You might remember Ashia Grzesik from our album review early this year, or from Portland Cello Project, various local circus efforts, or even her stint with Cirque du Soleil. Now the singing cellist makes her first foray into music video, combining stop-mo as well as live shots, and featuring Vagabond Opera’s Xander Gerrimander. The short was shot in the ever-elegant Old Church and premiered at an on-site concert last week.
Hungry for more neo-Victorian oddity? Well, Portland has plenty. Nab a copy of Mark Russell’s pseudo-antique zine The Penny Dreadful , pull up a fainting couch in Miz Kitty’s Parlour , catch Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol , or plan for Portland Gear Con next summer. However, for the uninitiated, Witch Doctor comicbook writer Brandon Seiffert recommends the following primer: