Movie Reviews & Stories
At 17, Freda Kelly was plucked from a typing pool to serve
as secretary for what would become the biggest band in the world.
Director Ryan White’s documentary Good Ol’ Freda is a
How do you translate a generation-defining, deeply personal if not outright bedroom record to an arena-ready show? Up the bleeps, bloops, beats, and overall volume, for starters. Such was the case Wednesday night, when Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello and Jenny Lewis—aka the Postal Service—made their intimate 2003 Sub Pop classic ...
Seattle surfer grrrls ride a dreamy wave of retro.
[NORTHWEST BEACH MUSIC] La Luz is a study in contrast. The
Seattle quartet melds ’60s girl-group harmonies with boys-club surf
guitar, and the band’s buzz-garnering debut 2012 EP, Damp Face,
[SUNNYSIDE SYNTHS] On their full-length debut, SoCal ex-pats Jeff and Ryan Burian channel their sunny home into a disc’s worth of summer-ready jams. From crystalline instrumental opener “Big Folk�
The Béisbol brothers, Jeff and Ryan Burian, have a knack for wringing the dampness out of Portland’s lingering late spring days. It's not surprising, then, that they hail from Southern California’s sunny climes. “That Feeling,” the first track off their forthcoming debut full-length Lo-Fi Cocaine, is a sonic shot of ...
[TUVAN THROAT SINGING] One of the world’s best Tuvan
throat singers lives in Portland. His name is Enrique Ugalde—though
before explaining who he is, maybe it’s best to explain exactly what
Pennsylvania native Melissa Meszaros moved to the Pacific
Northwest eight years ago and began booking shows for Slabtown last
December. Among her first brainstorms: a four-day, grrrl-empowering