Category: Adam McKinney

Lounge on Fire at Rhythm & Rye

by Adam McKinney If you saw a band list a collection of absurdly disparate influences, including System of a Down, Tower of Power, Modest Mouse, James Brown, and many...

Music in the Park – Blind Facsimile

By ADAM McKINNEY If there’s any wonder why cover bands have played a consistent part in nightlife scenes over the years, one needn’t look any further than...

Bridge Summer Concert Series

By ADAM McKINNEY There’s an ongoing movement around the world to foster positivity, community support and creative outlets for young people. Locally, the Bridge...

Music in the Park – Michelle Taylor Band

By ADAM McKINNEY As a unit, the Michelle Taylor Band rides atop an effortless wave of cool, exploiting pose and attitude for all they’re worth. Taylor cites soul...

Music in the Park – Joe Blue and the Roof Shakers

By ADAM McKINNEY Comprising a murderers’ row of blues veterans, the five-piece ensemble Joe Blue and the Roof Shakers brings a wild energy to performances. It’s...

Music in the Park – Sonic Funk Orchestra

By ADAM McKINNEY Anyone who ever trashed disco has been proven wrong by decades of cultural reappraisal. What is true – and what many always knew to be true – is...

Music in the Park – Micaiah Sawyer

By ADAM McKINNEY Blessed with a clear, strong and achingly vulnerable singing voice, Mikaiah Sawyer is one of the brightest spots in the Olympia music scene. Drawing...

Alex and Reid

By Adam McKinney The very first track on Alex Creamer’s latest LP says it all: titled The Wallpaper Song, the lyrics immediately paint a picture of a restless...

Music in the Park – Hook Me Up

By ADAM McKINNEY Washington is no slouch when it comes to quality and quantity of jazz bands, but some lack a sense of self-awareness and infectious fun. It’s a fate...

Procession of the Species 2018

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS The annual return of two Olympia institutions is approaching — the Luminary Procession and the Procession of the Species. Started in...