Forces at Work: On the Road to the Land

I documented my first research trip to Northeast Ohio for the book I am writing in my latest Substack newsletter. If you subscribe for free, you'll get an email or two a month updating you on my life and work! I also sent in my book proposal and just finished my first review for Cleveland… Continue reading Forces at Work: On the Road to the Land

2022: AGAINST THE PRESS CYCLE, AGAINST THE RELEASE CYCLE, WE STAND UNCOMPROMISING IN THE SERVICE OF AUTHENTIC ENGAGEMENT WITH MEDIA

I did an EOY newsletter, but only to explore the list form as interruption! It's available through my Substack, which you should subscribe to for free, if you'd like to receive these updates directly to your email. It's a nice way to guarantee things I make with extraordinary care and then launch into the void… Continue reading 2022: AGAINST THE PRESS CYCLE, AGAINST THE RELEASE CYCLE, WE STAND UNCOMPROMISING IN THE SERVICE OF AUTHENTIC ENGAGEMENT WITH MEDIA

New Salem Witch Hunters Kept Garage Rock Regional and Obscure

I put the Land on the Bandcamp front page again, talking about the self-titled debut album by Cleveland garage rock institution, New Salem Witch Hunters. Crank that shit. Sorry, not sorry, WMMS!!!! It’s also about how it’s really challenging for bands to try to exist in Cleveland, which seems to be a central force in… Continue reading New Salem Witch Hunters Kept Garage Rock Regional and Obscure

Nick Macri Embodies the Spirit of Chicago’s Creative Community

Always a good day when I get to invoke Carl Sandburg, honestly! Nick Macri personifies everything that makes me love the artistic culture of this city and feel proud to be a part of it and this week I gave him the 🏆 Bandcamp Grammy Treatment 🏆. Check in with what he has been doing largely… Continue reading Nick Macri Embodies the Spirit of Chicago’s Creative Community

The Sonic Family Tree of Chicago’s je’raf

I think I broke my brain writing about this band, but the good news is that my brain only broke in order to reform as a bigger, better brain and I may even be able to do fractional math now. Please get acquainted with my favorite band in Chicago, je'raf, who are in my opinion… Continue reading The Sonic Family Tree of Chicago’s je’raf

Winter 2022//recorded syntax

This mixtape was crafted for my friend and elder whom I am very grateful for in the field of music journalism, Marc Masters. It was interesting to make a winter mixtape for Marc, because he had just officially graduated from winter and moved to Arizona. I was really excited to make a tape for him,… Continue reading Winter 2022//recorded syntax

Notice Recordings in February Tape Label Report

Hello there! I wrote about the ever fascinating Notice Recordings for Bandcamp's Tape Label Report this past month. In addition to getting to write about a tape label with a unique and intentional approach to the form, I also got to highlight a release which is one of my favorite winter albums, a solo percussion… Continue reading Notice Recordings in February Tape Label Report

Norman W. Long Lifetime Achievement

It was an honor to write about where Norman W. Long is from and his journey into sound art and back to Chicago. It's a great story about the twin deaths of the American Dream and effective unionism, classism and racism, and possibilities he is creating and recording for both personal and environmental healing in… Continue reading Norman W. Long Lifetime Achievement