Crown Jewel

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.

Latin Swing

Raza Fest is Hotel Congress’s latest event to tie together culture and music. And as the name suggests, all performers hail from Spanish-speaking countries (as well as a few Tucson locals). But one of the biggest twists with Raza Fest is that certain Tucson artists will be supporting some of the touring acts onstage.

The Desert Speaks

Newly a Los Angeles resident, Gabriel Sullivan wrote and recorded his latest album while he was thinking about moving away from Tucson, his hometown, but also the guiding spirit of his music.

Creature Feature

Brian Ross Weitz, know known by his stage name “Geologist,” will return to Tucson with pop-electronic stalwarts, Animal Collective, on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Rugged Heritage

Daimh plays traditional Scottish music. Their instruments include the de rigueur bagpipes, played by Angus MacKenzie, a Canadian from Cape Breton who returned to the land of his ancestors, as well as the fiddle, flute, whistle, guitar, mandolin and accordion.

Know Your Product: Casey Golden

Alternative Energy

MC Taylor keeps a piece of Tucson with him every time he toes the stage with his band, Hiss Golden Messenger.

Know Your Product

Self-described as “alternative indie music brought to you by some dirty skater emo kids,” Annie Jump Cannon hits all the key points a punk or emo band should.

Blues Anew

When it comes to music genres, few hold as much history or influence as blues. So when a band improves on a more than century-old style, music fans best pay attention. Enter: Daddy Long Legs on a dusty, westbound train.

The Scotsmen Are Coming

The Scottish band Old Blind Dogs returns to Tucson this Saturday just a year-and-a-half after their last Old Pueblo gig. That’s how much their fans like them.

Know Your Product

Ahead of her show at Club Congress, Laura Carbone shared five albums that she’s always willing to dive into.

Happy Birthday, KLPX

On July 4, local FM radio station KLPX (96.1) celebrated its 40th anniversary. That’s four decades since they first signed on the air in 1979, and they’ve been broadcasting in the classic rock format ever since.

Wolf at the Door

East L.A.-based sextet Los Lobos will bring decades of hits to the Rialto Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 7.

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  • Re: Crown Jewel

    • It's a stunningly beautiful collection of songs.

    • on October 18, 2019
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    • Allan Shockley passed away last week, in Sedona. The world has lost another musical master!…

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