Category: Adam McKinney

It’s Pronounced Fronk-in-steen

By ADAM McKINNEY In 1974, Mel Brooks directed two of film’s all-time-great comedies, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. If the latter shines brighter in...

The Tallboys

By Adam McKinney You may be forgiven for, after hearing that a band calls themselves the Tallboys, envisioning a field of littered cheap beer empties after an...

The Horsenecks

By Adam McKinney Roots music has never really been far away from the contemporary, American-music landscape, but the past couple decades have seen it enjoy a resurgence...

Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms

By Adam McKinney In music, there are few pleasures so simple and satisfying as hearing two simpatico voices becoming sweetly intertwined in duet. For the singers,...

The Wedding Singer

By ADAM McKINNEY If a man made his career by setting the mood for the happiest moment in a couple’s life, how could he continue after having his heart shattered by...

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 Productions. That alone should be enough to convince theater lovers to buy tickets to I...

Six Appeal

By Adam McKinney The practice of getting together to sing songs a capella may be as old as music itself. After all, instruments aren’t always available, and when they...

Celebrate New Years Eve With Pigs on the Wing

By Adam McKinney Few bands are as groundbreaking, iconic, indelible and interchangeably melodramatic and unknowable as Pink Floyd. They’re a band defined by...

Jenn Champion Brings Unique Synth Pop to Capitol Theater

By Adam McKinney For over two decades, Jenn Champion has been making open-hearted music in the Pacific Northwest. Champion made her name in indie rock favorites...

Keb’ Mo’

By Adam McKinney Legend has it – and legends have everything – that Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at a Mississippi crossroad at midnight. In exchange for...