Photos: Shook Twins @ the Tractor

Shook Twins @ the Tractor, 4/27/18
Photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Memory Lane Series, part 42

 Shook Twins

Alright, good news part 1: Lisa Hagen Glynn’s lovely photos of Shook Twins at the Tractor in 2018 are now live! Good news part 2? Shook Twins return on April 11th to play the Crocodile. Good news part 3: They’ll be celebrating the release of new album, Some Good Lives. By the way, that album gets released on Tuesday, February 15th. There’s just all sorts of fabulous Shook Twins news. Enjoy these snaps, and prepare for a great 2019.

 Shook Twins


Howard Schultz @ the Moore

Howard Schultz @ the Moore – 1/31/19

Howard Schultz – photo by Dagmar

Howard Schultz, the wildly successful businessman and ex-CEO of Starbucks, visited the Moore last Thursday to discuss his fourth book, From the Ground Up. Part autobiography, From the Ground Up details growing up in Brooklyn, Schultz’s business approaches and some of his recent experiences traveling America.

The talk, moderated by journalist Monica Guzman, naturally had another topic largely covered recently in the news: he’s thinking about running for president as an Independent. Schultz was even open about his regret of selling the Sonics, and his disappointment that his #RaceTogether campaign, where Starbucks baristas and customers were encouraged to talk about race, didn’t go as well as he hoped.

To run as a third party candidate might be risky for the other parties, but Schultz assured the most likely liberal audience he was “not doing this to be a spoiler” and “not doing anything to re-elect Donald Trump.” Instead, he said that part of just thinking about this was spurred on by people who are “disgusted by the toxicity of our politics,” and for young people who have only seen “revenge politics” in their lifetimes.

Schultz was inspired by his travels around America, where he a met Mary Poole, a woman in Montana who decided to help Syrians after seeing the famous photo of a Syrian boy dying on a Turkish beach. She’s actually helped refugees relocate to Montana. He also found that the country didn’t seem as divided as one would assume they are from media and politicians. He found “real people working together” in West Virginia, and at the southern border, for example.

“An aspirational America,” is what Schultz seeks. A place where we’re “reminded of who we once were.” Moved by meeting a Frenchman scrubbing the headstones of American soldiers while at Normandy, he sounded concerned about the good America can do, people’s commonalities, and the concept that “success is best when it’s shared.”

Schultz mentioned he has respect for his Democrat and Republican friends, but will run if he has a good chance of winning. I’m “not trying to win the Twitter primary, suffice to say I’ve lost that.”

Instead, he’s “trying to win the hearts and minds of the American people.”

Howard Schultz – all photos by Dagmar

Snail Mail @ the Neptune Theatre

Snail Mail played a sold out show at the Neptune Theatre last week. The band is a project of guitarist Lindsey Jordan and they are on the road in support of their most recent album, Lush.

Snail Mail


Photos: Unknown Mortal Orchestra & Makeness @ the Moore

Unknown Mortal Orchestra & Makeness @ the Moore – 5/7/18
Photos by Alex Crick
Memory Lane Series, part 44

Unknown Mortal Orchestra



Show Review & Photos: Pete International Airport @ the High Dive

Pete International Airport w/ Dirty Sidewalks & Wall of Ears @ the High Dive, 11/2/18 – Show Review & Photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn

Pete International Airport played a moody and rhythmic set at the High Dive on November 2nd. The Portland neo-psychedelic rock group includes founding member Peter Holmström (guitar, bass), also of The Dandy Warhols, along with other well-established musicians Daniel Sparks (modular synth), Jason Russo (bass, guitar), and Tara Autovino (keys, bass). Through dreamy fog and lasers, PIA closed with an impassioned rendition of “Even Happier,” from their 2017 album Safer with the Wolves.

Opening the evening were indie-rockers Dirty Sidewalks and freak-pop trio Wall of Ears, both of Seattle

Pete International Airport
Dirty Sidewalks

Wall of Ears