By Jim Sangster In the late ’60s/early ’70s, while much of San Francisco’s acid generation was tripping away, endlessly noodling to the new psychedelic scene, The Flamin’ Groovies carved out a path more influenced by early rock & rollers like Chuck Berry and Eddie Cochran and the rough and ready blues snarl The Rolling Stones […]

from Jazz Lives: Photographs by Lee Friedlander and Milt Hilton

By Sarah Hanson:: An excellent photography exhibit is now on view at Yale University Art Gallery, showcasing some of the best early jazz photographs of the New Orleans and New York scenes. Jazz Lives: The Photographs of Lee Friedlander and Milt Hinton provides an intimate view into the world of jazz from two distinct perspectives: […]


Let’s do this! As the summer progresses, we’ll feature these outdoor music festivals individually as they happen, but for now, here’s a brief synopsis of what we look forward to as the temps rise and the summer season develops. Because what’s better than seeing music outdoors? Here’s what we recommend: *above photo of Alela Diane […]

Davy Graham

Our guest reviewer for this BUY THIS RECORD is Clayton Linthicum. You might know Clayton as the guitarist for Deep Dark Woods, or you discerning readers and listeners might know him as half of Kacy & Clayton, the Saskatoon, Canadian teenagers whose debut The Day Is Past & Gone ranked in our list Top 10 LPs of […]

Scarecrow Video presents Movie Mondays at the Triple Door

Attention fans of celluloid! And music! Our favorite venue, The Triple Door in downtown Seattle, is now showing essential music movies – and here’s the best part – for $4! Which includes a drink! What’s not to like? Let’s go to the movies, and eat dinner too. And drink, of course. This Monday 6/9 is […]

Nick Cave, 20,000 Days on Earth

Go See These Movies! SIFF is well under-way and the Face The Music series is what we recommend seeing. Seattle is a music-obsessed city, so it’s only fitting that SIFF features films that showcase the many ways in which music affects our lives, ranging from biopics and documentaries to concert films and live events. There’s plenty […]

Ramblin Jack Elliott and Bob Dylan

When the The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack directed by Jack’s daughter Aiyana Elliott was first released in 2000, it won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance, the Documentary Award at SXSW and the IFP Documentary Achievement Award. Yet since its release the film has fallen out of distribution. Because of the amazing critical acclaim and the […]


By Bart Cameron  You write the lines “Like the feelings from a photograph/ before its meanings all get told/ The words I say can be silver, but what’s unsaid can be gold.” You learn your instruments very well. You get signed to a major label. Then what? After half a decade of constant touring, Dawes […]

The Ranch Motel, Oakland/Rice Hill, Oregon

By David Kelly In the Great State of Oregon, there are 3 vintage motels that feature A-frame cabins for rooms. Route 66 has teepee-shaped motels (the Wigwams) and Oregon has, well, triangles. Mostly built in the 1960s, the saw-tooth profile created by a group of A-frames certainly stands out from the other motels on highway. […]