Forever Young

Forever Young

It's a cool night in March and Don Armstrong converses with the Club Congress audience like old friends. About 75 people sit in chairs on the dance floor. There's a couple in a corner dancing every song with abandon.

Noise Annoys

Tucson hip hop has always typically strayed left of center, off the mainstream track of gangsta posturing and unfettered capitalism.

Know Your Product

The Slackers formed in a dingy Manhattan basement in 1991(pre-Giuliani, natch!), one near the seedy and gloriously nicotine-rank bars that've bred so many sweet music scenes and heroes over the years.

Sonic Mission

The genesis of Giddens' second full-length under her own name began with one book she did find time to read.

Noise Annoys

Comedy has always been about storytelling as much as punchlines.

Tale of Two Cities

"We'd always wanted to write a song about Seattle," recalls singer Emily Nokes.

Vintage Vinyl: The Dearly Beloved

1966 As the Beloved One’s: Boyd Records BB157; As Dearly Beloveds: Columbia 4-43797 The record was also released on CBS, UK (202398) And CBS Australia (BA-221340)

Know Your Product

Kansas City's Tech N9ne is a producer, songwriter, and co-founder of the Strange Music record label.


Alex Soto grips his microphone.

Liberate, Create!

If there’s a single theme that shapes The Wild Reeds’ new record The World We Built, it centers on the word liberation.

Noise Annoys

Big Meridox has always functioned as a larger-than-life presence of moral conscience, and a barometer of consciousness in Old Pueblo hip hop.

Growing Old with Moz

Screw the Clash. The jocks and popular kids had already ruined “the only band that matters” by playing Combat Rock to death before I could even get my learner’s permit. It fell to a different gang of British lads to soundtrack my teens: The Smiths.

Bad Behavior

It's been 10 years since alt-rockers The Maine formed in Tempe, Arizona and quickly released the Stay Up, Get Down EP.

Preaching the Bad Testament

If you'll turn to your Bible for a moment, you may notice that the Bad Testament is nowhere to be found.

Noise Annoys

Some of the best music in recorded history fulfills an urgent need to escape the mundane realities of everyday life.

Noise Annoys

One of Tucson’s greatest—and most fun—rock ’n’ roll bands in this decade was called Prom Body.


The Range

Casa Video Top 10

Streets of This Town: The Nightwatchman

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Staff Pick Events

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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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