Album Review: Swans’ To Be Kind

Album Review: Swans‘ To Be Kind by Nick Nihil Swans’ To Be Kind Over the course of their 30+ year history it’d be absurd to imply that Swans had ever wanted for confidence, but their latest (and possibly best) offering, To Be Kind, finds an even greater degree of swagger and seems to have, dare […]

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Album Review: The Raveonettes’ PE’AHI

The Raveonettes – PE’AHI Review by Nick Nihil The Raveonettes’ PE’AHI One of the most basic elements of composing music, one of the easiest to understand conceptually yet hardest to master, is theme and variation; the method of performing a passage, a melody, a theme, and then returning to it while evolving it, looking at […]

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Album Review: Fox and the Law’s Stoned to Death

Album Review: Fox and the Law‘s Stoned to Death by Ira Leonard Fox and the Law – photo by Eleanor Petry “You can’t beat two guitars, bass, and drums.” This oft-repeated Lou Reed quote taken from the liner notes of his 1989 classic New York album would certainly seem to be an audacious claim had […]

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What to Expect this Year: Capitol Hill Block Party 2014

I hit up a #CHBP preview party the evening of 7/10/14 at a fun place called B47 Studios to get an exclusive sneak peak of the Capitol Hill Block Party players. Check out a these snaps of DJ Bobbi Rich, Katie Kate & friends. I will see you all July 25-27th. I’m curious to see […]

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Review: Coreena Pre-Release Show at Barboza, 6/24

When I scope out live music it’s always a magnetic feeling for me to see the uninhibited excitement that up-and-comers tend to possess. I met one artist recently who sings from her soul. Her name is Coreena. She’s a lady who adds a refreshing element to Seattle’s most fundamentally evolving sounds. Her music is tonally […]

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