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 // 70 Articles
Blogs // 54 Articles

'Your Worst Self Is Your Best Self': Defending Season Two of 'True Detective' | 14 Aug 2015 // 3:15 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 // 5:15 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.


Tart: These Are Not Love Songs | 18 Aug 2015 // 8:58 AM

Detroit femmelectro duo display growth and maturity while retaining noir sexiness on second EP.

Valley Hush: Don't Wait | 16 Jul 2015 // 9:13 AM

Detroit group crafts evocative collage of electronica, pop, and indie rock on second EP.


Rabid Young - "Not Enough" (audio) (premiere) | 18 Aug 2015 // 7:00 AM

Las Vegas synthpop quintet releases debut song full of shimmering synths and mid-tempo beats.

Odd Hours — “SWTS” (video) (Premiere) (interview) | 15 Jul 2015 // 7:00 AM

Detroit art-rock quartet Odd Hours unveil captivating video to coincide with release of new EP.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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