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 […]
Aging Gracefully: Marc Maron’s Thinky Pain by Blake Madden Thinky Pain Marc Maron was once the clean-shaven, shorthaired guy with the snarling wit and small bifocals. He donned the standard open sports jacket issued to male comedians of the era. He was the skinny, wiry, angry guy. That’s the Marc Maron I remember from my […]
Jherek Bischoff/Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra @ the Crocodile, 5/1/14 Review by Nick Nihil Seattle seems to be THE spot in the U.S. – the current cultural and economic axis; Macklemore, Mary Lambert, weed, Super Bowl, socialist councilperson and the $15/hr wage debate. At least that’s what it seems to a Seattle dweller. Truth […]
The Nels Cline Singers’ Macroscope Review by Nick Nihil On Macroscope, The Nels Cline Singers explore slightly more refined and contemplative territory, continuing to minimize their tendencies to atonality and free-form noise in favor of more melodic, structure-driven pieces and improvisations with greater dynamic control. Continuing to bring in the influences of Indian ragas and […]
On March 1st Sound Off! Finals saw Otieno Terry capture the top spot, with Fauna Shade getting second place. Congratulations also to Laser Fox and Thee Samedi, who, respectively garnered the third and fourth spots. All photos by Simon Krane: Otieno Terry Fauna Shade Laser Fox Thee Samedi Atmosphere @ Sound Off!