If you happened to be a member of the Valley's old school DJ/rave scene back in the mid-1990s, there was one place where you almost always hit up for both your music and gear: Swell Records. Without getting too overly hyperbolic, the music and clothing emporium owned by Russel Ramirez (which bounced ... More >>
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Silver Medallion was very different fo ... More >>
At the risk of getting the reputation as that guy who keeps claiming to genuinely like deeply un-hip music, I really dig the first couple Chicago albums. The band's fusion of jazz, classical, soul, and rock & roll was very indicative of their time, the late '60s, when rock music was branchin ... More >>
If someone is a hardcore fan of a band or artist, it seems he will shell out any amount of money to get his hands on their merch.I'm not just talking shirts or albums, either, and bands have been answering that call by offering up some truly ridiculous shit to satisfy the needs of their fans to have ... More >>
It's shaping up to be a big weekend for Jared Alan.
Mere hours from now, the 32-year-old DJ/producer/scenester/ fashion plate/eagle scout will be staging the "official" re-launch of his long-absent fauxShow Friday Nights gig at Sanctum. Less then 24 hours later, he'll then welcome NYC disco-pun ... More >>
Any attempt on my part to play "rock critic" on this assignment would be complete bullshit. Few assignments have ever made me want to high five my inner fifteen-year-old more than a chance to interview Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids, a band that dominated my Walkman in early high school. I'd spen ... More >>
image by Jasmine HobeheidarCan the truth keep Napolitano from becoming a Supreme?Just how far can you go with a record of political mediocrity, an absence of conscience and a boatload of ambition?
As ex-Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano continues to prove, very far indeed. The Homeland Security czar ... More >>
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Be afraid, be very afraid...
Here we go again. With the announced retirement of Supreme Court Justice David Souter, the buzz is that the White House wants to pick a non-judge female to become one of the nine. So of course this means some analysts with nothing but ... More >>
from the Human Rights Watch report Detained and Dismissed.
It's Napolitano's responsibility to make sure these women are treated humanely.
I've gotta give a shout out to our sister paper Miami New Times' Riptide blog for this disturbing post about the medieval health care female immigrant de ... More >>
Embedded video from CNN VideoArpaio defending Nappy on Rick Sanchez's CNN broadcast. Why won't the Napster go on CNN anchor Rick Sanchez's afternoon show? Following President elect Barack Obama's pick of Arizona Governor Napolitano to be his administration's Homeland Security czar, Sanchez has ... More >>
It loves the Napster a little too much...The New York Times has one thing correct. Once Janet Napolitano has boarded her flight for D.C., Hispanics in Arizona are right to be fearful of a ramped-up, czarist Russian-style pogrom, with little concern for their civil rights, be they citizens or no ... More >>