Concerts

Tucson's Sun Bones Use Classical Training to Dive "Into the Weirdness"

Rather than stick to vague genre tags or invent new hybrids, the members of Sun Bones offer the term "malleability."

It's fitting for a classically trained band that somehow manages to fit four-part harmonies, bursts of punk, comforting pop melodies, avant-garde excursions and more under a single umbrella and make it all work.

The Tucson band -- voted as last year's Tucson Weekly Up-and-Coming Artists of the Year under the former name Boreas -- is touring in support of self-released debut Sentinel Peak, recorded in the spring at the Saltmine Studio Oasis in Mesa, with producer Chuck Dorman.

Sun Bones is scheduled to perform Friday, July 5 at Rogue Bar.

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