Stage Presents

Stage Presents

The Great Cover Up is celebrating its 21st anniversary much in the same way it always has: getting dozens of local musicians to cover the songs of big-name acts like The Clash, Dolly Parton, Guns & Roses and The Doors. But just because the format is the same doesn’t mean the show is any less labor-intensive or meaningful, for audience or performer.

Seeking Shelter

The California singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and power-pop wizard had made his mark with three acclaimed self-titled albums, 2011’s Mikal Cronin, 2013’s MCII and 2015’s MCIII. But after those records, and the touring cycles that followed, Cronin felt like he’d completed a certain phase as an artist and it was time to branch out into something different.

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Listeners don’t need to be told Nikki Hill is from New Orleans, listening to the dirty guitar lines and powerful vocals in her songs prove it. See Nikki Hill at 191 Toole. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. 191 Toole Ave. $12. 21+

Let’s Bounce

The music had, for the most part, remained in the underground for years until Big Freedia took the bull by the horns and dragged it into the mainstream. Also an icon for the LGBTQ community, Freedia herself describes bounce as, “uptempo and heavy bass, call and response type music, and it has a lot to do with the shaking of ass.”

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Tucson’s own legendary Sidewinders have drifted out of the desert to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their album Witchdoctor. Sidewinders (later the Sand Rubies) served as a major player in the late ’80s/early ’90s Tucson rock scene, formed via a mysterious combination of whatever else was drifting through the Sonoran Desert at the time. Ahead of their celebration show, we asked OG Sidewinder David Slutes about five of his favorite albums:

Musical Feast

If you aren’t yet aware of the Tucson Musicians Museum, it may be time to get acquainted with a local institution that, since 2007, has been celebrating Tucson’s rich musical landscape.

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See Black Belt Eagle Scout w/ Hikes at Club Congress. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. 311 E. Congress St. $12.

Soulmates in Art and Love

Numerous love stories can be heard in the music of the Old Pueblo. What happens when “’Til death do us part” meets rock ’n’ roll? This week, meet Pete and Andrea Connolly, the husband-and-wife duo of Birds and Arrows

Dancing at Dusk

This year sees the fourth Dusk Fest taking place at Armory Park, and the lineup is typically eclectic and outstanding, highlighting some of the best talent in contemporary hip-hop, pop and alternative rock.

Know Your Product: Melvins

Ahead of their show in Tucson, Melvins’ drummer and vocalist Dale Crover told us about five albums they’re spinning on this tour.  7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. On the final day of Night of the Living Fest! 311 E. Congress St. $30. 21+

Mad scientists on stage

Numerous love stories can be heard in the music of the Old Pueblo. What happens when “Till death do us part” meets rock ‘n’ roll? This week, meet bassist Frankie Stein and guitarist/vocalist James “Arr” Roebuck, the husband and wife rockers leading The Mission Creeps.

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Ahead of their Tucson show, Boudreaux told us about five of her favorite albums. See Summer Cannibals w/ Remo Drive and Diners at Club Congress. 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. $17. 311 E. Congress St. All ages

Crown Jewel

Someday, someone will tell the definitive John Coinman story—the tales of a kid from rural New Mexico with big dreams, moving to L.A. to make music; having adventures and a deep friendship with Dances With Wolves author Michael Blake; meeting Kevin Costner and their story of friendship and playing music together while still trying to cultivate a career of his own.

Know Your Product: Kristin Hersh

From her rebellious early days as the vocalist/guitarist in Throwing Muses, to a sprawling solo career of introspective ballads, to publishing multiple books, Kristin Hersh has always maintained a unique voice.

Know Your Product: The Senators

Second Genesis

Earlier this year, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett released At the Edge of Light, his 25th solo album. Perhaps surprisingly to some, it charted in 12 countries and the man himself thinks it’s the best-reviewed of all his solo efforts.


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