Listen to Her Heart: Jenny Lewis

On The Line finds Lewis exploring moments and themes that are both big and small, serious and fun, her songwriting voice stronger than ever.

Separate and Together: The Wild Reeds

On Cheers, each of the Wild Reeds' three songwriters became stronger individually, and the band is better for it.

Tichumaren in Tucson: Mdou Moctar

These days, Mdou Moctar travels the world performing his fusion of psychedelic guitar and the music of West Africa. But the first guitar he ever played was made from pieces of wood and the brakes of a bicycle.

Vintage Vinyl

All across America, a huge percentage of the best hidden local gem 45s were cut by teenagers.

Colorful Harmonies

The Tucson Folk Festival takes place during the first weekend in April, and it's a wonderful event for a number of reasons.

Know Your Product: Ryan David Orr

An Oregonian transplant now living in Arizona, Ryan David Orr's past is as full and varied as his influences. Catch Ryan David Orr performing at La Cocina Old Town Artisans as part of the Tucson Folk Festival.

The Top Seven Things About SXSW 2019

Sometimes I'm not even sure whether it really happened. But, if it did, here were some of my favorite parts.

The Best of SXSW 2019

SXSW remains the best place in America to see up-and-coming bands, as Emily Dieckman and Rodd McLeod reveal in this week's recap of SXSW.

Arizona to Austin

Tow'rs formed in Flagstaff in 2014, but now has members spread across Arizona. With a decidedly DIY aesthetic, they've released three albums and amassed a dedicated fanbase during multiple tours.

Know Your Product: NEEDTOBREATHE

There's a certain amount of wonder that stems from hearing unreserved passion in music, and this South Carolina folk rock act has nothing to hide.

Back on the Boil: Papa Roach

This Saturday, Papa Roach plays with Shinedown, Asking Alexandria and Fever 333 as part of the KFMADay at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. Shaddix says that it's going to be a "banger" of a mini-fest.

From Volunteer to Star

Last year, artist and UA student Zco—aka Zach Cohan—was a volunteer at the Tucson Hip Hop Festival. This year, he's performing on its rap stage.

Unblocked: The Wood Brothers

It's been almost a year since Americana/folk trio The Wood Brothers released One Drop of Truth, their sixth studio album.

High-Water Mark: Richard Thompson

At age 69, legendary guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson has written and recorded hundreds of songs, but sometimes that creative force that drives his music remains a bit of a mystery.

Know Your Product: Peter Rivera

The former drummer/vocalist of Rare Earth, Rivera still keeps the jamming alive with an intricate drum kit, alongside a Motown chorus and groovy guitars.


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