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

Protesters face a police line in Downtown Tucson

Odalys from Mudpuppy gives a bird's-eye view of Tucson's May 29 protests while other local musicians weigh in on the creative toll of COVID-19. 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»

Christopher Pierce's lonely bass rig just before this week's audience free set at Tap & Bottle by Katie Haverly and the Aviary

A quarantine chorus of livestream performances, home studio recordings, virtual jams and new music releases keep Tucson's music fans connected in a time of social distancing and physical isolation. Plus, mini-reviews, some non-local music news, and a taste of this week's live music streams in this week's Tucson Sounds. Read more»

Dmitri Manos, Ryen Egglestone and Ben Sol Schneider or Golden Boots

JJP's preview of forthcoming local music releases in 2020, live music listings and more in your TucsonSentinel.com local music roundup. 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»

The Surfbroads - Velvet Hammer, Pixi Axe, Amy Mendoza and Serena Rose.

A wave of sound will wash over Tucson this weekend, with live performances including The Surfbroads, Chick Magnet, more Resonars, Casey Golden, Hank Topless, Lucifer The Cat and the Return of the Mermaids. 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»