The Heavy, Mystical World of Andrea Genevieve

Andrea Genevieve is an incredible guitarist and songwriter behind many great heavy and anti-oppressive bands like Purple Rhinestone Eagle, Queen Crescent, and most recently Psychic Hit. I’m super glad Andrea Genevieve is on the front page of Bandcamp dot com right now, and while I know very close to nothing about what’s all in the… Continue reading The Heavy, Mystical World of Andrea Genevieve

Dubbed Tapes in April Tape Label Report

For the April Tape Label Report, I covered Dubbed Tapes, a New Zealand label who utilize a method they call "erase and replace" to dub over boring and tired canonical sounds on thrifted tapes to distribute sounds by the artists they work with--heavy on the queer, trans, and femme noisemakers. You can read about it… Continue reading Dubbed Tapes in April Tape Label Report

Album of the Day: Winged Wheel – No Island

"No Island functions reflexively as a title—as both a refusal to become isolated in the quarantined world and an adventure to a dream place outside, forged from many different insides." I love this record and I feel like I waited so long to be able to share it with everyone upon its release, so it is… Continue reading Album of the Day: Winged Wheel – No Island

March Tape Label Report

March was a great month, specifically because I got to write about my simultaneously cursed and blessed hometown of Cleveland twice leading up to my birthday, which is also always very much a celebration of the place I was born and spent the first thirteen years of my life. Fellow Aries Clevelander, Ben Baker-Billington, invited… Continue reading March Tape Label Report

My Dad is Dead Exemplifies Cleveland’s Punk Spirit

It pleases me to announce that my Mark Edwards Lifetime Achievement article finally hit the Bandcamp front page, that it has Cleveland in the headline and the byline, and that many people since its publication have reached out to let me know how much they enjoyed both the article and the city of Cleveland getting its due and its… Continue reading My Dad is Dead Exemplifies Cleveland’s Punk Spirit

Longform Editions Curates Digital Galleries for Listening

My latest for Bandcamp dropped this week, a label profile on Longform Editions, a series run by two people who have been in and around the music industry a long time and possess a lot of the most refreshing, compelling, and modern ideas for contemporary music engagement I am aware of. Check it out! ©… Continue reading Longform Editions Curates Digital Galleries for Listening

Bush Tetras Box Set Feature

This week, I got to see my first feature for Bandcamp go live! I was honored to be selected to write about the Bush Tetras box set and even more honored to get to describe my hometown of Cleveland accurately as an "art punk mecca" feeding directly into the NYC scene in the late 70s… Continue reading Bush Tetras Box Set Feature

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