Magnolia Electric Co. Tour the World and Release New Boxset

I don’t know if you’ve noticed by now, but Magnolia Electric Co. is one of my favorite bands, right up there with Neil Young.
On August 7th, Secretly Canadian will release The Sojourner Boxset by Magnolia Electric Co. It is the accumulated work of thirteen musicians, five locations, four recording engineers, three filmmakers, two designers and [...]

An Evening with Michael Logen

Most venues in Hollywood are pretty much the same: There’s no good parking (unless you want to pay an arm and a leg for it.) Drinks are too expensive and if you’re not looking for it, you probably would ever realize it was there. Such is the case for Hotel Cafe. After I park my [...]

Pirates of the Caribbean 3: Tying Up Loose Ends

After a particularly daring and piratey escape which comes in the middle of the film, Lord Beckett, evil emissary of the East India Trading Company, is asked of Cap’n Jack Sparrow, “Do you think he plans it all out, or makes it up as he goes along?” You could easily ask the same of the [...]

The Acoustic Roundup: The Bowerbirds, Ola Podrida and Whip

The Bowerbirds - Hymns for a Dark Horse
There’s been a lot of gushing in blog-land about The Bowerbirds. Rightfully so, I might add. Hailing from North Carolina this trio really pushes the boundaries of folk music. If you think there is just so much you can do with acoustic guitars, accordions and the occasional tapping [...]


I recall it very well. It was 1985 and a typical early spring day here in Portland. That is to say the sky was a sodden grey blanket, casting a frigid drizzle on everything in sight. But, if you live in P-Town you can’t let rain as cold as ice water stop you, or you’ll [...]

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