Music Review: Blacks’ Myths – I (Atlantic Rhythms, Reissue, 2020) & II (Atlantic Rhythms, 2019)

This tape is the first tape I have wound by hand after it got gnarled up in the tape deck in DECADES. I also bought a dual cassette deck and pure tube amplifier just to listen to this! As a result, I now collect tapes again and I am also going to be making my… Continue reading Music Review: Blacks’ Myths – I (Atlantic Rhythms, Reissue, 2020) & II (Atlantic Rhythms, 2019)

Music Review: Clear Channel – Hell (Self-released, April 2020)

My life and house are a mess right now, but I am committed to writing about as much music before Juneteenth Bandcamp Revenue Share Day as possible, so here it rips... Clear Channel actually welcome you to their first record themselves. This is what they say: https://youtu.be/ydcV6tosVo4 So, yes, then. Hello Disko! As I mentioned… Continue reading Music Review: Clear Channel – Hell (Self-released, April 2020)

Music Review: Four Tet – Sixteen Oceans (Text, March 2020)

Catboi Kropotkin showcasing how well this machine-crafted record fuses with the organic world. Growing up in the era of Hot Topic, in which all countercultures had been commodified and also divided against one another, it took my punk ass a while to get into electronic music. Being a "raver" was definitely not cool, and there… Continue reading Music Review: Four Tet – Sixteen Oceans (Text, March 2020)

Music Review: FACS – Void Moments (Trouble in Mind, March 2020)

Hex Storm happened to be in the room that goes best with this record cover. She also has not been featured here yet, which is ridiculous, because she is clearly one of the most gorgeous and intelligent living creatures any of us have ever seen. My good friend, Victor, took me to see FACS at… Continue reading Music Review: FACS – Void Moments (Trouble in Mind, March 2020)

Music Review: Zelienople – Hold You Up (Miasmah, March 2020)

Something about this person’s posture communicates this record quite well. Moving through, not quickly or assuredly, feeling and observing the heaviness of our collective situation, but holding together for one another. There has been so much incredible music in this insane year so far, and a lot of it perfectly soundtracks the times we are… Continue reading Music Review: Zelienople – Hold You Up (Miasmah, March 2020)

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

Sections of this appeared previously in "Shots Fired: 'Bikini Kill are Activists, Not Musicians,' and They're Not Even Very Good Activists." 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… 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