Jeff Koch is a writer and music lover, and has been for about as long as he can remember. After winning his high school’s Battle of the Bands co-fronting Gabe and The Northways with his best pals, he decided to quit while he was ahead. He instead pursued a degree in journalism from Biola University. His writing can be found in the Orange County Register, Colorado Springs Independent and, of course, PopMatters. He has a blog, and tweets from @jeffkochisok.
Thursday, June 12 2014
Adding new textures and the vocal talents of Brianna Collins, Tigers Jaw does the impossible, and that is evolve without leaving anything behind.
Tuesday, May 20 2014
Even folksier than anything else they've done, Rivers in the Wasteland is uneven but not unexciting.
Thursday, April 24 2014
Despite a tighter focus and compelling theme of faith, Memphis May Fire still wallows in the mediocrity of the faux-hardcore.
Tuesday, April 22 2014
The Baseball Project goes deep into the lore, heritage and shadows of the great American pastime -- and comes up with an awesome record.
Sunday, April 20 2014
Lacking their usual frenetic pace and diverse instrumentation, Architecture in Helsinki put out something surprisingly boring
Wednesday, June 18 2014
Dolly Parton was perhaps the first country mega-star, and the first to successfully cross-over into the world of pop music. Today, we celebrate her 10 finest achievements as a performer, plus another one that we simply couldn’t forget to mention.
Monday, March 17 2014
In honor of St. Paddy’s day, I figured we could celebrate some music straight from Ireland.
Tuesday, March 4 2014
What is wrong with you people?
Thursday, January 30 2014
If “Top Notch” is any indicator, look for Manchester Orchestra's COPE to push boundaries and expectations in that same way.