Special thanks
to our supporters

  • NewsMatch
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Lester Bangs
  • Lincoln Steffens
  • Chuck Huckelberry
  • Michal Glines
  • Maeve Robertson
  • Gary Morlock
  • Gregg Garfin
  • Beverly Werber
  • & many more!

We rely on readers like you. Join them & contribute to the Sentinel today!

Hosting provider

Proud member of

Local Independent Online News Publishers Authentically Local Local First Arizona Institute for Nonprofit News
 1 2 >
The Chicago Bar Maquee in better times.

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

A humble three-piece indie band with a huge sound, Tucson band The Rifle rocked out as part of Sentinel Fest, TucsonSentinel.com's virtual showcase of great local music that you can't go see live because of the coronavirus pandemic. 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»

The Wanda Junes' Thom Plasse, Bobby Carlson, and Tony BallZ with a little help from guest drummer Dmitri Manos at Owl's Club

In this time of uncertainty and isolation, we offer you a cure. Introducing Sentinel Fest — a virtual music showcase celebrating a decade of independent online news from TucsonSentinel.com. Plus,a review the Wanda Junes latest release "the Basement Apes," live music listings and more in your local music roundup. Read more»

Hatpin Duo

In which your intrepid reporter curls up on the floor with a cup of hot cocoa and a fat stack of local music releases to summarize the soundtrack of a new year. Plus, your weekend gig listings. Read more»

Najima Rainey aka Just Najima

Tucson artists Just Najima and the Rifle are set to headline a pair of major local album releases. Plus, new music from Weekend Lovers, the Demons, touring bands and more. 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»

Mark Anthony Febbo in the recording studio

A roundup of local new releases, reflections on this year's Great Cover Ups, and your weekly local music roundup. Read more»

"I enjoy the concept of being a has-been who never was." — Willis Earl Beal proves he's more than a "Nobody." Plus, local drummer turned frontman James Clement Few weighs in on the subject of the business of music. And this week's live show listings. Read more»

The Wanda Junes at Tap and Bottle, circa 2017

The Wanda Junes' Bobby Carlson on friendship, music, DIY spirit and making it all worthwhile. Wrought Iron's Clinton Smith and Eric Schaffer of the Other Troublemakers weigh in on the subject of the business of music. Plus this week's live show listings, music news and more. Read more»

The Rifle

The Tucson Sounds column has entered its "terrible twos" and your trusty local music scribe is going to bring you up to date on the status of the bands and venues we've covered in the last 24 months. Plus, some new stuff. Read more»

Deanna Cross and Peter Gorritz in For Love or Absinthe

Although Tucson is a fabulous place to play music, it isn't an easy place to be a working musician. Still, some locals, by ingenuity, intestinal fortitude, and an eye for opportunity, manage to make a living. One of them is Dee. Read more»

The Rifle en route to a Southern California gig

Get to know Sauced Up! Plus, new music from the Rifle, a video release from Katie Haverly and friends, music news, weekly listings and more in your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. Read more»

Gabi Montoya, John Read and John Matzek of Juju Fontaine

As spring rolls in and bands make their way to and from town as part of the SXSW touring circuit, our local music heroes are beginning to emerge from hibernation and hit stages (and record store shelves) once more. Luckily, your intrepid local weekly music columnist is on the case. Read more»

 1 2 >