in this town was a Sunday-night show back in 2007 at the former Plush (now Flycatcher) on Fourth Avenue. I'd first become aware of Josh Ritter hearing tracks off his 2006 album The Animal Years, but this was the first time I'd seen him and his band in person. Read more»

Science fiction weekend feature, hear all these bands invade your speakers. See androids fighting Brad and Janet, while this columnist interviews Miller's Planet. In the late week music feature from TucsonSentinel.com (in the back row...whoa...oh...) Read more»

Weekend Lovers

Bands fronted by bass players are cool, almost by default (think Concrete Blonde, Morphine, the Police). Tucson trio Weekend Lovers — named for Prince lyric, as you may have guessed — play "bratty love songs with a dash of death and beautiful sky." Plus, more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup. Read more»

Asian Fred

With a stellar reputation and distinct Motown/Stax sound, Tucson band Asian Fred is stronger and tighter than ever, although they gig rarely and have been slow to release recordings. But an EP is coming out soon. Plus: check your local listings in the TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup. Read more»

Trees Speak

Lots of local bands want to catch your ear and make you get up and dance. Trees Speak aims to sow confusion. Plus: worshiping at the altar of The Church, the return of the Great Cover-Up, and more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekly music roundup. Read more»

Half-Broke Town

An interview with the fabulously eclectic Half-Broke Town, plus one last rock and roll summer party and more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup. Read more»

Downtown Radio's Jason LeValley

In which Downtown Radio turns two years old, album "hatching" season begins for local bands and Tucson is invaded by a plethora of touring acts. All this and more in your TucsonSentinel.com local weekend music roundup. Read more»

BRYDES

At Club Congress, BRYDES gives an all-caps shout-out to the archetypal big ‘80s MTV anthem, while Whispering Wires will draw out their clanging beauty at The Flycatcher. Read more»

Louise Le Hir, left, and guitarist Annie Dolan, right, on stage at Club Congress.

While Le Hir has been at the helm of always intriguing sounds, the imminent release of her first solo album shows her to be among the first of Tucson’s current underground scene to graduate past the influences of 1960s psych and garage, ‘70s krautrock and ‘90s shoegaze into an astonishingly nuanced and mature work. The decades of reference may be the same, but the substance belongs only to Le Hir. Read more»

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