Creative Emissions: Left out to dry – a look at how Good Samaritan’s make the difference

By Bryan West

Did you know there is still cleanup and re-construction work in New Orleans?

In 2005 Hurricane Katrina struck the city with fury; the chaos humbled a nation and highlighted the corruption of state and federal government. Poor, primarily black, communities were left to die. The media’s investigation of how the disaster was handled (before and after the hurricane) made it very clear that racism and classism were very much alive in America. Continue reading

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The Midnight Show (R.I.P.) soundcheck at Hot Dog Heaven

Growing up with the scene: A fan looks back

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Editor’s Note: One of our biggest fans, Lolvia Yella, looks back at her local scene and how QYP influenced her musical tastes. Happy reading!

By Lolvia Yella

There are two things I’m into: shows and music. The two basic materials someone needs to survive, besides food, water, oxygen, and shelter. But for me, it’s a radical experience

It started when I was in the 8th grade, when the hardcore scene was a huge thing in Los Banos. I mean HUGE! Everyone and anyone who was looking for a wild, yet potent style would be downtown at Hot Dog Heaven, (one of the only places to see a show) standing outside in a long line, waiting to get inside to show off their moves. It was sort of like a disco-tech for the modern age. Continue reading