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Wakeman, whose credits include several classic albums with Yes, solo records, soundtracks and backing up artists from Chaka Khan to Black Sabbath, will be playing at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre. The cape and bank of keyboards will be missing in the stripped-down solo show. Read more»

Exbats drummer/vocalist Inez McClain channeling her inner Brian Wilson at this year's Gonerfest

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 TucsonSentinel.com. Read more»

Bisbee's Exbats pay tribute to Rolloing Stone Charlie Watts

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 TucsonSentinel.com. Read more»

Brian Lopez on stage at MSA Annex in Tucson

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»

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»

Shadows of Xixa at HoCo Fest 2017

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»

Birds + Arrows at Che's Lounge

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 TucsonSentinel.com weekend music update. Read more»

Leigh Lesho

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 TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. Read more»

Birdwatch at last year's Chick Magnet

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 TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. Read more»

Bob Spasm fronting Bloodspasm at the now defunct Vaudeville Cabaret

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

Little Cloud

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 TucsonSentinel.com. Read more»

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 TucsonSentinel.com's weekend 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 Hot Sardines

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»


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 TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup. Read more»

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