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Skin Shedders

Keeping Up with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard by Ned Lannamann A healthy lizard will shed its skin two to four times a year, sometimes more. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard keep roughly the same pace, changing their approach, sound, and instrumentation at a dizzying clip. Show More Summary

My Philosophy

What Beef Is—Drake vs. Meek, Raz Simone vs. Sol, and Black Lives Matter vs. Police Killing Black People by Larry Mizell Jr. I write to you today from the great planet of Brooklyn, the place where Christopher Wallace might've first pondered...Show More Summary

Scharpling & Wurster's Ongoing Conversation

Scharpling & Wurster's Ongoing Conversation by Sean Nelson W hen they began assembling The Best of the Best Show box set, Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster were faced with a problem a lot of artists would probably consider a good problem...Show More Summary

Mackned's Fifth

West Seattle Rapper/Producer Mackned’s Fifth Album in Two Years Is Low on Serotonin, Lean on Lust, and Laced with Venom by Larry Mizell Jr. I n 2013, I described the emerging music of West Seattle–bred rapper/producer Mackned as "focused...Show More Summary

My Philosophy

A Eulogy for Rapper Sean Price of Heltah Skeltah by Larry Mizell Jr. R est in power to Sean Price (fka Ruck of the Boot Camp Clik duo Heltah Skeltah), a Brownsville titan, who at 43 years of age passed away in his sleep earlier this month. Show More Summary

I, Anonymusic

Summary: Folk Taylor Swift by Anonymous I get that I'm the low guy on the totem pole because I'm not a songwriter. And I genuinely appreciate that you all let me hang out and play my covers in between y'all's originals in the song circle. Show More Summary

Elvis Owned an M-16

Elvis Owned an M-16 and Other Facts about the King's Final Years by Marti Jonjak. Art by Seth Goodkind [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

My Philosophy

Dre in 2015: Too Much Melodrama, Not Enough Menace. Plus: Yes on Painted Crosswalks, No on Donald Trump by Larry Mizell Jr. T hings I enjoyed more than Dr. Dre's Compton: A Soundtrack by Dre: • Last week's Rethuglican debate. Fly, Donald Trump! You're a walking crazy-thermometer for white America, you piece of shit. • Literally everything else Dr. Show More Summary

Poster of the Week

Poster by Shogo Ota by Aaron Huffman S ure, Shogo Ota does a pretty mean Charles Schulz, but what I really love about this poster is the creepy, creepy eyeballs. See more at Summit Block Party w/the Beach Boy, Clutch Douglass, Detective Agency, and many more Sat Aug 22, Summit Avenue [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Out of the Sky, Into the Dirt

The War Is On. Punk-Rock Devil's Advocates Are Part of the Problem. Plus: A Word About Macklemore's Relapse Narrative. by Larry Mizell Jr. I t's not a shock that campus cop killed Sam DuBose (I really can't watch the video), but it is one that the cop is actually being condemned and indicted for murder. Show More Summary

The Most Lamentable Tragedy Might Be a Masterwork

Titus Andronicus's Bipolar Rock Opera Might Be a Masterwork, but That Doesn't Mean You'll Want to Play It Again by Sean Nelson I t's uncommon these days for an album (A) by a rock band (B) that isn't very famous (C) to occupy the designated Music You Should Pretend to Care About slot in non-music-only media. Show More Summary

I, Anonymusic

I'm Your Bandmate, Not Your Roadie by Anonymous D ear piece-of-shit egomaniac: Here is a little something I believe they call a "pro tip" in "the business" that you think you are already a big deal in: I am your bandmate, your bass player to be precise. Show More Summary

I Ain't Tryna Roll No Dice, I Just Wanna Make It Right

Nicki Minaj vs. MTV, the Plot to Kill Lil Wayne, and Other Rap Tabloid Distractions from More News of Killer Cops by Larry Mizell Jr. W ord to Dennis Coles: I want you to have a good summer. Hopefully, among other things, a cop doesn't decide to kidnap you, brutalize you, and then frame you for your own murder. Show More Summary

Can Whitey Morgan Save Country Music from Nashville?

Can Whitey Morgan Save Country Music from Nashville? Building a Bridge from Punk to Townes Van Zandt (with a Little Help from Spotify)TAGS: music by Joseph Schafer W henever you find yourself thinking, "I liked the country music my parents listened to. Show More Summary

The High List: Recommended Events for Stoners

Recommended Events & Nearby Snacks for Stoners: Psych Rock, Wild Sharks, Cryptozoology, and More! by Emily Nokes Northwest Psychfest MUSIC July 30–Aug 1, Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) Three days of psychedelic music—a genre that has grown to include all that is reverberating and/or trippy, from heavy rock freak-outs to mellow pop haze. Show More Summary

Data Breaker

The Week in Live Electronic Music: Canadian Experimentalism, Suave House, and Holly Herndon by Dave Segal WEDNESDAY 7/29 AN UNHOLY CANADIAN TRINITY Norm "Panabrite" Chambers doesn't promote many shows, because he's usually too busy creating great music. Show More Summary

The Homosexual Agenda

Celebrating Five Years of Bloodlust at Pony, Plus: How Bitch Kraft Stays Fresh by Adrian Ryan WEDNESDAY 7/29 BLOODLUSTIVERSARY It's damn well high time we return our attention to Pony. Don't you agree? It is, after all, the Best Damn Gay Bar in Seattle™ (according to me me me), and it gives us so very much. Show More Summary

Poster of the Week

Poster for Bad Tats by Aaron Huffman {{ image: 1 }} S ometimes you don't know what it's going to take to turn your day around until you come across a funny alien showing off its tattoos. Bad Tats w/the Rubs, Sunset Flip Sun Aug 2, Victory Lounge [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Basic Witch. The Star of Wicked's Touring Company Opens Up About Hating Dorothy and Identifying with the Big Bad Wolf.

Basic Witch. The Star of Wicked's Touring Company Opens Up About Hating Dorothy and Identifying with the Big Bad Wolf. by Trent Moorman D o you love the Wicked Witch of the West, or do you hate that you love her? She's powerful, she's complicated, and her skin is that lustrous combo of army green, olive, and lime. Show More Summary

Not Going to Capitol Hill Block Party?

Not Going to Capitol Hill Block Party? Here's What Else Is Going On This Weekend by Emily Nokes I t's tiiiime! Seattle's summer months are a nonstop music explosion with festivals and shows of all sizes happening left and right, from Central District Punk House Basement™ to the Tacoma Dome. Show More Summary

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