Music

KFMA Day, Blink-182 rocks Tucson for first time

KFMA Day was a sea of black clothing, colorful hair and people ready to jam out to their favorite punk rock bands. The crowd went for all the performers, but most had their sights set on headliner Blink-182, who had never performed in Tucson before. Thousands of people made their way into the heat at Kino Sports Complex for a full day of music starting at 1p.m. The lineup included Dirty Magic, Islander, Goodbye June, Highly Suspect, A Day To Remember and Blink-182. Read more

KFMA Day, Blink-182 rocks Tucson for first time

KFMA Day was a sea of black clothing, colorful hair and people ready to jam out to their favorite punk rock bands. The crowd went for all the performers, but most had their sights set on headliner Blink-182, who had never performed in Tucson before. Thousands of people made their way into the heat at Kino Sports Complex for a full day of music starting at 1p.m. The lineup included Dirty Magic, Islander, Goodbye June, Highly Suspect, A Day To Remember and Blink-182. Read more

DJ Pike Romero talks hip hop influences

When it comes to Tucson hip-hop, it’s almost impossible to miss DJ Pike Romero. Romero, aka Smash Lames, is a DJ in the Tucson area and the director of Tucson’s Hip Hop Festival. The Daily Wildcat had a chance to interview him about what inspires him and who he looks up to in hip-hop. Read more

Peace fair connects community and justice

Tucson’s 35th Annual Peace Fair and Music Festival took place at Armory Park on Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Peace Fair and Music Festival is one of Arizona’s largest gatherings of peace, justice and environmental groups. The groups present ranged from Planned Parenthood to Showing Up for Racial Justice. The event had live music, food tents, children’s activities such as face painting, and other sorts of entertainment throughout the park. Many individuals sold items, such as T-shirts, rocks, gems and even posters and signs that helped support the various ideas of peace and justice for all.  Read more

Event explores healing power of music

This weekend a full lineup of musicians, guest speakers and community members will gather at the Edward B. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd., to experience music on a deeper level. Read more

Musicology Across Boundaries Conference

The Fred Fox School of Music is hosting its 2017 Graduate Student Music Conference, “Musicology Across Boundaries,” on Feb. 24 and 25. The conference, organized by a committee of eight graduate students and their adviser, will feature a keynote address, workshop and 14 presentations on musicology and related scholarship. Read more

Stravinsky lives through UA dance and music

Igor Stravinsky is widely known as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, and one of his revolutionary ballets is coming to Tucson to honor the 100 year anniversary of its creation. The UA School of Dance and Fred Fox School of Music are collaborating to perform “Les Noces,” a story of marriage told through dance and music. Read more

Rock The Campus Tour starts off at the UA mall

The Rock the Campus Tour kicked off on the UA main stage on the mall at noon Feb. 6. This four day tour started at the University of Arizona, then makes its way to ASU, University of California-Irvine and ends at Cal State-Long Beach. The tour, which benefits the 100 Club of Arizona and California, features Society Falls, Divided Minds and Static Friction. Read more

Gem and Jam Fest brings music and art to Tucson

The annual Gem and Jam Festival is coming to Tucson. The event, spanning from Feb. 2-5, features performances by jam and electronic musical groups, art gallery installations, visual performers, food vendors and workshops. The festival is held during the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase. Read more