The Best Things in Life

The Best Things in Life

After 14 years as a band, Lake Street Dive has experienced a variety of crossroads and a series of milestones.

Whirling through Culture

As a teenager, Geoffrey Lyons left his small town in Nova Scotia to wander the Himalayas. He renunciated his former life and became enthralled with Sufism, a mystic school of Islam.

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Catch the Seldom Scene at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at 191 Toole, 191 Toole Ave. $28-30.

Men in Black

Goth music provided a teenage existence that John Darnielle and Peter Hughes both experienced, long before they'd meet up and become bandmates.

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Check out Acorn Bcorn, alongside many other talented women at the Chick Magnet art, poetry and music fest at 191 Toole. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

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Catch Cement Shoes performing with Badflower at The Rock. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. All ages.

New Vision Drives HOCO Fest

The 2018 HOCO Fest, a five-day bash downtown, expands on the formula introduced last year, with a new spin

HOCO Highlights

Our music writers round up some of the best shows at Hotel Congress’ Labor Day music fest

HOCO Fest Calendar

Where and when to catch all of the shows of HOCO Fest

Positively Partying

Andrew W.K. might be the most interesting man in American rock-and-roll music, bringing more than a decade's worth of hedonistic hits with an underlying theme of positivity

To Be Kihntinued

Over an impressive 42 years, Greg Kihn has managed to squeeze in three entirely separate and successful careers.

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Introducing Paul Cherry: a total ham, even when he's adorned in fruits.

Romantic Songs of Squalor

When Tucson folk comes to mind, so do images of the Sonoran sunset, dusty cacti, orange-tinged mountains and the vast blue skies.

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What local genres doesn't Tucson have? Latin rock and dusty folk for sure, but if the four-piece band In Lessons is any indication, we definitely have a unique and proficient post-hardcore scene.

Growing, Louder

Mira Stanley and Chuck Costa met at a music festival.

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Self-described as "heavy pop," it's pretty incredible Sad Baxter is from Nashville and not Seattle.


Staff Pick Events

  • Styx @ AVA: Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater

    • Sun., Oct. 7, 8-11 p.m. $25
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  • Tucson Songwriters Showcase @ Monterey Court

    • Second Wednesday of every month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. free
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  • Second Saturdays with Don't Blink Burlesque @ The Hut

    • Second Saturday of every month, 8-11 p.m. $10GA/$15RE/$20VIP
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Popular Events

  • Priority One Band @ Cascade Lounge

    • Sat., Sept. 29, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Free
  • Contra Dance @ Old Pueblo Square Dance Center

    • Sat., Oct. 6, 6:30-10 p.m. $10.00
  • Contra Dance @ Arizona History Museum

    • Sat., Oct. 20, 6:30-10 p.m. $10.00

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