Senior editor Jonathan Zwickel has been writing about popular culture since 2000 for publications in San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale and Seattle. Along with his work at City Arts, he occasionally contributes to Pitchfork, Stereogum and Thrillist. His first book, Beastie Boys: A Musical Biography, was published in 2012 by Greenwood Press. He lives on Capitol Hill with his best friend and personal trainer, Edison the Wonderdog.

Recent Articles


Cock & Swan Let the Blood and Beats Fly in “Flock Descending”

The video riffs on Nicolas Winding Refn's 2013 film 'Only God Forgives.'

Ruler and Cataldo Walk into a Slack Chat…

“BIG TONE, BIG FEELINGS, BIG CHOICES” Eric Anderson of Cataldo and Matt Batey of Ruler chat ahead of this Saturday's edition of Band Crush.

Luna Music Group, an Agency for the Streaming Era

A brand-new full-service music development company is on the scene.
Album of the Month

FKL’s Restless, Minimalist Electro-Pop

The latest from FKL is expertly executed minimalist electro-pop, and so much more.

So Long ’17: What to do on New Year’s Eve

Where to rock out the old year and ring in the New Year.

Out of the Woods

Musical multi-talent Otieno Terry follows his heart.

Seasoned Romantics DeVotchKa to Soar Again with Seattle Symphony

Lead singer Nick Urata talks about the band's arc, the creative process and the SSO performance on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Polyrhythmics Move into Novel Territory with ‘Caldera’

The nine-piece Afrobeat band has yet to settle on a single guru, and let’s hope they never will.

Renaissance Mountain Man

Nicholas Galanin brings modern indigenous culture to the world.