Winston Watson

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Billy Sedlmayr's First Solo Album the Product of Prison, Art, and Age

    It's said you have your whole life to write your first album. Tucson songwriter Billy Sedlmayr would probably laugh -- one of the distinct, wheezing chuckles the Tucson songwriter punctuates most of his statements with -- at that sentiment.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Top Five-Must See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    Holy crap! What a weekend. We had the soggy-but-stellar Carnaval Eléctrico with Cold War Kids, Hanni El Khatib, Mergence, and more at Crescent Ballroom, the raucous Rampage Fest with Nü Sensae, White Lung, Allah-Las, and more at Sail Inn, and a thoroughly enjoyable-but-exhausting performance by Ma ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Saint Maybe: Psychedelic Patti Smith and Bob Dylan Compatriots Hit the Highway

    When writing about Things As They Are, the debut LP by Tucson psychedelic outfit Saint Maybe, for my 10 Best Things I Heard in 2012 column, I noted the album's sprawling, wide-open desert quality: "[It] sounds like the space between Phoenix and the Old Pueblo. It feels like a late night drive, the r ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010
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    April 8, 2010

    Sand Rubies, a.k.a. The Side Winders at Sail Inn: Legendary Tucson Jangle-Poppers Host Reunion Show

    ​You can't listen to more than 30 seconds of Sand Rubies' 1990 single "We Don't Do That Anymore" before it become obvious that the Gin Blossoms weren't the first Arizona band doing the jangle-pop thing.Tucson's Sand Rubies -- originally called The Side Winders before a North Carolina cover band su ... More >>

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Up and Rumbling

    After five years of fits and starts, Gin Blossoms songwriter/guitarist Jesse Valenzuela finally launches a solo career

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    February 8, 2001


    Local twangers Flathead return; psychobilly combo Grave Danger calls it a day

  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Back in the Zone

    Retooled version of local music showcase returns to the FM dial

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Prophet Ear

    Ex-Green on Red mainstay Chuck Prophet continues his solo metamorphosis with The Hurting Business

  • Music

    September 16, 1999

    Hey Anthology

    The Gin Blossoms bloom again with a greatest-hits collection, a reunion show and talk of a new album

  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Beat Surrender

    The Zen life and sad death of local drummer Jon Norwood

  • Music

    October 23, 1997

    Bowled Over

    Tempe Bowl fires a strike in its first shot as a rock venue