A Musical Gumbo

A Musical Gumbo

Trombone Shorty quickly became the nickname for the 4-year-old horn prodigy, who grew up learning New Orleans music at the feet of New Orleans legends like the Neville Brothers and Allen Toussaint.

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They shamble up, out of the past and out of the dirt. The Flesh Eaters are an old-school bluesy punk band from the scene's early days in LA, alongside groups like X and The Gun Club.

Take Five

Since launching in 2015, the Tucson Jazz Festival has turned mid-January into a music-filled kick off for the year.

Now Hear This

This year flooded us with more new music than we can hope to listen to, but the Weekly’s intrepid music writers—Jeff Gardner, Christopher Boan and Eric Swedlund—are here to curate a list of the best that reached their ears in 2018

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The band name tells youa lot of what you need to know: Katie Wise & Bhakti Explosion are a music outfit without borders.

Local Albums of the Year

The albums Tucsonans released this year are as diverse and wild as the Sonoran desert itself.

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With tambourines, handclaps and plenty of sunny guitar work, Black Cat Bones is keeping the spirit of blues rock alive right here in Tucson.

Music for Music’s Sake

As The Great Cover Up celebrates its 20-year anniversary, the charity rock ’n’ roll celebration is supporting local music in more ways than one.

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Hailing from right here in Tucson, this acoustic-virtuoso duo puts the folk in folk and the pop in pop.

Musical Chameleon

It should be a fascinating and exciting night; Hornsby says that his music has continued to evolve during the 32 years since his first record.

Barenaked No More

As a founding member of Canadian alt-jangle-pop group the Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page seemed, from the outside at least, to have it all.

Coffin Rehearsal

A Minnesota winter, an acoustic guitar and a piano do not form the typical setting to create a groundbreaking hip-hop album.

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There must be something in that hostile northern air that makes Minneapolis churn out so many great rappers, and the duo in Four Fists is no exception.

Revolution Solutions

Thievery Corporation remains dedicated to embedding political messages in EDM music

Teach Your Children

Graham Nash brings an evening of songs and stories to the Fox Theatre

A River of Roses

In the early '80s, Gene Ruley left his hometown of New Orleans to go to college in Tucson.

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Staff Pick Events

  • Pink Martini and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra @ TCC Music Hall

    • Sun., Jan. 20, 2-4 p.m. $30 - $72
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  • WE BANJO 3 at Leo Rich Theater @ Leo Rich Theater

    • Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m. $25.00-$35.00
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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

  • Soul Essential Plays Martin Luther King Day Celebration 2019 @ Reid Park

    • Mon., Jan. 21, 12-1 p.m. Free
  • Pink Martini and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra @ TCC Music Hall

    • Sun., Jan. 20, 2-4 p.m. $30 - $72
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  • MLK Birthday celebration in music @ Leo Rich Theater

    • Sun., Jan. 20, 6-9 p.m. $25
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Recent Comments

  • Re: Local Albums of the Year

    • Where's PSYPIRITUAL's "Time your Drugs" and RUFF IDYLL's "Saxorsism" ?!?!

    • on December 26, 2018
  • Re: Local Albums of the Year

    • Ditto regarding Esquer's "The Girl". Also Katie Haverly's "Pluto" and the Walbank/Sherman collaboration, "Searching the…

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