Metal Injection

Love or loathe English metaltitans Iron Maiden, you can't deny the band's lasting legacy in the world of heavy metal, or even, um, rock 'n' roll sword 'n' sorcery play.

Noise Annoys

The trajectory of the grand closing of the DIY venue is tradition now, and it's cliche.

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Classical violinist-gone-rogue Samantha Bounkeua arrived in Tucson in 2012 by accident and was immediately adopted into the arts community.

Vintage Vinyl

Have you ever watched a live band and noticed the drums and bass in your left ear, the guitar and keyboards in your right ear, imaged in empty gymnasium like reverb?

Vintage Vinyl

If you tuned in to KTKT radio 50 years ago, in December '67, you were treated to a slew of soon-to-become classics such as The Beatles' "Hello Goodbye," The Animals "Monterey," The Monkees' "Daydream Believer," Beach Boys' "Darlin'," Strawberry Alarm Clock "Incense & Peppermints," Small Faces' "Itchycoo Park" and many others.

Rebirth of the Cool

Back for its third year, the Tucson Jazz Festival has locked down big-name artists yet again, delivering a packed 11 days of music for locals and visitors alike.

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In a modern world seemingly overrun with bland and insipid singer/songwriters, staring blankly.

The Self-Evidence of Kamasi Washington 

Culled from hours of sessions, most from 2011, the album represented Washington's life work.

Noise Annoys

At the present in Tucson, you'd be hard pressed to find an artist more visionary than Louise Le Hir.

People Who Died

We asked Tucsonans who contribute to music on local and international levels to write tributes to those who died in 2016.

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>There is a dream state, where the ordinary is surpassed, like a road trip back through time, one where Billie Holliday, Janis Joplin, Gene Clark and France Gall all beam through an old car radio, and it serves as guide. That's a place where Louise Le Hir might exist.

People Who Died: David Bowie by Amelia Poe

Rest well, Star Man.

People Who Died: Leonard Cohen by Howe Gelb

Leonard had a voice with the authority to soothe the journey of a treacherous landscape we insist on traversing, says Giant Sand's Howe Gelb.

People Who Died: Sharon Jones by Brittany Katter

Brittany Katter (of Katterwaul) had the self-pity slapped right out of her by Sharon Jones' booming, exuberant and commanding voice.

People Who Died: Guy Clark by Gabriel Sullivan

Gabriel Sullivan of XIXA says he can picture Guy digging the words of "Randall Knife" into his graph paper with his trusted music chart pencils.


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