Just shows how mucked up the music scene is that a guy with Rich Hopkins's pedigree is passing through town almost anonymously. It wouldn't be unfair to call Hopkins the Tom Petty of the desert; Hopkins has been a key figure and driving artistic force in not one but two bands considered integral to the Tucson desert-rock scene: the Sidewinders and the Sand Rubies. Hopkins has been at this desert-rock thing since 1985, when the Sidewinders were on a par with other revolutionary Arizona outfits like Green on Red. Within months of forming, the Sidewinders captured national attention resulting in a deal with RCA that... More >>>