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Watercolor's Andrew Gardner and John Matzek model Covid-era band couture

Our prodigal music columnist returns to offer up a choice selection of cruelty-free, organic, locally sourced indie music selections including stuff from Freezing Hands, Weekend Lovers, Hank Topless, Annie Jump Cannon, Watercolor and Marianne Dissard. Read more»

Flor De Nopal performs at Ladytowne Live at Club Congress in 2019

Ring in the season with a handful of local new releases that will distract you from holiday music overload, including Just Najima, Weekend Lovers, Flor De Nopal, Chateau Chateau, Sh*t Knife, and the Resonars. Read more»

The Chicago Bar Maquee in better times.

A wealth of pandemic new releases, some thoughts on creative paralysis and remembering the Chicago Bar. Read more»

Chezale at Tucson Hip Hop Festival

Grab a seat at the virtual table as we chat with a new acquaintance, catch up with old friends Miss Olivia and the Interlopers, Marianne Dissard, Gabi Montoya and Tucson Vibe's Robin Hunn, and check out new music from some of our favorite local bands. Plus virtual live streams, virtual venues, musician's resources and more. Read more»

The Exbats: Bobby Carlson, Inez McLain, Ken McLain

Bisbee band the Exbats have recorded a game-changer of an album, "Kicks, Hits and Fits." Plus, your weekend gig listings. Read more»

Sissy Flowers of Feverfew at Club Congress

JJP's top local albums of 2019, New Year's Eve live music listings and more in your TucsonSentinel.com local music roundup. Read more»

Anchorbaby's Ricky Shimo

Anchorbaby weaves a soundtrack beyond fixed borders, musicians gather out of love for Leo Schwamm, Mermaids return with a surf rock soundtrack, Second Saturdays return, the kids remain all right and more in your TucsonSentinel.com local music roundup. Read more»

Deanna Cross and Peter Gorritz in For Love or Absinthe

Although Tucson is a fabulous place to play music, it isn't an easy place to be a working musician. Still, some locals, by ingenuity, intestinal fortitude, and an eye for opportunity, manage to make a living. One of them is Dee. Read more»

Jessica 'Sissy' Famighetti (Feverfew) at Club Congress

No longer a lone woman with a lot to shout about, Jessica Famighetti of Tucson band Feverfew fronts a glitter-soaked gang whose good side you'd rather be on. Plus, gig listings & more in your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. 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»

Louise Le Hir with guitarist Annie Dolan at Midtown Island Studios

So you want to be a rock and roll star? Ready to record? You're in luck. This week we talked shop with a few of our favorite local studios. Plus, Jean Caffeine heads back through town, the beautiful bubblegum punk of Peach Kelli Pop and a guide to this week's stand out shows in your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. Read more»

Lenguas Largas

Tucson's Lenguas Largas is a loud, dynamic psych/hardcore punk/melodic punk/garage/lofi/indie/fusion/border rock/so-many-other-things band whose waves of percussive fuzzy rhythmic noise sometimes visibly radiate off a stage. Plus, Saint Patrick's Day preview, badass lady rock and more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup. Read more»

Free Machines at Midtown Island Studios

Matt Rendon, proprietor of Midtown Island Studios, hears a lot of local bands. So when he really likes a group, it's worth taking note. That's why it's a pretty big deal that Free Machines is putting out their newest release, "Too Bright For The Night" on Midtown Island Records. Plus, more weekend music. 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»