Geoff Nelson
Image: Geoff Nelson

Geoff Nelson is a Brooklyn, NY music journalist who writes for a variety of publications including Impose Magazine and Bowery Presents House List. Someone once told him he emphasizes moments of running and kissing. He wasn't sure if this was an insult or not. He tweets at and writes the music site; mistakes were made.

Features // 3 Articles
Reviews // 17 Articles
Blogs // 9 Articles

What the Folk? When the Traditional Becomes the Counter-Culture | 8 Sep 2013 // 10:14 PM

The question of the ubiquity of folk revival is different from how long it will last. Instead, we could be asking whether the Lumineers and Mumford can tear down the establishment when they're in the mainstream.

Was That It: The Rise and Fall of the Strokes | 27 Mar 2013 // 6:14 PM

The sound, the cultural shifts, and the new way of doing business in the Internet-era music industry may have made the Strokes stars in 2001, but also contained the recipe for their undoing. Is Comedown Machine it for the Strokes?


We Were Promised Jetpacks: Unraveling | 12 Oct 2014 // 9:05 PM

How many times can you challenge your audience to join you at the top of the room before these big moves become big tropes?

Thom Yorke: Tomorrow's Modern Boxes | 28 Sep 2014 // 9:06 PM

Tomorrow's Modern Boxes isn't about any new technology, even with its faux-edgy release through bittorrent; it's about the old question about the power and limitations of our human containers.


Twin Peaks - "Irene" (stream) | 11 Jul 2013 // 2:45 AM

One of the best independent rock songs of 2013, Twin Peaks' "Irene" roots itself in layers of fuzz and reverb effect.

Happy Hollows - "Galaxy" (streams) | 24 Jun 2013 // 4:35 AM

One of the best bands coming out of LA over the past few years, Happy Hollows return in advance of their next record, Amethyst, with "Galaxy", backing the already riveting and retrofitted "Endless".

//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.

READ the article