What Is Localism?

If you breathe air, have a pulse and have lived through at least one Christmas in urban or suburban America, odds are that you have seen the film “It’s a Wonderful...

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Across the Wire

Late afternoon, fall, 1988, laying on the floor, listening to Ziggy Stardust for the first time all the way through, the phone cord stretched for miles so it reaches my...

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Review: Got Me Wrong by Carlos Arzate and The Kind Souls

It seems like every few years Tucson births a new litter of diehard infant local rock fans. You know the type. The ones who post their latest vinyl scores...

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Wall to Wall with Katterwaul

On any given weekend, Downtown Tucson is rife with opportunities to see great live rock and roll. This Friday night is no exception. With a tremendous amount of buzz...

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Dancing in front of The Myrrors

t is the beginning of the very last set in what has so far been a glorious night at Solar Culture Gallery, led by Tucson indie guitar pop legends...

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Welcome to the Neighborhood, Saint Charles Tavern!

Tucked away in a quiet block of south Fourth Avenue, near some auto parts stores and a couple of iconic Mexican restaurants, Saint Charles Tavern looks like any other neighborhood bar....

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Grooving With the Boys in Asian Fred

A talented veteran of the local music scene puts out a demo, attracts an assortment of fantastic, talented players and creates a band that starts attracting attention from day...

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Hacktivism draped in the American Flag…

An August article in Wired magazine featured self-exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden draped in an American flag. The reaction from the blogosphere was mixed but definitely polarized, with some...

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What Is “Astroturf?”

Leave it to a Texan to call it like it is.  In this case, the Texan being Senator Lloyd Bentsen, one time Vice Presidential candidate also known for telling...

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Net Neutrality – It’s About Free Speech and It’s About Time

The White House has finally come out strongly in favor of Net Neutrality and has offered perhaps the best definition of the term I have seen in some time,...

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