Con Safos Magazine started out as a project by a handful of college students wanting to show the authentic side of their city, the way they saw it, and inspire some hometown pride. Since its inception, it has evolved into the professional organization it is today, focusing on the music and arts scene of the region.

The title came from Jose Antonio Burciaga’s “Drink Cultura.” The idea was to show that El Paso is not a small western town comprised of a tavern, three wooden houses, burros, and Clint Eastwood impostors; not a drug cartel ridden city, nor the cliff where the flood of immigrants ravages through. El Paso is not a small city lost in the shadow of other metropolitan cities.

Today the magazine is centered on music and arts in the region, using the C/S concept for accurate, precise, and cutting-edge journalism.