I’ve been a freelance journalist since 1996. I’ve written for dozens of outlets, including All Music Guide, the Aquarian Weekly, Bandcamp, the Cleveland Scene, CLRVYNT, Down Beat, Global RhythmJazziz, Jazznytt, the Log Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Metal Edge, Metal Maniacs, the Miami New Times, MSN Entertainment,, Noisey, Oneworld,, Perfect Sound Forever, Red Bull Music Academy, Relix, the Riverfront Times, the SF Weekly, Signal to Noise, Stereogum, Victory Journal, the Village Voice, Westword, The Wire, and Wondering Sound.

Some of the magazine cover stories I’ve written can be seen below:

Links to other recent pieces (updated regularly) are below.

Bandcamp UPDATED!

Stereogum UPDATED!


John Escreet feature (November 2022) NEW!

Void Patrol feature (October 2022) NEW!

Nate Smith feature (January 2022)

Michael Dease feature (August 2021)

Pi Recordings feature (June 2021)

RareNoise Records feature (May 2020)

Gard Nilssen feature (April 2020)

Avram Fefer feature (January 2020)

Jerome Jennings feature (December 2019)

Marilyn Crispell feature (October 2019)

JD Allen feature (September 2019)

Rob Mazurek feature (September 2019)

Johnathan Blake feature (May 2019)

Chris Potter feature (April 2019)

Joseph Jarman obituary (January 2019)

Rune Grammofon 20th Anniversary Live Review (December 2018)

Interview with Tony Allen (February 2018)

Interview with Greg Howe (April 2017)


Tom Jones & Ethan Johns feature (April 2021)

Best Killing Joke Tracks (March 2021)

Best Donald Byrd Pieces (December 2020)

Minneapolis City Pages

SQÜRL Interview (February 2020)

Your Albums Suck; Just Play Your Hits (January 2020)

The Rock & Roll Globe

If They Move, Kill ‘Em: Primal Scream’s XTRMNTR At 20 (February 2020)

Appetite for Vernichtung (March 2019)

Chinese Rocks (March 2019)

Blood Fire Death (January 2019)

What Happened to Disturbed? (November 2018)


Saxophone in Psychedelic Rock (September 2019)

Diamanda Galás is Now on Streaming (May 2019)

The Comet Is Coming: Jazz Meets Afrofuturism (March 2019)

The Cleveland Scene

Interview with Weird Al Yankovic (September 2010)

“Interview” with Iron Maiden mascot Eddie (July 2010)

Kansas/Foreigner/Styx (June 2010)

Interview with George Thorogood (March 2009)

A Guns N’ Roses Tribute Band Singer Talks Chinese Democracy (December 2008)

Interview with Bret Michaels of Poison (June 2007)

Review of Metallica’s St. Anger (May 2003)

LA Weekly

Swedish Metal Rules (October 2019)

Pat Todd: From Lazy Cowgirl to Rankoutsider (June 2019)

The Log Journal

Interview with Annea Lockwood (September 2017)


Interview with Heather Leigh (December 2015)

Interview with Chris Bay of Freedom Call (November 2016)

Interview with Violent Magic Orchestra (November 2016)

Red Bull Music Academy

Interview with Archie Shepp (August 2014)

King Sunny Ade: From Lagos to Hollywood (July 2014)

Seattle Weekly

Battlefield Earth (October 2006)


A Louis Prima Primer (July 2018)

Remembering When Santana Made Amazing Jazz-Rock (March 2018)

Victory Journal

Seeing Daylight (Professional Bull Riders) (November 2016)

The Village Voice

Interview with Orrin Evans (July 2012)

Bulls on Parade: Live From MSG’s Arena Rock Rodeo (January 2010)

Heaven & Hell Rise Again (August 2009)

Mötley Crüe Live Review (March 2009)

The Wire

Cecil Taylor 1929-2018 (April 2018)

Sunny Murray 1936-2017 (November 2017)

Wondering Sound

Blue Note’s Mid-’60s Adventurism (July 2011)

Interview with Elizabeth Cline of Mortals (July 2014)

Interview with Orlando Julius (September 2014)