Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.
Editor's Note: An abridged version of this article appears in this week's issue, featuring 100 Songs that Defined Arizona. In celebration of Arizona's centennial, we spoke with Eric Swedlund, a writer, photographer, editor, and all-around-good-dude in Tucson, Arizona, about "We Got Cactus," sort of ... More >>
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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 beer (Tecate and Four Peaks products only; no Bud) to the gorgeous textures of the band's unique blend of Western and Tejano music an ... More >>
La vida en rose
Tucson's Club Congress throws a mammoth 20th-anniversary party
L-Word band rocks The Biz
Jon Rauhouse's debut showcases this fine pedal-steel guitarist
The Amor Belhom Duo are Parisians by birth, and Tucsonans by choice
Former Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn puts the ghost of his old band to rest with the finest album of his career
Even My Sure Things Fall Through (Quarterstick), Aerocalexico (Our Soil, Our Strength)
Never mind the FCC, here's Ghetto Cowgirl
Through its nods to tradition and embrace of innovation, Calexico emerges as a desert bloom
The music of Arizona guitar legend Rainer Ptacek lives on with a trilogy of new releases
Calexico's Joey Burns and John Convertino take a dark and wondrous turn with The Black Light
When is a bootleg not a bootleg? When it's "official." Howe Gelb explains why.