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

Weekly Wildcat playlist: Semester's end

Wildcats, we are a hairsbreadth away from the semester’s end. Many of us are ready to drop and call it quits, but remember to summon one last burst of energy and willpower and you’ll come out feeling successful. Read more

Weekly Wildcat Playlist: Pre final exam pump-up tracks

It’s that time of year again. Exams are beginning to pile up and finals are right around the corner. Summer is almost here, we just have to make it through the final stretch. Before going into a final exam, it is important to enter the right mindset, and to pump yourself up a little bit. This can be achieved simply by listening to the right song beforehand. So, to make sure your mind is in the right place before you take your test, try listening to one of these pre-final pump-ups. Read more

Bansheebeat: turning lectures into electro

For many students, getting paid to do what they are passionate about feels like only a pipedream. For Dylan Browne, it is his past, present and future. A UA junior and music major, Browne is a Tucson native and a musical artist under the name Bansheebeat. The independent electronic artist is inspired by Super Nintendo and Toonami, and Bansheebeat has been Browne’s primary musical project for years. 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