Peak live music, or no more surprises

February 3, 2016 Featured, Uncategorized

What do you do when you stop caring about something you used to love? I moved to Salem, MA and basically stopped actively seeking live music. I still see live music – say, when my girlfriend and I go out to brunch and a jazz band happens to be performing there, or when a once-in-a-lifetime performance in the city happens – but for years I would spend hundreds of dollars almost every month trying to see as many bands asRead More

Earthside reinvigorated my faith in prog, and took me back to my roots

December 17, 2015 Uncategorized

Music that challenged me in 2015, part two As part of my reflection on the music that inspired me in 2015, I started writing a bit about those albums and songs that will largely be overlooked by Big Music – but are still ambitious, challenging and exceedingly interesting. In this post, I’ll discuss the first progressive metal album I’ve listened to in years, Earthside’s A Dream In Static, and why this album is particularly important to me. Why do youRead More

Many voices, but only me in the room

October 10, 2015 Uncategorized

There’s an interview with Annie Clark and David Byrne in which they describe their working relationship for Love This Giant: DB: This was a more intertwined collaboration than most I’ve done. In many ways it was more democratic — we were constantly bouncing what we were doing off one another. Which is creatively great, but also slow — democracy is slow. [laughs] AC: The tech-y stuff was a headache, honestly. We’d send files back and forth in [music program] Logic, and because I hadRead More

I approve, @mosessumney. Beautiful venue, amazing talent. #live #music #Brooklyn

May 3, 2015 Uncategorized

I approve, @mosessumney. Beautiful venue, amazing talent. #live #music #Brooklyn

January 18, 2015 Uncategorized

Sophomores – “head on my heart” (NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest Submission) BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: my project Sophomores is now live! Check out an acoustic rendition of one of my new songs “head on my heart”, which I submitted to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest! Super excited for this. (Source:

December 8, 2014 Uncategorized

At what point did humans say “I am born with the right to free music”? I am deeply saddened by the notion that price of your Chipotle burrito is worth more than the blood sweat and tears musicians across the world have poured into creating everlasting art, that brings passion to this earth far beyond any burrito. my good friend Frank from the band Earthside, valuing the music he and his peers create.

No Fixed Address (Nickelback album) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

November 2, 2014 Uncategorized

No Fixed Address (Nickelback album) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Is Nickelback seriously still making music? Is it even worth calling this music? Is this just a joke? The juxtaposition of the epic solar eclipse album cover with the title, which apparently was inspired by “the fact that the album was recorded in many different places, and they never settled in a single spot”, must be a joke in itself. There’s a track with Flo Rida. That also must notRead More

October 17, 2014 Uncategorized

My debut album as SOPHOMORES is now available in full to listen on SoundCloud. Big thanks to all those who helped whittle this down to a finished product over the past year or so. A digital/physical release is coming soon, as well as live performances. 

July 31, 2014 Uncategorized

beautiful rendition of an immensely powerful song. Fucked Up – Queen of Hearts (ani petite Cover) (Source:

passive resistor

June 2, 2014 Uncategorized

This song, 2:52 to end. I don’t think I’ve heard a rock vocalist sing with this much anger in the last 10 years. Not even Trent gets this passionately angry to the point where he has to catch his breath mid-song, literally spits out lines like “SHE WORE THE SAME BBBBRANDS” and consciously lets his voice crack in order to hold a word. It makes me want to punch a wall in the best ways. passive resistor was originally publishedRead More