You could easily be forgiven for mistaking More Primitive, the new LP by Seattle-based blues trio Lonesome Shack, for a mid-'70s recording from the North Mississippi hill country, the fertile blues scene that gave listeners artists like R.L. Burnside, Fred McDowell, Jesse Mae Hemphill, and more. But ... More >>
Phoenix Comicon 2011 In Photos If you attended Comicon this weekend, the chances are good that you're currently nursing a pocky hangover (possibly a real one as well) and using Memorial Day to nap. While you recover from the sheer awesomeness, take a look back with these photos including cost ... More >>
HoovesBikini Lounge Friday, May 27 For all the focus on the band's antics on stage and off, it's easy to miss how understated Hooves can be. The band announced recently that they are packing up and moving to Bellingham, Washington, and while plenty of bands would take the opportunity to milk a " ... More >>
Hopefully, 2009 A.D. will be the year Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, starts to melt. You may recall a little essay I posted to this blog in December entitled, "A Modest Proposal: A World Without ICE," in which I suggested "a total moratorium on all ICE activities, as preparat ... More >>
I had been hoping that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus would take a thick paddle to Janet Napolitano's ever-generous backside when they met with the new DHS head for the first time today. But, alas, some of our congressional leaders are as worthless as a week-old bowl of menudo. If they took anyth ... More >>
The Havasupai trusted the white man to help with a diabetes epidemic. Instead, ASU tricked them into bleeding for academia.
With a new album, killer fashion and trendy referencing, Hot Hot Heat prepares to invade the hip U.S.
The Makers deliver primal soul music for the underprivileged
A mini-Q&A with Mono man Dave Crider
For a decade, Stephen C. Peterson has been the Energizer bunny of white-collar scamsters. And he's still going and going...