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Text & Photos: Charles Nickles On paper, I thought this gig was perfect. Loud/weird/weird/loud/loud/weird/LOUD! The idyllic place for weirdos to converge in homage to the inspirational diaspora of braying concrete and maybe it was or mostly it was or yeah, it totally was and while most folks who stumbled out of

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Text and Photos: Charles Nickles So, remember how I was going to take a break from heavy after Texas? You know, kick the doom-wah-diddy for a minute and let my mind go soft and breezy with major chords and clean singing because three days of terror is too much for

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Text & Photos by Charles Nickles It’ll be a dry heat,” they said. “You’re from New York,” they said. “It’s gonna be fine.” Bullshit. Texas is fucking hot, man. And not just DUH, IT’S TEXAS! WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU EXPECT?! hot. Hot like balls are a bane and boobs

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Photos & Text by Charles Nickles Life is weird and awful and wondrous and if I had a nickel for every time I wished I could just find a way to die without having to rationalize the crass grandiloquence of suicide I’d be comfortable enough to not give a fuck

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Text & Photos: Charles Nickles Did I tell you that I work with two metalheads now? Because I totally work with two metalheads now and that’s fucking awesome because: Metalheads are fucking awesome I can finally mention bands I’ve seen or am planning to see without sounding like a Lovecraftian

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Text and Photos by Charles Nickles aka Kidswinging   This morning I went to the gastroenterologist and after some very deliberate poking and prying learned that I was in urgent need of a colonoscopy because the pain in my ass is an enigma that requires two days of fasting, 64

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