MUSIC

Life of Art/Art of Life

Life of Art/Art of Life

March 2, 2017 |

Mark Matos California Lonesome Desert Records, 2017 Gorgeously soul-weary and deeply personal, this 9-track album features acoustic guitar and vocal-driven narratives of remembrance, connection and loss. The introspection is carried with gentle tension; there’s pain, delivered with acceptance. Matos offers mythological motifs1 from ancient stories that are still universally applicable in modernity. He writes about […]

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KXCI Celebrates International Clash Day

KXCI Celebrates International Clash Day

January 31, 2017 |

“This is a public service announcement, with guitar!” – Know Your Rights, The Clash, 1982 It’s been four years since Seattle’s KEXP 90.3 FM DJ John Richards declared Feb. 7 as International Clash Day, and a year since Seattle’s mayor created an official proclamation to honor The Clash on that day. Subsequently, six other cities […]

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A Journey of the Spirit

A Journey of the Spirit

January 30, 2017 |

“My Way or the Highway” Rich Hopkins and Luminarios San Jacinto Records, 2017 (America) Blue Rose Records, 2017 (Europe) The latest release from the musical mind of 30-year plus rock vet Rich Hopkins, his co-writer and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Lisa Novak, and the band’s luminary musicians from Houston and Tucson, is an excellent addition to the regional […]

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November 2016 Issue

November 2016 Issue

November 1, 2016 |

Read the November 2016 Issue of Zócalo Magazine

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Zocalo Magazine July & August 2016

Zocalo Magazine July & August 2016

July 5, 2016 |

Read the July & August 2016 issue of Zocalo

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December 2015

December 2015

December 3, 2015 |

Holiday Gift Guide and a look back at 2015. Read the digital edition here.

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Remembering Together

Remembering Together

November 4, 2015 |

The 2015 All Souls Procession Weekend With thousands of more participants, a finale performance of grand proportions and epic new art and music installments, the All Souls Procession of 2015 is bigger and more impactful than ever before. What began in 1990 as a small gathering to celebrate the memories of deceased loved ones through […]

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Banda De Los Muertos

Banda De Los Muertos

November 4, 2015 |

“Jacob and I want to dedicate this album to all of the immigrants, like my parents, who came to the United States from Mexico to start a new life, but who held on to their memories and to the music that they loved.” – Oscar Noriega Oscar Noriega may live in New York, but he’s […]

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Tucson’s Inaugural 10 West Festival

Tucson’s Inaugural 10 West Festival

October 16, 2015 |

An Innovative Way to Drive Economic Development This month, Tucson creators and entrepreneurs come together for the first ever “10West Festival,” a new and innovative approach to fostering a creative and technological environment in Tucson, with the goal of attracting and retaining talent in Southern Arizona. To learn more about the festival, Zócalo reached out […]

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Songs Stuck on Repeat

Songs Stuck on Repeat

September 29, 2015 |

It’s a nearly universal human phenomenon, an experience that can be a blessing or a curse; educational or irritating; crazy-cool or enough to drive someone crazy. It happens to over 90 percent of us and scientists still don’t really know why. This occurrence is the ubiquitous ear worm – a tune that gets stuck in […]

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