Cole Waterman
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A product of Midwest malaise, Cole Waterman spent the bulk of his formative years immersed in the works of Tom Waits, the Doors, the Replacements, John Lee Hooker, the Stooges, Captain Beefheart, Morphine, Alice in Chains, John Coltrane, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Regrettably grown up, he pays the bills working as a crime reporter in the Michigan mitten.

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Blogs // 72 Articles

'Your Worst Self Is Your Best Self': Defending Season Two of 'True Detective' | 14 Aug 2015 // 4:15 AM

Nic Pizzolatto seems to have written this season for a specific audience, knowing full well and not giving a damn that it would not be viewed favorably by the general public.

Go to the Light: An Interview with Murder by Death | 1 Nov 2012 // 6:15 PM

Ten years into their career, the Indiana band (who is not, by the way, a metal band) reveals their Kickstarter secrets and why not every record is a concept album.


Mark Lanegan Band: Gargoyle | 26 Apr 2017 // 9:30 PM

Cult bard's new LP finds him continuing to deliver hardscrabble tales of dashed romance and yearnings for second chances amid bluesy, dark wave-laden compositions.

Samantha Fish: Chills & Fever | 22 Mar 2017 // 9:10 PM

Chills & Fever finds Samantha Fish injecting a dose of Detroit-bred garage rock into her paradigm of Memphis soul, Delta blues, and Motown R&B.


Merci Raines - 'Merci Raines' (album stream) (premiere) | 31 Mar 2017 // 3:51 AM

New Orleans songwriter releases debut EP steeped in mystique and nocturnal vibes.

Aloud (feat. Cold Blood Club) - "Agua Mala" (premiere) | 8 Feb 2017 // 11:22 AM

Boston and Brooklyn bands unite on new tune to raise funds for those affected by Flint Water Crisis.

//Mixed media

Players Lose Control in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

// Moving Pixels

"This is an interactive story in which players don’t craft the characters, we just control them.

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