Review: Julia Holter @ Columbia City Theater

Review: Julia Holter @ Columbia City Theater – 2/3/16 ~Nick Nihil Julia Holter challenges, on the opening track of her first album, to “try to make yourself a work of art,” possibly both to the listener and to herself. She has risen to that challenge. No matter how casually she may stand, she seems brought […]

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Tribute: David Bowie (1947-2016)

Tribute: David Bowie (1947-2016) ~ Nick Nihil David Bowie – circa 1975 Back in January 2004 I saw David Bowie in Vancouver BC. I’m surprised it was January because I don’t remember it being that cold or wintery. My then-girlfriend had gotten us third row seats. I was 19 at the time. Macy Gray opened, […]

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Show Preview: Television @ the Moore – Tuesday, June 23rd

Television @ the Moore – Tuesday, June 23rd Show Preview by Nick Nihil Television Growing up a guitar player (as a million other people have), I’ve learned and burned through styles and phases over the last 20 years faster than a chain smoker three martinis in with a pack of Parliaments. About 6 years ago […]

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Movie Review: David Lynch’s Inland Empire

David Lynch’s Inland Empire Review by Nick Nihil Inland Empire For all of his beloved and culturally influential works such as Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Dr., Inland Empire is David Lynch’s greatest work. Released in 2006 and not even grossing $1M in the U.S., due in no small part to its 3-hour running […]

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Show Preview: The Pop Group @ Neumos, Th. 3/12

Show Preview: The Pop Group @ Neumos, Thursday March 12th Preview by Nick Nihil The Pop Group – photo credit: Chiara Meattelli & Dominic Lee While St. Vincent’s ferocious cover of “She Is Beyond Good and Evil” on her ‘Strange Mercy’ tour may have gone a ways to raise their profile, The Pop Group reformed […]

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