Category Archives: Here & There

Just Because We All Like Mac DeMarco Doesn’t Mean He Had One Of The Best Albums Of The Year

Say you’re in high school. Say you scored 87% on a test. You earned a B. But, the teacher likes you because you show up on time and you always do your homework, so he gives you an A instead. … Continue reading

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CMJ: A College Music Joke?

Two weeks ago, local college radio station WVAU from American University won Best Student-Run, Internet-Only station (not to be confused with WAMU, our area’s NPR member station). To win, they submitted a video explaining why they deserved the nod. And … Continue reading

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WAMU 88.5’s Bandwidth: Is DC’s Music Scene Shutting Out Disabled Music Fans?

If it’s structurally and financially feasible for a house venue to be made accessible, the property owner has to do it—because when that house hosts shows, it’s considered a public gathering place. Continue reading

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Feature: DC Music Download – GW’s Music Scene

GW doesn’t exactly have a reputation as a hotbed of hip indie talent. But what is happening here is way more interesting than that. DC Music Download asked me for my (long) take on my (very recent) alma mater’s music … Continue reading

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Not the summer we deserved, but the summer we needed

Wow, it’s so good to see you! Have you lost weight? I’m sorry I’ve been away for so long. Between graduating, flailing to get a job and a place to live, I found myself at a loss of interesting things … Continue reading

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Pharrell Reminds Us Why Virginia Beach Is The Best

Pharrell sat down on CBS Sunday Morning and spoke about his “colorless” childhood in Virginia Beach. I come from there and I love it there. The city has suffered an uncharacteristic number of tragedies recently, so this clip is very, … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2014

It took an embarrassingly long time for me to come around to the idea of spending my non-existent unpaid intern money on special vinyl. If you see me in a record store I’m usually rifling through the $3 used bins, where … Continue reading

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