Category Recap

Review: Escape From Tomorrow

1. Escape from Tomorrow Easily the most polarizing and buzzworthy film at Sundance, newcomer Randy Moore’s surreal horror Escape from Tomorrow is inaccessible, confusing, and absolutely brilliant. While I admit that I wanted to see it because I heard it was secretly filmed at Disney World and would therefore never see the light of day again, […]

Review: Escape from Sundance 2013

This year’s Sundance (or as The Guardian telling called it: Porndance) was especially heavy on the sex and politics this year, with films like kink and Interior. Leather Bar being vaguely disguised porn and documentaries like The World According to Dick Cheney and Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer being oh so topical. If you weren’t getting irrationally angry, sobbing next to strangers, […]

10 Albums I Loved The Shit Out Of In 2012

Given my love for really bad rap and shameless pop songs, I make no claims that the albums I enjoyed the most this year were “the best of 2012.” For that, you’ll have to go to SPIN, NPR, and Get Bent. Instead, here are 10 albums that I loved the shit out of this year. They’re […]

Rock & Roll High School: Semester Wrap-Up

I may have, at some point, mentioned that this blog exists because it stemmed from an assignment in one of my classes. Our mission was to a) set up a blog that answered a question and b) develop a personal learning network around that question. I decided to look into the relationship between artists and […]

Partying at RockStar Motel with Andrew W.K. (or “The Power of Motivated Fans”)

In celebration of this week’s news that Andrew W.K. was — and then was not — going to be the US’s cultural ambassador to the Middle East, I thought I’d post a list of party tips that I learned from him at CMJ. Andrew W.K. joined a bunch of reps from RockStar Motel to talk […]

Merchin’ On Up: 5 Ways To Go “Beyond the Tour T-Shirt”

I have to admit that I’m not one for buying merch and here’s why: I’m broke and tour t-shirts never fit any girl properly. (Seriously, if your fanbase includes any females at all, please consider making a fitted, v-neck band shirt. Ladies will eat that shirt up.) My personal buying habits aside, I’ve seen how crazy […]

Breaking Bands: 7 Steps To Creating The Perfect Artist Website

Conferences (especially entertainment conferences) can be pretty overwhelming when it comes to deciding between two really good choices, so I like to crowdsource which panel session or show to see at least once per conference. This time around, I was advised to go to “Gaining Online Traction: The Art of Creating The Perfect Artist Website” […]