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  • A Baffling Experience: Lonesome Shack 
  • A Baffling Experience: Lonesome Shack 

    Exploring the dark, unpolished side of blues with Lonesome Shack
      Seattle blues trio Lonesome Shack was just about finished with their newest album when a troubling thought occurred to songwriter/guitarist Ben Todd: it didn’t feel right. 
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  • A Path to Follow: North
  • A Path to Follow: North

    Eleven years have helped Tucson’s North form a distinct metal voice
      When most people think of Tucson, they don't think of metal. Well, maybe literally they think of copper or iron, but not sludge or doom. Recently, though, that seems like it could change.
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  • Altered States: PIPELiGHTS
  • Altered States: PIPELiGHTS

    How one song and a rusted old pipe helped shape the band PIPELiGHTS
      Both the name PIPELiGHTS and the album title 518 reflect on the moment Corcoran and Sarabia decided to move on from The Borderline Sound.
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  • ¡Viva La Tradición!
  • ¡Viva La Tradición!

    Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano are keeping this hertiage genre alive, even if the kids prefer narco corridos
      Longtime mariachi musician and admirer Jesús "Chuy" Guzmán is afraid commercialism will end up killing the beautiful traditions of his Mexican heritage.
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  • Back in Shape: Refused
  • Back in Shape: Refused

    Legendary Swedish punk band Refused embraces the Freedom of a new start
      What started as a reunion has improbably morphed into the second phase of a defiant and uncompromising career for Swedish hardcore punk torchbearers Refused.
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  • Bad Suns Rising: Bad Suns
  • Bad Suns Rising: Bad Suns

    California’s Bad Suns refuse to serve the same dish twice
      The goal for Bad Suns' current tour is road testing some of the new songs, and with Tucson as the first performance.
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  • Bed Head: Prom Body
  • Bed Head: Prom Body

    Prom Body’s latest album release may be more focused, but it’s no less fun
      A simple workout, one that he'd done thousands of times, put Mike Fay on his back for two months.
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  • Blue Horizons: Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater
  • Blue Horizons: Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater

    After 65 years of playing the blues, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater looks to a new generation to keep the genre alive
      But it was a fateful letter from an uncle who'd moved up to Chicago that changed Clearwater's life by leading him to the city's blues clubs.
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  • Bonus Tracks: Modern Baseball
  • Bonus Tracks: Modern Baseball

    With a surprise new EP out, Modern Baseball rewards fans for sticking around
      Brendan Lukens has always compared his band Modern Baseball to a journal for him and co-songwriter Jacob Ewald.
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  • Building the Waul: Katterwaul
  • Building the Waul: Katterwaul

    Brittany Katter on growing up and the two sides of selling your own sexuality
      Are you looking to escape to a world of childlike whimsy? It’s easy—aim for the second star to the right, and go straight on 'til morning. Just know that Brittany Katter of Tucson’s Katterwaul has a few choice words for you should you choose the route less matured. After all, the band’s first full-length release, titled 15 Forever, is named as a commentary on the mental and emotional stasis that seems to cripple men of a certain age.
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  • Butterscotch Cathedral
  • Butterscotch Cathedral

    Matt Rendon weaves 20 years of psych rock experience into his newest project, Butterscotch Cathedral
      Although he's one of the forebears of the Old Pueblo's psych scene and has spent much of the last year making other local acts sound good at his home recording studio Midtown Island, he's also been working on something new and that project, perhaps, is the thing that will make Tucson finally take note.
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  • Ceremony: Danceable Gloom
  • Ceremony: Danceable Gloom

    Ceremony will keep fans happy at live shows, but also introduce their new sound
      It may seem like Ross Farrar has been breaking up in song for a long time.
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  • Chastity Belt: Secure in Seattle
  • Chastity Belt: Secure in Seattle

    Chastity Belt has locked down its pop-punk sound

      Chastity Belt knew they were onto something when the music they began playing for drunken college students could impress an entirely different audience.

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  • Collective Soul: Mavis Staples
  • Collective Soul: Mavis Staples

    Mavis Staples perfects the art of collaboration
      Legendary gospel-soul singer Mavis Staples made her name with her family band, but she's made some of the best music of her career over the last decade with a surprising series of collaborators.
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  • Collective Subconscious: American Monoxide
  • Collective Subconscious: American Monoxide

    Improvised and responsive, Dimiti Manos finds freedom in American Monoxide
      Warbly and wobbly, built from detuned guitars, busted keyboards and found sounds, the music of American Monoxide has an off-kilter magnetism, steadily strange and catchiest when least expected.
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