Cheri Knight’s American Rituals AOTD

I am so very pleased that I finally got to publish the phrase "Heather Lewis's heartfelt a capella rippers." This is a favorite of the year and a record that is a really interesting document of a lot of different threads in American music converging at the same time--check it out!  © COME AWAY WITH… Continue reading Cheri Knight’s American Rituals AOTD

Lifeguard’s Crowd Can Talk AOTD

I've been following Lifeguard for about a year and a half now and it's so exciting to watch them take off! It's an honor to play a supportive role in their success in any capacity. They're on tour right now, and if it's possible for you to see them live, you absolutely must. Read more… Continue reading Lifeguard’s Crowd Can Talk AOTD

Erase Errata’s Nightlife Gave Entertainment an Agenda

When Matt Helgeson invited me on his CrossFade podcast, I realized in studying and discussing Erase Errata's Nightlife for the show that this was a really dense and fascinating album that really commanded more time and attention than we could give it. I got the Bandcamp editors to let me write about it and had… Continue reading Erase Errata’s Nightlife Gave Entertainment an Agenda

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

Atlantic Rhythms Label Guide on Bandcamp

Hello! Today is my mother's 62nd birthday, and I am hoping she feels like almost thirty-four years worth of extremely hard, mostly single motherhood amounted to something with my first longer piece for Bandcamp. Atlantic Rhythms releases have been one of the greatest forces in my survival of quarantine, so I wanted it to be… Continue reading Atlantic Rhythms Label Guide on Bandcamp

Bikini Kill Are Not the Revolution We Need in 2019: The Only Criticism of the Bikini Kill Reunion Anyone Dared to Publish

By: Erin Margaret Day Bikini Kill have been in the music news a lot lately. They got back together for some reunion shows recently, and I made a pilgrimage to Los Angeles to reconnect with my feminist punk roots. Functioning as leaders of the “riot grrrl” movement, Bikini Kill called for “revolution grrrl style now”… Continue reading Bikini Kill Are Not the Revolution We Need in 2019: The Only Criticism of the Bikini Kill Reunion Anyone Dared to Publish

Sonic Rorschach: Dance Music as Collage and Its Dancing Subjectivities

Preface: I originally published this on the Hugo Ball Chicago website in January of 2015, when I was actively working in service of the Motherbeat with them, as the Resident Glue Sniffer and Hannah Hoch of Chicago Dance Music. It has been revised to reflect preferred gender pronouns which have evolved over time, as we… Continue reading Sonic Rorschach: Dance Music as Collage and Its Dancing Subjectivities