A veteran of many a cold winter, Mehan was born in Montreal and reared in Southeastern Wisconsin. After four years spent earning a degree in Japanese literature at the University of Chicago, he spent a year living in Japan before finally landing in Washington D.C. A technology policy activist by day, Mehan spends his nights listening to, watching, photographing and writing about music. You can visit his personal website at http://www.mehanjayasuriya.com.
Hard Luck and Hard Work: An Interview with the Eels' Mark Oliver Everett | 23 Aug 2010 // 5:00 PM
The Eels' Mark Oliver Everett (aka "E") discusses his latest LP, Tomorrow Morning, reveals what the Eels and Prince have in common, why he hopes his next book is boring, discusses the dangers of being bearded around police officers.
The Return and Demystification of Jeff Mangum | 12 May 2010 // 5:00 PM
Indie-rock's most revered recluse makes a rare appearance in New York City and in so doing, manages to overcome his own myth, one song at a time.
Tabi Bonney: Fre$h | 21 Apr 2011 // 4:56 PM
D.C. M.C. provides further evidence of the album format's irrelevance for up-and-coming rappers.
Shugo Tokumaru: Port Entropy | 1 Mar 2011 // 4:00 PM
On his fourth LP, Shugo Tokumaru's jubilant bedroom pop proves to be a bit too much of a good thing.
Baths: 11 February 2011 - Washington D.C. | 14 Feb 2011 // 11:00 PM
Will Wiesenfeld takes his glitchy, beat-driven electro-pop on the road with impressive results.
Glasser + Twin Shadow: 15.Nov.2010 - Washington D.C. | 18 Nov 2010 // 6:00 AM
Recasting themselves as proper ensembles, both Twin Shadow and Glasser successfully sought out bigger, fuller sounds.