Go With the Flow

Go With the Flow

Dry River Redemption has its headwaters, so to speak, in two separate batches of songs, and the album itself became what flowed downstream from the confluence. 

 

Cross-Cultural Currents

Niyaz (meaning “yearning” in old Persian), is an ethno-electronic Iranian-American husband and wife duo blending traditional Middle Eastern acoustic instruments, medieval Sufi poetry and the ancient folk songs of Iran with the sounds of electronic music.

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LA pop outfit James Supercave blend wild electronic production with darkly smooth vocals to create a collection of psychedelic melodies that reminds us what makes modern indie music so engaging. See James Supercave w/ Nightweather and Moontrax at Club Congress. 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Free. 311 E. Congress St. 21+

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From the gritty roar of Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds and Hot Snakes to the sublime ascendancy of a true virtuoso, Itzhak Perlman, this week has it all. Read on…

Happy 100th birthday, Rialto Theatre!

At last year’s Century of Tucson party, Hotel Congress passed the centennial torch to their cross-street neighbor, the Rialto Theatre. While the Rialto’s official hundred-year anniversary lands on August 29, 2020, they’re filling the whole year with festivities, kicking things off with the eighth annual Rialto Theatre Fundraising Gala on Saturday, Feb. 29.

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Tunes to fill your week.

Know Your Product: Riders In The Sky

Like four cartoon cowboys, the Riders in the Sky weave a colorful landscape of frontier escapades and stories told around a campfire.

Shining Country Stars

Numerous love stories can be heard in the music of the Old Pueblo. Love Notes explores what happens when “Till death do us part” meets rock ‘n’ roll. This week, meet vocalist and fiddler Billy Shaw Jr. and wife Jessica Northey-Shaw who hosts CMChatLIVE.com and gets Billy’s band on Tucson’s stages.

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The music you don't want to miss.

Know Your Product: Naim Amor

For as impressionistic and suave as Naim Amor’s guitar playing is, the French transplant has become the unexpected troubadour of Tucson’s nightlife. While Amor has plenty of experience with the desert folk/rock befitting the Sonoran Desert, such as on 2016’s The Western Suite and Siesta Songs with Calexico’s John Convertino, his cool, technical prowess especially shines on jazz releases, such as 2018’s Moments Before.

“I am a Ghost”

Benjamin Isaac Kirkman passed away from heart failure on Jan. 2, 2020 in Nogales, Mexico, in the borderlands he so loved. He was 40 years old.

Notes Blooming

Oregon pop band flor turns introspection into anthems. Their sophomore album, ley lines, which released September 2019, pushes forward like 12 lush declarations, all while maintaining a danceable base. The four-piece band consists of a typical rock structure, but their music is greatly expanded thanks to multiple electronic elements.

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The latest tunes in town!

Know Your Product: Death Bells

See Death Bells at Club Congress w/ Separate Ways, Hikikomori, Rough Draft and more, for a special Benefit For Australia show with all proceeds going to the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities. 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. 311 E. Congress St. $10 suggested minimum donation. All ages.

Old Country

“A good song is a good song.” Hank Topless makes this declaration between bites of his pollo asado taco at Taqueria Pico de Gallo on Tucson’s southside. The introspective, yet cocksure country musician’s new album, Songs I Hate To Sing, captures the sound of country music made between the dawn of the atomic age and Walter Cronkite reporting the last huey leaving Saigon.

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Know Your Product: Pieta Brown

Stars Pick Their Top 5!

Rage record

Orange County metalcore band Bleed the Sky had been working their asses into the ground for seven years when they called it quits in 2009.

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Know Your Product: ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead

Ahead of their show at 191 Toole, Trail of Dead founding member Conrad Keely told us about some of the most influential albums for him.

Eric Johnson: Always A Student

2020 is shaping up to be a busy year for Eric Johnson. The acclaimed guitarist is releasing a new album along with a new signature Fender and embarking on a three-month, 55-date tour throughout North America. But according to Johnson, it all just kind of culminated at the same time. What’s important for the self-proclaimed “tone searcher” is for the music to sound good as ever.

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