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Hello, Nurse

Hello, Nurse

Remember the Animaniacs cartoon? Where the cartoon characters ran around acting crazy until they saw a pretty girl, then they’d stop everything and shout in chorus, “Helloooo, nurse!” It’s funny how silly lines like that can work their way into your personal vocabulary. This one time, at band camp, at a music festival, I was…

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Meshuggah at the Showbox

Meshuggah at the Showbox

I got to see Meshuggah play the Showbox this week. There was a time when I couldn’t listen to Meshuggah. Their music made me seasick; I would literally get nauseated. Over time my taste grew heavier, and then they released Koloss (arguably their most accessible album). I was finally able to appreciate their music on…

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Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man

The last time I could afford to go to Bumbershoot, I saw Chimurenga Renaissance, a project the Stranger called a wildly experimental hiphop collaboration between Zimbabwean-American Tendai “Baba” Maraire with Congolese-American musician Hussein Kalonji. A member of Seattle’s intellectual Black Constellation hip-hop collective, Maraire also performs with Shabazz Palaces with local hero Ishmael Butler (formerly…

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