Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range

Comment Archives: stories: Music

Re: “Attractive Nuisance #1: The Raiders

Excellent review, but as you pointed out, not the definitive album of this act. Go to any of the mid-1960s gems--primarily "Spirit of '67"--and that IS what Paul Revere and the Raiders really were. The "Indian Reservation" single's success was completely out of left field, Columbia was starting to carefully nurture Mark Lindsay's solo career--which pretty much fizzled, save a few decent singles--and I think the Raiders were a bit of an afterthought when this single and album came out. But the strength of the single bought them a couple more years at Columbia and as an entity that at least had to be listened to. But that aside, this is a "Raiders" LP, not a "Paul Revere and the Raiders" LP, and quite frankly, it suffers in comparison with those great records this act put out from 1965-1967. Not a bad effort, mind you, but not the one (Paul Revere and the) Raiders album you would want as a "desert island" disk.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Larry Lapka on 02/24/2016 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Sands of Time: Giant Sand

To the Weekly--It was disappointing to see the in print cover stating, "Giant Sand--Quits".
I'd say, if anything, Howe Gelb and company are persevering. I'm sure this was an oversight, but please do try and have more thoughtful awareness about your use of language.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jessica Shuman on 02/23/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Corridos Migrantes: Vox Urbana

These people need to be deported, after a lengthy stay in prison for their crime.

Trump 2016. Register to vote!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Old Pueblo Veteran on 02/23/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Sands of Time: Giant Sand

Sometimes someone who loves music and is determined to live his life doing the thing he loves has a 30 year career doing just that. What a joke.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Brian Edward Johnston on 02/21/2016 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Sands of Time: Giant Sand

Sometimes people with no real music talent fool everybody and catch on. Gelb is one of those.
What a joke.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Timmothy on 02/19/2016 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Fully Developed: Lake Street Dive

Saw them at a festival. They got the crowd up and moving....for the exits.
Don't waste your $$$. They do the same tune over and over or at least it sounds that way.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Timmothy on 02/19/2016 at 4:42 PM

Re: “B-Sides: TKMA Bob Dylan Benefit

The only positive things Dylan ever did for music was introduce weed to The Beatles and somehow (?) inspire Jimi Hendrix. If Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seeger or Eric Clapton didn't exist, he might be the most overrated musician of all time.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC on 02/18/2016 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Festival Philosophy: Gem and Jam

$150 dollars? Nothing sustainable about that..

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Eric on 02/10/2016 at 2:48 PM

Re: “B-Sides: M. Crane

Best new band around! They will go far!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by David H on 02/02/2016 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Rainer Shine: Rainer Ptacek

I am very happy to see that people are sustaining the memory of Rainer. Back in the 80's I clandestinely recorded sets he played at Tony's Steak House. I loved his music. Then one evening Rainer was doing a solo set at The Temple of Music & Art. I worked up enough courage to ask him (this time openly) to record his music. He said sure. A couple of songs into the set you can hear Rainer say, "Hey I want to hear that tape at the break." He did and he liked the simple recording I had made, saying that it reminded him of the way early blues artists recordings sounded ... simple. My girlfriend at the time heard the tape and w/out seeing Rainer play bought every CD of his music available at the time. I guess she liked his music too.

Posted by M. Bends on 01/16/2016 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Rainer Shine: Rainer Ptacek

Just superb. Any music lover in Tucson should have this in their collection, and what a great support vehicle. Take the time to lend an ear and give a hand.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by realista1 on 01/10/2016 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Rainer Shine: Rainer Ptacek

Thank You Mr. Ptacek

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by mboston on 01/10/2016 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Rainer Shine: Rainer Ptacek

Thanx Linda and Tom what a great job you have done.
yers-billy s

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by William Sedlmayr on 01/07/2016 at 9:44 PM

Re: “The Best of 2015

Yep, 40 people (maybe ) show up and it's an event. Nope....sorry just more half ass Tucson "musicians" who will go nowhere next year and the year after that.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Timmothy on 01/01/2016 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Soundbites

Lived with Dick and his friend in their condo back in 87 or 88. My brother introduced me to them. My brother also painted two murals on the walls of the FineLine at its old location. It was a fun place back then.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by The Smiths on 12/28/2015 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Soundbites

Happy Holidays from myself, James Williams, who can attest to Mr. Tatum and his music. From Dec if 69 to Jan of 74 I was stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB and had the privledge of listening to andfor a short while singing with his banb The Haze Express. Every week they played at the NCO club. In 1972 4 airmen and myself formed a vocal group called Brother Love and for at least a year we performed with them at the club and on some of their Chitling Circuit Tours. It was great back then.

Posted by James Williams on 12/23/2015 at 4:51 AM

Re: “Fly Girl: Katie Haverly

Congratulations! love you!

Posted by Ashley Edwards on 12/04/2015 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Fly Girl: Katie Haverly

Congratulations! xo love you! -Ash

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ashley Edwards on 12/04/2015 at 12:44 PM

Re: “B-Sides: Pushing Buttons

dope!! thanks for posting a killer event. The producers scene here in Tucson great!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pike Romero on 12/03/2015 at 7:12 AM

Re: “Even the Score: Los Guapos

Justin always puts on a great show. I can't wait to see this version of Los Guapos.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 11/26/2015 at 1:55 PM

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation