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Tucson sounds: The show must go on

Little Cloud's Big Break. Gaza Strip get back to work. The SandWinders revist the pool room. New releases from These Loud Thoughts, Blue Sea Sky, Exbats and more. It's your local music column from Read more»

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Tucson sounds: Memento Mori

Remembering rock legends Don Everly and Charlie Watts as well as Tucson's Cliff Gabbard. Plus: Al Foul, Barnaby Butcher, Marianne Dissard, Sheila E., Chaka Khan, local new releases and friendly reminder to keep yourself safe at live events. It's YOUR local music column from Read more»

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Brian Lopez headlining Kennedy Center livestream Friday morning

Friday morning, Tucson musician Brian Lopez will be the featured performer in a Kennedy Center livestream. The XIXA frontman will share the virtual stage with fellow Tucsonan (and trumpet-wielding indie soul diva) Mattea as well as Arizona psych-cumbia duo Los Èsplifs.... Read more»

Rialto canceling, rescheduling concerts over coronavirus

Performances at the Rialto Theatre and 191 Toole are being called off due to COVID-19 concerns, with Saturday's Buddy Guy shifted to September, and other concerts also being suspended.... Read more»

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Tucson sounds: Fest or famine (From HoCo Fest to NoCo Fest)

In which your humble local music scribe guides you through the offerings of a certain major Tucson music festival...and gives alternatives for those who are festival-averse. Plus this week's live show listings, music news and more.... Read more»

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We only come out at night: Summer guide to local live music venues

With the students and snowbirds gone, and summer days hotter than the devil's armpit, it's time to take back Tucson nights. Plus, summer show announcements, remembering Tucson music legend Randy Clamons and more in your weekend music update.... Read more»

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New release radar: Tucson bands drop retro-sounding recordings

Locals Asian Fred, Leigh Lesho and Marshal Man look back to the future with retro-influenced modern pop, folk and indie releases, plus weekly show listings and more in your music roundup. ... Read more»

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Tucson's Chick Magnet calls 'femmes to the front' at gigs

Local arts, music and live performance festival Chick Magnet calls "femmes to the front," Ladytowne returns to Club Congress, June West's debut, moshing for mental health, a killer lineup at Cans, Unscrewed's opening and more in this week's music roundup.... Read more»

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Remembering Bob Spasm, plus Tucson native Lisa Morales's border-tinged Americana

The Texas-Southwest-blues-rock-Americana of Tucson-bred Lisa Morales. Plus, remembering local punk Bob Spasm, and more listings in your weekly music roundup. ... Read more»

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Marianne Dissard confronts old ghosts in new book & performance

Chanteuse Marianne Dissard is back in Tucson, visiting her desert ghosts and putting her heart out on her sleeve with the publication of an intense and deeply personal work. Plus more in your weekend music roundup from Read more»

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The musical odyssey of Hannah Yeun

Hannah Yeun and her band weave dark, majestic, otherworldly indie pop laced with traces of dark psych, angsty no wave and '60s French yeye. Plus, check your local listings in's weekend music roundup.... Read more»

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Josh Ritter, Sloths, Sheila E. grace Tucson stages

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»

Jazz Festival swings, bops, taps and rolls back to Tucson

This year's 10-day Tucson Jazz Festival will feature performances from Sheila E., Spyro Gyra, Hypnotic Brass, Diane Schuur, along with a free 12-hour-long music showcase Downtown on Monday.... Read more»

Weekend music

New kids in town: Cool Funeral

Tucson indie shoegaze band Cool Funeral is so new that they don't yet have an online presence or any official recordings, much less a back catalog. Plus, a little dose of late onset Halloween and some stellar live gigs lined up for the week ahead, in your weekend music roundup.... Read more»

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Beyond the Motown sound: Asian Fred's musical evolution

With a stellar reputation and distinct Motown/Stax sound, Tucson band Asian Fred is stronger and tighter than ever, although they gig rarely and have been slow to release recordings. But an EP is coming out soon. Plus: check your local listings in the weekend music roundup.... Read more»

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Station to station: Downtown Radio dials in 2nd birthday

In which Downtown Radio turns two years old, album "hatching" season begins for local bands and Tucson is invaded by a plethora of touring acts. All this and more in your local weekend music roundup. ... Read more»

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