Features, Q&As

Honky tonkers and Mohawk ghosts: On Hank's Saloon, in Brooklyn. New York Times, November 10, 2016

David Bazan and friends beat middle age with the rock band Lo Tom. Boston Globe, August 9, 2017

Fans tweet about mental illness to honor Carrie Fisher. New York Times, December 27, 2016

Sound artist Lawrence English on the power of radical listening. New York Observer, March 23, 2017

Russell Simmons hopes 'The Scenario,' a hip-hop musical, has mass appeal. New York Times, February 6, 2017

How This Will Destroy You (mostly) found a peaceful, easy feeling. New York Observer, March 13, 2017

Words are futile devices: Q&A on the limits of language with MewithoutYou's Aaron Weiss. New York Observer, May 13, 2016

Why we need the wisdom of Helado Negro now more than ever. Q&A with Roberto Carlos Lange. New York Observer, October 31, 2016

17 pianos, five countries, 20 months: No Home of the Mind. Q&A with Bing & Ruth's David Moore. The FADER, February 10, 2017

The Shins' Chutes Too Narrow and the band's brush with zeitgeist: Retrospective featuring interviews with James Mercer, Phil Ek, Stuart Meyer, and Jesse LeDoux. MAGNET, Issue No. 111

David Bazan: Winners Never Quit. Paste Magazine, November 11, 2014

Q&A/feature on the Seattle folk songwriter Chris Staples. New York Observer, August 26, 2016

Q&A/feature on the modern classical duo High Plains, featuring Loscil. New York Observer, March 9, 2017

Q&A with the ambient/modern classical artist Slow Meadow. New York Observer, May 24, 2016

You Can't Empty Out the Ocean: Westbeth Artists Housing two years after Hurricane Sandy. Medium, November 4, 2014

More than hype: Tennis' pop has something to say.  New York Observer, May 14, 2015

Bored and Beautiful in Tel Aviv: Vaadat Charigim's blurry, existentialist Rock. New York Observer, May 22, 2015

Q&A: Ducktails' Matt Mondanile. New York Observer, August 7, 2015

Ether in C Minor: Exploring the cosmos with A Winged Victory for the Sullen. New York Observer, March 23, 2015

In Search of New Skin: Torres' otherworldly Sprinter. New York Observer, May 05, 2015

The Medium: How Tom Mullen took a stand for emo. Paste Magazine, April 28, 2015

Q&A: Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear. (Accompanying feature.) Nashville Scene, April 3, 2014

Q&A: Ken Andrews of Failure. (Accompanying feature.) Nashville Scene, June 5, 2014

Discovery: Courtney Barnett. Interview Magazine, April 9, 2014

Mac DeMarco: Blue is the Warmest Color. Paste Magazine, March 31, 2014

Empathetic Outsider: Damien Jurado continues nurturing outré characters on Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son. Paste Magazine, January 21, 2014

Q and A: Balmorhea. Interview Magazine, September 23, 2014

Normality, Recast: Oneohtrix Point Never composer Daniel Lopatin asks us to consider sound and space in new light.  MAGNET, Issue No. 104

Of Flora and Fauna: On Stranger, Austin's Balmorhea charts vibrant new territory. MAGNET, Issue No. 92

Criticism

Angel Olsen isn't my woman or yours. New York Observer, September 6, 2016

On Converge's The Dusk in Us. Boston Globe, November 11, 2017

Junior Boys’ Big Black Coat and evolutions in music criticism. New York Observer. February 10, 2016

On Sufjan Stevens' Carrie & Lowell. New York Observer, March 31, 2015

On Benoit Pioulard's Sonnet. New York Observer, April 8, 2015

On The War on Drugs' Lost in the Dream. Paste Magazine, March 18, 2014

After a boom-and-bust hype cycle, the Rapture get spiritual. The Atlantic, September 8, 2011

On St. Vincent's St. Vincent. Paste Magazine, February 25, 2014

On Phantogram's Voices. Paste Magazine, February 18, 2014

On Chromeo's White Women. Paste Magazine, May 13, 2014

Essays/Memoir

Why Underoath's rebirth is so much bigger than music. New York Observer, May 9, 2016

Hardcore, Bambara, Suuns and the light in unsettling music. New York Observer, April 28, 2016

The Blue Pill. New York Observer, January 7, 2016

News items, etc.

On a same-sex "Oklahoma!" and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. New York Times, March 19, 2017

On Klimt auctions and Massachusetts theater. New York Times, February 12, 2017

On 'Hair,' vinyl record plants, and Run the Jewels. New York Times, December 25, 2016

On deported Italian post-punk bands and Pink Floyd operas. New York Times, March 12, 2017

Television recommendations, New York Times, February, 2017

New York Times reporting contributions: "Exorcist" author William Peter Blatty's obit, a story about Carrie Fisher's mental health advocacy

Around Town listings, Dec. 2 - 8, 2016. New York Times, December 1, 2016

Around Town listings, Sept. 23 - 29, 2016. New York Times, Sept. 22, 2016.

Track of the Day (Premiere): Tennyson's "In One Piece." The Atlantic, November 20, 2014

Track of the Day (Premiere): Balmorhea's "Heir I." The Atlantic, August 6, 2014

Track of the Day (Premiere): Phantogram's "Bill Murray." The Atlantic, February 4, 2014