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Flor de Nopal

Tucson electronic artist Flor de Nopal is vibrant, sharp and slightly sweet; plus farewell to Gabi M., and new music from Marianne Dissard, and a look at La Cerca's latest release. Read more»

Daniel Thomas behind the drum kit

A trio of new Tucson records, Return of The Mermaids, Poster Children, and an interview with one of Tucson's hardest-working musicians: drummer Daniel Thomas. Plus, your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music listings. Read more»

Gardner, center, and La Cerca

In the past couple of years, it's begun to seem like every other new band in Tucson is "reinventing" psychedelic rock. But Andrew Gardner, frontman of Tucson indie band La Cerca is not surprised that the music he was listening to at a young age is coming back into style. Plus, more weekend music. Read more»

Released this week, "Luz de Vida" is a music compilation benefiting the Tucson Together Fund, which provides support for the Jan. 8 victims and their families. 37 local and national acts participated, and several will play a benefit concert at the Rialto Theatre on Saturday. Read more»

From Tucson photographer Taylor Graham's 'Connected.' Graham is one of the artists featured in '16.'

There is a definite air of civic engagement in the programming offerings of clubs and arts organizations this week, as well as a commitment to the unique cultural hybrid that is Tucson. If the 24-hour news cycle portrayal of your community has made you despair of late, the perfect remedy is a visit to some of these choice weekend events. Boycott your television and embrace some local culture. 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»

Wolfe Bowart in 'The Man the Sea Saw'

As the weather warms, it may occur to Sentinel readers that getting off the screen, out of the house and into the world is the best laid plan. Hatch your weekend itinerary from the events below. Read more»