We Got Power began life as a fanzine started by Dave Markey and Jordan Schwartz in the early '80s as the hardcore punk scene was taking off in Southern California. The book features essays by many of the pioneers from that time who we now recognize as members of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Red Kross, ... More >>
The sound of San Francisco's Soft Moon is disorienting: A darkly hyperactive Neu! mixed with the dance-floor sensibility of Depeche Mode and the stark despair of Bauhaus makes The Soft Moon one cynically-crafted machine. But the most disorientating tactic in frontman Luis Vazquez's arsenal is his mu ... More >>
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San Pedro punkers Toys That Kill have been going strong since 1999, and they released their fourth album, Fambly 42 , earlier this month. The band maintained an impressive clip, releasing an album every few years, but there was a six-year wait this time around. That sort of thing happens when you're ... More >>
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British retro-folk revivalists Mumford & Sons have made it no secret they yearn for a bygone era when electricity was something to be marveled at and a man's facial hair could be as intricate as the handwriting in the letters he receives fortnightly from his dear sweet love.So it's not enough ... More >>
Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas are teaching the rest of the nation how to terrorize illegal immigrants
Congressman Rick Renzi and the very strange coincidence
Letters from the issue of Thursday, August 18, 2005
The Southwest's last free-flowing stream ran dry for eight days in mid-July. It's time to act
IHYWYP makes history -- or not
Here's an idea, county supes: Audit the freakin' sheriff's office for the first time ever!
Legendary bassist Mike Watt doesn't care what you think is punk rock
Valley arcade rats find fame on the DDR Dance Pad
Rick Renzi's hoping people buy his line that an amendment he's sponsoring has nothing to do with his father's defense business
At the same time hundreds of dead gray whales were washing up on beaches, their birthrate was plunging. Theories abound, but little hard data has been gathered to solve this environmental puzzle.
An endangered bird is thriving in the dry bottom of Roosevelt Lake. Too bad it's in the way of water for Phoenix.
Mexican women crossing the border find themselves scared and alone in a new land. Now there is one place they can turn for help.
Police have ripped up Leo Mercado's "sacramental" peyote garden. His claim that he has constitutional rights to use the drug for religious purposes may be shredded next.
Hollywood's legendary script doctor Robert Towne won an Oscar for writing Chinatown and polished films from The Godfather to Armageddon; now he helms Without Limits, a film bio of an Olympic runner
Punk godfather Mike Watt contemplates the connections between his life and that of his father
From spikedaces to spotted owls, the Southwest Center for Biological Diversity has logged the legal system and rewritten the book on environmental activism
FARMERS IN THE GILA RIVER BASIN HAVE ALREADY SUCKED DOWN $500 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT PORK. NOW THEY WANT ANOTHER $20 MILLION FOR A SENSELESS FLOOD-CONTROL PROJECT.