Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue

Mason's sound is big, brash and powerful, tipping a hat to the blues traditions it's rooted in.

Noise Annoys

Occasionally there are some small groupings of time where death's hand and the cruelty of surprise meet and we lose souls we selfishly need with us.

Know Your Product

The band plays the Old Pueblo this week, so we spoke with Conan about the five albums that shaped has shaped his own and Exmortus' sounds to date.

Awe, Nostalgia

Born and brought up in Irmo, South Carolina, Ben Bridwell, singer and guitarist with Southern-ish rock 'n' rollers Band of Horses, left home at age of 16 to live with his mother in Tucson.

Let’s Dance

At the monthly Illout, people dance to music that's not overplayed. They can hear local, well-loved DJs. It's a chill, Fourth Avenue vibe.

Noise Annoys

"This is a rainy day record. A stay in and make love record." So says Tucson quintet Rival Shapes.

Know Your Product

Shonen Knife promises Tucson an evening of sweaty, dance-heavy fun. To celebrate the occasion, Knife's singer and guitarist Naoko Yamano told us about the five albums that changed her life.

Vintage Vinyl

This well-structured song, just over two minutes, written by Keith Lewallen in 1966, is one of the Brothers' harder-edged efforts.

La Raza Futura!

The men of Metalachi are proud to be the "world's first and only heavy metal mariachi band."

Vintage Vinyl

The A-side of this, "Any More," is an OK but non-offensive Brit Invasion-inspired rocker vocal. It is of course, the B-side of this waxing that's the burner!

Know Your Product

Aye Nako's second album Silver Haze mines a sweet spot between infectious power-pop and the distortion and dynamics of grunge.

Too Much Junkie Business

Billy Sedlmayr Shares a Johnny Thunders Story

Hot Rocks

Keep your ears happy this summer.

Noise Annoys

It's not often that one individual can be pinpointed as a catalyst and principal contributor to an artistic community, but David Rodgers—who doesn't even live in Tucson anymore(!)—is one who can.

Vintage Vinyl

Pueblo High School students Gary Dudo, Daniel Ponce, Guz Ruis, Jim Hubbard, and Ennis Lemmos started playing together in 1962, and by '63-'64 the combo was playing show after show in Arizona, California, and New Mexico.

Know Your Product

Tucson native Roger Clyne is still a tireless road warrior, and it's no wonder he's called Arizona's Springsteen.

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    • Sat., May 27, 8-11 p.m. $25
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