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Just a Dream photo by Michael Wilson
Just a Dream photo by Michael Wilson
Just a Dream photo by Michael Wilson

A scruffy blues duo out of Kansas, guitarist Aaron Moreland and harpist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle hooked up with producer Seattle-based record producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, The Sword, Norma Jean) for their fort...

 
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Clint Holley, Well Made Music
Clint Holley, Well Made Music
Clint Holley, Well Made Music

An annual event designed to drive consumers to independent record stores, Record Store Day takes place this year on Saturday, April 20. The list of exclusive releases that you’ll be able to purchase only at brick and mortar sto...

 
 
Movie
 
42
42
42

There’s very little gray area in 42, a biopic about Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson, the first African American on a major league team. As played by Chadwick Boseman, Robinson is a guy who elicits our sympathy after Dodgers own...

 
 
Movie
 
My Amityville Horror
My Amityville Horror
My Amityville Horror

Whether or not you believe that dark, other-worldly forces menaced a Long Island family in the 1970s, it’s clear minutes into the documentary My Amityville Horror (now on VOD) that at least one person was and is still truly hau...

 
Flicks
 
Danny Boyle, Trance
Danny Boyle, Trance
Danny Boyle, Trance

Director Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) has a host of great movies to his credit. Following 127 Hours, his 2010 film about a rock climber who cuts off his own arm to survive, Trance is yet anoth...

 
Art
 
Little Annie and Baby Dee
Little Annie and Baby Dee
Little Annie and Baby Dee

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Baby Dee started out as street performer and moved to New York City, where, after a stint as a music director at a Catholic Church, “he” became “she.” Baby Dee then be...

 
Q&A
 
The Proclaimers credit: Sol Nicol
The Proclaimers credit: Sol Nicol
The Proclaimers credit: Sol Nicol

Identical twins Craig and Charlie Reid have played together in bands ever since they were teens. They formed The Proclaimers some three decades ago and somehow managed to keep the group going despite the ups and downs of the mu...

 
Beer
 
Omission IPA
Omission IPA
Omission IPA

A few years ago my friend, Jonathan, received advice to abstain from gluten in his diet. I wanted to support him. One afternoon, I picked up a six pack of ale brewed with sorghum for us to share. The sensation of taste does not...

 
Beer
 
Boulevard Brewing Company Double-Wide IPA
Boulevard Brewing Company Double-Wide IPA
Boulevard Brewing Company Double-Wide IPA

I picked up a bomber of this in Seattle.  I was going for an easy hike up a mountain and wanted some refreshments for the top.  This was only $2.99 at a local grocery.  I’m cheap, I liked the name, and the bottle looked cool . ...

 
Flicks
 
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling plays a festival-circuit motorcycle daredevil turned outlaw in The Place Beyond the Pines. The dramatic three-part film explores how the sins of the fathers affect the lives and relationships of their sons. Gosling...