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

Announcement: MLP at Pop-Kultur Fest

Pop-Kultur fest is coming to Berlin, and I’ll be there! The festival features a host of events; from live music and DJ sets to commissioned works, talks, and films. The live acts include a line up of musicians like French indie rockers La Femme, brit hip-hop Mercury Award-winning poppers Young Fathers and U.S. rockers Liars. Those set to spin DJ sets include Alexis Taylor (of … Continue reading Announcement: MLP at Pop-Kultur Fest

Crowdfunding: ‘©’ short film

I’ve written a new short film, and with it comes a new crowdfunding campaign! We’ve put together a fun and entertaining pitch video, which you can watch below. If (as we’re hoping it will) it piques your interest in the project, you can visit the campaign page over at indiegogo and throw in a few bucks! If you like the project but can’t afford a contribution … Continue reading Crowdfunding: ‘©’ short film

Crowdfunding Campaign: Paradise, U.S.A.

As you may or may not already know from my stream-of-spam twitter, two dear friends of mine have launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund their first feature film. I really believe in these guys and so can you. The project is called Paradise, U.S.A. and they’re trying to raise $20,000, a lofty amount but still considered ‘no-budget’ by the film community at large. It will be … Continue reading Crowdfunding Campaign: Paradise, U.S.A.