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

Articles by Andrew Hamlin

Whitney Shay shares thoughts on her "deeper rhythm and blues cuts"

Local singer spent six years contemplating her new album, A Woman Rules The World

Deeper cuts

A film I really dug

"I basically came up with the idea to do a film because I didn’t want to start yet another band"

A film I really dug

Underground acoustic jam

We’d disappear from the stage, take an elevator to the top level and then let it zip

Dispatch, founded in the ‘90s, disbanded in the early aughts, and back for more in 2011, takes pride in self-sufficiency as they travel the world without major label money. They bring it to the Cal ...

Great moments the world over

“No matter how hard ones tries, there will be some times one will not be able to stop [musical] dissidents.”

As the oldest son of singer/songwriter/bandleader/mystic/political agitator/polygamist Fela Kuti, Mr. Femi Kuti, now 56, knew from an early age that he had some big shoes to fill. But he toughened up while playing in his ...

Transcending Barriers

We realized how important it would be to work across the border.

Sharon Katz travels around the world with her band, the Peace Train, putting on musical events to promote peace and cross-cultural understanding. The South Africans “Transcending Barriers” program, scheduled for July 21, starts at the ...

Worst show at the Epicentre

I forgot to bring my capo

San Diego native Alex Lievanos, 21, sings, writes songs, and plays several instruments. In advance of coming back to SOMA on July 7 (opening for the Grove Collective), he took questions over email. Where in ...

Salt on the keys

All it took was one class for jazz pianist Danny Green

San Diego native Danny Green studied classical piano as a child, but flipped over to jazz, built up a base of local fans, and earlier this year released One Day It Will, mating his jazz ...

A rock and my disinclination to kick at it

Seven haiku

Library sink tableau two pages hardcore porn small sunscreen tube The bride and the groom and a little brown-haired girl sticking out her tongue Fourteen hours waiting for this train hello again, wink the stars ...

Brazilian rhapsody in Solana Beach

Bebel Gilberto records EP at Belly Up

Born in New York City but raised in Mexico and Brazil, Bebel Gilberto springs from a musical family — her father the bossa nova pioneer João Gilberto, her mother the singer Miúcha — and she’s ...

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