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  • Good Juju
  • Good Juju

    Chris Black joins other local music luminaries to create ... chamber music?
  • Decades of Darkness: Southwest Terror Fest
  • Decades of Darkness: Southwest Terror Fest

    Terror Fest returns with Tad Doyle’s Brothers of the Sonic Cloth
      Conventional wisdom holds you mellow as you get older, but with his power trio Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, rock lifer Tad Doyle has made the heaviest record of his career
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  • In at the Chill
  • In at the Chill

    He’s come up with a growing Tucson hip-hop scene and broke through the city’s genre lines. Now, with his debut album, rapper Lando Chill is ready for the big time.
  • Sands of Time: Giant Sand
  • Sands of Time: Giant Sand

    Howe Gelb discusses the end of Giant Sand and the band’s first reunion show
      Howe Gelb is bemused by reactions to Pitchfork's announcement last week that he's ending the 30-year career of Giant Sand.
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  • Rainer Shine: Rainer Ptacek
  • Rainer Shine: Rainer Ptacek

    Some of Tucson’s top music talent join forces on a benefit album for Rainer Ptacek’s daughter Lily
      A CD of unreleased tracks by Tucson luminaries is helping to send Rainer's daughter, Lily Ptacek, to college.
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  • Even the Score: Los Guapos
  • Even the Score: Los Guapos

    Los Guapos release new seven-song EP that you can think of as a “soundtrack”
      The music of Los Guapos sounds like something built for the big screen. So it comes as no surprise when frontman Justin Valdez reaches for a cinematic description, calling the Latin-rock quintet's new EP "sci-fi Spaghetti Western."
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  • Groove Meter: Greyhounds
  • Groove Meter: Greyhounds

    Greyhounds bring us their groove-oriented soul-funk-R&B like nobody else
      It's never bothered the Greyhounds for a minute that nobody—from fans to their label to music writers and DJs—knows quite how to describe the band.
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  • Good Bloat Days: Bloat Records
  • Good Bloat Days: Bloat Records

    26 years of Tucson’s strange and wonderful Bloat Records
      Bloat Records is like alien abduction. Any rational Earth dweller, in their heart of hearts, knows UFOs have to exist.
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  • Shaman Sham: Myrrors
  • Shaman Sham: Myrrors

    Behind the alluring narrative of The Myrrors’ desert psych mythology abroad
      "It's like people's first response was 'It's these guys out in the desert making weird music.' People keep trying to call us shamans, and we just laugh," says frontman Nik Rayne.
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  • Thrash Pickup
  • Thrash Pickup

    Warning! One of the members of Spellcaster or Evil Survives may steal your indie-rock girlfriend
  • Local Sound
  • Local Sound

    Tucson’s Cloud Microphones is shaking up the recording industry using handmade 1930s technology and in-state manufacturing
      Cloud began buying up old ribbon microphones to fix and sell once people in the recording industry noticed their ability to give a “warm” or “vintage” tone to digital recordings.
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  • Fusion + Focus: The Jons
  • Fusion + Focus: The Jons

    Over more than 15 years, The Jons have been musical chameleons
      After four years of work, sometimes steady and sometimes slow, The Jons are ready to unveil El Rey Mojado, the band's most cohesive musical statement yet.
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  • Control Freak: Gatecreeper
  • Control Freak: Gatecreeper

    Tucson death metal outfit Gatecreeper rises above the underground on Relapse Records
      Gatecreeper's upcoming record, Sonoran Depravation, which will be released on Relapse Records this fall, is brutal, intense and possibly the best death metal album to ever be recorded in the Old Pueblo.<
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  • Feminine Touch: Chick Magnet
  • Feminine Touch: Chick Magnet

    With Chick Magnet, local artist Lano makes a space for female artistic expression through music, art, tarot and more
      Rather than accepting isolation as a byproduct of her craft, Lano chose to build a community of female artists.
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  • Doing Her Thing: Ann Wilson
  • Doing Her Thing: Ann Wilson

    Longtime front-woman Ann Wilson gets her fix of raw energy and audience connection with The Ann Wilson Thing
      Ann Wilson, the dramatic soprano who, along with her sister Nancy Wilson, fronts the legendary rock band Heart, has been behind the mic since the early 70s. She's played arenas worldwide, and was inducted, alongside her band mates, into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
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