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.

Features // 4 Articles
Reviews // 80 Articles
Blogs // 75 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.


Pumarosa: The Witch | 26 May 2017 // 3:56 AM

London quintet craft stunning, entrancing debut by confidently splicing a variety of genres.

The Afghan Whigs: In Spades | 30 Apr 2017 // 9:30 PM

On their second reunion album, the Afghan Whigs craft a layered exploration of the fluid nature of memory and how experiences shape us as individuals.


Valley Hush - "Goodbye, Sweet Mango" (video) (premiere) | 1 Sep 2017 // 4:34 AM

Experimental pop duo Valley Hush releases evocative new tune of capturing plaintive wanderlust.

Tart - "Toothache" (video) (premiere) + Tour Dates | 24 Aug 2017 // 4:15 AM

Detroit duo shifts their paradigm with addition of former Von Bondies drummer.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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