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Writing about music is what got me started in the biz. My first official writerly title was "Teen Music Reviewer" for the local daily newspaper when I was 17 years old. I wrote a column that I printed out and drove to the office every week. My enthusiasm for the subject hasn't changed much since. Here's links to lots of stuff I've done post-teen years.

Features and Longer Things

+ Listening to Grimes, you get the sense that there are several incongruous events happening at once, and entirely by accident—as if the default were pandemonium, and any moments of clarity or brilliance, pure happenstance. Turns out interviewing her is like that too. (The Fader)

+ Willis Earl Beal sounds like this world is not of his reality. (The Fader)

+ Better From Afar: My run-in with M.I.A. (Chicago Reader)

+ Strange in a Strange Land: How Quintron and Miss Pussycat made a world of their own (note: this received an honorable mention in a Da Capo Best Music Writing anthology) (Chicago Reader)

+ GoodiePal's Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extrabreaks down the computer (VICE)

+ Flashes on the Horizon, Lightning Bolt's Power of Salad (Chicago Reader)

+ Before Peaches was Peaches (Chicago Reader)

+ Pre-solo Azita Youssefi (Chicago Reader)

+ Mahjongg's deep truth (Chicago Reader)

+ Panicsville never meant to piss anyone off (Chicago Reader)

+ Whoever Makes the Most Noise Wins, a project of Tim Aher's (Chicago Reader)

+ No Doctors play the blues (kind of)(Chicago Reader)

+ Pretty Babies: Britney's Y2K concert tour (Chicago Reader)

+ Ezurate, death metal in the suburbs (Chicago Reader)

+ Long live Magas's Weekend Records! (Chicago Reader)

Round-ups/Gossip

+ What a Noise Show Is Like (VICE)

+ Skin Drink, Drunkdriver, XRay Eyeballs (VICE)

+ International Noise Conference 2009 (VICE)


Interviews

+ With Love from L.A.: Snow Wite (VICE)

+ With Love from L.A.: Fatal Jamz (VICE)

+ Bad Party Only Kind of Hate You (VICE)

+ Where Genders Have Been All This Time
(VICE)


Reviews

2012
+ Jeffertiti's Nile

2011
+ Yen Tech
+ Bleached

2010
+ Nite Jewel

2009
+ Further Reductions

2007
+ Complicated Horse Emergency
+ Costes
+ Crystal Castles
+ Dandi Wind
+ Fat Worm of Error
+ Lexie Mountain Boys
+ No Age
+ Prurient
+ Quintron & Miss Pussycat

2006
+ CocoRosie
+ Coughs
+ Dan Deacon
+ Hazmat
+ Gang Gang Dance
+ Hive Mind
+ Les Georges Leningrad
+ Magik Markers
+ MC Trachiotomy
+ STNNNG

2005
+ Edie Sedgwick
+ John Wiese
+ Justice Yeldham and the Dynamic Ribbon Device
+ Marriage
+ Megadeth
+ OCS
+ Sleeping With the Earth

2004
+ Black Moth Super Rainbow
+ Blonde Redhead
+ Britney Spears
+ Daughters
+ Emil Beaulieau
+ Felix da Housecat
+ Flying Luttenbachers
+ Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart
+ JC Chasez
+ Kites
+ LCD Soundsystem
+ Les Georges Leningrad
+ Metallica
+ Metalux
+ No Doctors
+ Shinth Tour (with Peter Blasser)
+ Stills
+ YACHT

2003
+ 25 Suaves
+ Adult., Magas, Tamion 12 Inch
+ Animal Collective
+ A.R.E. Weapons
+ Bounty Killer
+ Chicago Sound
+ Coughs
+ Fischerspooner
+ Friends Forever
+ Hella
+ Justin Timberlake
+ Kid606 and Dwayne Sodahberk
+ Ladytron
+ Luke Eargoggle
+ Metal Urbain
+ Mindflayer
+ Neon Hunk
+ Paradise Island
+ Pelican
+ SSION
+ Vertonen

2002
+ Adult.
+ Andrew W.K.
+ Black Dice
+ Ellen Allien
+ Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet
+ Irene Moon
+ Le Tigre
+ Miss Kittin & the Hacker
+ No Doubt
+ Occasional Detroit
+ Sightings
+ Viki

2001
+ Arab on Radar
+ Strangulated Beatoffs
+ XBXRX