Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tommy Ramone, Last Surviving Original Member of The Ramones, Dies at 62

Posted By on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 2:06 AM


From the official Ramones Facebook page:

We are saddened to announce the passing of Tommy Ramone (nee Erdelyi), the original drummer for the Ramones, earlier today, 11 July 2014.

"It wasn't just music in The Ramones: it was an idea. It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music — it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody." - Tommy Ramone, 1978

RIP Tommy.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

The War on Drugs Delivers the Goods at Congress

Posted By on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 4:30 PM

The War on Drugs at Club Congress April 8 - C. ELLIOTT
  • C. Elliott
  • The War on Drugs at Club Congress April 8

Fans of smart, hard hitting and emotionally unguarded pop-rock  had a mid-week treat on Tuesday, April 8, when The War on Drugs stopped at Club Congress on  tour behind its buzz-busting new record Lost in a Dream. Luckily, our woman-on-the-scene C. Elliott took some photos for you. Get your Google on to find out more about the music, the new record, and the story of The War on Drugs.

The War on Drugs'  Adam Granduciel at Club Congress April 8 - C. ELLIOTT
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  • The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel at Club Congress April 8

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Eric Kroll Photographs the Tucson Rodeo

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM


Photographer Eric Kroll made some photographs of the cowboys and cowgirls at La Fiesta del los Vaqueros this week. The rodeo is back in full swing this weekend. Details here.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Cats Win Big Over Oregon State

Posted By on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Yesterday's 76-54 win over Oregon State delivered a confidence boost to the Arizona Wildcats, following their first loss of the season, the season-ending injury to Brandon Ashley and the recent trouble the team has had with free throws.

This week, the Cats—now 23-1 overall and 10-1 in the conference—are going up the road for a Valentine's Day date with Arizona State. Tip off is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 and you can catch the game on ESPN.

After the jump: Some photos from yesterday's game.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Photos of AFI at Rialto Theatre

Posted By on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Here are some photos of the goth-punk band AFI when they performed at the Rialto Theatre last Friday. You can catch AFI at Coachella or click through this photo collection at a fraction of the cost. All the stellar pictures were taken by C. Elliott. 

  • Photo by C. Elliott.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Reliving Marc Anthony at AVA

Posted By on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony performed to a full house at Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater, Saturday, Sept. 14. Opening up for Anthony was comedian, Joey Vega. Vega had the fans laughing as they waited for Anthony to perform. Vega completed his stand-up and the lights went out; the crowd went wild. A video began playing showing Anthony walking to the stage. Smoke filled the stage and Anthony began to rise to the top of the stage's staircase. The crowd could only see his silhouette, which brought on more cheering. He slowly walked down dancing and singing "I Need to Know." It was a night full of energy and dancing as he played a lot of Salsa music. Anthony sang his new hit "Vivir Mi Vida as well as classics, such as "Mi Gente," and "Vivir Lo Nuestro."

My only complaint about the show? It was too short.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bad Astronomy: Martian Flash Flood

Posted By on Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy blog flags a photo from the UA's HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to note that it may have rained on Mars a long time ago:

This fan is on the inside of the rim of Mojave Crater, a 60-kilometer-wide (40-mile-wide) impact crater near the equator of Mars. The structure matches an Earthly alluvial fan almost perfectly. Larger boulders are heavier and can’t be carried as easily by floodwaters, so they tend to stop soon after the terrain levels out. Smaller rocks can travel farther, which appears to be the case here. The branches, the shape, the direction: Everything indicates a flash flood on Mars.

What could have caused it? This part surprised me: It may have been due to rain, water rain, that could occur after an asteroid or comet impact. For example, ice under the surface could be melted by the impact, which would then rain down over a large area. This would be a temporary and local event, but could spark flash floods something like rainstorms do here on Earth.

But after that, gravity and terrain did the rest, on Mars as it is on Earth. That’s actually rather astonishing: Given some basic and fundamental principles, you can actually figure out how weather and erosion processes work on another planet. And when you look at it, it actually kinda reminds you of home.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Captivating Photos From the Arizona Borderlands

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM

  • Lara Shipley

Slate's photo blog, Behold, celebrates the photography of Lara Shipley:

Lara Shipley became interested in doing a project in southern Arizona after moving to Phoenix in 2010. Shipley was raised in a small Midwestern town and sees this as the source of her interest in isolated and rural areas. Once she arrived in Arizona, Shipley began investigating the borderlands, spending time getting to know the various towns and their inhabitants and making as many as two trips a month from her home in Phoenix. She finds her subjects organically, meeting people during her visits.

Shipley’s stylistic approach is to use a blend of found and manipulated scenarios; some are staged, and others are shot as she finds them. This blending of actual, real-life documentary subjects with manipulated elements becomes interesting when applied to a region generally covered in a more straightforward documentary fashion.

Shipley's website is here.

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