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Soft Shoulder at Sonoran Pop Festival 2012

The third live set from Sonoran Pop Festival 2012, Soft Shoulder, isn’t a band most would turn to their heads for. Its loud, punchy, and rambling, but within that disorder, comes an instinctual noise that one wouldn’t expect.

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Pope Francis is the Man

In a message to the United Nations this last Friday, Pope Francis urged governments to turn their attention to income inequalities. He stated that “…an important part of humanity does not share in the benefits of progress and is in fact relegated to the status of second-class citizens. Specifically, this…

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Sunday Reflections: Bringing Happiness Everywhere

I know that the last two Sunday Reflections have been incredibly deep, and one could go as far to say hippyish, but it’s hard not to become incredibly introspective when trying to reflect back on the week. This week has been one hellish week, beginning with two terrible illnesses, both…

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Men’s White Tie Dress Code at The Met Gala

If you weren’t aware by now (which I truly have no idea how you could be, because literally all my social media accounts were inundated with red carpet coverage), the annual Met Gala has come and went. Here at the Arrchive, we decided to turn our focus to the menswear fashion that…

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Destruction Unit in Los Angeles

The second show of their never ending tour of the US and Europe, this time, at the Complex, in Los Angeles, CA – August 2013. Having slept in San Deigo’s seediest motel, with dead whore carpet-stains, and a 3-inch gaping hole in the bathroom floor, I dubbed “the cockroach drain,”…

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Marshstepper in Tempe

Another tensely invasive set from Tempe, AZ’s Marshstepper. The ritual of The Stepper and his minions, coupled with the harsh darkness of the noise that emanates from the speakers, makes you question how a homely dive bar has just transformed into a house of horrors, so quickly. That is the talent of…

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What it Takes to Polish a Pretty Penny

Photo courtesy of SF Gate Sarah Dunbar, owner of Pretty Penny, which now has two locations, one in the Rockridge area of Berkeley, and another in the Mission District of San Francisco, is rocking it, when it comes to owning a lucrative Vintage business. Having lived in the area for over a…

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Does Charmaine Olivia watch TrueBlood?

I remember the day I discovered the dazzling and ethereal paintings of Charmaine Olivia, because it was on Instagram, and I was reminded of one of my favorite TV shows: TrueBlood. I had been looking through the artists my little sister followed (Madison is a budding artist herself), and it was then,…

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Deep Pill in Tempe

The first ever live set of Deep Pill, the brainchild of “The Stepper” Danny Pupillo. An electronic mix of repeating melodic tones, and mashes of what seem to be field recordings, or perhaps expertly crafted sounds, this performance is a setting for ethereal rumination.

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Praise Jesus…Wait What?

If you didn’t hear already, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is now Constitutional to allow for town boards to begin sessions with Christian prayer. This ruling brings to mind the widely used phrase, “separation of church and state,” which ironically enough, dates back to a quote from Thomas Jefferson in the Supreme Court…