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Andrew Hamlin

Andrew Hamlin
Andrew Hamlin likes to photograph shoes and write about dog shit. He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, where he resides today. He attended the Evergreen State College, where he wrote and edited arts coverage for the Cooper Point Journal. He is the film critic for the Northwest Asian Weekly, and he’s published arts coverage and criticism in the San Diego Reader, Village Voice, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, Goldmine, and other publications. He misses Helen Wiggin. Hamlin’s website is andrewhamlin.org.

Articles by Andrew Hamlin

Hullabaloo goes to Sun Studio in Memphis for 20th anniversary release

I’ve heard of band members who were best buds in college, in high school, and even in grade school. But Steve Denyes — half of the hard-working kids’ band Hullabaloo — met his musical partner …

February 29, 2024
Seventeen haiku by Andrew Hamlin

Heat of the blanket,cool of the pillow...long sunLow sun...the fact of flieson fernsTwo thumbsto the weave of the sock...cold sunCap and gown,she boards the bus...by the bumsBirdsong...squawk anxiousat the fire engineIn twilightI become...the crow’s caw“Flag …

February 16, 2024
San Diego reggae takes over the national – and worldwide - festival circuit

Why is San Diego suddenly the main source for island and reggae music at so many music festivals, both nationwide and worldwide? “I’d say San Diego has had reggae roots for a long time now,” …

February 15, 2024
New Manganista single inspired by lucid out-of-body experiences

Ever wondered how to leave your body? According to Matt Rhea, frontman for Manganista, all it takes is a dark room, a comfortable bed, and the liberal sampling of a popular nasal decongestant. Years ago, …

The Goodies bring their separate reggae roads together

The Goodies, known up until recently as Jus Goodie, are Justin “Goodie” Goodman and a collaborator who calls herself Zan. Between them, they’ve hung their hats in Chula Vista, Ramona, South Park, Mt. Helix, El …

Seven years after Eric Nielsen’s PB motorcycle crash

“I hit the pavement, wrists and knees first,” says <a href="http://www.sandiegoreader.com/musicians/eric-nielsen/">Eric Nielsen</a>, recalling the wreck of his Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide in Pacific Beach. “And as I slid across the road, I twisted and skidded …

December 21, 2023
Brian Witkin goes from failed security guard to successful label honcho

Slack, not slacking: He’s run a record label, a record store chain, a recording studio, a legal service for musicians, and one of San Diego’s most prominent Hawaiian music bands. But, admits native San Diego …

December 7, 2023
Embers trades in ghost hunting for upbeat pop-punk vibes

The new video from San Diego’s <a href="http://www.sandiegoreader.com/bands/embers/">Embers</a>, “scratch my name,” features an eye-popping pink Mercedes G-Wagon (a rental, no less) getting jacked, scratched, cruised all over creation, and danced on, with dog shit and …

November 2, 2023
Divo Diva Café offers live music from venue founders & friends

I often ask musicians about their best, worst, and weirdest experiences while performing in and around San Diego. In the case of classically-trained soprano and mezzo-soprano <a href="http://www.sandiegoreader.com/bands/victoria-robertson/">Victoria Robertson</a>, these three categories melded in one …

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