• Get a Grip: Death Grips

    Death Grip’s music is interesting but their antics are downright annoying
      Why do people still like Death Grips? It's not an accusation or a question of taste, it's a question of patience, of self-respect. The antics of the Sacramento three-piece, whose genre-defying industrial hip hop attracts labels like "ketamine-fueled hobo noise-rap," are arguably more notorious than the band's music
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  • B-Sides: Ronstadt Generations

    GENERATIONS IN TUCSON
      It's really saying something when a band works as well stripped down to one or two members as it does fully embellished by horns, strings and more. Such is the case with Tucson's Ronstadt Generations.
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  • B-Sides: Matt Baquet

    BODY BLOW
      If you've seen a rad live show at Club Congress three years, it's pretty darn likely that booker Matt Baquet had something to do with it.
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  • B-Sides: Rock and Roe

    FUCK YOU, DUCEY
      Alright, now that I have your attention, let's talk about women's reproductive health.
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  • Sonic Evolution: Jivin Scientists

    Jivin Scientists keep taking Tucson hip-hop to new levels in their 10th album
      On their milestone 10th album, Tucson hip-hop trailblazers Jivin Scientists stretch the boundaries of their sound even as they push toward a more cohesive thematic focus.
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  • B-Sides: Dutch Holly

    Desert Mountain Folk
      Jen Juniper and Tres Ikner craft tunes that fit somewhere between Fleet Foxes and Jon Brion, adding sultry electronic flourishes to the bones of a harmonized vocal duet—their website pins it as "psychadellic indie folktronica,"
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  • B-sides: Sleep Like Trees

    SHUT UP AND PLAY
      Guitar-and-drums duo Sleep Like Trees are bringing their special brand of shoegazey instrumental jamming to Club Congress.
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  • B-Sides: Megafauna

    PROG-RESS
      If you're wondering how the worlds of prog rock, Bjork-esque vocals and Dandy Warhols attitude could meld into one thing, wonder no longer and dive head first into the Austin rock group Megafauna.
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  • B-Sides: XIXA

    SONIDO AMAZONICO
      The long wait for a XIXA album is almost over, and you can catch the first auditory glimpses of their Bloodline on Friday.
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  • B-Sides: Los Master Plus

    OBEY THE MASTER
      There's absolutely no way you will possibly be seen standing still at Rialto Theatre this Friday.
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  • B-Sides: Benoit Pioulard

    PILLOW TALK
      This multi-instrumentalist plucks and strums at his guitar, layering and looping a host of other elements to create space within sound.
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  • B-Sides: Orkesta Mendoza

    BAILA ESTA CUMBIA
      Tucson's cumbia king is back from a big European tour and what better way to celebrate than a post-Christmas show at Club Congress ?
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  • B-Sides: Nick Diamonds

    No Man is an Islands
      Through his work with Islands, which exhibits almost manically saccharine alt-pop gems that seem culled from a seizure-inducing video game at times, to his current focus on his own solo work, he's become a pretty prolific figure in indie.
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