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


‘History Rhymes If It Doesn’t Repeat (A Southend Healing Ritual)’ by Gabriel Teodros

The veteran MC is Seattle's conscience and its memory and his new album plays like a social media account that you actually want to follow.

Jonathan Toubin, Professional Partystarter

"These records, ultimately it’s party stuff. But it’s also a huge statement about culture, time, music, history."

Ten Questions for Your Band: Richie Dagger’s Crime

'Sea of Dysfunction,' the debut LP by Richie Dagger's Crime, is one of Seattle's strongest releases this year.

A close encounter with Look Up Fest

Into the fog of the counterfactual arrives Look Up Fest, a brand-new confab of music, visual art, beer and strange vibes.

“Sugar Mama” by Soultanz

The latest from electro-soul duo Soultanz sounds like it was born poolside in Rio with a piña colada in hand.

Art Intervention!

The City of Bellevue looks to a trio of unconventional Seattle artists to manifest a massive civic transformation.

Nick Carroll cultivates Seattle’s weirdest, most welcoming dance club

A conversation with the Kremwerk booker will dispel any misunderstanding about the world of electronic music being cold, sterile or indifferent.

A meal at Jerk Shack takes you someplace else

Engage vacation mode at this Caribbean restaurant in Belltown.
Album of the Month

Album of the Month: ‘Dinner Dates for the End of Days’ by Scarves

These are strange days we live in; here’s the right album for them.

Meet the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Award Winners: Tarik Abdullah

If the South End has a celebrity chef, it’s Tarik Abdullah.