Staff Picks: What We’re Into This Week (8/31/18)
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The COLLiDE team consumes all things culture at a high velocity. Each week we’ll be sharing What We’re Into from music, books, film, and travel destinations to bars, restaurants, products and more. Scroll down to discover what we’re into this week, and get in on what’s good.

Wes Martin – Marketing and “is not watching Pawn Stars right now, he promises”
recommends: Public Practice

Do you like the band Beverly? Nice. Did you love the band WALL? Nice.

Check out Public Practice, featuring members of Beverly (Drew and Scott) and WALL (Sam and Vince). You’ll be glad you did.


Monique Gilbert – Business Dev/Project Manager and “Celebrating the Larry David in all of us”
recommends: The Black Tones!

They opened Sunday at Dr. Martens IN THE LOT and were super cool.  Raw, bluesy twins who got their musical roots from a father who played in a funk band while in prison for robbing banks.

Alan Miller –  Founder and “Portland Pickles #1 Fan”
recommends: The Black Tones

I’ll second that!

Megan “McCredes” McCredie – Project Manager
recommends: LAUREL

Can’t stop listening to LAUREL’s debut album, DOGVIOLET. SO, GOOD.

Maria Sauer – Business Development and “Yuko Kitchen Extraordinaire”
recommends: Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park + Red Rocks: David Byrne

On my recent travels to Colorado I spent the weekend exploring the insanely beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park filled with amazing wildlife. About 5 miles outside of the park we stayed at The Stanley Hotel, known for inspiring the book and film The Shining and where scenes from Dumb and Dumber were filmed

Capped it all off with one of my top 5 shows ever with the magical David Byrne at Red Rocks Amphitheater — unreal. 

Gigie Hall – Editorial Director and resident mountain goat
recommends: Sharp Objects

HOLY MOLY this was dark to the point of queasiness. And while the show can be read like another addition to the pile of dead girl stories Hollywood is so obsessed with, the editing is impeccable, the much-praised use of music is spot on, and the acting superb. It’s a dissection of power, particularly held by women and all the twisted multifaceted ways we can be just as fucked up as our dude counterparts. Complicity and more subtly, complacency can be the most evil of devices. Silence is violence, and this is no truer than in the fucked up microcosm that is Wind Gap. Do I really need to draw parallels to our current state of affairs? But I digress. Just go watch Amy Adams give one of the best performances of her career.