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My Philosophy

My Philosophy: Football Is Anti-Black, but Silas Blak Is at His Best. Plus New Kevin Gates and Onry Ozzborn by Larry Mizell Jr. T here's no escaping racism in America's pastimes. (By that I meant pro sports—not lynching, invading, or...Show More Summary

Deep Sea Diver's Waiting Is Nearly Over

Deep Sea Diver's Waiting Is Nearly Over by Sean Nelson A s we enter the second half of February, it's worth noting that several hundred full-length albums have already been released in 2016, and several hundred more have already been announced. Show More Summary

My Philosophy: Pop Culture Pop-Offs, "Purrposley," and the Folly of Trying to Sum Up Seattle Hiphop History

My Philosophy: Pop Culture Pop-Offs, "Purrposley," and the Folly of Trying to Sum Up Seattle Hiphop History by Larry Mizell Jr. M y laptop was sorely trippin' the day Rihanna's excellent ANTI came out, the day that Kanye gave an itemized...Show More Summary

What Does a Conductor Actually Do?

"What Does a Conductor Actually Do?" and Other Bonehead Questions I Asked Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot by Rich Smith L ike many of the so-called high arts, symphonic music suffers from its intimidating reputation as both boring and good for you—a bunch of uptight blue-hairs nodding off in a golden room. Show More Summary

My Philosophy

Aunt Viv Pissed Off, KUBE Priced Out, and What’s Up With All the Event Songs, Seattle Rap? by Larry Mizell Jr. S ince we last spoke: The OG Aunt Viv (not the lite-skint remix, though I’m sure she’s a nice lady) used Jada Pinkett Smith’s...Show More Summary

The Rise of Seattle Hiphop

NEW TO TOWN: Hiphop Has Become Seattle's Musical Center of Gravity. An Incomplete Timeline of How Rap Outpaced Rock. by Kyle Fleck S eattle used to be known for a handful of clichés: rain, coffee, Frasier, passive-aggression. And, of course, grunge. Show More Summary

Here Are the Bands and Artists You Need to Be Aware Of (But Only If You Like Music)

Are You New to Seattle? Do You Like Music? Here are the Bands and Artists You Need to Be Aware Of. by Dave Segal N ow that you're in Seattle, you've probably noticed that there are more bands playing in town every night than you could ever see, even if that's all you did for the rest of your life. Show More Summary

My Philosophy

My Philosophy: Lead in the Water, Hiphop at the Central by Larry Mizell Jr. Used to have minerals and zinc in it, Now they say it got lead and stink in it. —Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), "New World Water" Don't want no lead in your child, but...Show More Summary

Why Are Tribute Nights So Popular?

Cover Bands and Tribute Nights Are More Popular Than Ever in Seattle. Is It Art or Just Nostalgia?TAGS: by Dave Segal A t Chop Suey before a rambunctious capacity crowd last October, a Led Zeppelin tribute band called Dongs tear through...Show More Summary

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Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray, and Why Covering Black Art Means Ceding Words to the Latest White-Supremacy Blooper Reel by Larry Mizell Jr. I just got back from getting my whole life at the Frye Art Museum, after the closing of its Genius...Show More Summary

Canon Fodder: An Introduction

Why Don't I Like ____? A New Music Column About One Music Fan's Failure and/or Refusal to Get It by Sean Nelson M any of the best conversations of my life have been about music. Reflection reveals that the best of the best have always...Show More Summary

I Spent the Holidays Listening to Billboard's Top 20 Singles of 2015

I Spent My Holidays Listening to Billboard's Top 20 Singles of 2015. News Flash: It Was Completely Appalling. by Dave Segal I spend 99 percent of my time listening to music about which most people don't know or care. I assiduously avoid...Show More Summary

My Philosophy

The Year Is Less Than a Week Old, and the Nonsense Has Already Started by Larry Mizell Jr. I f you were waiting for the first white nonsense of 2016, you sure didn't have to wait long. Pissed-off peckerwoods with big-ass guns took over an empty federal wildlife refuge building like some true American Heroes, right here in the Great Northwest. Show More Summary

Top Questions I Do Not Regret Asking Famous Musicians in 2015

Top Questions I Do Not Regret Asking Famous Musicians in 2015 by Trent Moorman 35. What do you do when you're by yourself? I count raisins. —Zach Galifianakis 34. Did you eat grits? I didn't eat any grits, I don't think. Is that pork? — Stuart Murdoch, Belle and Sebastian 33. Show More Summary

My Philosophy

My Philosophy: I May Regret Bad Lyrics, Bad Fits, and Bad Hair, but I Don't Regret Who I Am Today by Larry Mizell Jr. A couple months ago, my lovely sis Alana Belle (you might know her from the Loops for Lovers Collective) invited me to talk to her class at Seattle Academy. Show More Summary

How Christianity Infiltrated Seattle's Music Scene with a Little Help from Mars Hill Church and the City Council

How Christianity Infiltrated Seattle's Music Scene with Mars Hill Church and the City Council by Kathleen Tarrant "T o me, Christian music is propaganda." David Bazan simultaneously shrugs and nods when he says this, as though stating the obvious. Show More Summary

My Philosophy, A Column About Hiphop and Culture

The Best Local and National Hiphop of 2015 According to My PhilosophyRELATED CONTENT: The Top 10 Albums, Songs, and Everything Else from the Year in Music 2015 | by Larry Mizell Jr. "B lack art thrives in times of revolution," said Twitter user @infiniteideal earlier this month. Show More Summary

In 2015, I Released Two Albums and Spent 161 Days on the Road—It Was Boring, Disgusting, Lonely, Dreamy, and Great

In 2015, I Released Two Albums and Spent 161 Days on the Road. It Was Boring, Disgusting, Lonely, Dreamy, and Great by Shana Cleveland I n 2015, I spent 161 days on the road. I spent a couple weeks touring in support of my first solo...Show More Summary

I, Anonymusic

I, Anonymusic: Thank You for Asking Patti Smith About Black Lives Matter by Anonymous To the brave soul who stood up in a room full of hundreds of white people to politely ask Patti Smith what she thought about the Black Lives Matter movement, only to find that Patti Smith didn't actually know what that was. Show More Summary

The Vertigo of Mariah Carey's Breakup Songs

Mariah Carey's Breakup Songs Chase the Dragon of Requited Love with the Obsessive Intensity of Hitchcock's Vertigo by Kyle Fleck E ven amid a staggering body of work, Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 film Vertigo stands out for the sheer tragedy of its story. Show More Summary

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