Erin K. Thompson

“Do you work out?” Wahlberg with Bar Paly.

Pain & Gain Opens Fri., April 26 at Meridian and other theaters.

Pain & Gain Opens Fri., April 26 at Meridian and
other theaters. Rated R. 120 minutes. Michael Bay has spent the past few years living in… Continue reading

 

Disaster's large cast does a large amount of improv.Phil Bray/Oscilloscope Laboratories

It’s a Disaster Opens Fri., April 26 at SIFF Film Center, then

It’s a Disaster Opens Fri., April 26 at SIFF Film Center, then moves to SIFF Cinema Uptown on Mon., April 29. Rated R. 88 minutes.… Continue reading

 

Syd (Caleb Landry Jones) wants to inject you.Rhombus Media

Antiviral Runs Fri., April 19–Thurs., April 25 at Grand Illusion. Not rated.

Antiviral Runs Fri., April 19–Thurs., April 25 at Grand Illusion. Not rated. 106 minutes. Kim Kardashian has psoriasis, Miley Cyrus has tachycardia, and Pamela Anderson… Continue reading

 

Sossamon comes to the rescue.Variance Films

The End of Love Runs Fri., April 12–Thurs., April 18 at Grand

The End of Love Runs Fri., April 12–Thurs., April 18 
at Grand Illusion. Not rated. 90 minutes. Mark Webber, the young writer, director, and star… Continue reading

Sossamon comes to the rescue.Variance Films

Wrong Runs Fri. April 5-Thurs. April 18 at Grand Illusion. Not rated.

Wrong Runs Fri. April 5-Thurs. April 18 at Grand Illusion. Not rated. 94 minutes. Quentin Dupieux, a prominent French electronic musician who goes by the… Continue reading

No, a porno does not ensue. Stratan (left) and Flutur.

Beyond the HillsOpens Fri., March 29 at Seven Gables. Not rated. 150

Beyond the HillsOpens Fri., March 29 at Seven Gables. Not rated. 150 minutes.Cristian Mungiu won international acclaim for his devastating 2007 film 4 Months, 3… Continue reading

No, a porno does not ensue. Stratan (left) and Flutur.
Three breadsticks in a pyramid with a lace ribbon wrapped around it.

Garrett Croxon started writing songs on his guitar back around 2006, but

Garrett Croxon started writing songs on his guitar back around 2006, but first played them onstage less than a month ago. In the interim, Croxon,… Continue reading

Three breadsticks in a pyramid with a lace ribbon wrapped around it.
Fresh-faced, fuzzy pop.

The first time Shana Cleveland played an open-mike night at Cafe Racer,

The first time Shana Cleveland played an open-mike night at Cafe Racer, five years ago, she was trying to catch a guy's eye. "I was… Continue reading

Fresh-faced, fuzzy pop.
Alex Kostelnik in his shop/venue/playground.

20/20: Wheels of Fire

How a "crazy Czechoslovakian" turned a Central District bike shop into a favorite venue.

Alex Kostelnik in his shop/venue/playground.
Chastity Belt: Seattle Nude

Chastity Belt: Seattle Nude

Welcome to the quartet's stripped-down, post-grad rock.

Chastity Belt: Seattle Nude
Through @ 2: Whitney Lyman

Through @ 2: Whitney Lyman

She's ready to poison herself to slay her predators.

Through @ 2: Whitney Lyman
Fathers, hide your Mustangs.

The Wheelies: Rough Riders

Patrick Doherty talks BFFs and BMX.

Fathers, hide your Mustangs.
Jon McMillion: Slow Groover

Jon McMillion: Slow Groover

A wallflower with a hard-on for disco.

Jon McMillion: Slow Groover
UH brings punk-pop to the poop deck.

Unnatural Helpers’ Yacht Rock

Looking toward shore from Andrew Sullivan's sailboat, the quartet makes Land Grab.

UH brings punk-pop to the poop deck.
Don't worry: She survived this threat.

Tattoo You Too

Baby Guns talks breaking up and burning cars.

Don't worry: She survived this threat.
Thick Freakness

Thick Freakness

Side Pony doubles the steak, packs the hot sauce.

Thick Freakness
Deep Time: Vantastica

Deep Time: Vantastica

The duo's hitting the CD in a big gray pig!

Deep Time: Vantastica
Haunted Horses, prepping for REVERB.

Reverb Fest 2012: The Lineup

Country Lips! Haunted Horses! OCnotes! The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World!

Haunted Horses, prepping for REVERB.
Through @ 2: Inside the Kithkin Universe

Through @ 2: Inside the Kithkin Universe

The Situation I'm spending a recent Friday evening with three-fourths of the tribal-pop band Kithkin—Alex Barr, Bob Martin, and Kelton Sears, all seniors at Seattle… Continue reading

Through @ 2: Inside the Kithkin Universe
OC Notes' Bad Rap

OC Notes’ Bad Rap

Why he says his acoustic-guitar-playing self is "the real me."

OC Notes' Bad Rap