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Ohio City Singers by Chris Yohn
Ohio City Singers by Chris Yohn
Ohio City Singers by Chris Yohn

A nine-person band devoted exclusively to playing original holiday songs, the Ohio City Singers started out as an informal collective of musicians. It’s slowly emerged into a festive enterprise. This year in addition to playing...

 
 
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The Motel Life
The Motel Life
The Motel Life

Down-and-out drifters Frank (Emile Hirsh) and Jerry Lee (Stephen Dorff) Flannigan grow up together on the run – from their circumstances, from the law and from their own demons. What passes for home in The Motel Life is any pla...

 
 
Movie
 
The Book Thief
The Book Thief
The Book Thief

We’re not ones to quote other reviews but we laughed out loud at the summary of one review of The Book Thief, the new film based on the popular book by Markus Zusak: “Book Thief is tasteful but dull.” Well, yes, it certainly is...

 
Q&A
 
NOFX by Katie Hovland
NOFX by Katie Hovland
NOFX by Katie Hovland

Not just another snotty punk band, NOFX isn’t your average melodic hardcore group. These guys can write some great songs — as is evidenced on the terrific 2004 comp The Greatest Songs Ever Written (By Us). Their latest single, ...

 
Flicks
 
Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis

Producer T-Bone Burnett, the mastermind behind the bluegrass soundtrack to the Coen Brothers’ 2000 film O Brother Where Art Thou, reunited with the directing duo to work on their new film Inside Llewyn Davis, a fictional accoun...

 
Beer
 
Ninkasi Brewing Company's Sleigh'r
Ninkasi Brewing Company's Sleigh'r
Ninkasi Brewing Company's Sleigh'r

Let’s start with the name. Eugene, Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing Company was clearly inspired by arch metal band, Slayer. Regardless of how you may feel about the genre, Slayer is far and away one of its best, most highl...

 
Q&A
 
Dream Syndicate (c) Juan Carlos Quindos
Dream Syndicate (c) Juan Carlos Quindos
Dream Syndicate (c) Juan Carlos Quindos

After playing a few dates last year in Spain, The Dream Syndicate, the L.A.-based garage/punk rock act fronted by singer-guitarist Steve Wynn, has booked a handful of dates in the US. Those dates will mark The Dream Syndicate’s...

 
Q&A
 
Joseph Arthur by Danny Clinch
Joseph Arthur by Danny Clinch
Joseph Arthur by Danny Clinch

Singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur made quite an impression with his 2000 full-length debut Come to Where I’m From. One of the year’s best reviewed albums, it ended up on a number of Top 10 lists. The incredibly prolific Arthur, a...

 
Q&A
 
Metric
Metric
Metric

On last year’s Synthetica, the Canadian synth pop band Metric explored the postmodern condition in songs essentially about the fine line between what’s real and what’s not. Guitarist James Shaw phoned in from a tour stop in Vir...

 
Beer
 
The Brutal Truth
The Brutal Truth
The Brutal Truth
 

The Brewtal Truth Will Set You Free

 
November 11, 2013
 



Author Adem Tepedelen came of age simultaneously surrounded by the Pacific Northwest craft brewing and hard rock cultures. Growing up playing in bands, writing, and drinking beer, one might say he was on a crash course toward p...