Monthly Archives: August 2011

Spectrum Culture music review: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – Mirror Traffic

Sad that Portland has lost Stephen Malkmus (formerly of legendary Pavement) to Berlin, but happy that he’s still putting out some awesome stuff. Beck produced this record, Mirror Traffic, which besides being a cool 90s-act collaboration also produces a balanced … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture film feature: Best Living Directors – David Cronenberg

This was a fun piece to write, one which I had to consciously restrain myself while writing so as to not make it too immense to take in at once. When you’re writing about Cronenberg, this is a necessity. He’s … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture concert review: Woods, the Fresh & Onlys

Was assigned to cover this one the day-of for a fellow staff writer who couldn’t make it. Although I knew of Woods a little, the Fresh & Onlys were entirely new to me. Great concert anyway. Even though it had … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture music review: Mister Heavenly – Out of Love

This album was a thrill to listen to. Joe Plummer of Modest Mouse, Ryan Kattner of Man Man and Nick Thorburn of Islands, in a band together, darkly riffing on R&B and doo-wop sounds? Sign me up. The end result … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture book review: Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku

The full title for this one is “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100.” An enjoyable, broad read. Capitalizing on the runaway success of his last book on the … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture music review: Pepper Rabbit – Red Velvet Snow Ball

This one’s a pretty decent record. Light, busy and sweetly effervescent, Singh and Laurent exude an air of confidence in the way they put this one together in the recording studio. A band with a lot of promise in my … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture review: Moonface – Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped

I’ve made it my goal to link more of my Spectrum Culture reviews to my blog (so it doesn’t seem like I’m not writing at all), so here’s one for Moonface (Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown), Organ … Continue reading

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