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The Rifle

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The Rifle

Tucson band The Rifle is bigger on the inside. If you were to meet the trio before hearing them, you'd expect a far more stripped-down sound than the epic soundscape of the band's first full-length release, "Anabasis." Plus, The Sinners and more in weekend music. Read more»