A Conversation with James Benning

“Alright,” nodded Benning. “It would taste the same though,” as she left. Then, “Alright, that’s enough. Bye.” He waved farewell to my phone and once I had stopped recording, lived up to the challenge of his own demanding filmmaking style, “Now you have to remember the rest.” Continue reading A Conversation with James Benning

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An Interview with Nick Reinhart (of Tera Melos)

“The lyrics to ‘Trash Generator’ are somewhat about being bogged down by digital bullshit; the digital wasteland of your phone, computers, technology… I think it was probably a subconscious reaction to just the world now.” Continue reading An Interview with Nick Reinhart (of Tera Melos)

An Interview with Todd Rittmann (Dead Rider)

Dead Rider is back with their first album since 2014’s excellent Chills on Glass, the atmospheric hard-rocking Crew Licks. The band is fronted by Todd Rittmann, from whom their name is also derived; Tod is German for ‘dead’ while Rittmann is roughly ‘rider’ (literally ‘ride-man’). I first met Todd when my band was lucky enough to play a show together with Dead Rider in 2011. With the release of Crew Licks, I … Continue reading An Interview with Todd Rittmann (Dead Rider)

October Music Updates: ‘Fuzz’ and ‘Slym’

In a new video edited together by yours truly, you can watch Costello rip through their hard rocking psychedelic “Fuzz.” Check it out: Costello has a sweet new video dropping on Halloween, shot, directed and edited by my good friends the Warren Brothers. You can stream Costello’s last album on youtube or buy it on bandcamp. I also have a new track out today. The … Continue reading October Music Updates: ‘Fuzz’ and ‘Slym’

Festival Coverage: +MLP+ @ Pop-Kultur

This year marked the third edition of the ‘Pop-Kultur’ arts festival in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin, bringing with it a host of local and touring musical acts, as well as artist talks, workshops and film screenings. Unfortunately, the act I was originally most excited to see (Young Fathers) actually dropped out of the festival just hours before it kicked off. The festival had this … Continue reading Festival Coverage: +MLP+ @ Pop-Kultur