Tag Archive: music writing

My Father John Misty-Bob Dylan Venn Diagram

View at Medium.com Earlier this summer Uproxx Editor Caitlin White asked, “Why is [Father John Misty] such a divisive figure in the press?” I wrote this in reply to her op-ed and pitched… Continue reading

The Year End List That Never Was

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything here. But the fact is, I’ve been doing A LOT of writing in 2017. More than I ever have before. I finished draft three… Continue reading

I’ve Finally Found Pop Music and Now I Live In ‘Madonnaland’

I’ve been listening to a lot of Madonna lately. When I tell friends and coworkers this, they act surprised because they know my Titus Andronicus tee-shirt and my affinity for discovering the faces… Continue reading

November 9th: The Greatest Playlist You’ll Ever Need This Inauguration Day

It starts with “Big Trouble” by Man Man, with very unsettling, dissonant, horns on the off beat song. It’s the kind of intro that leads you into the villain’s lair. You’re not quite… Continue reading

Review: 22, A Million//Bon Iver Is Back, Reminding Us All To Breathe

When we talk about music being life, we all have an understanding of what we mean. It’s a daydream, a drive with the windows down, and a soundtrack to our…whatever. It’s the same… Continue reading

Wilco, ‘Schmilco’ AmIRight? (LOL I friggen love Wilco more than you do)

For those of you who know me, and HELLO out there for those of you who don’t, I am a huge (YUGE) Wilco fan. Last July when Wilco surprise-released Star Wars (LOL, still) it was… Continue reading

Azealia Banks Finally Stirs It Up Right With ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’

“I’m so tired of all this drama,” Azealia says. She finally showed up: Miss Azealia Banks, Yung Rapunxel herself has her very own full-length debut album.   Broke With Expensive Taste has been… Continue reading

Lunch with Will Hermes: The Writer Talks Music Journalism, Writing for Rolling Stone, NPR, and his New Book Project: A Biography Of Lou Reed

Will Hermes is a senior critic at Rolling Stone and regular contributor to NPR’s All Song’s Considered. His writing often shows up in The New York Times and has appeared in SPIN, Slate,… Continue reading

Merrill Garbus is My Spirit Animal. I Love Nikki Nack

When I listen to a tUnE-yArDs record, I wait for the moment when my mouth drops open. Sometimes I’m alone, dancing at home, and other times I’m on the street, making faces at… Continue reading

Salad Days Are Here: Mac DeMarco Gets It Right A Third Time

The first time I saw Mac DeMarco I was on a heavy dose of cold medicine and I ended up sweating out my fever. There were 19 other people there and at one… Continue reading