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Smashing Pumpkins play in Charlotte, N.C. on July 16.

Smashing Pumpkins will play Tucson's Rialto Theatre on Sept. 1, the venue announced Monday. Read more»

Listen to Calexico perform favorites like "Roka" and "Crystal Frontier" in this free download/stream of a 2009 live show. Read more»

Guest Opinion: An open letter to artists boycotting Arizona: By not performing in Arizona, artists are harming the very people and places that foster free speech and the open exchange of ideas that serve to counter the closed-mindedness recently displayed by the new law. Read more» 4

Let's Tea Party perform.

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A week with Broken Social Scene's "Forgiveness Rock Record" suggests that it will eventually sound like its predecessor on anti-depressants. The lows are filled in with putty, but the highs get sanded off in the process. Read more»

Songstress Pepi Ginsberg

Singer/songwriter Pepi Ginsberg has found her sound on her new full-length "East Is East," as the audience at Hotel Congress can discover Wednesday night, when she brings her quartet to the patio for an early show. Read more»

Self-portrait: extreme close-up

Andrew Gardner is the singer and lead guitarist of local indie pop veterans, La Cerca. The band plays twice this weekend, opening for Spindrift at the Red Room on Thursday, and for Hairsprayfireandgirls at Plush on Saturday. Read more»

Whitney Morton, of Joan and Whitney, has herself in a tizzy of excitement over Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Sunday show at Club Congress. You should be excited, too. Read more» 1

Tasha Sabatino on the Riviera

In the first installment of 'Under the influence,' drummer Tasha Sabatino discusses sad songs, Mo Tucker and jazz greats, and reveals a heart full of soul. Read more»

Late Saturday night, Rolling Stone reported that Sparklehorse singer Mark Linkous had died of an intentional overdose. New reports indicate he may have shot himself. Read more» 1

Shane MacGowan

Like the best laid schemes of mice and men, hipsters and hangers-on have decided to unite to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. This is a good thing, right? Read more» 1

On the heels of their recent release, "The Courage of Others," Denton quintet Midlake digs deeper into the dense territory of 2006's "The Trials of Van Occupanther." Midlake plays Plush on Monday with Matthew & the Arrogant Sea Read more» 1

Chris Black on gypsy violin.

Self-proclaimed "Latin-gypsy party band" Bajo Turbato will open for one-man-band and curiosity That 1 Guy Thursday at Plush. The band is actually a duo: Chris Black, local singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, on violin, and Tucson mariachi/punk icon Gabriel Sullivan on bajo sexto. Read more» 2

Amy Rude live in Paris.

Amy Rude has assumed the alias of Auntie Boots and is bringing her monthly Low Down Blues Revue downtown to energize the local music scene. Read more»