Misha Berson’s excellent review notes the sparse Bumbershoot crowds and asks, “Was the record walk-up day-pass price of $70 keeping patrons away?” Well, yes [“Bumbershoot 2014: The Last Word,” SoundPosts, Sept. 1]. Berson also correctly noted that there was nearly nothing there this year for children and no dance performance and that the demographic was…More
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The Internet stores our images and ideas. We need to think about how we represent ourselves. We need to do a thorough check on our decisions from every angle. It is fair to say that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis did not when considering what to wear in last week’s surprise performance [“The Macklemore…More
She loves them I am writing in protest of Justin Moyer’s column on The Beatles. [“The Beatles: Let them be,” Opinion, July 22.] I am a teenager, and I like the Beatles. There is nothing wrong with modern teenagers who like the Beatles. Was the sold-out Paul McCartney concert last weekend not enough to convince him that…More
Mean Mr. Moyer Justin Moyer clearly feels that the influence of The Beatles has lingered beyond its intended shelf life. [“Column: The Beatles: Let them be,” Opinion, July 22.] In response, let me begin by saying that anyone who says The Velvet Underground is on the same level with The Beatles needs to have his credentials…More
Writer took liberties with description Please tell the clerk who compiled the list of acts highlighted in the “Week Ahead” column for Sunday to stick to relaying showtimes and venues. [“The Week Ahead,” NW Arts & Life, June 30.] Your wannabe critic should learn the difference between lyrical and dramatic voices. Characterizing Robert Plant as “the…More
A reminder of the impact of music Richie Havens’ passing on Earth Day is prophetic, reminding us of the importance anthems have had on social movements [“Musician Richie Havens hit high notes of turbulent ’60s,” News, April 23].His concern for the state of the world radiated from him in a way that could not help but…More
References to age are unnecessary, misguided I was appalled by the recent review of the Patti Smith concert, written by Charles R. Cross [“Ageless Patti Smith soars at Neptune Theater show,” NWFriday March 1]. It began, “Patti Smith is 66 years old, but at the Neptune Theatre Wednesday night she put on a vibrant and…More