Alvvays Band Shot

Alvvays Ride The Perfect Summer Pop Song Wave

“You should be an American!” is never a good way to start off a conversation. But that’s how the imaginary interview goes in my head. Me, perusing the map of Nova Scotia, wondering why my American history course was so inadequate, thinking, Why isn’t that a part of Maine? and People actually live there who […]


Fujirock 2010 (HESO Magazine)

Fujirock 2010

Text & Photography © Sophie Knight / HESO “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by MDMA…” All the festivals I have ever been to ran like modern versions of Ginsberg’s “Howl”- there were boys with dinner-plate eyes rocking back and forth in darkened corners of tents, girls wailing that they’d dropped their […]

Salmonberry Sake

Salmonberry Sake

Salmonberry Sake, a photo by Dutch Harbor Sushi on Flickr. High quality Hakutsuru Haiku Sake Infused with handpicked wild Salmonberries. This chilled crafted sake is available for a very limited time…come get a carafe.

Harbor Sushi Bitchin' Roll

The Bitchin’ Roll from Harbor Sushi

The western most sushi restaurant in North America, Harbor Sushi combines the best of traditional Japanese sushi & pub food with an American edge. The Bitchin’ Roll–with fresh Alaskan King Crab, avocado, cream cheese rolled up, tempura fried, and topped with a sweet Unagi sauce–is a great example of that.

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

HESO Best Music of 2012

There are several things I love about music in 2012. Forced to listen to it for hours at a time, House has finally begun to make some kind of sense to me, though it alternatively plops its repetitive self into the absurd column just as easily. Which parallels my feelings about Jack White’s Blunderbuss. Maybe […]

Eleanor Friedberger Personal Album Review HESO Magazine

A Most Un-Personal Album by Eleanor Friedberger

Eleanor Friedberger must have a great sense of humor. Like a dry martini, just a touch of vermouth. Watch her music videos, listen to her lyrics, look at how she dances. She has secretly always wanted to be a Second City or a Groucho Marx impersonator. A runaway Vaudeville / carnival sideshow perhaps? Regardless of […]