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The Southwest Terror Fest makes its debut this weekend with 32 bands
Tucson Weekly  |  Casey Dewey  |  10-17-2012  |  Concerts

Drugs and Prophecynew

Tucsonan Darrell James brings back Del Shannon for a Sonoran adventure.
Tucson Weekly  |  Christine Wald-Hopkins  |  10-17-2012  |  Fiction

No Helpnew

Another family speaks out about the failures of TUSD's special-education services.
Tucson Weekly  |  Mari Herreras  |  10-15-2012  |  Education

The Drowning Men: All of the Unknownnew

The Drowning Men are trying for a lot of things at once: The Oceanside, Calif., quintet blend folk, stately indie rock, dark subject matter, occasional bursts of punk energy and more.
Tucson Weekly  |  Eric Swedlund  |  10-11-2012  |  Reviews

The Tough Shits: "The Tough Shits"new

On the debut by Philadelphia's The Tough Shits, one is treated to a cartoon by comic artist Avi Spivak, depicting a cast of characters partying on a seedy boardwalk. It's an indicator of lyrical themes...
Tucson Weekly  |  Billups Allen  |  10-10-2012  |  Reviews

Mysterious Mummiesnew

A group of enigmatic, somewhat horny ancient ones is descending on the Rialto.
Tucson Weekly  |  Gene Armstrong  |  10-04-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

More Spores?new

Confirmed valley fever cases are on the rise--and a drug that could help has been delayed
Tucson Weekly  |  Robert Rappaport  |  10-04-2012  |  Health

Joseph as Brucenew

'Looper' is one of the best time-travel movies ever made.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  10-04-2012  |  Reviews

Dead on Arrivalnew

Tim Burton shows he is in need of reanimation himself with 'Frankenweenie.'
Tucson Weekly  |  Colin Boyd  |  10-04-2012  |  Reviews

The Helio Sequence: Negotiationsnew

Nobody does shimmering cool quite like the Helio Sequence. [image-1] With sparse instrumentation—guitars, keyboards and drums—and a sense of all-enveloping reverb, the Oregon duo of Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel essentially spins gold from hay...
Tucson Weekly  |  Eric Swedlund  |  10-04-2012  |  Reviews

Kreayshawn: Somethin 'Bout Kreaynew

Cultural consensus tells us that some artists have little to no value. They're the musical equivalent of junk food—all empty calories and chemical additives. Kreayshawn, in context, belongs to the same brain-dead girl gang as Ke$ha and Dev and Uffie...
Tucson Weekly  |  Staff  |  10-04-2012  |  Reviews

The Idea of the Savagenew

A UA law professor looks at almost 3,000 years of Western ethnocentrism
Tucson Weekly  |  Paul Wine  |  10-04-2012  |  Nonfiction

A Hobby Heightenednew

After gaining acclaim thanks to MySpace, Washed Out expands into a full-fledged band.
Tucson Weekly  |  Gene Armstrong  |  10-01-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Playing the Percentagesnew

Rep. Ron Barber and GOP challenger Martha McSally talk about the 47 percent.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jim Nintzel  |  10-01-2012  |  Politics

Buke and Gase: Function Fallsnew

This indie-rock duo from Brooklyn recently changed their name ever so slightly (from the original Buke and Gass) because casual listeners and fans alike were mispronouncing it. The name refers to their unique, customized instruments: Arone Dyer's "buke," a six-string baritone ukulele; and Aron Sanchez's "gass," a guitar-bass hybrid.
Tucson Weekly  |  Gene Armstrong  |  10-01-2012  |  Reviews

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