Jordan Blum holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is the founder/Editor-in-Chief of an online literary/multimedia journal called The Bookends Review. He specializes in progressive rock and also writes for The Big Takeover, AXS, Progression Magazine, The Lit Pub, and Classic Rock Society Magazine. Finally, he records his own crazy ideas under the pseudonym of Neglected Spoon. When he's not focused on any of that, he teaches English courses at various colleges. Feel free to contact him.
The 2015 Progressive Rock Preview | 26 Jan 2015 // 9:20 PM
Forthcoming releases from Steven Wilson, Neal Morse, and many others highlight what is bound to be an excellent year for progressive rock.
The Best Progressive Rock of 2014 | 26 Dec 2014 // 5:18 AM
From idiosyncratic tales of dastardly aliens to concept albums about a mysterious demon, prog maintained its reputation for eclecticism in 2014.
Bottled Out of Eccentricity: A Conversation With Kavus Torabi of Knifeworld | 13 Apr 2016 // 9:30 PM
Knifeworld mastermind Kavus Torabi discusses the positive rewiring effects of LSD, Gong's late Daevid Allen, and Knifeworld's newest, Bottled Out of Eden.
Destined for Greatness: A Conversation With Rikard Sjöblom of Beardfish | 10 Feb 2016 // 9:30 PM
Beardfish frontman Sjöblom discusses the makings of his latest solo effort, The Unbendable Sleep, as well as the future of Beardfish, Big Big Train, and more.
The Last Shadow Puppets: Everything You've Come to Expect | 14 Apr 2016 // 9:30 PM
Simultaneously fresher yet less exciting and memorable than its predecessor, Everything You've Come to Expect captures almost everything that makes the Last Shadow Puppets stand out.
'Guapa': Lost Within Pockets of Hope | 14 Mar 2016 // 10:05 PM
Saleem Haddad’s unwavering dedication to detail, narrative arc, and consequence make Guapa necessarily poignant, uncomfortable, and meaningful.
Emanuel and the Fear - "Meredith" (audio) (premiere) | 11 Mar 2016 // 4:05 AM
The first single from Emanuel and the Fear's upcoming third LP, Primitive Smile, is a charming and intricate slice of romantic synthpop.
Se Delan - "Going Home" (audio) (premiere) | 10 Mar 2016 // 5:05 AM
The first song from (and on) Se Delan's sophomore effort, Drifter, is an industrial yet ethereal gem.