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Watercolor's Andrew Gardner and John Matzek model Covid-era band couture

Our prodigal music columnist returns to offer up a choice selection of cruelty-free, organic, locally sourced indie music selections including stuff from Freezing Hands, Weekend Lovers, Hank Topless, Annie Jump Cannon, Watercolor and Marianne Dissard. Read more»

Odalys Catalan of Mudpuppy, pledging allegiance to the Clash

Odalys and Leo from Mudpuppy on reinventing the band, missing the live DIY scene and graduating during quarantine. New stuff from Weekend Lovers and the Tucson Vibe, Louise Le Hir gets "TV famous" and Groundworks goes virtual. Plus, live music streams and musician resources in your Sentinel 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»

"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»

Adam Townsend

Adam Townsend's desert-bred blue-eyed soul; seasoned bands find new fans at a pair of Downtown shows; Rock for Paws celebrates Sir Paul; a rock and roll battle at the Screening Room; tour news and more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music update. 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»

Hannah Yeun

Cure your summer ennui with our guide to new local music releases. Plus, Surfapalooza and Fourth of July music events in your TucsonSentinel.com weekly music roundup. Read more»

Weekend Lovers

Bands fronted by bass players are cool, almost by default (think Concrete Blonde, Morphine, the Police). Tucson trio Weekend Lovers — named for Prince lyric, as you may have guessed — play "bratty love songs with a dash of death and beautiful sky." Plus, more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup. Read more»