High-Water Mark: Richard Thompson

High-Water Mark: Richard Thompson

At age 69, legendary guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson has written and recorded hundreds of songs, but sometimes that creative force that drives his music remains a bit of a mystery.

 

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Where to rock in Tucson this week

Know Your Product: Y La Bamba

Through the lush frame of Y La Bamba, singer/songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza weaves together tales narrating the experience of a Mexican-American woman in modern America.

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Where to stay out late this week

A Sort of Homecoming: Neko Case

Case will bring her act back to Tucson's Rialto Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 13, playing a variety of hits from her previous solo albums.

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Know Your Product: Peter Rivera

The former drummer/vocalist of Rare Earth, Rivera still keeps the jamming alive with an intricate drum kit, alongside a Motown chorus and groovy guitars.

Awarding the Ambiance: Steve Roach

After decades of making music, influencing multiple genres and crafting a discography spanning more than a hundred hours, ambient/electronic pioneer Steve Roach might finally be hitting his stride.

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Where to rock in Tucson this week

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Shows to keep you out late this week

History Has Its Eyes On You: A Hamilton Music Revue

Historic Achievement - Rialto Theatre, Jan. 27

Chill or be Chilled

As for their disappearance, Duster's vocalist/guitarist Clay Parton says it, well, just sort of happened.

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Where to rock in Tucson this week

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These purveyors of "Powerfunk" behave more like a performance ensemble than a band, but don't let that distract you from their music.

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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Live music lined up for Tucson this week

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These "Mariachi Femininos" combine powerful instrumental jams with honey-sweet vocal melodies.

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Local bands to keep you out late this week

Born Again

Coming to 191 Toole with their latest incarnation, Reverend Horton Heat will be hitting the Tucson stage to showcase the new album and play old crowd favorites with the newly expanded line-up.

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Get out and see some live music this week

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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.

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Live music to fill your nights this week.

Take Five

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

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All of the music livening up town this week

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New Route

Formed in 1970 and led by singer and guitarist Ray Benson, Asleep At the Wheel have won eight Grammys in their 48 years while releasing 25 critically-acclaimed albums

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King Tuff's music is more than a simple garage rock throwback. The bright guitars and catchy vocals rope you in, but all of the music sounds trapped, encompassed by a grainy lo-fi filter that just adds more to his wonder and mystique.

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