Live: Siren Solstice, Feed Me Jack

When it comes to music, I am a snob and a critic. I like jazz, but hate 98% of it. I also like indie-rock, but only about 5% of what I hear. I like most genres, but if I’m honest, I think that 95% of all the music being recorded is derivative and not worth [...]

我畫畫 – Amy Estrada

You missed a loud little event last Friday. Or maybe you didn’t, but most likely you did if you run in my circle of friends. You see, Friday night there was a show that was entirely DIY, entirely warm and inviting, and entirely successful, as far as I can tell. Having never even heard of [...]

A Series of Intersecting Lines

It hasn’t taken long for Tim Strouss to arrange a solo show, but Tim Strouss has not had your typical artists development. Since he began painting a year ago, he has taken a disciplined approach to painting, art education, and technique. He’s painted nearly every day for the past year, and it shows. (read our [...]

Live: Son of Aurelius and Inanimate Existence

August 29th was a very bad day for me. I don’t mean a spilled coffee, got flipped off in traffic kind of day. I mean, a loved one who lives far away had unexpected, serious surgery kind of day. I had the option to go to a show at the Catalyst, or stay home and [...]

Live: The McCoy Tyler Band

One thing we do for good friends, is make exceptions; try new things. Clinton Brown is something of a legend in my mind; the consumate professional. While my band, An Officer and Two Gentlemen, was recording, Clinton was one-taking compositions with tempo and time-signature changes. (I was endlessly tracking feedback overdubs) We lost touch with [...]

Interview: Gina Tuzzi

I met Gina Tuzzi at her Stripe Men showing in July. Her work immediately struck me as displaying an immense amount of skill, vision and openness. Seriously, the detail in these drawings will blow your mind. Gina was kind enough to answer some questions, and give me a closer look at the thought and care [...]

Interview: Justin Angelos

After my initial interaction with Justin Angelos’ work at Stripe Men, I really wanted to interact with him a bit. His work is so rooted the kind of nostalgia and abstracted relationships we have with celebrities that I felt like I wanted more. Maybe I knew I would never get an answer from O.J., Bruce [...]

Show Review: The Men, Skin Like Iron, DNF and Destruction Unit

Highlights: • Destruction Unit’s on-stage antics • Seeing the frontman of DukeNukemForever get body-checked into an amp • Getting spit on during The Men’s intense set This June 25th show was on my calendar for a couple of months, but it wasn’t until a week before the show that it was announced this would be [...]

Show Review: The Backup Razor, Benedict Arnold and Trashkannon

When I heard that The Backup Razor was playing a show for their 5th anniversary as a band, I thought I had better get down to the Blue Lagoon to check it out. I mean, I had just interviewed Jesse, and realized I had never seen TBR play. Plus, somebody had to document the momentous [...]

Review: HowDareYou

Don’t even bother reading if you are easily offended… HowDareYou said they were recording their EP on Thursday. It was uploaded by Friday, and I finally got a chance to listen to it on Sunday. Having just heard their set on May 24th, all of this material is relatively fresh in my mind, and the [...]