Live Review: Death Cab for Cutie at Edgefield, 7/8


There was a brief moment in the mid-2000s when this tiny band from a quaint college town in Washington named Death Cab for Cutie threatened to become the Most Important Band In America. Spin featured the group in a cover story that touted the quartet as the “next R.E.M.” They were even name-checked on The O.C. as the favorite band of the show’s resident emotive over-thinker, Seth Cohen, which ...   More
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Skip vonKuske: Every Monday

Need a cure for the Monday blues? Try “cellotronik.”

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“A cellist walks into a bar” might sound more like a setup for a fish-out-of-water gag than a viable basis for a decade’s steady gig. But Skip vonKuske has long dedicated himself to bringi   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 JEFF ROSENBERG

Live Review: Jack White at Edgefield, Aug. 28


Jack White's genius manifests best when it's just guitar, drums and nothing else. Or so it seemed at Edgefield, where the standout moment in two-plus hours of White with his solo band came in the extended jam to open "Steady, As She Goes," just before the encore break. Jack's mangy riff bounced around like an old mattress in the back of a pickup, with just a few strands of thumping beat ...   More
Thursday, August 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Flashback: The Flaming Lips

At Mount Tabor, 2009

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From “If the Flaming Lips’ music isn’t enough to convince you of Wayne Coyne’s genius, consider this: The dude designed a video that would allow him to audition bare breasts fo   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: TV on the Radio at Edgefield, 7/22


As the sun set behind McMenamin's Edgefield last Saturday, TV on the Radio began to pound out the insistent, galloping rhythm of its most popular song, “Wolf Like Me.” In seconds, a mosh pit had broken out. Kids started fighting. A woman in a flouncy blue dress twisted her knee in the mayhem and had to be helped out of the crowd.This is a TV On the Radio concert in 2011.That probably wouldn't have ...   More
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Edgefield's Black Rabbit Pub: A Black Hole for Wages?

An employee of McMenamins Edgefield has filed a wage complaint [PDF] with the Bureau of Labor and Industries, alleging a restaurant manager changed "employee clock-out times to lower labor costs." BOLI responded Aug. 6 with a warning letter mailed to McMenamins, and then closed the case. (To conduct an investigation, the state agency would need more than one complaint, a spokesman for BOLI says.) Lisa ...   More
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 BETH SLOVIC


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