Craig Outhier

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  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    Michelle Shocked's sophomore album, Short Sharp Shocked (1988), was a best-selling rebuke of the walkin'-on-sunshine Valium binge that ruled pop music in the late 1980s. Filled with pissed-off-sounding folk-rock paeans to the American condition, t...

  • 4 years ago | Music News

    The triumphs, scandals, and serial reinventions that comprise the official mythology of "Diddy" né "P. Diddy" né "Puff Daddy" né Sean Combs are compelling, indeed. But what of Diddy's hidden history, the triumphs and mega-triu...

  • 4 years ago | Top Lists

    We truly live in a golden age of food awareness. Where once Americans ate whatever grew or grazed around them, we now find a nation of extra-regional culinary tribes; whole dietary religions based on what food we should or shouldn't put in our bod...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    With previous addresses in California and North Carolina (and a current one in Kansas), this emo/post-rock quintet has lived like hipster Gypsies — settling here, resettling there, uprooting always. Not coincidentally, The Appleseed Cast sou...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    Historically, Arizona hasn't been terribly hospitable to the veteran Filipino-American thrash-metal band known as Death Angel. Is it a "papers, please" thing? Naw. It's our remote, carnage-strewn highways. In 1990, the band was riding high after s...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    Whether we chalk it up to SB 1070 outrage or the economy or the moldy reflexive feminism of the event itself, one thing is certain about the 2010 "revival" version of Lilith Fair: It didn't come here. The all-distaff music festival was forced to s...