Tichumaren in Tucson: Mdou Moctar

Tichumaren in Tucson: Mdou Moctar

These days, Mdou Moctar travels the world performing his fusion of psychedelic guitar and the music of West Africa. But the first guitar he ever played was made from pieces of wood and the brakes of a bicycle.

 

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Vintage Vinyl

All across America, a huge percentage of the best hidden local gem 45s were cut by teenagers.

Know Your Product: Cherry Glazerr

Fronted by Clementine Creevy, this L.A. indie rock band stands out from the rest by combining aggressive instrumentals, smooth vocals and an incredibly polished sound.

Code Breakers: XIXA

Over a blunge of Tecate, tequila and coffee—at once intoxicating and sobering much like The Code itself—XOXO met up with Brian Lopez and Gabe Sullivan

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Know Your Product: Avey Tare

Easily outshining his previous solo efforts, Tare's newest album is a subtle combination of hypnotic folk, psychedelic soundscapes and pop hooks.

Colorful Harmonies

The Tucson Folk Festival takes place during the first weekend in April, and it's a wonderful event for a number of reasons.

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Know Your Product: Ryan David Orr

An Oregonian transplant now living in Arizona, Ryan David Orr's past is as full and varied as his influences. Catch Ryan David Orr performing at La Cocina Old Town Artisans as part of the Tucson Folk Festival.

The Top Seven Things About SXSW 2019

Sometimes I'm not even sure whether it really happened. But, if it did, here were some of my favorite parts.

The Best of SXSW 2019

SXSW remains the best place in America to see up-and-coming bands, as Emily Dieckman and Rodd McLeod reveal in this week's recap of SXSW.

Arizona to Austin

Tow'rs formed in Flagstaff in 2014, but now has members spread across Arizona. With a decidedly DIY aesthetic, they've released three albums and amassed a dedicated fanbase during multiple tours.

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Know Your Product: NEEDTOBREATHE

There's a certain amount of wonder that stems from hearing unreserved passion in music, and this South Carolina folk rock act has nothing to hide.

Back on the Boil: Papa Roach

This Saturday, Papa Roach plays with Shinedown, Asking Alexandria and Fever 333 as part of the KFMADay at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. Shaddix says that it's going to be a "banger" of a mini-fest.

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Two Irelands Unite: St. Patrick's Day

The two Irelands will merge in the concert: the band HighTime from Connemara in the Republic of Ireland will open the show.

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