American Dreams Records Moves Beyond American Damage

Wrote about one of the labels that makes me the most proud to be a resident of the city of Chicago--let it be known this was the most challenging time I have ever had picking the releases to showcase, due to the enormous volume of amazing output on this label, so please let this be… Continue reading American Dreams Records Moves Beyond American Damage

’95 is Nothing Without You: Connecting the Dots of 90s Indie Rock in Boston

At the end of last year, I talked a bunch of shit about Boston online. As a result, I discovered its many great 90s bands and was encouraged by Leah Callahan of Turkish Delight and Betwixt to work more seriously at being a music writer, because "the world needs more truly working class artists"--a statement… Continue reading ’95 is Nothing Without You: Connecting the Dots of 90s Indie Rock in Boston

Fred Thomas Lifetime Achievement on Bandcamp

One of the tasks I take most seriously as a music journalist writing primarily for Bandcamp dot com is ensuring that all of my favorite songwriters get a "Bandcamp Grammy." So, with no further ado, it is finally here: today we celebrate the long ass life of Fred Thomas in independent music. Please enjoy an… Continue reading Fred Thomas Lifetime Achievement on Bandcamp

Full Spectrum Label Profile

Hello! This is just to note that my latest for Bandcamp dropped yesterday afternoon. I researched and wrote the whole thing in the middle of a crisis move, so I am particularly proud of how it turned out given the circumstances. Many people are in agreement that I am uniquely talented at making experimental music… Continue reading Full Spectrum Label Profile

Diane Cluck Lifetime Achievement Piece on Bandcamp

My Lifetime Achievement feature on Diane Cluck is up! She has been my favorite contemporary songwriter for half of my life now and a massive influence on the healing I have done and the human being I have become. I hope you find both her music and the story of her life helpful, compelling, and endlessly inspiring.… Continue reading Diane Cluck Lifetime Achievement Piece on Bandcamp