The Crossing Guide presents Eugene Chadbourne June 15 and 16

Picture this: A guy is standing in front of a room full of relatively unenthused university students. It’s lunch time. He starts strumming on his guitar. Plays a Johnny Cash song, a Johnny Paycheck song, then deciding, after reading the crowd, that maybe a Beatles or Jimi [...]

June 10, 2017

Avalon Music: a local institution with a community-based flare

The trope of the grumpy record store employee, popularized by actor Jack Black in the film High Fidelity is one that Chris Lamb, owner of Avalon Records in Bellingham can understand, but it isn’t one he’s keen on perpetuating at his boutique store in the heart of a [...]

April 9, 2017

Record Store Day Series: Get the Business in Anacortes

If you are a vinyl junkie, like me, you’ll be getting hyped for April 22nd. That’s Record Store Day, when vinyl junkies pull out their savings accounts and get ready to sit in line on that day, sometimes camping out overnight, to be assured the special releases that come out [...]

April 3, 2017

Chuck Berry: Long Live the King

The King of Rock & Roll is dead at 90. He wasn’t even MEGA till he was near 30. He is probably the most underrated lyricist, and he is simply the KING because there simply would be no GUITAR ROCK without him. He was the architect. Elvis pretending to play guitar. Fats, [...]

March 20, 2017

Watt’s up doc: The Missingmen come to B’Ham’s Wild Buffalo

Let me clear: I dislike journalism that is written from a first-person perspective. I guess it’s because of the false dichotomy that says if you are a reporter, then you are supposed to be providing objective facts. The reporter shouldn’t include anything that reveals [...]

February 17, 2017

Put Down Your Weapons

Davin Michael Stedman is a musician, writer, and television producer that was on assignment in Europe during the Paris attacks. He is publishing a series of stories about his experience his band The Staxx Brothers and Crossing Guide Magazine. His column is called 100 Miles of [...]

November 24, 2015

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