Giant Sand (Musical Group)

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    April 5, 2009

    Calexico Classy at Heritage Square Concert

    Luke HolwerdaCalexico's Joey Burns sings at the band's show Saturday at Heritage Square. See more shots in our Calexico slide show.There's one word that describes the Calexico concert at Heritage Square last night: Classy. From the tastefully-appointed stage, to the home-made tamales and high-end be ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    March 12, 2009
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    May 17, 2007

    Man of Steel

    Jon Rauhouse gives his music the ol' iPod shuffle

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    September 21, 2006

    Living With Post-War

    M. Ward's recipe for political change: Let's ignore the president

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    February 16, 2006

    French Connection

    La vida en rose

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    September 1, 2005

    Legend City

    Tucson's Club Congress throws a mammoth 20th-anniversary party

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    July 14, 2005

    Ready, Betty, Go!

    L-Word band rocks The Biz

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    April 28, 2005

    Ciao, Bella

    And mush, Huskies

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    October 21, 2004

    Bordertown Riot

    Culture Clash opens Actors Theatre's 20th season

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    October 23, 2003

    Band of Blacky Ranchette

    Still Lookin' Good to Me (Thrill Jockey)

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    August 7, 2003

    In Darkness, In Light

    M. Ward attends his hero's funeral and walks away with designs for an evocative new album

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    April 24, 2003

    Howe Gelb

    The Listener (Thrill Jockey)

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    September 19, 2002

    Heart and Steel

    Jon Rauhouse's debut showcases this fine pedal-steel guitarist

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    January 10, 2002

    Handsome Devils

    Brett and Rennie Sparks are the squabbling Sonny and Cher of gothic, underground country

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    October 18, 2001

    French Twist

    The Amor Belhom Duo are Parisians by birth, and Tucsonans by choice

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    September 13, 2001

    Miracle Worker

    Former Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn puts the ghost of his old band to rest with the finest album of his career

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    June 28, 2001

    Tales From the Dark Side

    Troubled singer/songwriter Billy Sedlmayr teams up with guitarist Rich Hopkins for a collection of songs that chronicles a life spent on the fringes

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    June 21, 2001


    Even My Sure Things Fall Through (Quarterstick), Aerocalexico (Our Soil, Our Strength)

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    May 17, 2001

    Cuacha Doin'

    With the rerelease of their 1988 debut, the Sand Rubies finally seem ready to start making music again

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    March 22, 2001

    Teddy Morgan and the Pistolas

    Crashing Down Live @ 7 Black Cats (Mongrel Music)

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    March 15, 2001


    Live at the Performance Center (Glitterhouse Records, German import)

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    December 14, 2000

    Road Weary

    The Grievous Angels bid goodbye with a bleak chronicle of a traveling band

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    July 27, 2000

    Various artists

    Down to the Promised Land: 5 Years of Bloodshot Records (Bloodshot)

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    July 27, 2000

    Border Crossing

    Through its nods to tradition and embrace of innovation, Calexico emerges as a desert bloom

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    July 6, 2000


    Hot Rail

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    June 29, 2000

    Eternal Flame

    The music of Arizona guitar legend Rainer Ptacek lives on with a trilogy of new releases

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    April 13, 2000

    Tower of Power

    CPR offers a breath of life to the Valley Latin scene

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    March 23, 2000


    Rock 'n' roll rousers the Van Buren Wheels roll to success at SXSW

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    March 2, 2000
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    February 10, 2000

    Credible Excuses

    Bright days ahead for Mark Norman and Ghetto Cowgirl

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    January 27, 2000

    Cracking Wise

    Inscrutability suits Tucson art popsters Wise Folk Malcontent just fine

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    September 30, 1999

    Desert Noir

    Calexico's Joey Burns and John Convertino take a dark and wondrous turn with The Black Light

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    September 16, 1999
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    September 2, 1999

    Desert Sons

    Shoeless Joe makes twangy art out of broken dreams

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    February 4, 1999

    Home Truth

    Local musicians increasingly find their bliss in the parallel universe of home recording

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    November 12, 1998

    Billy's Blues

    Singer/songwriter Billy Sedlmayr has spent half his life battling the law and his own dope demons

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    August 13, 1998

    When the Levy Breaks

    The man who transformed Nita's Hideaway into a beloved music venue now focuses on full-time band management

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    December 18, 1997

    Copy Cats

    In the tired realm of tribute albums, imitation is the sincerest form of flatulence

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    August 7, 1997

    Inner Flame

    New tribute album illuminates the art of Rainer Ptacek

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    June 19, 1997

    Indian Uprising

    Native rocker Keith Secola is big in Europe and on the rez, but scarcely known on the hometown scene

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    February 27, 1997
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    September 26, 1996

    Giant Sand Gives Fans the Boot

    When is a bootleg not a bootleg? When it's "official." Howe Gelb explains why.

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    June 6, 1996
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    May 2, 1996
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    March 23, 1995
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    January 20, 1994
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    January 6, 1994
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    October 6, 1993



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    November 25, 1992



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