Kurt B. Reighley gets his kicks reproducing classic new wave album covers in 18-gauge needlepoint. He is the author of United States of Americana: Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties and Handmade Bitters – A Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement and music editor of Dinosaur. Reighley’s alter-ego, DJ El Toro, is heard weekly on KEXP, where he also works as development communications manager.
Album of the Month
Casting a wide net that spans from Bellingham to Spokane to Portland, No Seattle dusts off two discs worth of songs from PNW bands that weren’t swept up in the grunge explosion.