Mike Weis Takes the Long Road to Pure Sound

Honestly, I think I should conduct more interviews on a hike through black oak savannas at dusk in late September. This was the most pleasure I've ever had listening back to an interview. Mike Weis is possibly the most inspiring person I know, in addition to being my favorite living percussionist. Writing this article changed… Continue reading Mike Weis Takes the Long Road to Pure Sound

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

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

Interview: Lifeguard

I am here to inform everyone that Lifeguard are the greatest teenaged rock band since Squirrel Bait. Their new 7" drops tomorrow through Chunklet Industries and has already sold out, because they rip way too hard for a run of only fifty. From left to right: Asher Case, Kai Slater, and Isaac Lowenstein. EMD: Tell… Continue reading Interview: Lifeguard

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