Benjamin Hedge Olson is a writer, ethnographer, scholar, and teacher based in Seattle, WA. He holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and an MA in Popular Culture from Bowling Green State University.
Tuesday, September 24 2013
At Bumbershoot, Seattleites pat themselves on the back with enough force to crack vertebrae, reinforcing their sense of civic and regional pride, saying to one another over and over again: this is who we are, and right now we are at our most perfect.
Sunday, November 17 2013
Jackson assembles his gang of banging and beeping pals to create something that is undeniably familiar, but fun nonetheless.
Tuesday, November 5 2013
Breach does a lovely job of sounding both murky and ethereal.
Wednesday, October 30 2013
With Guitar Sounds, I tend to feel like I am gazing into Schneider TM's record collection rather than his brooding, Teutonic brain.
Monday, October 28 2013
There is more vim, vigor, joy, and uniqueness in John Wizards’ self-titled debut than any other record that I have heard this year.
Sunday, October 13 2013
Týr write some of the most moving choruses, catchy riffs, and thought provoking lyrics in all of contemporary metal, and their new record Valkyrja is another example of their greatness.