Rocio Zavala Creates Music From Light

I was grateful for the opportunity to shed some light on the debut album from Rocio Zavala and to sit down with her in this suburban Chicago pizzeria she loves to talk about the process leading up to its creation before she took off for LA. It's absolutely one of the best drone albums I… Continue reading Rocio Zavala Creates Music From Light

The Uncompromising Creative Politics of Dog Faced Hermans

My guide to the revolutionary Dog Faced Hermans finally arrived and made a good splash. I had a great time researching and writing this and just finished work on a Dog Faced Hermans-inspired playlist for Modern Soul Records in collaboration with Andy Moor and Wilf Plum from DFH, so that will be available soon. It's… Continue reading The Uncompromising Creative Politics of Dog Faced Hermans

Seasonal Mixtape Series Featured on Made You a Tape

This feature is focused on the relationship between the mixtape maker and the mixtape's recipient. Here is my old friend Sevan holding the tape I made for them last fall. My Seasonal Mixtape Series was featured on the Made You a Tape blog run by Sarah Grady in DC. I am the most proud of making a… Continue reading Seasonal Mixtape Series Featured on Made You a Tape

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

Black Eyes Essay in Brilliant Corners 1.1

Honored to be featured in the first issue of the first volume of the new music publication, Brilliant Corners, and excited to have a place to write things in the first person for a change! It's a very personal essay on one of my favorite albums, the Black Eyes S/T. It's also about trauma and… Continue reading Black Eyes Essay in Brilliant Corners 1.1

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