Articles By: Shannon Hutchison

Album Review: Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame – (Anti-)

Album Review: Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame – (Anti-)

Dr. Dog is as delightful as a real dog. Shame, Shame, released earlier this year, has already gotten a lot of buzz, as it should because it’s great. At first listen, it feels like you’re at a dark bar with wooden floors (do any bars have carpeted floors?) in off-the-beaten-path Arizona that you just went […]

Interview: Local Natives

Interview: Local Natives

I re-he-heally hope that Andy from Local Natives has a Bluetooth, because if not, we were breaking the law together today, and not in a cool way you want to tell people about when you’re drinking. In a ticket-getting way. I got to chat with Andy Hamm, bassist, vocalist, writer, percussionist, etc. etc. etc…(more on […]

Interview: Blue Giant…no longer just for the space scientists.

Interview: Blue Giant…no longer just for the space scientists.

You know when you have a friend who has a friend she REALLY wants you meet, and every time you say something something funny, she always says “Oh, so and so would think this was HILARIOUS…I can’t WAIT for you to meet him,” and you say “Oh yeah, he sounds suuuuper great,” but really, you’re […]

Album Review: Allison Moorer “Crows”

Album Review: Allison Moorer “Crows”

As a lifelong, self proclaimed “Country Music Disliker” (couldn’t go as far as to say “hater”…I mean, who doesn’t love Garth Brooks a little bit?), I have generally avoided the genre. There are no country stations on my car presets, I haven’t ever been to a country concert, and I can’t remember the last full […]

Concert Review: Imogen Heap @ Humphreys by the Bay (San Diego, CA) June 20, 2010

Concert Review: Imogen Heap @ Humphreys by the Bay (San Diego, CA) June 20, 2010

So when it comes to “favorites,” I’m generally like a child—whatever I love now is my CAN’T-GET-ENOUGH-EVER-FAVORITE!!!! thing. However, there have been some favorites that have been unwaveringly on my list for so long that they’ve built up enough credibility to be considered Actual Favorites, as opposed to Now Favorites. I know…complicated. I wouldn’t say […]

Audra Mae — The Happiest Interview

Audra Mae — The Happiest Interview

Audra Mae is a dreamer with both feet on the ground. The great-grandniece of starlet Judy Garland, Audra is darn proud of her roots but equally as proud to have carved a path of her own, musically speaking. With a hugely capable voice and thoughtfully whimsical melodies, her music is a unique but well-rounded listening […]

Katzenjammer “Le Pop” Nettwerk Records

Katzenjammer “Le Pop” Nettwerk Records

Being new to the world of album reviews, I decided to just write whatever popped into my head while listening to Le Pop for the first time (not unlike anything else I write, ever). So: I generally love things with bells and accordion-sounding instruments, so this sounds really promising from moment one, and very eclectic, […]

So The Tallest Man on Earth isn’t super tall.

So The Tallest Man on Earth isn’t super tall.

How many times a day do you think he hears that? But it’s cool…some jokes are overused because they’re funny every time (this actually might NOT be one of those times, but I’m going to stick with it). I spend last evening at UCSD’s The Loft, checking out The Tallest Man on Earth. I showed […]

Coachella…always legendary…

Coachella…always legendary…

Coachella…always legendary…always memorable…always for different reasons. This year was my fourth at Coachella, and it was notably the-same-but-not-at-all-the same for one main reason: it was so, so packed. The festival is always busy, but this year, with the removal of the one day pass (which meant that every attendee had to purchase the full three […]