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Not Fade Away: The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Turns 50

Originally published with Radio.com on August 4, 2016. Revolver and I first crossed paths in the second grade when my musicteacher Ms. Soleil (what a perfect name) played “Yellow Submarine” one day during the…

Album of the Day: Oh Pep!, “Stadium Cake”

Originally published with Bandcamp on June 30, 2016. It’s tempting to draw connections between Oh Pep! and their fellow countrywoman Courtney Barnett. Both of them favor stream-of-consciousness lyrics and at-times-understated vocals. But it would…

Album of the Day: Bert Jansch, “From the Outside”

Originally published with Bandcamp on June 14, 2016. A talented songwriter can add nuance into even the simplest tune. So while Bert Jansch’s classic 1985 album From the Outside may not have an array of bells…

Buku Music + Art Project 2016 Festival Review

Originally published with Consequence of Sound on March 14, 2016. The inclement weather couldn’t dampen the crowd’s spirits as hundreds arrived on Friday afternoon in a puddle-strewn lot to enter the 2016 Buku Music…

Giulia Rozzi: True Love Review

Originally published with Paste Magazine on February 12, 2016. Stand-up comedian, actress and writer Giulia Rozzi is the smart friend everyone needs in their lives. An intelligent, perceptive mind that’s almost painfully aware of…

John Mulaney: ‘The Comeback Kid’ Review

Originally published with Paste Magazine on November 17, 2015. When John Mulaney’s first hour-long stand-up special New in Town debuted on Comedy Central, I remember sitting up and taking notice. There was nothing particularly…

Jason Isbell, Joy Formidable and Ryan Bingham Kick Off Voodoo

Originally published with Gambit Weekly on October 31, 2015. A windy, overcast day provided a comfortable start to the 2015 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Friday. Mostly costumed crowds were still trickling in by 2:30 p.m.,…

Katina Corrao: ‘Hot Date’ Review

Originally published with Paste Magazine on October 30, 2015. Katina Corrao’s big, bubbly personality—what she describes as the “girl next door” to the “girl next door”—is equal parts cheerful and self-deprecating. Really, she’s cheerful…

Another Period Review: “Modern Pigs”

Originally published with Paste Magazine on August 26, 2015. Another Period has achieved something rather remarkable in its premiere season. Considering the Bellacourts’ sheer maliciousness (especially when it comes to Lillian and her many…

Another Period Review: “Rejects Beach”

Originally published with Paste Magazine on August 19, 2015 Things take a rather dark turn for Beatrice, Lillian, Frederick and their servants Garfield and Blanche in the penultimate episode of Another Period’s first season.…

Another Period Review: “Dog Dinner Party”

Originally published with Paste Magazine on August 12, 2015. In an episode that ended up involving Beatrice performing a “nervous breakdown incest striptease,” Dodo detoxing from morphine and a tale of a mid-summer elephant…