The Crossing Guide

Life is but a dream: The continuing allure of Twin Peaks

When Twin Peaks burst onto the television landscape in the late eighties, David Lynch had already established himself as a film maker with Eraserhead (1977), The Elephant Man (1980), Dune (1984) and the most significant of his early works, Blue Velvet (1986). His cache was [...]

September 5, 2017

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

BAMF kicks off season at B’Ham Oasis: Lookout Arts Quarry

The Lookout Arts Quarry, located on a 61-acre site previously operated as an industrial rock quarry 12 miles south of Bellingham, WA was launched by a group of artists who took collective ownership of it in 2007 and have been establishing the land as an arts center ever since. [...]

May 4, 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

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