Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people
behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of
local bands, but more the people who make the scene move. Nico Martini
Although we normally only see Nico Martini in his trademark short-bill painters' ... More >>
Sallie Ford & The Sound OutsideCurrent Portland-dweller Sallie Ford has come on strong to quite strong this year. While her and her band had built up steam before the end of 2010, the group's New Years Eve show in front of a packed house of almost 8,000 while supporting the Avett Brothers in ... More >>
Titus Andronicus' phenomenal 2010 release, The Monitor, is a fairly dense album -- not necessarily because of its visceral combination of punk aesthetic with indie rock instrumentation, but because of its subject matter, which centers around the Civil War. So it's quite fitting then, that the An ... More >>
Fair to Midland Back in November, the Sulphur Springs-sprung progressive hard rock act Fair to Midland announced a new label home and promised its fourth full-length come springtime. Well, clearly, they really meant summertime. A new press released issued late yesterday announces a new release da ... More >>
Smoke's Tim Byres may not have won Food & Wine's The People's Best New Chef contest earlier this year, but according to the current issue of Garden & Gun, he recently pulled off perhaps an even greater feat: He made John T. Edge rethink barbecue.
If John T., the director of the Southern Food ... More >>
Hi, I'm Hanna, and I'll be your restaurant critic.Sorry to have kept you waiting. I got caught in the weeds back in Asheville, where I was obligated to file a few last barbecue columns and produce a bike fashion show before I could head down the mountain.But you're not interested in excuses: You ... More >>
Not Hanna RaskinIt's no easy thing, hiring a food critic.
There's the slogging through countless resumes and writing samples, the wining and dining of potential candidates, the follow-up phone calls and e-mails to find that one voice among the many whose writing pops off the page and knows what ... More >>
"Well, I was passing by a pawn shop in an older part of town, something caught my eye and stop and turned around / I stepped inside and then I spied in the middle of it all, was a beat up old guitar hanging on the wall / 'What do want for that piece of junk?' I asked the old man / He just smiled and ... More >>
Looks like ritual day at the Midlake house...Big news today from Midlake camp, as the band's publicity team has sent out a press release announcing the date (February 2, 2010) and cover art (see right) of the band's first release in three years (The Courage of Others)--not to mention the somewhat ... More >>
I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October?
But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards?
You know, the top ... More >>
April 30, 2009
Better Than: The upcoming great food shortage
Daniel DaughertyCheck out more photos in our slideshow.After starting the show with "Short Skirt, Long Jacket," CAKE singer John McCrea greeted the audience.McCrea: "Is anybody here sick tonight?"
Crowd: Affirma ... More >>
It's a story we've all heard before: Artists move into the cheap end of town, start doing ... whatever it is artists do, and pretty soon developers, city officials and moneyed trophy wives all want a piece of the scene. This "gentrification," as it's known in places like Asheville an ... More >>