CONNECT THE DOTS // CAMPFIRE OK

CONNECT THE DOTS // CAMPFIRE OK

Anyone who meets Mychal Cohen and then listens to music from his band Campfire Ok can understand where the sincerity in the songs comes from. The charismatic lead singer conveys a certain combination of kindness, wit, mystery and unmerciful determination in his demeanor that you just don’t come across every day with musicians. After two(…)

RETROSPECT // DEEP SEA DIVER

RETROSPECT // DEEP SEA DIVER

Reviewed by Zach Frimmel // Photos by Amber ZBitnoff The socialites were out, which meant the ornate tights, wide-rim, turtle frames and all things sartorial were in full effect. Of course, there’s the occasional outlier that still hasn’t understood the memo about baggy clothes being passé (joking of course), but that’s okay because all the Movember(…)

KREAYSHAWN // BOOTY POPPIN’ & TWERKIN

KREAYSHAWN // BOOTY POPPIN’ & TWERKIN

I’m afflicted with the “Um, I could easily do/make that” mentality. $25 for a piece of lace that passes as lingerie? Give me some scissors.  I’ll make that shit. International recognition for a Youtube video titled “Gucci Gucci”? Give me a camera, and roll me a few blunts, my ’96 Honda will look hella fly(…)

PREPARE TO GO APE-SHIT WITH SMD

PREPARE TO GO APE-SHIT WITH SMD

In his 1933 essay, “The Notion of Expenditure,” philosopher Georges Bataille argued that “the spectacle” represents an activity which “has no end beyond itself.”  A spectacle is pure expenditure, excess in its most glorious form.  Bataille does not see such a characterization as pejorative; indeed, he finds a certain necessity in unfettered indulgence.  Every so(…)

RETROSPECT // CRB

RETROSPECT // CRB

“There’s a thrill upon the hill, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.”  These were the first words out of Chris Robinson’s mouth when he took the stage at Neumos Saturday night, and they served more as an invitation than a simple lyric.  “Come, join us, Capitol Hill,” Robinson seemed to beckon, “as we depart on(…)

GO DEEP // GO WILD

GO DEEP // GO WILD

Jessica Dobson began Deep Sea Diver as a solo artist in Southern California. There must be something in the water here though- because this diver came up with a husband, Peter Mansen, in Seattle after coming here to record in 2009. The two of them went back to California to retrieve Jessica’s friend John Raines to play(…)