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! © FUCK SAUCE MEDIA… 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

Music Review: Damon Locks – Black Monument Ensemble // “Stay Beautiful”

"We see you. We love you. Stay beautiful." Remember when Donald Trump became president of the United States? Do you recall the immediate sense of impending doom and panic? I remember going to therapy and talking about how I was so shocked and so uncertain of what to do in response, saying all I had… Continue reading Music Review: Damon Locks – Black Monument Ensemble // “Stay Beautiful”

Music Review: Little Simz – Drop 6 (AGE: 101, May 2020)

Little Simz set out to conquer quarantine inertia with music and made some of most candid and expressive songs I have heard in a long time. I spent a lot of my undergraduate career trying to get English professors to let me write about music. Once I even dropped out when my very thoughtful proposal… Continue reading Music Review: Little Simz – Drop 6 (AGE: 101, May 2020)

Music Review: Debby Friday – Bitchpunk (Self-released, March 2018) & Death Drive (Deathbomb Arc, August 2019)

Debby Friday here to remind you to stay up. Debby Friday describes her music as "thunder." I really like this description; it really beats out "So hard and so Woman and black" as a way of describing her music, as some Bandcamp reviewer did. I mean...it definitely comes across in her music that Debby Friday… Continue reading Music Review: Debby Friday – Bitchpunk (Self-released, March 2018) & Death Drive (Deathbomb Arc, August 2019)

Music Review: Jeff Parker – Suite for Max Brown (International Anthem/Nonesuch, January 2020)

There is a lot to love about this record, but my current favorite thing about it is that it asks me to pay attention to women twice: Jeff Parker's mother, Max(ine) Brown, who the album is dedicated to and who graces its cover, as well as his daughter, Ruby Parker, who sings on the opening… Continue reading Music Review: Jeff Parker – Suite for Max Brown (International Anthem/Nonesuch, January 2020)