A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Concert Review: Zoë Nowak: Bridging Sight, Movement, and Sound as a Transgender Artist @ Texas A&M University’s School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts

A small black box theater at Texas A&M University’s School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts transformed into a moving multimedia meditation on transformation and sound for two performances by … Continue reading

April 4, 2023 · Leave a comment

Altin Gün Live at Revolution Hall; Portland, Or. 4.14.22 Concert Review

Amsterdam’s Altin Gün transformed SE Portland’s Revolutionary Hall into a dusty Turkish bazaar on a wet, chilly Thursday night to a sold-out crowd, reminding us why live music is so … Continue reading

April 15, 2022 · 1 Comment

Tortoise & Tenon: Tortoise & RJD2 @ Soul’d Out Music Festival; 4.20.2017; McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Or.

Chicago’s Tortoise elevated an at-capacity crowd with their minimalist post-everything rock ‘n roll for the second night of the Soul’d Out Music Festival. The mortise and tenon joint has been … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

See Matmos Perform Live With Their Washing Machine At Holocene; 12.7.16

A lot of cutting edge electronic music is confined to the studio space. From beastly, behemoth modular rigs to full-size synths that weigh as much as a Sherman Tank, and … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Every Night Is Saturday Night: Deafheaven, The Blood Royale, and Diesto; Northwest Hest Fest Day 3 Review

“Fuck it, let’s party – it’s Saturday Night! Oh, who am I kidding; every night is Saturday night. We’re gonna need beer, whiskey, weed, coke… let’s do this!” Tim Corken … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Anacortes Unknown Day II; The Unknown/The Croation Club, 7.20.13

THE HIVE DWELLERS GENDERS O PAON WYRD VISIONS MAGNETIC RECONNECTION (a film by Kyle Armstrong)                          KEY LOSERS                                                                     ASHLEY ERIKKSON (solo lounge set) Due to a series of complications, … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Into Interzone: Fred Meyer, Alto!, Million Brazillians @ Ash Street Saloon; 7.10.13

You wake up in a strange place; the outskirts of some strained and cracked Metropolis. The streets are littered with potholes and debris: the sound of hounds baying in the … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Ashley Eriksson, Lloyd & Michael, Stephen Steinbrink, Filardo @ The Record Room; 7.8.13

Stephen Steinbrink is a gem, burrowed deep in the bunkers of basements & record store taverns, a never-ending whirlwind of travelling, writing, recording. He is, as Patti Smith of Tom … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Alter: A Shamanic Music Festival; Recess Gallery, 9.15.12

“And at last they summoned a shaman. He arrived in his shaman dress and horned hat, warmed his tambourine over the embers, then shook it hard. He banged it in … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bike Thief, Cove, Doug + Kerry, J Simpson + others; 4627 NE Alberta St.

A funky little basement show in an art studio. Dim red lighting, the low ceiling draped with white christmas lights. A low stage, large canvasses leaning against every wall. I … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

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