Turn On, Tune In…

Turn On, Tune In…

Grab your oil wheels, LAVA lamps and "Have a nice day" T-shirts, because the Psych-Out! music festival is truckin' on through Tucson.

Gutt Check

It's a sweet gig for Jeff Gutt, who now gets to tour the world with musicians that he admires immensely, performing for adoring fans.

Addictive Sound

Music has taken The War on Drugs to far-flung places like Singapore, Melbourne and Paris.

A Record of Many Colors

The story of Carlos Arzate's new record can be summed up in the story of how its centerpiece song came to be.

All Grown Up

Tiffany was known worldwide as the spunky, denim-clad pop-teen who would show up in malls and sing to the screaming masses.

Girls Rule at SXSW

South By Southwest is an all-you-can-hear sonic buffet—and as with any buffet, you might try something only to realize you don’t really have an appetite for it.

City of Song

You can see art and music in the way the buildings are constructed, in the buskers on street corners and in the very way the city is laid out.

5 Great Shows from SXSW

These five sets were some of the best we saw at the festival.

History & Hope

Even more than being a musician, Lucy Dacus considers herself someone who chronicles, catalogs, captures. A historian.

Seeing Song

Mussorgky's Pictures at an Exhibition comes to Tucson with a breathtaking visual companion piece.

Melting Icicles

After two decades and five albums, Little Dragon is showing no sign of wear or stagnation.

Man Behind the Designs

If there's a look that characterizes Tucson hip hop, it's in the designs and artwork of Marco Oliva, known as Marcoso.

Getting Schooled

The University of Arizona is one of the few, but growing number of, academic institutions that recognizes hip hop as a legitimate field of study.

Heads Will Roll

If you happen to hear a funky beat blasting from inside the Global Justice Center, it may be the local b-boys and b-girls getting together to breakdance.

Essential Elements

When you break it down, there's one underlying reason for the birth and growth of the Tucson Hip Hop Festival: "We just love hip hop."

Poetry of the People

There's a tight-knit group of young rappers and producers gaining momentum in the world of Tucson hip hop.


Staff Pick Events

  • 8th Annual Comedy for Charity: Laugh ‘til It Hurts @ Fox Tucson Theatre

    • Sun., April 22, 6-8:15 p.m. $25 or $50
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  • Ken Jeong @ Fox Tucson Theatre

    • Thu., May 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets Range from $37 - $99
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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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Popular Events

  • 420 Music Festival @ Green Med Wellness Center

    • Fri., April 20, 3-9 p.m., Sat., April 21, 3-9 p.m. and Sun., April 22, 3-9 p.m. $25 per day OR $60 for 3 days
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  • State Of Mind @ The EDGE

    • Sat., April 28, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free
  • Doña Oxford @ Monterey Court

    • Tue., May 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free

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