The Von Trapp Effect: Exploring What It Means to be in a Family Band from Inside Skating Polly’s Car

Photo by Trey Marez Being sisters is one thing, but being sisters in a band is entirely different. In Skating Polly’s case, it’s the thing that makes their songs the best they can be. I buckled up with step-sisters Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse in their minivan before their gig at The Funhouse to hear … Continue reading The Von Trapp Effect: Exploring What It Means to be in a Family Band from Inside Skating Polly’s Car

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Skating Polly Covered Tupac and Starcrawler, Traumatized a Couple People (in a GOOD way): A Review of a Typical Night at Funhouse

Skating Polly by Trey Marez I caught a four-band show on Friday night at Funhouse. The bill was packed with local talent, starting with Seattle band, Salt Lick, who played a couple of songs off their album, at a peak of animal magnetism. Newly formed, they have the potential to become a great live band … Continue reading Skating Polly Covered Tupac and Starcrawler, Traumatized a Couple People (in a GOOD way): A Review of a Typical Night at Funhouse

The Disaster Artist Spins a Hilarious, Reverent Fable out of the Best Worst Movie Ever Made

Photo by Justina Mintz - © 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. High atop the list of movies that are “so-bad-they’re-good,” standing head-and-shoulders above trash like Birdemic or Troll 2, there is Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 anti-masterpiece The Room. What started as an unseen, suspiciously financed disaster, Wiseau’s 90-minute ode to infidelity, martyr complexes, and close-range games … Continue reading The Disaster Artist Spins a Hilarious, Reverent Fable out of the Best Worst Movie Ever Made

Angus & Julia Stone Gave Me Something to be Happy About on a Wednesday (A Review from The Neptune on Nov. 29th)

All Photos by Haley Parsons I arrived at The Neptune Theatre about 20 minutes after doors opened and was like, “where is everyone?” This was my first ever solo concert experience and I was terrified that I had somehow missed the entire show, as illogical as that sounds. I hung out in the 90-year-old historic … Continue reading Angus & Julia Stone Gave Me Something to be Happy About on a Wednesday (A Review from The Neptune on Nov. 29th)