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


But Is it Art? Petty Party at the Comet

And now, on occassion of last night's Petty Party performance at the Comet, we will seriously consider the phenomenon of the cover band. A cover band requires no judgement. You attend a Petty Party show because you love the Tom Petty songs you're...

Tom Petty at the Comet! Tonight!

In spirit. And song. Brought to you by Petty Party, a note-for-note, irony-free, singalong-friendly tribute band starring one Kevin Large (aka Widower) as America's Underratedest Rock Star, plus a cast of Seattle notables. The "irony-free" bit is...

Fourteen Context-Free Sentences from Crispin Glover’s Performance Last Night at Northwest Film Forum

1. Dead stillness requires perfect calm of the mind and emotions.2. Here they are leisurely shot, or killed with clubs. 3. There are two kinds of books. 4. After the reptile was hatched it got its food.5. Somewhere in the distance a dog woke with a...