Joe is a freelance writer who focuses on music, politics, and popular culture. His work has been published at AOL Music, Staten Island Advance, NYDailyNews.com, and SIDump.com. One semester away from mastering J-School over at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Joe lives in a pastoral abode out on Staten Island where he enjoys the solitude and the whiskey.
Wednesday, August 6 2008
With prog-metal meeting West Africa, Meric Long and Logan Kroeber disguise a world of influences in their surprisingly complex sound.
Wednesday, November 7 2007
Band of Horses' reluctant frontman talks about moving back South to record his new album, the fading playoff hopes of the New York Yankees, and indie rock's most influential beards.
Tuesday, July 24 2007
"I am in general very anti-government." John Vanderslice brings his political and economic sides to the fore in taking on the world's crazies.
Sunday, July 11 2010
This Chicago collective has put together an album of light, airy, undulating rock songs.
Monday, June 28 2010
It's the free-wheeling '90s all over again -- well, the good parts, at least.
Thursday, April 8 2010
It's probably safe to assume that this band wants to make you uncomfortable.
Sunday, March 21 2010
Coconut is dirty blues, throbbing bass lines, and spacey drone jams, produced by DFA's Tim Goldsworthy.
Monday, February 8 2010
Casual listeners might prefer the more pristine-version of the band, via last year's full-length, Power Move, but Singles is a tasty morsel of a feisty young talent.