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 […]


Record collectors! This book is fantastic and the people in it are amazing. It came out yesterday, for Record Store Day. Eilon Paz’s 416-page coffee-table book, Dust And Grooves illuminates over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are […]


Let’s face it, we LOVE our indie records stores! Now let’s see how fast the major retailers and digital giants can co-op this event which has been strictly designed to promote and save the old-fashioned, independent record seller. Not to be a wet blanket (OK, I am…) but Record Store Day is about the appreciation […]

Flaming Groovies

A new full-length feature doc is in the works! Watch the trailer and join the Kickstarter campaign and see this thing through. From award-winning filmmakers William Tyler Smith and Kurt Feldhun comes a feature length rock ‘n’ roll documentary about the Flamin’ Groovies, a colorful and highly influential rock band that had some big hits […]

Horde And The Harem

If you listen to KEXP’s The Roadhouse, Swingin’ Doors, or Shake The Shake you know that Seattle is a hotbed of Americana and folk rock. Kurt B. Reighley, aka DJ El Toro, in his book United States of Americana spells out some of the bases on this. My experience in trying to earn a living tells me that I-90 has become […]

Dive Bar Film Fest Seattle

The first Dive Bar Film Fest is happening this week April 2nd, 3rd, & 6th in Seattle, Washington. Screening venues include The Grand Illusion Theatre and Jules Mae’s, Seattle’s oldest bar. A joint collaboration of Rainier Beer, “Seattle’s Best Dive Bars” author Mike Seely, and core members of RAWSTOCKMedia, Dive Bar Film Fest is a pop […]

Oxford American Southern Music Issue 15

Every year we write on these pages about what a cool mag Oxford American is. And although all issues of this “quarterly magazine of good southern writing” are great, it’s the annual Southern Music Issue that grabs headlines with a double CD (included) of songs from a particular southern state. This year it’s the great state […]