Adam McKinney

Adam McKinney

Adam McKinney has been writing professionally for over seven years. Before and during his time as a writer, he’s been involved in the South Sound arts scene, beginning with his stint as a volunteer and, later, projectionist at Tacoma’s Grand Cinema. For a couple of years, he was the director and booker for a five-day music festival called Squeak and Squawk. Music, movies, comedy and podcasts take up most of his life, and he takes great pride in talking people’s ears off about the art he loves.

Contact any member of the OLY ARTS writing staff at editorial@olyarts.com.

Writing by Adam McKinney

Tiny Holes

By ­Adam McKinney Tiny Holes seemed destined for underground music fame, if they...

Music Profile: Old Time Relijun

By ADAM McKINNEY Though its four members now reside in Portland, Oregon, Old Time Relijun...

It’s Pronounced Fronk-in-steen

By ADAM McKINNEY In 1974, Mel Brooks directed two of film’s all-time-great comedies,...

The Tallboys

By Adam McKinney You may be forgiven for, after hearing that a band calls themselves the...

The Horsenecks

By Adam McKinney Roots music has never really been far away from the contemporary,...

Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms

By Adam McKinney In music, there are few pleasures so simple and satisfying as hearing...

The Wedding Singer

By ADAM McKINNEY If a man made his career by setting the mood for the happiest moment in...

I Ought to Be in Pictures, a Sweet Story by Neil Simon

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Neil Simon, Jason Haws, Harlequin...

Six Appeal

By Adam McKinney The practice of getting together to sing songs a capella may be as old...

Celebrate New Years Eve With Pigs on the Wing

By Adam McKinney Few bands are as groundbreaking, iconic, indelible and interchangeably...

Jenn Champion Brings Unique Synth Pop to Capitol Theater

By Adam McKinney For over two decades, Jenn Champion has been making open-hearted music...

Keb’ Mo’

By Adam McKinney Legend has it – and legends have everything – that Robert Johnson...

Always Something Worthwhile at Rhythm & Rye

By Adam McKinney Olympia has never been short on entertainment options; the city’s...

Olympia Film Society Fall Events

By Adam McKinney One of Olympia’s most consistent deliverers of fascinating movies and...

Emerald City Music Presents: Four Seasons

By Adam McKinney As fall approaches, we see also the arrival of Emerald City Music’s...

Music in the Park – En Canto

By ADAM McKINNEY En Canto, a seven-piece, Brazilian-dance band, is infused with an...

Lounge on Fire at Rhythm & Rye

by Adam McKinney If you saw a band list a collection of absurdly disparate influences,...

Music in the Park – Blind Facsimile

By ADAM McKINNEY If there’s any wonder why cover bands have played a consistent...

Bridge Summer Concert Series

By ADAM McKINNEY There’s an ongoing movement around the world to foster positivity,...

Music in the Park – Michelle Taylor Band

By ADAM McKINNEY As a unit, the Michelle Taylor Band rides atop an effortless wave of...

Music in the Park – Joe Blue and the Roof Shakers

By ADAM McKINNEY Comprising a murderers’ row of blues veterans, the five-piece ensemble...

Music in the Park – Sonic Funk Orchestra

By ADAM McKINNEY Anyone who ever trashed disco has been proven wrong by decades of...

Music in the Park – Micaiah Sawyer

By ADAM McKINNEY Blessed with a clear, strong and achingly vulnerable singing voice,...

Alex and Reid

By Adam McKinney The very first track on Alex Creamer’s latest LP says it all:...

Music in the Park – Hook Me Up

By ADAM McKINNEY Washington is no slouch when it comes to quality and quantity of jazz...

Procession of the Species 2018

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS The annual return of two Olympia institutions is...

Las Cafeteras: Eclectic Big Band Tastes Like L.A.

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS One would be hard-pressed to find a band more intimately...

Ethnic Celebration Returns to Lacey

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS The Lacey Ethnic Celebration returns in 2018 with a bevy of...

Folk Musical Legend John McCutcheon at Traditions

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Since his emergence on the folk scene in the ’70s,...

Old Time Festival: Brograss

by Adam McKinney and Tom Simpson for OLY ARTS Our music has a grand tradition of passing...




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