• Review: tUnE-yArDs with James Tillman at The Jefferson Theater, 10-17-14

    Tickets provided to author courtesy of the Jefferson. When you walk into a tUnE-yArDs show, you expect a little abnormality. After all, the band prides itself in weaving bold statements with playfully polished indie-pop, and of course, sort of a vibrant, out-there aesthetic. The crowd is alive, fidgeting with anticipation, and the stage set, adorned […]

  • Aaron Margosis’ Interview with Ian MacKaye

    Picture originally from the Ian MacKaye biography on the Dischord Records’ site During our 2014 Rock Marathon, Aaron Margosis aired an interview he had done with Ian MacKaye on all things music and record label related. WAMU 88.5 in Washington, DC recently rehosted the interview and transcribed highlights of the interview. My interest in the record industry […]

  • Real Estate: Music to drive to

    Album cover of Real Estate’s “Days” Growing up in the suburbs has given me plenty of opportunities to drive around. When staying at home starts to wear thin, and I realize there are only a few crumpled singles in my wallet that seemed much fatter yesterday, I’ll hop in the car, usually with a friend […]