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Tucson psychedelic heroes The Myrrors make it up as they go

 

Power and Lyricism

An arm-less knife thrower on the run from the law; a desperate woman with nowhere to go; a revolution in the depths of space.

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Ernie Menehune My Way LP, dedicated to the Spanish Trail Motel Gold Crown Records GCR ST6 

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California psychobilly burners Tiger Army formed back in '96, and they've been a regular presence on punk-rock package tours and fest bills since.

Don't Forget the Coop

Alice Cooper talks his early Tucson days with The Spiders, Chris Cornell and his new album Paranormal

Information Inspiration

Catch enough fleeting glimpses of your purpose in life, and you might finally lock your sights on it for good. Epiphanies spring from experience. Lando Chill acknowledges that he didn't embrace his true purpose instantaneously.

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Cobra Family Picnic's latest album Magnetic Anomaly is a journey through a Carlos Castañeda hallucinogen-tinted landscape, the mystical and, we're guessin', the pharmacological frontiers of contemporary psych.

Battle Acts: Sgt. Pepper Then vs. Sgt. Pepper Now

We have no Summer of Love to ponder, no Vietnam War to protest, no miracle drug that's going to save us. But we do have an unpopular president and Sgt. Pepper to marvel over all over again. It's not the same, but it kinda is, and that's about the best splendid time that can be guaranteed for all in 2017.

Vintage Vinyl

The Tongues of Truth "Let's Talk About Girls" / "You Can't Come Back" 13 Records M-101, 1977 (200 copies pressed, included pic sleeve)<

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Like a curious kid who can't stop poking a bruise, Adult Mom's Stephanie Knipe compulsively explores the space between hurt and healing.

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We spoke to North by North singer/guitarist Nate Girard and badass drummer Kendra Black about the five albums that altered their lives.

La-La Land

The homeless experience turned to wisdom for Stitched Up Heart singer Alecia "Mixi" Demner, an extreme, dangerous negative that she'd wrenched into a positive.

Vintage Vinyl

Recorded in January 1969 during the nearly aborted Let it Be sessions, "Get Back" was released on April 7, 1969

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.

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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.

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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.

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