Opinion: Nick Nihil on the 2016 Election

Opinion: Nick Nihil on the 2016 Election You don’t want the facts. You never did. The older of you like to harken back to when journalistic integrity was a basic social requirement. Murrow, Woodward and Bernstein – and they did great work, almost unfathomable work by today’s standards. And yes, modern digital media has given […]

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Show Review: Willie Nelson @ Marymoor Park

Willie Nelson @ Marymoor Park, 7/25 Review by Nick Nihil So. Here I am at the launch party of Willie’s Reserve cannabis products. Taking the pass at the last minute and being the meticulous researcher that I am, I had no idea what the hell this was all about prior to showing up. As I’ve […]

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Show Review: Mirah & Jherek Bischoff @ the Neptune

Mirah & Jherek Bischoff @ the Neptune, June 8th Review by Nick Nihil Mira & Jherek Bischoff Jherek Bischoff’s lack of the enigmatic is what makes him so fascinating. Cartoonishly gangly and coiffed, his sincerity assures he is not a mere construct of irony. So is it with his art that he has keenly drawn […]

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Album Review: Swans’ The Glowing Man

Album Review: Swans‘ The Glowing Man ~Nick Nihil It’s both amazing and not too surprising at this point that a band as visionary, talented, and experienced as Swans can continue to evolve and deepen their uniquely monolithic attack. They’re certainly not the only band identified by heavy, droning dirges that find meditative peace within force […]

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Show Review: So Pitted & Naomi Punk @ Chop Suey

Show Review: So Pitted & Naomi Punk @ Chop Suey 5/5/16 ~Nick Nihil So Pitted New Seattle, for better or worse. When world touring, label-signed critical darlings play Chop Suey at 2/3 capacity, something is lamentably amiss. When one might be excused for wondering if they might have stumbled into a museum on the history […]

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