Election years tend to carry more chaos then normal ones, but there was something else going on in 2012. Maybe it's the aura of apocalypse made people a little stranger this year.
We had the Syrian Civil War, the Aurora Shooting, Israel being dicks to Gaza and vice versa, Mitt Romney was treated l ... More >>
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants.
So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
Lauryn Hill may be making headlines as a tax evader, but forget all that for a second and focus on one thing: her voice. She's nothing if not accomplished. She won Grammy Awards back-to-back, for her solo debut and as the co-producer of Carlos Santana's Supernatural. She acted as 1/3 of the legendar ... More >>
Photos and video by Melissa FossumH2O
Within These Walls
Saturday, September 24
Hardcore may have a niche audience, but H2O's two main messages are universal:
1. "Treat yourself and other people with respect and try to make the world a better place by the fact that you're in i ... More >>
The line up of Within These Walls has been changing a bit over the past couple weeks, but it looks like it's close to being locked down. A headliner was recently announced, and it's none other than seminal New York hardcore punk heroes, H2O.
It's been a good six years since the band played in ... More >>
Ryan RussellSeattle indie rockers Minus The Bear lead a fruitful list of show announcements for the Valley this week"In like a lion?" We don't need no stinking lions, but how about a bear? Spring officially here and the show announcements keep on coming -- with Seattle indie/sonic/experimental rocke ... More >>
A Mesa father and engineer has pleaded guilty to charges of lying to the FBI about his involvement in a charity organization tied to Hamas.
Between 1994 and 1997, Akram Musa Abdallah, 54, raised funds for the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which the federal government accuses of f ... More >>
photo from Carter's book We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land
President Carter signs his latest book at Changing Hands this Friday.It's not every day you get to chat with a former President of the United States. And since President Jimmy Carter will be in town on Friday, signing copies of his b ... More >>
A feature article in a Hamas Web site for children hosted by a local domain seller has a Palestinian boy lamenting that he must "kill the Israeli occupation and break the siege of Gaza," according to an American expert on the Middle East.
The most recent update on the children's site also has ... More >>
Demonstrators marching at Thomas and Central in Phoenix.
When I got word that End the War Coalition, Code Pink, Women in Black, and other lefty, peacenik groups would be holding a vigil at Thomas and Central calling for an end to Israel's attack on Hamas in Gaza, I was skeptical there'd be more th ... More >>
The Mexican government can't figure out how to stop thugs from killing and kidnapping citizens. No wonder so many people want to flee the country. Still, there's no competing with the cycle of violence in the Middle East where Israel is threatening a large strike against the ... More >>