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Tucson sounds

The Whole Enchilada... minus a side of nuts

In which your trusty scribe muses on the origins of desert rock and the fact that some things suck way worse than disco. Especially Nazis. It's your local music column at TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

Celebration of Tucson's desert rock dumps Holocaust denier who spreads Nazi memes

Local music legends will take the Hotel Congress stage Saturday, but along with River Roses, Sidewinders and Giant Sand there was to be one performer who's become more notorious for his posting of antisemitic screeds and pro-Nazi memes — Chuck Maultsby of Chuck Wagon and the Wheels.... Read more»

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 TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

Weekend music

Tucson sounds: The local spin on Record Store Day 2019

The lowdown on Record Store Day this year, plus: K Records' Calvin Johnson comes to town, an invasion of Exbats and this week's live gig listings in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup. ... Read more»

Weekend music

Get that patchouli stink outta here - It's Record Store Day!

In honor of Record Store Day, we interviewed some purveyors of new and used vinyl to get the lowdown on the latest deals and available treasures. Plus, remembering local musician Noah Gabbard and more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup. ... Read more»

Obituary

Mike Davis, punk rock pioneer, dead at 68

Mike Davis, who helped pioneer punk rock with Detroit's legendary the MC5, and later played with Tucson's Rich Hopkins and Luminarios, died Friday of liver failure. He was 68.... Read more»

Tucson Together Fund

'Luz de Vida' to light up Rialto benefit for Jan. 8 charity

Released this week, "Luz de Vida" is a music compilation benefiting the Tucson Together Fund, which provides support for the Jan. 8 victims and their families. 37 local and national acts participated, and several will play a benefit concert at the Rialto Theatre on Saturday.... Read more»

Sand Rubies say 'adios' with final show

After a quarter-century of solid songwriting, countless club gigs and a brief flirtation with the big time, Tucson's prototypical desert rockers played a final show this week. Much like their city, the story of the Sidewinders/Sand Rubies is as much about what could have been as about what came to be.... Read more»2

Weekend preview: a sixpack to go

Here at the Sentinel, we would like to commemorate National Poetry Month's end by invoking Baudelaire's poetic imperative to "Get Drunk." Not that this necessitates the imbibing of potent potables; Baudelaire goes on to direct readers to intoxicate themselves "On wine, virtue, poetry, whatever!"... Read more»