On St. Vincent's St. Vincent. Paste Magazine, February 25, 2014.
"Empathetic Outsider: Damien Jurado continues nurturing outré characters on Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son." Paste Magazine, January 21, 2014.
On Phantogram's Voices. Paste Magazine, February 18, 2014.
"After a Boom-and-Bust Hype Cycle, The Rapture Get Spiritual." The Atlantic, September 8, 2011
"Mikky Ekko Continues the Great Tease of 2013 with Hunger Games Soundtrack Appearance." Nashville Scene, December 31, 2013.
"Mad as Hell: After a long hiatus, the Conor Oberst-led Desaparecidos return with new enemies to eviscerate." Nashville Scene, October 24, 2013.
"The Honesty Imperative: Paramore schism highlights Nashville's longstanding unease with art, commerce, and religion." Nashville Scene, February 3, 2011.
"Of Flora and Fauna: On Stranger, Austin's Balmorhea charts vibrant new territory." MAGNET, Issue No. 92.
"The Writer: Amanda Shires' haunted new album represents a bold step in her young career." MAGNET, Issue No. 102.
"New Strains of Jazz: Author Donald Miller aims to help us tell better stories with our lives." Nashville Scene, October 10, 2013.
Track of the Day: Wild Cub's "Thunder Clatter." The Atlantic, January 22, 2014.
Track of the Day (Premiere): Phantogram's "Bill Murray." The Atlantic, February 4, 2014.
Track of the Day: Sleigh Bells' "Bitter Rivals." The Atlantic, September 16, 2013.
Track of the Day: Deerhunter's "Monomania." The Atlantic, April 23, 2013.
On Jensen Sportag's Stealth of Days. Nashville Scene, November 12, 2013.
Between 2011 and 2013, I edited and contributed to a blog for Vanderbilt University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Click here if reading dispatches on Nashville, academics, and related topics (written with young prospective students in mind) sounds like a nice diversion.
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