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LIVE REVIEW: Mikey Wax w/ Alexis Keegan and Haley Johnsen Velo Cult Portland, OR

As a reviewer under 21, I have very little experience with small sit down venues. Mikey Wax at Velo Cult gave me a little glimpse of what I have to look forward to. Though, I don’t think there is anything like this place anywhere else but Portland Oregon. I never talk about the venue in my reviews, but this isn’t like any other venue. It’s a pub and a bike shop all in one. Bikes hang from the ceiling, and beer samples come to the tables on skateboards. The uniqueness…

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GUEST BLOG: In Defense Of The Rock Duet

The first rock duet I experienced was the epic “Summer Nights,” sung by rebel-turned-romantic Danny Zuko and good-girl-gone-(eventually) bad Sandy Olsson  in the movie Grease. In my 8-year-old mind, Danny was just all right (I found Kenickie’s scrappy-thug vibe much more intriguing) and Rizzo was WAY cooler than Sandy (I’m a natural brunette…and I’m Italian). But that duet had (cue Travolta/Newton-John “oh”) something special, a dreaminess and a longing that even Rizzo’s brassy, indomitable solo couldn’t achieve.  Later, “You’re The One That I Want” had Sandy and Danny at the carnival in…

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