Fall 2022//no autumn leaves

Concluding the second year of my Seasonal Mixtape Series, it's finally here: fall 2022//no autumn leaves. You may notice this sounds a lot better than every other tape in the series so far; that is because I switched to a double cassette set format in order to still bring you a thrilling two hour narrative… Continue reading Fall 2022//no autumn leaves

Mike Weis Takes the Long Road to Pure Sound

Honestly, I think I should conduct more interviews on a hike through black oak savannas at dusk in late September. This was the most pleasure I've ever had listening back to an interview. Mike Weis is possibly the most inspiring person I know, in addition to being my favorite living percussionist. Writing this article changed… Continue reading Mike Weis Takes the Long Road to Pure Sound

New Salem Witch Hunters Kept Garage Rock Regional and Obscure

I put the Land on the Bandcamp front page again, talking about the self-titled debut album by Cleveland garage rock institution, New Salem Witch Hunters. Crank that shit. Sorry, not sorry, WMMS!!!! It’s also about how it’s really challenging for bands to try to exist in Cleveland, which seems to be a central force in… Continue reading New Salem Witch Hunters Kept Garage Rock Regional and Obscure

Nick Macri Embodies the Spirit of Chicago’s Creative Community

Always a good day when I get to invoke Carl Sandburg, honestly! Nick Macri personifies everything that makes me love the artistic culture of this city and feel proud to be a part of it and this week I gave him the 🏆 Bandcamp Grammy Treatment 🏆. Check in with what he has been doing largely… Continue reading Nick Macri Embodies the Spirit of Chicago’s Creative Community

Guest Essayist for Norman W. Long’s “Calumet in Dub” Solo Exhibit

As some of you may know, one of my career goals is to adjunct college without ever stepping a single foot inside of graduate school. So, I am pleased to announce what could only be the beginning of my journey to being a Guest Lecturer, with the arrival of an incredible solo exhibit from Norman… Continue reading Guest Essayist for Norman W. Long’s “Calumet in Dub” Solo Exhibit

Weather Radio: A Mercury Retrograde Sanity Mixtape Series

This time around, all Mercury retrograde mixtapes began as studies for my fall 2022 seasonal mixtape. Starting each one with "Weather Radio" was abandoned as I moved to a new format of high bias 60 minute tapes and wanted to try out drafts of equal length sides. (The first two tapes were 90 min normal… Continue reading Weather Radio: A Mercury Retrograde Sanity Mixtape Series

Dinzu Artefacts in September Tape Label Report

I wrote up this rad label in LA called Dinzu Artefacts for September's Tape Label Report. I highlighted a release from Slow Bell Trio, which features Mike Weis, who I am presently also writing a Lifetime Achievement article on. The other highlighted release is from a duo called Neti-Neti. Check it out! © COME AWAY… Continue reading Dinzu Artefacts in September Tape Label Report

Omnivore’s “Rounds” Bends Circuits and Fears About Female Agency

It was an honor to write about why Omnivore's Rounds is such a hidden gem. This record has been a favorite for the past decade since it was released, but for some reason it pulled me back in hard this year, and I noticed when I would play songs from it for others that they… Continue reading Omnivore’s “Rounds” Bends Circuits and Fears About Female Agency

The Cup, the Dream, and the Tin Can: Kicking Out Half a Century With David Thomas

Here it finally is! I worked on this for about two months. It's the opening act of the work I am doing on the book the world needs about how Northeast Ohio modernized rock music and played an enormous role in shaping the last half-century of culture in America. Anton Fier's departure from this realm… Continue reading The Cup, the Dream, and the Tin Can: Kicking Out Half a Century With David Thomas