Raised in an eclectic family of artists, journalists and photographers in the hills of western Massachusetts, Zachary Corsa moved to North Carolina in 1995 and has kicked around the Old North State since. A graduate of The College of The Albemarle and Appalachian State University, he has been a copy editor and online music columnist for Boone, NC's The Appalachian and a regular review contributor to The Silent Ballet. He is also a published poet, essayist, and children's author, and a former volunteer DJ for indie radio station 88.7 WXDU in Durham. A guitarist since the age of seven, he plays in Raleigh instrumental band The Pointless Forest, and is currently working on both a novel and a comprehensive retrospective of the post-rock genre. Zach lives in Hillsborough, NC with his fiance, Denny, and furry cat companion, Calliope.
Stuff to Live For: The Mighty Return of Annie Hardy and Giant Drag | 22 Jun 2010 // 4:00 PM
Lead singer and songwriter Annie Hardy weighs in on Giant Drag's return, and how battling the corporate ogre, along with an extended break, has made her stronger and shaped her songs for the better.
The Pipettes: Earth Vs. the Pipettes | 17 Nov 2010 // 3:00 PM
Having shed Spectorian pop nostalgia for an altogether more '80s synth-pop approach, the Pipettes struggle to find a unique voice without any of their original female members remaining.
Menomena: Mines | 4 Aug 2010 // 4:00 PM
Portland's finest purveyors of spastic, ADD-fueled indie rock return with an album that's nearly as good as its predecessor.