So this happened last week:
IN YOUR FACE, OTHER VERSATILE LOCAL CULTURE CRITICS! I’M THE MOST! IT SAYS SO IN PRINT, IN PHOENIX MAGAZINE! READ IT AND WEEP, BABY! AND NOW MY REIGN OF TERROR BEGINS!
I meant to say that this was a very pleasant surprise and I’m thrilled to have gotten this kudos.
My latest piece for the fine folks at Phoenix New Times is a longer piece that looks at doom/sludge/drone metal heroes Thou (who’ll be playing The Rebel Lounge tonight).
Phoenix New Times: How Thou Use Punk and Grunge to Make Music That’s Loud as an Earthquake
Everybody’s favorite blue-eyed soul duo Hall & Oates are coming back to Phoenix (playing with fellow ’80s stars Tears For Fears) next week. I wrote a piece about the making-dreams-come-true duo for the Phoenix New Times.
Phoenix New Times: The Dream Of The ’80s Is Alive In Hall & Oates
Good news for all you RPG and board game fanatics: there’s a con happening this weekend that’s just for you! Check out Crit Hit, happening this weekend in Phoenix. I wrote an intro to the con for Phoenix New Times.
Phoenix New Times: Here’s Your Guide To This Weekend’s Crit Hit Gaming Convention In Phoenix
King Kendrick is playing Arizona tonight. Here’s a piece I wrote for the Phoenix New Times about how he’s helping to revitalize the rap album as an artistic format again.
Phoenix New Times: How Kendrick Lamar Revived The Rap Album
The Phoenix New Times released a list today of the 21 best things its music writers have heard and seen in Phoenix this year. Yours truly contributed three items on the list: brief write-ups on Treasure Mammal, Dinosaur Love, and the Labyrinth musical The Goblin King’s City.
Phoenix New Times: The 21 Best Things We’ve Heard In Phoenix In 2017 – So Far
Last night I saw Deftones and Rise Against at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix. One of them really impressed me; the other band, not so much. Here’s my review of the show for Phoenix New Times.
Phoenix New Times: Deftones Shoved Their Way Into Our Hearts At Ak-Chin Pavilion