Dustin Krcatovich

freelance music and film writer/shameless nostalgia hound

Dustin Krcatovich is a writer, "musician", DJ, and insufferable contrarian based in Portland, Oregon. Reportedly, his writing once deeply offended a member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Journalist and critic with over a decade in the field, with bylines for Esquire, the Quietus, FLOOD Magazine, Riot Fest, Under The Radar, Tiny Mix Tapes, and several other outlets.

Specialties include jazz, myriad underground musics, films both wildly experimental and unabashedly mainstream, and gleefully trashy nostalgia.

United States of America



Never Forget the Day Fabio Killed a Bird With His Face and Changed the World

Steve Eearly, The Virginian-Pilot Seventeen years ago today, everything changed. For those of us who came of age in the late 1990s, it was our Shot Heard 'Round The World, our...

Riot Fest

Maclain and Chapman Way Discuss Creating The New Cult Classic, 'Wild Wild Country' | Riot Fest

With Wild Wild Country, their new documentary series for Netflix, filmmaker brothers Maclain and Chapman Way dive deep into the story of Rajneeshpuram, a controversial religious...

Riot Fest

Andrew W.K.'s Philosophy of American Pizza - Riot Fest

It should go without saying to most Riot Fest readers that Andrew W.K. is passionate about a lot of things: the party, music, kindness, the Party Party. However, few things stir...


The Rock 'n' Roll Legacy of Penelope Spheeris, Director of 'Wayne's World'

Courtesy of Penelope Spheeris Above: Spheeris on the set of Wayne's World with Rob Lowe and Mike Myers. Penelope Spheeris likes to say that, had she not become a film director,...

Tiny Mix Tapes

Interview: Neil Hamburger

If not for Neil Hamburger, America's Funnyman, we likely would have never made it through the horrors of 9/11. If you need proof: Well, we're still here, right?


Good Boys: Rating Dogs with Portland Experimentalists Golden Retriever

Portland, Oregon, duo Brenna Murphy Golden Retriever initially got their name from a dream that their friend, the multimedia artist , had about them, wherein the two were...

The Quietus

The Quietus | Features | A Quietus Interview | Semi-Incongruous Morass: The Past, Present and...

There are precious few cultural institutions in Portland, Oregon nowadays that one might call sacred. Once something of a rock & roll never-never land, the city in recent years...

Under The Radar

Album of the Week: Algiers

The Underside of Power Out Now via Matador When it comes to good rock and roll music, the best combos out there are the ones for whom the subcategories don't mean a thing....

Tiny Mix Tapes

Film Review: River of Fundament (Dir. Matthew Barney)

You know a movie has something going for it if it actually manages to get me to read Norman Mailer. To be fair, I only made it about 50 pages into Ancient Evenings before...

The Quietus

The Quietus | Reviews | Paul Bowles

About a decade and a half ago, I performed the first of several major purges on my record collection. This was driven more by emotion than practicality: as I recall, I felt so...