Geoff Johnston

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  • 8 years ago

    In the pages that follow, our corporate overlords provide an alternative to gratuitous music writer geekdom and end-of-year lists, but being who we are, we threatened to burn down the building if we didn't get to make some kind of contribution to ...

  • 8 years ago

    Put a dainty slab of Oregon out-of-towner in between two whole-grain slices of local music and what do you get? Hands down, the worst lead-in to a Critic's Pick ever conceived, that's what. Portland's one-woman reverb fest Fall of Snow swoops into...

  • 8 years ago

    "Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y'all's neighborhood." —Vincent Price, "Thriller" We know there's nothing like a sugar buzz to cause cranial confusion and ...

  • 8 years ago

    Let's hope that San Francisco new gaze/shoe wave is the next big thing, if only because we've trademarked both of those terms. Prattling screamo brats have held court for far too long. If you're gonna mope, you may as well do so artfully with echo...

  • 8 years ago

    Last year's State Fair of Texas hosted a multitude of musical acts with sounds and styles as mottled as the food items subjected to deep-frying. Our absolute favorite was Cybertron Command Center: two dudes in shiny spandex bodysuits jumping aroun...

  • 8 years ago

    So how about that Kanye West/50 Cent beef, eh? And by "beef" we mean "public rivalry manufactured to stimulate sales of two albums being released on the same day by the same parent corporation." West's Graduation and Fiddy's Curtis ended up making...


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