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Don't Sleep on A Good Day in the Ghetto

My Philosophy: Brighter Days Ahead (A Good Day in the Ghetto) and Behind (The Art of Organized Noize) by Larry Mizell Jr. L ife, it's said, comes at you fast. One day you're a powerful politician or captain of industry hiding bajillions in offshore accounts, when all of a sudden the Guardian tags that ass in a new photo on IG. Show More Summary

My Philosophy

My Philosophy: Imperfection and Determined Improvement Were the Keys to Phife Dawg's Greatness by Larry Mizell Jr. "Yo—microphone check, one-two, what is this..." N ot many rap verses have ever started better. What else is there to say: RIP to Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor from A Tribe Called Quest. Show More Summary

Welcome to My Nightmare (aka Capitol Hill on a Weekend)

My Philosophy: Welcome to My Nightmare (aka Capitol Hill on a Weekend) by Larry Mizell Jr. I broke my number-one rule and ended up on Capitol Hill on a weekend. It started at Nacho Borracho, a place I've come to appreciate quite a bit. Show More Summary

The Deeper You Dive, the More There Is to Joanna Newsom's Music

The Deeper You Dive, the More There Is to Joanna Newsom's Music by Rich Smith J oanna Newsom's music tends to flummox the casual listener. It's not good background music (too dynamic), not good work music (too wordy), not good exercise...Show More Summary

Feeling Color with Radiation City

Feeling Color with Radiation City by Ciara Dolan U nfolding like a fragrant bloom at its seasonal peak, Radiation City's new album is a sensory triumph. On Synesthetica, angelic, heavenly harmonies blossom in lush, vibrant hues in some...Show More Summary

More Light Rail Stations Means More Busking, but It's Not Allowed on the Platforms

More Light Rail Stations Means More Busking, Even Though It's Prohibited on the Platform. For Now by Sean Nelson T he opening of the new light rail stations offers expansion of a lot more than just mobility. It also represents the creation of new venues for Seattle's buskers and street performers. Show More Summary

The Unlikely, Rewarding Convergence of Debacle Fest and Columbia City Theater

Experimental-Music Fest Debacle Finds an Unlikely Haven at Columbia City Theater by Dave Segal I f you attended last year's Debacle Fest at Columbia City Theater, you may have felt an odd disconnect. In a quaint, handsome vaudevilleShow More Summary

My Philosophy: Jon "Gash" Sanders, Bankroll Fresh, and the Close Connection of Hiphop and the RIP Dedication

My Philosophy: Jon "Gash" Sanders, Bankroll Fresh, and the Close Connection of Hiphop and the RIP Dedication by Larry Mizell Jr. I don't know what it is about our relationship to death—I mean, I do—but RIP dedications are as hiphop as superstars and gold chains. Show More Summary

Baby, I'm for Reel: Unspooling the Affordable, Accessible Microeconomy of the Cassette Revival

Baby, I'm for Reel: Unspooling the Affordable, Accessible Microeconomy of the Cassette Revival by Dave Segal A s people sprawl out on yoga mats on the dance floor of Capitol Hill's Q Nightclub during the Rare Air ambient/new-age event...Show More Summary

REVIEW: Erik Blood's Transom EP Sounds Like the Northwest Feels

REVIEW: Erik Blood's Transom EP Sounds Like the Northwest Feels by Charles Mudede BRB TFW NBD IMHO LOL ERIK BLOOD Transom EP (erikblood.bandcamp.com) T he EP Transom is essentially surplus from Erik Blood's forthcoming album, Lost in Slow Motion. Show More Summary

REVIEW: Car Seat Headrest's New Single "Vincent" Is a Brilliant, Seven-Minute Gauntlet Throwdown

REVIEW: Car Seat Headrest's New Single "Vincent" Is a Brilliant, Seven-Minute Gauntlet Throwdown by Sean Nelson BRB TFW NBD IMHO LOL CAR SEAT HEADREST "Vincent" single (Matador Records) W ith a long intro that both overtly evokes and...Show More Summary

REVIEW: The Pop Group's For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? Is Still a Gut-Punch of Anticapitalist Funk

REVIEW: The Pop Group's For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? Is Still a Gut-Punch of Anticapitalist Funk by Dave Segal BRB TFW NBD IMHO LOL THE POP GROUP For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? (Freaks R Us Records) A lbum titles don't come much blunter or gut-punching than this one. Show More Summary

My Philosophy

Good Reasons to Go See Le1f, Vince Staples, Romaro Franceswa, Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray, Pusha T, and More This Week by Larry Mizell Jr. G et down. Put your hands up. No, these ain't the funk music or hiphop-show exhortations you know, these contradictory instructions were the last things Che Taylor heard before Seattle police killed him. Show More Summary

My Philosophy

Sol’s Got 99 Songs, Plus Macklemore and KRS-One, and SpecsWizard’s New EP by Larry Mizell Jr. T hings I would’ve been surprised to write a decade ago: I recently heard a new Macklemore song featuring KRS-One and produced by DJ Premier. Show More Summary

Is K Records a 'Broken, Sinking Ship'?

Is K Records a "Broken, Sinking Ship"? Legendary Olympia Label K Records Struggles as Kimya Dawson and Other Artists Demand Unpaid Royalties by Dave Segal O lympia-based K Records—a bastion of DIY indie music since 1982—lately has been...Show More Summary

The "Good Times" and Bad Times of Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers Talks "Good Times," Bad Times, and How Producing David Bowie Built a Bridge to His Post-Disco Career by Charles Mudede I spoke with Nile Rodgers on the day it was announced that he and Lady Gaga would perform a tribute to the late David Bowie at the Grammys. Show More Summary

Skewed Glam and New Wave Visions on Gazebos' Engrossing Debut LP Die Alone Conjure a 1979 of the Mind

Skewed Glam and New Wave Visions on Gazebos' Engrossing Debut LP Die Alone Conjure a 1979 of the Mind by Dave Segal GAZEBOS Die Alone (Hardly Art) R etromania has run rampant in rock music for many years. At this point in the once-rebellious...Show More Summary

My Philosophy: The God Dream of Kanye West—Why The Life of Pablo Might Be My Favorite LP by the Audacious Failed Hero

My Philosophy: The God Dream of Kanye West—Why The Life of Pablo Might Be My Favorite LP by the Audacious Failed Hero by Larry Mizell Jr. Y ou know this: I always want to root for Kanye West's audaciousness, his totally unparalleled ability to make white tears rush forth like Immortan Joe making it rain on his flock. Show More Summary

From Amniotic Warmth to Ominous Buzz, Madeleine Cocolas Offers Cinematic Ambient Beauty on Cascadia

From Amniotic Warmth to Ominous Buzz, Madeleine Cocolas Offers Cinematic Ambient Beauty on Cascadia by Kyle Fleck MADELEINE COCOLAS Cascadia (Futuresequence) 1/2 F or her formidable Fifty-Two Weeks project, Australian sound-sculptor Madeleine Cocolas composed and recorded a track a week for a whole year. Show More Summary

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

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