Michael Keefe

Michael Keefe is a freelance music journalist, an independent bookstore publicist, and a singer/guitarist/songwriter in a band. Raised on a record collection of The Beatles, Coltrane, Mozart, and Ravi Shankar, Michael has been a slave to music his whole life. At age 16, he got a drum set and a job at a record store, and he's been playing and peddling music ever since. Today, he lives in Oregon with his wife (also a writer, but not about music), two cats, and a whole lot of instruments and CDs.

The Smiths: The Sound of the Smiths

Deluge Grander: The Form of the Good

Trashcan Sinatras: In the Music

Elvis Costello: Secret, Profane & Sugarcane

Coachella 2009: A Musical Oasis

Super Furry Animals: Dark Days/Light Years

Willie Nile: House of a Thousand Guitars

The Hold Steady: A Positive Rage (DVD)

Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3: Goodnight Oslo

The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2008

Cheap Trick: Budokan!: 30th Anniversary Edition

The Smiths: The Sound of the Smiths