Pin It

For Your Consideration — November 8, 2012 

click to enlarge art18623.jpg


Started as a mostly instrumental side project, Portland-based roots twangersBlack Prarie have created a more balanced, but equally dark and layered, experience in their recent second album, A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart. Comprised of members of the Decemberists and Dolorean, Black Prairie composes gothic roots ballads and instrumental pieces using an old-time mix of slide guitar, banjo, accordion and fiddle. The new album still offers many instrumental songs, but takes more advantage of fiddle player Annalisa Tornfelt’s lonesome voice. With the addition of sporadic piano and rustic percussion, their latest album pushes Black Prairie into new territory.


click to enlarge frontline_logo.jpg
The investigative documentary series Frontline recently went down the rabbit hole of campaign finance spending by looking at how super PACs and Citizens United affected races throughout Montana in their recent episode “Big Sky, Big Money.” Led by journalist Kai Ryssdal, the show tours a Democratic super PAC, sits down with supporters of the Citizens United Supreme Court case and interviews Montana residents about outside influence on the state’s political races. “Big Sky, Big Money” and other Frontline episodes can be viewed online at the show’s website. Frontline’s next piece, “The Suicide Plan,” premieres Nov. 13 and will focus on the nation’s varying policies on assisted suicide.


click to enlarge 1608.jpg
In an idea that seems too long in the coming, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver recently teamed up with Bushmills Irish Whiskey and master luthier Gordy Bischoff to create a custom baritone guitar from the white oak wood of a whiskey barrel. The kidney-shaped guitar features Bushmills bottle caps for the volume and tone knobs. The 1608 Guitar, so named for the founding year of the Bushmills distillery, sold last week for $9,400 at auction to benefit a community arts center in Vernon’s hometown of Eau Claire, Wisc. Three more guitars are expected to be built for the project. And hopefully other distilleries will follow. Maybe Jameson can team up with Shane MacGowan.

  • Pin It

Latest in Arts & Culture

  • Keeping the Faith
  • Keeping the Faith

    A Chattaroy father-son team's search for Noah's Ark takes them to the top of Turkey's Mt. Ararat
    • Oct 1, 2015
  • How Things Change
  • How Things Change

    For its eighth arts showcase, Terrain continues to outpace itself
    • Oct 1, 2015
  • <b>Artistic Exploration</b>
  • Artistic Exploration

    A few standout shows from the expansive Visual Arts Tour roster
    • Oct 1, 2015
  • More »


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities @ The Modern Theater Spokane

Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 11

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Jacob Jones

Most Commented On

  • Image Conscious

    The Civic opens its season with the unfettered "glitz and glam" of a con man's story
    • Sep 16, 2015
  • I Saw You

    Week of September 17th
    • Sep 16, 2015
  • More »

Top Tags in
Culture & Food



for your consideration



© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation