Album Review: John Carpenter’s Lost Themes

John Carpenter’s Lost Themes Review by Blake Madden If you aren’t already a fan of John Carpenter’s films or the themes he’s composed for them, then the introduction of new “lost” ones probably isn’t going to change your mind. In the musical world of 2015 – with every nuance of tone, beat, and style possible […]

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Photos: The Infamous Stringdusters & Keller Williams @ The Showbox

The Infamous Stringdusters Nashville’s The Infamous Stringdusters thrilled the packed crowd at The Showbox with their very high energy Bluegrass and fast-paced guitars. The Stringdusters, supporting their new record Let It Go, are so entertaining that it would be impossible to be disappointed. Keller Williams, on the other hand, is nowhere near as high energy […]

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Photos and Review: The Jayhawks with Trapper Schoepp @ The Neptune

The Jayhawks are touring while promoting the re-release of 3 albums, Sound of Lies (1995), Smile (2000) and Rainy Day Music (2003). There are special bonus tracks and remasters on all 3 records. The Jayhawks played The Neptune with the usual 5 members: Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Karen Grotberg, Tim O’Reagan, and Kraig Johson. The […]

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Book Review: David J. Haskins’ Who Killed Mr. Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magic and Benediction

David J. Haskins‘ Who Killed Mr. Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magic and Benediction Review by J. Price The demographic loitering in Elliott Bay Book Company on a recent November evening shared a penchant for somber colors and detectable traces of a rock ‘n’ roll past. They were patiently awaiting a reading and brief performance by David […]

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Album Review – Last Call for the Quite Life by Buddy

Buddy – Last Call for the Quiet Life by Ira Leonard Sometimes it takes a band a few tries to figure out exactly what kind of album they want to make. And sometimes they need to give themselves a “mulligan” album in the process. Such was the case for the Los Angeles-based (yet Portland born) […]

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